About Kurt


I’ve had the privilege of spending the last 14 plus years helping my clients buy and sell their homes. It’s been a joy to walk with them in their journey to help them accomplish their goals. 

When working with my sellers, I’ve developed a streamlined process with a pro-active approach (rather than the typical “reactive approach”) to help them sell their home. Our goal is to position their home in the best possible way to receive a premium price, with the fewest number of contingencies and in the least amount of time. My goal is to provide the highest amount of stability for my sellers with the best possible outcome.

With my buyers, we begin with meeting for a Buyer’s Consultation that includes an in-depth analysis of their buying needs. We discuss the market, how that affects them, what to expect next and developing a plan moving forward to find the home of their dreams. Then I refer them to the best possible lenders and referral partners to best position them to get their offer accepted by a seller and help them navigate the inspection and eventual closing.

I currently hold these designations/certifications to help serve my clients:

Master Certified Negotiation Expert – Only 134 agents out of 33,413 active licensees in Washington have this advanced designation (less than 1%!)

 

Institute of Luxury Home Marketing Member – Advanced training and education in home marketing strategies and networking with other luxury agents across the nation.


Certified Results Agent
– Proven system to sell listings at top dollar, in less time, with more stability and no Inspection Contingency.



Accredited Buyer Representative
– Additional training/experience representing buyers and their best interest.



Certified Real Estate Analyst
– Additional training on the cash flow of investment properties.



Certified Short Sale Negotiator
– Additional training in regard to the short sale process.


In addition to this I am a member of the National Association of Realtors and an official trainer for the Washington State Housing and Finance Commission. Click Here if you’d like to attend my next class I’m teaching.

My Background

As a native to the Seattle/Eastside area I love the Northwest and believe in investing in the community. I have volunteered in the past as the Personnel Director and Coach for a local softball league during the summer. I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, snow skiing, seeing friends and spending time with my family.

I graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. Prior to my career in Real Estate, I worked as a Foster/Adopt Caseworker for a local non-profit adoption agency facilitating special needs adoptions and supporting families who provided Foster Care for abused and neglected children.

Additional Information:

A number of years ago I had a great opportunity through my church and the non-profit organization Bright Hope World to visit Uganda and Kenya. While there we met some amazing people who are passionate about helping widows and orphans in their community. As a result of this trip, we decided to begin a long-term partnership with some local leaders who are helping approximately 90 widows and 26 orphans in two cities in Uganda. I’m VERY excited to walk with them and help support them over the foreseeable future. To learn more about this you can talk to me directly or visit the following links: Hope Restoration Center, Lira Widow Program and Mbale Widow Program.