helping nice people buy and sell
- - gardens --
and the houses that come with them
and surrounding communities
We have a particular eye for evaluating homes for livability and functionality, regardless of style: classic Craftsman garden homes, post-WWII war boxes and sixties splits, architecturally significant modern dwellings; Cynthia's MFA degree and construction background comes in very handy here! If you're shopping for a good buyer’s agent, and you like what you see here — then do drop us an email or give us a call at (206) 276-8292.
Brochures speak louder than flyers!
We believe that today's buyers need more information on a several-hundred-thousand-dollar (or million-dollar plus) transaction than a few small on-line photographs and a one-page flyer.
Our personal standard marketing piece is a custom - not stock - custom four-page full color brochure, using professional photographers and skilled copywriters to communicate what makes our listing stand out in the marketplace.
For garden properties, we prepare an extensive illustrated plant list, so that prospective buyers can appreciate the value of a well-tended garden. Download a sample.
If you believe that your home should be marketed to the fullest, then we are probably the right agent for you!
Certified Professional Negotiator™
Real estate negotiations are rarely cold business decisions, there is usually a lot of emotion involved -- we're talking about people's homes here -- and it takes skill and sensitivity to bring about the best result for our clients.
We have a lot of experience in negotiating with people of all personality types, and while we don't promise miracles, we do promise that we won't let our emotions get in the way of your transaction!
Certified International Property Specialist® (CIPS)
Visas. Financing. Ownership rights. Tax issues. Real estate brokerage practices. These vary in every country, but Mack can help visitors to the USA relate the practices and customs here to those in your home country.
Buying and selling real estate in the USA is a highly structured process, and visitors can buy and sell real estate freely.
You don’t have to be an international real estate client to benefit from a Certified International Property Specialist. People relocating from other states can benefit from having a broker who can relate the practices of your home town to those of the Greater Seattle market.
We will provide answers to questions concerning ownership and title, financing, insurance, negotiation, closing, and everything else relating to real estate, in terms that relate to your experience.
We know that the CIPS designation isn’t about property, it’s about people. We’re here to help!
Senior Real Estate Specialist® (CRES)
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases.
The SRES® designation is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.
We also draw upon the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and are familiar with local community resources and services. Our mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of the home.
About Cynthia & Mack:
Ex-New Yorkers, they now live in a Belltown condo, after living in a garden home in Whittier Heights from 1988 to 2006. They have a combined thirty-five years of experience helping people buy and sell residential real estate throughout Seattle.
Cynthia is recognized throughout the gardening and real estate communities as a leading expert in marketing Northwest garden homes.
In partnership with Brian Tschider of Cobalt Construction, they developed the AIA award-winning 42nd Street Condos, and were feted at Dwell Magazine's first annual Nice Modernists' Awards at New York's Cooper-Hewitt Museum in 2002. They have been rated Five Star (Best In Client Satisfaction) Agents by Seattle Magazine, and, most importantly: they are dedicated to exceeding your expectations for honesty, integrity, and expertise.
Services for Buyers:
Cynthia & Mack offer comprehensive Buyer Brokerage services, usually at no fee to the buyer!
One area where they are especially useful is in helping homebuyers evaluate properties for livability. Often, home shoppers will be so focused on the specifics (bedroom count, square footage), that they may not be able to recognize the attributes that make some homes much more livable than others.
Another area where they are valuable is in helping buyers “see past the internet photos.” While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a few 72-dpi thumbnails may not tell the entire story of a particular property.
Cynthia & Mack also have the expertise to alert clients to many potential problems (and solutions) before buyers get emotionally involved. After the selection process comes negotiating the transaction, offering referrals to service providers (including lenders, inspectors, title and escrow) — essentially, it’s guiding buyers through the entire process and helping them get the home that best suits their needs! This approach to their practice has resulted in hundreds of happy clients over the years!
Cynthia’s particular specialty is organic gardens (and the houses they come with!). For Mack (native Manhattanite), it's the in-city condo life. Both of them are committed to make finding that dream home as easy as is humanly possible!
