Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Brian Hopper, Moira Holley & Anton Krivenyshev share their insights from the 2017 Geekwire Summit.
RSIR brokers Moira Holley, Anton Krivenyshev and Brian Hopper recently attended the 2017 GeekWire Summit, which took place in downtown Seattle October 10th and 11th. One of the country’s premier technology conferences, the annual Summit brings together over 900 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives, and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy. Given the influence technology continues to have on the evolving real estate industry and the Emerald City’s economy, it was an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best in tech.
From September 20th to 22nd, a collective of real estate agents from Washington state convened at the 2017 Washington REALTORS® Fall Business Conference to discuss a variety of topics, from legislative steering and professional standards, to regional roundtables for a more local focus. Michael X. Ford, Designated Broker and Seattle Branch Manager of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) joined brokers Bob Wold, Eddie Chang and Jason Gibbons for the event, which was held in Pasco. Chang, who is based out of RSIR’s Kirkland office, also celebrated his graduation from the 2017 Leadership Institute, a program that motivates a select group of brokers to build upon their leadership skills and “exert a strong, positive influence on the future of the Association” and the broader real estate profession as a whole.
In a recent feature on Seattle PI, Kirsten O’Brien calls to “city-slickin’ would-be ranchers, farmers and cowhands,” saying “we found your dream home.” The place? Majestic Joy Ranch, a 20-acre natural horsemanship property listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Chris Doucet and Vicki Jackson. A retreat close to urban amenities, the resort-like facility boasts guest quarters, a 5-car garage, hay storage, a beaver pond, no-chemical input pastures and landscapes, natural horsemanship paddocks with a run-in shed for horses, and a round pen and trail with obstacle training.
A recent television feature on King 5 highlights Falconridge Farm, a cherished Seattle property that was recently listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Boni Buscemi and Scott MacBride. As the article reads, “the road to Falconridge Farm transports you to a place that’s hard to find in this increasingly crowded city,” with its pastoral landscape situated just minutes from downtown Seattle.
It may be autumn but the Seattle real estate market shows no signs of cooling with the fall temperatures, as the latest Case-Shiller home price index reveals that Seattle has sustained a staggering 13.5-percent growth year-over-year. As outlined by a recent report compiled by the FutureCast Forum, buyers are overwhelmingly looking at in-city and urban living options as Seattle continues to cement its reputation as a technologically global city on the rise. Though demand in The Emerald City remains strong, homeownership opportunities are few, as only 6.5-percent of the new deliveries in our current decade are or will be offered for sale, and just 43 resale units are currently listed on the NWMLS. Those looking for an elevated Seattle experience that embraces the “live, work, play” lifestyle are turning to the Four Seasons Private Residences, a collection of just 36 luxury residences perched above the iconic hotel.
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.
In the latest edition of Gateway Magazine, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty turned to Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Jay Kipp to lend his insight on Seattle’s “Silicon Forest,” and how it stacks up to the San Francisco market. The article outlines the impact of techies and savvy homebuyers, the city’s unprecedented growth, and Kipp names his favorite Seattle spots, from where to dine and shop, to Washington’s delectable wines and best getaways.
Written by Brian Hopper
The table was set for over 200 guests on a gorgeous summer evening on the shores of Lake Washington as Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Brian Hopper, Val Burmester and Kemper Dougan attended the second annual Food Lifeline Farm to Table Dinner. One of the biggest events of the summer, the fundraising event hosted by The ICON Foundation was unforgettable as guests celebrated the community and local farm fresh produce with a five-course menu created by Kirkland’s James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson [Lake House] and an all-star chef lineup including Roy Breiman, Chris Weber [Herbfarm], Frank Rog [Woodmark], Jamie Casady and Jordan Cooper [DERU and Little Brother].
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Aaron Gazes leveraged the power of the brand’s network recently as he flew down to visit Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty to tour homes, connect with brokers, and hop aboard a networking boat cruise. Gazes networked with affiliates from Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada atop the waves as they discussed similarities between the San Francisco and Seattle markets, exchanged local and global real estate insights, and shared some of their favorite properties.
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.