Ken Urman and Courtney Emanuels. Courtesy photo

Ken Urman and Courtney Emanuels. Courtesy photo

Top broker team joins Coldwell Banker Bain on Mercer Island

Ken Urman and Courtney Emanuels have joined the office.

Coldwell Banker Bain (CB Bain) of Mercer Island, a leading provider of real estate brokerage services and a market leader in home sales in 2017, announced that local brokers Ken Urman and Courtney Emanuels have joined the office. Urman and Emanuels, a top local Mercer Island broker team, most recently worked with Engel and Volkers/Ewing and Clark.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ken and Courtney to our team. They have a stellar record of client service and community involvement in the Mercer Island and broader Eastside and Seattle markets,” said E.J. Bowlds, principal manager broker in a press release. “They were heavily sought after for their expertise, and we’re happy they chose Coldwell Banker Bain.”

Urman’s 20-plus years of practice as a real estate professional was built on offering a full menu of services to support the sale, purchase and preservation of homes, condominiums and investment properties. He holds a designation as a senior real estate specialist, allowing him to counsel clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. He is also a certified distressed property expert, so is trusted by both homeowners and lenders to manage and sell their distressed properties. Urman is a member of several real estate associations and organizations, and serves on the Foundation Board for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.

Emanuels’ family has resided on the Eastside for three generations. After graduating from Mercer Island High School, the University of Washington and finishing her Masters’ degree, Emanuels taught elementary school. Her teaching background lends itself to giving her clients a thorough knowledge of area schools and the ability to help them navigate the buying and selling process in an easy to understand manner. In addition to her broker services, Emanuels is an accredited staging professional, and has an extensive network of local professionals and service providers to serve as a resource for all the many related aspects of home ownership and investing. Her energetic and caring personality often give her clients the additional support needed during a real estate transaction.

Both Urman and Emanuels are top ranked on Zillow with verified reviews for their level of expertise and service, and are noted for their partnership that strongly complements each other’s strengths.

“We are thrilled to join Coldwell Banker Bain,” Urman said. “We have long been aware of the brokerage’s stellar reputation and were drawn to its strong local community spirit and involvement. In particular, we appreciate the international influence and connections the Coldwell Banker network brings, providing a highly regarded network of residential and commercial referral agents domestically and internationally.”

Added Emanuels, “The marketing tools across all social media platforms, print marketing materials, immediate listing syndication, and strategic office location with strong community awareness were also attractive to us.”

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