Community April 4, 2024

New Agent Spotlight: Ashley Stroup

When buying or selling a home, having an agent who’s an enthusiastic, knowledgeable problem-solver can be so beneficial. Meet Windermere Bainbridge Island Broker Ashley Stroup. Ashley recently joined our team, and we’re grateful for her vibrant energy and expertise. Read our Q&A below to learn about her background, community involvement, and more. 

What drew you to real estate?

I have had so many people over the years tell me I should be in real estate with my love for homes, design, and sales. I think I was intimidated, honestly! But in 2019, while interviewing agents to sell my own personal home, I was recruited to work alongside a top agent in a design/home renovation role for up-and-coming listings at the firm. I found it to be the perfect mix, utilizing my design eye, connections with contractors, and love of homes. From there, I started interacting more with clients and realized a natural connection that felt very rewarding, and I haven’t looked back!

What unique professional skills do you possess that enhance your abilities as a Realtor? 

Having worked in commercial design and renovation, I have a unique ability to help clients bring their property to market with just the right updates for the biggest return on their investment. Additionally, I enjoy helping my buying clients envision possibilities for their dreams for a property they may be considering.

What personality traits do you think are important in this profession?

Creativity, compassion, and determination. Every real estate transaction is one-of-a-kind, and being quick on your toes and thinking creatively when problems arise is essential for getting your client’s deal across the finish line. Secondly, I often feel like a therapist – I think we all do! Buying and selling a family home is often the biggest emotional transaction of people’s lives, and compassion is key. Lastly, determination. Rarely does any client get to the finish line without setbacks and unforeseen obstacles along the way. I try to limit as much stress as possible for my clients, and that requires determination on my part to show up and utilize my experience to meet deadlines. 

Which areas do you serve, and what do you love about the area?

I started my real estate career while living on top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. I specialized in that area until the summer of 2023. After my family moved to Bainbridge Island, I began working in both areas. I am now focusing more on Bainbridge Island properties.  I’m proud to live in such a welcoming community, and there is so much to do and enjoy here every day. 

How long have you lived here, and what brought you here?

My family and I moved to Bainbridge in the wake of the pandemic, in 2020. I think, like many families during that time, we sought an area that provided more access to nature, high-functioning schools for our children looking for academic challenges and special needs resources, and a thriving community. Bainbridge ticks ALL those boxes, plus others! I have no regrets and truly feel we are giving our children a magical place to call home. 

How are you involved in the community?

I’m involved in book clubs, running clubs, and school volunteering. Also, I serve as the social coordinator for my neighborhood community beach.

What made you decide to work with Windermere Real Estate?

Windermere has a great reputation for full-service representation. This aligns so well with my client-focused philosophy. I am honored to be part of the Windermere office on Bainbridge Island, and I truly love working and living in this thriving community!

To learn more about Ashley Stroup, check out her website, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.