Meet Jay

Third-generation real estate broker. Fourth-generation native of the Pacific Northwest.

Jay Kipp

Jay Kipp

Real estate is known as one of the most competitive industries in the world where inspiration, drive, and a deep consumer understanding are vital to success. With over 19 years of experience as a residential real estate broker, Jay brings a wealth of knowledge regarding appraisal and market analysis, capital markets, and property marketing to any real estate transaction, and his personal connection to real estate lenders, developers, and builders help his clients stay abreast of relevant real estate trends.

For 2019, 2020, and 2021, Jay was ranked the #1 Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Broker of the Downtown Seattle office, by sales volume, and his experience representing managers to C-Level executives for some of the largest companies in the Pacific Northwest places him in the top 1% of sales volume nationwide.

Jay is a member of both The Wall Street Journal | Barrons Group Leaders in Real Estate Council and the FORBES Real Estate Council, the leading invitation-only thought leadership councils nationwide. He serves on Sotheby’s International Realty NextGen Affinity Group, a collection of 40 agents (out of over 21,000 company-wide), selected by Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, COO of Sotheby’s International Realty, who lend their voice and insight to assist in shaping the company’s future. Jay is an active member of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Exceptional Agent Network, a collegiate forum of brokers in all major metropolitan and select destination markets, who share best practices and local market insight across North America and, more locally as a Founding Director at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Jay chairs the company's Steering Committee.

Prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty, Jay worked Ewing & Clark, Seattle’s oldest luxury real estate brokerage firm, and at Coldwell Banker Bain which was, at the time, the #1 Coldwell Banker affiliate worldwide. During his tenure at both firms, Jay and his business partner were their offices’ #1 producing brokers by sales volume for over 10 consecutive years. While at Ewing & Clark, Jay was appointed to the Board of Regents of LuxuryRealEstate.com and while at Coldwell Banker, achieved the company’s highest sales designation of International President’s Premier.

Jay holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. He is a third-generation real estate broker, a fourth-generation native of the Pacific Northwest, and was born and raised on Seattle’s Eastside.

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Josh F.

Josh F.

Jay has been a friend for a long time, but working with him when buying my first house in 2017 gave me a newfound respect for his professionalism, local real estate expertise, and negotiation skills. I was not an easy client, w...
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Nami S.

Nami S.

Jay was awesome to work with brought a ton of expertise and really streamlined the process for us. We were moving from the Bay Area and knew nothing about Seattle. Jay knew all the ins and outs of each neighborhood and wasn't a...
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Martinson

Martinson

At the onset of our decision to sell our home, we interviewed 5 different people/companies to find the perfect fit for us. From the moment we met with Jay, we were impressed with his knowledge/professionalism and his sincere de...
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Nicholas V.

Nicholas V.

Jay represented us on the buyer side in a transaction that closed in March 2020. Jay was excellent. He demonstrated a firm grasp of the process from end to end. And this was an estate sale that brought with it a few wrinkles. J...
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Buyer & Seller

Buyer & Seller

Jay Kipp has been an invaluable resource and Realtor® for seven real estate transactions over the last twelve years for us. His professionalism, market involvement, and research have been instrumental in these transactions duri...
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Judy F.

Judy F.

Jay was terrific in helping me through the process of selling my townhouse last June (2018), I was able to count on his quick responses to my many questions, help with all the arduous details involving getting my home ready to ...
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Buyer

Buyer

Jay did an outstanding job assisting us with the purchase of our home. He was proactive in assisting us with our search and helping us identify our home. Once we identified the house, his expertise in our neighborhood/area was ...
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Sally S.

Sally S.

My partner and I feel so lucky to have worked with Jay to purchase our home in Seattle. I was a first-time home buyer Jay was patient and did a great job walking us through every aspect of the buying process. He was careful and...
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John B.

John B.

Jay is a very good listener. He understands what his client is trying to accomplish and his actions support that. Jay was helpful to us after the sale too, not just before and during the sale. Because of an odd situation where ...
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Brian P.

Brian P.

I met Jay over 10 years ago when I first moved to Seattle. When it was time for my husband and me to purchase our first home I immediately reached out to him for his knowledge of the local market. He helped us endlessly navigat...
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Sally L.

Sally L.

Jay was knowledgeable, helpful, and always available to help. He guided us through the process of buying a short sale and made a stressful situation seamless and easy for us. We would highly recommend him and are grateful he fo...
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Buyer & Seller

Buyer & Seller

Jay Kipp has been an invaluable resource and Realtor® for seven real estate transactions over the last twelve years for us. His professionalism, market involvement, and research have been instrumental in these transactions duri...
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Buyer

Buyer

Jay has been a friend for a long time, but working with him when buying my first house in 2017 gave me a newfound respect for his professionalism, local real estate expertise, and negotiation skills.
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David M.

David M.

Jay is an absolutely amazing Realtor® and an incredibly nice guy to boot! Would not even think of working with anyone else on a purchase or sale in the markets he covers. Strongly recommend!
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Joel S.

Joel S.

Was more than willing to do whatever it took to get the house in a condition to get it sold. Pictures and videos were outstanding. Always felt his dealing was fair and honest.
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The Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate within the global real estate network, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) has branch offices in downtown Seattle, Madison Park, Bainbridge Island, Mercer Island, Kirkland and Bellevue. Our Brokers proudly serve all property types and price points throughout Puget Sound. Honored by 130 awards for sales and marketing excellence, The Puget Sound Business Journal consistently recognizes RSIR among the “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” and one of the top ten "Largest Residential Real Estate Companies" in Washington State.

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