Northwest Team

Managing Broker Compass
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Senior Software Engineer / Aspiring Real Estate Investor
I have worked with Laura and David cumulatively for well over a decade at this point and this was my 6th real estate transaction with them. With COVID-19 falling smack in the middle of it, this was a challenging situation but they handled it superbly. They helped me leverage a lot of their resources to get our home ready for sale and were very proactive and responsive throughout the process. Having been through several such transactions with Laura and David, I thought I knew what to expect at every step, but every transaction is unique and having their decades of experience on my side was priceless and for that I am extremely grateful. Last but by no means the least, I would like to thank Val for her consistent and reassuring communication about the status of our transaction and I look forward to working with the entire team in the near future!
Head of Marketing
David Spalding and The Northwest Team are as close as you can come to miracle workers in the Seattle market. In this challenging, frustrating, and sometimes loopy market David was patient with us, listened to our needs, and met us where we were - two first time homebuyers eager to get a good value. We had a blast with David every time we saw a home - and now that we are moved into the perfect craftsman we long for more tours and experiences. Until the next house, we eagerly await working with David and Northwest again!
Domestic CEO / Artist
David is an excellent listener, professional, and pleasant to work with. He was very good at addressing issues and representing us (buyer's interest). I would highly recommend seeking him out for help in this competitive real estate market!
CFO
David Spalding and his team at Northwest are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I have used David to sell four of my properties in the Tacoma area over the last five years. I really can't say enough about their capabilities. They are fast, thorough, professional and truly looked out for my best interest. In fact, I live in California, so I had to work through David and his team to do everything REMOTELY. Never once was I concerned about not being there in person. If you want a team you can trust and that will work hard for you, then look no further than David and his team at Northwest. I give them my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!
David was the realtor for my wife and myself, in our hunt for a new condo. David was able to help us navigate the condo buying process during the covid issue, and did so in an amazing manner. He was able to help guide us through the purchasing process and gave us great advice on what to look for and how to handle the situations we encountered. Both he individually, as well as the entire Northwest Team were great and we highly recommend.
Technical Animator
I highly recommend and absolutely adore Laura!

I truly couldn't have found my dream home without Laura! <3 She brought years of experience and knowledge to the table which made this process fun and exciting! She did a ton of leg work and walked me through each part of the process. Laura was always there for me and ensuring my needs were taken care of first! She was the best real estate mom I could ever hope for in buying my very first home.

I would definitely use her in the future for any home buying, selling, renting that I do.

