As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.



Kari has lived and conducted business in the Seattle Metro area for the past 20 years. She is recognized as one of the top agents in the Seattle Metro area. 90% of all her business is repeat and referral due to her "Nordstrom" quality of service. Kari uses her time, energy, and resources to invest in client RELATIONSHIPS. Her approach of investing in her clients give them the trust and confidence, to not only use her again, but to refer Kari to their family, friends, and associates. Kari's team includes Lynn Sterling her full time licensed assistant who also offers you top notch service, a wealth of knowledge and a willing spirit to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Consistently in the top 1% of John L. Scott company wide 2000-2018. Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Quality Street Agent.



  • Top 1% of John L. Scott Agents
  • President Elite Award for Outstanding Production
  • 2010-2019 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award "Seattle Magazine"
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Accredited Staging Professional
  • International Association Home Staging Professional
  • Certified Quality Street Agent
  • Small Group Leader/Mentor for Brian Buffini
  • Regional Management Team Member for Brian Buffini
  • Member of John L. Scott Foundation



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.



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.



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 ensures a smooth and timely closing. I am committed to my clients before, during and after a sale.  

Are you ready to take the next step?