Success in the real estate industry can often hinge on setting yourself apart from the competition. A good real estate agent / broker should always be searching for unique opportunities. One effective way is to find a niche market, and establish yourself as an authority.
High-end, luxury properties represent such a niche opportunity. High home prices correspond to high commissions for the real estate agent / broker. Click To Tweet While luxury homes may require special marketing avenues and greater investment, they can prove well worth the effort. So if you are, or wish to become, a real estate agent / broker in the Washington area, which properties should you set your sights on?
1. Misty Isle Farms | SW 220th Street, Vashon Island – $33 Million
Spread out over 525 acres, the Misty Isle Farms property includes seven additional houses for guests and / or employees, an arboretum, cattle pastures, a driving range, and 8 miles of hiking and horse-riding trails.
2. Bellalago | Bellevue, Lake Washington – $32.58 Million
The Bellalago is 11,520 square feet of pure luxury and indulgence spread on the shores of Lake Washington with a private beachfront of over 265 feet. Amenities include a two-story library, a wine cellar, home theater, and a fitness center.
3. 5330 Butterworth Road, Mercer Island – $26.8 Million
The sprawling, majestic property on Mercer Island includes a scone and tea room at the waterside putting green, and represents the epitome of inventive opulence in residential estates.
4. Eagle’s Nest | 678 Primrose Lane, Friday Harbor – $19.98 Million
Built in 2013, the 21 acre spread dubbed the ‘Eagle’s Nest’ features a breathtaking list of amenities, including a billiard room, a green house, a movie theater, and a mock wine cellar with a faux vineyard view. The property also has several other, smaller houses.
5. Blakely Island – $18.5 Million
The 29 acre spread includes a boathouse which can accommodate a yacht up to 110 feet long. It offers all sorts of views, and has a private, gated road which leads to the rest of the island.
6. 8415 Southwest Soper Road, Vashon Island – $18 Million
Built in 1999, this 9,969 square foot spread has its own lighthouse. The property also includes five bedrooms, a library, home theater, wine cellar, spa, sauna, and a boat house among other amenities.
7. 67 Roulac Lane, Friday Harbor – $16.8 Million
A sheltered bay offers sanctuary to 39 acres of stunning landscape and luxury. A 110 feet deep and 360 feet long dock provide the perfect opportunity for adventure. Amenities include an attached garage, spa, sauna, a fireplace, recreation room, and a fully finished basement.
8. Bridle Trails, Bellevue – $16.5 Million
Spread out over 13,000 square feet, this property is a tribute to baroque accents. Staircases, floors, and bathroom walls are lined with onyx, marble, and granite while Italian fountains are dotted across the grounds. Amenities include a basketball court and an indoor pool.
9. 1750 92nd Ave NE, Bellevue – $12.88 Million
A tribute to modern European grandeur, ‘The Mansion’ sits on nearly 1.5 acres of land overlooking Lake Washington, Olympics, and the Seattle skyline. Amenities include an athletic court, a cabana/gazebo, a patio, and an in-ground pool.
10. 99 Union St UNIT 1202, SEATTLE – $12.5 Million
Built in 2008, this sophisticated urban refuge offers breathtaking views of the Olympic mountains, the iconic Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.