Thank you Laura. You are extremely talented and amazing!
We feel very fortunate to have met David Spalding. He helped us successfully navigate our home search. Despite running into several obstacles, David made sure we were well informed, which allowed us to make the right choices. Not only did he go the extra mile, but he did it with a very pleasant and positive attitude, that helped alleviate any anxiety we might have had. We tried several agents before David, but moving forward we would only consider him for any future business.
Elena helped buy my first home in Seattle. She was very friendly and helpful. She also helped me sell the house as well. During the whole process she took a personal approach and understood my (client) situation that helped a lot in the deal negotiation process and during the closing. All other realtors didn't care about anything else but commission. I highly recommend her, as a top professional, who puts her clients interests as a first priority.
-We're thrilled with the level of service and effort that Elena showed from day one.
-every single phone call and email was returned, I wish everyone I do business with followed that regimen.
-Elena paid attention to every single question/concern we had, and either answered them, or pointed us in the right direction .
-Our home sale was completed in a timely and organized manner. There were no surprises from Elena's end (only the buyers, who were "high-maintenance")
-Without a doubt, we'd turn to Elena for our future real estate needs, and we'd absolutely recommend her to friends and family. She has amazing attention to detail, and has a great knowledge of local markets and trends. We also appreciate her honesty, putting to rest all the excuses that previous agents had used to justify their lack of results.
I am thankful to know Elena. She helped me find and buy my dream condo. Elena is awesome Real Estate Professional! Thanks to her I got the BEST deal out there. We looked thru so many condos in Down Town Seattle, and finally found one, and she negotiated the price, the price I WANTED. I am so happy to live here, and everything is thanks to Elena. If you work with her, you wouldn't sorry. You will get the best deals out there! Great customer service skills, awesome negotiation skills, and always able to help. Always answered phone calls and emails when needed.
Elena is very courteous, responsive and honest from the get go. We have had the pleasure of working with Elena back in 2006 when we purchased our home in Seattle and will hire her again to buy/sell future homes. There are no hidden surprises when you work with her and I appreciate her upfront and straight forward personality so we can make informed decisions with confidence. I also appreciate the fact that she knows the local areas very well and will take the time to response and educate you if you have any questions or concerns.
Elena was very helpful through the whole process and always available to answer any of my questions. She guided me through the negotiation and closing process and was helpful resolving any issues that came up.
We had the privilege to work with Elena recently and I was impressed of her thorough knowledge about the real estate market and all of the procedures. She is friendly, fun, professional, efficient, and most importantly knowledgeable. We cannot say enough nice things about her and how truly appreciative we are of her. Any inquire we had, she responded immediately and was always on top of things. We will definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.
Knowledgeable, responsive, diligent and friendly. She never leaves you wondering what is going on either. She is very professional and is a great person to know.I highly recommend Elena!!!
My husband and I are looking to buy a house in Kent... Our first purchase! Elena has been very helpful in our search. She's so attentive and always takes time to answer any questions we have. It's a pleasure working with her.
Elena is amazing and truly goes above and beyond for her clients! She is knowledgeable, kind, very professional and makes sure no details are left unchecked. Elena helped us find the perfect home for our budget, preferences and circumstances. Highly recommend her services.
When we were looking for a real estate agent, efficiency was key. We wanted to work with someone who would work around our schedule (no easy feat), who was quick, to the point, with no time for BS. After speaking to a few other agents, we came across Keller Williams. Elena and her team quickly exceeded our expectations.

Working with Elena was great. She's smart, personable and reliable. I knew what was happening every step of the way with our transaction. We are so happy with our purchase. Elena brought us this opportunity before the house hit the market. She's completely in the know. Elena was recommended to me by several people, now I'm here to recommend her to you. You won't regret it! Buying a house is a huge decision and you need someone with ample industry knowledge to get the right deal done. I'm so glad to have worked with Elena, and look forward to working with her again.
Elena Markov is a great professional. She really guided me from the beginning to the end of my process. I wish I had someone with her attitude and knowledge when I purchased my first home longtime ago. Elena was always there ready to act, respond my messages and emails, and negotiate in my behalf. She is the most professional agent I have met and worked with. I can't thank her enough for all her help and I would recommend her service to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Thank you very much Elena for everything. You made my process so easy.
Elena has been persistent in trying to find the right home for my aging mother. She has forwarded many prospective properties and shown us numerous properties.
Elena is an amazing agent that always responds quick to every question that I have. She will spend the time needed with you to make sure and attend to all of your concerns and do the research that is needed on the property. Elena has a great knowledge of the real estate world and all the rules that apply to it.
And most of all she helped me find my beautiful home!
Elena Markov is a great person , and always provide to her customers excellent service. She help me allot when I buy my house , and I am really happy from everything she did for me . I will always recomend Elena .
THANK YOU ELENA !!!
She is great and very professional. Always polite and trying to do her best to help us. We worked with Elena in the past and will continue to work with her in the future. I would highly recommend her to everyone.
We bought several investment properties with Elena. Great experience! She constantly monitors the market and sends us everything that fits our criteria.
Short sale that took 13 months, Elena worked with me, very patiently, encouraged me every step of the way and on the end i got my condo for the great price! Very knowledgeable, professional, hard working, fights for her clients!
Elena really deserve all these five stars! We bought our first home thanks to her. She is very professional and very helpful in the whole process! I recommended her to friend of mine and she help him too!