Seattle Real Estate Blog

Local real estate news in the Greater Seattle market: Home prices and trends in Seattle, on the Eastside, and across the Puget Sound region. Written by , Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker Danforth, 2016 President-Elect of Seattle King County REALTORS, and State Director for Washington REALTORS.

Dec. 2, 2016

The Inman Connect Experience

I travel to a lot of real estate conferences. Most of the time, they are events driven by some structural portion of my business: Washington Realtors, NAR midyear and annual, Coldwell Banker GenBlue, national committees, etc. I really enjoy these events, and get a lot of business value from them.

Travel spreads me thin. Between my five jobs and three kids, there’s not a lot of free time in my schedule. Agents in the Seattle area often ask me why I include two more annual trips to Inman conferences in San Francisco and New York, when I have no official responsibility or specific business outcome that I’m hoping to achieve each time I attend.

Inman Connect feels a bit like the Burning Man of real estate. Yes, there are plenty of suits, ballrooms, and speakers. But the vibe at Inman is one of independence and creativity. The lobby is the first sign that this conference is a bit different. Of course there’s plenty of lobbycon at every conference, but the number of technology startups and innovators in the lobby doing deals at Inman is unmatched. 

There’s a feeling at every Connect that something transformational is happening right under our noses. The outsiders are on the same footing as the stalwarts. Change isn’t just accepted, it’s a necessity for the event to thrive. Inman Connect’s success is dependent upon the electricity generated from the new challengers to the status quo who arrive every year.

Don’t get me wrong—I’m a big fan of much of traditional real estate. The broker-agent model hasn’t lasted this long and stayed this strong because it was illogically designed. There are tech minds who show up to disrupt the industry every year, many of whom simply don’t yet understand the massive inertia and daunting logistics of changing the real estate industry. 

We’re here to help point them in the right direction. Consulting with technology companies who are hoping to traverse the maze that leads to success in real estate is what we love to do at Connect. We embrace new ideas, new technology, and different ways of thinking about the future of real estate. 

The mix of traditional real estate leadership and disruptive technology newcomers at Connect ensures an exciting atmosphere of possibility, complemented by a heavy-handed reality check when necessary. It’s where I need to be if I’m going to know what’s coming next in my business.

Of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t speak personally about the caliber of people who thrive in this kind of environment. The friends and colleagues I’ve made through the Inman network are invaluable to me. No matter the topic, region, or organization I need assistance with, there’s someone I’ve met through Inman who can give me sage advice without the protectionism that’s sometimes felt in the industry.

Inman Connect isn’t trying to be everything to everyone. It leaves the future of real estate legislation and “trade” to other events. Connect is where the edges are pushed. Sometimes there’s a brick wall, and sometimes barriers are broken. Either way, there’s no shortage of excitement. That’s worth another trip.

- Sam

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Nov. 30, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - November 30, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $557,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410,  an increase of 14% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $689,000, quarterly changed: -3%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $563,500, quarterly changed: 2%
Renton Median Sales Price: $374,000, quarterly changed: -2%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,247,500, quarterly changed: 2%
Kent Median Sales Price: $338,000, quarterly changed: 4%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $440,000, quarterly changed: -1%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Nov. 23, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - November 23, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $550,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $416,  an increase of 13% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $697,000, quarterly changed: -3%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $546,500, quarterly changed: -0%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000, quarterly changed: -2%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,204,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Kent Median Sales Price: $334,950, quarterly changed: 4%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $437,722, quarterly changed: -2%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Nov. 16, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - November 16, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $545,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $413,  an increase of 13% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $710,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $543,075, quarterly changed: -3%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000, quarterly changed: -2%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,204,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Kent Median Sales Price: $334,950, quarterly changed: 4%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $437,722, quarterly changed: -2%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Nov. 9, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - November 09, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $543,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $412,  an increase of 12% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,645

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $699,500 , quarterly changed: -5%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $540,000 , quarterly changed: -3%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000 , quarterly changed: -2%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,270,000 , quarterly changed: 1%
Kent Median Sales Price: $335,000 , quarterly changed: 4%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $440,000 , quarterly changed: 0%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Nov. 2, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - November 02, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $545,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $411,  an increase of 12% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,650

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $690,000 , quarterly changed: -5%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $540,088 , quarterly changed: -2%
Renton Median Sales Price: $378,500 , quarterly changed: -1%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,216,500 , quarterly changed: -3%
Kent Median Sales Price: $334,975 , quarterly changed: 5%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $436,444 , quarterly changed: -2%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Oct. 26, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - October 26, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $545,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $413,  an increase of 13% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,695

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $690,400 , quarterly changed: -3%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $548,000 , quarterly changed: 0%
Renton Median Sales Price: $381,500 , quarterly changed: 1%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,237,500 , quarterly changed: 1%
Kent Median Sales Price: $334,950 , quarterly changed: 5%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $440,000 , quarterly changed: -2%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Oct. 24, 2016

Clyde Hill, Bellevue Market Report

Clyde Hill, Bellevue - Today's Real Estate Market Report

Active Listings - Sold Homes - Pending Sales Under Contract

Keep up to date on what's happening in your neighborhood with the fastest and most accurate real estate data available. We don't wait for third party aggregators to bring you home sales data. We pull it directly from the real estate agents' live database: the MLS.

Updated every few minutes, you can keep current on your home's value, the value of neighbors' homes, and the trends in the local real estate market.

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Oct. 24, 2016

Bridle Trails, Bellevue Market Report

Bridle Trails, Bellevue - Today's Real Estate Market Report

Active Listings - Sold Homes - Pending Sales Under Contract

Keep up to date on what's happening in your neighborhood with the fastest and most accurate real estate data available. We don't wait for third party aggregators to bring you home sales data. We pull it directly from the real estate agents' live database: the MLS.

Updated every few minutes, you can keep current on your home's value, the value of neighbors' homes, and the trends in the local real estate market.

See today's Bridle Trails, Bellevue Market Report

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Oct. 21, 2016

Eastgate, Bellevue Market Report

Eastgate, Bellevue - Today's Real Estate Market Report

Active Listings - Sold Homes - Pending Sales Under Contract

Keep up to date on what's happening in your neighborhood with the fastest and most accurate real estate data available. We don't wait for third party aggregators to bring you home sales data. We pull it directly from the real estate agents' live database: the MLS.

Updated every few minutes, you can keep current on your home's value, the value of neighbors' homes, and the trends in the local real estate market.

See today's Eastgate, Bellevue Market Report

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