Kari Schertzinger

    Kari Schertzinger

    My mission statement is Bringing People Home. Meaning my focus is my client. I believe that the real estate business is not about buying and selling houses, but about families and their homes. I am a Century 21 Real Estate Broker who strives to make the process of buying or selling the best experience possible.

    A real estate broker represents a buyer or seller of real estate such as commercial and residential properties, buildings and land.

    Some of the duties I perform for my clients include:
    - Studying property listings and markets
    - Acting as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers
    - Advising clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters
    - Accompanying buyers during visits and inspections of property and advising them on the suitability and value of the homes they are visiting
    - Preparing documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases

    Personal interests include my family which is made up of my high school sweetheart husband, my young daughter, & my lab mixed dogs. I also have a love of Photography and do professional Fine Arts, I used to do Wedding photography. The Arts (film, theater, & art) have always been big in my life, I love to travel and want to do more, I like adventures, Disneyland, and much more.

    My Client Testimonials

    We could not have asked for a better realtor. My husband and I had to change realtors midway through our home search, and Kari made it happen¿she worked fast and helped us secure the home we wanted. We¿re new home owners, and along the way Kari also provided us with excellent guidance and helpful tips and referrals. Her concierge service was also very helpful. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in western Washington. Kari is fantastic!! ~ Susan Karani Virtanen, Marysville, WA
    Kari made our home buying experience as easy and smooth as it can be. She took the time to listen to our needs, she made sure we knew what to expect at each step, offered helpful guidance every step of the way, and was an absolute pleasure to work with. We trusted her with one of the most costly purchases of our lifetime! Will highly recommend her if anyone is looking for a realtor. ~ Srijan Chakraborty, Shoreline
    We have known Kari for years and would never consider anyone. Kari sold us our Condo 5 years ago and she has now helped us get our house. What a great person to have on your side. She is professional, knowledgeable and goes above and beyond. When we didn't get our first house, that was ok, God had other plans for us and Kari helped us through the dissapointment. Kari was always ready to answer questions even late into the evening. Kari has made wonderful suggestions and we took them to heart, (Most of them) Kari is the only person whom I would trust to go through this trying process with. She is just a GEM! ~ Kris, Paul, and Karmelle. Mountlake Terrace
    I honestly can't say enough how much I enjoyed working with Kari. I genuinely felt she had out best interests at the top of mind throughout the entire process and that it was important to her that we get a home we loved. If we had questions about anything, she explained it, she even tried to explain each part of the process before we hit it. Kari is wonderful, it was such a pleasure to work with her and she made the home buying process so much less stressful, which was huge for us as first time home buyers. I will recommend her to everyone I know who is looking for an agent and if we ever have to move, we'll want to work with her again. ~ Erin Dubberly, Enumclaw
    Kari not only helped us through the entire process of selling our home, she worked tirelessly for our sale. There were unforeseen complexities with the buyer¿s agent and because we had Kari on our team, we knew we didn¿t need to be stressed. Her expertise and attention to detail are off the charts. We highly recommend Kari for all real estate needs and won¿t work with anyone else. ~ Amy & Dave, Snohomish, WA
    Kari had just sold our house and we immediately began searching or a new home to buy. Everything else had already gone so well it didn't even cross our minds to look for someone else. Kari is truly a magic person. We got the irst house we put an offer on and we learned that our offer was not even the highest one that the seller received. Kari sold our story and our family so well to the seller and their realtor that our ofer was accepted and now we are living in such a perfect house and neighborhood. We can hardly believe it! We felt so cared for with everything Kari did for us. Not only was she patient and encouraging with our anxieties and fears she also showed real thoughtfulness with things like involving our children in the process and helping us imagine our future in our new home. Kari was a dream and a godsend. We are still in shock that we got our house. We would not be in this house without Kari. She was the difference and she made it happen. ~ Kelly, Auburn WA