Services for Sellers:
Cynthia & Mack provide complete sales services, from pre-listing preparation strategies (you’d be surprised how many people spend ‘way too much money on things that don’t really make a difference in the end), to full-color brochures, on-line presentation, and advertising specifically targeted to real estate agents and their buyers. We invite you to allow Cynthia & Mack to meet with you if you’re considering offering your home for sale - they are agents who are truly committed to adding value to the transaction!
Mack is a member of the Sound Business Leaders, a chapter of Business Networks International.
They passed over $1,600,000 in business over the past twelve months!
Mack is an Accredited Staging Professional.
For showing information, call us directly!
Cynthia Creasey • 206-276-8292 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Mack McCoy • 206-795-9271 • email@example.com
Great New Listings!
Victory Heights Mid-Century Classic!
$600,000 ◊ 2329 NE 103rd St
Just Listed! Classic mid-century w/original features, generous room sizes & desirable floor plan on 2 daylight, high ceilinged floors. Sited for privacy at dead end, high above Lake City Way & well screened by mature trees. Nary a neighbor in sight and a fully fenced yard! Excellent bones to restore or reimagine w/big picture windows, oak floors, low profile millwork, 2 masonry frplcs., formal slate entry & open staircase w/wrought iron railing. Giant lower level BR could be a spacious master suite. Download Brochure!
Ocean View Neighborhood Garden Home!
$475,000 ◊ 11420 37th Avenue SW
Available! Wow, what an incredible garden covering this giant, level lot including a Catalina Ironwood tree w/Heritage status! The house is sited near the front of the lot & the city has indicated that the lot is most likely dividable into 2. Possibly the garage of the house could be removed allowing for an easement driveway with parking in back? Sweet, solid 40's built home is ready for a facelift or expansion. Ocean View neighborhood enjoys exclusive beach/trail rights. Terr. & peak sound views from roof. Download Brochure!
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Westwood 1947 Cape Cod!
$400,000 ◊ 3108 SW Thistle St
Pending Sale! This well built home has a sunny south orientation, hardwood floors, big windows & cedar siding. An addition created an extra large BR w/a wall of closets & large window looking out to the back patio and garden. Freshly painted inside & out in a warm palette and a new roof. Level yard ideal for gardening or play & a lush veggie garden thrives. High ceilinged, unfinished basement w/seperate entry. Off street parking next to alley. Near transit, schools, parks & short walk to Locol Barley and Vine & The Westy. Download Brochure! More Photos!
Sunset Hill Cape Cod
$700,000 ◊ 7727 32nd Avenue NW
Pending Sale! This beautiful, light-filled and spacious home features a covered garden entry, two large bedrooms on the main, a formal living room with gas fireplace, spacious dining room with a bay window, big kitchen with corner windows over the sink & counter, large tile bathroom, hardwood floors and generous millwork. Basement has 3rd BR with fireplace; finished areas for office, media, or leisure; laundry room & shop. Large back patio, and just around the corner from Sunset Hill Park!
Central Area Victorian Garden Cottage!
$475,000 ◊ 2720 E Columbia St
Pending Sale! Delightful Victorian with columned entry porch & original wood siding set above the street, surrounded by a mature garden. Inside the architectural character has been preserved: high ceilings, fir floors, tall windows, large dimension millwork, crown & picture molding. A tile-faced fireplace provides focal point & heat. The open kitchen has plenty of maple cabinets, granite counters & bar & tile floor. French doors open to the private patio & yard. Loads of storage. Walkscore 80 & Bikescore 84. Download Brochure!
Ballard Cottage Home!
$300,000 ◊ 7755 Earl Ave NW
Pending Sale! Delightful, shingled studio cottage sits privately at back of lot (behind 7753) w/shared stairs & walkway access from Earl or access entry via alley. Wonderfully light w/an efficiency kitchen w/a window above the sink. Double pane windows on three sides, walk-in closet, carpet in main area & Marmoleum in kitchen, bath & entry. Small south facing yard could be a lovely small garden and/or patio. Stackable W/D in closet. Located near bus lines, Sunset Hill & Golden Gardens parks & Caffe Fiore. Download Brochure!
Sunny Shoreline Rambler!
