City Closers Real Estate is a boutique real estate firm specializing in residential and commercial sales, leasing and property management. The brokerage, based in downtown Seattle, serves clients throughout King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Island, Chelan and Skagit counties.
While most brokers get their license and join a brand name brokerage during their first years in the industry, Kelsey Diller kicked off her career in 2010 by founding the City Closers brand underneath a mentor brokerage. Two years and many transactions later, she got her managing broker’s license and never looked back. Kelsey designed City Closers to be a leaner, more efficient, locally focused brokerage. As the firm grew, City Closers’ unique mix of personalized training, continued mentorship, and a fair commission and compensation structure helped attract new and seasoned brokers. The recruitment pitch for brokers was simple: Why fend for yourself while seeing brokerage fees eat up a sizable chunk of your commissions?
The formula worked. What began as a two-person office steadily grew to a team of 45+ brokers in a headquarters that overlooks Elliot Bay. City Closers revenue has increased on average 30% annually; more than $200 million in sales and leases have closed to date. Based on the Puget Sound Business Journal rankings of the top commercial real estate brokerages in Seattle, City Closers would rank 17th in the city in terms of annual sales and full-time brokers.
Just like the brokerage, City Closers’ motto is lean and efficient: We Listen, We Solve, We Close. Gone are the days when vast corporate databases and deep resources were exclusive to giant brokerage brands. City Closers offers brokers and customers the same marketing prowess, amplified with things money can’t buy: a sterling reputation, personally built business networks, and proven relationships throughout the business community. Today, the majority of the firm’s business is curated directly from referrals from former clients and industry associates.
City Closers’ unique mentorship program helps new hires to learn, grow and excel within this vast evolving industry. Monthly educational workshops cover diverse topics within commercial and residential real estate arenas. City Closers internship program pairs new brokers with established talent to share best practices, years of expertise, fresh thinking and new ideas.
Each new day at City Closers is filled with victories, challenges, closed deals and new opportunities. To remain competitive in an ever-changing industry landscape, the brokers of City Closers keep focused on what matters most: building their careers, their brokerage, and their relationships one person and one deal at a time.