Coldwell Banker Bain, a leading provider of real estate brokerage services throughout the Pacific Northwest and the #1 Coldwell Banker affiliate in the world, announced its Mercer Island-based team Upside Properties Seattle won ‘Best Team’ in Seattle Agent Magazine’s inaugural 2022 Agents’ Choice Awards. Upside Properties Seattle was lauded for its consistent sales of properties for 108.6% or more of listing price, as well as listings averaging less than two weeks on the market.
Led by Managing Broker Brian Side, the stakeholders of Upside Properties Seattle established their business model after reviewing many peer real estate organizations. The brokerage team sought professionals for their individual and specialized skills to assemble the right balance. The team edged out its peers for the Best Team award, including finalists Team Foster of Compass Real Estate and The Madrona Group of John L. Scott Real Estate.
"It's an absolute honor to receive this award,” said CB Bain’s Upside Properties Managing Broker Brian Side. “A few years ago, I bought out a business partner and took a leap of faith, creating the Upside Properties: a new group of elite individuals who work as a team to help each other reach new heights, driven by a focus on the entire client experience. Much of our business comes from referrals, and I attribute this to making clients feel more like family, rather than another transaction. At Upside, we are more than real estate. We are growing a legacy of excellence with our clients: then, now, and for future generations."
In a different Agents’ Choice Award category, CB Bain Principal Managing Broker Todd Shively of Capitol Hill and West Seattle, earned a finalist spot for Managing Broker of The Year. “There are plenty of accolades based on sales volume, sales price, and other metrics, but there are only a handful of peer-selected awards,” said Shively. “I’m flattered to be included with this great group of leaders and I’m delighted that Upside got this recognition from their industry colleagues.”
“This inaugural Agents’ Choice Award from Seattle Agent Magazine is a special opportunity for real estate professionals around our Puget Sound region to vote for their contemporaries, all top players in the industry,” Mike Grady said, President and CEO, Coldwell Banker Bain. “It’s an honor to see Coldwell Banker Bain so well represented, and we congratulate Upside Properties Seattle for earning the Team Award!”