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Sandra Hines
Realogics Sotheby's International
About Sandra

--------SANDRA STAGES ALL HER LISTINGS AT NO COST TO HER SELLERS!-------- Buyers and sellers in any market need advisers who can spot real value amidst the hype. They need representatives who see things as they really are. Sandra Hines is at the top of her game. After 15 years in the business, she is among the most highly endorsed and elite REALTORS® in Seattle and among the top five by several measures in West Seattle where she resides. She is a true industry leader with a proven track record that includes participation on top-producing broker panels and consistent recognition among Seattle Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agents. People are initially drawn to Sandra’s charm, kindness and generosity—traits forged by her Texas upbringing and early career in hospitality management as Global Director of Public Relations for Westin Hotels & Resorts. During her tenure there, she received national recognition for her PR efforts with the launch of the now iconic Westin Heavenly Bed and for her involvement in crafting and implementing multiple launch campaigns for new construction resort/hotel projects that spanned from groundbreaking all the way to grand opening. Beyond the accommodating, enthusiastic Southern Belle, Sandra is a driven and competitive agent with an analytical mindset, keen ability and die-hard desire to win for her clients. She has flawlessly applied her intimate knowledge of marketing and PR strategies for big time corporate real estate to her residential real estate career—this gives her clients and her listings a unique edge others don’t. Sandra’s real estate practice has evolved. A bout with inflammatory breast cancer in 2017 shaped her mindset, values and relationships—sometimes reinforcing, sometimes resetting. Her fight brought clarity and perspective by forcing her to re-examine what was important and to choose to live without fear. “After cancer I am not afraid of anything. I look at situations for what they are and take events as they come,” she says. “I am better at appreciating people for who they are and what they want—without judgment.” The clarity that helped guide Sandra proves a differentiator for her clients; accurately identifying what people care about translates into value (and money). Living without fear makes hard conversations and choices easier. Big decisions transform risks into opportunities. This fresh view led Sandra to align with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, where she serves her clients through an unparalleled global network, award-winning marketing and a trusted heritage rooted in the world-renown Sotheby’s Auction House. Those considering a real estate voyage with Sandra should understand that relationships are at the core of her business; respect and communication are foundational. Whether it’s her clients, the agents she negotiates with, or their clients, diverse personalities and underlying values are in play. People want different (and sometimes unexpected) things! Taking those interests seriously leads to creative solutions, fruitful negotiations and wins. Sandra’s business succeeds because she serves her clients’ best interest. Sometimes she advises not to sell. Sometimes she advises not to buy. By valuing relationships over transactions, she runs a business that is authentic to her values. This spirit animates the friendly, conscientious way she works and her commitment to community—local businesses, schools, and nonprofits. Sandra’s business reflects her personality: it’s welcoming and hospitable with deadly competence once you enter the arena. The difference between “average” and “elite” is substantial in real estate. Having representation with the wisdom & skill to see things as they are in terms of people, the market & community values makes all the difference in the world. Outside of being a realtor, Sandra loves being a mom to her two teenage children, planning trips to places near and far with family and friends, and serving as a connector in her community—an instrumental role in introducing and helping others cultivate meaningful relationships within the community. She is a strong supporter of her local neighborhood and the people in it, and is always looking for ways to make a difference. Sandra has served on the board and consistently sponsors events for WestSide Baby, which helps families in the Greater Seattle Area; donates her time and resources to Northwest Hope & Healing, which provides resources to those fighting breast cancer; as well as Refugees NW and Project Kids Cancer Cure Guild and sponsors various other local school events.

Single Family Home Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Shirley Grindel
John L. Scott KMS Kent
About Shirley

Helping hundreds of families since 1998 achieve their Real Estate goals. As a full-time, full-service Real Estate Broker with more than 20 years of industry experience, my first priority is serving you. Whether you are just starting to shop for a home, are ready to sell an existing property or want to learn more about real estate in general. I love selling real estate and assisting both buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. I would love to put my negotiating and marketing skills to work for you to help you achieve your goals. I work with buyers and sellers with investment properties, multi-family properties, vacant land, distressed properties, short sales and foreclosures. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.

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"We had a great experience buying a home with Shirley "

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Toril Schoepfer
Toril Sells Houses Team
About Toril

When Toril Schoepfer's parents named their daughter, they were somehow drawn toward something descriptive, a name that would continuously inspire this young woman to become the achiever she is today. The name "Toril" comes from Norway and means "female warrior" - reflecting a competitive spirit and inner drive that Toril brings to everything she does. Toril grew up in the Lake Tapps area, where she definitely lived up to her name as a key member of the track team throughout high school. At 5'11, Toril not only stood head and shoulders above her teammates, but with her passion to succeed, she helped take her team to the state championships year in and year out. "Working hard and succeeding in sports taught me that giving your very best is truly the most important thing," says Toril, " I learned that is your care enough to always give it your all, the results will take of themselves." Torils name is hardly the only unique thing about her. She has a passion for helping others, especi

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Paul Lau
John L Scott
About Paul