    Kari knew how important it was for me to move quickly. I don't know how she did it, but she put an offer in on Aug. 28th and we closed on September 9th. Kari made this process painless for me. I've had the pleasure of working with Kari in the past. She is professional, hard working and a very positive person. I would highly recommend her and I will definitely use her again. Kari is an outstanding broker. She is priceless! Kari made buying a home seem very easy. She stuck with me for over a year answering all my questions. And believe me, I had a lot of questions! Kari still continues to give me support. Kari is one of those people who you just enjoy working with. She has endless energy and knowledge. She worked around my schedule. Kari travelled great distances to show me homes. She made me feel very special! Thank you Kari! You are priceless! ~ Trina, Bothell
    If you're looking for a quick acting, kind and highly accessible real estate agent to sell your home, Kari Schertzinger is the lady for you. Kari helped us get our home staged and up on the market quickly after we purchased our next family home. She worked diligently, keeping close contact with us at each step along the way, to help us get a winning offer (for more than we ever expected to get for our home) within 12 hours of being on the market. From there it was smooth sailing because she talked us through what would happen next and kept us in the loop about the status of appraisal, escrow and signing. Now we're on to settling into our new home (which she also helped us with and did a wonderful job!). Thanks for all your hard work, constant accessibility, and kind support through the whole process, Kari! ~ Lynn, Edmonds, WA
    My husband and I recently sold our home of 35 years and Kari Schertzinger was with us each step of the way. We have known Kari for years and didn't even consider anyone else to assist us with the sale of our home. She is an expert in her field, professional, knowledgeable, and was always available (really 24/7) to answer questions and address our concerns. Kari was patient with us, but also knew when to give us a nudge (we needed it) so we could continue to move forward and get our home on the market at the right time. Kari was so good about explaining the process in an easy to understand way. Kari was a joy to work with and we will recommend her to all our family and friends who are looking to buy or sell a home. ~ Sherry English, Lynden WA
    Kari was a no-brainer. I knew her already outside of real estate and everything about her energy, intelligence, and work ethic confirmed that there would be no other agent who could be so good From beginning to end, Kari was thorough and thoughtful at every step. What can I say, she was the ideal realtor. We could not have imagined a better experience. ~ Kelly Shoreline, WA
    Kari sets the bar high for Real Estate professionals. She is absolutely elite in her field. We looked from October 2020 and found our dream home at the end of May 2021. Kari wants to see you in the perfect home for you. She is not trying to rush anyone into a deal they aren¿t 100% on board with. Many times we wanted to give up and Kari kept looking. We considered a couple homes we were not real excited about and Kari would encourage us not to settle. She is very knowledgeable and honest about both the process and the current market and it¿s impacts. We found our unicorn home because Kari took the time to understand what we needed and wanted in a home and because she wanted this for us as much as we did. ~ Dave & Amy Snohomish, WA
    Kari is consistently looking out for deals and she brought me this one in Ballard; which I love. She helped me negotiate terms and helped make it a smooth closing! I appreciate her timeliness and followthrough; would definitely recommend and use her again!! ~ Andy, Edmonds
    Kari was everything we'd hoped for in a realtor. She was very responsive and helpful in getting us appointments to see all the places we were interested in, and in helping us get a quick pre-inspection when we were considering making an offer. She did the extra work to establish a rapport with the seller's agent for the house we ended up buying, and this turned out to make all the difference in our offer getting accepted. Communication was clear throughout the process, and everything went smoothly with a fast closing. As an added bonus, Kari left us an incredibly thoughtful selection of gifts that we discovered when we got the keys to our new place, complete with decorations for our two-year-old's room that he loved. We would 100% choose her again if we were to do this over! ~ Brook Peterson, Seattle
