Seasoned real estate professional with 17 years of working to achieve clients’ real estate goals.
Licensed as a real estate broker since 2004, I earned my managing broker’s license in 2015. Prior to working in real estate, I was an ecological statistician for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Fisheries Division. I have an M.S. in Quantitative Ecology from the University of Washington. My training and experience in risk analysis informs how I work with my clients. My combined analytical and personal approach to my profession serves my clients well, taking into account their unique needs while protecting their best interests.
Buying or selling a home isn’t just about real estate. Usually, there is an important event underlying the decision to make a purchase and/or sale. My job as a real estate professional is to help clients make the best real estate decisions during those critical times of change.
I choose to live on Bainbridge Island because it is the ideal place to call home for my family and me. I am grateful every day for the close-knit community, scenic beauty, top-notch schools, and extensive opportunities to be outside, both on the water and in the forest.
When not working, you’ll find me in my garden, running, sailing, or hanging out with my husband, two daughters, and our two dogs.
What My Clients Say
I have great clients who I truly appreciate. Here is what a few have said about me.
“Sarah did an outstanding job in every way. She shared the listing with a Windermere agent in Seattle who sold my family 3 properties. Together they made a mighty force. Whatever questions arose about the property were answered ASAP and I feel that Sarah went out of her way to get the questions answered in a way that made me comfortable as well as the prospective buyer.”
“As returning customers, we appreciate these agents for their knowledge and follow through.”
“Both Joanie and Sarah were very knowledgeable about the area market. They were great communicators with great follow through.”
“I am very happy with the entire process. My home quickly sold and we went through escrow quickly as well. Joanie and Sarah were wonderful and kept me abreast of developments at every step.”
“Joanie and Sarah were very easy to work with. They are very knowledgeable and made our experience a positive one!”
“Sarah was exceptional - the best real estate agent we’ve ever worked with.”
“This is my third transaction with Joanie and first with Sarah. Joanie consistently goes above and beyond to take care of all details and is always willing to help. Sarah and Joanie make a great team and provided 110% quick responses and availability. Some sellers may wonder about the commission fee value but with Joanie I never think that way because of her outstanding service and support!”
“Both Joanie and Sarah were exceptional!”
“Sarah and Joanie made selling our home from 3,000 miles away a seamless, easy process. The coordination of organizing repairs and showings when we could not be there was AMAZING! We were kept in the loop and they handled things so well we felt no stress in the process.”
“We were incredibly impressed with how well Sarah and Joanie understand the BI market, took the time to understand our needs, and went way above and beyond to ensure a timely and seamless transaction. Absolutely exceptional service from start to finish. Would recommend without hesitation!”
“Sarah and Joanie were simply the best. Properly priced and marketed my house. Encouraged me to make the right improvements to quickly sell the house. Sold in a week well above asking price.”
“We loved working with Sarah and Joanie!”
Anna S. & Adam G.
“Great team. The very best. Fire everyone else, these two are all you need. 100% recommend. The very best of all time.”
“Simply the best. They took such great care of us. We were selling our house with a 4-month-old and they were so great. They had great knowledge and everyone they referred us to for work on the house was great and easy to work with.”
Megan H. & Eric A.
“We sold our house right as COVID was first starting to hit the Seattle region hard. In the first days of the pandemic, open houses were completely banned and we were very nervous that our sale might not happen, despite having just bought another home. Joanie and Sarah figured out how to maneuver the evolving market with us - creating a 3-D "Matterport" view of our house; setting up personal sterilized viewings of our home; and ultimately selling it in just two days to a family from afar who was moving to Bainbridge Island from the East Coast. Thanks to Joanie and Sarah's efforts, things worked out for everyone.”