Jake Kanev, REALTOR in Mercer Island, Windermere

Jake Kanev

REALTOR

Offices

Mercer Island

Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island
2737 77TH AVE SE

Mercer Island, WA 98040

I have been working with Windermere Mercer Island for over 5 years, helping buyers and sellers realize their real estate goals.  Transitioning from a background in education and sales, I always loved real estate and have been close to the industry since an early age.  My mother worked for Windermere for over 20 years--so you could say real estate runs in the family.

In 2015, after years of working towards a purchase, my wife and I were fortunate enough to buy our first home.  The West Seattle fixer needed some serious love, and while it took time to convince my wife to see the potential, in the end we added value and watched as the home became ours.  The experience solidified my love for residential real estate, and helped me realize my knack for identifying value where others may shy away.  Not long after our remodel was complete, I quit my job to pursue real estate full time.  I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from my mom as I navigated a new career, and she continues to be an invaluable mentor.

As much as I love real estate, I love the Pacific Northwest.  I am native to the Puget Sound region, born and raised in Seattle and Bainbridge Island.  I've witnessed first-hand the amazing growth in the area, and while there is constant change, much of the greater Seattle area has stayed true to its roots.  I'm fascinated with this city and how every neighborhood provides its own nuances based on location and culture.  I know this area like the back of my hand, which has continually proven to be an asset in helping clients find their dream home or find the perfect buyer.

On a personal level, I am a big sports fan. I love basketball at all levels. I've coached as a volunteer for years and at Bainbridge High School. I know what it takes to prepare, improve, and win. I also take advantage of the outdoors: playing tennis, hiking, boating, crabbing and swimming our rescue pup, Coya. 

I pride myself on using my life experience and love for the industry to provide an unparalleled level of service to my clients.  I'm incredibly lucky to be supported by the Windermere Mercer Island--Owner Julie Barrows and the rest of our team provide the highest caliber of professionalism for our clients.  Together we will educate and ensure your real estate transaction runs smoothly.

Please reach out to me directly, I look forward to working with you!