Kary and China Krismer Team


As a John L. Scott broker, our mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means we work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.

Meet Kary & China

Kary & Maria ‘China’ Krismer works out of John L. Scott’s Renton office as a team to fully service their clients’ real estate needs. They share a tremendous passion for helping their clients achieve their goals in the real estate world. Kary & China help clients with residential properties in King, Pierce, Thurston and Snohomish Counties. They often work with first-time home buyers, investors and bankruptcy clients.

Honesty, integrity and loyalty are key values Kary & China holds in their personal and business life. They ensure clients are well-educated and feel supported throughout the real estate transaction. Kary & China explains options to clients but respects that their decision should be the final decision. They enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and develop life-long relationships through their work.

Kary & China is laser-focused on helping her clients achieve their dreams – whether that’s pricing their home appropriately or showing them listings based on their criteria, not the commission of the selling agent. After more than a decade in the real estate industry, Kary & China are well-versed on appropriate pricing based on market value and contract negotiation as well.

They ensure their clients’ interests are first and foremost throughout the negotiations rather than just putting a deal together. They understand the value of a Realtor to their clients who are making their biggest investment in life.

With their varied backgrounds of professional negotiation management experience in a fortune 500 company and years of experience practicing law, during which time dealt with the sale of numerous properties and various issues involving real estate. Their experience allows them to provide a greater level of service to their clients.

As a long time residents of the Pacific Northwest, Kary & China know Seattle and its surrounding area very well. They have helped clients from Silverdale, Tacoma, Marysville, Everett, Bellevue, Mercer Island and all points in between.

Kary & China are heavily involved with the local Filipino American Community at her local church. China is also a volunteer with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that provides support to neighbors in need. Additionally, she is a member of the Bicol Association of Washington, and helps with their mission of providing education, medical support and common necessities to people in the Philippines. When they are not working or volunteering, Kary & China enjoys traveling or reading a good mystery novel.



Renton sits on the southeast shore of Lake Washington and at the junction of three major hiways: I5, I405 and state route 167. That means we have easy access to Seattle, Bellevue, SeaTac airport, and the rest of the Puget Sound area, as well as the Lake and the Cascades including Mt Rainier. Renton was incorporated in the early 1900s, but we really grew when Boeing started building planes here during World War 2. In the decades since, many large corporations have set up homes here, including Paccar, which makes Kenworth and Peterbilt commercial vehicles. IKEA opened their first Pacific Northwest location here in the mid 90s. The downtown core has been revitalized and is now home to the Piazza. During the summer, the Piazza hosts a farmers market, but there are events here throughout the year. Renton is also home to the facility where the Seattle Seahawk train. Every summer, we have Renton River days, which was named for the Cedar river that flows right through town on its way to Lake Washington. The multiple day event features a parade, arts and crafts, food, entertainment and a kid’s zone with inflatables and other activities. Renton has homes of all styles. Luxury homes on the water or in the Highlands, condos and townhouses overlooking Lake Washington, and new homes in friendly neighborhoods. All with access to tons of hiking and biking trails, a vibrant downtown and some of the nicest people in the world. If you’d like to learn more about Renton, let us know. We’d love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.


“We were looking for a hard-to-find home in a specific area in a hot real-estate market. China and Kary not only found our home but, when it came on the market, positioned us first in line with our offer. When unforeseen problems threatened our transaction, they came up with innovative solutions that satisfied both us and the sellers. We quickly learned we could trust this experienced and talented husband-and-wife team to look out after our interests and take care of all the details of our purchase from offer to closing.”
– Harry and Arlene

“Kary and China Krismer are a multi-talented, husband-and-wife team who guided us through each phase of the sale of our home—preparation, determining the listing price, the home inspection, evaluating offers, and the closing. They are people of integrity you can trust to take care of all the details of your home sale in a way that represents your interests.”
– The Wegley family

“China and Kary, we just want to thank you both for selling our rental property in 2 weeks!!!! Being out of state, we really needed someone who knows the market, who has a creative marketing ideas and most of all is a caring and professional realtor. I was right when we hired you and I just knew that you can do it! Thank you for keeping in touch all through the years and looking after the property when we needed the most. Thanks again!”
– Bobby and Rosanna

“We truly believe our best interests have been first and foremost with China and Kary. Once you see how patient and caring they are of all your questions, hopes, fears, etc, you'll see what I mean. They're knowledgeable and driven. We've seen them work tirelessly around the clock doing whatever it takes to find our new home. They've been very thorough throughout the whole process, from dissecting listings for what met our criteria, to helping us assess property conditions, to negotiating for our best interest and to continuing to help us even after our purchase with things like changing all of our locks and some leaky plumbing valves, and they've even offered to give their opinions/tips on remodeling as it relates to our property value. They really want to make sure you're ok. We really gained new friends in our home buying process. I can honestly say they feel more like family though. Thank you China and Kary, you guys are the best!!”
– Shawn