Meet the Team
As a top-producing broker in the City of Kirkland year-to-date and a noted opinion leader in the Kirkland, Bellevue, and Eastside residential real estate community, Val Burmester is known and respected both by her clients and industry peers for her "concierge" approach to service, going beyond the extra mile to truly make a difference. With an impressive local market share and tremendous success in finding off-market sellers, Val is eager to leverage the many resources the Realogics Sotheby's International Realty brand offers and is particularly looking forward to an expanded marketing reach and retail visibility within the local community as well as greater exposure on a global platform. As a resident of Kirkland, Val has lived on the Eastside for more than 21 years and is the third generation in her family to raise her children in this sought-after, lakeside community. Her vast experience in the real estate market has allowed her to acquire tremendous knowledge of the distinct neighborhoods and their nuances, the award-winning schools and academic programs, and the vibrant and active lifestyle, all of which have made Kirkland a destination city.
Kemper Dougan grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and learned the art of real estate from a young age, as her family owned and managed a number of properties while her father practiced real estate law. After graduating from Tulane University, Kemper moved to Kirkland where she has lived for fourteen years. Before beginning her career in real estate, she worked as a yoga instructor, bringing the sense of calmness she developed as a yogi to her each of her real estate transactions. Kemper loves the connections she gets to sustain with her clients and truly finds joy in helping others find the home of their dreams.