Welcome to our town! From Seattle to Everett to Bellevue, this area is friendly, cultured, vibrant and beautiful. I'm real estate broker Vince Decker with Windermere Real Estate. Over the last 17 years, I've helped more than 650 clients and friends buy and sell unique, vintage and view homes. Whether you are new to the area or just moving across town, I'd love to help.
"My husband and I recently purchased a home with Vince’s help. Given that we were moving from out of state, we opted to work with Vince as it was readily apparent that he would be willing to go the extra mile on our behalf — even from afar. On numerous occasions, Vince trekked to houses on short notice and gave us detailed tours via FaceTime. Each time we made a weekend trip, Vince diligently arranged a day of neighborhood exploration — complete with house tours and delicious bites from his favorite neighborhood haunts. On a particularly tiring day of neighborhood exploration, Vince charmingly surprised us with exquisite pastries from one of his favorite bakeries (now one of our favorites). In the competitive landscape that is today's real estate market, Vince stands out as someone who can really, truly win the day. After weeks of house-touring, we found a gorgeous, remodeled home that would almost certainly garner 5-6 bids and sell for at least 10% over list price (the norm these days). Vince had us in the house for a tour before anyone else could get there. When we returned the next morning for our pre-inspection, we found Vince chatting up the seller in the garage. He skillfully introduced us to the seller, allowing us to ask questions about the house and to forge a personal connection. Vince submitted our airtight offer two short hours later, and by close of business that day, our offer had been accepted. Work with Vince if you want to win — and have some fun, laughs, eats, and authentic neighborhood experiences along the way". -Annie And Alex. Dropbox.com
Helping you buy: I promise you powerful, ethical representation, well-researched information about the true benefits and drawbacks of each property. I'll help you learn about our area and find you a great home. Call me anytime 206-962-1700 or 425-422-1290.
Helping you sell: Your house will have beautiful high-definition photos used on all marketing. I'll expose your home to our large network of home buyers here and all over the world. I create great traffic, host open houses and present you professionally and effectively. My extensive experience with unique, vintage and view homes provides a huge benefit to those who work with me.
Travel for the Soul: On my journeys I have trekked among ancient Sri Lanka sacred temples, beaches and indigenous Veddah cuture, explored remote post-tsunami Aceh Province, Batak culture, orangutans, komodo dragons and the origin of the best coffee on earth on Sumatra and Flores Island-Indonesia, walked through the jungles and vibrant city of Paramaribo, Suriname. I've lived alone for ten days with the Waorani native tribe in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador, traversed the lemur-filled rain forests and baobab jungles of Madagascar, rockclimbed Hat Raileh, Thailand on amazing jagged limestone cliffs that rise above the Andaman Sea. I've stood at the edge of the biggest single drop waterfall on earth, bathed with native Amerindians in remote swimming holes and drank great rum in the remote Rupununi area of southern Guyana, journeyed around wildlife filled Tanzania, listened to bizarrely beautiful music on a rooftop in Zanzibar and sipped mint tea and shopped for rugs in chaotic medinas in Morocco. I've hitchhiked just for fun from Sapporo to Shiretoko National Park in the far north of Hokkaido, Japan, played beach volleyball with locals and watched matches at the biggest soccer stadium in the world in Rio de Janeiro, canoed in to live with the Embera Tribe in the Panamanian Darien Jungle, had a solo walkabout for one month in remote areas of Ethiopia where I went to the hottest place on earth, stood on the edge of a bubbling lava lake, slept on the ground with 3,000 other locals at the ancient Timket celebration in Lalibela. I've traveled alone to prehistoric cave paintings, vibrant camel markets and went swimming in the Gulf of Aden in peaceful Somaliland (a self governing area that almost no one has ever heard of). I've gone off the grid with the Kogui indigenous tribe of Colombia, trekked without a plan across isolated parts of Bangladesh and Assam and Meghalaya, in Northeast India. I've traveled solo to the amazing High Himalayan Mustang region of Nepal and taken rickety buses to little settlements and islands on the Mozambique Indian Ocean coastline. I speak Spanish to some real estate clients, discuss trips to Africa with others. These annual walkabouts continually recharge my spirits and help me have genuine and interesting connections with people I work with.
Client Testimonial: Susannah & Aashish Dhamdhere, "Our realtor Vince is a very unique person who made our homebuying experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible. From the first time we visited, he embraced with vigor the needs of our family and provided us with an excellent variety of home options, often seeming to know about the best listings even before they reached the market! He wasn't afraid to give us objectively honest assessments of the benefits and drawbacks of each home and neighborhood, and at no point did we feel pressured or pushed in any direction. Vince possesses a wealth of knowledge of communities, transportation, restaurants and real estate. Within 10 days, he had helped us locate our dream home, truly saving us time and money. His warm personality also put the sellers at ease immediately, and he chose the exact approach to help us get the house for the price we wanted. Vince is a diligent worker, a gifted communicator and was extremely responsive to our needs and questions. During evenings, weekends and holidays, he worked tirelessly to move our purchase process along. Vince went above and beyond in representing our needs all the way through to the end: he was not only literally by our side during the financing, inspection and settlement phases, but he also helped us connect with contractors, served as a furniture broker between us and the sellers, and came up with creative win-win solutions when any challenging issues arose in the transaction. We greatly benefited from his honesty, warmth and sense of humor, and we would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Vince!"
PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME I CAN BE OF HELP 206-962-1700 or 425-422-1290.