About Chris

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Chris Karsteter, RealtorĀ®

My goal is to provide exceptional personalized service throughout the real estate experience. I rely on thirty-three years of customer service expertise to help ensure professional, pleasant and "painless" real estate transactions for my customers and clients. Hopefully, we can enjoy a laugh or two along the way!

· Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite
- Coldwell Banker President's Circle
- Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
- Coldwell Banker Sterling Society

· Luxury & Waterfront Properties
· Distinctive Residences in Greater Seattle neighborhoods
· Condominium specialist
· Puget Sound Island Homes & Land
· Creative customized marketing
· Comprehensive real estate services
33 years real estate experience

· 1993-Present
Coldwell Banker Bain
Associate broker with “locally owned, nationally known” real estate company in

· 1987-1993
Ewing & Clark, Inc.
Associate broker with small Madison Park brokerage specializing in distinctive residences.

· 1986-1987
Executive Director of Food and Beverage-Charleston Sheraton,
Charleston, South Carolina Specialized in videotaped customer service seminars

· 1984-1986
Executive Director of Food and Beverage-Miami Lakes Inn, Athletic Club and Golf Resort.
Miami, Florida. Supervised and trained 250 employees. Devised and conducted extensive service seminars.

· 1983-1984
Director of Food and Beverage-Alexis Hotel
Supervised all aspects of food and beverage operation upgrades at luxury boutique hotel.

· 1982-1983
Maitre d’ hotel-Fullers Restaurant
Oversaw opening operations and trained staff at signature restaurant in Seattle Sheraton.

· Worked, during college (and beyond), at several private clubs and upscale French restaurants in
Atlanta. Learned classic tableside service including carving and flambé from “old school” Austrian Maitre d’ hotel.


· Seattle King County Association of Realtors
· Washington Association of Realtors
· National Association of Realtors

Passions & Areas of Interest
World Wildlife Fund
· Wilderness Society
· Seattle Art Museum
· Sierra Club
· KCTS Channel 9 Public Television
· Nature Conservancy
· Historic Seattle


Born and raised in Europe. Son of classic “Greatest Generation” parents - My father was a U.S. Glider pilot severely wounded at D-Day. My mother was an English nurse. Although American, I grew up in a small English country village in Buckinghamshire - a life experience I hold and treasure.

· High School-
Wesclin High School, Trenton, Illinois

· University-
McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia