Meet Team Marti

Meet Marti

Kent Realtor Marti ReederI am a full-time, full-service REALTOR® for John L. Scott, Kent-Covington, Washington with 12 1/2 years experience as a Realtor. Serving primarily the South Puget Sound, my goal is to provide my clients with first class service and to make the home buying or home selling process as simple as possible.

I have a wide range of experience in mortgages, home inspections, construction and real estate. I’m also a Certified Residential Specialist, representing only 3% of the Realtor® population. As a CRS, I am a dedicated professional working to ensure my clients receive exceptional service by tapping into her extensive training.

I also specialize in staging and marketing my listings as well as helping buyers, whether they are first-time homebuyers or are downsizing or upsizing their current homes. When not listing or selling homes, Ican be found blogging about real estate or playing with her grandchildren and is active in the Kent community. I am proud to be a member of the National Association of Realtors, and locally, a member of the Kent and Covington Chambers of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership and Kent Kiwanis. My husband Merle and I also support a number of local nonprofits.

Though born and raised in Seattle (I’ve lived in 7 different Seattle neighborhoods), I have lived in the South Puget Sound area, specifically Kent, for 20+ years. Having been voted “Best of Kent Realtornine times, I know the people and places of Kent!

I am honored to have also earned John L. Scott’s Chairman’s Circle award for the third year in a row, and was the top residential producer in the John L. Scott Covington-Kent-Maple Valley office.  I am also proud to have been named Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent for four years by Seattle Magazine.


Meet Merle Reeder

Merle Reeder holds a real estate broker's license and is currently serving as commission of Soos Creek Water & Sewer District.My husband Merle is part of Team Marti, holding a real estate broker’s license so he can help out when needed. Prior to that, Merle owned a general contracting business – Reeder Brothers Construction – for more than 30 years.

He is currently a Project Manager and Salesman for Northwest Roof Service in Kent, and in April, was appointed to be a commissioner (position no. 2) of the Soos Creek Water & Sewer District. He is running in the 2017 election to retain his seat for the remainder of his predecessor’s two-year term which ends in January 2020. Having owned his own business, Merle has a strong background in project management, budgeting, outsourcing, and human resource management. You can read more about Merle on LinkedIn.

Meet Valerie Mays

Valerie Mays joined the team as Marti’s assistant & transaction coordinator in 2015, and was quickly promoted to Showing Broker & Team Lead. Valerie has experience as a customer liaison for a new home builder, a builder services real estate company, and a traditional real estate firm. She has always enjoyed her support roles, has a real knack for it, and wouldn’t dream of having it any other way.

Valerie also assists as a showing agent, helping the team be in two (or three or four) places at once. She helps the team put together their top-notch marketing materials, helping with the online promotion of listings and keeping Marti’s clients informed of all things real estate.


As our team’s outstanding transaction coordinator, Heidi communicates clearly & professionally with our clients on expectations, contract details, and the next step in the process. Heidi’s diverse real estate background working on downtown high-rise listings to handling high-volume REO sales, she has developed amazing systems and processes to be sure that nothing on her checklists are missed, while also being sure each process is tailored to fit the unique needs of each file. Whether hunting down answers from real estate brokers or reminding clients about contract deadlines, Heidi’s attention to detail and organizational expertise are assets to both clients and the team.