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RSIR 2014: By The Numbers

The year 2014 was one of tremendous growth for RSIR and for many of our top producing brokers. In total our real estate professionals generated 794 transaction sides totaling in excess of $580 million in gross sales volume, as compared to 494 transactions grossing $330 million in 2013. That’s an increase of about 60-percent. Roughly half of our sales were as the listing broker and the balance were representing buyers on other listings. Interestingly, RSIR brokers were on both sides of 13-percent of these transactions. The average selling price in 2014 was $730,000, which is on average twice the value of the remaining top ten top producing real estate brands in the region. The firm also increased referral revenues by 70-percent demonstrating traction with other Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates in other interstate and international markets.

In comparison to our peers, RSIR is consistently growing faster, has a higher number of producing brokers and the highest average listing and selling prices.

While RSIR is perhaps best known for representing extraordinary properties and lifestyles, our price point distribution reveals that 46-percent of these sales were actually below $500,000 while 34-percent of our sales were between $500,000 and $1 million and 20-percent were valued over $1 million.

See how RSIR compares to the top ten real estate brands in the Puget Sound: 

Our broker count has increased from 69 licensed real estate professionals at the end of 2013 to 120 by year end 2014.  That’s an increase of 58-percent.  In addition to opening our flagship Eastside office in downtown Kirkland, we also opened a second Gallery Branch Office on Bainbridge Island in 2014.  In early 2015, RSIR will also open in Issaquah.

Congratulations to all RSIR brokers, employees and executives for a phenomenal year of growth. Happy New Year!

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Give Back this Holiday Season with the RSIR “Giving Tree”

Beginning November 28th, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting a “Giving Tree” for several families in the Kirkland area. The RSIR staff and brokers are working to ensure that the holidays are a time of joy for those in need in our community. Stop by our Connoisseurs of Life Showroom in Kirkland if you’d like to make a donation or grab a tag off of the “Giving Tree”and make a holiday wish come true yourself. We ask that you return all unwrapped gifts to our Kirkland Showroom by Wednesday, December 17th.

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s Connoisseurs of Life Showroom is located at 15 Lake Street, #200 in Kirkland.

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Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Puget Sound Business Journal on Exclusive “Home of the Day” Online Voting Platform

Interactive Tool Allows Viewers to Compare Featured Listings and Elect “Home of the Week” Based on Popularity

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate for the global real estate network, announced today its collaboration with The Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) in the launch of an interactive voting tool on their exclusive “Home of the Day” platform.  The media partnership had previously introduced “Home of the Day” on PSBJ’s multi-media website and as part of the popular afternoon newsletter that reaches nearly 20,000 subscribers.  Now users are able to activate a dynamic voting component where they can register their preferences for the “Home of the Week”, which will be further promoted online and in print within the weekly newspaper. The updated “Home of the Day” feature is now live.

“We’re excited to launch this new voting enhancement to our ‘Home of the Day’ feature, which has already been very successful for the Seattle market,” said Gordon Prouty, Publisher of The Puget Sound Business Journal. “It’s clear that our audience enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest’s most extraordinary properties and now they can further engage with ‘Home of the Day’ by voting for their favorites.”

The Journal reports impressive statistics for the platform. Since launching on September 1, 2014, over 656,000 photos have been viewed from 44 property galleries. “Home of the Day” has risen in popularity each month, going from 4.26% of PBSJ’s website traffic to accounting for 7.76% in early November.

The voting tool will allow consumers to submit votes for the properties they prefer, similar to a “Like” on Facebook.  The total votes each week will be tallied and the most popular listing will be identified as the “Home of the Week” on the platform as well as published as the winner in the PSBJ’s print edition the following Friday.  Likewise, each weekly honoree will compete for “Home of the Month” and even “Home of the Year”.  All listings will remain active on the website portal for a minimum of 30 days and the vote counter will track the number of unique votes in real time.

“We believe this voting feature will enhance the social media component of this platform as our brokers, clients and consumers rally behind their favorite,” says Andrea Savage, Marketing Manager for Seattle-based Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “In addition to showcasing select properties from around Puget Sound, we will also soon introduce featured markets in sun, snow and surf destinations that are popular for residents of the Pacific Northwest.”

The “Home of the Day” platform is currently running in metro areas in several states across the U.S. including California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oregon and Washington, D.C.

For more information visit www.NWHomeoftheDay.com.


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New Listing! Contemporary Home in Regency Woods

Attractive two-story homein highly desirable Brittany Lane in Regency Woods. Vast oak hardwoods ceramic tile adorn the entire first floor. Agraceful floor plan adjoins a large kitchen with a viewable family room for large festive gatherings.All 4 bedrooms are up, including a large master suite 5 piece master bath, cathedral ceilings and skylights. Multilevel cedar decks,lighted arbors water feature spilling into a beautiful pond make the landscaped private backyard peaceful inviting.

