Kitsap County (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Executives at Seattle - based Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that Irene Wurden, a leading Real Estate Broker in Kitsap County and a Certified International Property Specialist, has joined the Bainbridge Island branch of the global real estate network. Associate Brokers Meg Burkett and Chris Wurden were also confirmed as new team members in response to increasing sales volumes anticipated throughout Kitsap County and beyond.
“We are thrilled that Irene Wurden and her team of brokers accepted our invitation to expand our Brand,” said Dean Jones, Owner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “The tides are definitely rising across Puget Sound and we believe a robust housing recovery will reach all of Kitsap County in 2013. The Wurden Team is well positioned to draw resources from both our Seattle and Bainbridge Island branch offices, which includes access to exclusive marketing platforms and a world-wide referral network.”
According to research published by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty median home prices and sales volumes in 2012 increased by 8 and 15 percent, respectively across the Seattle metro area. Likewise, Bainbridge Island witnessed median home price increases (excluding condominiums) of 6 percent last year with total transactions rising 50 percent above 2011 sales volumes. By contrast median home prices for the mainland Kitsap County (not including Bainbridge Island) remained flat during 2012 but more recently signs point to a “sustained recovery in the region”, says Jones. He notes that residential sales volumes for all of Kitsap County rose by 45 percent in January 2013 and median home prices were up 33 percent year-over-year, respectively.
“The trending is certainly positive and we plan to play a leading role in further market expansion,” said Irene Wurden, Principal of The Wurden Team at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “This business is all about experience, knowledge, and exposure. Our franchise network provides tremendous advantages for my team and our clients – whether their transaction is located around the corner or around the world.”
Wurden says her team will proudly serve clients of all property types and price points and specializes in waterfront properties along the Kitsap peninsula calling it “a relative bargain compared with Bainbridge Island or metro Seattle real estate”. She will bring to market several multi-million dollar waterfront estates this quarter noting home sales above $1 million on Kitsap County mainland grew to five transactions last year when only two such closings occurred in 2011.
A local resident since 1986,Wurden has been representing sellers and buyers in Kitsap, Pierce, Jefferson and Mason Counties for more than twenty years and credits her success, in part to being a global citizen that looks beyond borders. Born in Bulgaria she is fluent in Bulgarian, English, French, and knowledgeable in Russian. She has lived and traveled in more than 40 countries before settling down in Kitsap County to raise her family.
“It’s time for Kitsap County to be recognized both regionally and internationally for its natural splendor and a prized Northwest lifestyle that we enjoy here at home,” adds Wurden. “I’m joined by an amazing team of professionals to build a world-class residential sales portfolio one client at a time. I feel fortunate to represent Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty – we will work together to artfully unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.”
A new website has been launched at http://www.TheWurdenTeam.com.
About Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty: With branches in downtown Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is recognized among the top real estate offices within the markets that it serves. Recently honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the second fastest growing private company in Washington State for 2012, the boutique real estate firm of approximately 55 brokers is home to many top-ranked brokers in terms of production and average home sales value. Visit http://www.RealogicsSothebysRealty.com.
About The Wurden Team: Founded in 2013 by real estate veteran Irene Wurden, The Wurden Team is a collective of brokers within the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty network servicing the greater Kitsap County marketplace. Comprised of Irene Wurden, Meg Burkett and Chris Wurden, the team combines their diverse experience and resources to provide clients excellence in real estate representation. The members are affiliated with numerous professional associations that include the National Association of Realtors, Luxury Home Council and International Real Estate Council. Visit http://www.TheWurdenTeam.com.