Buying and selling real estate is exciting! But it is also an expensive, infrequent, complex, life changing, high risk transaction that requires a trusted real estate advisor who also serves as skilled negotiator and expert facilitator. 

I provide clients with information, technology and experienced guidance that helps them make the series of informed decisions required in every real estate transaction. I stay in constant communication with clients and will promptly return calls, respond to texts and reply to emails. I offer an authentic personality and I'm a person who cares. Whether you are a first time buyer or sophisticated seller, it is my pleasure to deliver results with skill and confidence. I invite you to read client testimonials and look forward to serving you!

If you would like to receive my monthly market e-newsletter please click the "Contact Julie" link.

Some of the PROFESSIONAL SERVICES I provide:

  • Regional Specialist
  • Responsive, Confidential Communication 
  • Comprehensive Market Information
  • Creative Negotiating Techniques
  • Investment Strategies
  • Premium Marketing Resources
  • Lender, Inspector & Contractor referrals
  • Out-of-Area Broker referrals
  • Experience representing Trusts & LLCs
  • Extended After-Sale Support

PLEASE read my client testimonials and THANK YOU for visiting my website. -- Julie

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Julie is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and her work ethic speaks volumes. We felt completely at ease throughout the entire process.


—Susan Reardon and Mike Hart Sacramento, Ca
  /  June 2017

We looked at a lot of houses with Julie before buying the perfect one. Given the current seller's market with multiple offers on every house, several of our offers were not accepted. Although we were under a time constraint, Julie was always reassuring that we would obtain the right house for us and maintained a calm positive attitude. She was right; we love the house! She kept us sane when we were ready to pull out our hair. We will always remember her with gratitude and fondness.


—Rhonda Krause, Sacramento
  /  May 2017

Julie McKechnie was generous in her time in the years leading up to our house being ready to put on the market. We first met her in the early stages of dealing with our mom's estate and every time we contacted Julie for advice about whether to remodel or sell as is, she provided sound options from different perspectives that made sense. She never hesitated to give us of her time along the way, so when the day finally arrived to put the house up for sale, we felt a sense of loyalty to her although other agents were suggested by friends, etc. Julie never made us feel pressured into any decisions. She remained cheerful and patient even when we passed up several offers at the outset. When further offers failed to materialize for months, she came up with new pricing strategies to draw in traffic, and ultimately our buyer. Where we really appreciated Julie's professionalism was in handling difficult situations that arose. When she encountered that vagrants had broken into our vacant house, she quickly handled the situation by ordering them to leave, calling the police and waiting there till we could arrive. She also navigated the issue of the break in with the buyer's agent with care to ensure we did not lose the sale! Everyone involved felt a real sense of rejoicing when the deal was finally done! THANKS JULIE!!


—Robin Kipke, Carmichael, CA
  /  March 2017

Julie is truly exceptional! She was there to guide me through the entire process as a first time home buyer. She really understood our needs and worked with us to find the perfect home.


—Jason, Sacramento
  /  June 2016

Julie McKechnie pays attention to details and timelines very well. She communicates clearly and was a great advocate for us and our interest.


—Matt; Sacramento
  /  December 2015

Additional Testimonials

Julie is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and her work ethic speaks volumes. We felt completely at ease throughout the entire process.


—Susan Reardon and Mike Hart Sacramento, Ca
  /  June 2017

We looked at a lot of houses with Julie before buying the perfect one. Given the current seller's market with multiple offers on every house, several of our offers were not accepted. Although we were under a time constraint, Julie was always reassuring that we would obtain the right house for us and maintained a calm positive attitude. She was right; we love the house! She kept us sane when we were ready to pull out our hair. We will always remember her with gratitude and fondness.


—Rhonda Krause, Sacramento
  /  May 2017

Julie McKechnie was generous in her time in the years leading up to our house being ready to put on the market. We first met her in the early stages of dealing with our mom's estate and every time we contacted Julie for advice about whether to remodel or sell as is, she provided sound options from different perspectives that made sense. She never hesitated to give us of her time along the way, so when the day finally arrived to put the house up for sale, we felt a sense of loyalty to her although other agents were suggested by friends, etc. Julie never made us feel pressured into any decisions. She remained cheerful and patient even when we passed up several offers at the outset. When further offers failed to materialize for months, she came up with new pricing strategies to draw in traffic, and ultimately our buyer. Where we really appreciated Julie's professionalism was in handling difficult situations that arose. When she encountered that vagrants had broken into our vacant house, she quickly handled the situation by ordering them to leave, calling the police and waiting there till we could arrive. She also navigated the issue of the break in with the buyer's agent with care to ensure we did not lose the sale! Everyone involved felt a real sense of rejoicing when the deal was finally done! THANKS JULIE!!


—Robin Kipke, Carmichael, CA
  /  March 2017

Julie is truly exceptional! She was there to guide me through the entire process as a first time home buyer. She really understood our needs and worked with us to find the perfect home.


