East and Emerald - the corner of the Seattle real estate market 

East & Emerald:  The Corner-place of the Seattle Real Estate Market

Our premier offering is getting you connected with the right investments, but also the right professional for your needs. Our team knows how to list & locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals.

We connect you with:

  1. The choicest lenders that offer select programs for all kinds of borrowers: both local or international. (VA, FHA, SBA, 503K, USDA & More)
  2. Brokers and Realtors that specialize in the type of property you are buying/selling
  3. Inspectors that focus on the type of property your buying/selling (License and Bonded)
  4. Search tools (our comprehensive website and access to our MLS for commercial properties, business opportunities, personal property, vacant land, wineyards, horse property, rentals, & condos)
  5. Property data from all available sources (State, City, Online, Offline, Archives and more)
  6. Reporting on Market Analytics & Trends (Just ask for a custom analytics report on your neighborhood today!)
  7.  Attorneys that we have vetted and trust (Business Opportunity)
  8.  Home Staging Professionals, Professional Photographers, Drone Specialists
  9.  Title & Escrow Closers (Notary, Mobile Signings, & Translators)
  10. Up to the minute market news and much more (follow our blog for regular market news and data)
  11. International? No problem our network has access to professionals that can accommodate almost any foreign language

The amount of information being created or changed from Federal, State, County, City and even Neighborhood levels weekly makes it vital to be constantly learning, researching and challenging ideas. Its a daunting task and was the reason East & Emerald was created.

Real estate is not one size fits all. In our modern era there are continually desperate attempts companies are making to squeeze the real estate business into an Amazon/Ebay world. But when you take away the life-force of an industry so massive in size and scale, and so fundamental to our entire economy it's the consumers who end up paying the biggest price. That is why East and Emerald has been built around relationships, competency and full service consulting. The things technology shouldn't replace.

Our goal is to raise the bar for our industry and set a new standard of representation.

Contact Us today for a free consultation and to learn more about our unique offering in today's competitive market.

Holly Gray East and Emerald Seattle Real Estate

Holly created East & Emerald because she saw a need in the marketplace for a personal and consultative approach to real estate. One that reaches beyond a simple transaction. Her philosophy on service and commitment is the common thread she has used to build an unique approach to doing business in today's fast paced, tech fueled marketplace.

"Real Estate is not just my job, it's a 24/7 lifestyle. I couldn't do what I do if it wasn't my joy helping others buy and sell their precious homes.  I've worked in the real estate industry for 11 years on all sides of the business. I have spent my career networking and developing relationships. I was taught that real estate is a people business and I have always treated it that way. "It's not always what you know, but who you know!"

Holly Gray Testimonial Seattle Real Estate

Holly's guarantee is to provide patient attention to your needs,  clear communication about what it will take for you to succeed, great negotiating skills, and a generous helping of good humor. She has a high success rate when competing in multiple offer situations with home buying clients and a sharp marketing background that makes her listings shine. With her professional history she might just surprise you with questions you might not think to ask!

Holly is an advocate for "the power of housing" and currently serves as a 6 year Board of Directors member for GGB ( A Seattle 501c3 non-profit).

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Neelam carries an attitude of confidence and perseverance that was sharpened and honed during her extended amount of time spent overseas in Asia. Her perspective and strategies on how to buy and sell homes is refreshing because she understands real estate from multiple angles.

In addition to her real estate talents she is advanced in IT and is skilled in marketing, making her a strong candidate in shopping for your home, to getting it sold. She also has access to a private market and investors which opens the door to other real estate opportunities for her clients.

Spending part of her corporate career working for Swiss Bank and working with other global partners she understands the basis and importance of finance. Thus, adding benefit to negotiating and helping you make smart real estate investments.

Neelam got into the real estate industry to help clients find their dream home, office space or any other investment needs. Neelam understands that knowledge and education are the keys to being the strongest REALTOR and she spends time always learning new ways to better serve her client and find the competitive edge.

Neelam, welcomes you to inquire about your real estate needs and lives by the life philosophy of providing 1st class service to all her clients. She looks forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.

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Jerri Philips Chun East and Emerald Seattle Real Estate Specialist

Jerri is known for her professionalism, tireless work ethic, and a desire to see her clients happy. What that looks like is a broker who is not afraid of asking tough questions, and breaking boundaries to get things done.  She knows the job doesn’t end when the office closes and is driven by a sense of service to her clients that goes above and beyond the average real estate broker.

Jerri has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She began her career in real estate after a long career in healthcare staffing where she eventually sold her own company she grew to over $2.5M in annual revenue and staffed over 500 healthcare professionals.  Jerri then carried her natural energy, enthusiasm, and business acumen into a successful career in real estate.

Jerri lives in Clyde Hill with her husband and two sons, Jerri volunteers her time at Clyde Hill Elementary.

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Lia Huang International Specialist East and Emerald

Lia Huang is a full time licensed real estate broker for RE/MAX Pacific Realty in Bellevue, WA.  She previously worked in the banking industry, which provided extensive customer service experience. She is a patient, tireless worker that pays close attention to detail.  Not to mention, Lia is an excellent communicator: She is an international specialist and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Sichuan Dialect. 

Lia's fundamental belief is that her customers are well taken care of and her customer's needs are put before her own.  Lia advocates for her clients, whether they are purchasing or selling their home.  She understands that going through a real estate transaction is a significant event and is honored to guide her clients through the process.

When Lia isn't at work she can be found in her garden, volunteering, trying out a new recipe, or playing with her two cats.

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Heidi Syltebo Bellevue Expert - East and Emerald Seattle Real Estate

Heidi's first priority is representing a client''s best interest. Loyalty and integrity are second nature to her, and will be demonstrated in the service she provides each client.  As a third generation resident of Bellevue, her comprehensive understanding of the community and current real estate trends are a great added benefit for her clients.

In addition to Heidi's real estate work she is devoted to seeing our community flourish by empowering our youth. She currently serves as a youth mentor/tutor volunteer for Jubilee REACH.

"Heidi gives crisp honest answers to all questions. I felt that she always kept our best interest in mind when it came to our home being a long term investment." K. Mitsuhiro, Bellevue WA

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Farah Ebrahim is our escrow closer. She has 10 years of escrow experience includes working with high-end resale, top builder desks and lender’s private client refinance transactions. Farah’s versatile range of transaction experience and her self-regard for turning challenging situations into opportunities is a testament to her tenacity for positive outcomes.

Actively engaged in the escrow community, Farah has served on escrow association boards at both regional and state levels. Expanding her industry knowledge and mentoring are her two greatest passions. She also enjoys investing time in educating and mentoring her fellow peers, as she is licensed to teach real estate clock hour classes.

Farah earned her B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition, she holds a project management certificate from the University of Washington.

Seattle has been her home for over 12 years. In her free time, Farah enjoys live music, sports and networking. She’s also passionate about giving to civic organizations, especially those that work to empower women.

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Buyers' Representation

As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.

Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.

It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.

If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now (every property in nearly every city of Washington from every company can be found on the website!_ You can also refer to our Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice. To start working with the East & Emerald team, please contact us today!

Sellers' Representation

Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.

First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings, Google Ad Campaigns, Social Media Blitz, and even on our Featured Listings.

When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.

See our Seller's Guide to get your Free Home Evaluation, or contact us to get connected with a Seller's Agent.

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Listing information last updated on June 26th, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT.