The key to a successful purchase is relationships. Sure, I have local knowledge and experience but I take time to get to know you so we can establish the best plan that achieves your home buying goals.

Getting to know you

Searching for your home is more than a property search and I understand that. This is about your life! Your home purchase involves the transfer of thousands of dollars, which requires trust. Finding your home is about building a solid foundation so that when it comes down to the nitty gritty and the negotiations, you can rest assured that I have your best interest at heart. I got your back!

It takes more than me to get the job done

There will be countless people that have a part in getting you to closing. From lenders, home inspectors to escrow closers, I have a network of stellar professionals that get the job done. Together, we provide more than just results. We work as a team and every one of us offers world class service that makes your home buying experience exceptional.

Your time matters

Time is precious which is why I work efficiently to establish your needs and goals from the start. Whether plan to you live here full or part time, we’ll discuss the many beautiful areas of the valley and how you wish to best spend your time here. I also recommend that you talk to a lender early in the process so you get a clear idea of what you would like to spend. These are integral steps to begin your search so that we don’t waste time on homes you’re not interested in.


Doing the research

In today’s real estate market, writing contracts just isn’t enough. A successful transaction is based on mindful decisions and I take pride in going the extra mile to dig up more information, keep up-to-date on the latest trends, ask the hard questions and ensure you feel confident as we move forward.


Composing your winning offer requires skill and collaboration to establish trusting relationships with you as well as the broker that represents the seller. This winning collaboration keeps things smooth and as streamlined as possible. I will do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your new home.


The Methow Valley is a small area and the real estate community is smaller! In this industry, sometimes the deal comes down to one’s reputation. I am known for leading with professionalism, kindness and clear communication which is why I’ve garnered the respect of my fellow brokers for getting the job done efficiently. My approach to closing the deal is truly that of a team effort and those that I work with, enjoy being part of the team. There’s nothing more rewarding for any of us than getting you into a new home!

Trusting the process

Buying a home is so many things — exciting, stressful, joyous, bittersweet — but one thing you will never feel from me is pressure. Timing is personal and I will help you achieve your goals by establishing a solid set of search criteria. Keep in mind that the house that’s just right for you is out there and we will find it when the time is right.

Valerie Kardonsky


141 Riverside Avenue

Winthrop, WA 98862