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Kent Realtor Marti Reeder is Named 2010 Five Star Real Estate Agent

Kent, Washington, December 17, 2010 – In the December 2010 issue of Seattle magazine, Kent Realtor® Marti Reeder of John L. Scott was named a Five Star Real Estate Agent for Overall Satisfaction. Reeder was selected out of 17,900 real estate license holders in the Seattle area, and is part of an elite group representing fewer than 5 percent of licensed agents in the area.

In an independent study, Crescendo surveyed recent homebuyers and other industry experts by mail and phone to determine which real estate agents provided the best service in nine areas:  customer service, communication, finding the right home, integrity, negotiation, marketing the home, market knowledge, closing preparation and overall satisfaction. The survey was sent to Seattle residents who purchased a home over $200,000 within a 36-month period (Feb. 2007-Feb. 2010), as well as to 5,000 subscribers of Seattle magazine and 1,045 mortgage and title company representatives.

Qualifying real estate agents were then reviewed by a blue ribbon panel of realty company executives, professional and trade association officers and others in the housing industry. Only those with the top scores were awarded the title Five Star Real Estate Agent in Overall Satisfaction, including Reeder, a full-time broker/ real estate agent with John L. Scott in Kent.

In addition to this prestigious award, Reeder received the 2009 President’s Elite Award from John L. Scott, has won top producer and top resale awards at John L. Scott in 2010, and was voted “Best of Kent” Realtor® by readers of the Kent Reporter for the last three years.

“I am honored to have been selected as a Five Star Realtor by Crescendo and Seattle magazine,” Reeder said. “It means a lot to me that my clients, business associates and peers recognize my customer service skills, work ethic and attention to detail. It makes all of my hard work worthwhile!”

For more information about Reeder, visit To learn more about the Five Star Real Estate Agent distinction, visit

As a lifelong resident of King County, Reeder is a full-time, full-service real estate broker. She has a wide range of experience in mortgages, home inspections and real estate. Starting her real estate career with John L. Scott six years ago, Reeder has earned designations as an accredited buyer’s and seller’s representative, and she can help with pre-foreclosures. Reeder enjoys working with individuals and families to find their dream home and was named “Best in Kent” in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Kent Reporter readers for her real estate work.


For more information, contact:

Marti Reeder, Realtor®, John L. Scott
17115 SE 270th Pl, Ste. 102
Covington, WA  98042
253.859.8500  (office)
206.391.0388  (cell)

Winter Weather is Upon Us!

Much to our surprise, the first winter storm of the year is upon us. Despite the weather predictions, I was skeptical! How about you?

Whether you were expecting snow and ice this early, it is necessary to make sure you’ve gotten your winter home maintenance tasks covered. Here are just a few “to dos” you’ll want to get to ASAP:

  • Clean out your gutters to ensure proper drainage.
  • Empty hoses, A/C lines, etc. to prevent freezing.
  • Cap or weatherproof outdoor water spouts.
  • Caulk and seal windows and doors to prevent leaking.
  • Have your furnace and fireplace serviced.
  • Change your furnace and HVAC air filters.
  • Clean your kitchen’s exhaust hood and filter.

About Kent, Washington

I’ve lived in the Seattle area my entire life, and now live in Kent, Washington with my husband. We love South King County, a diverse community rich in culture and opportunity. Despite our love for the area and Seattle Metropolitan magazine naming Kent one of the best places to live, some people ask me, “Why Kent?” I could list a dozen reasons (schools, parks, shopping, etc.) why we like it here, but maybe you want to see for yourself.

Here are just a few links to check out that will show you how great Kent, Washington is:

City of Kent, Washington
Kent Chamber of Commerce
Kent Downtown Partnership
Kent Parks
Kent School District
Kent Station

Simple, Natural Fall Decorating

Fall is such a colorful time of year, bringing with it the change of seasons as well as an unmatched beauty that just warms the heart. I love bringing this feeling into my home by decorating for the season, simply and naturally.

View this slide show on HGTV for fall decorating ideas to bring the warmth and beauty of fall into your home. One of my favorites is photo #9 – a beautifully setting holiday table, ideal for Thanksgiving!

10 Ways to Save Energy This Winter

You’ve heard that there are 50 ways to leave your lover, but did you know that there are also at least 10 ways to save energy AND cut your heating bills this winter? In this useful article posted on, we learn 10 things to do that will keep us warm this winter without costing a fortune:

10 Ways to Cut Energy Bills This Winter

Top 10 Project Paybacks

As a result of the economic downturn, we’re hearing that homeowners are staying in their homes longer. Rather than selling or upgrading to a new home every five years or so, they are choosing to remodel their homes instead.

Remodeling can certainly give your home a face lift while providing greater functionality and saleability…but are you getting your money’s worth? Check out this great resource on the top 10 project paybacks to see which remodeling projects are your best best!