John Lombard,  in Seattle, Windermere

John Lombard



Windermere NW
311 N. 85th Street

Seattle, WA 98103
I’m a Seattle native and have lived in the North End for 21 years.  Real estate is my second career, after working in environmental conservation for more than 25 years, as both a consultant and a high-level government staffer.  I'm a Certified Negotiation Expert and have been certified by the At Home with Diversity program for working with diverse clients, both buyers and sellers.  The National Association of Realtors has also given me their "Green" designation, for expertise in identifying homes that are healthier to live in, more resource-efficient, and have less impact on the planet.

I'm an excellent project manager, proven in real estate as well as both the public and private sectors.  For sellers, there's nothing quite like the "project" of getting a home ready for sale--working with photographers, housecleaners, landscapers, painters, home stagers, handymen, and more, on a demanding and unforgiving schedule!  I can take that worry off of your mind.

For buyers, the "project" of finding and purchasing a home can also be daunting--from getting to know the current market and what options are available, to qualifying for financing, to deciding how to structure an offer when you find something you like, to negotiating a final agreement with sellers.

For both buyers and sellers, I am expert at assessing market prices, communicating the advantages and disadvantges of complex choices (such as structuring an offer or evaluating multiple competing offers), and providing calm and strategic advice during what can be frenetic, high-stakes negotiations. 

I work with a great team, including the Managing Broker at Windermere's Northwest Seattle office and specialists in mortgage financing, title, and escrow.  We would love to work with you!