—Jason, Sacramento
  /  June 2016

"We whole-heartedly recommend Julie as a realtor. We wanted to sell our rental house but hoped to sell it ourselves. Julie was patient with us as we worked through the process of realizing we needed her expertise. She was honest, efficient, direct and worked very hard on our behalf. We had a qualified buyer within a short time of listing it with her, and she looked after our best interests throughout the process. At the "11th hour" of the sale we experienced a glitch which she successfully navigated us through. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a competent professional."


—S.D.
  /  February 2016

Julie McKechnie pays attention to details and timelines very well. She communicates clearly and was a great advocate for us and our interest.


—Matt, Sacramento
  /  December 2015

"Your insistence to have the sellers purchase a home warranty for us is already paying dividends. The furnace stopped working last night and the repair man estimated about $900 to fix the issue. We called the warranty people and its covered! Thanks for all the sound advice guiding us through our first home purchase."


—Michael & Crystal Young
  /  November 2015

"We had the most wonderful experience with Julie. She helped us through all the bumps in the road and was so reassuring when things got daunting. We call Julie our "Real Estate Angel" and she really was. The process was daunting and exciting but the best part was when Julie came to hand us the keys to our new home and she was as excited as we were! We would recommend Julie to EVERYONE who is looking to purchase a home. She's the best! Julie, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us on our new journey in life. Best of all, we have a new friend too!"


—Don & Sharon Parsons
  /  October 2015

“When you work with a real estate agent, you can only hope that they have your best interest in mind. My family and I were very lucky to have Julie in our corner as we upgraded to a new home and sold our old home. At that time, the market was very tricky. Low rates, low inventory, and a desire to maximize our return on our old house produced some tough decisions. Julie was always there for us. She was our sounding board, and most of all our partner throughout the whole process. Her advice and experience helped us make decisions that were right for our family. In the end, we got the property of our dreams and sold our old house at the for a profit that we were very happy with. We would refer Julie to our friends and family with confidence.”


—Hayme Lake
  /  August 2015

"Our experience from the very first day to the final close was excellent! Julie was professional, resourceful and caring all at the same time. We will most definitely refer any future business to Julie."


—Rose Blake
  /  April 2015

"When my wife and I purchased a house earlier this year, Julie went above and beyond in every way imaginable. In the beginning, she made a point to us to not make any hasty decisions and to genuinely consider what we felt was best for us without rushing us into a home. She made herself readily available to answer our incredible amount of questions (as any first time home buyer has) and her expertise as a realtor truly radiated, as did her professionalism. Julie is passionate and dedicated, but perhaps best of all, she is honest and knows exactly what she is selling. She made the process as easy as it could possibly be for us and we are immeasurably grateful for her."


—Sage & Amy Bollinger-Warren
  /  August 2014

"I was not a first time home buyer, but it had been almost 10 years since I last went through the process. Julie provided me with an experience that I did not expect. She made herself available to me and my family via phone, text and emails with responses in sometimes minutes, showed us many houses within our price range and gave extremely informed opinions when asked. She really made me feel that I was her only client (although I know I was not) with her level of service and support. In fact I was so impressed I chose her to list my other home for sale. I would and have recommend her to anybody looking to buy or sell a home."


—Angie Ford
  /  July 2014

"We literally couldn't be happier with our home buying experience. Every step of the process, from start to finish, went off without a hitch and we owe it all to Julie's hard work, skill and professionalism. She has also since become a great friend and I'm sure everyone who's worked with her would give a similarly glowing review. I was referred by a friend with only wonderful things to say, and Julie's work far exceeded even my very high expectations. She was always willing to meet at my convenience, and text/phone calls were without exception immediately returned. Her knowledge of both home buying in general and the Sacramento market in particular were very impressive, but she was very focused on letting us make our own decisions. Overall, she gave us the space we needed while always happy to offer a well-informed opinion when we asked. She also maintains many contacts in the local real estate world which proved to be extremely valuable when it came time to write an offer. Julie also was very helpful in securing financing. She was a great advocate at every meeting with the title company, every inspector visit, contractor discussion, everything. Even now that the home has been bought, she continues to remain accessible and willing to answer any questions or help out with whatever we need. Wherever you are in the process, and no matter how much experience you have or don't have with buying a home, you won't find a better partner for your search. I'm confident you'll be as happy as we are."


—Mitch Seaman
  /  November 2013

"Thank you Julie you're amazing. If you need a real realtor Julie gets it done."


—Allyson Jones
  /  May 2013

"I have to admit we worked with a lot of realtors before we worked with Julie. We had so many bad experiences along our journey to sell and buy a new home it took us about 3 years on and off. Then along came Julie, and everything changed. She was exactly what we were hoping to find. A realtor who makes you feel important listens to you and gives her best advice during the process. She only wants the best for you as a client. She makes you feel like you are her only client with devoted attention. She works in my opinion ten times harder than any of the other realtors we had experiences with. She is aggressive on your behalf and has your best interest at heart. She doesn't think of the money as her driving goal. She is genuine. She is passionate, and gets excited with you during the process. She will have your back. I know Julie is going to be a top realtor in Sacramento for many years to come, it fits her! There are so many days when we wake up in our new home, sit with a cup of coffee and reflect on how Julie made this happen for us and we are so happy with how everything turned out."


