Kelli Jo Hjalseth, Managing Broker in University Place, Windermere

Kelli Jo Hjalseth

Managing Broker


Tacoma Narrows

Windermere Professional Partners
2212 Mildred St. W.

University Place, WA 98466

Local Expertise

For over 23 years, Kelli Jo has specialized in vintage homes and is the go-to local expert and vintage home resource in North Tacoma. As one of Tacoma’s most enthusiastic native fans, Kelli Jo loves to showcase its wonderful and diverse architecture, distinctive neighborhoods, lively social scene, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Puget Sound. Whether you're interested in Old Town, the Proctor District, West Slope, North Central Tacoma, Westgate, Ruston or the University of Puget Sound neighborhood, Kelli Jo has got you covered. From raising her own (now grown!) children here, promoting Urban Farming & growing her own thriving backyard garden, Kelli's roots in North Tacoma run deep. All the while, she has built and maintained a strong reputation as a savvy and approachable local real estate expert for both buyers and sellers.

Boutique Service Designed to Meet YOUR Goals

Known for her boutique-style service and no-nonsense negotiation and communication, Kelli Jo knows what this business is about: YOU. Using the most progressive marketing tools, your home listing with Kelli Jo will have every advantage possible. Kelli Jo's team of professionals including photographers, stagers, contractors, file managers, social media experts and more will give your home the exposure required to move quickly toward "SOLD!"
As a buyer, you will have a fierce and tireless advocate who keeps constant tabs on the pulse of the market, listens for and understands your needs, and doesn’t rest until you are holding the keys to your new home. Continuing education is a must in this industry and Kelli Jo strives to employ the latest cutting-edge practices and systems to achieve your selling and buying goals.

From Kelli Jo

Owning a vintage home is just one aspect of the Tacoma life that I so love! My husband was also raised in Tacoma, and we have owned several different homes in various neighborhoods. We relish our walkable neighborhoods, exploring the Puget Sound in our boat The Katie Bell, supporting the community by dining, shopping and volunteering locally and of course being humble stewards of our Craftsman home, urban garden & flock of city hens. You can find my blog about Tacoma life at

Degrees and Designations:

BA - University of Washington

Managing Broker License - Realtor

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

IMS – Internet Marketing Specialist

RMS – Relationship Marketing Specialist

CSHP – Certified Senior Housing Professional


“Kelli epitomizes the term “professional agent.” She listened to what we were looking for and showed us exactly the homes that fit our needs—there was no time wasted looking at unsuitable properties. We really appreciated her knowledge of the Tacoma area market, her ability to highlight the features of a house, (both positives and drawbacks) and her thorough and timely response to our questions. Having an agent who is so familiar with old homes was particularly valuable during inspections and negotiations. Throughout the whole home-buying process, we felt confident that we were in expert hands. I would not hesitate to recommend Kelli. Added bonus: she is really a pleasant person with a fun sense of humor!” -Dave Lee & Suzanne Mayr