Amy Hyden Broker, Real Estate Agent

Modern Den Real Estate and Development

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

Wine making internship in Germany.

Where did you grow up?

Traverse City, Michigan.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

Marine biologist or anything dealing with saving the planet 🙂

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

Run and/or read.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Barack Obama. Just because he was the best president I have experienced in my lifetime, and he is pretty cool.

What is Seattle’s best-kept secret?

It’s not that rainy 😉

What do you love most about the industry?

Working with people! I get to know my clients so well during our time together, and it’s so awesome to build these relationships and community.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

I’m not a salesperson! I’m a trusted real estate advisor, a friend, a sounding board, a coach and sometimes a counselor:)

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Managing traffic!

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Say yes to every invite: you never know who you might meet:)

What has been your greatest accomplishment?

Consistently growing my business.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

There’s so many! But currently, I guess I would say White Lotus.

What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?


Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?

Smith Tower.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

I was showing a house with a client and we walked into the bedroom to find the seller taking a nap! It was very awkward! Apparently, he just forgot what time we were coming.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

I jumped out of a plane despite being scared of heights.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Amalfi Coast and Paris, France.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Show up everyday and do the work!

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?

HomeSpotter! I use it all the time!

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

I love to follow artists because they inspire me to be creative. I also love to follow Chelsea Peitz who gives great advice on what to post for real estate agents.

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