"John Duerr helped us through several transactions. We sold a home, and listed it with John. He provided relevant information regarding the market, and even walked through our home and gave us tips and pointers on things to do to make our home more presentable and marketable. With John’s assistance, we sold our home for a good price, despite a declining market and lowering values (2012). We had planned to build a new home but due to the market conditions, we decided to buy one instead. Once again, we asked John to help us find a new home, and after two long days and looking at almost 20 homes, we found the one perfect for us. He pays great attention to detail, and only brought us to homes that fit almost every criteria we had set. Once that transaction was complete, we then sold the land we had planned to build on. Once again, John helped us through the process and got us great value for the land we sold. He’s rock solid and is clearly one of the best around. I’d highly recommend him for his willingness to go the extra mile to make sure your selling/buying process is smooth, uneventful and gets you the results you’re looking for."

- Jeff & Cheri K.

"John and Gayla Duerr came quickly to our aid when we needed to sell our townhouse in a short window of time for a move overseas. They immediately gave us a helpful list of steps to take to get our home ready for sale- things that definitely mad an impact. They also worked hard to ensure that our house was seen by other realtors and tapped into other local buyer networks. As a result of their efforts, we had an offer on our home within a week. I would recommend them to anyone. They are phenomenal realtors."

- Lasse & Stephanie L.

"My wife and I needed to find a house in Olympia to be near our daughter and her family. We had been caring for our grandsons 3 days per week at our daughter’s old house in Seattle. When they moved to Olympia due to a new job, we needed to follow them to continue caring for our grandsons.

Enter Gayla Duerr from Coldwell Banker and the beginning of our house search in Olympia. We had never been in Olympia before; only passed through on the way to the beach! Gayla took the time to familiarize us with the history, landmarks and neighborhoods in Olympia and Tumwater so we could get a feel for the area and she even provided in-car treats!

We wanted a house located on the route our daughter drives from her house to work, so she could drop off our grandsons for us to take to school and activities. After several weeks of searching, we felt discouraged because we would come close to all the amenities we wanted except a yard large enough for our RV. We felt badly that we were taking up so much of Gayla’s time but she insisted she was determined to find us the right house no matter how long it took. She doesn’t just try to find you a house, but insists it be a home that you love and will feel good about moving into.

At this point Gayla became a miracle worker, even searching for expired listings within the specific travel route. She finally found the perfect home for us, negotiated a win/win with the sellers and we now have the home of our dreams. My wife and I are close to our daughter and her family in a house we love. Thank you very much Gayla and also a thank you to the other half of The Duerr Team – her husband John Duerr. "

- Bob & Marilyn G.

"John and Gayla Duerr were phenomenal throughout my first home buying experience. They made it way too easy! Both are incredibly knowledgeable, honest and helpful. No complaints whatsoever! Thank you!"

- Troy H.

"John guided us through the process of preparing our home for sale. Then he worked hard to sell it in a difficult timing market. He was a great help and very pleasant to work with."

- Dallas P.

"John is sensitive to the importance you place on this major commitment you are about to make. If you are looking for a real estate professional to facilitate negotiation of a win-win agreement that will satisfy both you and the seller, look no further."


"Using John and Gayla Duerr to sell our home was the best decision we made. They helped guide us through every step. Offered great advice on staging to make our home look its best. Even suggested trimming and adding color to our landscape. The pictures of the inside and outside they took were great and showed our home at its best. They held two open houses and sold our house within two weeks. They did a wonderful job of marketing our home and I would recommend them with no reservations. They are honest, hard-working and reliable. They come with a plan and get results."

- Fred & Linda R.

"We were (and are) so grateful to have been connected with The Duerr Team. They were an answer to our prayers. My husband is in the military and we were looking to purchase a home out of state. John has a lot of experience working with military families.

We were only in Olympia, WA for a short time while visiting friends. The service we received while in town was very good. We took a few hours to scope out tome houses so we could have a better idea of what was in the area, and what we were looking for. During our search, Gayla was kind enough to share some history of the area and point out some local hot spots. She even graciously fixed our mispronunciation of Oly. (So glad we won’t sound like total out of towners! Haha.)

While back in Texas, their help was indispensable. I could not imagine going through this process without them! Their help was a huge sigh of relief. They knew just which things needed to be done and when. They ran like a well-oiled machine.

Their service is knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We will be recommending them to anyone moving near Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and the general Fort Lewis area."

- Zach & Shelly M.

"I have had the pleasure of working with this team, and they truly are a team! I respect their knowledge of the process and their sensitivity to the buyer or seller that many have forgotten in importance. I would happily send business their way, and if you work with them you are guaranteed to be pleased."

- Christopher P,

"Thank you guys for really going above and beyond to help us get our dream home! I swear, if there was a road block, it presented itself. But you guys fought hard for us and we thank you very much! And thank you for the tasty pumpkin bread! You are a wonderful team!"

- Shawn & Leila C.

"I have bought and sold homes before and have never had transactions go as smoothly. Gayla made the home buying process simple. I never felt pressured to hurry the process along or to settle for something I wasn’t really interested in. She obviously had my best interests in mind at all times. She helped me to find the perfect, quiet lake property. I wake up every day grateful to be able to look out my window and appreciate the beauty of nature."

- James R.

"I had the privilege of working with John Duerr to purchase my first home. He was phenomenal! I’m so glad my wife and I had the experience of working with him. He was incredibly responsive (via text and email) to all of my first time home buyer questions and was patient with me through the entire process."

- Josh & Brittany T.

"John, I sincerely want you to know how much I appreciated the way you handled my home sale and purchase. I have dealt with many realtors and you were by far the best. I will refer you any chance I can and if I ever buy or sell again, you are the guy!"

- Tim S.

"John’s full time focus is to promote, market and sell your property for the most money with the least amount of stress. His goal is to give you peace of mind when buying or selling your home. "