Christie’s International Real Estate Opens Seattle Brokerage

Christie’s International Real Estate Seattle

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Christie’s International Real Estate Seattle opened in October, offering incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. Representing properties throughout Washington State, the Christie’s Seattle brokerage office is led by Kendra Ratcliff and Terry Sprague of LUXE Christie’s International Real Estate, Christie’s International Real Estate’s exclusive Affiliate in Oregon, and Scott Wasner, a leading expert in luxury real estate in the greater Seattle region.

“Washington has an incredibly diverse portfolio of property styles,” says Ratcliff, vice president of LUXE Christie’s and co-founder of the Christie’s Seattle brokerage. “While many of our clients are attracted to Seattle and the islands of the Puget Sound, there are also incredible waterfront properties, ranches, equestrian properties, vineyards, and mountain getaways to be had in Washington.”

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“One burgeoning region is Southwest Washington, Vancouver in particular,” Ratcliff says. New development projects underway in Vancouver, just across the river from Portland, Oregon, are revitalizing the Columbia River waterfront, remaking the way residents and visitors experience the city. “Vancouver’s friendly business environment, mild climate, and beautiful natural surrounding have nurtured the rapid growth of visitors in the last five years and brought the city’s population to 183,500, making it Washington’s fourth-largest city,” explains Sprague, CEO, and founder of LUXE Christie’s and co-founder of the Seattle brokerage.

“There are considerable financial benefits of living in Washington as well,” says Wasner, co-founder and executive vice president of Christie’s Seattle. “Washington has no personal income tax, and many local business taxes and fees are lower in Washington than in other western states. This has created huge opportunities for global companies like Amazon, Boeing, and Google to bring employees to the state. That, in turn, has created an exceptional regional luxury real estate market.”

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Much like the industry-leading art and luxury goods specialists at Christie’s auction house, Christie’s Seattle real estate specialists embrace the core values of passionate expertise, discretion, and exceptional client service in their thoughtful, analytical approach to the resale and development of high-end real estate. By focusing exclusively on luxury residential real estate and using Christie’s world-class marketing platform, this new brokerage is able to open Washington’s door to an extraordinary global audience of high-net-worth buyers and sellers who appreciate the finer things in life.

“Christie’s affiliated global luxury brands offer significant cross-marketing opportunities that provide greater exposure to a broader luxury clientele versus what traditional real estate companies offer,” says Wasner. “Collaboration across the global Christie’s International Real Estate network opens up more opportunities to provide superior real estate advisory services to our clients. So whether a client is based in Hong Kong and searching for a vacation home in the San Juans or a local client is interested in a second home in Aspen, Jackson Hole or Palm Springs, our global relationships give us extraordinary access to exclusive properties.”

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While a boutique feel with personalized, discreet client service is key to the new brokerage, the level of success in finding properties for their clients is equally essential. With company offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and its Affiliated brokerages, Christie’s International Real Estate has recorded approximately US$500 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years.

“I look forward to bringing Christie’s luxury real estate services to the Washington market,” Ratcliff continues. “With its proximity to the Pacific Rim, as well as Vancouver, British Columbia and the San Francisco Bay area, Christie’s Seattle is truly in a global hub. I’m confident that we will provide our clientele, many of whom are already Christie’s auction house clients, the service they have come to expect from this venerated 253-year-old brand.”

“This is going to be a phenomenal opportunity for buyers and sellers in Washington to get to know the power of Christie’s global brand,” says Sprague.

For more information about luxury properties throughout Washington, please contact Scott Wasner at 206-910-1410 or [email protected] or Kendra Ratcliff at 503-330-6677 or [email protected]

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