Meet Our Peeps
"I’ve worked with Courtney and Gretta on both purchasing and selling a home. I’ve met with several other realtors and the People People are the best. They went above and beyond to make each transaction successful, and made the daunting process of buying and selling real estate fun and exciting. I can’t recommend them enough.
Kevin - Tacoma & Seattle
"My partner and I were looking to purchase our first multi-family investment property. Gretta and Courtney worked with us to find the perfect property that met our needs and budget. They were strong advocates on our behalf with the sellers in a very competitive group of buyers. We feel that Gretta and Courtney’s open and honest relationship building skills are how we were the chosen buyer. We have had two purchases with them (so far) and strongly recommend them for your purchase or sale." Gunilla & Shannon - Tacoma
"My experience with Gretta and Courtney, The People People, is that they live up to their name. They spent over 9 months helping me find my perfect home. Their patience and understanding with my decision making process was crucial for me. They also were available anytime to answer any questions or concerns I may have had about the home buying process. I can confidently say if it wasn't for their help I would not have found the home of my dreams."
Krystal - Tacoma
"Courtney and Gretta turned the daunting first time home buyers experience into a fun and meaningful journey. They do not consider you a 'client' but a friend and as such they aren't trying to sell you a house as quickly as possible. Rather, they try to find your perfect home. They went above and beyond in search of my home until i found that magical one at a price i could afford in a location i dreamed of living. To say they are the best is simply misleading because they are in a class all their own. I am grateful they helped me find my home and couldn't imagine using someone else for my home buying/selling needs in the future."
Bridget & Kids - Tacoma
Courtney and Gretta have an undeniable flair for real estate. Their expertise and professionalism is unparalleled. But it’s their heart and humanity that really drew me to them. As a first-time home buyer, I knew nothing. But they listened carefully to my every whim and concern, and heard through all the noise of my inexperience to discern what I was really looking for. They took great care to find appropriate opportunities, and made getting my dream home a fun, safe, and exciting experience.
It is obvious they love what they do, and deeply care about their clients. One gets the sense this isn’t just a business transaction to them, but a chance to unite people with homes they will love and live well in. They really are the people people!
Lorraine - Tacoma
"In the middle of a hot sellers' market, we found ourselves with our current house sold but without another one to buy. We looked at literally dozens of homes and were finally successful in purchasing the home of our dreams. Some of the reasons we finally got here:
~ Constant attention - showings at a moments' notice. No house was too out of the way or too unlikely to be a fit.
~ A critical eye - Gretta notices the little things that might pose an issue in the future or should be considered when making a decision.
~ Compassion - House buying is an emotional experience and Courtney has a wonderful way of talking you through your emotions and drawing out whats' most important to you.
We are never moving again but if we do our first call is to The People People!" Emily & Scott - W. Seattle
"We rented the same house for years and were saddened to hear it was going to be put up for sale. We spoke with our neighbors Gretta & Courtney and they encouraged us to stop renting and buy the home we love in the neighborhood that is home. We hired them right away to help our dream to own a home a reality. We love our home and can't thank The People People enough." Carl &Ramona - Tacoma
"When my family began looking for our first home, we spent a good deal of time researching and checking out prospects around town. It soon became clear no one was going to talk to us without some sort of representation. We talked to a few real estate agents and found them impersonal and generally unmotivated. Then we started working with Gretta and Courtney and everything changed. And fast! We went from nearly giving up to finding the perfect place in a matter of days. The entire process from initial offer to closing was an absolute breeze. We adore and admire them as people and as agents they're the only agents we would ever want to work with, and the only ones we would ever recommend." Jody & Jamie - Seattle
"I fell in love with the 2nd house I saw. As a first time home buyer Gretta & Courtney made sure that the house not only satisfied my heart, but was a solid investment. They expertly lead me through the process while answering all my questions and calming my fears. I can honestly say that they helped to make my home buying experience easy."
Darcy - Tacoma
"The People People team of Gretta & Courtney went above and beyond for us! They knew what we needed to get our house looking good and on the market, and it sold in one weekend! Whether you're buying or selling, we highly recommend these two for your real estate needs."
