Homes By Gretchen

Find Your Dream Home In The Pacific Northwest

100+ satisfied clients
Homes By Gretchen

Find Your Dream Home In The Pacific Northwest

Experienced, Trustworthy, Dedicated

About Gretchen Allen

My mission is to ensure you’re fully informed throughout the entire process of buying or selling your home. No surprises, just a smooth and transparent journey. We move at your pace, taking into account all your needs, wants, and options.

With my extensive background in residential real estate, the mortgage industry, sales, and human resource management, you can count on me as a knowledgeable and caring agent to guide you through every aspect of your real estate transactions.

I bring over 27 years of proven local market experience to the table, complemented by a team approach that combines over 50 years of expertise and knowledge. My dedication to excellence has been recognized 11 times by Seattle Magazine’s FIVE STAR Professional Real Estate Agent Award, a distinction voted on by satisfied customers.

Whether you’re looking for Home Buyer Agent Services, First-Time Home Buyer Services, Luxury Property Buying and Sales, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Investing, or Home Seller Agent Services, I’ve got the experience and commitment to help you achieve your real estate goals. Let’s make your real estate dreams a reality!

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Personalized Property Assistance

Property Viewings

Whether you are in the early stages of planning your path to homeownership or are ready to begin your search today, let's discuss what's most important to you.

Home Buyer Consultation

Don't depend on automated home values provided by national real estate websites. Your home and neighborhood's unique attributes need to be considered.

Home Seller Consultation

If you are thinking of selling your home, you may have many questions, including the steps needed to maximize your home's value. A personal consultation is the right place to start.

Home Staging

Home staging is a crucial step in making your home more appealing to potential buyers. Our professional staging services highlight your home's best features, helping to increase the value and sell faster.

What Our Clients Say

"Gretchen is a wonderful Realtor and human being! She really wants the best for her clients and goes above and beyond to make that happen. She is knowledgeable about the entire SeaTac area and understands the challenges in this current market. I would not hesitate to work with Gretchen again and recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!"
Heather Stankowski
"The best agent in the NW. Sold our home in three weeks. Gretchen Allen made the process effortless. She knows the market, she knows the NW. Gretchen is an outstanding agent and a wonderful person.”
Garie Zordich
"We’ve worked with Gretchen now to sell a home and purchase two homes. She is amazing. She helped spruce up the house we were selling and had someone to photograph for a listing when we were in a hurry. She is very organized, but also just a great person. I would highly recommend Gretchen, you won’t be disappointed."
Brooke Thibeault
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Common questions

The goal is to make your home as appealing as possible to the most potential buyers before photos of your home are taken. Staging your home can include anything from redecorating to rearranging furniture, cleaning, or other aesthetic strategies to present the home in the best possible light. You can do it yourself, have your real estate agent guide you, or hire a staging company.

In most cases, the buyer pays for the home inspection.

If someone is selling a home that needs repairs but chooses not to fix them, they may list a property as-is. Disclosures and inspections are typical steps in the process. In an as-is sale, a buyer willingly purchases the home in its current state with full knowledge of its condition.

When selling a property, it is incumbent upon the seller to disclose any details about the home that might negatively affect its value.

Factors such as the time of year and market conditions play a big role in how quickly a property sells. How you price, market, and stage your home are also very important variables that will affect how long a home remains on the market.

Any fixture that is ‘attached’ or built into the house typically remains. For example, if your house has built-in bookshelves, they typically stay with the house. The same is true of kitchen or bathroom fixtures and fireplaces. Exceptions and details can be discussed during the negotiation process.

Many factors alter the housing market, but understanding what to expect and being prepared beforehand can make buying and selling a property possible at the same time.

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