Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Appoints New C-Suite Executive Team And Augments Branch Management Amidst Office Expansion Plans And A New Developments Division

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Trendgraphix Report: RSIR is Most Productive per Listing Broker Amongst Top Ten Largest Brands in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS)

Owners of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) announced today the recent appointment of a several executive management positions for the fast-growing global real estate brand. Stacy Jones, co-owner alongside Dean Jones, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, was appointed to Chief People Officer. Stacia Smith was appointed to Chief Sales Officer and Designated Broker presiding over more than 220 brokers in five offices including downtown Seattle, Madison Park, Bainbridge Island, Kirkland and Issaquah. Executive Advisor Ryan Hodgson was appointed to Chief Operating Officer. Denise Seavitt was appointed to interim Branch Manager of the Eastside Gateway Branch in Kirkland alongside Vicki Jackson and Hilary Long as Eastside Assisting Brokers. Dave Janssens was appointed to Issaquah Branch Manager alongside Jason Gibbons as Issaquah Assisting Broker. The executive team also formally established a New Developments Division, independent of the resale operations, and appointed April Madsen as New Developments Director and Krista Dunn as New Developments Manager. A New Developments Preview Center is currently under construction at 2715 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle with a bounty of projects in the pipeline.

“I feel so fortunate to work alongside this extraordinary team of professionals to lead the next evolution of RSIR,” said Dean Jones. “As we celebrate our eighth anniversary since engaging with the Sotheby’s International Realty network I look back on how far we’ve come with great pride and I look forward with tremendous excitement about our trajectory.”

Jones points to a recent Trendgraphix report demonstrating RSIR is the fastest-growing firm for year-over-year production during the first half of 2018 when compared to the top ten largest brands. According to NWMLS data, RSIR has increased its sales volume by nearly 30% to more than $1.6 billion in sales for the trailing 12 months as of June 30th, 2018. The relatively modest number of brokers consistently garner the highest listing production on a per-broker basis when compared with their most immediate peer group. To better serve their growth, RSIR is currently under construction with branch office expansion in the corporate headquarters located in Belltown, in the new Seattle Flagship Branch and within its Eastside Gateway Branch in Kirkland. The firm also recently doubled the size of its Madison Park annex offices. RSIR leadership is more focused than ever on corporate culture and broker-centric support.

“We will never lose sight of our roots — it’s all about our people and the company we keep,” adds Stacy Jones. “No app is going to replace the care or creativity that comes from a world-class marketing enterprise or truly global exposure for which our brand is synonymous. That said, we are always open to innovation and will soon announce new tools, an all-new website and dynamic retail environments — not just new places to work but new ways to work.”

The Joneses confirmed the following appointments during a company-wide meeting held on July 18th:

  •     Owner / Chief Executive Officer: Dean Jones
  •     Owner / Chief People Officer: Stacy Jones
  •     Chief Operating Officer: Ryan Hodgson
  •     Chief Sales Officer: Stacia Smith
  •     Corporate Controller: Diane Nelson
  •     Vice President of Marketing: Andrea Savage
  •     (Interim) Eastside Gateway Branch Manager (Kirkland): Denise Seavitt*
  •     Eastside Gateway Branch Assisting Broker (Kirkland): Vicki Jackson
  •     Eastside Assisting Broker (Kirkland): Hilary Long
  •     Issaquah Branch Manager: Dave Janssens
  •     Issaquah Assisting Broker: Jason Gibbons
  •     Madison Park Branch Assistant Manager: John Madrid
  •     Bainbridge Island Branch Manager: Carl Sussman
  •     Bainbridge Island Branch Assistant Manager: Kristi Nelson
  •     Bainbridge Island Office Manager: Marilyn Turner
  •     Broker Care Director: Shelley Cribby
  •     New Developments Director: April Madsen
  •     New Developments Manager: Krista Dunn

*Seavitt is leading a committee of executives and brokers to identify the best candidate for the expanding Eastside operations.

In addition to the above listed appointments to the Executive, Management and New Developments Team, the Realogics Group of Companies employs more than twenty additional team members in marketing, social media, broker care, accounting and transaction management.

“It’s an honor to lead the brokerage as Chief Sales Officer and Designated Broker,” said Stacia Smith. “I’m actively engaged in the Broker Care Division (including Transaction Coordination) to create enhanced efficiencies for our brokers. I’m also adding a robust Training and Education Department to further their success.”

The augmentations to management, new development and marketing divisions follow an 9-month research, branding and executive team evolution led by then consultant and Executive Advisor Ryan Hodgson, a business strategist and influencer that has helped program numerous Fortune 500 companies. Hodgson is recognized as the 20th most retweeted marketer in the world and a nationally award-winning content marketer.

“I am just so impressed with this company and the palpable opportunity here,” said Ryan Hodgson. “I credit our owners for investing in their people, technology and resources to become an even better version of ourselves. I’m excited to steward the business operations of this great company to deliver the best possible experience for our brokers and results for their clients.”

In preparation for significant growth anticipated within the realm of project marketing, Hodgson led the separation of the New Developments Division for RSIR from the resale operations. He also identified several additional team members within the Marketing Department to offer brokers dedicated marketing support systems. Overall, the new RSIR organizational chart provides more divisional focus and scalability.

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