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Featured Agents

Laura Lynn

Principal, Managing Broker

425-209-0204
425-647-0550
laura@nwret.com

Laura Lynn is a Real Estate Managing Broker and a proud leader of the Northwest Real Estate Team. With several hundred sales in her portfolio, Laura’s experience and education-focused practice, injects predictability, calm and control into her clients’ real estate experience. With over 90% of her business being referral based, she has coached many home buyers and sellers towards very successful outcomes. Laura is a Luxury Home Specialist, Real Estate Investment Analyst and Certified Distressed Property Expert. She is proud to be a “Top Producer” in her market, with raving clients and she has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Realtors for three years in a row. As a Realtor, Team Leader and Managing Broker, Laura embraces being held to the highest level of education and ethical standards. Laura’s real estate career began over 15 years ago, with her buying and selling investment properties of her own. During these exciting ventures, she observed the complexities of owning real estate, predicting future market values, and navigating through difficult real estate transactions. While experiencing what it was like to be on the client’s side of the transaction - and never hiring the same agent twice - she noticed a critical need for buyers and sellers to be represented properly and honestly. With pride, she affiliates herself with Compass, which is aligned with her vision; to exceed her clients’ expectations, act with passion and demonstrate integrity always. Laura is a native to the Seattle area. She grew up in Woodinville, graduated from the University of Washington, and now lives in Kirkland with her family. In her time away from work she spends it with her family and friends; volunteering, traveling, hiking, biking, boating, water & snow skiing. Specialties: Certified Luxury Home Specialist (CLHMS) | Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) | Real Estate Investment Analyst (REIA) | Certified Short Sale Specialist (CSSS) | Certified Real Estate Analyst (CREA) | Certified Results Agent (CRA)

David Spalding

Principal, Managing Broker

425-209-0204
360-359-6112
david@nwret.com

David Spalding is the Managing broker and Team Leader of the Northwest Real Estate Team and brings over 15 years of real estate investment experience and a comprehensive understanding of how to structure successful real estate transactions. As a corporate officer of a real estate investment firm established in 2003, Mr. Spalding has direct responsibility for the acquisition of real estate including; residential, commercial, and raw land. He has developed and implemented rehab, resale and hold strategies for corporate held properties ensuring the future viability of the company. As an experienced investor, general contractor and licensed broker, David works with investors, home buyers and sellers to help navigate new market trends for long term success, top of the market sales and rewarding home ownership.

Elena Markov

Managing Broker, REALTOR

425-209-0204
206-708-0491
elena@nwret.com

Elena has been in business since 2004 focusing on King and Snohomish County. Licensed in IL and WA. She moved to the United States in 1999 from Bulgaria bringing with her an incredible ability to adapt and genuinely connect with anyone she encounters. Her knowledge and expertise paired with a keen understanding of the current housing market and industry trends continually exceed her client's expectations. Elena is a strong believer in high quality, individualized marketing. Her unique strategies help to build out a robust marketing plan for each property to help create a wave of interest from prospective buyers and top agents. From professional staging to high definition videos and social media marketing, Elena hones in on what works to gain the most engagement for her client and their homes. Elena is a true advocate for her buyers. As an expert in navigating negotiations, she specializes in closing luxury, bank-owned and short sales as well as estate and new construction. Elena's due diligence and a great network of top brokers provides her clients with intel on new listings, sold listings and best properties and the neighborhoods to invest in.

Shelley Korn

Broker, REALTOR

425-209-0204
206-331-2767
shelleykorn@nwret.com

Most people thought Shelley was nuts when she decided to become a Realtor just as the housing crash hit in 2008, however her love of working with people, never-say-die drive and passion for organization and design has equipped her to help buyers and sellers navigate complex transactions for over a decade. Prior to real estate, Shelley held sales and management positions for many years with Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Banana Republic. She was also a custom closet designer for many years. Shelley is a Washington native and has lived in the greater Seattle area all of her life. While not serving clients, you can find Shelley out on a walk, golfing, or simply enjoying the sunshine.

Ryan Xu

Broker, REALTOR

425-209-0204
425-516-8301
ryan.xu@nwret.com

Ryan Xu was a top retail banker and private real estate investor in China. He earned his MA in Financial Economics and MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy, and he served the US Army as a combat medic before real estate. He's known for his kind, courteous, and professional customer service, as long as his acute analyzing ability, in-depth market knowledge, and passion for helping people find the right home or investment opportunity. Ryan started consulting fellow soldiers home buying and investing since he was in the military service. Himself is an investor and landlord. He enjoys hiking, running with his family, and weightlifting. He was also a semi-pro photographer and video gamer.

Pinda Young

Broker, REALTOR

206-300-1117
Pinda@nwret.com

Pinda Young, Realtor at Compass, is a graduate in Business Administration. Pinda has worked at various positions as a senior sales leader. After her experience as a sales and investment banking leader and her success in the mortgage industry, she became attracted to real estate and initially started her real estate journey as an investor. She has worked in every aspect of the real estate industry representing sellers, buyers and investors in residential sales. Pinda has been trained and inspired by the top real estate industry leaders. She has built strong relationships with the banks and lending institutions so that she can help her clients get the best rates & terms. She has experience and foresight which enables her to proactively address details and issues before they become a problem. Pinda maintains in communication throughout every detail of the transaction, from the first call, all the way to close. Words that describe Pinda are integrity, honesty, knowledgeable, passionate, committed, responsive, patient and fun.

Jolene Brown

Design & Concierge Services

425-281-8142
jolene@nwret.com

Kory Hathaway

Marketing

425-209-0204
kory@nwret.com

Faith McDavid

Agent Services

425-209-0204
faith@nwret.com

Val Volker

Transaction Manager

425-209-0204
val@moncord.com

Val started her real estate career as a buyer’s agent with a top producing expansion team. While gaining experience as an agent, she discovered her real passion and talent was on the transaction side of the sale. This led her to become the Transaction Manager and she now manages transactions across multiple states. She finds true joy in being able to help buyers and sellers through their home purchase or sale, while supporting agents with their real estate business. Val brings to us a tremendous amount of transaction management experience, with over 800 transactions closed and takes great pride in her work ethic. She holds a BS in Communication Studies from Portland State University. Outside of real estate she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and can be found doing endless renovations on her home.
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