Free Daily Pass to Seattle Art Fair




I'm excited to announce that Windermere is one of the sponsors of the 2016 Seattle Art Fair.

This sponsorship provides me the opportunity to pass along complementary one-day tickets to you! 

To redeem your free tickets, CLICK HERE

The Seattle Art Fair was founded by Paul G. Allen to showcase the vibrant Pacific Northwest art scene, the fair features local, regional, and international art galleries presenting top-tier modern and contemporary art.



11am – 7pm  |  Friday, August 5

11am – 7pm  |  Saturday, August 6

12pm – 6pm  |  Sunday, August 7

CenturyLink Field Event | 1000 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134


Posted on August 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: giving back, seattle

Community Service Day 2016

comserv group

For this year's Community Service Day, the brokers at Windermere Bellevue South helped Mountains to Sound Greenway clean up Lake Sammamish State Park. The Mountains to Sound Greenway brings together the urban and rural landscape connecting the 1.5 million acres surrounding Interstate 90. Their mission is to lead and inspire action to "conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature."

Everyone at Windermere Bellevue South enjoyed the day, supporting the restoration of the Sunset Beach area at Lake Sammamish State Park. We moved and spread mulch to support the health of 2000 plants recently added to the Sunset Beach area at the Park.  I worked in the Native Plant Nursery on site weeding and organizing.

Comserv weeding

Check out more online with Mountains to Sound Greenway and Lake Sammamish State Park to see how you can help!

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 9:47 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: community, giving back

Free Recycling Event

Recycling Event

Time for Spring Cleaning.  Bring all your recyclable items (working or not) to the event. This Saturday, May 28th to Windermere Bellevue South.


Items to Bring:  Any electronics working or non, whole or parts – 

Computers & Parts, Printers, Fax Machines, Phones, Record Players, Speakers, Radios, Game Systems, VCRs, Christmas Tree Lights, Appliances (any size, no limit), Car Batteries, Computer Batteries, Medical Equipment, Ink Toner & Cartridges.

Do not Bring:  Please no TVs, Wood, Glass, Chemicals, Paint, Household Alkaline Batteries or Light Bulbs.

Let me know if you will be coming or if I can help in transporting items.

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 8:16 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: community, giving back, preparing your home, service providers

Windermere Foundation Infographic

If you’ve bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you’re a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you’ve helped make a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. The following infographic shows the types of services funded by the Windermere Foundation, and illustrates how even a small amount can make a big difference for low-income and homeless children and their families.

The Windermere Foundation had a goal to reach $30 million in total donations by the end of 2015. Thanks to the generosity of Windermere owners, agents, staff, and our community partners, we reached that goal three months early! Because of this we were able to fulfill 636 grants and help 409 organizations that provide goods and services to those in need in our communities.

If you’d like to help support programs in your community, please click here.

To learn more about the Windermere Foundation, visit


This blog was originally posted on the Windermere Blog.

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 10:39 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: community, giving back

Plymouth Housing Group – Key to Hope


Today I had the pleasure of attending the Plymouth Housing Group Key to Hope Luncheon.  I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is having such a positive impact on housing in Seattle.

As a real estate agent, I have the opportunity to help people find their first homes and their dream homes. It is such an exciting time for buyers.  Plymouth understands the power that comes from having a place to call your own.  PHG believes in a “housing first” philosophy to empower those who have been less fortunate.  By addressing the basic need of shelter, it provides a safe place for them to receive essential supportive services and begin to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind.

It was a privilege to hear human rights activist, Bryan Stevenson as the keynote speaker. As he shared his stories, he filled the room with hope and inspiration.  I highly recommend his TED talk or pick up his book, Just Mercy.

It fills my heart to be able to support Plymouth Housing Group and the work they do.  I believe in giving back to a world that is so generous, so a portion of every sale goes to support causes I believe in.  Plymouth Housing Group and Windermere Foundation are two worthy organizations making an impact in the lives of others.


Posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:49 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: community, giving back, real estate, seattle

Seattle Foundation Give Big – Today

Today is the day for The Seattle Foundation Give Big campaign. I am a huge believer in giving back to the community both with my time and money. I am happy to volunteer and serve on several Boards that doing amazing work in our area.  Plus, a significant portion of every commission I earn goes to support many worthwhile causes that support housing, education and families in need.  A few of my favorite organizations include Plymouth Housing GroupWindermere Foundation and Bellevue Schools Foundation.  Today, every donation made at the Seattle Foundation receives an additional prorated matched amount.  So find your cause and ‪‎#GiveBig today!!

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: community, giving back