Urban Real Estate Partners (UREP) is a Keller Williams team headquartered in North Seattle. We're focused on serving the greater Seattle area and have 30+ years of experience combined. This is basically a fancy way of saying: we're your new real estate family.
No matter where you're at in your home buying experience (first-time home buyer, experienced investor, or just looking to sell your home), our team can help. We have extensive knowledge of the local market which allows us to give you exclusive insight into real estate options that will serve as the stage for your memories for what may be the rest of your life.
Every team member is dedicated to delivering high quality service that makes you feel like you can go to them with any problems, challenges, or even opportunities - helping you achieve your personal goals.
For sellers, we have an extensive network of active buyers who provide you with an advantage. This network affords us the ability to bring more offers in a shorter amount of time with great prices. Last year, we've helped over 65 home owners sell their properties alone.
For buyers, our team specializes in procuring pre-sale and off market properties for clients. This gives you an edge over your competition, as you'll have exclusive insight into properties that no one else knows about yet. These are Seattle's hidden gems and usually never make it to Redfin or Zillow. If you welcome us as your real estate family, our agents will have every reason to show you where they're hiding.
Shay brings 25 years of real estate experience to Urban Real Estate Partners as our Team Leader and Managing Broker. Shay has a passion for growing companies and people. She strives to exceed the expectations of our clients, staff, and agents on a daily basis. She specializes in systems and procedures to ensure both our clients and agents have an unforgettable experience. Shay is also a licensed Realtor in Alaska and a Principal Broker in Oregon.
Shay is our resident Denver Broncos fan, but we don’t hold that against her. Outside of football season, she has a passion for travel and food. She can often be found having an epic food adventure in Seattle or around the country. If you're looking for the best eats in Seattle or pretty much any major city across the country, Shay is your gal!
Lisa has been a real estate agent since mid-2015 and has worked for Urban Real Estate Partners since August 2017. During her time as a real estate agent, she was able to get her client a home for below list price in a multiple offer situation.
Recently married, Lisa loves spending her free time running half marathons, cooking with new recipes, and drinking wine to wind down.
Amanda has been a real estate agent since January 2017 and has worked for Urban Real Estate Partners since December 2017. During her time as a real estate agent, she's closed five transactions at over $2M in her first six months, won a multiple offer situation (with eight offers) while staying under appraised value, and sold her first listing at nearly 4% over list price in under a week.
Amanda grew up in a dance studio and has danced all over the states in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet and Hip Hop. She's had the opportunity to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade as well as on a few cruise ships, half-time during a Seahawks game, and at both Disneyland and Disneyworld. She's also taught younger kids in Hip Hop and Jazz classes where she choreographed dances for them to take to multiple competitions.
Nick Ruland moved to the Seattle area from Long Island, New York, where he studied Business Management and Finance at the University of Farmingdale. During college, Nick traveled to Washington on many occasions to visit family. Wanting to be closer to his brother and nieces, Nick graduated and decided to move out west. After working in the wireless industry for a while, Nick decided to take his skills and start a career in Real Estate. He loves helping people create the lifestyle they envision for themselves.
Nick spends most of his free time looking for adventure. He loves to hike and camp with his dog. He also likes to work with animals and has an affinity towards reptiles. One day, he hopes to dedicate his time to helping troubled youth and introducing nature into people's hearts.
Kelly is a Seattle native and a graduate of Western Washington University. After graduating, she worked as a counselor. She joined the real estate industry because she wanted to bring her trained listening and teacher's heart to her passion for real estate. Kelly's counseling background allows her to go the extra mile for her clients and take the time to listen to their needs while confidently advocating for them throughout the transaction.
When she's not helping current and future Seattleites buy and sell homes, she enjoys wine tasting, hiking, and enjoying the Seattle food scene with her friends.
Allie discovered her passion for working with first-time homebuyers and those looking to flip homes. Looking to join a dynamite team, she brings with her the experience of co-owning a real estate team here in Seattle and decided to join Urban Real Estate Partners.
She has a degree in Mathematics and enjoys comparing properties/investments from a numbers side (appreciation, rates of return, after rehab values, etc.). She believes that it is not only important that you find the right home for your family, but it's also a good investment. Allie uses her competitive personality and knowledge of contracts to fight and win for her clients in multiple offer situations.
When Allie isn't out looking at properties, you will most lovely find her chasing her two girls at a park somewhere. She loves watching and playing sports, trying new restaurants, and traveling!