About Me

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Vince Decker

Realtor, Husband, Dad

Our little corner of the world is friendly, cultured, vibrant and beautiful.  I'm Vince Decker, your down to earth real estate broker with Windermere Real Estate, a highly regarded company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2001, I've assisted many clients and friends with the purchase or sale of their homes. I'm a great listener, highly effective negotiator, incredibly hard worker and optimistic guy. I work primarily by referral and put my heart into helping each client. Whether you are new to the area or just moving across town, please contact me anytime!

about vince

Helping you buy.

I'm here to help! Buying a home is a truly important decision, you need a coach, strategist, advocate and cheerleader all wrapped in one, someone who gives you valuable advice and helps keep you sane during the process. I promise you powerful, ethical representation, well-researched information about the true benefits and drawbacks of each property. I have unique methods and am highly successful at securing homes for the people who work with me. Assisting my clients and friends with properties since 2001, I know the neighborhoods of our region intimately and will help you make a smart choice. Remember, your home is an investment but also a place that feeds your spirit, inspires you and helps you relax after a long day. Many of my buyers are referred to me by previous clients, it feels gratifying to be trusted like that. CALL ME! I'd love to sit down with you for a fun chat and coffee/cold beer, hear about your home dreams. Together, we'll come up with a solid plan to get you a great home!

Helping you sell.

Many sellers have questions, might feel a little overwhelmed and don't know where to start. I'm happy to come by in person anytime, get to know you and tour your place. It's me who will visit, not an assistant! Having sold many homes, I will put your mind at ease and give you great suggestions for how we can prepare and present your house to make it look its best. Many of my ideas are practical, common sense, things that don't take a lot of time or money. The week before listing, I procure high-definition photographs, video and 3D Matterport tours so we look enticing to people viewing us online. Then, we hit the market! I orchestrate every step of the process with a strong goal to minimize your frustration and maximize our results. I'm intimately involved in every detail: impeccable planning, flyer design and wording, skillful open house hosting, negotiating strongly on your behalf, vetting possible buyers and making sure we choose the best one. Once we accept an offer, I handle all the details to get the sale of your home smoothly to closing. I'd be honored to help you!


my remote travels

I love people and have traveled all over this planet of ours for more than 30 years. On my often solo journeys, I have trekked among ancient Sri Lanka sacred temples, beaches and indigenous Veddah culture, 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, rock climbed 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 ridden many hours riding rickety buses on bumpy roads and hiked steep mountain paths to meet (and be tattooed by) a 102 year old living legend traditional tattoo artist woman in a former headhunter village deep in the mountains of Northern Phillippines. 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, and 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.