Coldwell Banker Bain (CB Bain), a leading provider of real estate brokerage services throughout the Pacific Northwest and a market leader in home sales in 2017*, is pleased to announce that Michelle Van Tassell has been named Principal Managing Broker of its South Snohomish Lynnwood/Edmonds offices. Van Tassell first began her real estate career at the Lynnwood/Edmonds office 13 years ago.
Van Tassell, who most recently served as interim head of the company’s international division, has also opened and served as Principal Managing Broker of CB Bain’s luxury office in Madison Park, and Assistant Principal Managing Broker for CB Bain’s Mercer Island office. Both offices are top producers for the company. Her work in all positions related to growth strategy, recruiting, broker development, continuing education instruction, mentoring/coaching, and marketing, and will serve brokers and staff well in the Lynnwood/Edmonds office and provide a solid foundation for their success.
Van Tassell began her career in International Marketing at Microsoft, and has been with CB Bain since 2005, where she served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions in the Lynnwood/Edmonds office. She believes advocacy is the key to representing clients at the highest level, and will set a visionary course in Lynnwood/Edmonds supporting the office’s dynamic brokers through the promotion of professional synergy, financial success and philanthropic collaboration in the community.
“As recent data shows, Snohomish County is one of the top counties in the nation for growth,” Van Tassell said. “We are positioned perfectly as waterfront and transportation corridor communities, offering expansive lots with territory or waterfront views at more affordable housing costs than on the Eastside and in Seattle. And yet they are still easily accessible to both. Plans for light rail will only increase the allure and my focus will be on ensuring our brokers are well positioned to serve the influx of buyers and sellers.”
“We are excited that Michelle is taking on this role in such an extremely active market,” said Mike Grady, CB Bain President and COO. “No one is better qualified to address the growth we anticipate, and we love the fact that she is now managing the office in which she started with the company.”
*According to final 2017 statistics derived from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service data (NWMLS).