In a perpetually warm market where the current median home value is over $385,000, Washington state is a great place to invest in real estate. With so many real estate companies out there, it’s hard to know which is best. However, an experienced, local realtor makes a huge difference in how much you get when you sell or how much a home costs when you buy.
Here are the seven best real estate companies in Washington state, many which employe Clever Partner Agents.
1. Keller Williams
While they were founded in Austin, Texas in 1983, Keller Williams has franchises spread throughout North America and the world. With well over 100,000 agents, there are plenty who are based in Washington state.
Keller Williams agents can be found in the biggest Washington markets. There are a number of Clever Partner Agents among them, allowing buyers and sellers to get the best in the business at a discounted rate.
RE/MAX has a presence in just about every market in the country. Their agents can be found in the small, rural areas as well as in major competitive markets. They have more than 100,000 agents in over 7,000 offices and they’ve got Washington covered.
Several of the agents in RE/MAX’s network are also Partner Agents who can get you the lowest rates in the market while still providing unmatched service.
3. Berkshire Hathaway
This holding company run by Warren Buffett started out as a company focused on textile mills. Warren Buffett became CEO by buying the largest amount of shares and diverting cash flows into other investments, like residential and commercial real estate.
Berkshire Hathaway is one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world, worth more than $500 billion. With such a high value, Berkshire Hathaway only invests in the most lucrative properties around and seeing their sign is a mark of a Washington home that’s a truly great investment.
Windermere is a homegrown real estate empire started right in Seattle. John Jacobi began it in 1972 in a small office downtown. Since then, the company has expanded across the country with its own web platform for its agents.
Windermere puts customers first in ways that other companies only caught up with later. They added drive times to and from work in their listings to give buyers a real sense of what they were getting into.
With 300 offices and 6,500 agents across the country, the company still keeps its foundation in Washington state and hasn’t forgotten its roots. Every year, the Windermere offices close for a full day where all staffers are committed to community service wherever they’re located.
5. Century 21
Founded in 1971, Century 21 is one of the most trusted names in residential real estate. They have nearly 7,000 independently-owned and operated offices across the globe. In Washington state, you’ll find Century 21 agents in just about every market.
Century 21 signs dot all the major roads and highways in Washington state. If you come across a property that looks good, there’s a chance the Century 21 realtor is also a Clever Partner Agent.
6. Skyline Properties
For more than 30 years, the Seattle area has been served by Skyline Properties. Since Amazon came to town, Skyline has become one of the most efficient and professional companies operating in the market. Because it can be challenging to find a place in such a hot and pricey market, work with Skyline Properties to get access to brokers who are constantly being trained in new tactics.
Their brokerage covers 25% of the transactions in Puget Sound, meaning it’s possible you’ll be working with them if you’re looking to move to that region. Amplify your ability to get a good deal by working with our Clever Partner Agents who have access to the same properties or even work as Skyline agents.
7. Realogics SIR
Realogics SIR stands for Sotheby’s International Realty. Because Sotheby’s is constantly finding new ways to diversify their holdings, they’ve had a subsidiary connected to Realogy Holding Corp. since 2004. This has given brokers the ability to flex the Sotheby’s muscle while using the strategies that have allowed Realogy Holding to succeed.
Both companies have strict requirements for all of their agents. If you connect with one of these agents, you can be sure you get all the negotiating power you’re looking for at a fraction of the cost.
Working with the Best Real Estate Companies in Washington State for Less
If you don’t know how to get yourself a deal on realtor services with the best real estate companies in the business, you might find yourself overwhelmed. However, since there are Clever Partner Agents at just about every firm under the sun, you can get yourself access to the best around while saving time and money.