Kristine LeRoss Realtor

Windermere Real Estate, Kirkland Central Inc

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

Fundraising and event planning for some amazing non-profits in our community!

Where did you grow up?

Wenatchee, Washington, with summers in Lake Chelan.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

A prosecuting attorney because I loved to formulate a good argument or rebuttal.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

I teach yoga and barre and both are so beneficial to the nervous system and keeping my stress levels in check.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Hillary Clinton. I’m still with her.

What is Seattle’s best-kept secret?

The Smith Tower Observatory

What do you love most about the industry?

The trust I build with clients! Every aspect from a presentation to planning the timeline, from staging to negotiating is my favorite, even being down in the weeds because there is always a lesson. This job is all about education, collaboration and community, and I love being able to guide and mentor my clients during big transactions.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

Passion and concierge-level service. I will always go above and beyond to satisfy a client.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Expectations! Always always resetting realistic expectations. I am the queen of under promising but over delivering.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Never underestimate the power of a personal referral and networking with your colleagues. My business is all based on referrals and continuing work with past clients by systematic touches/communication.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?

Every transaction comes with a huge sense of accomplishment, lessons learned and reveling in wins. But my very first real estate transaction will always stand out in my mind; clients who became dear friends and after five other offers we closed on their dream property at $2.5 million. We celebrated with a party in their new neighborhood and had a food truck and lawn games so they could meet the neighbors.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

“Grey’s Anatomy” from the beginning! haha

What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?

Canlis, hands down, whether it be their innovation during 2020, the Crab Shack and Yurt Village or dining inside the restaurant. Iconic Seattle.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?

Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

My age.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Sun Valley, Idaho. I lived there after college and made some lifelong friends. So many memories through the years.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Continuing education and conversations with colleagues are vital to your success!

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?

Canva for marketing!

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

Katie Couric, Joanna Gaines, Barack Obama

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