It List - October 2016


2000 38th Avenue E, Seattle | Distinguished brick stairways & manicured hedges surround Canterbury Cottage, a tasteful, shingled hideaway nestled in the heart of Madison Park. The perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, the shingled home evokes the feeling of a charming New England village. Open the door to relaxed elegance and exquisite finishes, where the formal living space leads out toward a front terrace perfect for a morning cup of coffee or peaceful evening. Offered at $2,275,000.


Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced earlier this month an exclusive partnership with GeekWire, a fast-growing and broadly followed website that has become a daily news source and events podium for the high-tech industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The dynamic platform will showcase properties, highlight market trends and feature real estate sponsors. A real time voting tool puts consumers in the driver’s seat to select the current “Geek Home of the Week” as more than 1 million unique visitors per month visit the website and 25,000 active subscribers digest the daily newsletter.


"We have had the pleasure of working with Laura on two separate transactions over the years. She has represented us as buyer and seller. She is a consummate professional. She is knowledgeable about the market, has access to innovative marketing strategies, is articulate and a good listener. Laura takes great pride in her work and it shows. If she sees a potential problem, she is quick to assess it and find a satisfactory solution. We heartily recommend her. She has done an excellent job on our behalf."


Another recent sale of mine was featured in Realogics Sotheby’s Realty’s Q3 Market Report. This home, also in Broadmoor, sold for $6,150,000 with multiple offers, setting a new price per square foot record, part of a trend showing that median home prices in single-family neighborhoods around Seattle are establishing new benchmark levels exceeding their prior peak in 2007.


I am thrilled to share that Realogics Sotheby's International Realty made the annual Puget Sound Business Journal list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fifth year in a row! In a recent article entitled “100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies pack economic wallop,” Becky Monk reveals that “the 100 companies that made the Business Journal’s 2016 list collectively had revenue of nearly $3.17 billion in 2015, an increase of 137.26 percent over their total revenue in 2013.”


Join our collection of lifestyle partners during this unparalleled property tour for brokers and prospective home buyers in collaboration with the Savor the San Juans experience happening now. The property tour is fully hosted with ground transportation and yacht transfers between the waterfront estates during the broker tour day on October 5th and viewings and transfers are by appointment for prospective buyers on October 8th and 9th.


Just one day after it went live on the market, Seattle’s Escala penthouse (which served as inspiration for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy) sold. The luxury condominium, listed by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, garnered local media attention both for its role in E.L. James’ pop-culture phenomenon and for selling in less than 1 day on the market.


In a recent re-cap of the most notable sales in the Seattle area for Curbed Seattle, Sean Keeley writes that the week's “biggest sale,” my client's Broadmoor Georgian Colonial, “spent all of two days on the market before going pending” at $3.6 million. As Keeley writes, “if you were asking someone what the houses in Broadmoor are like, you could probably just point them in the direction of this place and say, ‘That.’”


For October's "It" Pick, I decided to feature Peel Tech, a company that prides itself on providing in-house tech support without the technical difficulty. In an age that focuses so much on the latest technology, I very much appreciate this philosophy! Working on almost all platforms, devices and brands, Peel Tech offers concierge-style support for all of your personal, home and small business technology challenges. According to a recent Seattle Times article, "For consumers, Peel Tech will come out and fix a technical problem for $80 an hour. The startup also provides services to small businesses for $90 to $120 an hour. Peel Tech has formed partnerships with a few retirement communities to help residents any time they need it." So, if you are looking for reliable tech support in the Seattle area, I would highly suggest this fabulous startup company!