Our San Juan Island Team
Give Yourself the Advantage of Our Knowledge
Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Real Estate Brokers and management combined have the most knowledge about the local real estate market and related matters, giving both our buyers and sellers distinct advantages. We have the largest base of buyers and sellers, we’re chosen as the listing agent more than any other brokerage and we generate the most buyers for those listings. We look after our customers before we look after ourselves. We know what things to be aware of and advise our customers accordingly. We have the most experience in every aspect of real estate in the San Juan Islands providing substantial benefit, advantages and protections for our customers.
As we have always said, the island’s lifestyle is the primary reason in the purchasing decision process. It is what originally brings you to the islands and what keeps you wanting to be here. Our office has created an entertaining video that helps demonstrate our feelings about the island lifestyle and selling real estate. We hope you will take a moment to enjoy our YouTube Office Video.
Designated Managing Broker
Bob Elford began visiting the San Juans back in high school when he spent one unforgettable spring on Johns Island. After college, he taught high school in Alaska, but couldn’t get the islands out of his thoughts. So he moved here in 1980, when he married his wife, Mary. Bob continued working as a teacher in Friday Harbor, but has also worked in other fields; as a ranger with the National Park Service, restaurants, construction and has been the resident manager of Mar Vista Resort for the past seven years.…
My passion as a real estate agent is to share the beauty and vibrancy of the San Juan Island with you. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident that our partnership is the right fit for the both of us. After all, selecting a real estate agent is as personal as selecting a house.…
I came to San Juan Island in 1979 for one year. That year turned into 34 years. In 1985 I started my career with Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands. I have also commercial fished aboard a local Purse Seiner, spent a summer in Alaska on a fishing tender and owned a popular clothing store in Friday Harbor.…
I am lucky enough to be living the Island dream!! I have been selling properties in San Juan County since 1983. My family and I enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, beauty, and friendliness of San Juan Island living! My hobbies include horses, hiking, and skiing.
Accomplishments include REALTOR© of the Year in 1997 and 2003, Community Service Award 1997 and membership in the Million Dollar Club, Diamond Society, President’s Circle and Presidents Elite, the highest honor for productivity in the nation.…
Merri Ann Simonson
Managing Broker-Sales Manager
Merri Ann Simonson’s story is similar to many of her clients; she was introduced to the islands in 1978 through boating when she began spending weekends fishing, diving and camping. She built a second home on Garrison Bay in 1989, and began commuting from the Seattle area most every weekend. In 1995 she relocated to San Juan Island permanently and joined Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands.…
Leasa is consistent in her professionalism and commitment which makes her an excellent Broker.
She loves golfing, boating, hiking, working, being social and seeing projects through to completion and has proven this over the last 8 years in the industry.
If you would like to work with a Broker who is very professional, personable, detail oriented and has a positive attitude, Leasa Wangoe is your REALTOR!…
I’ve had the good fortune to live my island dream here on San Juan Island for over twenty years. I’m a Northwest native, and graduated from the University of Washington. Today my husband and I raise our daughters in this wonderful place, surrounded by its natural beauty and caring community.
After my children started school, I pursued a career in real estate, a field that has long interested me.…
Broker – Owner
In 1994 I moved with my mother and father to San Juan Island from Catalina; a small Island located off the coast of California. Following a childhood of Eagles Cove and riding horseback through San Juan Valley, I left the island and earned a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. After devoting some time to adventure and travel I could not imagine a more perfect place to return to.…
This fourth generation San Juan Islander has a love of the land and a keen sense of market value. With 17 years of professional experience at Coldwell Banker, Paula combines a lifetime of local knowledge with a commitment to hard work and integrity.
I am dedicated to providing the finest service available, combining proven real estate and Internet marketing techniques to meet your needs.…
Peter Wangoe II
Peter Wangoe partnered with Chuck Payne and together they form the Islands Team, selling tens of millions of dollars in real estate annually through the San Juan Islands and across the full range of property types. Extensive computer knowledge and utilization has contributed to their success as they employ industry leading computers, peripherals and software to assist in professional client management, productivity organization, desktop publishing and production of successful mailings to promote properties.…
Judy & Denny Holm
Denny and Judy Holm, “The Holm Team”, have been a successful husband/wife real estate partnership based on honesty, integrity and unsurpassed service to buyers and sellers since 1985. We fully understand the position of trust we are in when representing our clients. This is evidenced by the high level of repeat business and the personal referrals from our past customers, friends and other real estate professionals.…
I am a 2nd generation Realtor on San Juan Island and I am a 3rd generation islander with my two grandchildren being 5th generation islanders.
I left in 1976 to experience life off the island and came back in 1987. For 30 years, my father had the largest and most successful real estate company in the San Juan Islands.…
Michele has been in the Real Estate industry in the San Juan Islands since 2000 and in 2013 was voted San Juan County Association of Realtors ‘Realtor of the Year’ by her peers!
Having been raised on the island and a having had a career in the strong education system in Friday Harbor, she wanted to expand her horizons and join a career that allowed her to help others find their happiness in the islands.…
A long-time San Juan Island resident, Jane Sawyer is a respected broker with expertise garnered from 27 years of experience in the industry and is proud of her excellent reputation and ability to bring buyers and sellers together. Jane has a diverse and strong knowledge of the inventory and is dedicated to providing both buyers and sellers with a positive real estate experience and her clients continue to recommend her as their real estate agent of choice.…
Chuck Payne partnered with Peter Wangoe II and together they form the Islands Team, selling tens of millions of dollars in real estate annually through the San Juan Islands and across the full range of property types. Extensive computer knowledge and utilization has contributed to their success as they employ industry leading computers, peripherals and software to assist in professional client management, productivity organization, desktop publishing and production of successful mailings to promote properties.…
I was raised in Washington State but spend the majority of my adult life in northwestern Montana prior to moving to San Juan Island. I started in real estate in the Flathead Lake resort community of Bigfork, Montana and eventually owned and operated a real estate firm, then sold it prior to returning to Washington.…