About Us

About Ascend Realty

Ascend Realty is a small, three year-old, woman-owned business specializing in residential real estate sales in Juneau, Alaska.

We believe that all buyers and sellers of real estate deserve professional, honest representation and sincere, dedicated support. The Juneau market is small, unique, and ever-changing. Our team offers special expertise in waterfront properties, preparing and staging homes for listing, operational strategy and processes, and online marketing and sales tools. We love Juneau and are excited to serve our clients who are buying and selling here. We work hard to help make their journeys positive and successful.

Our Realtors

Gretchen Powers, MRP* | Broker/Owner

Let’s face it – buying and selling Real Estate can be stressful. I work hard to make the experience as smooth as possible so my clients can relax. But it takes more than intelligence, dedication and project management skills to be an exceptional agent. When the rubber meets the road and so much is at stake - it’s all about expertly analyzing all of the variables; the people involved, pros and cons of each property, motivation and timing, as well as the market conditions. And then, it comes down to developing the very best strategy and using the art of diplomacy to make everything align.

I love my job and the 24/7 commitment it requires is part of that. Nothing makes me happier than working with clients and helping create win/win outcomes so they feel great about one of the biggest personal and financial decisions they will ever make. I can relate. After a visit to Juneau in 2006, I traded sunny south Florida for a new and exciting life in Alaska. During my free time, I love cooking and spending time with friends and family  and my cat, and venturing outdoors to hike, bike, fish or ski to enjoy the unique natural wonders that make living in Alaska the greatest adventure ever. I welcome the opportunity to represent you whether you are buying or selling Real Estate in Juneau.

Please give me a call at (907) 723-1822 or email ascendjuneau@gmail.com so that I can answer any questions you might have.

*Certified Military Relocation Professional

Charlene Steinman | Realtor®

I’m proud to call myself a lifelong Alaskan and third generation ‘Juneauite’ with deep roots in this wonderful community. My husband, Scott, and I raised 3 children here, and we have enjoyed all the amenities of outdoor life, close friends and family, and the special opportunities that living in Alaska brings.

My first professional career was as an interior designer for an architectural firm where I served clients all over Alaska for over 30 years and eventually became a firm partner. The firm's focus on client service, creative solutions, hard work under tight deadlines, and adherence to budget constraints are all skills I bring to real estate.

I understand building design, construction, and aesthetics and have also owned a home staging business for over 7 years helping prepare homes for sale for Juneau real estate agents. It is exciting and rewarding to bring my training, expertise, and professional practice together to help my real estate clients meet their needs.

My passion is serving clients and making their dreams become a reality. I would appreciate the opportunity to assist you, and I will work diligently to make the process as smooth as possible.

Please give me a call at (907) 723-6950 or contact me via email at charlenedsteinman@gmail.com.

Our Stellar Support Team

In addition to our Realtors, our support team of four people, a couple of felines, and a dog works behind the scenes to fuel Ascend Realty's success. This group provides assistance in marketing, strategy, communications, and transaction management as well as professional photography, marketing materials, and social media design.