Growing up in Eastern Washington I lived in a community where people knew each other and spoke with each other on a regular basis. We spoke about what was happening in the community; new businesses, growing industries, agriculture, the rodeo, local fair and best of all the infamous “Gorge.” I came to Seattle 22 years ago because I felt that I wanted to experience the big city. One of the biggest attractions was the wide range in demographics. I was fascinated with the diversity of Seattle and couldn’t wait to immerse myself in city life. Graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in sociology and an emphasis on race relations I wasn’t quite sure where I would take that.
My initial entry into real estate was with a firm that handled large unit multi-family housing communities. I took that experience to educate myself in the world of property management. This is where it all began. The real estate itch was brewing and I decided to open Elita Living Real Estate, LLC in 2009. Twenty two years in the real estate field managing up to 150 doors I have a wealth of resources to draw from. I became excited about the possibilities of my own firm serving the clients at an even higher level than what they had previously experienced. Single family homes/townhomes and small multicomplexes were my nitch!
As a 4 time winner of Seattle Magazine’s ‘Best in Client Satisfaction’ award and voted one of the 10 Most Dependable Real Estate Professional of the Seattle Area. Kent combines his general contracting/home remodeling background, and skills as a tough negotiator/compassionate facilitator to exceed his clients expectations. Residing in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle, Kent brings his expertise to the greater Seattle Area.
Let me help you with any of your needs in the Seattle, North Seattle, West Seattle, Green Lake, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Ballard and surrounding areas of King County. Please take advantage of all this site has to offer, and contact me if you have any questions at all.
A third generation Seattle native, I have a unique knowledge of the various neighborhoods in the area. My resume includes: licensed real estate agent since 1980; 8 years of mortgage banking experience with a major bank and 27 years of running a housing rehabilitation program with King County. My goal is to learn your real estate needs and desires; educate you on the market and the process; assist you through that process and keep you informed each step of the way to make your transaction as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
Real estate projects have been a part of my life for many years including becoming a real estate broker several years ago. Investment real estate is my background and has built my experience in managing rental properties, working with tenants and contractors, acquisitions in the Puget Sound area and out of state. Sustainability and built green are a major focus and I am soon to be certified as a Green broker. My service and work for you can assist you to acquire your dream home, start and/or expand your investment portfolio, or find the perfect place to rent that you call home. My passion and knowledge of horses and land offers you the unique understanding and savviness for the purchase or sale of quality horse properties. I am here to be your partner in any and all of your real estate needs.
At a very young age I was introduced to property management. I accompanied my mother on several showings and I also was witness to multiple property management conversations. I am attending school at the University of Kansas and am a student/athlete. Track and field has always been my passion but an athletic career does have an expiration date. I have begun to think about what I would like to do in my future and property management has become a strong candidate. I support the property managers and sales agents within our office now. I look forward to growing my expertise in the field and contributing fresh information from a millennials point of view.