Connecting with You
Connecting with You
As seasoned Kirkland residents, Val Burmester and Kemper Dougan flawlessly pair their unprecedented local market and community insights with an unparalleled “concierge” style approach to service. From the award-winning marketing and global network that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty provides to overseeing every step of the transaction, Team Burmester is truly an outstanding trio, whether you're considering buying or selling a home.
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.
We love connecting clients to their dream homes. And we love showcasing your property in the best possible way. And if we get to do both, we are beyond thrilled.
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In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional Auction House was born with a revered tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. A tradition, more than two centuries old, that provides authentic knowledge comparable to none. As the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries. Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in eight different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full service art financing company as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine.
In 1976, an exceptional real estate company was launched and created from the same passion that guides the Sotheby’s Auction House. With the vision of becoming a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most unique properties, it is the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand that strives to represent all those who consider themselves the “Connoisseurs of Life,” and to represent the distinctive properties they so desire.
A client of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Washington is a client through all of our global offices via our proprietary global marketing and distribution initiatives. This close-knit network promotes relationships and referrals through face-to-face network functions, a robust digital marketing platform and special events worldwide.
Since 2010, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has become the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate within our quickly-expanding global real estate network. We are distinguished by the brokers we employ, the properties we represent and the results we create.
Consistently amongst the top ten largest aggregated real estate brands in the Puget Sound region, our brokers maintain the highest average listing and selling prices in the markets we serve. We are productive too, generating more than a half billion dollars in annualized sales and earning our firm the highest average closing volume on a per broker basis when compared with our peer group. For 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015the Puget Sound Business Journal named Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty offers one-of-a-kind marketing resources, including exclusive advertising platforms such as the Home of the Day on the Puget Sound Business Journal, custom co-op ads in targeted regional media publications, and exposure on distinctive global microsites including the WSJ.com and NYT.com.
Our listings are marketplace standouts with 100% local coverage through RSIR.com and NWMLS feeds on our competitor’s websites, plus 100% global coverage exclusively on SothebysRealty.com. This unmatched global exposure boasts industry-leading website visitation, with more than 1 million unique visits a month, 45% of which originate from outside the United States.
Yes, “International” is our middle name and it shows.