Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) Bellevue Founding Member Scott Richards announced today that real estate advisor Stephanie Haner has joined his team, adding valuable marketing expertise to his top-tier business.
“Cultivating and maintaining meaningful relationships with our clients, Stephanie’s ability to execute a smooth process for both buyers and sellers makes her an incredible asset to my team,” Richards said.
Richards is continuously in search of ways to improve amid ever-changing market dynamics. With a near 20-year career resulting in $400M+ sales volume, Richards aligned with RSIR in late 2019 to offer his Seattle and Eastside clients award-winning marketing, a fresh focus, and a truly global reach with a trusted brand heritage that spans the world. Advising local business leaders and C-Suite executives, sports celebrities, and beyond, Richards—now joined by Haner—will continue to play an integral role in the firm’s Eastside expansion.
A high-touch broker regarded for extensive market knowledge and unmatched devotion to her clientele, Haner earns the respect of her clients with an unwavering work ethic, candid advisement, and ongoing detailed communication. Haner develops long-lasting relationships and offers expertise in referral services and business development, which grants her the opportunity to be strategic and savvy, whether marketing new listings or helping homebuyers find their forever home.
A Pacific Northwest native, Haner is also a top-performing athlete who competes in triathlons around the globe, including four national championships and three world championships. “Her tenacity is a benefit, and it will be a winning a combination as we continue to build client-based relationships in the booming Bellevue market,” added Richards. Seattle means business with more than 1.2 million employed in King County, and the economic region boasts a 3.4 percent unemployment rate with job growth trending at 2.8 percent year-over-year. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Seattle metro area is $356 billion—three-and-a-half times greater than the City of Vancouver. Seattle posts a local GDP per capita at $86,889—the fourth-highest among the 40 largest metro area in the U.S. The five strongest economies in the U.S. are all tech-fueled. As the Information Technology (IT) center of the Pacific Northwest, sometimes referred to as the “Silicon Forest,” Seattle and the Eastside dominate job growth in the region. This is helping to draw 800 or more new residents to the metro area per week.
RSIR has begun brokerage operations from its newest branch office located at 10237 Main Street in Bellevue, WA. Founding Members began to occupy facilities in early December 2019, with permits being released by the City of Bellevue for a substantial renovation on the Main Street level of the historic building. When completed in March 2020, the 6,000+ square foot building will feature a unique retail café and lounge, private events venue, co-working lounge, mortgage lender and brokerage operations. Utilizing the strength of this game-changing, multipurpose space, Richards and Haner offer their clients both an inviting office to meet at as well as the resources of the top-tier brokerage.
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