Samantha Burnstead

Samantha Burnstead

About Samantha

When you work with Samantha, one thing is certain: her focus will be on you. She understands that buying or selling a home is a big decision, exciting and often emotional. It requires a sincere level of trust between you and your broker. That’s not lost on Samantha. In fact, to her, it’s everything. 

Samantha was born and raised in Mukilteo, spent ten years living in Seattle and now resides in Kirkland, giving her an intimate knowledge of Western Washington’s diverse and highly competitive housing market. 

A successful broker for nearly a decade, Samantha prides herself on developing personal relationships with her clients. She makes it a priority to listen, so she understands your wants, needs, must-haves and deal-breakers. She then works tirelessly to turn your dreams into reality. Count on her to be hyper-organized, sincerely empathetic, and relentless in her ability to see a project through to completion.  

With a unique ability to reimagine spaces combined with her love of design, Samantha meticulously prepares each home through the lens of a buyer. Hands-on throughout the entire process, it’s not uncommon to find her painting a wall or changing light fixtures – all in the name of presenting a home’s true potential to the public. She knows by making it post-worthy and highly sharable, she will garner the best value for her clients. 

When she is not working, you’ll find Samantha spending time with her husband, Brandon, and daughter Brynn, along with their three pets, Miss Bear, Elloise and Benson. An animal lover who is always willing to stop and pet a passing dog, she donates to local shelters after each real estate transaction. Samantha was a collegiate cheerleader at Boise State University and is a proud graduate of Washington State University. If her family isn’t watching football, you’ll find them skiing in the mountains or spending afternoons at local parks around the Pacific Northwest. 

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Washington State University - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts, Psychology)

Boise State University

Client Testimonials

"I cannot recommend Samantha Burnstead highly enough for your real estate needs. We had the opportunity to work with her both when buying and selling our Everett home. In both circumstances, she was able to get us to a price point we were very happy with and made the process stress-free. We sold our home after already having moved out of state, but Samantha made this process seamless, always offering to go above and beyond our expectations. She is respectful of her client’s wishes but also provides sound advice which helped direct us particularly in the sale of our home. She is patient and I never felt rushed into a decision. After having considered selling our home by owner, we are so grateful to have decided to move forward with Samantha and to have heeded her advice. She is a gem in the industry. " -Luis & Ali Alberton

"Samantha was not just our realtor, she was a true partner in our home buying adventure. From the very beginning, she made us feel confident and comfortable. As first-time home buyers, we leaned on Samantha to guide us through this process and to be a sounding board as we navigated through all the ups and downs. And things were definitely not easy given that midway through our house search the pandemic hit and shortly thereafter we had our first child. Through all of that craziness, Samantha was the steady rock for us. She kept us on course while also being flexible as our needs and the broader environment changed rapidly. Samantha’s attention to detail was also absolutely key to keeping us organized and allowed us to make the best offers possible. She would go out of her way to research listings and then make sure we put together a strategic and thoughtful offer. This gave us enormous peace of mind. We knew Samantha was always on top of it and all of that organization and research was something we could confidently take off our plate. Every time we made an offer, that organization made it possible for us to submit strong offers extremely quickly. We were always set up for success because the other brokers greatly respected Samantha’s professionalism and efficiency. On top of all that, Samantha’s thoughtfulness and caring are what will bring us back to her again and again. When we bought our house, it had beautiful string lights outside on the patio. Sadly, the prior owners took the lights with them. When we moved in, we got a surprise box waiting for us at the door. Samantha had bought us a whole new set of string lights as a housewarming gift. It’s a small gesture but shows how much Samantha cares about her clients and how much she pays attention to the little things. We strongly recommend Samantha to be your next home buying partner. The peace of mind and confidence you will gain by having her by your side will be invaluable. " -Phil & Jen Gousman

"What made our home selling process most enjoyable, is the fact that Samantha was literally able to secure an excellent off-market offer within 24 hours of contacting her — at price far more than we expected. I would also like to add that it wasn't just the selling price she helped us with. She told us what needed to be done to facilitate the sale, and just as importantly, she informed us that we did not need to spend thousands, and thousands of unnecessary dollars (as we had been told in the past). This allowed us to immediately purchase another home in an area where home prices were going up even faster than Snohomish County. With her assistance, she made a difficult process run smoothly. " -Joel & Eileen Goverman

"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Samatha Burnstead on two real estate transactions; the purchase and sale of our home. Both processes were seamless and efficient. Samantha understands the real estate market. She knows how to effectively price the property to get the deal done in a timely fashion. During the real estate transaction, she is proactive and prepares her clients for the next step. She is transparent and forthcoming with information to keep you informed. Samantha uses technology to your benefit. Her response time and communication are excellent which helps you make difficult decisions quickly. We strongly recommend Samatha Burnstead to represent you in your next real estate transaction. She keeps your best interest in her heart and mind." -Gary & Barb Berg

"Our experience with Samantha was above and beyond our expectations. She was attentive to our concerns, provided expert strategic advice, and helped us navigate numerous hurdles in both selling our old home in Kirkland and purchasing our new home in Bellevue, which was particularly impressive given the circumstances that arose during the height of COVID lockdowns. Samantha was extremely receptive to our wishes and kept us looped into every facet of the process, making a normally stressful process feel seamless." -Doug & Carlee Hollenbeck

" I've worked with Samantha on different sides of two real estate transactions (the first when she represented the seller from whom I purchased a home) and the second where she represented me as a seller after I saw what a rock star she was! Samantha has the expertise to make an inherently high-stress experience into a manageable one. Her people skills are remarkable. " -Claire Andersen

"My husband Steve and I had the pleasure of working with Samantha to purchase our new home... As first-time buyers in a very competitive market, we were nervous we’d be small fish in a very big pond. With Samantha on our team, we were able to find and purchase a home that checked all of our boxes — and them some. Samantha patiently educated us through the entire home buying process, fielding any and all questions we threw her way. When we found our dream home, Samantha pulled together a smart and strategic offer in less than an hour that ultimately won us the home. During closing, a few challenges came up that could have resulted in delayed closing, but thanks to her creative problem solving, the deal closed on time and we were able to move in as planned. Working with Samantha was a pleasure. We would confidently recommend her to anyone considering purchasing a home. " -Steve & Allison Fore