Your Pierce County Real Estate Specialists

Our goal is to put "Service First" with unwavering determination and passion for the real estate industry and family, friends and the local community.

Joseph Romero, Owner/Broker

Cell: (206) 412-0169
Email: Joseph@SFRET.com

I have been part of the service industry most of my life. The journey itself has been amazing, full of great people and memorable experiences. What I bring to the table is a dedication to high standards of service, a loyalty to those I serve, and a commitment to get the job done. It’s not simply a job to me, it’s delivering on trust.

During my career I have had the opportunity to be part of the most joyous micro moments in people’s lives. I take the understanding, unwavering determination, and unbridled passion for making the micro moments lasting memories to the real estate industry. The lasting impression in life’s massive moments have drawn me to the continued excellence in serving family, friends, and the community of people I have been a part of and continue to grow into.

Joseph Romero, broker, real estate specialists

Kirk Sundberg, Owner/Managing Broker

Cell: (253) 335-2158
Email: Kirk@SFRET.com

I have lived most of my life in the Puget Sound Region. My wife and I have been married for over 34 years. We enjoy camping, traveling, walking our neighborhood and meeting people. I am the “honey do” for several widows and single moms that we know. My daughter and her husband and granddaughter live in Covington.

Upon retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1998, I worked at the Port of Tacoma as a maintenance manager during start up operation. During that time, I realized I had a passion to work with people. I was able to translate my contract negotiation skills from Coast Guard repair contracting and terminal start up contracts to real estate. I was first licensed as a real estate agent in 2002. I earned my Senior Real Estate Specialist designation in January of 2005 and received my Managing Broker’s License in August of 2005. I enjoy working with first time home buyer’s, providing education along the way but reveling in handing over the first set of keys to a new home.

I have an extensive knowledge of neighborhoods from Federal Way to Graham. As the owner of several condominiums, I appreciate the special requirements of condo sellers & buyers. I have worked with seniors in manufactured home sales and have an appreciation and understanding  that helps me manage these transactions. As a Member of the USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union Affinity Program, I routinely work with and understand the special circumstances of military members.

Kirk Sundberg, Managing Broker, Real Estate Specialists

RJ Straight, Broker

Cell: (425) 220-9867
Email: RJ@SFRET.com

After a 10-year career in business, culminating as chief financial officer for a multimillion-dollar company, I am happy to be returning to my roots. Real estate has always been my true passion, and with my wife and daughter by my side I am overjoyed to be back!

Upon graduating college with a B.S. in Real Estate Investment & Finance with highest honors, I started a company to rehabilitate homes and create affordable housing options for first time home buyers. As an investor I have worked with foreclosures, probate sales, short sales, and contract assignments.

In 2001, my wife & I moved to Washington to be closer to family. I became the operations manager for a small property developer, as well as a licensed real estate broker to represent the company in all real estate transactions. This opportunity led me to join a national real estate company where I worked with both first time and luxury buyers to find their perfect home.

At my core is a strong belief in the values of servant leadership: honesty, truth, compassion, and acceptance. With these, I bring a true desire to serve the needs of my clients, my community, and my team. Using my knowledge and experiences gained through my career, I come along side those I serve and advocate not just for the needs & desires of my clients, but their dreams.

It’s good to be home!

I appreciate that immensely as often in our industry thanks and accolades are often forgotten. I share the same patient sentiment with your professionalism as you expressed on the card. Most agents would have not let the process take its course and either blown up at the lender or the title company in this case, which gets no one anywhere.

Arle S.

Cooperating Lender