Matt made his first entrepreneurial move when he decided to pursue real estate in lieu of a traditional law career. After several years as an independent broker, he opened his first RE/MAX office at Green Lake in the summer of 2011, adding offices in Bellevue and Issaquah over the next three years. When he saw inefficiencies in current real estate tech, he developed his own software to save time for the brokerage and its agents. He later co-founded a real estate startup to continue tech development from the agent and broker perspective.
As a licensed attorney, Matt was able to help his agents through the most difficult contract negotiations while consistently improving the brokerage. Now with over 250 agents and six locations, RE/MAX On the Lake and Northwest is the fastest growing RE/MAX brokerage in the region.
Matt and his team are constantly trying to improve, experimenting in new ways to market and serve clients. With an emphasis on collaboration and growth, RE/MAX On the Lake and Northwest uses new technology to help agents work better and smarter. In every transaction, Matt lives by our motto: Work Hard, Be Nice.
Katrina loves helping people become better at what they do. She’s naturally inclined towards organization, systemization, and simplicity, and she uses those values to ensure that all RE/MAX On the Lake agents can operate in a way that makes them happy and productive.
Katrina started with simple one-on-one meetings to help agents with technical issues, but has expanded to teach full classes on technology, productivity, marketing, and much more. She enjoys seeing how the small changes she recommends to her agents can have a huge impact on their businesses and their lives.
When she’s not at work, Katrina enjoys writing, costuming, and completing diet challenges she finds on the internet.
RE/MAX On the Lake and RE/MAX Northwest have six locations with exceptional staff to help serve you.
Josie Perkins Ebert Managing Director
Josie’s been a full time real estate agent since 2005, having experienced both the highs and lows of the Seattle Metro market. She joined the Re/Max on the Lake team early in its genesis, in the summer of 2011 and quickly realized Re/Max on the Lake is where she felt at home. She perfected the art of patience and planning, gaining respect for hard work. She knows that preparation, loyalty and honesty create strong character that her clients could always count on. Since 2014, Josie has been the Branch Manager for our Bellevue office, where she assists 35 of our finest agents in helping to set and achieve their goals. In her current role as Managing Director, she is focused on management of Re/Max on the Lake/Northwest’s growth and upward trajectory.
When she’s not in the office, she is spending her time with family, practicing yoga or doing any kind of outside activity, especially riding her horse. Having been born and raised in Snohomish County, Josie loves everything about living in the Puget Sound.
Jared FraserDesignated Broker
Jared Fraser has made his home in the Seattle area for the past 16 years. He began his work in the Real Estate industry with property management and investment real estate, which gives him special insight into the complexities of investment and rental transactions. After over a decade of experience, he now works to help all buyers and sellers in achieving their goals.
Jared regularly shares his real estate knowledge on local radio show Brashenomics (1150AM KKNW). In 2011 he was identified as a Brashenomics Preferred Professional, and continues to mentor new agents just joining the industry.
From the first time you meet Jared, you will feel at ease with his professional and personable working style. His ability to make the buying or selling of a home a rewarding and positive experience is something that ensures him a steady referral business, and many happy clients.
Sophie RobenDirector of Operations
Behind every successful company is a strong operational system. Sophie began her career with RE/MAX On the Lake and Northwest in 2015 and developed a thorough understanding of the real estate industry as an integral resource for brokers with a careful eye to detail, experience in multi-task management ,and organization. Now, as the Director of Operations, Sophie is the driving force for managing and making sure that the company’s operations are running smoothly across all offices!
When she’s not in the office, Sophie enjoys playing tennis, exploring Seattle’s live music scene, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. As an alum of the University of Washington, she is also a proud husky fan and enjoys going to UW football games – Go Dawgs!
Emma McAleer Agent Marketing Coach
Emma is an Agent Marketing Coach at RE/MAX Northwest, here to help agents turn their marketing goals into reality. An alumni of the University of Idaho, she obtained her degree in Marketing where she developed a love of knowledge for content creation , consumer behavior, and campaign implementation. Always willing to lend a helping hand, she takes pride in doing anything she can to make the agents’ life a little easier!
When she is not at the office you can find her, coffee in hand, exploring neighborhood thrift stores for hidden gems or indulging her inner foodie at local cafes. An Idaho girl at heart and avid lover of the outdoors, she also enjoys becoming one with nature through camping and hiking!
Anna MovsesovExecutive Assistant
Behind every successful executive is an executive assistant that makes business happen on schedule. Anna still remembers walking in the door on her first day and seeing immediately why she would fit into the culture: “Work Hard. Be Nice.” It was written right on the wall! This motto has been her driving force for keeping Matt van Winkle’s schedule, workload, and time allocation top-notch. She is responsible for making sure he is continuously moving the brokerage forward – and not forgetting to eat!
After spending a few years enjoying a successful wedding photography business with her husband, Anna decided to move away from that industry and focus on growing a career with RE/MAX On the Lake and Northwest. She enjoys being creative, discovering the latest and greatest technology, and spending time with her husband and two kittens Linux and Pixie.
Susan BabosDirector of Office Administration
Sue is the Director of Office Administration for RE/MAX Northwest and RE/MAX On the Lake. Before coming to the brokerage she previously worked as a buyer’s agent and a loan officer assistant. She owned a successful drive-in restaurant in Montana before relocating to the Seattle area in 1999. Her ability to assist agents and decipher “agent speak” is truly amazing. She has a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life.
The most important things in her life are family and friends. Her niece and nephew are the reason she moved to the area. She met her husband the year she arrived and has spent much time playing on the water at Lake Washington, baking and exploring new areas around the Puget Sound.