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David & Karen Bell are a successful husband and wife team specializing in the Greater Seattle Real Estate Market. David started in Real Estate in 1989 after 12 years as a Corporate VP of a highly successful National Company. David opened and ran Regional Offices in New York City, Chicago, Columbus, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Karen joined the Real Estate business in 1996 after 18 years in her own Computer Consulting and Training Business. David was born and raised in Seattle where he attended Queen Anne High School and then the University of Washington where is has a degree in Marketing and Psychology. Karen was born in Minneapolis but moved to the Bellevue area when she was 4 and attended Newport High School and then Western Washington College where she majored in Education. Karen was a competitive skier most her younger life and was on the K2 Demonstration Team and was jumping off cliffs and doing flips. They have a daughter now so she's only skiing blue and black diamond runs. David was a baseball and basketball player in high school and went on to the University of Washington on a baseball scholarship where he played for 4 years. After college he played for 3 years in the Northwest League but hurt his shoulder and had to give baseball up. David went back to the U of W after that and got a second degree in Psychology and was the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach and the Head Jr. Varsity Baseball Coach where he compiled the best winning record in school history at that time.

They have a 14 year old daughter that is just entering high school this year. She is a very accomplished ballet dancer and has preformed in Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker for 7 straight years. She has been offered a position in an exciting new dance company that will expand her dancing disciplines to include Ballet but also Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Repertory (Broadway signing and dancing). They plan to perform Internationally as well as locally.

Our mission is to help or clients achieve their Real Estate goals and make a difference in their lives by helping them make smart, well educated decisions about buying or selling real estate. We have an extremely good understanding of the Seattle Real Estate market, its neighborhoods and the constantly changing market conditions. We know when the market is changing and where it is going and we spend all the time necessary to help our clients understand current home values and trends so they can make well informed decisions and keep at least one foot firmly planted in reality. We advise our Buyers as to the true market value of a home and analyze the property to accurately predict future values. We never "buy a listing" from Sellers by telling them their home is worth an inflated amount to get the listing, we tell them the truth even if it costs us the listing and our track record show that we are 99% accurate.

We absolutely love living in Seattle. We have both traveled the US extensively have spent considerable time in other great cities and Seattle continues to be our favorite place to live. Sure there are better places to spend time on the beach, to see fabulous Broadway shows, or to shop and dine out, but Seattle in our opinion is the best compromise out there. The weather here is actually wonderful. It rarely snows in Seattle, but when it does the city come to a screeching halt. The average temperature in Seattle in the Winter is in the mid 40's. It rains a lot but after a year you get used to it, but we actually get less rain than New York City. The summer time here is wonderful, with average temperatures in the mid 70's and low 80's but with almost no humidity. You can actually take a shower in the morning and get dry! Seattle is surrounded by water and mountains, Puget Sound and the Olympic Range on the West and Lake Washington and the Cascades Range on the East. The mountains are just about an hours drive away and the views of the mountains are simply spectacular. You can see Mt Rainier (over 14,000 feet and south of Seattle) from many neighborhoods, the snow covered Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound from others and Downtown and the Cascade Mountain Range from others. There are some areas that you can see most all of that. Seattle is made up of a series of hills, so the views here are awesome and since they aren't making any more view property the investment values of these view properties are outstanding. Downtown Seattle has grown significantly over the past 20 years and restaurant and shopping scene is excellent, not yet as good as San Francisco but getting there. Washington State just licensed its 500th winery this year and Washington State Wines are some of the best in the world. We are home to three major league sports teams, The Sonics, The Mariners, and the Seahawks and we have arguably the best professional baseball and football stadiums in the country. And if you love boating, well this is the place to live other than perhaps the Greek Iles. Seattle has been called the boating capital of the world and it really deserves those accolades.

We sell Seattle Real Estate and we are Really Good At It. It's our Full Time Job and we Love it. Whether you are a first time home or condo Buyer or selling your 5th home we can help you sell for more and buy for less and our track record proves that. Something we learned many years ago is that we have two ears and one mouth and we use them proportionally. We know how to listen to our clients and understand their needs and goals and we know how to help them achieve their goals. To learn more about us and our business philosophies please visit our web site at