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Local Broker. Global Reach.


Your neighbor. Your broker. Your needs first.

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Local Broker. Global Reach.


Your neighbor. Your broker. Your needs first.

  Blake Ruud-Johnson   e:  blake.ruud-johnson@rsir.com  c: 206.491.3279

Blake Ruud-Johnson

e: blake.ruud-johnson@rsir.com
c: 206.491.3279

Blake Ruud-Johnson

A residential real estate specialist based in Issaquah, Blake Ruud-Johnson is regarded for his ability to build long lasting relationships with his clients. He is a motivated advocate for his clientele, tirelessly working to help them set and achieve their real estate goals. A fourth-generation broker in the Greater Seattle area, Blake’s passion shines through in his ability to ensure his clients find the highest value within a comfortable and seamless transaction process. Nearing two years of real estate expertise, he has closed over 20 transactions to date, implementing strong negotiation tactics that allow him to successfully navigate multiple offer situations.


Blake’s alignment with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is rooted in his desire to offer his clients the elevated service they deserve. He leverages the firm’s award-winning marketing, keen market insights, and global network to expertly assist his clients whether they’re around the corner or around the world. A Pacific Northwest Native, Blake understands the region’s unique neighborhoods, from the Eastside’s most coveted enclaves to urban opportunities within the downtown core and beyond.
Blake currently lives in Issaquah. When he isn’t hard at work, he enjoys spending time hiking with his fiancée and dog, and supporting his favorite baseball team, go M’s!

 

 
 
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Successful Sales


"Success is measured by the smiles on the faces of my clients."

Successful Sales


"Success is measured by the smiles on the faces of my clients."

“Could not have been happier with our experience with Blake. His communication, attentiveness, and promptness was unbelievable and we would not have been able to find our ideal home without him! We felt like a team at all times, and would happily recommend him to everyone looking for a great and professional home buying experience.”

                                                            -Aaron Mowbray

Offered at $649,950 | Sold at $705,000 | 7 Days on Market


"My fiancé & I began the endeavor of purchasing our first home, on our own at first, until we stumbled into Blake. We met at an open house he was co-hosting When we approached him, he didn't come at us with an expected conversation about the home we were in. Rather, he began asking about us, what we were looking for and quickly realized the home we were in wasn't for us. From then on Blake assisted us with browsing listings on all real estate mediums that were aligned with our criteria, bouncing ideas and options back and forth and discussing the challenges / strategies for how to dive into the challenging Seattle market. Mind you, there was no discussion of representation nor pressure that existed in the hundreds of messages between us. Eventually, we realized Blake was the right fit to help us learn the real estate process and help us find the right home - with no difference in the relationship that had already been established. MLS set up, viewing after viewing, and more conversation led us to a day packed with over 10 viewings scheduled. Blake strategically chose one to view first knowing that it checked every box for us. We made the decision to pull to trigger and put in an offer, which we found out we had less than an 2 hours to get an offer in to review with the sellers & their agent. Blake dropped everything he was doing, drove to the nearest Wifi spot (Starbucks) and diligently worked to submit the most competitive offer possible. Multi-bid and landing nearly right at the appraised value, we were victorious. Blake is solely responsible for why we are in the perfect home to start our family and I would recommend him to all future home buyers. You are his first priority and he will treat you that way start to finish. Intelligent, internally motivated, humble and high emotionally intelligent - he is built to serve in the challenging profession of real estate. Luckily for us, we have been able to transition the partnership into a friendship that will continue for years. Thank you Blake!"

-Bryan D.

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Local broker with infinite courtesy! Blake is great!

-Murat D.

"Thank you Blake on finding me a new home! I really appreciate your patience, persistence and professionalism when working with you to find my new home.

He has gone above and beyond to investigate every aspect of the home/property in order to help make my buying decision easier for me. He was very patient showing me multiple properties and making his time available to me to ensure I see the property as soon as I can. He stays on target and expedited my contract in a quick and timely manner and he was available every step of the way in my buying decision.

Blake is an excellent broker providing excellent customer service! He is a driven and courteous professional that exceeded my expectation to find the right home for me!"

-Glacia L

Offered at $349,000 | Sold at $365,800


"Throughout my wife and my experience selling our Issaquah townhome, Blake proved to be an absolute rock star. I was admittedly doubtful of his abilities when we first met him (given his age), but I very quickly became quite impressed with his knowledge, people skills, and passion for learning and growth. In a market and industry ripe with high profile deals, we had no idea that ours would receive the attention and devotion that Blake displayed throughout the process. He managed our open house like a pro, coming up with unconventional and creative ways to market our home, and shaking hands with 120+ groups of people over the course of five days. We joked that he eventually knew more about our home than we did (true!); and we credit our multiple-offer situation largely to his brilliant work. Hardworking, smart, personable and compassionate. Do not be fooled by Blake’s age; this young man is going to do awesome things, both within and outside Real Estate. Thank you, Blake!"

-Chad K.

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Blake is awesome. Fun to work with and he is driven to succeed.

-Michael H

Offered at $649,999 | Sold at $795,000 | 6 Days on Market


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Would definitely work with Blake again and I highly recommend him!

-Jesse G.

“Blake was incredibly helpful while finding an investment home for me in Seattle. I live in California so it was difficult for me to make it to all the open houses but Blake did a great job of taking pictures and videos and sending them to me.  He was always very honest and never steered me wrong (neither pushing me to go for something that wasn’t a fit, and also telling me if one I was on the fence about was a good idea or not). He was very responsive and knowledgeable. He is also pretty well connected in the area and knows lots of the other agents, which can help with there being so much competition in the Seattle area right now.  Would definitely work with Blake again and I highly recommend him!”
  -Jesse G.

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The Sotheby's Brand


A Trusted Reputation

The Sotheby's Brand


A Trusted Reputation

 

Sotheby's | The Definition of Excellence

In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional Auction House was born with a revered tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. A tradition, more than two centuries old, that provides authentic knowledge comparable to none. As the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries. Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in eight different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full service art financing company as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine.

 
 

Sotheby's International Realty

In 1976, an exceptional real estate company was launched and created from the same passion that guides the Sotheby’s Auction House. With the vision of becoming a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most unique properties, it is the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand that strives to represent all those who consider themselves the “Connoisseurs of Life,” and to represent the distinctive properties they so desire.

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Lifestyle Websites

Unique to Sotheby’s International Realty is the experience that comes with searching for a home based on an extraordinary lifestyle. Sotheby’s International Realty has developed a series of websites specifically with these inimitable lifestyles in mind, highlighting our properties as well as our unsurpassed expertise within each lifestyle category.


Sothebys.com & sir.com

The Sotheby’s Real Estate website, SIR.com, attracts more consumers to search, view, and inquire than any other luxury real estate website. The collaboration between the realty and auction sectors leverages our brand’s rich history, heritage, and sophistication to enhance market perceptions about the properties we represent.

In the global markets we serve, this is a powerful differentiator. Millions of viewers immerse themselves in our collection of vibrant, quality property photographs. All of this is available across multiple devices, languages, and currencies.

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Realogics Sotheby's


International Realty

Realogics Sotheby's


International Realty

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

We are | Like No Other

Since 2010, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has become the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate within our quickly-expanding global real estate network. We are distinguished by the brokers we employ, the properties we represent and the results we create. 

Consistently amongst the top ten largest aggregated real estate brands in the Puget Sound region, our brokers maintain the highest average listing and selling prices in the markets we serve. We are productive too, generating more than a half billion dollars in annualized sales and earning our firm the highest average closing volume on a per broker basis when compared with our peer group. For 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 the Puget Sound Business Journal named Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty offers one-of-a-kind marketing resources, including exclusive advertising platforms such as the Home of the Day on the Puget Sound Business Journal, custom co-op ads in targeted regional media publications, and exposure on distinctive global microsites including the WSJ.com and NYT.com.

Our listings are marketplace standouts with 100% local coverage through RSIR.com and NWMLS feeds on our competitor’s websites, plus 100% global coverage exclusively on SothebysRealty.com. This unmatched global exposure boasts industry-leading website visitation, with more than 1.2 million unique visits a month, 53% of which originate from outside the United States.

Yes, “International” is our middle name and it shows.

 

Our Office

1640 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite B-4, Issaquah, WA 98027

 
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST’S LARGEST AFFILIATE WITH THE GLOBAL NETWORK BETWEEN VANCOUVER, BC & SAN FRANCISCO.
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Your New Home Awaits


What's Your Next Move?

Your New Home Awaits


What's Your Next Move?