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Amanda Westby

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Architecture, Broker, Featured Property

RSIR Broker Pamela Bellah Lists a Home that is “Shaping Seattle Architecture”

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Pamela Bellah recently opened the pages of Shaping Seattle Architecture while brushing up on some of the city’s most iconic properties, and discovered that the book features her listing at 3816 SW Massachusetts St, a now pending West Seattle residence designed by renowned local architect L. Jane Hastings.

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Asia Desk, Events, Luxury Brokers, Luxury Real Estate

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Attends the AREAA 2017 Emerging Gateways Luxury Summit

On Thursday, September 14th, a collective of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) Executive Team and brokers joined AREAA of Greater Seattle for the 2017 Emerging Gateways Luxury Summit. The event featured celebrity keynote speaker Josh Altman, a $3 billion realtor and star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, along with a panel of experts who discussed local and global luxury market trends. Following the panel and guest speakers, guests mingled at a cocktail reception and mixer to share insights while taking in the gorgeous views at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington.

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Art, Events

Art, Music & Wine Make for an Art Walk to Remember at Park House

On Friday September 8th, the Madison Park community came together to kick off the Annual Art Walk, which displays works by local artists in businesses around the park. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) was pleased to welcome Joe David and Barry Marcus, who showcased their stunning artworks and mingled with guests throughout the evening. The artists were joined by the Park House broker care team, Rachel McMillan and Alaun McCray, and RSIR brokers Cindy Paur, Boni Buscemi, Peter Phillips, Leslie Dickinson and Hoady Spencer.

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Asia Desk, Beijing, China Market, News Article

Chinese Buyers Contribute to Seattle’s Real Estate Boom as China Sees Fastest Growing Home Prices in the World

In a recent visit to Seattle, May Lee of CGTN discussed the growing interest in Seattle with Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR), who told her “the secret is out and the Chinese know it.” Jones cited the state’s lack of income tax, top-ranked schools and relative affordability compared to other West Coast peer markets as contributors to the rise in foreign investment. And the Seattle appeal is certainly evident, as Lee reports that “according to a property website in China, searches for real estate here [in Seattle] have more than doubled beating out other favorites like Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.”

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, Global Partnership, Sotheby's International Realty

A Collection of Parisian Properties That’ll Make You Swoon

According to recent reports, French cities such as Paris, Provence and Cote d’Azur are seeing an increasing number of international homebuyers, from small in-city apartments to sprawling country estates. As Property Wire writes, these areas have seen four times the number of inquiries compared to a few years ago, and factors for this influx include “softer prices, a strong US dollar, improved economic activity and record low interest rates.” To explore the Parisian appeal, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty turned to our French affiliate, Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty for a look at swoon-worthy properties.

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, News Article

The Washington Post Explores the Magic of Living Near a National Park

A recent print and digital edition of The Washington Post asks, “have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up to such a breathtaking landscape every day?” To answer the question, Kathy Orton of The Post looks at 12 homes for sale near national parks around the U.S. and turns to Leslie Bergman, owner of Spring Lakes Farm, whose residence is currently listed with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Sue Eller.

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Accolades, Announcement, Bainbridge Island, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is Voted the Best Real Estate Brokerage on Bainbridge Island

The August 25th print edition of Bainbridge Island Review revealed the winners of the annual “Best of Bainbridge” contest, and we are thrilled to share that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) was voted the Best Real Estate Company on the Island! We also want to congratulate our brokers Sonja Jones and Arthur Mortell, who were both finalists in the Best Realtor category. We are proud to serve the Bainbridge Island community with our Island Living Gallery, which anchors the Old Hardware Store in Winslow Way as a gathering place that honors the Island’s heritage and bright future. Representing all property types and price points, our resident experts live and work in the communities they serve.

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Broker

RSIR Brokers Tracy Vaughn & Mark Middleton Help a Client Move from an Eastside Enclave into the Bainbridge Island Lifestyle

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Tracy Vaughn and Mark Middleton recently worked together to help a client sell their Redmond home while securing a new residence on Bainbridge Island, in order to facilitate a smooth transition process out of the hustle and bustle of the Eastside into the Island life. Leveraging the power of teamwork backed by the Sotheby’s brand, Vaughn, who is based out of Seattle, and Middleton, a Bainbridge Island and Peninsula expert, commanded results despite the competitive Puget Sound housing market.

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Broker, Events

RSIR Attends Inman Connect 2017

A collective of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) leadership team and brokers descended upon San Francisco August 7th to 11th for Inman Connect 2017, an event that brings thousands of top-producing real estate agents and brokers together with industry leaders and featured speakers. Held at the Hilton San Francisco Square, three members of Team RSIR were asked to speak on varying topics at the event, and all attendees enjoyed a week of learning and networking, bringing home lots of cutting edge tools and approaches to implement into their businesses.

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