Rachael Podolsky is an experienced residential real estate broker and leader in luxury. While her office is in downtown Bellevue, she enjoys working with clients from as far north as Everett and Camano Island to the neighborhoods surrounding Seattle’s growing business districts like Queen Anne, Magnolia and Capitol Hill – with the expansion of companies like Amazon and Facebook. With a passion for putting clients first, Rachael is known for her hands-on approach and expert execution. Rachael began her career in Real Estate on the commercial side of the business. Her love of real estate never waned, and she grew her knowledge base working for large retailer Williams-Sonoma in their real estate department and transitioning into the construction and space planning sector of the business. From jobsite management on large-scale commercial projects to downsizing office spaces during re-organizations, Rachael’s project management skills have been honed for over 20 years – finally culminating in 2009 with a graduate degree in Project Management from the University of Washington. Building on all of this experience, Rachael is able to guide both buyers and sellers through each real estate transaction on every level – from planning, staging, marketing and moving to local resourcing and post move-in expertise.
Rachael is unyielding in her professionalism, and she has earned several honors and accolades in her field. Among them, her CHLMS designation, which is the highest mark in luxury property marketing, demonstrating her savvy when it comes to listing properties for discerning clientele. As a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), she is among only 2500 designees worldwide trained to bring global property transactions to her clients through a vast network.
Representing both Buyers and Sellers, Rachael’s buyers find in her, a confidante and guide, as she advises them on their real estate investments and navigates contracts. Her sellers receive worldwide listing syndication and culturally relevant marketing, bringing them valuable exposure and maximizing return on their investments. With a background in construction management, Rachael enjoys working with local builders to seek out projects in the community, consult on design and property attributes and ultimately, bring new construction to market. Her partnership with community builders is apparent through long-standing relationships – the key to her success.
Rachael has long been an advocate for her Bellevue community, volunteering and fundraising for various organizations. She is a proud mother of three wonderful children who all went through the local Bellevue schools and loves sharing her own experiences with people new to the community.
Rachael worked with us for over a year. She proved herself, over and over, to be extremely honest, responsive and efficient. When it came to "making the deal", she was an super effective negotiator. She has a great personality - a real people person. I would not hesitate to recommend her services!
- Richard G., Buyer
Rachael is awesome. She has a great knowledge of Seattle area market. She is very committed and professional. She is available 24x7 for her clients. We had an amazing experience working with her. We would highly recommend her.
- Shireesh S., Buyer
Rachael was wonderful to work with. She has excellent marketing skills and is very detail oriented. She works hard on behalf of her clients and is a great negotiator, and I am happy to recommend her services to anyone.
- Durr M., Seller
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