Representation I take pride in offering high-caliber full-service residential real estate expertise. My clients are my top priority, and I focus on delivering the best possible results for them. Expertise The real estate market is hyperlocal, seasonal and temperamental—in other words, it can change on a dime. Technology has made information more accessible to everyone, but it can be difficult to keep up with recent events that affect home values. The benefits of working with a licensed real estate professional go far beyond what a mobile app, online video, or website can do. I provide my clients with information on market seasonality and information relevant to what is happening in their specific neighborhood. This customized analysis includes recent comparable sales that factor into an offer and acceptance strategy. Negotiations Successful negotiations help move a conversation forward and transform the process into an agreement that’s a win for all parties. Negotiation is not only a skill but a mindset. I keep my clients’ best interests top of mind as I negotiate on their behalf. Transactional Excellence I am dedicated to transactional excellence for every listing and sale. What this means for you is that I oversee every detail of the real estate transaction. The transaction is far from over once an offer has been accepted. I monitor inspections, appraisals, title, escrow and loan processes. Communication and collaboration with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction ensure a smooth and timely closing. I am committed to my clients before, during and after a sale.

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"Paul is patient with us and work with us diligently. "

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Josh Hall
John L Scott Real Estate- Coldwell Banker
About Josh

Reputation Josh Hall has a distinguished reputation for providing outstanding personal service and professional representation to his valued clients. His wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of the Greater East and South East King County regions allow him to consistently identify key opportunities for his clients. In helping his clients to find their dream home or sell their special residence, he is extremely attentive and responsive and very thorough in providing constant attention and communication. Through his commitment to achieving high-level results, Josh takes every measure to assure that all of his client’s personal real estate goals are achieved. Teamwork When consulting with Josh, his clients receive a special advantage of a team approach to delivering an unprecedented depth of real estate expertise. Whether it’s establishing a marketing plan, showings for a property, or a review of the technical points of the transaction, Josh’s team of specialists work to ensure that the client’s needs are thoroughly attended to. Communication Josh takes great care to clearly communicate with and listen to each clients' specific needs. He carefully takes the time and attention to evaluate and prioritize the clients' goals so that he may skillfully find a home that they will cherish for years. His clients are truly appreciative of how he constantly applies his experience and in-depth market knowledge to educate and provide critical insights that meet their requirements. They know him to be genuine, honest and full of integrity and trust in his thoughtful guidance and vision. Results Josh delivers impressive results by staying on top of the details and keeping his clients informed of all their options. He applies his strong negotiating skills and strategies to ensure his client’s goals are reached. When met with a tough challenge, he is masterful in working through the issues. With only his clients' best interests in mind, Josh exhibits strong perseverance and is a skilled advocate on their behalf. He is always extremely attentive, accessible and responds promptly to his clients. Josh is a dedicated professional who does whatever is required to help his clients reach their goals. Contact Josh to serve you and your personal real estate interest.

Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Shawn Maxey
Keller Williams
About Shawn

With The Maxey Home Team, you will find more than 30 years of experience and prestige in the Real Estate market. Our team is made up of wonderful diverse professionals who are more than happy to assist you in everything you might need whether you are buying or selling in Washington or Oregon. Our extensive experience and knowledge, combined with a passion for achieving the best outcome for our clients, sets us apart. There are a lot of real estate agents that do what we do. They share the same what and how, but our clients work with us for our WHY and our WHO. The Maxey Home Team artfully unites extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. Our team works closely together to connect people with what matters most — the experience! Our Mission Statement: Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe that if you are not left with an amazing experience, we haven't done our job. We don't measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients. Everyone wants a great deal, whether you're a buyer or seller. The path to achieving that goal is the backing of a great Real Estate team. We use our years of experience and the power of Keller Williams Real Estate to get you what you want and more! - The Maxey Home Team Shawn Maxey, Realtor® Keller Williams Realty Puyallup

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"Best and professional team"

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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Rosie Rourke
Keller Williams Mountains to Sound Realty
About Rosie

Rosie is a Top Award Winner Each Year. Helping thousands of families achieve their real estate goals since 1996. You will benefit from Rosie's high level of expertise and from her simple premise: "Real Estate is my career and my passion, not my hobby. I truly care about my clients' real estate needs and place them first and foremost." *Consistent recipient of Top Tier Awards *Voted 5-Star Agent for Customer Service, Seattle Magazine *Rookie of the Year, 1996 Making Deals Happen. Connections matter, and Rosie puts her connections to work for you. Native to Seattle, Rosie has deep-rooted family ties in the Puget Sound area, and a large network of long-standing personal and professional contacts in the Northwest. She is heavily involved in the community. Memberships: National Association of Realtors, Fairwood Golf & Country Club. Kent Schools Organization Board Member. Active Volunteer in Fairwood, Renton. Resides with family in Fairwood. Goal to keep prices up in 98058!