$325,000 ◊ 118 N 181st Street
Pending Sale! This lovely, well-designed and well-maintained home features a spacious living room with a cozy wood-mantled gas fireplace, two bedrooms and a full bath on one wing and a third bedroom (perfect for guests) on the other; the light-filled eat-in kitchen has sliders for easy access to the patio and large level back yard (which is fenced and has a wired 200sf shed)! Laundry room, hot tub, RV outlet, all on a very low-traffic street on a block of mostly larger and more expensive homes! Download Brochure!
Recent / Past Sales!
Magnolia Mid-Century Garden home!
$691,000 ◊ 2659 34th Ave W
Just Sold! Classic 40's rambler, sited back from the st. on a large, level corner lot. Light flooded w/big, corner, Anderson windows, mantled frplc. dining rm., oak floors, sweet kitchen w/plenty of counter & cabinet space & bonus rm. off kitchen adaptable to many uses. Big, sunny, west facing, fenced backyard w/patio and raised beds. BRs separated by bath w/new Marmoleum. Garage w/240 sq., workbench & fan plus carport. Located across from library, park, elem. school & very near pool & "Village" shops. Download Brochure!
Pinehurst Top Floor Corner Unit
$315,000 ◊ 12034 15th Ave NE
This is a spectacular top-floor corner unit in the 29-unit Sedona Court! Featuring a spacious open floor plan with soaring vaulted ceilings, big windows, hardwood bamboo floors; hallway off the living space serves the ensuite master w/ walk-in closet and full bath with twin sinks, 2nd BR, and full bath with tiled backsplash! In-unit w/d, updated kitchen – perfect for both entertaining and cozy suppers! Walkscore(tm) of 82, ez access to I-5, busses, & Lake City Way!
Victory Heights Mid-Century Garden Rambler!
$722,000 ◊ 10534 19th Ave NE
Delightful mid-century rambler w/1-step entry, sited across from Victory Heights Park & surrounded by lush, established gardens! Great floor plan w/generous formal spaces, loads of light & garden views! Mantled fireplace, parquet oak floors, glass block windows, archways & spacious master w/dbl closets. Big kitchen w/breakfast bar, lots of cabinets & counters & window over sink, opens to skylit family room adjacent to garage & double glass doors to patio. Seperate wing w/BR, bath, laundry room & entry!
Download Garden List!
1906 Wallingford Craftsman!
$650,000 ◊ 1916 N 50th Street
Beautifully-detailed 1908 Craftsman with a gracious formal entry, high ceilings throughout the main floor, large windows with leaded glass, lovely formal living room with window seat, spacious formal dining room with box-beamed ceiling, updated kitchen, full tiled bath and two bedrooms on the main off a hallway with linen closet; kitchen opens to sunny back yard with deck. Oak and fir floors throughout. Full basement with another full bath and potential to expand. Great walking nabe!
1-BR + Den Belltown Condo!
$465,000 ◊ 159 Denny Way
This one checks all the boxes! Spacious, light-filled, quiet side of the block, gracious and open floor plan, tall ceilings, big windows, warm cherrywood floors; luxurious ensuite master w/twin closets, abundant kitchen workspace w/ stone counters and pantry, open den (perfect for guest BR), combo laundry/powder room, large deck; amenities include view rooftop deck, reservable party/meeting room & exercise room! Freshly painted, new carpet! Garage parking, locked storage, and a perfect location!
1927 Garden Craftsman!
$781,500 ◊ 7061 Dibble Ave NW
Stately corner sited home commands attention. Set above the street enveloped by established gardens. Spacious formal rooms are flooded w/light via the period large windows. Newly finished oak floors, original millwork, coved ceilings & Batchelder tile fireplace. Kitchen w/maple cabinets, tile back splash & charming breakfast nook. Loads of storage! Family rm. w/built-in shelving plus bonus room down and laundry/mechanical/storage room w/workbench. Sunny west facing deck & coop/shed. Walk score 81!
2-BR Phinney Ridge Condo!
$444,507 ◊ 7501 Greenwood Ave N
This is a spacious, sunny, SE corner unit w/new oak floors, Marmoleum & carpet, many light fixtures & interior paint in a warm, bright palette. The open living/dining rms. have crown molding & open to a wrap around deck. A living rm. bump out works as an entertainment center or desk/office area. Master BR w/ensuite bath and formal, private entry. Loads of big closets & separate stor. in garage. Walk score 91 & bike score 75! Access from garage to elevator w/zero steps. Well maintained & low maintenance.