Suzy & Andy - Edmonds
"My husband and I are so grateful to have found Courtney and Gretta! As first-time buyers and new"ish" to the PNW, we weren’t sure where to begin looking got an agent. Thankfully, these two answered out call! From our very first conversation they were personable and very informative. Their relaxed demeanor and plethora of experience guided us through every step and eased out nerves. The process was fast, rewarding, and comfortable. We were in the market for a diamond in the rough that could fit both out personal and business needs. Even with these "limitations" Gretta and Courtney had us viewing homes within days of our first conversation. They were open and frank with us about realistic budget goals while trying to buy in an extremely tough market, and they kept us grounded when they knew certain houses weren't for us. We started this process in early March and had the keys to our new home by the 29th! When we were ready, they referred us to local tradesmen ( including inspectors, locksmiths, and contractors) that we are thrilled to have used and couldn’t be happier with. Buying our first home could not have been easier, and we owe it all to Courtney and Gretta, Do yourself a favor and get these two on your team when making one of the biggest decisions of your life ( and be prepared to make some new friends along the way)!"
-Danielle & Jon, Seattle
"If I could give 10 stars, I would! Gretta and Courtney made my first-ever home buying experience a wonderful and memorable one. I came into a process with a bit of trepidation and a whole bunch of questions-- and they handled them all with ease and professionalism. They really know their stuff, and that's obvious from the moment you first meet with them. But what was even more important: They took the time to get to know me as a person, and to ask all the right questions about what I was looking for in a home and what were my hopes and expectations. They never pushed me; they let me lead but always gave me their honest opinions and guidance to bring me to the best decisions. looking back, the process of buying my house in Tacoma is one of the happiest and exciting memories of my life. I came away from it with not just a piece of property, but a true home that suits me beautifully and I have The People People to thank for that!"
- Ann, Seattle
"We initially started with a different realtor in our Seattle-area home buying journey. After months of disappointing homes and not quite getting us, we met Gretta and Courtney and really hit it off. They understood what we wanted/needed in a home so well that we placed an offer on literally the first home they took us to. With their expertise and negotiating, we actually ended up purchasing that home! Through the process they became dear friends of ours, as well. It is so refreshing to work with people who genuinely want to know you, help you, and really take the time for you. When we were ready to sell our home, they went above and beyond to help us prepare our house to attract the best buyer. Then, they helped us find our next dream home and we couldn’t be happier! Gretta and Courtney are beyond good at what they do. They really know their stuff. With both our home purchases I felt like they really went out of their way to find homes that “checked all the boxes” and had the vibes we were going for, while still helping us stay in budget! They are not the type of realtors that just show you properties in the top of your comfort zone, or even above, to make the most profit from you. They genuinely care about you being in a home that is going to work best for you. They make the stressful process of searching and buying a home really enjoyable. If you are looking for honest, professional, and reliable realtors, seriously, give them a call. I can’t recommend working with Gretta and Courtney enough, truly the dream team."
- Joe & Kirsten ~ Normandy Park
"I bought a condo in Seattle from Gretta and Courtney! I had a great experience working with them and I was so glad to have them in my corner. I was a first time home buyer and they helped me every step of the way with all of my questions and concerns. They are incredible listeners and have a ton of experience in the industry, so they were able to understand exactly what I was looking for and helped me find something I would have not found myself. I 100% recommend working with The People People!"
- Gen ~ Seattle
"Working with gretta and courtney was a fantastic experience from beginning to end! they were so thoughtful in taking my needs into consideration as a first-time home buyer and very knowledgeable about what to look for and what to avoid. they were realistic about my budget and never tried to push me to spend more, they even cautioned me about homes that might push past the budget. i will absolutely be recommending them to any of my friends or family who need a realtor!"
- DO ~ Seattle
"Courtney & Gretta were a dream to work with from start to finish. They’re attentive to detail, great communicators, and so much fun. They made an effort to get to know both of us and were totally attuned to what we wanted in a home. From the first time we talked we knew we could trust them to help us find and win our dream house— and they did!"
- Kari & Rob ~ Tacoma
"Courtney and Gretta are terrific realtors and wonderful people. Working with them to buy our home was a great experience. Their knowledge of their industry and their attention to detail is superb. They really helped us clarify what sort of home would work for us before we made any offers, alerting us to details and potential issues that we wouldn't have thought of ourselves.
I expected purchasing a home would be nerve-wracking, but with Gretta and Courtney's expertise and patience, I knew we would make both a good choice and a sound investment. When we found a home that was just right for our family, they helped us craft a winning offer in a very competitive market. Two years later, we couldn't be happier!
- Margaret & Candice ~ Tacoma