Announcing Seattle Agent’s first annual Agents’ Choice Awards winners

The votes are in! Meet our Seattle Agents’ Choice Awards winners: the individuals, companies and developments making a serious impression on the Seattle real estate community.

Industry MVP: Margo Wheeler-Willis, John L. Scott Real Estate

Margo Wheeler-Willis knows the hurdles that go into a move, and her mission is to alleviate as much of the stress of an address change as possible. She speaks from experience.

Developer/Builder of the Year: D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton broke ground on its first home in 1978 and has grown from its Texas roots into 32 states, including Washington, delivering nearly 900,000 homes to its customers.

Development of the Year: The Emerald, Create World Real Estate

The Emerald rises 40 gleaming stories above Seattle at 121 Stewart St., offering 262 residences and unparalleled views of the city and beyond.

Managing Broker of the Year: Kelly Nutt, John L. Scott Real Estate

Kelly Nutt is the managing broker at the Bothell office for John L. Scott Real Estate, where he has worked for more than 16 years. He works closely with brokers to help them grow their business through coaching, training and business development.

Best Team: Upside Properties, Coldwell Banker Bain

The leaders at Upside Properties Seattle reviewed different real estate organizations — what it described as “large over-encumbered brokerages, individual agents and disjointed team models” — and set out to do something different.

Charitable Service Award: Bryan Loveless, Windermere Real Estate

Bryan Loveless is a highly successful real estate broker, but his charitable giving is what really stands out.

Best Brokerage Website:

John L. Scott Real Estate is a 91-year-old company rooted in its history in Seattle and leadership with direct ties to the founder John L. Scott himself, but the firm understands the value of a modern approach.

Best Agent Website: Phil Greely,, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Phil Greely is known for his use of custom videography and strategic digital marketing and social media, and his tech savvy is evident on his website,, too.

Best Dressed: David Huynh, Compass Real Estate

David Huynh is a veteran Compass real estate professional and 30-year resident of the Puget Sound region with impeccable style.

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