    Initially, Kari Schertzinger's name popped out to me as I browsed through the list of agents on the Century 21 site. I saw that Kari and I share a last name (which, given our last name, is highly irregular). I clicked on her profile and immediately saw she had amazing ratings and reviews, which ultimately led me to contact her. And I am so happy I did! Kari is extremely knowledgeable about homes, the history of home-building in and around the Seattle area, and great relationships with home inspectors and lenders. She was very flexible and enthusiastic even while the scope of our home search expanded from South King County to Bremerton. Moreover, she is an excellent negotiator, and we always felt secure during the search and purchasing process, knowing she had our backs. As the housing market is scorching at this particular moment, my partner and I were worried about finding a home. But Kari was chipper, supportive, and optimistic while also very realistic about how aggressive we needed to be with the low inventory of homes available. This is a difficult balance to strike, and Kari was amazing at navigating this uncertain terrain (especially since we were first-time home buyers and at times a little skittish when homes we liked would go off the market incredibly fast). Despite all this, we found and purchased a home faster than we thought, and it brings us joy every single day. We are grateful for Kari's expertise and would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home. ~ Claire Scherzinger, Bremerton, WA
    Kari is the perfect person for the job! She was communicative, readily available to answer our questions, understood what we were looking for, and she worked HARD for us. In a super competitive market, her expertise helped ensure that we were putting in the best possible offer each time to increase our chances of being selected. I would absolutely recommend Kari to anyone! ~ Serena, Shoreline WA
    Kari was amazing. We had a very short timeline to find and purchase our home and she was able to get us viewing appointments almost immediately. She gave us great guidance and feedback on homes and offers. Kari went above and beyond negotiating with the seller team to get the price we needed for our financing. We would highly recommend Kari to all of our friends and family. ~ Ariel Lenning, Lynnwood
    Kari Schertzinger is amazing. She goes above and beyond expectations. She is professional, knowledgeable, thorough and thoughtful. She takes the extra steps and really cares. Buying and selling is stressful, Kari took so much of the worry out of the process. She communicated, and I knew I could trust that she was taking care of everything. She staged my home and it sold so fast! I wish I had contacted Kari for previous home purchases and sales, and going forward I would not use anyone else in this area. ~ Kennedy Allen
    Kari is great! She understood what we wanted in a home and made appropriate showings. She was quick to communicate, and on top of all aspects of the purchase. We would recommend her, and do business with her again. ~ Jay England, Lake Stevens
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I wouldn't use anyone else for buying or selling. Period! ~ Erin Klein, Lynnwood, WA
    Kari, was an absolute joy to work with. She always has time for her clients and she cares about what is important to you. We had a rough 2020 besides just COVId and she was so supportive and understanding. She doesnt view you as a commission, she truly wants to find a perfect match for you. We really enjoyed working with her!! ~ The Harrisons Mountlake Terrace
    Kari is PHENOMENAL. She anticipated our needs, was exceedingly patient, and made the process as easy as it could possibly be. She advocated for us, reassured us, and we always knew we were in the best possible hands. It's the best to work with someone who you really know understands you and what you're looking for. I cannot speak highly enough of the work Kari did for us. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell. ~ Erin Klein & Tim Klein, Lynnwood, WA
    Its hard to describe how much Kari helped us in the sale of our house. First we needed work done to get it ready to sell and Kari walked with us through our house to help us figure out what we needed to do to best present our home. Through out the whole process she would check in to make sure we finished our improvements on time. When it came to the presentation and marketing of our home she was so knowledgeable and professional. She was always quick to answer any questions we had during the sale of our home. Most of all we knew we would trust her 100%. We will always use Kari for any home purchase in the future ~ Randal Caldwell
    We have had personal dealings with Kari Schertzinger and knew her to be a person of integrity and dependability. Coupled with the high praise and recommendation of friends and relatives who'd used her real estate services, we knew we wanted her to sell our home. After living in our home for 30 years, we weren't sure what the sale experience would be like. Kari communicated everything so clearly and responded very quickly to any communications. She also went above and beyond in helping prep our house and meet the contingency requirements. We always knew she had our back, and she'd find a way to take care of things that came up. I can't imagine a better real estate agent. ~ Mike & Cathryn, Snohomish
    We highly recommend Kari Schertzinger for anyone considering buying or selling a home. She went above and beyond our expectations. She was great at helping us figure out what we were really wanted. And after 30 years in the same home, she made the process of buying very comfortable and understandable. We are thrilled with our new home. ~ Mike & Cathryn Klein, Snohomish
    As a first time home buyer, she did an excellent job of walking me through the process and getting me in the house that worked for me and my baby grand piano! ~ Jordan Becerril, Magnolia
