Meet the Greater Sound Team

The Greater Sound Real Estate Team, led by Mindy Newton, has been serving King and Snohomish County residents for over eleven years, with unmatched dedication to high standards for integrity, commitment, and expertise.

Each agent on the Greater Sound Real Estate Team is full-time and dedicated to helping you buy or sell your property. We pride ourselves in treating our clients well and serving our clients for years to come.

Mindy Newton

Mindy Newton | Owner and Managing Broker

Mindy was born and raised in Washington State and has spent most her life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She graduated from college in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Her degree took her to California where she worked as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 7 years before returning to Washington

Mindy has spent the last 11 years working and living in Snohomish County where she is raising her 5 children with her husband Michael. She and Michael adopted 3 of their 5 children. They love to go camping, hiking, waterskiing, and traveling together.

Mindy founded the Greater Sound Real Estate team in 2007, and the team has continued to grow ever since. She has become one of the top agents in the area and has ranked in the top 1% for sales production for many years.

Mindy primarily spends her time listing properties and has a strong track record for pricing, marketing, negotiating, and closing sales. She successfully manages an ever-growing team of agents and works to raise the bar of professional service in the real estate industry.

Mindy also has a strong desire to help others achieve financial stability and has spent considerable time teaching others how to become debt free by teaching Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Principles. She is a phenomenal instructor and is truly passionate about helping others become free from the bondage of debt.

Julie Magnano

Julie Magnano | Broker

Julie was born and raised in Bellevue, WA. After earning a bachelor of arts in business administration degree with a major in marketing at Seattle University, she became a licensed real estate broker.

Julie joined the Greater Sound Real Estate Team as a buyer’s agent in 2015, and has a true passion for real estate. She wakes up every morning grateful to have a career she loves. Julie is knowledgeable, capable, hard-working, and extremely responsive. Put her to work for you and you’ll be telling all of your friends about your incredible experience!

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Eileen Asmundson | Buyers Agent

Eileen is a Seattle native, raised in Kirkland and lived her adult life in the North End. Eileen has a degree in Paralegal Studies, worked as a paralegal for over 20 years, and she became a licensed real estate broker when her daughter went off to California for college.

Eileen has always loved homes and real estate and believes in the wealth building possibilities that home ownership provides. She joined Keller Williams Bothell in 2015 and became a member of The Greater Sound Team in 2017. Eileen loves all aspects of real estate and strives to give excellent service to everyone she encounters. Eileen is passionate about horses and has ridden and owned horses for most of her life. She also loves to go to the movies, and travel with her husband and daughter.

Simona Puscas

Simona Puscas | Listing Manager

Simona was born in Romania and moved with her family to the United States when she was 8 years old. She attended Everett Community College and earned her Associates Degree in Business. In 2000, Simona started working at Re/Max Northwest in Everett managing the front desk, after a couple of years she moved to Re/Max Northwest in Bothell working as a Listing Assistant for the office.

In 2007, Simona joined Keller Williams in Lynnwood working as a licensed assistant for Dave Duncan who specialized in New Construction Sales. Simona handled everything related to the new construction process from inputting the listing into the MLS, working with the buyer in their selection process to taking the contract to closing and ensuring a smooth transaction. She has been at Keller Williams since 2007 and in 2017, joined the Greater Sound Real Estate Team bringing with her over 16 years of real estate experience. Simona enjoys the outdoors, road trips and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Miriam Porter

Miriam Porter | Office Manager

Miriam was born in Whitefish, Montana but her family moved to Oak Harbor when she was young. She attended Puget Sound Christian College and earned a BS in Global and Intercultural Studies in 2006. Before starting in Real Estate Miriam worked for a large association management company in Bellevue for 6 years doing everything from customer service to managing properties.

In January of 2014, Miriam gladly joined the Greater Sound Real Estate team as a licensed Administrative Assistant. Miriam enjoys running, watching movies, practicing yoga, and spending time with her 2 children and Husband.

Kari Blouin

Kari Blouin | Database & Lead Manager

Kari was born and raised in Snohomish, attending Snohomish High School until her junior year, ultimately graduating from Bigfork High School, when her family made a move to Montana. After college, she happily returned to her hometown of Snohomish to raise her family. For 15+ years she worked as a drafter in the engineering, architectural, and surveying fields. A downturn in the economy plus an interest in real estate, led her to join Mindy Newton and the Greater Sound team as an administrative assistant in 2008.

After the birth of her youngest child in 2011, she took some time off to concentrate on her family. In 2014 she rejoined the team part-time, working behind the scenes to help support her teammates.  

In her spare time, Kari enjoys spending time with friends and family, CrossFit, reading, and volunteering at her church.

Cristina Medina

Cristina Medina | Broker

Cristina was born and raised in Mexico, in a suburb north of Mexico City. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology. In Mexico, she worked in IT where she developed code for administrative systems and trained users at a brake remanufacturing company. In 1994, Cristina and her husband moved to Michigan. She worked in the telecommunications industry with Lucent Technologies as a deployment engineer, where she had the opportunity to travel to South America. She then moved to Illinois where she continued working for Lucent Technologies as Technical Writer.

In 2003, her first daughter Paola was born and became a full-time mom. She then moved with her family to Washington in 2013, and after going herself through the home-buying process she became increasingly interested in real estate. She joined Keller Williams in Bothell in 2015, and in 2017 she joined the Greater Sound Team as bilingual agent. Cristina enjoys the outdoors, going to the movies and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


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