Fay Ainsworth & Associates
33434 8th Avenue So - Ste 103
Federal Way, WA 98003
- SRES, ASR, ABR, CDPE,
As a licensed Washington real estate Managing Broker with 20+ years of full time real estate sales and 30+ years of real estate investing experience, I am truly a local real estate expert for the Seattle - Tacoma area. As a lifetime learner, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate to my clients. All real estate agents are not the same, so you need and deserve someone you can trust for up-to-date real estate information. I and my professional All STARS Team members are eager to serve you in this every changing market. Here are some of the things we can do for you: Find Your Next Home - At An Amazing Price! You need people who know this area inside and out! I and the All STARS Team can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter-not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. Need to Sell a Home? When it's time to move, you need an experienced team who will aggressively market your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. We can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Consult on Home Selling Tactics Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. The All STAR Services Team can make your home attractive to its ideal audience-which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Professional Experience - 20+ Years Successfully Selling Real Estate Full Time in the cities of Tacoma, Federal Way and throughout King and Pierce counties and the state of Washington. • 2004 to Present – Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker and Partner – Co-Owner of Keller Williams Realty – Puget Sound. (250+ licensed agents) • 1994 to 2015 – State of Washington Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate • 1970 to Present – Real Estate Investor and Property Manager • 2004 – Established All Seattle Tacoma Area Realty Services LLC and built the All STARS Team of experienced professionals serving King and Pierce County home buyers, sellers and real estate investors. • Voted best Real Estate Agent in Federal Way for 8 years by readers of the "Federal Way Mirror". • Consistently recognized with Top Listing Agent, Top Selling Agent and Top Sales Awards Formal Education - Always Learning to Better Serve YOU! Continuing education courses in all aspects of distressed property and short sale strategies, real estate law, taxation, 1031 deferred tax exchanges, accounting, real estate marketing, finance, appraisal techniques, commercial and residential real estate investments, new construction and property development, environmental, land use and zoning issues, on-site wastewater management, wetlands and shore lands, investment property management, home inspection techniques, agency law, negotiating and ethics. Additional training on computer software, web site design and internet marketing. Masters in Business Administration – (MBA) City University – Seattle, Washington Bachelor of Fine Arts degree – Graphic Design, Advertising & Marketing (BFA) University of Washington – Seattle, Washington Professional Memberships and Special Training Designations: • Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) • Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) • National Association of Realtors (NAR) • Seattle - King County Association of Realtors (SKCAR) and Tacoma – Pierce County Association of Realtors (TPCAR) • Distressed Property Institute - Certified Distressed Property Expert - (CDPE) • International Luxury Home Marketing Institute (ILHMI) • National Association of Rental Property Managers (NARPM) • Washington Association of Realtors (WAR) • Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) • Accredited Sellers Representative (ASR) • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) • Rental Housing Association of Tacoma – Pierce County (RHATPC) • Washington Rental Association (WRA) • Self-Storage Association (SSA) • Washington Self Storage Association (WSSA) • Professional Business Associates (PBA) Personal Information – Local, National & International Experience • Lifetime resident of both King and Pierce Counties – five generations residing in the Browns Point – Dash Point and Federal Way area! • Retired from an award-winning career as a publishing company vice president. • Internationally published writer, journalist and photographer. • Browns Point Bulletin – Editor and Publisher since 1994 (community service position) • Diverse multi-cultural knowledge from 8-year around-the-world sailing sabbatical. • Views the world as a global community where we are temporary stewards of our environment with the goal to leave a meaningful legacy to benefit future generations. Awards and Special Recognition – Awarded “Best Agent” in Area • Received “The Best Real Estate Agent” award from the Federal Way Mirror community newspaper for the past six years. • Top Producer Awards from Keller Williams Realty International. • including President’s Gold and President’s Elite awards for sales volume. Charitable Organizations - • Past President - Referrals Unlimited • Past President - Seattle Women in Advertising • Past President - Pacific Northwest Book Publishers Association • Board of Trustees – Seabury School, (A private school for gifted students K-8) • Board of Trustees – Browns Point Improvement Club - (1994 to 2015) • Board of Trustees - Points Northeast Historical Society - ( 2004 to 2015) • Member - Federal Way and City of Tacoma Chambers of Commerce