Making the Case for Nerdier Real Estate Agents

Bob Bennion Windermere Agent Bennion & Deville Fine Homes
A very geek chic Bob Bennion.

Kathleen Doler of recently published an article discussing the many ways Real Estate agents now connect with house hunters online.  “Succesful real estate agents today need all the usual skills- local market market expertise, trustworthiness, and negotiation and sales chops” she said “…but they must also be, well, nerdy.”  Today’s “nerdy” strays far from the stereotype of the geeky techie who was marginalized for so long in pop culture. The rise of geek chic came in part due to the legacy of industry leaders like Apple’s Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who have driven us down a road of dependance on nifty mobile gadgets and a whole new world of Apps that we run our lives, schedule our appointments, pin our fantasy worlds and stay constantly connected through.

In today’s increasingly technological focused marketplace, evaluating real estate agents’ “tech and social media know-how” will play an important factor in your choice of someone to guide you through the complicated process of selling your home and purchasing a new one. We are not readers of the internet any more, we are scanners, and at Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, we believe that both real time marketing and a more integrated social media campaign have become vital components of providing clients with a level of service that encompasses a full 360 degree approach to real estate marketing.  This call for “nerdier” real estate agents, we thought, was the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the Bennion & Deville team’s own efforts to stay afloat in the ever changing digital world and offer our clients the best service possible on the web AND in print….#NERDALERT.

Allow us to introduce our (nerdy) selves:

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Join us in Edmonds

Join us on Thursday, July 25th at this magnificent estate in Edmonds for food, drinks and a fabulous view.

Broker's Open Edmonds, Bennion & DevilleEuropean style with understated Northwest elegance, this home boasts a rare waterfront location with beach access, unmatched privacy, and more than 200 degrees of permanent views that will provide the stunning backdrop to our upcoming realtor’s open. Sitting on over 5 acres of private grounds featuring manicured gardens, orchard vistas and dramatic western exposure sunsets, this secluded luxury destination is only 30 minutes from Seattle/Bellevue and we look forward to welcoming you on Thursday evening.

15120 73rd ave wFull listing details on our website


Price Reduction – Beautifully Restored Historic Home

A price reduction on this stunning listing means a fantastic opportunity to own one of Seattle’s most gorgeous historic homes; The Wurdemann Mansion.  This 1915 Georgian style dwelling built in 1915 by Dr. Harry Wurdemann features elegant interiors and beautiful grounds including 5 sets of double french doors that serve as windows across both floors of the mansion, a carriage house with spacious living quarters, full size tennis courts and a sports court.  Once surrounded by a working farm, this mansion has undergone a thorough renovation that has preserved its historical significance and resurrected the estate to its former grandeur that now serves as a dramatic gateway to the city of Lake Forest Park.

New Price: $1,850,000

Bennion & Deville Wurdemann Feature

Full listing details on our website


~ Bob Bennion & Bob Deville

Fantastic Price Reduction on Stately Queen Anne Georgian

317 West Highland Drive, Queen Anne ~ $3,995,000

Bennion & Deville 317.W.Highland*golden retriever not included 🙂

This stunning Georgian home boasts one of Queen Anne’s most desirable addresses and now also a brand spanking new asking price.

The top-to-bottom, luxurious modernization and renovation of this gorgeous home was completed just last year and features over 4,000 square feet of spacious living, sophisticated interiors and absolutely jaw-dropping Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and Mt. Ranier views while still maintaining the rich history that this prestigious Queen Anne home deserves.

Sophisticated interiors, magnificent views, sunny terrace, Juliet balcony off the master, walk-in closet with Italian-made built-ins, air conditioning…this note-worthy list only goes on.

View full listing details here.

A Grand Entrance

Many Seattle homes feature age-old, gorgeous architectural details in the intricate detail and exceptional craftsmanship of the ceilings, moldings, walls, doors, fireplaces, windows, and staircases that are sometimes taken for granted when simply visiting or viewing a home.

As we found ourselves scanning through the stunning interior pictures of the homes currently listed on our site for the umpteenth time, we couldn’t help but notice a few staircases that certainly beg to be further boasted.


These grand entryways serve as opening statements to these homes, helping to define the distinguishing characteristics of the houses. Both beautiful and functional, these staircases flaunt elegance, design, and unique transitions between levels, and we’re proud to show off these attractions that put these homes a step above the rest!








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