Who is Liz?
Liz Petrillo helps buyers and sellers excel in their real estate transactions with the attentive service and thorough education she provides. Believing that knowledge is power when undergoing one of the greatest financial endeavors in one’s life, Liz strives to make every step in the purchase or sale of a home seamless, stress-free, and most of all successful.
Born on Long Island, NY, Liz’s intrigue with real estate began when she moved in high school to Lafayette, LA, though she chose another path before ultimately “finding herself” in residential sales. After earning her degree in Sociology from George Washington University in D.C., she pursued a career in the social work field, plus worked with autistic children and recently has volunteered in her children’s Seattle elementary school. Prior to applying her strong service ethic, patience and people skills to real estate in 1997, she helped managed the popular Rock Bottom Brewery in Boulder, CO, Chicago, IL and downtown Seattle.
Having lived in various states, Liz has always tried to make wherever she settled feel like home, not just a place to live. It’s this same feeling of belonging and contentment she seeks for her clients, who continually rely on her expertise to find them the single-family home, townhome or condo that best suits their needs.
The mother of two children, Liz particularly understands the needs of growing families. She enjoys life on Queen Anne where she specializes as a neighborhood expert, and forges deep connections within her community. Her professional experience is complemented by a fresh, casual approach that transcends all ages, making clients in all stages of life feel comfortable and confident in her abilities.
After more than a decade matching buyers to the right homes and helping sellers market their properties, Liz has been rewarded with repeat business and enthusiastic referrals – her greatest compliments of all. Her organized approach, seasoned market knowledge, and caring way of doing business endear her to clients, and keep them returning for years.
“Liz helped me sell a vacation property in the mountains and expertly navigated county codes and regulations, homeowners' association logistics, distanced negotiations with the buyers and buyers' agent, inspection results and interpretation, and, last but definitely not least, the nuanced impact of a pandemic on real estate transactions. Liz represented us when we downsized in 2017 (selling and buying) and I counted again on her attention to detail, balanced approach (pressure and flexibility) to closing the deal, and adaptability to my non-traditional requests during the process. Down the road, when I change from owning to renting, I hope Liz will still be in business to assist with one more sale”…Stoop 2020
“I requested and received Liz’s contact information from a respected member of the community and I agree with the recommendation wholeheartedly. Liz is every bit, a consummate professional. This is the third property I have sold. (Insert your full surname instead perhaps?) She came to my home so that I could speak to her, and she was courteous and respectful of my unique point of view and situation immediately. Her team: phenomenal professional photographer and home stager set the condo up to catch the eye of would-be buyers online. That attention to detail ultimately resulted in the second showing leading to the purchase of my home. In these stressful times, having Liz as my realtor was exactly what I needed, I cannot even begin to adequately explain how much help she was and how grateful I am to her for making the process so expedient and so streamlined”…Gold 2020
“Liz is the complete real estate pro. She patiently worked with me to find and buy a house through a period of intense home-buying competition. Liz always kept my needs (family, budget, lifestyle) at the front of her mind, providing sensible advice every step of the way. Liz's combination of comprehensive familiarity with Seattle neighborhoods, deep real estate transaction knowledge and impressive list of supporting cast (inspectors, plumbers, etc) combine to form a near turn-key experience for me and my family. Moreover, Liz was with us every step of the way, spurring on the lending and title teams and advising me along the way to achieve the fast close we wanted. I could not be more impressed or happy with Liz”!...Edwards 2020
“Liz has been the most trusted real estate agent, advisor, cheerleader, and friend. I can’t believe this all started years ago running side by side @ Orange Theory. I will be so sad not to text you every day, but we can’t wait to have you over for margaritas on the deck! You’ve been truly the most incredible”…Peizner 2021
“Liz helped me buy my very first house back in 2004. The process was straightforward and stress-free which I appreciated very much as a first-time homebuyer. Fast forward 17 years... Liz helped me sell my very first house! She kept an eye on the market for me when I moved away to California and alerted me to changes in the market. Her regular communication was extremely helpful since my investment property was not really top of mind for me. When I finally decided to sell, Liz again made the process seamless and stress-free for me. She met with my tenants for their move-out inspection and scheduled all of the cleanings, inspections, and staging. There was very little for me to think about or do! Liz's experience also helped us secure the very best offer for our property. We were tempted to accept an early all-cash offer, but she encouraged us to be patient. Sure enough, we had a higher offer within a few days! I highly recommend working with Liz. She is responsive and her clear communication is helpful to navigate the complicated real estate process”…Cho 2021
“You want a professional like Liz in your corner when dealing with a large and complex transaction, especially selling a house when we live - most of the time - out of the country and we were doing a 1031 exchange. Liz was an absolute DELIGHT to work with. Her professionalism, proactive approach, and calm demeanor exceeded our expectations. She always had an opinion, directed us when we waivered, and assured us she had things covered by consistently delivering. We would highly recommend her for your next sale or purchase”…Watson 2021
“After 7 years, a purchase and a sale with Liz as our partner we continue to be impressed with her knowledge of the market and her commitment to her clients. She continues to go the extra mile for us, supporting questions and uncertainties with both facts and compassion and kept us on track to maximize our most recent sale. Communication is clear and consistent and gave us confidence every step of the way. It’s a given that when we initiate our next search for a home, Liz will be the very first person we speak to. We can’t recommend her highly enough”…Schmidt 2021
“Liz is a great agent, we definitely recommend her for either your home buying OR selling needs. She made the experience of buying our home in Seattle very stress-free. She was incredibly responsive and detail-oriented. When we sold our home earlier this year, we knew we would love to work with her again! What an easy experience, she helped us prep the house, collaborated on the listing, and took charge in the best possible way. Highly recommend that you work with Liz for all your real estate needs”…Kennedy 2021
"Liz did a great job helping with our purchase of a home in Queen Anne. Buying a home in the current market is more competitive than ever, and Liz was a critical asset in the process. She helped us gauge the market, find value and land a terrific home. She was excellent at keeping everyone in the process focused and on task. Liz also helped me sell a home five years ago. When it was time to choose a buyer’s agent when I got back in the market this year, I knew it would be her. Thank you, Liz!"…Rice & McDaniels-2021
"Working with Liz and her team at Windermere was a great experience. Liz had all the right advice for prioritizing the pre-sales work to be done on our house, and the service companies they brought in for landscaping, staging, etc. were excellent. The open house was very successful; they brought in multiple offers within the week and our house sold for much more than we expected."...Brooke & Purswell-Seller-2022