It’s Friday, let’s sweep | August “science” (2016 vs 2015) + Green Genius + #TackleHomelessness kick off + Madison Park Art Walk


This week, the “science” | The NWMLS August 2016 statistical data was released (click here) – signaling us to update our Seattle statistics as well. A few talking points + #’s we should know as we continue to master your “science” together. According to the NWMLS, for Metro Seattle (140 + 380 + 385 + 390 + 700 + 705 + 710)…

August 2016 vs. August 2015 | % Change included

  • Months Supply of Inventory | 0.7 vs. 0.8 | -9%
  • Total Active Listings | 648 vs. 625 | up 4%
  • Median Active List Price | $739,763 vs. $702,296 | up 5%
  • Pending (MTD) | 876 vs. 765 | up 15%
  • Pending (YTD) | 6,180 vs. 6,429 | -4%
  • # of Closed sales (MTD) | 781 vs. 684 | up 14%
  • # of Closed sales (YTD) | 5,088 vs. 5,229 | -3%
  • Median Closed Sales (YTD) | $644,458 vs. $558,198 | up 15%

For a breakdown by NWMLS area, click here and you are up to speed!

An excellence in green real estate! | Loved seeing this post on Facebook this week. A fun interview with our Fiore Pignataro from Eastlake. Pretty cool that Fiore is a finalist for the “green genius listing agent of the year” and it turns out our Eastlake office is in the running for “green listing office of the year!” Nice to know we have people like this in our family of six to ask our “green” questions…


I have to dig more into this, in the immediate – had to shout this goodness out!  Article + interview   – “The PNW is the Hub of Greener Living – Thanks to these geniuses.”

And now this all gets very real! | Our #TackleHomelessness campaign kicks off at this Sunday’s Seahawks game! Lots of ways to shout this out. I’m repurposing our Windermere blog post so you have all the ins + outs. Go Hawks + Go Windermere = Go YouthCare! Looking forward to following along and watching the home-game tackles and donations build…

What do Windermere Real Estate and the Seattle Seahawks have in common? We both got our start in Seattle in the 1970s. And we’re both organizations who believe in giving back to our community. So when presented with the opportunity to become the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks, we didn’t have to think twice.

At the center of this partnership with the Seahawks is a new #tacklehomelessness campaign in which the Windermere Foundation will donate $100 for every Seahawks home-game tackle during the 2016 season. And on the receiving end of these donations is YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that has been providing services and support to homeless youth for more than 40 years.

In addition to raising money, the #tacklehomelessness campaign will also bring awareness to the very issue of homeless youth struggling in our community. We know the Seahawks are equally committed to this important cause.

Our partnership with the Seahawks and YouthCare fits perfectly with the mission of the Windermere Foundation which is to support low-income and homeless families in the communities where we have offices. Through the #tacklehomelessness campaign, we hope to be able to do even more.

You can follow our progress throughout the Seahawks season on our Facebook page at

…and if you are looking for some Friday night fun – the evening is shaping up to be a great night for the Madison Park art walk. The Smith crew plans to stroll the MP hood and stop in and see what our Madison Park office is up to in support! Click here for the details!


Have a productive weekend in both work + play – I’ll be coaching soccer and watching plenty of football. Looking forward to all of it. Here to help, just ask.

Laura Smith, General Manager | Windermere Real Estate Co + Northwest, Inc.


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