Northwest Team

Managing Broker Compass
REAL ESTATE REDEFINED - The Northwest Real Estate Team is highly skillful at leveraging each opportunity to benefit their clients. By utilizing proven techniques and solutions, we guide our clients through successfully accomplishing their real estate goals, with decades of expert representation, genuine client care & strategic partnerships in the Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Bellevue, Bothell, Seattle & surrounding areas.

At the Northwest Team, our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations, act with passion and demonstrate integrity. We are one of the top real estate companies in Washington State. We will provide you with the tools, market reach and guidance to buy or sell your home with ease and for the best price.

As members of Compass, we are part of the nation’s largest independent brokerage. Rather than a franchise, Compass is a wholly owned, coast-to-coast company, which means that we have direct access to a national network of buyers, sellers, and other agents across the top markets in the US.
Pinned Recommendation
We closed on our first home about a month ago and Shelley and her team helped to navigate the whole stressful process through all the ups and downs. Shelley was extremely up front and transparent about the whole process and she and her team were always available to help. Shelley was very proactive in helping to ensure that we preempted any possible issues sellers might have had in dealing with a VA home loan and work with our loan officer seamlessly through out the whole process to ensure there were no unexpected problems. The communication through the whole process was always excellent and allowed us to feel confident with exactly how things were progressing. Shelley's personal touches to help us celebrate our first home were also really appreciated and made the final closing day that much more special. We could not more highly recommend Shelley and her team.
Enjoyed working with the team, very efficient with their process. The house was able to close within a month time, and without any problems along the way. The team really understand the market, and provide a wonderful selling experience.
We cannot recommend Elena Markov enough. Elena is professional, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, hardworking, very communicative, and the best agent that we’ve ever met. She is one of the few agents that actually put her clients first. She helped us with selling our house and buying another one, and both time she got us the results that we wanted. She listened to us carefully, knew what we needed, fought on our behalf, encouraged us along the way, gave excellent advices, and helped us with all the hard work. We are thankful to have Elena represented us both as a seller and buyer.
Pinda helped us buy our first house. She was responsive at all times and we had a difficult seller but Pinda was very patient and helped us to close. After closing, Pinda checked in with us regularly to make sure we were happy with our purchase and everything was good with warranty process. We wouldn’t be in this house without Pinda!
Great experience with Pinda! Very knowledgeable, smooth, quick process. She's awesome to work with. Helped us find the perfect home! Will use her again in the future.
I met Pinda at an open house. She was very attentive, patient and knowledgeable. I was unsure if I could get a house since housing market was so competitive. Pinda did all her best to help me to get the house that I loved and really wanted. I highly recommend Pinda and I also appreciate all her effort in helping me becoming first home owner.
We were looking for a rental, and Pinda went above and beyond anything we could have hoped. We couldn’t believe the time and effort she put in for a rental unit, we will absolutely use her when we are ready to buy.

She was always available, responsive, kind, and was a great advocate when we needed it. We couldn’t recommend her higher. She provides the kind of service you dream of when buying in the competitive Seattle market.
It was an amazing experience while buying our house with Pinda! She clearly understood our requirements and assisted searching our dream house. She is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise and was there on time whenever we need any kind of help and assistance. It’s been 2 n half years since we bought our house, but she still is in touch with us to hear us 😊
Pinda did a great job helping me rent my condo. She is very detail oriented, and is on top of things. Highly recommend!!
wholeheartedly recommend Pinda Young as your "go to realtor." Earlier in the year, I was traveling from the SF Bay Area to WA almost weekly in an attempt to find a place to live while relocating for work. I met Pinda at an Open House and found her to be engaging, knowledgeable, generous with her time, and thoughtful to my living requirements. She not only provided excellent recommendations to homes, condos and townhouses to view, but shared her thoughts honestly on neighborhoods and the properties; this feedback was invaluable especially with me not being familiar to the WA area.
Over a bit of time, she instinctively knew what my tastes were in neighborhoods, the layout of a property I would prefer, and still keeping my price range in mind.
Then Covid hit and it became a bit more difficult for me to come back to WA. Knowing this, Pinda graciously offered to help further by scheduling to see places on my behalf, taking in-depth videos and again providing valuable feedback. She negotiated with other realtors on my behalf and stood her ground when she felt "things were not right."
Given the current Covid environment it took several months to find a place to call home, but I can honestly say this would not have possible without Pinda's help. From the beginning, she had my back and my best interests at heart, and for that I am grateful - what is already a stressful event to move was made easier with her help, support and guidance. Here's hoping you will have the pleasure of working with Pinda Young too!
Laura is an incredible realtor. She helped me and my family tirelessly for 8 months, supporting us in finding our dream home as we relocated from Denver to Seattle. She combined expertise, in-depth knowledge, a multitude of resources, fantastic communication, courtesy, and amazing kindness all along our house hunting journey. To top it off, she’s a beautiful person inside and out. We can’t thank you enough, Laura!
David Spaulding, Laura Lynn and the crew at the Northwest Team are top notch real estate professionals. We spent the past year looking for a new home and luckily found Laura and David right before we were about to give up on the process. From the start, they treated us like we were their only clients...always willing to go above and beyond to help us. In the end, they helped us sell our home in no time at all. There is a reason this team leads the region in sales each year. They are rock stars.
Happy New Homeowner
David, Laura and the rest of the Northwest Team are awesome! They are very knowledgeable about the industry and will patiently help you find the perfect home - we've spent many weekends looking at a lot of houses before finding the right one. They are highly responsive and will go out with you to see a home on very short notice, which is helpful in such a competitive market like Seattle. I highly recommend the team and would work with them again for my next home purchase.
Software Developer
Elena is AMAZING. This is our third property that we've bought with her, and each time, working with her has been a breeze. She is extremely responsive, always seems to be available, and she offers the best advice on what properties she thinks is a good deal or not.
When I want to see a slew of houses, Elena is able to book the viewings ASAP, in a logical order, one right after the other.
She never pushes me to make a decision nor send endless messages asking for updates. She messages just the right amount and I never feel pressured.
I LOVE working with Elena. 100% recommend her, and will continue to work with her :)
Elena Markov is a very unique real estate professional.Her attention to detail and technology makes her an exceptional agent in her market.Elena understands her market and basis her decisions on real data and provides exceptional service because of that knowledge.
Happy Homeowner
David Spalding and the Northwest Team helped us with the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. David's experience was demonstrated multiple times. It was most evident when comparing our listing to our neighbors that went with a friend for a realtor. We received above asking price on our offer review day while the neighbors' home struggled to attract interest. David understands the market even during these crazy times. When we wanted to put an offer on a house, David told us what he thought it would go for. We wanted to offer less and the house sold for about what David said it would. David was patient with us and must have shown us just about every home that came on the market in our price range until we found our dream home. The Northwest Team provided great communication throughout the process. Buying or selling a home is a large financial decision and we are so happy that we went with David and the Northwest Team.
Shelley Korn helped us sell our townhouse and buy our dream home!
We connected with Shelley in April 2020 when we realized we wanted to sell Steven's town home and buy a house. Shelley was quick to respond, she kept us informed with each step of the home selling process. Everything moved quickly which is exactly what we wanted. At the same time we were house searching and we ended up finding a house to tour the same day that it went on the market. Shelley quickly submitted our offer and the seller accepted our conditions all on the same day! Shelley is a strong listener and answers any questions you may have. She will advocate and communicate to buyers, sellers, and all the people involved in the process. Thank you Shelley!- Steven & Madison
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!
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!
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!
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.