About Sharon

With a lifetime of real estate experience behind her, it’s no wonder that clients choose Sharon Newsom when they think of real estate!

Sharon grew up in the business – literally!  Her mother was a highly successful commercial real estate agent, and one of the very first women in the state to work as a commercial broker.

Since her start in the business in 1989, Sharon has been affiliated with GBK (formerly Gerrard, Beattie, and Knapp, LLC), a real estate brokerage focused on providing extraordinary client experiences.

That focus on the client is evident in every action Sharon takes.  Rather than focusing on working with a large volume of clients, Sharon instead invests her energy fully with each and every client.  Testimonials from clients reflect, time and again, the high level of care and concern Sharon extends to her clients.

Sharon perhaps put it best herself when she said, “A person’s home is so personal – and such a statement about them.  It is truly a privilege to be part of the process in one of the most significant event in their lives.”

But simply caring about clients, without having the skills to help them meet their goals, is not enough.  To support her commitment to clients, Sharon continues to invest in ongoing education.  She had earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, and is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).  This extra training, coupled with her Masters degree in Communications, allows her to reach her goal of providing that extraordinary client experience.

Regardless of current market conditions, buyers and sellers working with Sharon Newsom can rest assured that she is committed to meeting client needs on every level.

When not working, showing and breeding West Highland White Terriers is a passion of Sharon’s; in fact, she sits on the board of the Puget Sound brand of the West Highland White Terrier Association.   Gardening, reading, cooking, and knitting are all activities which put a smile on Sharon’s face.  Sharon enjoys life with husband John and her grown children – <names here>, and travel with family is a priority in Sharon’s life. ˜


“Sharon displayed patience, understanding and support every step of the way.  She gauged what we were looking for and helped us clarify in our own minds.  She was extraordinarily kind, funny, compassionate and knowledgeable.  She guided us well and made us feel at ease about the biggest decision we’ve made in our lives.”  A.R.

“She was excellent!  She helped us every step of the way with information and helpful suggestions. . Sharon had the worst possible economy going on in our lifetime and she still managed to sell our condo.  We should all applaud her.  She goes beyond the beyond.  D. & P. R.

“Sharon was perfect, we liked her from our first meeting.  Selling a house and buying a house are stressful situations. Sharon did a good job making it as easy as possible.” M. &H.W.

Sharon was fantastic.  She is incredibly hard working, is able to determine what a client is looking for quickly.  This allowed us to find a house in eight days.”  K.S. & K.C.

“She worked so hard for us.  She was on top of every development in the market.” S.S.

“Her service was extraordinary and her follow-through complete.  She was there to give us support in extremely tense situations, we couldn’t have gotten through it without her.”  R.B & J. C.

“Sharon was the best agent we have dealt with in any state, ever.  She was personable and efficient and took care of every detail. She has followed up with us regarding this property and our move to Seattle in general.”  B.W.