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Happy Birthday to Us! Reflections on Year One

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Downtown (MLS Area 701), Featured

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February 23rd marked the first anniversary of the Stroupe Group’s partnership with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, and we’re very happy with how things are going!

Since opening for business, Realogics has doubled its roster of brokers, earned several high-profile project accounts and recently opened a second office on Bainbridge Island.  Its brokerage participated in approximately $120 million in real estate transactions during the past year, representing all price points including record sales in both condominium and single-family categories in Seattle. While very engaged with the local real estate community, its global reach provides visibility to Seattle-area properties worldwide. 

As for the Stroupe Group… well, we have great news, too.  We enjoyed our best year ever in real estate.  We have also been able to bring a broad international exposure to our team.  The best example of this was our recent 10-unit buy for a foreign investor in Olive 8!  We are very proud and honored for the accomplishments we’ve enjoyed over the past year. 

We gained market share in 2010 by focusing on distinctive properties across all price segments.  It’s a new economy to be sure, but success has been built upon Sotheby’s 266-year heritage, and exercising the Brand gives our office unparalleled consumer awareness and reach.  Inventories range from affordable in-city resale condominiums to a new waterfront estate with an asking price of $28.8 million. Trendgraphix confirms our success, as you can see by the following charts.

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As these graphs show for 2010, we were the leading brokerage for property listings in downtown Seattle and among the most accomplished sellers of new construction.  We should note that while Teambuilder Jls handles sales for the Escala property, Realogics manages sales for Four Seasons Private Residences, Fifteen Twenty One Second Avenue, and Olive 8.  We believe that the housing market began to stabilize in 2010 and will continue through 2011, helped in part by a noted rise in relocating buyers from out-of-state or internationally. 

Our collective presents a vertically integrated real estate solution comprised of market research, product development, full-service marketing and sales.  We are very proud of our one-year mark in the Seattle real estate arena.  We invite you to learn more about Stroupe Group and what we can do for YOU by contacting us at urgent@stroupe.com

New Venture with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

February 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured

sam-dean-stacyFirst off, we want to thank not only Windermere for the years of service and support, but would also like to thank our many peers who have expressed their congratulations towards our new and exciting merger with Realogics and Sotheby’s International Realty:

Thank you Jeff!
Windermere Yarrow Bay
UrbanCondoSpaces.com

Thank you Matt!
Redfin
Urbnlivn.com

Thank you Ashley!
NW Property Group LLC
UrbanAshley.com

Thank you Ben!
John L. Scott
SeattleCondosAndLofts.com

We’ve been working hard towards this new venture for approximately a year now.  It was a carefully thought decision for both James Stroupe and Moira Holley to leave Windermere and become Founding Directors, but the opportunity to work alongside Dean Jones with Realogics and recently appointed designated broker Sam Cunningham (previously with Windermere On-Site) under the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand was too hard to resist.

Our interest in teaming up with Dean Jones & Sam Cunningham at Realogics goes back before the collective choice to affiliate ourselves with Sotheby’s International Realty.  Our brokerage will now be able to offer clients international exposure on Sotheby’s International Realty global website with many other marketing platforms at our disposal.  However, we of course are not limiting ourselves to just luxury properties.

“As the new construction pipeline closes out we’ll see a sustained surge in resale activity,” said Sam Cunningham. “We monitor supply and demand closely and we’ll apply these insights for buyers and sellers at all price points and product types.”

Over the next few days, we will be making our final transition and adding all of our current sellers to our new international marketing programs laid out by Sotheby’s International Realty.  We are excited by this next chapter and we look forward to working closely with all our friends at Windermere (thank you Dave Hale and Claudia Case), plus the other firms in this wonderful industry.

Additional Press:
Puget Sound Business Journal
MSN Money
RIS Media

http://www.realogicssothebysrealty.com/