Premier Look Book April 2016

This month’s Premier networking breakfast saw more than 130 Puget Sound-area agents come together at the Overlake Country Club to go over the latest information on the Premier real estate market and waterfront properties. This breakfast also featured presentations for 34 of the newest luxury listings.
Windermere Real Estate agent Bryan Loveless shared with the group the importance of drone videos and how they can be effective for listings. Representatives from Juwai.com were also present to discuss new agent enhancements and answer questions about the partnership.
Guest speaker Michael Spence from Helsell Fetterman LLP shared information about what brokers need to know about the legal issues specific to waterfront properties. Michael is a real estate attorney and provided the audience with insight about terminology, policies, and guidelines that are imperative when working with waterfront properties.
The other guest speaker, Jim Romano from Conrad Romano Architects, shared inside knowledge about the difficulties of designing around policies for the different types of land and locations on the waterfront. Jim is an architect and provided multiple examples of designing obstacles and personal experiences he has had to face. A huge thank you to our speakers and hosts for this month!
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Premier Look Book November 2015

This month’s Premier networking breakfast saw more than 120 Puget Sound-area agents come together to hear the latest information on the waterfront real estate market. Brokers from as far away as Bellingham joined local brokers at Overlake Golf & Country Club to present their newest luxury listings and to discuss updates and trends of the waterfront market.

This month, we had a panel who shared waterfront statistics and trends in the Greater
Seattle area. Kelly Weisfield spoke about Mercer Island, Anna Riley about the Eastside, Margo Allan on Lake Sammamish, and Barbara Cahill on Seattle. Many of the statistics were gathered by Julie Barrows (Windermere Mercer Island) and can be found at the waterfrontreport.com. The Eastside waterfront market is strong with several homes  entertaining multiple offers
before selling at or near their listed price. Mercer Island has seen moderate gains in their
waterfront market with a few notable sales above list price but otherwise a slow, steady and sustainable market. The waterfront market on Lake Sammamish saw 13 sales in a very active third quarter. The Seattle waterfront market in the third quarter posted 14 waterfront sales, with the highest private waterfront sale at $3.92 million in Laurelhurst. In addition to our knowledgeable panel, Alan Pope from Alan Pope & Associates gave insight on waterfront
appraisals and the trends we are seeing as a whole.

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Premier Look Book September 2015

This month’s Premier  networking breakfast saw more than 120 Puget Sound-area agents come together to discuss the latest luxury housing market trends and activity. Brokers from as far away as Bellingham joined local brokers at Broadmoor Country Club to present their newest luxury listings and hear updates on the newest trends in architecture and construction.

Stuart Silk, principal at Stuart Silk Architects, presented new trends we are seeing in architecture, referring to “building science” and how homes today are built like IBM computers. Paul Vassallo, partner at Stuart Miller, spoke about the trends on construction, debunking some common myths about the pricing of construction projects.

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Premier Look Book July 2015

This month’s Premier Breakfast saw more than 90 Puget Sound-area agents come together to discuss the latest luxury housing market trends and activity. Agents from as  far away as Bellingham joined local agents at Overlake Country & Golf Club to present their newest $1 million- plus listings and hear legal updates pertaining to real estate. Attorney and shareholder from Demco Law, Lars Neste, presented some exciting new info that will keep our brokers up to speed on all the recent changes that have affected the real estate industry. Check out July’s Look Book and read more about the event by clicking on the picture below.

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Premier Look Book June 2015

Last week Windermere agents came together to learn how to be more culturally savvy. Lance Grob, who is the Business Development Leader for Multicultural Markets at Chicago Title, gave helpful insights into engaging with multicultural clients, whose customs and culture often differ from our own, as well as the importance of understanding other culture’s communication styles. Check out June’s look book and read more about the event by clicking on the picture below.

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