Top Chef Seattle, Significant Luxury Sotheby's Sales, and More!

This has been a big last quarter for Realogics Sotheby's International Realty! Glad to be a part of it. Here's the quarterly newsletter below!

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty - WINTER Newsletter 2012
PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

A rare 11,400 Sq.Ft. waterfront residence. Nestled in 2.36 acres of manicured grounds with the utmost privacy; it’s a tranquil respite from the world. Designed for those whom enjoy Northwest living at its finest with state-of-the-art technology & security. Guesthouse and private dock with the largest boathouse on Lake Washington.

5 Bedroom | 6 Bath | High-Tech | 42 ft. pool $9,880,000 | MLS #394651

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ANIMAL LOVERS UNITE

RSIR was pleased to host a private event for the Seattle Humane Society. Guests met loving shelter dogs that were brought to the event. Attendees also had the chance to meet a celebrity writer, Robin Layton who was there for the book signing of her new book “A Letter to My Dog” with notes from Oprah Winfrey, Sara Jessica Parker and even Tony Bennett.

The night was a success with one Chihuahua mix adopted by Scott Wasner and Moira Holley, Co-Founding Directors of Realogics Sotheby’s Int’l Realty. Signed books available.

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PSBJ AWARDED RSIR #2 FASTEST GROWING PRIVATE COMPANY

VISION. PASSION. MOMENTUM.

The Puget Sound Business Journal awarded Realogics Sotheby’s Int’l Realty the “#2 Fastest Growing Private Company” in Washington State for 2012. Our significant year-over-year growth is attributed to the professional brokers we employ, the valued clients we represent and the results we create.

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INTRODUCING - BROKER PROFILE SERIES

RSIR proudly recognizes our top ten resale brokers and celebrates their growth. This recognition is offered to those distinctive brokers who since joining our firm on average have experienced an increase of 180% in total sales volume and 150% in average sales price.

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THE SANCTUARY - RECENT NEWS IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Another example of leveraging our global media partnerships. Dean Jones, President of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty smiles alongside Carrie DeBuys, the listing broker for The Sanctuary. They are proudly holding a two page article featuring The Sanctuary from The Wall Street Journal on December 14, 2012.

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SIGNIFICANT SALE

Broker, Sam Cunningham represented the buyer in the $5 million sale of the famed B2B Ranch in Fall City, WA last week, which was built by former Mariner’s great Jay Buhner. Tour online here.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM RSIR

“Our exceptional team gives thanks to our clients & friends helping to create success in 2012. We look forward to a joyous and prosperous 2013”

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GIVING BACK

Bringing the community together, members of RSIR and their family served a Thanksgiving meal at The Langdon & Anne Simons Senior Apartments operated by Plymouth Housing Group. The 92-unit community is designed for seniors and military veterans. Learn more about volunteering or make charitable gifts to Plymouth Housing Group at www.plymouthhousing.org

EAST MEETS WEST

It’s the year of dragon! Paving the way for Asian collaboration, RSIR appointed Jessica Xu, a Mandarin-speaking broker as a liaison to expanding networks in China. She joined Dean Jones, Principal of RSIR and Mike Good; CEO of Sotheby’s Int’l Realty during the Asian Real Estate Association (AREAA) event in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the Sotheby’s Auction House announced a historical event with the first fine art auction in China.

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NEW APPOINTMENT

RSIR is pleased to announce Tony Dwyer as Director of Construction & Development as the next development cycle commences. RSIR also welcomes the following broker professionals to the RSIR team: Alex Thomas, Alex Hayes, Jessica Xu, Maja Butler, Libby Buckley, Laurie Teddy, Brenda Prowse, Kristi Nelson and Mark Middleton.

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CONDO COMEBACK

Noting an approaching imbalance of supply and demand for luxury condominiums in downtown Seattle, RSIR finds median prices and sales volumes rising, especially for homes priced above $1 million (up 10% in 2012 over 2011 year end totals). Among the most preferred properties such as Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, Olive 8 and The Lakeside, which collectively have only twenty homes remaining. The lack of new construction ahead bodes well for new projects like the Residences at Fairview, a Trinity Development featuring a collection of 21 unique Lake Union homes.

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BRAVO'S TOP CHEF: SEATTLE

In case you missed it - Top Chef: Seattle called the 38th floor of Olive 8 home for their noted “Cheftestants” this past summer. Now airing on BRAVO, Top Chef: Seattle showcases Seattle’s vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle and the strength of our foodie town to millions of viewers. Tune in Wednesdays @ 10pm (PST).

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NEW SKI & SNOW WEBSITE LAUNCHES

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This online destination, with its own dedicated URL, provides unrivaled access to the full gamut of ski properties offered within our global Brand. From world-class ski in/ski out escapes to tranquil properties nestled within snowcapped mountains to rustic mountain getaways for snow enthusiasts, SkiPropertySIR.com has it all and has been designed to provide valuable insights and vast knowledge within one beautiful new location.

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SIGNIFICANT SALE

This month, brokers Libby Buckley & Maja Butler sold a 7,700- sq. ft. waterfront estate on Mercer Island, WA which closed at $6,600,000 and was only on the market for a few weeks. 

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ON THE NEWSSTANDS

The newest edition of The Collection Magazine, a regional publication featuring distinctive properties, broker profiles, preferred businesses, market reports and other interesting articles. Published by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, enjoy your digital version or stop by to pick up your own copy.

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