The Homebuying Journey at A Glance

Building meaningful relationships to help you achieve your real estate goals by understanding the current housing market and setting you up for success!


Let's Go Shopping!

Listen & Plan - Understanding your specific needs allows me to create an actionable plan to find you the perfect home.

Location - Finding your ideal home in your ideal location is the heartbeat of my business. Understanding the motion of your life determines your location priorities.

Prioritize - Your goals become the driving force behind our strategy. Translating your goals into the current market conditions will bring efficiency to the process.

Market - Knowing the specific nuances and fluctuations in the current market allows me to strategize in a way that positions us to be competitive when we find the perfect home.


So, What Is It We Do Differently?

Culture of Collaboration - A unique approach to real estate by fostering a culture of collaboration

Global Reach - I'll The Agency's global presence allows us to tap into an international pool of buyers, sellers, and referral agents for our clients.

Proprietary Technology - We don't wait for buyers and sellers to come to us. Our technology identifies and captures qualified leads and potential sellers for our clients.

Concierge Service - Luxury isn't a price. It's an experience. And we've rekindled the art of white-glove client service at every point.

Global Boutique Real Estate Brokerage -The Agency is a global, boutique real estate brokerage that believes more of the same is never an option. Behind each of our agents is the knowledge and resources of an entire global team. And quality over quantity is our non-negotiable.

Home Buying Guide

Find a Lender & Get Pre-approved
Getting pre-approved for a loan amount before the home-buying process begins provides an excellent benchmark and narrows the home search. I work with outstanding lenders who will guide you through pre-approval.

Collecting Financials
Tax returns, pay stubs, current income, and other related documents will aid in the details of writing up a strong offer.

The Mortgage
Several factors affect your monthly mortgage payment.

This payment includes:

  • Principal: The Total Balance Owed to The Lender Interest: Based on Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
  • Taxes: Property Taxes
  • Insurance: Property and Liability
  • PMI: Private Mortgage Insurance

Understanding the List Price
Understanding the list price understanding the myriad of factors that go into the list price is important for the home buyer.

Physical Characteristics
The location, age, size of the home, and its condition will factor into the home's list price.

Current Market
I work to understand the ever-changing housing market and all contributing factors: inventory, days on the market, interest rates, buyer demand, the broader economy, and financing availability. This allows us to develop the most competitive offer.

Submitting the Offer
After writing up an offer, I very carefully review the contract with my clients making sure they understand the risks and consequences of each element of the agreement.

If the submitted offer is considered, but the seller wants one or more different terms, they will come back with a counteroffer. This reveals the seller's priorities, and being a skilled negotiator helps to find an agreement that suits both parties.

My expertise is in writing up the most compelling offer on your behalf, leaving nothing to chance and no doubt that my clients are the right buyers for the home.

After the offer has been accepted, the next stage of this process begins and I will continue to drive the process with each party involved until you receive your keys.

  • Title
  • Escrow
  • Lender
  • Inspections
  • Contractors
  • Move In

We’ve only just begun.

Once the home is officially yours, I continue to help with the details, such as referrals for moving companies and contractors, until you feel settled and a part of your new community.

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What My Client Says

Kristi helped us buy our first home in the Seattle area when we moved from the Midwest. Needless to say we had a bit of sticker shock but she was able to help us navigate this market and find a home we loved. When we were ready to sell that home and purchase another one, we didn’t even think of using anyone else! Kristi is always professional, yet relatable. She’s tireless in helping her clients find the...

— Galen and Hollie S.

What My Client Says

Kristi has bought and sold multiple properties for us. She is unparalleled in her expertise. She has a keen understanding of existing market conditions and knows exactly how to market, stage, and present her listings to maximize your sales price. She has gotten us top dollar for our homes. A consummate professional who is warm and friendly, she will go above and beyond to do whatever is needed. There is ...

— Brend & Leora G.

What My Client Says

Kristi was referred to us by a long-time, trusted friend whose home she had recently sold. Even though we had pretty much decided on a different broker, we decided to meet with Kristi which turned out to be very important as we quickly decided to hire Kristi to sell our home. A person of the highest integrity, Kristi is a consummate professional—very knowledgeable experienced, strategic, smart, engaging,...

— David and Mary Jo N.

What My Client Says

We cannot imagine a better Realtor than Kristi Jenkins! Her professionalism, outstanding attention to detail, and warm, personal service from start to finish are top-notch. Kristi guided us through a complex real estate challenge with patience, tenacity, and a sense of humor. When my mother could no longer live independently and needed to move in with us, we needed to move but had some tight parameters. ...

— Kevin & Anne K.

Work With Kristi

With a 20-year total of more than $100M in sales, her experience shines through. Whether she’s working with first-time home buyers or seasoned investors in a complex deal, Kristi walks through each stage of the home sale and makes sure you feel supported and understood.