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A Local

Hello, we are Rachel and Makenna, Seattle natives who came together as partners in real estate after working in teaching and communications. We want to share our love of the area while also acting as guides for clients during the home buying and selling process. After meeting several clients from out of state and learning about “Move to Tacoma,” Greater Seattle Living was created to help new and existing Seattleites navigate the Emerald City. We consider ourselves “Real Estate Matchmakers” with the drive to pair you with your ideal home or another local agent with expertise in the area(s) where you’re searching. Contact us today at no cost to you!

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Meet Your Guide
Rachel Rowland

After 10 years of teaching in the Issaquah School District, culminating in the isolation of community over Zoom, I realized that my skills of breaking down complicated tasks and making others feel heard and understood would be best utilized elsewhere. As a homeowner, I had used real estate as a tool to escape rising rents, provide stability, and build wealth. Thus, I decided to shift my mentoring focus to adults where I could fully share this experience.

I like to think of myself as a Real Estate Matchmaker, pairing buyers to the right home and homes to the right buyers. I strive to move members of my community toward their home ownership dreams through education, effective communication, highly personalized negotiation and professional partnerships. No matter what the real estate experts say, the best time to buy or sell a home is when you’re ready. This Seattleite’s goal is to help you get there!

Like I always told my students, there are no dumb questions. Please reach out any time!

– Rachel Rowland (she/her)

Meet Your Guide
Makenna Pellerin

Raised on Mercer Island, I am driven and eager to help others find their home in the wonderful Pacific Northwest. I use valuable skills from my years as a student-athlete to navigate the real estate industry and ensure constant and efficient communication throughout the entire transaction.

My goal is to help friends, family and connections along the way begin a new journey, whether they are looking to close a door or open a new one. When I’m out of the office, you can find me at a local softball field, cheering on the Seattle sports teams or spending quality time with friends and family.

Reach out, I’d love to hear from you!

– Makenna Pellerin (she/her)

Customer Reviews

Makenna showed us many homes and provided a calming energy throughout the process of us purchasing our townhome. We loved working with Makenna and 10/10 would recommend her to co-workers, friends and family.

-Rachel N.

As a first time homebuyer working with Rachel was a dream! She is so knowledgeable, kind, and patient. She walked me through all of the phases of shopping and purchasing and answered all of my questions. She was super responsive and did an amazing job coordinating with my lender. And most important, she negotiated an AMAZING deal on my dream house. I will definitely be using Rachel again, and highly recommend her.

-Mary W.

Makenna was super helpful for this first time homebuyer! She was responsive to questions and requests, even able to accommodate my work schedule when it came to viewings. She served as a good sounding board when I toured underwhelming units, but was also able to move quickly when I found one that I loved (and bought). Would recommend her to any friends I have entering this market!

-Sean H.

Rachel is awesome to work with! Rachel has a great eye for detail and keeps here clients in the front of her thoughts while maintaining a positive attitude. The positive attitude was super helpful in such a competitive and stressful market! My wife and I really appreciated her kindness and patience during phone calls where we debated one option versus another or sent her a listing or text late at night! She’s very good at listening to wish-list items and noticing what features of a house click for someone. I quickly noticed all of the listings she sent my wife and I were tailored to either what we were looking for or were houses that had something appealing we had not considered. During the buying process she quickly put together an inspection for us and even more quickly put together a supplementary inspection! Even after closing she has been great about questions and last details. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Rachel and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

-Scott D.

Our time working with Makenna in regards to both buying our current home and selling our previous one was fantastic! She along with Rachel Rowland were helpful, professional and highly supportive through the process. Their knowledge of all the parties involved (banks, lenders, buyers and the mortgage companies) was highly expansive! Working with her made the selling and buying process smooth and quick. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. You will be in good hands with Makenna Pellerin.

-Josh M.

Rachel is an amazing real estate agent. She has so many qualities that make her excellent: she’s extremely knowledgeable about real estate details; she responds quickly; she’s honest and realistic; she’s thorough and detail-oriented; she’s professional in all aspects, but, at the same time, it feels like she’s a friend who can simplify complicated information with a sense of humor and a smile. I will say that all of her suggestions and guidance was spot-on as we have multiple offers well above our listing price and I credit that to Rachel’s hard work and vision. I cannot speak highly enough of Rachel and her team and you will greatly benefit from hiring them.

-Christina F.

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