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RSIR Draws Attention from Asia’s Leading Real Estate Publication – Property Report

In a recent article entitled Foreign Firms Bullish on Asian Real Estate Expansion PlansProperty Report took note of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s new Asia Desk and concluded that numerous real estate firms are entering the Asian marketplace to tap the rise in foreign buying in the US. Given that “International” is our middle name, it makes sense that RSIR has taken some leadership in promoting the Pacific Northwest through attending luxury property shows, generating editorial content in Asia, hosting local events and of course, helping to establish the first Mainland Chinese affiliate at Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty.

Property Report is Southeast Asia’s leading luxury real estate, architecture and design magazine. It presents up-to-date information and coverage of industry trends and innovations. Each issue incorporates an in-depth Special Report on a business trend and a Market Focus on a real estate hot spot, interviews with leading industry figures and news stories on villas, land, condominiums, construction, finance, legal issues, in addition to extended interiors and architecture features. A total of 32,000 copies are printed every month and Property Report is distributed at newsstands throughout Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. It is also available at more than 30 business class lounges at airports in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong, including gate service at all Emirates flights out of Bangkok, over 200 five-star hotels around the region, including 90 in Hong Kong, and more than 30 marinas, golf clubs and private clubs in Asia.

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Holly House Featured as "Home of the Day" on the PSBJ

Home of the Day is a new feature presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Puget Sound's most-luxurious properties. 

Nostalgic 1920's era meets modern day amenities while retaining the charm and appeal of yesteryear. 1928 Brick Tudor invites you to entertain comfortably in the updated kitchen with amenities including Brazilian Solid Slab Granite, Cherry Raised Panel Cabinets, SS Appliances, 5 Star Oven / Gas Cooktop. After entertaining friends in your gourmet Chef's Delight kitchen, retire to the lovely Grand Patio to watch and hear nature from your private yet close-in and perfectly sized property oasis.

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Destination Property: The Snow Ghost Chalet in Whitefish Montana

Fall is nearly upon us and as we shift our mindset toward cooler weather we undoubtedly begin to consider the activities that winter will soon bring, from snuggling up to warm drinks enjoyed fireside to the thrills of hitting the slopes. And while the greater Seattle area offers some truly excellent skiing, why not consider carving the powder at Whitefish, a premier lake and Alpine resort destination in Montana where you'll find Snow Ghost Chalet, a stunning property offered by CTA Architects.

For the competitive $3,000,000 listing price you’ll find 6,400 square feet of highly customized space, a complete designer furniture package, and truly superb craftsmanship. The Chalet is perfect for a family holiday and makes entertainment a breeze from its guest quarters with private bathrooms to the stunning views, open spaces, theater, and deck complete with patio and jacuzzi. State-of-the-art technology means you can have the house warm before you’re done playing in the snow or check on your property while you’re away, making it an ideal vacationer’s retreat.

Located in Elk Highlands, an exclusive community, reaching the slopes has never been easier as residency means private chairlift access with a ski-in/ski-out option. And a year-round well-maintained highway means you’re only a short ten minutes from Whitefish Lake, a perfect summer spot, and charming downtown Whitefish.

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RSIR Among Washington’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” Again in 2014

On September 10th, the Puget Sound Business Journal released the state’s nominees for the 100-Fastest Growing Private Companies and for the third year in a row,Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty makes the cut. 

The 100 companies are all honored within an alphabetical slideshow online and the actual ranking won’t be released until the awards ceremony, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle.

“We’re certainly growing but we’ll always be boutique offering a personalized approach to service with our brokers and to our valued clientele alike,” says Shelley Cribby, the Kirkland Branch Manager for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s Eastside operations.  “Our resources and structure help brokers expand their production and our entrepreneurial culture is attracting top talent.”

RSIR was honored to earn its position as the #2 in 2012 and # 24 in 2013, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.  To make the list in 2014, firms must have recorded revenue of at least $500,0000 in 2011 and demonstrated growth through 2013. Year to date, RSIR increased its unit sales by 38% over the prior year and increased sales volumes by 39% — more than twice the growth of other “top 10” aggregated real estate brands in the region. The firm is also noted for having among the highest production on a per-broker basis and consistently the highest average listing prices and selling prices compared with other brands, according to Trendgraphix research.

“What an honor to be included amongst this impressive list of top-performing companies in Washington,” adds Chad Zinda, Designated Broker and Director of Sales for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.  “This is an acknowledgement for the hard work of more than one hundred brokers and a dozen employees that strive for excellence each day.  I couldn’t be more proud of our team and what we’re building, together.”

As the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate, brokers benefit from enhanced exposure to what’s increasingly becoming a global marketplace. Worldwide, Sotheby’s International Realty is now comprised of some 15,000 brokers, representing more than 43,000 exclusive listings in 688 offices across 52 countries and territories.