Sunny Mid-Century Rambler!
$398,500 ◊ 2305 S Bennett St
Set gently above a quiet street on a sunny corner lot, this rambler has a circular floor plan, newly finished oak floors, some new fixtures & new Marmoleum. Coved ceilings & newly painted interior in a warm, neutral palette. Big doublepane windows, loads of storage, utility/pantry room w/built-in cabinets. Good sized bedrooms w/ample closets. The master has an ensuite full bath. Attached garage w/additional loft storage space. Just 0.6 mi. from Alaska light rail station and Bikescore of 70!
Gorgeous Greenwood Townhouse!
$405,000 ◊ 12701 Greenwood Ave N #D
Gorgeous light-filled townhome with great floor plan: top floor living w/vaulted ceilings, great sunset views, chestnut bamboo floors, kitchen w/Hanstone quartz counters, tile accents, cherry cabs; middle floor ensuite master and lower-level suite perfect for guests or office; atrium-style stair faces east so the living is on the quiet side facing west! Winter Sound peek view, hydronic radiant heat, low-maintenance industrial metal & fiber cement siding, off-street parking, fenced front yard! Download Brochure!
Judkins Park Garden Craftsman!
$650,000 ◊ 802 20th Ave S
Set up off the street on a big, level lot w/southern exposure. Covered front porch leads to formal entry; the big living & dining rooms on either side, high ceilings, picture tile fireplace, original millwork & built-in china hutch. Wonderful light, generous proportions & radiator heat. 1 BR on main & 3 up; 1 w/sound, city & mountain views & 1 w a view of Mt Rainier! Modern kitchen w/new linoleum floor & side porch entry. High ceilinged basement w/more room to finish. Very sunny, level backyard...
Mt. Baker Garden Craftsman!
$450,000 ◊ 3802 S Dakota St
Beautifully preserved & improved craftsman home sited up off the street for privacy w/easy access & parking off alley in back. A kitchen addition/remodel created a skylit family room / casual dining area off the kitchen opening to the deck & garden. Established, mature garden plantings & organically tended annual beds & chicken coop. Original details include, bevel wood siding, pillared & covered front porch, unpainted millwork, fireplace & wood floors. Redone bath & many new craftsman style windows.
Robinswood Updated Mid-Century!
$470,750 ◊ 14612 SE 16th Pl, Bellevue
Well built mid-20th century home completely refreshed w/new interior paint, refinished oak floors, new carpet, true Linoleum flooring & many new bath, kitchen and lighting fixtures, a newer roof & exterior paint have brought this home into the 21st century. The color palette of light, warm tones against rich, dark and neutral ones has created a dramatic, cohesive & modern look. St. to St. lot with parking back and front. Lots of privacy, deck and big yard for play or gardening.
Westwood Plaza Condominium!
$169,290 ◊ 2421 SW Trenton St
Newly remodeled 2-BR/1.75 BA w/all new finishes in a warm, light palette (flooring, counters, paint), some new lighting and fixtures. Big vinyl windows on west & east & HardiePlank siding. Great floor plan w/formal entry leading to spacious formal rooms w/wood burning fireplace! Bright kitchen w/loads of counters & cabinets & an adjacent area to add a work table or cabinet. A den niche overlooks the street. Loads of closets. Master suite w/double closets & large walk-in shower!
$1,545,000 ◊ 7000 Greenwood Ave N
This is a great investment property, a mid-century brick 5-unit apartment building with main floor retail in the heart of Phinney Ridge!
"Nice Modernist Award"
Since 2002, Dwell has been awarding Nice Modernists honors and tributes at an annual event. We were recognized for our boutique project, the 42nd Street Condos, which debuted in 2001. Other awards and recognition for the project came from the Seattle Chapter of American Institute of Architects, the Seattle Times / Post-Intelligencer, and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
42nd Street Condos
952 N 42nd St
2002 AIA Home-of-the-year finalist!