THE SOTHEBY'S BRAND / A TRUSTED REPUTATION
In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional Auction House was born with a revered tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. A tradition, more than two centuries old, that provides authentic knowledge comparable to none. As the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries. Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in eight different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full service art financing company as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine.
"The Pacific Northwest's largest affiliate with the global network between Vancouver, BC & San Francisco, California."
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty
Since 2010, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has become the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate within our quickly-expanding global real estate network. We are distinguished by the brokers we employ, the properties we represent and the results we create.
Consistently among the top ten largest aggregated real estate brands in the Puget Sound region, our brokers maintain the highest average listing and selling prices in the markets we serve. We are productive too, generating more than a half billion dollars in annualized sales and earning our firm the highest average closing volume on a per broker basis when compared with our peer group. For 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 the Puget Sound Business Journal named Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty offers one-of-a-kind marketing resources, including exclusive advertising platforms such as the Home of the Day on the Puget Sound Business Journal, custom co-op ads in targeted regional media publications, and exposure on distinctive global microsites including the WSJ.com and NYT.com.
Our listings are marketplace standouts with 100% local coverage through RSIR.com and NWMLS feeds on our competitor’s websites, plus 100% global coverage exclusively on SothebysRealty.com. This unmatched global exposure boasts industry-leading website visitation, with more than 1.2 million unique visits a month, 53% of which originate from outside the United States.
Yes, “International” is our middle name, and it shows.
Tips for the New Homebuyer
So you’ve made the decision to buy a home, but what comes next? Well, here is a general overview of the home buying process to guide you through what is will likely be the largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime.
First, it is important to ask yourself, is buying right for you? Have you weighed the pros and cons of renting vs. buying? If you’ve considered these factors and find yourself confirming that now is the time, the next step should be to ensure your finances are in order. Ways to do this are to order a credit report (of which you’re entitled one free one per calendar year), find a lender, calculate what you can afford in terms of your down payment and get pre-approved for a loan.
Once you’ve handled these initial considerations, it is time to hire a real estate agent to assist you with the purchase process. It is crucial that you find an agent you are comfortable working with and that has proven their expertise and knowledge of the real estate market. As an accomplished professional, it is my job to help you with things such as avoiding common buyer mistakes, finding homes that meet your needs, and standing by your side through all the paperwork and processes so that your experience is as easy as possible.
When you have found the home of your dreams, the true buying process begins as the time for making an offer and negotiation comes. I know what it takes to submit a winning offer, how to best handle negotiation and counter offers, and to ultimately give you the best chance at getting the results you want. I’ll also assist you with inspections, walk-throughs, and all the other nuances the process entails.
Finally, closing time will come, which is generally between thirty and sixty days after your offer is accepted by the seller. This is the time to obtain home and title insurance in addition to completing all required closing processes, steps that I will of course guide you through. Then, once the final papers have been signed and you receive your keys and title, the final step is to move in and make that house you’ve bought into your home