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Meet the Team

Beth Traverso
Managing Broker / Team Leader
A top real estate agent/broker specializing in buying & selling homes in Issaquah, Snoqualmie Valley, Sammamish, Seattle’s Eastside and the Greater Seattle Area.

Beth’s introduction to the world of real estate began around the time she bought a 1916 fixer-upper at the tender age of 21. After completely restoring the house to its original condition, she launched her career in real estate in 1998.

Along the way, Beth picked up several other neglected properties and restored them to their original splendor, including homes in New Orleans before and after the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.

Since joining the RE/MAX team in 2012, Beth has worked with her team to help over 400 people buy and/or sell their homes. She has been recognized for her hard work with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award.

Beth is currently living in a home that overlooks a beautiful mountain vista. Enjoying it with her husband and three children, it’s not unusual to spot a deer or bear wandering off in the distance now and then. Perfectly situated in natural surroundings, the family likes to venture out and enjoy the unfolding seasons.

“I am a natural negotiator and know how to get to “yes.” My skills are honed and productive with an attentive ear to understand what both buyer and seller are saying. I am driven to exceed expectations and provide concierge level service. All while keeping the personal touch and accessibility that my clients deserve. My experience has taken me all around the Greater Seattle area. My early start has given me depth and skills on all sides of a transaction—for your personal home or for an investment property.”

Beth takes great pleasure in assessing what her clients are looking for; this takes an attentive ear and a focused eye on all sides of the transaction. Having worked in the Greater Seattle area for years, she has a depth of experience that will point you in the right direction as you’re considering a home or investment opportunity. Having gone through the steps herself many times, Beth is positioned to help you find your dream property.

  • Seller Representation
  • Buyer Representation
  • Consulting
  • Luxury
  • Acreage
  • Investment
  • Re/Max Hall of Fame
  • Re/Max Chairman’s Club

Associations & Credentials

Beth’s professional affiliations include some of the highest distinctions in the real estate industry.

The Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) is the professional designation offered by the Council of Residential Specialists. The highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field, the CRS designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.

REAL TRENDS: We are honored to announce that we have been recognized by REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, ranking in the top 1.5% of all residential real estate sales professionals in the U.S. The Beth Traverso Real Estate Group has also recently been ranked as one of the top 15 small teams for sales volume in Washington and among the top 40 small team for transactions. This is a huge honor for our hardworking agents who are dedicated to providing a clear path home for our clients.

Master Certified Negotitaion Expert (MCNE). The MCNE designation is the premier negotiation designation in real estate! MCNE designation demonstrates that I have invested considerable effort to bring my negotiation skills to the highest professional level in real estate.

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. What the ABR® designation means for you. You gain my valuable real estate education that elevates my skills and knowledge to find you the perfect home.

The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.

The Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Real Estate Agent Course is the premier training on Home Staging for the real estate industry.Patterned after the success principles developed by Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®, and President & CEO of, the ASP Course is the first professional course on home staging for real estate agents and professional stagers.

* Through hard work and dedication I have joined the top 1% of real estate brokers in the Greater Seattle Area in sales volume. *per NWMLS data
Chris Weaver
After years in the customer service industry, Chris moved his service skills to real estate in 2012. Chris prides himself on providing expert knowledge and personal service. Chris is has lived in various cities on the Eastside over the past 20 years and currently resides in Renton with his wife and 2 kids.
Melissa Harris-Herrero
Melissa’s love of real estate began over a decade ago as a personal investor. Having spent most of her adult life in the Pacific Northwest – and having raised her family in several of the area’s beautiful neighborhoods from Maple Valley to Mercer Island to Issaquah – Melissa soon realized that she could channel her passion for finding the right home to help others. Her skills in navigating the market and in making the home buying and selling processes as smooth as possible has earned her the proud title of “Home Buying Therapist” from her satisfied clients.

Melissa has an exceptional ability to listen to and truly understand her clients’ needs. Their interests guide her as she facilitates all aspects of the buying and selling processes. On a deep level, she understands that buying and selling real estate can be an emotional investment, and she is committed to delivering to each of her clients compassionate, responsible, and first-class service.

When not working, Melissa enjoys unwinding in the kitchen preparing recipes from around the globe, relaxing with family and friends on our great local beaches and hiking trails, or taking in outdoor concerts. Her world travels have instilled a love of global cultures, and a fluency in Spanish. She is a member of the Junior League of Seattle and loves volunteering in the community and at her kids’ schools.
Kaylinn Conner
Kaylinn started her journey in real estate in 2015 as the Director of First Impressions at a RE/MAX office in Bellingham, WA. When she moved to Issaquah in 2017, she joined the Beth Traverso Group and has been honored to be a part of this hard-working team. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to help our clients as they transition into the next exciting chapter of their lives. Kaylinn and her hubby, Travis, now own a house in Maple Valley and love spending time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Jenn Heitman
Growing up in Anchorage Alaska, Jenn has always had an appreciation for the beautiful outdoors. In 2001 she moved to Kirkland, Washington and graduated from Northwest University with a Bachelors degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Business. After college, Jenn worked as a promotional assistant for Morris Communications in Anchorage for several years. After marrying her husband in 2006 they soon moved back to Washington and settled in the Snoqualmie Valley where they began raising their three children. Jenn has worked with the Beth Traverso Group since 2017 as a TC assistant and has loved every second of working with this amazing team