Trace North and ek Part Ways

Early this week a few of you noticed that the Trace MLS listings went offline. My emails and phone calls to the Trace team went unanswered. Today this email went out from ek:

Trace Lofts. Almost sold out. Thank you for making Trace a success.

Although ek Real Estate Group is no longer representing Trace, we continue to assist Seattle home buyers to find lofts and living spaces of superior quality and value.

A call to the Trace info line re-directs to ek.

Word from my sources is that ek is no longer representing either Trace project and is also no longer representing 1111 (I heard just earlier today from someone at ek that 1111 is NOT going apartment but is going on sale in January, I don’t know how this changes things.)

I don’t know what to say, I thought ek did great things with the Trace project. However, with sales at 36% and the economy the way it is I can certainly understand that these are crazy times. Hopefully everyone impacted will land on their feet soon. And I’m sure this isn’t the last big shake up we see.

Update: There is a sign on the door of the sales center that says:

The Buyer’s Lounge is temporarily closed as sale team changes are being implemented. Please call 425-503-2200 for any information about Trace Lofts or Trace North.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • http://www.tracelofts.com Ted

    Hi Matt, we are switching listing agents to Miller Condominium Marketing effective tomorrow (10/25) and are excited about our new sales team. These are crazy times indeed, but Trace is a great project (yes, I’m biased) in a great neighborhood and we look forward to selling the remainder of the homes and getting the restaurants downstairs open!

  • http://www.tracelofts.com Ted

    Hi Matt, we are switching listing agents to Miller Condominium Marketing effective tomorrow (10/25) and are excited about our new sales team. These are crazy times indeed, but Trace is a great project (yes, I’m biased) in a great neighborhood and we look forward to selling the remainder of the homes and getting the restaurants downstairs open!

  • http://www.ekreg.com/ Edward Krigsman

    Thanks for the kinds words about our performance at Trace. I read your blog often and I really appreciate it.

    As a result of ek Real Estate Group’s work, Trace residents continue to enjoy high property values despite the severe market downturn.

    Although our work at Trace is complete, with virtually all Lofts sold, we continue to represent great properties on Capitol Hill and throughout Seattle.

    Thanks again for your comments and keep up the good work!

    Edward Krigsman
    ek Real Estate Group

  • http://www.ekreg.com/ Edward Krigsman

    Thanks for the kinds words about our performance at Trace. I read your blog often and I really appreciate it.

    As a result of ek Real Estate Group’s work, Trace residents continue to enjoy high property values despite the severe market downturn.

    Although our work at Trace is complete, with virtually all Lofts sold, we continue to represent great properties on Capitol Hill and throughout Seattle.

    Thanks again for your comments and keep up the good work!

    Edward Krigsman
    ek Real Estate Group