The Top Three Buyer’s Agents in King County Work for Redfin

Redfin Seattle agents took seven of the top ten spots for King & Snohomish counties in October, November, & December 2010! Of the 4,000+ buyers’ agents who closed a deal in the fourth quarter of 2010, nineteen of our agents were ranked.

These numbers come from the NWMLS, which tracks real estate transactions in Washington State. We ranked buyers’ agents in King & Snohomish Counties first by number of purchases of single-family homes and condominiums in October, November, & December then by total dollar amount.

Rank Agent Brokerage # of Deals Total Sales Customer Rating
(3-month average)
1 Febe Cude Redfin 17 $10,022,650 4.52 stars
2 Michelle Swierz Redfin 14 $6,790,195 4.51 stars
3 Lori Bakken Redfin 14 $4,982,675 4.96 stars
4 Meagan Howland City Homes Real Estate LLC 13 $12,645,200 N/A
5 Klaus Gosma Redfin 12 $3,849,150 4.60 stars
6 Teresa Gallaher Redfin 11 $5,289,740 4.66 stars
7 Chad Pluid Redfin 11 $4,001,300 4.81 stars
8 Richard Ruth Ruth Reality 11 $700,000 N/A
9 Robin McCue Redfin 10 $4,485,750 4.70 stars

Twelve more of our Seattle-area agents closed deals in the past three months:

Rank Agent Brokerage # of Deals Total Sales Customer Rating
(3-month average)
11 Kathryn Rion Redfin 10 $4,123,000 4.80 stars
15 Kurt Pepin Redfin 9 $4,355,000 4.67 stars
16 Gordon Majack Redfin 9 $3,250,850 4.62 stars
17 Diedra Roesijadi Redfin 9 $2,851,400 4.60 stars
21 Corey St John Redfin 8 $3,522,500 4.62 stars
22 Trevor Smith Redfin 8 $2,951,335 4.66 stars
27 Earnest Watts Redfin 7 $4,030,350 4.48 stars
29 Kevin Broveleit Redfin 7 $3,741,550 4.44 stars
38 Allie Howard Redfin 6 $2,741,600 4.46 stars
147 Bryon Ziegler Redfin 4 $1,942,422 4.40 stars
268 Loren Ellingson Redfin 3 $2,314,000 4.50 stars
910 Cheryl Mclaine Redfin 2 $735,000 4.46 stars

When you work with Redfin, you get great customer service while working with some of the most successful and active agents in the region.

Most agents spend around 80% of their time finding new clients, but Redfin agents don’t need to prospect since folks come to us on As a result, Redfin agents can spend all their time serving clients: answering questions, hosting home tours, writing and negotiating offers, and listing homes. Redfin agents are experts in today’s market because they spend more of their time serving clients, not making sales calls.

Our Clients Love Our Service

We survey every client and track every transaction in a central customer database. For the surveys we received in October, November, & December from our clients in the Seattle area:

  • 178 clients responded to our customer-satisfaction survey and posted a review online
  • 172 of those clients, or 96%, would recommend Redfin to a friend

We ask customers to rate the likelihood that they would recommend Redfin to a friend on a 0-to-10 scale. Customers who rated 6 or higher count as people who would recommend Redfin to a friend. To learn more about how we survey our clients and calculate the customer ratings, check out our FAQ on agent reviews.

*These numbers do not include deals never listed on the MLS

  • Buyers Advocates

    nother outstanding work for febe. Congrats!

  • Tbernard

    The comment “most agents spend 80% of their time finding new clients” is completely wrong. Most good, full service agents spend 80% of their time previewing and showing clients so that they know their market. Ask your Redfin agent how many homes he/she was inside last week. How can you determine what a home is worth if you've not been inside the comparables and only see the pictures.

    Tom Bernard, Windermere Real Estate NW/Inc

    • mattgoyer

      Hi Tom,

      I don't have a link handy, but it was a study commissioned by the California Association of Realtors that showed that agents spend as little as 12% of their time actually working with customers. I agree that this isn't true for top agents, but we're talking about “most agents”.

      As for how many homes our agents have seen. In Seattle we saw 1810 houses in January.