What happens when great agents
meet great opportunity?
dreams come true. Let us help you build the business you’ve dreamed of.
Is your business everything you’ve always dreamed of?
When I ask most agents that question usually they quickly respond, “No!”
That’s where I come in. My job is to help you create your dream business.
I’ve put together my own dream business here at Mercer Island, with a dream team dedicated to supporting your dream business, whatever that may be! I am committed to helping you create a sustainable enterprise that reflects the effort you invest, while maintaining a positive balance between your personal and professional lives. Together we’ll build a solid foundation – one that not only leverages our collective strengths, but also reflects that which is uniquely “you” – your individual style, your intentions, and your dreams.
One of the things I most love about my job is the opportunity to help solve problems. Because I have decades of experience (including many years as a broker myself), I can be a valuable resource to assist you in any type of real estate market. As a proactive owner, and the designated broker in my office, I am actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of the business … and acutely aware of the challenges our brokers face. Whether you need a sympathetic ear, a responsive sounding board, or high-level involvement in crafting solutions, you can count on me to be there for you. Skilled in conflict resolution, I will help you, your clients, and your colleagues successfully navigate a “win-win” scenario even in the most challenging of situations.
When I say that my job is to help you have the business you’ve always dreamed of, I couldn’t be more serious. I’ve challenged the traditional constraints of what is “normally” offered to brokers, creating an exceptional experience for my brokers … which flows through to the clients they represent. Like any dynamic company, we consistently and continually improve every aspect of our business to be the very best we can be.
I believe we’ve created an environment at Windermere’s Mercer Island office that provides an ideal platform from which to conduct your business – and support your dreams. With our team, you can dream – and dream big!
–Julie Barrows, Owner
THE VALUES THAT GUIDE US: We believe in…
- Using expert knowledge, meaningful and client-friendly resources, and uncompromising integrity to serve our clients.
- Actively participating in our communities, delivering extraordinary experiences to all those we touch.
- The contribution each individual makes to the positive energy, innovation, and camaraderie of our collective team.
- Developing brokers who believe in themselves, believe in their colleagues, and believe in our company.
- Collaboration and teamwork, so that our whole will be vastly greater than the sum of its parts.
- Creating an environment that fosters personal and professional growth, so that everyone can maximize their potential.
- Abundance, and know that there is more than “enough” for us all.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it” ― Peter F. Drucker
WINDERMERE: humble roots, big vision
When John Jacobi founded Windermere Real Estate in 1972, he had a clear vision for the way real estate should be handled – by anticipating and responding to the needs of clients, while supporting the communities around us.
John’s philosophy was simple, and is still a cornerstone of “the Windermere Way” today:
Hire the best people.
Give them the best tools.
Create thriving communities.
John Jacobi’s vision all those years ago significantly changed the way real estate is practiced in the Pacific Northwest – and beyond! With these three core principles as a foundation, Windermere has grown from a single office of eight agents … to a network numbering more than 300 offices housing over 7,000 agents.
Hire the best people
We’re the most respected real estate brand in the region … and one of the most powerful brands. Period. But don’t take our word for it – check out the Puget Sound Business Journal’s most respected brands ranking.
Our colleagues inside the industry rave about us as well. A recent survey of NWMLS brokers indicated that they are more confident completing a transaction with a Windermere broker than with a broker from any other company.
You’ll find some of the best and the brightest brokers hanging their hats with Windermere – many of them after finding that their previous company didn’t begin to deliver what the agent required to sustain a successful business.
Give them the best tools
We’ve long been known for cutting-edge initiatives. Not fans of technology for technologies sake, Windermere has instead devoted its resources to creating proprietary tools that save you time, money, and energy – tools that create a “wow!” when shared with clients.
While the standard suite of Windermere tools is impressive, we’ve gone a giant step beyond in creating a portfolio of remarkable client-friendly reports and a level of service for our agents that’s so extraordinary that we feel compelled to call it “white glove service”. We understand the image the conjures in the mind of an agent and, happily, that’s just what we deliver!
Create thriving communities
Without community, we’re nothing. That’s why Windermere is committed to helping sustain the communities we serve. Although this happens in a variety of ways, those actions are probably most visible to the public through our substantial donations to the Windermere Foundation, participation in Community Service days, and sponsorship of the Windermere Cup. Locally, our office is involved in the Summer Celebration, Mostly Music In The Park, and a variety of other activities. Wherever we go, we make a positive impact on the communities we touch. As brokers, we are intertwined with our community – and that’s a great thing!
THE MERCER ISLAND OFFICE: A centralized business hub. And so much more.
Our location can’t be beat. Neither can our tools, or our leadership.
We’re not simply just another real estate office. We’re here to give the very best of ourselves as we serve our clients with expert knowledge, a full complement of meaningful resources, and uncompromising ethics and integrity.
Let's talk about what we can achieve TOGETHER.
Contact me for a confidential interview:
Julie Barrows | Owner/Designated Broker
OFFICE (206) 232-0446
CELL (206) 650-3762