Known for his honest and straightforward approach, Tarek ultimately became a real estate agent because he is motivated by making a positive difference in the lives of others. Before becoming an agent, Tarek worked in real estate marketing for 13 years, an experience that has provided him with a unique set of skills to better serve his clients with. As a dedicated professional who is always looking out for his clients’ best interests, Tarek provides concierge-level service from beginning to end.
Tarek serves all of King County and Snohomish County, and he specializes in urban real estate, country homes, and acreage properties. He has worked with employees from Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, Phillips, T-Mobile, and more, and he’s well-versed in the specific needs of his clients. As both a homeowner and as someone who has lived both internationally and in several states in the U.S., Tarek finds it easy to relate to people. His clients appreciate his casual, outgoing personality coupled alongside his hands-on style, willingness to listen, and his expert negotiation skills.
Over the years, Tarek has developed a passion for the Puget Sound area—he loves how beautiful and diverse it is here! In addition to enjoying fishing and cooking, Tarek also loves to travel, and when it’s time for a vacation, you can find him relaxing in Hawaii.
A large part of the American dream is owning one's own home. For many, that may be one of the largest and most significant financial investments they will make in their lifetime. It is important to make this decision by taking all factors, rational and emotional, into account, so that the final choices are informed, practical and accomplishes one's goals. This is how I can serve you.
Real estate agents are more than transaction brokers focusing on the 'deal'. A good agent is a professional who is insightful, understands the market and has an uncompromising commitment to serving the clients’ best interest throughout the buying or selling process.
My commitment to you is to leverage my cumulative business, leadership, engineering, and international background to help you achieve your dream of owning a home that satisfies your desires. This has been how I have forged lasting, trusting relationships where I am considered a reliable resource for my clients' real estate needs today and in the future.
I would love the opportunity to be that resource for you.
I have a mixed engineering and business background and have always had my hands in Real Estate. I have lived in five countries and several states which helps me to understand the challenges of moving and relocating. My wife and I have lived in the Seattle area for the past four years [ since 2015]. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest, volunteering, enjoying wine, and playing tennis and golf.
Born and raised in The Netherlands to a family of 6, I was always happy-go-lucky, curious and competitive growing up with 3 sisters. When I was 3 years old, we relocated to Huntsville, Alabama where I started learning English as a little Dutch boy in the heart of the South! Once I returned to The Netherlands at age 7, I excelled in school having had a jump start with a second language in the US. Later, if 3 sisters weren't enough, my parents fostered 3 more sisters and a brother while I was in my teens; two of which still live with my parents to this day. Next, I was off to college where I studied Commercial Economics and International Management Marketing. I studied both in The Netherlands as well as in Sundsvall, Sweden where I first met a Seattle girl by the name of Erin, that unbeknownst to me, would become my wife 11 years later.
Upon graduating college, I began working for an American video surveillance company as an assistant product line manager. This position taught me to work efficiently as I became fairly tech savvy and learned how to market products. After surveillance, I moved into the banking industry as an adviser for the International Client Desk, helping clients who were relocating from outside The Netherlands. I assisted these clients with their banking needs from simple tasks of acquiring a debit card to more complicated processes like setting them up with a mortgage. Here I gained a great deal of experience working with people from different countries and cultures.
In 2017, I finally made the big move to the US after spending a year and a half traveling around the Northern Hemisphere with Erin. I made that Seattle girl my wife and we now call the PNW home with our son, Kit.
As a Real Estate Agent, I truly value integrity and constant communication with my clients to offer a full service experience every step of the way.
My job is to help you get the most value at the top of the range. There are 5 ways I do this:
I'm proud to provide you with authentic, honest and meaningful work to help you achieve your goals. I look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs.
Guiding 1st Time Buyers/Sellers
As a professional and knowledgeable REALTOR®, I realize that there is a great deal involved in being successful in this industry.
As a student and graduate of Michigan State University and Jack Welch Management Institute, I've been able to lay the groundwork that is highly beneficial to my clients.
Having a portfolio of achievements with over 18 years of experience as a realtor on the East Coast, as well as the Pacific Northwest, I have a genuine passion for this business. This includes extensive experience in residential sales, luxury properties, relocations and new construction.
My wealth of experience allows me to successfully manage the many partnerships involved in bringing your real estate transactions to a close. As a credentialed Realtor with the WA State HFC, I am dedicated to counseling and guiding first time home buyers and increasing housing access for anyone who wants to own a home.
I am also grateful for the life I live and the opportunity to 'give back' and ‘pay it forward'.
As a long standing volunteer with Junior League and Girl Scouts, as well as a board member with a children's foundation - my community involvement is a reflection of my gratitude.
An Innovative Luxury Portfolio Home Marketing Specialist
John Maxwell Coach, Skilled Negotiator, Seasoned Project Manager
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
Global Network of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Member, National Association of Realtors®
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For nearly two decades, I have specialized in building long term relationships with my colleagues and now friends. My goal has always been to be responsive and diligent regarding meeting clients wants and needs. Ultimately having my customers buy product because of the support I provided rather than solely based on the product itself. Working with all different walks of life and making someone’s long term goal a reality is what drives me today. Being an owner, landlord and Broker has created an understanding and empathy that has led to my success within the Real Estate industry.
My three young sons are what fuel my fire to succeed today. I live to watch them excel in school, sports and all extra-curricular activities. I’ve been enthralled in the soccer community since my teenage years in Federal Way and it remains a passion to this day. I still play two nights a week and coach when time permits.
I was born and raised outside the Washington D.C area. During my teen years, my father relocated the family to Seattle, more specifically Federal Way. I graduated from Washington State University in 2000 with a BA in Advertising.