About Us


About Ascend Realty

Ascend Realty is a four year-old, woman-owned small 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. 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, GRI, 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 knowledge, 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 persevering 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 the best outcomes for them 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 two cats, and venturing outdoors to hike, bike, fish or ski and 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 gretchencm@gmail.com so that I can answer any questions you might have.

*Certified Military Relocation Professional


Charlene Steinman, GRI | 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 8 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 with integrity and helping to make 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.


Tod Fiscus | Realtor®

Creating win/win business outcomes in a collaborative fashion is a core objective for Tod. He uses this same approach when selling commercial real estate.

Tod grew up in Juneau and returns frequently to visit family. He primarily resides in Seattle, Washington and serves as a principal consultant at Transaction 360, a business brokerage firm. In that capacity, he focuses on helping business owners build and receive optimum value for their companies.

A life-long advocate for small business, Tod is a veteran United States Chamber of Commerce director and served as Ambassador for Seattle to Washington DC, representing Puget Sound’s small and midsize business owners to the US Congress.

Tod’s interests are multi-faceted, evidenced by his studies towards medical school at the University of Fairbanks, astrophysics at the University of New Mexico, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies from Indiana University.

His Juneau roots and emphasis on honesty, integrity and dedication to client success make Tod a welcome addition to the Ascend Realty team.

When he’s not working, Tod spends his time mountain biking with his dog Bella or soaking up nature in the pristine Northwest wilderness with his four kids.

Tod can be reached at (206) 226-4311 or via email at todfiscus@gmail.com.


Our Team

In addition to our Realtors, our support team of talented people, several felines, and a few dogs 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.