    Knowing Kari's 15 years of experience, we realized we were in good hands. And when considering how much we all had to adjust when trying to sell our home during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and as stay-at-home orders were implemented, Kari adjusted and adapted very well. She was able to maintain and provide the same level of service during these uncertain times as we would have expected before everything changed. Frankly, she exceeded our expectations! ~ Josh & Monica, Seattle, WA
    Kari Schertzinger was the EXACT kind of person we needed for our home-buying experience. Due to my job restrictions, my wife and I were out of state and unable to personally visit potential home choices. We solely relied on Kari to help us pick our home. From the beginning, Kari always went above and beyond to search for homes that best fit our criteria. She made us feel comfortable with the thought of buying a home we had never been in. She took the initiative to find creative ways to make us feel as if we were touring each home ourselves. Not only does she possess a high level of professionalism, but she's also very personable. Her impressive efficiency and experience were detrimental in helping us select our home. We could not imagine buying our home without Kari. My wife and I are convinced that if we require realty services in the future, we will be contacting and/or recommending Kari. BEST realtor we've had. Being miles away and in different time zones, Kari always made herself available and responded to our messages in a timely manner. If she didn't have the answer to our questions, she would take time to research the answer and provide a detailed response. ~ Tony Dominguez, Everett
    My husband and I have purchased three homes with Kari Schertzinger. Each time, Kari worked hard to be our advocate. Kari is the kind of realtor everyone hopes to work with. She's knowledgeable, kind, honest, realistic, and positive. You want someone who knows what they're doing but knows how to get you what YOU want. She is that person. There are a lot of ups and downs in buying/selling a house. If there is one thing I've learned from doing the process three times, it's that Kari is the person I want by my side. ~ Sheryl Newman, Snohomish, WA
    When I was ready to move ahead with my home buying process, I already knew that I wanted to have Kari Schertzinger help me through it. Many of my friends had used her services, sometimes more than once, and never had any problems. When we first met to discuss buying a home, she gave me all the information and tools I needed to navigate everything that comes with this life changing event. I could enter every meeting, phone call and email that came my way confidently because Kari made sure I knew what to expect. ~ Sara Brown, Lynnwood
    She knew what to do so I let her do it did a good job. ~ Jim ruddach Spokane Washington
    Working with Kari was great! She's very responsive and works hard to make things work out. I had a very tricky schedule where we had a very short window to close and I was out of the country leading up to closing. Kari was able to coordinate everything so it all worked out. I would definitely work with her again! ~ Ryan Palmer
    Kari is wonderful, she gets what Im looking for in a home. She is very organized and responsive. I love working with her because she does an excellent job of communicating the steps of buying/selling a home. She makes me feel comfortable with the process and is always available to answer my questions. ~ Natalie Matthews, Redmond
    Kari is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. With this being out first home we were pretty uncomfortable with such a large purchase, Kari provided understanding and explanation wherever needed, she is a fantastic communicator and a joy to work with. If we ever go through this process again, we will not hesitate to contact Kari, and hopefully have her as or agent again. ~ Michael and Natalie Natthews: Redmond WA
    Kari is a wonderful agent/broker. She is efficient and detail oriented. Also, I've purchased several homes in the past. And Kari is by far, the best, most professional, and knowledgeable agent/broker I have ever worked with. Thank you very much! ~ AC, Bellingham, WA
    Kari is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. With this being out first home we were pretty uncomfortable with such a large purchase, Kari provided understanding and explanation wherever needed, she is a fantastic communicator and a joy to work with. If we ever go through this process again, we will not hesitate to contact Kari, and hopefully have her as or agent again. ~ Michael and Natalie Natthews: Redmond WA
    My husband and I had certain criteria and Kari stuck with them completely. She made sure that when we said that we didn't want stairs that there was an elevator for use. When I would text or email her about a place that I saw online she checked it out and would tell me if it met our criteria. She could look up the MLS# a lot better than I could and could get the information that I needed. Kari was so flexible with my husbands wonky work schedule. I know this part might get deleted but it was really important for us that Kari was a Christian. Kari's work ethic is exemplary. If we ever decide to move again. We will use Kari ~ Kris Johnson, Lynnwood WA
