Aaron Zehm, Managing Broker in Woodinville, Windermere

Aaron Zehm

Managing Broker



Windermere Real Estate/HLC
13901 NE 175th Street Suite 100

Woodinville, WA 98072

The Zehm Team

Aaron and Karen Zehm have forged a successful real estate team at Windermere Woodinville through their focus on family, friends, fitness and community. Serving Seattle and the Eastside, this married couple with children is committed to family values, persistence and hard work.
Their true calling is helping people. Equally effective as buyers’ or sellers’ agents, Aaron and Karen’s complementary strengths and styles bring more than 30 years combined experience and energy to every transaction.
Their commitment to you is Real Estate Done Right!
Trust Aaron and Karen Zehm to successfully guide you through your next real estate venture.
Both Aaron and Karen bring great calm, balance and perspective to what is a very stressful, emotional experience. As individuals they would be amazing resources, but together you get more than double the expertise and insight.
- Bob and Amy Wismer of Renton, Zehm sellers and buyers.

The Zehm Team Difference

Aaron and Karen Zehm put their hearts, combined brainpower and even elbow grease into finding best solutions for buyers and sellers. Real Estate Done Right means:
Shoulder to the wheel – To stage a home Aaron has helped sellers repair sheetrock, paint interiors and dig out crawl spaces. Karen has quietly and efficiently scrubbed clients’ homes to make inspection. Their truck is always available for trips to the dump.
Twice the Energy – It’s Saturday and a relocating client wants to see a dozen comparable homes on the Eastside. No problem, one of them will clear the decks to care for the client’s needs.
Two for the Price of One – Clients get two very experienced, different and complementary agents working the solutions. Aaron is calm, a great listener, good with the details and market trends. Karen is more outgoing, equally knowledgeable, patient and an awesome contract writer.
Family First – At home in Bothell, the Zehm’s focus is on raising their daughters. They understand how important it is for clients to find the perfect home in which to raise their families. Karen actively volunteers at her children’s schools, church and running group.
Return Clients Become Friends – Due to their “can do” ethic, most of the Zehm’s business comes from repeat clients and referrals. Many clients have become lasting friends and acquaintances and use the Zehms as both their seller and buyer agent team.
Educate the Client – Part of the Zehm’s success relates to their ability to communicate with and educate clients to the real estate process. As a result, there are no surprises.
Enormous Resources – When it comes time to find a lender, most agents work with only a handful of institutions. Aaron and Karen work with more than a dozen bankers and lenders and cultivate this network to make the deal happen.
Honesty and Trust Your Gut – If a house isn’t right, the Zehms will tell the client. They have foregone commissions in order to counsel clients to follow their gut and keep looking. They are confident that with more hard work, even knocking on doors, they will find the perfect home.

A little more about me

During his high school years in the Lynnwood/Edmonds area, Aaron discovered his lifelong passions for martial arts and physical fitness. Both served as the basis for a 13-year career as a personal trainer.
Aaron met his wife Karen at the gym, but it didn’t take the pair long to decide to try something new together. They picked real estate because they both really care about people. Aaron also really likes finding solutions to problems. That’s a good thing, he says, because most deals have a few hiccups.
During their first year as agents, Aaron and Karen worked for a small company on the Eastside. With a view to the future, in 1999 the couple joined forces with Windermere Woodinville under the tutelage of Broker Will Bruce. The first five years at Windermere, Aaron and Karen worked separately, honing their general knowledge and developing individual strengths. In 2004 they decided to pool their resources and work together as a team.
Four years later Aaron was recruited to lead the office as Assistant Managing Broker. Further recognized for his leadership, knowledge and problem-solving ability, Aaron also serves as New Agent Mentor at Windermere Woodinville.
These days Aaron is the father of two beautiful young daughters. Just as with their real estate partnership, Aaron and Karen share the challenges and the joys of active family life. He also continues to keep in shape and keep stress at bay through the practice and study of martial arts.
Aaron’s keys to success?
“We keep trying, we don’t give up. We make sure the client is well taken care of and informed. We work with banks and lenders to make sure the deal is done right.”