Single Family Home Transactions
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Condo Transactions
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Lanae Miller
The Miller Group at Keller Williams
About Lanae

It has been my pleasure to help serve 100's of families in the Puget Sound Region since 2004. My passion is in handling tough negotiations, while educating people so that they are confident and comfortable when making decisions with the biggest asset they have...their homes! I specialize in selling everything South of Seattle: Kent, Federal Way, Seattle, Tacoma, Des Moines, Auburn, SeaTac and Renton. Lanae typically represents the seller (54% of the time), but has also completed 54 buyer transactions in the past 36 months.

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Lindsey Gudger
Every Door Real Estate
About Lindsey

Lindsey works under Every Door Real Estate. Lindsey has worked as a real estate agent for 5 years. Lindsey has sold 20.87x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 560 of Lindsey’s transactions. Lindsey has worked with buyers 89% of the time, and has represented the seller in 59 recorded transactions. Here’s a little about Lindsey’s real estate experience: - Lindsey has sold homes for as much as $6,000,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 8 days. - Lindsey is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - this real estate agent is a top negotiator: they consistently sells homes above their list price. HomeLight has data on 161 transactions Lindsey has done in Seattle. Lindsey ranks in the top 1/10 of 1% of agents in Seattle. Lindsey has closed 152 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
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TIC Transactions
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  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Lynn Robertson
Your Seattle Home Team
About Lynn

Lynn Robertson has many years of experience in the real estate and internet-based industries. She has been involved in real estate as an agent, investor, consultant, broker and real estate brokerage owner since 1987. Lynn understands that the internet offers great information for your property search, but strong representation comes from an experienced broker that you can trust. She is considered an industry leader, and she works hard to be current on all aspects of the market so she can bring you the highest level of guidance and representation. Additionally, Lynn highly values community service and has served as a board member for a local health organization, on various marketing and fundraising committees, has won numerous awards and nominations from Inman News, WAMP, Brashenomics and more. She is a frequent speaker on radio shows and pod casts, including the Social Network, Agent Caffeine, and NPR.

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"Lynn was so great to work with. She knew what to look for in structure on an older home and I learne..."

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Find your perfect real estate agent in Des Moines

Why you need a top real estate agent in Des Moines, WA

If you're looking for a real estate agent in Des Moines, find the best ones who can save more when buying and make more money when selling. The top 3% of the 3,558 active Des Moines real estate agents move homes in under 37 days, 1.7x times faster than the average, and work on 360.26 more transactions than the average agent.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Des Moines seller’s agent sells 1.8x more properties, gets you 5.8% more for your home, and sells 40.7% faster than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Des Moines's top 3% of buyer's agents save their clients 64.7% more on their home purchases and transact 1.6x more in the same area when compared to average agents.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Des Moines, WA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.7 stars

Top real estate agents in Des Moines score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Des Moines agent who scores only 4.7 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Des Moines and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Des Moines real estate agents and REALTORS

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Ken Shurtz
John L. Scott KMS Kent
Mar 03, 2021

“I had called several realtors to get an idea what my house was worth selling for. Three showed up over two days, spent maybe ten to fifteen minutes looking at the house, gave me a price and left. Then Shirley showed up with an arm load of data and sat down with to look at all the similar listings in...“

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Jennifer Bailey
Windermere R.e. Wall St. Inc.
Jan 16, 2021

“Working with Carla was beyond an exceptional experience. After watching her conduct an open house, I interviewed her. She didn’t bring a shiny preprinted brochure with comparable sales as the others that I interviewed did. She walked through my house thoughtfully. I could go on on but the end res...“

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Brandie Webb
Windermere Real Estate Central
May 23, 2021

“Charlene Hanson was such a great realtor that I am having a hard time empathizing with my home-searching friends who are having bad experiences. Charlene had opportunities to make more money from my SO and I (we were ready to make some bad decisions to get a house in a sellers market) but instead, s...“

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Nicole Petersen
John L. Scott
Mar 09, 2021

“Sold our home in just a few days and walked with appraiser through our house to point out upgrades and cost!!! He also put special notices on our upgrades so buyers could see more value! He added additional signage pointing to our home! He did staging and had an open house almost daily!!! We have ne...“

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Rob Snyder
Alise Roberts & Company
Jan 15, 2021

“Stacie helped my wife and I through the listing and sales process. She suggested a couple improvements to our basement to get top dollar, recommended two contractors and scheduled the entire project. The staging is what made it all come together. We sold for $5000 over asking price. We have recommen...“

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Des Moines neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Des Moines, top agents are frequently doing deals in Zenith, Central Des Moines, and Redondo.

Zenith

Active Agents872
Time on Market109
Avg. Sale Price$321,771

Central Des Moines

Active Agents891
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$271,858

Redondo

Active Agents529
Time on Market113
Avg. Sale Price$960,606

Find top real estate agents in cities near Des Moines, WA

Seattle

Active Agents11,430
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$700,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Des Moines?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Des Moines?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Des Moines, WA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Des Moines?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Des Moines to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Des Moines is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Des Moines?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Des Moines real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Des Moines to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Des Moines real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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