We are so excited to share that our Mercer Island Modern Estate is the Most “Liked” Instagram photo on @sothebysrealty! No surprise there – this home is truly one-of-a-kind. Featured as an Extraordinary Property of the Day earlier this month, our property was seen by over 12,000 Instagrammers and gathered 342 likes!
According to an infographic recently released by Inman, the real estate industry needs to stand up and pay attention to millennials, because they “will greatly impact and shape the residential real estate market, as well as housing design and development.” Further, “they are the largest source of new demand for rental housing and first-time home purchases.” As the infographic describes, millennials are “projected to be 3/4 of the workforce by 2025” but half of millennials are currently renting. This means there will be an onslaught of millennial homebuyers coming onto the market as time progresses.
We are proud to announce that the recently revamped Sotheby’s International Realty® website was recognized by the Web Marketing Association with the “2015 Outstanding Website WebAward” and by W3 with the “2015 W3 Gold Award.” With a great focus on creating the best possible user experience, the new sothebysrealty.com continues the brand’s tradition of revolutionizing Luxury Real Estate in the digital space.
The Tech Boom’s impact on the economy and housing market in the Seattle area is receiving increasing recognition, as national news outlets are now weighing in on what the Emerald City’s future may hold. Most recently, Nick Wingfield of The New York Times reported that “Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep Its Soul,” saying that Seattle leaders are no longer looking at San Francisco as a model to live up to, but as a “cautionary tale” to avoid.
I am pleased to share that last Saturday, I attended the Bellevue LifeSpring’s VIP Wine Event, “Le Vin A Son Apogee” at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. It was a fabulous night, complete with dancing, wine tasting, a silent auction and great company, including Honorary Chair, Lawyer Milloy, Former Safety for the Seattle Seahawks! And the best part? The entire evening benefited the Breaktime-Mealtime™ Program!
Did you know? 19% of children in Bellevue public schools qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program, which means they live at or near the Federal Poverty Line. Bellevue LifeSpring’s Breaktime-Mealtime program provides these children with thousands of nutritious meals during school breaks every year, ensuring that they return to the classroom healthy and ready to learn.
I am honored to have attended this important benefit. To learn more about this event and the Breaktime-Mealtime program, click here.