Sunny, Greg, Bret and Lisa have a combined 64 year track record as top sales and marketing professionals. Serving the Eastside as listing and buyer's agents for the past 25 years, they have achieved the ultimate distinction of selling the most listings both in number and value in the greater Woodinville/Redmond area. As Woodinville residents for over 25 years, they are devoted to the community. They have truly developed a reputation within the local community and among agents both locally and nationally as the "Greater Woodinville Experts." This has been established through devoted service to their clients and to the community at large. As a result, their business is made up largely of referrals from local residents as well as other agents who respect their production and service results.
As a family team, Sunny and Greg combined with Bret and Lisa, married for 36 years and 5 years, respectively, have learned how effective teamwork establishes big results! Their goal is to take the stress out of buying or selling real estate and to establish life-long clients. They choose to devote themselves to their clients and to maintain that "one-on-one" relationship so important to establishing comfortable results-oriented service. While they work with a team of experts to produce maximum results every step of the way, clients work directly with them. Service and follow through, meeting individual client needs, and going that "extra mile" in both advertising and service distinguish Butler & Butler from other real estate agents. They work, raise a family, attend church, and are active members of the greater Woodinville community and are extremely devoted to their clients long term.
The key elements to their successful track record are maximum advertising, an extensive marketing budget on every listing, pricing their homes correctly so they do not "sit on the market forever," and knowing their market! This has been so established that top producing peers call them frequently to inquire about new listings they may have coming up on the Eastside!
Greg is a 33 year veteran in real estate. He is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach in Economics and completed all coursework toward a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He launched his career in the pharmaceutical industry where he earned the distinct honor of Salesperson of the Year for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He transitioned into real estate, attaining his Broker's license and has owned his own real estate office in Eastern Washington. After moving to Western Washington, he helped start up the Windermere Bellevue Office as the managing broker. He is well respected among his peers and has earned the distinction of agent of the year for Windermere on 3 occasions. He is a "pro" in contract negotiations and successfully closing transactions. His expertise as a broker, long time veteran in real estate contracts and law, and broad knowledge of each step in the real estate process produce maximum stress-free results for his clients!
Sunny has been a sales and marketing executive for the past 26 years. She is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and holds a Masters Degree in Science. She was the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Health Administration at Whitworth College. After 8 years of College teaching, she became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska. Within two years she was responsible for more than doubling sales production and was recruited away by Group Health as their Vice President of Marketing. Greg finally recruited her away from the corporate world to join him in real estate . . . and they said it couldn't be done! Sunny brings to the table a strong background in sales and marketing. Butler and Butler's marketing plan is among the most aggressive and extensive locally and nationally. Their clients are assured that their homes will be marketed consistently in every facet available, assuring them of maximum results!
Bret Butler, son of Sunny and Greg, grew up in Woodinville. He earned a scholarship to the University of Southern California in 2000 earning a degree in Communication in 2004. His years at USC taught him to be a disciplined formidable competitor, as he was a starting pitcher on the Trojan baseball team. He was awarded the Marks Foundation Scholar Athlete for Excellence in Athletics and Academics, as well as the Pac 10 All Academic Team in 2003 and 2004. Upon graduation, he moved to Las Vegas where he began a career in wholesale finance earning the distinction of No. 1 in Production for Las Vegas, top 1% among Business Development Managers, and Platinum Producer for Sales Excellence for one of the nation's largest lending institutions. Bret married Lisa, his college sweetheart, in 2007. His desire to return to the Seattle area never wavered, so the opportunity to merge into the family business was a natural. With a strong background in sales and finance and growing up in a real estate family and now with a wife in real estate, his decision to be a part of Butler & Butler was a match in every way. Bret has quickly become one of the Eastsides top buyers agent and has really advanced Butler & Butler's internet presence. As a Certified Short Sale Specialist, Bret is able to educate and effectively advise both sellers and buyers through the short sale process. Bret has an impressive 100% success rate when it comes to dealing with short sales. Bret was recently featured on the cover of Realtor magazine as a 2011 "30 under 30" for excellence in real estate. Bret was chosen amongst thousands of nominees for the prestigious nationally recognized honor.
The family slogan "A Family Tradition of Real Estate Excellence" was fulfilled with the addition of Lisa Butler, daughter-in-law to Sunny and Greg and wife to Bret. A high standard of excellence is not new to Lisa. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Southern California where she studied Business Administration and Communication, Lisa was recruited away to begin her own real estate career. She spent 6 years with two of the nation's leading homebuilders, Pulte Homes and D.R. Horton, where she was responsible for the representation and sales negotiation of several hundred new construction homes, earning several awards for excellence in sales production and customer satisfaction. Lisa grew up in Bakersfield, Ca where she learned an appreciation for family tradition and a small town atmosphere making Woodinville/Redmond and Butler & Butler a match in every way. Lisa brings to the table a very corporate structure, with an emphasis on customer service, maximizing market exposure of your home, as well as an inherent knowledge of today's buyer. Lisa and Bret have quickly risen in the ranks of the new generation of leading real estate professionals, and together, with Sunny and Greg, are recognized as the most respected, reliable and results-oriented team on the Eastside.