Summer Carlton offers high-caliber support and expert guidance to achieve her client’s estate goals. Her ability to share market expertise and hyper-local insight creates a memorable experience on the journey to selling or buying a home. Summer believes that understanding a buyer or seller’s comfort level and needs should be the primary guide by which to achieve transaction excellence from start to finish and is skilled in her ability to assess each client and achieve excellence. Combined with her track record of trust, patience, and flexibility, Summer’s favorite part of her job is building lifelong relationships. Providing her signature low-pressure and honest candor, Summer cultivates confidence among those who work with her. As a skilled negotiator, she ensures client needs are exceeded with the determination to create a win on all sides of a transaction. Committed to each step of the process, Summer’s background in permit facilitation, environmental impact statements, interior design, as well as targeted marketing and online advertising, affords her a diverse skillset suited to deliver real estate solutions. Summer carefully monitors inspections, appraisals, title, and escrow to ensure a seamless process. Diligent and organized, Summer’s alignment with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty allows her to offer her authentic client-first approach with award-winning marketing from the brokerage’s in-house team. Along with the trusted brand heritage of Sotheby’s and its global reach, Summer has expanded her network, assuring that whether her clients seek intelligent solutions for listing or finding a new home around the corner or across the globe, she can continue to offer guidance throughout the process. A Pacific Northwest native, Summer is a graduate of Western Washington University where she earned degrees in economics and environmental studies. She is an avid traveler and has lived in Central America and Italy. In 2015 Summer and her family took a year to travel the world and experience time on four continents. During this time, she honed her creative problem-solving skills, exceptional communication skills in both English and Spanish, and the ability to keep calm under pressure. When exploring her own backyard, Summer is often found skiing, hiking, running, or doing yoga, and supports her community through local food banks and Food Lifeline. She lives in Northeast Seattle with her husband, two teenage children, and their dog, Luna.