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About Us

We Bring Buyers Home!

Baranof Realty has been serving home buyers and sellers in Sitka, Alaska since 1984.  In 2017, Baranof Realty franchised with RE/MAX, combining the #1 brokerage in Sitka with the #1 brand in all real estate.  Re/MAX Baranof Realty is full service realty representing home buyers, home sellers, commercial real estate, and luxury island homes.

Baranof Realty is also the largest property manager in Sitka, assisting lessors, lessees, and investors.

Sitka is a majestic community diverse in natural beauty and culture.  This community is our home.  Sitka is where we raise our families, work, play, and enjoy one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring locations in the world.

We are proud of our history and cordially invite you to experience what we feel is the best is Sitka real estate.

Travis Vaughan


RE/MAX Baranof Realty

Be the Culture of YES!

Travis is the owner/broker of RE/MAX Baranof Realty; the Treasurer for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, servers on the board for Sitka Tribe of Alaska Enterprises, and is President of the Sitka Youth Football.

Travis has 20 years sales and management experience for firms such as Dell Inc., L-3 Vertex Aerospace, and Microsoft.

Travis moved to Sitka in 2012 to raise a family in a small town with big adventure at the doorstep!

Cathy Shaffer

Associate Broker

RE/MAX Baranof Realty

Vast Knowledge of the Sitka Market

Cathy has been involved in Sitka real estate for the last 25 years.  She became the owner of Baranof Realty in 1986 and turned over the reins to Travis Vaughan in 2014.  During those years, she has successfully managed all types of real estate transactions.

Cathy moved to Sitka 31 years ago, with her husband Clyde, a building contractor.  Together they have raised their family and built many homes in Sitka.

Michael LaGuire

Associate Broker

RE/MAX Baranof Realty

Selling Sitka for Decades!

Southeast Alaska has been Michael’s home most of his life, graduating from Sheldon Jackson College right here in Sitka.

Michael is the former owner/broker of RE/MAX of Sitkaand has a wealth of knowledge and experience representing Sitka home buyers and sellers.

Michael enjoys camping, boating, and whale watching with his family.  He is a member of Sitka Mountain Rescue K-9, Our lady of Loreto Knights of Columbus, Sitka Sportsman Association, National Realtors Associate, Sitka Chamber of Commerce, and the Sitka Land Development Trust.

Tracey Johnson

Office Manager

RE/MAX Baranof Realty

Tracey is responsible for keeping the office running while the realtors are out selling!  She is a frequent point of contact for our clients and a nexus for much of the real estate and property management activity in Sitka.Tracey moved to Sitka from Anchorage to raise a family.  She and her husband David have two boys Alex and Sam.  They enjoy family activities such as fishing, camping, and traveling.

Tracey’s goal is to run a marathon in each state!

Jennifer Peterson

Realtor, Sales Associate

RE/MAX Baranof Realty

I Bring Buyers Home!

Jenn has been in the tourism business in Sitka for over 10 years. Together with her husband, they operate a liveaboard charter operation.  Spending multiple seasons on the waters of Southeast Alaska, Jenn’s role as onboard chef transitioned to administrative work when she became a mom.

Jenn’s love for Sitka and family has now brought her into real estate.  She is diligent and passionate about assisting her clients find just the right home for their needs and leading them through the sometimes daunting task of buying or selling a home in Alaska!