Last week, our new Bainbridge Island branch office on Winslow Way opened. Occupying approximately one half of the Old Hardware Store – a nostalgic icon of Bainbridge Island heritage built in 1948 – our global real estate brand is now poised for growth. I feel incredibly fortunate to work in a space as beautiful as this one.
I am proud to share that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty ranked among the top ten largest real estate brands in Washington State according to a recent report by Trendgraphix as of May 2016 based upon the trailing 12 months of total sales volume. The data suggests that amongst its peer group of established brokerage firms, RSIR is the fastest-growing, increasing its unit volume and gross sales volume by 25-percent and 53-percent, respectively year-to-date (May 2016) compared with 2015.
RISMedia recently released their “28th Annual Power Broker Report,” which outlines current and future market trends in addition to their top 500 list of power brokers. I am proud to report that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty ranked #285 on the list, with $770,863,297 in sales volume in 1,038 transactions with 5 offices and 142 agents (as of the report date).
Over the weekend, the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal described plans for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and Bruciato to become the main tenants at The Old Hardware Store in a feature entitled “Pizza night will spin off into full-time Bainbridge restaurant” by Tim Kelly of the Kitsap Sun.
I am SO EXCITED to announce the signing of a long term lease for approximately half of the Old Hardware Store building at 240 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island. After sitting vacant for the past four years, the nearly 70-year old building was acquired in January 2016 by The Old Hardware Store, LLC managed by local businessman Joseph Lacko.
This fabulous spread is a regular occurrence at our bi-weekly office meetings. Lots of LOVE and ENTHUSIASM for all the hard working agents at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. What a great team to work with!