Desiree Balke

Desiree Balke



First-Time Home Buyer, Investor

Client Testimonials

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"Desiree was very receptive and patient to our needs. I was very picky on privacy and view, She searched high and low for the perfect piece of land for us to build our dream home and helped us through the entire process of acquisition and construction and even check on us throughout our build. She even baked my favorite homemade chocolate chip, coconut cookies upon closing and came to our house-warming BBQ with the same delicious cookies. Such an amazing soul." - Richard

"Desiree is an exceptional agent. She spent countless hours assessing our check list of must haves and found us the perfect home. She's very knowledgeable of the market and the components that make an offer a winner. Highly recommend using her!" - Suzie

"Working with Desiree was great. She always made herself available to answer questions or show a house, and answered any questions we had. You can tell she actually cares and wants to see people get into the home they really want. Thanks again!" - Zach

"On top of things and knows what she is doing. Sold our house in record time!" - Lang

"One of the best around! Would highly recommend to anyone!" - Butch


About Desiree
Desiree Balke loves seeing her client’s faces light up on closing day. “It’s really special to be a part of that moment,” she says. “People expect this experience to be stressful, so when it’s time to exchange keys, it’s great to hear them say, ‘Hey! You know what? That wasn’t so bad after all.’”

Desiree began cultivating her excellent customer service skills at a young age, beginning in the restaurant industry as a hostess before working her way up through bartending and management. While living on the east coast, her people-first mindset initially drew her to life insurance and human resources, although real estate remained an active interest. “I always wanted to do it, to help people,” Desiree explained. “When my husband and I moved back to the Pacific Northwest, I finally went back to school to study for my real estate license.”

As an agent, Desiree prides herself on communication and dependability. Desiree believes that there are no bad questions in real estate, and encourages her clients to call, text, or email at any time for any reason. Her emphasis on communication has resulted in a proven track record of success and a strong network of industry professionals willing to lend a hand. “I measure my success in ‘thank yous,’” says Desiree.

Desiree believes there’s no place quite like her hometown of Edmonds, Washington. She proudly serves King, Snohomish, and Skagit counties, and loves the region’s mountain views, beaches, and spectacular sunsets. When she’s not in the office, you can find Desiree golfing with her husband, Porter, spending time with her daughter, AvaLynn, and walking her dog, Vader.

Are you looking to find your next home, or leave your current home behind? Give Desiree a call today and find out how she can help.