- Voted â€œBest in Customer Satisfactionâ€ by Seattle Magazine 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012
- Top Producer CB McKenzie 2005, 2010
- Certified Negotiations Specialist
- Accredited Buyerâ€™s Representative
- Luxury/Waterfront Marketing Specialist
- Dedication and Integrity
- Warm Professional Service
- Over 18 Years of Experience
In this increasingly complicated world of real estate, Leah Applewhite will skillfully guide you through the process of selling or purchasing your home. Sheâ€™ll provide invaluable professional knowledge and technical expertise with integrity and dedication. Her eighteen successful years in real estate have established her as a top professional on Bainbridge Island and in surrounding communities.
BACKGROUND: A graduate of Evergreen State College, Leah takes a special interest in our marine and shoreline environments in Kitsap County. Prior to real estate, she worked in HAZMAT response with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and spearheaded a non-profit oil spill response cooperative for the San Juan Islands. In addition, she was selected to a Bainbridge Island citizenâ€™s committee for the update of the Master Shoreline Plan. All of these experiences increase her knowledge of the issues special to the sale and purchase of waterfront properties.
RELOCATION EXPERT: Leah has traveled extensively with her children, having lived and worked in Europe and other regions of the United States. This has contributed to her keen sense of what selling and finding a home is all about, and she uses that empathy to gain satisfied loyal clients and customers. If you would like to speak to past clients, references are available upon request.
PROVEN PERFORMANCE: In 2012, Leah was voted â€œBest in Customer Satisfactionâ€ by Seattle Magazine.Â She was the Top Producing Agent at Coldwell Banker McKenzie in 2010 and in the top ten percent for Coldwell Banker agents worldwide in 2005. She graduated from the Realtor Institute (GRI), and is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR).Â She earned her Certified Home Marketing Specialist and Negotiations Specialist designations as well as that of Previews International Property Specialist, which entitles her to participate in a network of professionals specializing in marketing top tier residential properties.
DEDICATED SERVICE: A recent â€œempty nester,â€ Leah maintains an energetic pace by volunteering with local community organizations.Â As an avid sailor, Leah is a founding board member of the Bainbridge Island Wooden Boat Festival.Â She thoroughly enjoys her island lifestyle in the new home that she built, and is eager to share information about the community. Whether you are relocating, investing or just moving next door, Leah would welcome the opportunity to serve your real estate needs.
“Leah is very easy and fun to work with. She is efficient, but never pushy. We feel like she’s become a friend. We would use her services again in a heartbeat!” - MPÂ & KW
“Leah was able to quickly identify our needs and desires to help ‘narrow the field’ and avoid looking at properties we probably wouldn’t want. We found our house in two days with two small children in the car, one of whom was ill! Thanks, Leah!” - RN & KN
“Leah did a great job working with the seller in a competitive situation. We appreciate her professionalism and her great working style.” - BH & SH
“Leah was quite helpful during a very complicated purchase. I would recommend her to everyone I know.” - TR
“Leah is wonderful — thoughtful, thorough, helpful, conscientious! Thank you!” - SS & KS
“Leah was fabulous to work with. She was highly professional, extremely knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to make herself available to us. Leah is one of the most hardworking, highly skilled agents we have worked with.” - CS & SS
â€œLeah has been very helpful throughout, and very knowledgeable about Bainbridge Island. She helped us check out all of our options.â€ – NN & RB
â€œWe are very happy with Leah. Her focus and professionalism are outstanding.â€ - AL & HL
“We look forward to working with Leah again to sell our house this spring!” - KC & CC