—Shelle Viray
  /  December 2012

"Wow, where to begin? Julie was so amazing! My husband and I were going through a divorce and Julie handled everything with poise and consideration for this very uncomfortable situation. She listened so carefully to our needs/wants, was so informative, explained the market, what to expect, and had our best interest I mind. I think it was no more than two, maybe three weeks before we had an offer that we could not refuse, and within a month the deal was done! It was such an awful time in my life, but Julie made it so easy and was so compassionate. Her integrity, personality, and knowledge, made for the best experience I could have ever hoped for. Thank you, Julie, and I will never hire another realtor to help me sell my homes."


—S.D.
  /  December 2012

"Julie did a great job making us feel like we were in the driver's seat. Her patience with us as first time home buyers was greatly appreciated. She used her wealth of experience to help us make the right decision, rather than try to make a decision for us. She was flexible and worked around our schedule, since we had a young child. I would recommend her to anyone who is in the market for a home."


—M.M.
  /  June 2012

"I truly believe that there is not better agent than Julie McKechnie. I started the home-buying process knowing absolutely nothing about real estate or short sales or even Sacramento, but Julie helped me find my dream home and she even made the whole process fun. Julie has the rare gift of being able to explain a convoluted and confusing process in a way that is clear, understandable and yet completely informative. She patiently answered every one of my questions, even when they were emailed out in a panic in the middle of the night. Very early on she understood exactly what I was looking for and made it easy on me by previewing homes and showing me only the ones she knew fit what I wanted and could afford. Julie helped me through the hard times of losing hope in finding the right home and she built me back up to face another round of home tours. She made home-buying fun, relaxed, easy-to-understand and accessible. And she never glossed anything over to make the sale--she was always honest about the advantages and drawbacks of every home. I never thought I would be able to own my home, but Julie McKechnie helped me not only find a home, but find the right home for me. The only bad part about finally buying my house is that I don't get emails and texts from Julie every day! I highly recommend Julie to anyone who wants a positive home-buying experience. I'll definitely send all of my friends to her to find their dream homes too!"


—Sara Flocks
  /  May 2012

"Julie had originally done an appraisal of the house more than a year before I was actually ready to put it on the market. She was probably surprised when I told her I was ready to list it. It was my turn to be surprised when after telling her I was ready to list it on Tuesday it was photographed Thursday, had an open house Saturday and multiple offers on the following Tuesday. I accepted an above listing price offer, a week and a half later signed the final papers and escrow closed less than two weeks after that. It was less than a month from listing the house to close of escrow. You can't beat that."


—R.K.
  /  January 2012

"The short sale process can be very intimidating and frustrating for many people. Julie really made the process run as smooth as it possibly could. She was there whenever I needed her for anything, she offered to help clean out the house, she made it easy to sign paperwork, she always let us know updates on our status. She was amazing!! Julie will be my go to agent from here on out!!!"


—K.K.
  /  November 2011

"You are truly one in a million within your industry; you were amazing through all of the process."


—Becka C.
  /  September 2011

"Thank you for taking care of our short sale. You will be our broker for life and we will refer anyone we know that needs to buy or sell."


—P.H.
  /  June 2011

"We feel very fortunate that we met her while searching for homes. She has terrific knowledge of housing trends, pricing and all transaction particulars that helped make buying a home smooth and easy. She will be our broker for life."


—Jon May
  /  May 2011

"I am happy the transaction was certainly a success. Julie was very patient throughout the process of looking at several properties. Julie provided good history on the properties and we are extremely happy with our purchase. Julie has continued to stay in contact providing additional information on available properties and we look forward to working with her on another property purchase."


—George H.
  /  September 2010

Buying and selling real estate is exciting! But it is also an expensive, infrequent, complex, life changing, high risk transaction that requires a trusted real estate advisor who also serves as skilled negotiator and expert facilitator. 

I provide clients with information, technology and experienced guidance that helps them make the series of informed decisions required in every real estate transaction. I stay in constant communication with clients and will promptly return calls, respond to texts and reply to emails. I offer an authentic personality and I'm a person who cares. Whether you are a first time buyer or sophisticated seller, it is my pleasure to deliver results with skill and confidence. I invite you to read client testimonials and look forward to serving you!

If you would like to receive my monthly market e-newsletter please click the "Contact Julie" link.

Some of the PROFESSIONAL SERVICES I provide:

  • Regional Specialist
  • Responsive, Confidential Communication 
  • Comprehensive Market Information
  • Creative Negotiating Techniques
  • Investment Strategies
  • Premium Marketing Resources
  • Lender, Inspector & Contractor referrals
  • Out-of-Area Broker referrals
  • Experience representing Trusts & LLCs
  • Extended After-Sale Support

PLEASE read my client testimonials and THANK YOU for visiting my website. -- Julie