Broker | The People People Team
Courtney is a New Jersey native and long time Seattle transplant. She currently resides in the Historical Stadium District of Tacoma. After receiving her Bachelors in Administration, she worked as a director in a retirement home until opening and operating a product manufacturing business. Here she developed new products and managed domestic and international sales for over 20 years. Her customer service experience organically translated to becoming a real estate broker. After a lifetime of playing competitive sports, Courtney brings that winning edge to the negotiating table for her clients, and a true team experience to every transaction.
The People People
The People People are a duo that work in tandem and cater to two types of people: friends who become clients and clients who become friends. Beyond that, their clients are first time home buyers and sellers, seasoned real estate investors, lifelong Pacific Northwesterners, transplants, and new arrivals.
Gretta sees the full potential of a from restoration to resale. Courtney sees if you’re in love with it, simply happy, kind of nervous, or ready to run. They will keep you calm, laughing, and enjoying every step between where you are now and the door of your next home. Whether you’re buying, selling or both, they’ve gotcha.
“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!”
Gretta and Courtney reside in Tacoma, WA and work along the I-5 corridor from Seattle to Olympia. In their spare time, they enjoy dining out with friends and family, trying all the new restaurants and revisiting favorite oldies.
*20 years Estate , project , and home restoration
*20 years Sales and Marketing experience
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 and Jamie, Clients in Seattle
My partner and I were looking to purchase our first multi-family investment . Gretta and Courtney worked with us to find the perfect 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, Clients in 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 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, Clients in Tacoma
We rented the same 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, Clients in Tacoma
I've been through three home purchases and I believe this to be my forever home. These ladies are knowledgable, personable, and professional. They listened not only to my needs but to the needs of the entire family and helped us to find a place where we can all feel comfortable. I absolutely would recommend them top family, friends, and have not hesitated in recommending then to just anyone mentioning needing a home. Thank you ladies.
-Christen & Robby, Clients in Tacoma
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, Client in 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!
- Lorraine, Client in Tacoma
Gretta and Courtney are the best! I was stressed out after working on my house by myself for over a year, but they came in and put me at ease and made the whole process of selling very easy and fast and nearly effortless. They are kind and professional and very helpful. They don't take on a ton of projects at once so they always had time to talk or meet with me. They sold my house for more than asking in just one day and we closed 10 days early! I am so grateful and happy for their help and I will recommend them to anyone who needs help buying or selling a house. Thanks again!
-Michael, Client in Tacoma
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, Clients in Seattle