    Kari is a gem. I never had any doubt that I was in the best hands. Kari understood my needs and worked ridiculously hard to ensure they were met. Above and beyond on all counts. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling. ~ Erin, Mountlake Terrace
    Kari is friendly, energetic, professional, caring, timely, trustworthy, and helpful. We trusted her recommendations on how to get a better price for our house, and it really paid off! She was great to work with. We would be glad to work with her again. ~ Corey, Shoreline
    I believe the only reason we were able to purchase our home is because Kari was so on top of it and got us in really quick to view the home. We'll always be very grateful for how hard she worked for us. Kari knew what we were looking for and gave us her honest opinion which I believe is critical when trying to find your home. She was encouraging when the first couple homes we put offers on didn't accept. She was so positive and knowledgable and always kept us in the loop. As soon as she had information, she shared it with us. We were very lucky to work with her and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for their next home. Kari is simply the best. ~ Allison Chambers, Mountlake Terrace
    Kari went above and beyond with the purchase of my home during a very competitive market. She was always available to answer my questions and calm my nerves. When I asked about particular properties, she let me know if she felt the area was unsafe or outside of a desirable commute location. When visiting homes, she often made recommendations for possible improvements (and warned me about possible downsides), should I wish to go forward with making an offer - just so I could better get a sense for the possibilities of the place if it wasn't already fully updated. She came to my location for contracts, escrow, and closing. She took special care to recommend the best loan officer and property inspector, both of whom were excellent. Following the inspection, she made recommendations regarding which items I should negotiate, which was extremely helpful. The binder she provided me at our initial meeting was also a fantastic resource for me. As I mentioned previously, Kari was so helpful and understanding when I was anxious about finding a home in this unexpectedly competitive market. I was really worried I would not find a place, and Kari was so patient and understanding with me and my anxiety. She really helped me get through this often frustrating experience on both an emotional level and professionally. Her emails and texts were very clear and explanatory. I had very little knowledge of the home buying process, and I learned a lot from her! I knew she would be friendly and approachable since I have known her through a friend for some time. I was really glad to work with her since she was so prompt and attentive, and I know I can still ask her questions in the future should I run into something I don't understand. ~ Megan Hamshar, Seattle
    Kari Schertzinger was very patient with us as my husband and I were first-time home buyers. Even when we had to tell her we weren't ready, she was totally understanding. When we finally were ready, she met with us to explain the process and answered any questions we had. She was amazing about responding to us if we needed anything and set up many appointments for us to take a look at houses. Kari is kind, honest, timely, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. We will never go with another agent as long as Kari is still working. She made us so happy. I recommend her to everyone I can. ~ Sheryl Newman

    Awards

      My Experience

      • Licensed Real Estate Broker, 2005

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • CENTURY 21 Designated Fine Home & Estates Specialist
      • Licensed Real Estate Broker
      • Member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service

      My Community Involvement

      • Proudly supporting Easterseals of Washington with a cash contribution on every closed transaction
      • 2020 CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center - #1 supporters of Easterseals in the Northwest Region
      • 2018 CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center - #2 supporter of Easterseals in the Northwest Region

      Professional Designations

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        2021

        President's Producer Learn more The President's Award is presented to an exclusive group of CENTURY 21® System members who have both outstanding sales production and a demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality service to their customers. The President's Award is presented to CENTURY 21 Offices, Producers and Teams that have achieved the CENTURY 21 CENTURION® Award and the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award in the same calendar year.

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