Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Becky Lee Ranks 4th on List of Individuals by Average Sales Price
Becky Lee of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) today announced she was recognized on the 2017 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “The Thousand,” a summary of the top 1,100 independent real estate agents and teams in the United States.
On May 19th, Mansion Global shared the “Secret of the San Juans” with its readers, celebrating the beloved archipelago for its “remoteness and simplicity,” and highlighting its most recent achievement as “the hottest luxury real-estate market in the country.” As Nancy Keates writes, the growth in the area “has been fueled in recent years by an influx of high-tech companies to Seattle, where soaring home prices make the San Juans look like a bargain,” and for its allure as an idyllic retreat.
On August 24th, Erik Weinbrecht from Sotheby’s International Realty highlighted technology’s impact on the market in the Pacific Northwest, quoting Dean Jones, Owner & President of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) before highlighting several RSIR listings.
Given the trend of technology giants to relocate to, or open offices in, the Seattle area, it is no surprise that, as Alina Dizik from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, “real-estate prices for luxury properties close to downtown are up.” The article, “Seattle’s Luxury Homes Get a Tech Boom Boost,” cites Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Carrie DeBuys, and describes that in especially sought-after neighborhoods, such as “Queen Anne, Madison Park, Washington Park and Capitol Hill,” increased demand and zoning requirements mean mostly single-family residential homes are available; and with low inventory, competitive offers are a requirement. DeBuys told WSJ that because homes are going so quickly, “to make offers more competitive, many buyers are adding escalation clauses to their bids, which allows real-estate agents to automatically renegotiate to a higher price on their behalf if the bidding escalates,” a tactic DeBuys has found quite successful in Seattle’s current market.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Wendy Purvey, the brand’s chief marketing officer, was named the 2015 Honoree of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey.