Cyrus Fiene - Founder Cyrus Fiene Team
It was 5 PM, and I was searching for any homes that had come up for sale that day. And I found IT. I found THE HOUSE. The house that was perfect for my buyers. We had been looking for quite some time, and from the moment I saw the photos, I knew this was it. I called my buyers immediately, and we decided to see it together at 7 PM. Not even three hours on the market, the seller had already received an offer. I couldn’t believe my ears! Three hours on the market, and they already have an offer?!
When we arrived to see the home, I explained the situation to my buyers and convinced the listing agent and sellers to wait. My buyers walked the home and came back and said, “Cyrus, you were right; this is perfect. What do we do now?” At that moment (around 7:45 PM), I called the listing agent and said, “WAIT, we will get you our offer!” Bear in mind that the other offer expired at 9 PM, so the sellers were anxious to sign. I ran to my car, grabbed my laptop, and tethered it to my phone. I sat inside the house feverishly writing the offer and had my buyers sign. We squeezed in our offer at 8:15 PM, and the seller signed our offer at 8:50 PM. We WON!
My client relationships are built on trust, integrity, and relentless effort to get the job done. I take a very holistic approach to help my clients figure out how the property fits within their investment portfolio and life goals. I spend hours with my buyers/sellers to understand what they truly want and discuss how I can guide them to achieve it. Whether it is buying or selling, this example above is just one instance of how I go the extra mile, have the skills to move quickly and with precision, and help my clients win.
I grew up in the greater Seattle area, specifically Edmonds, and attended Seattle University, located on Capitol Hill. Having grown up and worked all around the Puget Sound, from Redmond to Downtown Seattle, I know each community very well. Whether you want a townhouse in Fremont, a house on Mercer Island, or a condo in Bellevue, I got you covered. I speak both English and Farsi (Persian) fluently.
I was recently selected as one of Coldwell Banker International’s top 30 Agents Under 30 for the second time and am ranked in the Top 1% of Coldwell Banker Worldwide with a team selling over $60 Million in Sales in 2021, among over 100,000 agents. On a personal note, I am very involved Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and have personally helped raise over $35,000+ for cancer research since 2013. I currently sit on the Board of the Innovators Network, a young professional philanthropy group withing Fred Hutch helping encourage giving from the next generation of professionals.
Send an email or call me! My team and I would love to get to know you and help guide you through the home buying and selling process.
Jennifer Fiene - Agent
When I was 19 years old, I had the opportunity to purchase a condo in downtown Kirkland for $100,000. I immediately said no. I said no because no one explained the process of buying a home to me, what the monthly payments would look like if I’d even qualify for a mortgage, or how to even find out. I probably could have afforded it, and the payments likely would have only been slightly more than my monthly rent at the time. Even if the payments had been a little tight, knowing I would have been investing in my future and building equity, I presumably would have been on board rather than paying someone else’s mortgage for many years to come.
My ultimate goal is education. I want to ensure each and every person understands the process, whether buying or selling your first home or fifth.
No one will ever work harder or care more than I do about your happiness and finding that perfect home. I take the time to truly listen to what is important to you, understand and cater the experience to your personal needs and goals. I pride myself on making the process and
experience as easy as possible for you. I came from a Private Wealth Management background where white glove treatment was the only way, and I continue to uphold this service guarantee for my clients. No matter who you are or what your budget is, it is my objective to help you attain your real estate goals: buying your first home, needing more space, downsizing, buying a new home, and potentially keeping your initial home as an investment property, selling and relocating, helping your family member buy or sell, etc.
The first time I handed clients the keys to their new home, I teared up, my heart melted, and I fell in love even more with being a Real Estate Agent. I love what I do and look forward to providing you with the highest level of service!
Tarice Fairhurst - Agent
The first time I visited Seattle, I took a quick weekend trip to get away from Los Angeles and had no idea the impact that trip would have on me. Landing for the first time in Seattle, I remember looking out the window at the rain-soaked city and thinking, “This is it; this is where I want to live my life.” Packing up my life and leaving behind friends and family was daunting, but I knew moving here was the right decision for me.
Since moving here, specifically to Kirkland, I have spent time learning as much as possible about Seattle/Bellevue, what makes each neighborhood special, the hidden gems all over this city, and where I can get the best tacos that can even rival LA. Shortly after moving, I knew I wanted to get involved in the community. With a passion for animal rescue, I’ve volunteered at Forever Home Dog Rescue in Edmonds weekly. I am proud to say that I have fostered with them and participated in adoption events where I get to see dogs find their forever home each week.
Coming from a background in customer service, having worked at both Lush Cosmetics and
Pandora Jewelry for nearly a decade, and there is nothing I enjoy more than genuine connections. I loved working directly with clients and getting to know them and their life stories. I know first-hand how intimidating it can be to move to a new state or even a new neighborhood that you might not know much about. I genuinely believe there is nothing better than helping someone find the perfect house in which they will have so many new beginnings for years to come.
Nikki Betz - Agent
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…homeownership! At least for me. My husband and I bought our first home in 2018 after reconnecting with an old friend who also happened to be a real estate agent. She was kind, funny, compassionate and made the whole process a breeze. Taking any concerns I had during my home-buying journey and turning them into educational opportunities. After watching her navigate the local real estate market with such confidence, I knew this was something I could do. With encouragement from my husband and our agent, I set out to get my license.
My professional background in events coordination gives me the detail-oriented edge needed to get you into your perfect home. I have spent my career making my clients’ dreams a reality, from planning weddings and work retreats to handing over the keys to their dream abode. I can’t wait to do the same for you. My strong competitive streak ensures we get the best deal, and I live for the celebration afterward! Bubbles, anyone!?
Born and raised in the PNW, I know the greater Seattle area like the back of my hand. My days off are spent with my husband, Darek, and my two kiddos, Bodi and Harlow. We love trips to the Pass to ski or snowshoe, weekends spent camping by Nason Creek, and slow Sundays strolling and eating donut holes at the Ballard Farmers Market. Whatever your lifestyle goals, I am confident I can help you find the best neighborhood to serve as your home base.
Connecting with and getting to know my clients is one of the best parts of my job. I am a natural seller and can’t wait to put my sales-driven mindset to work for you. Give me a call, and let’s grab a coffee and get to work pursuing all of your real estate goals!
Kurt Genkin - Agent
It was an intense winter in Ukraine in 2014 when the first wave of the Russian invasion touched us. It became clear that moving at any given time may be necessary and that the stability was gone. I left my native country and relocated to Seattle, a decision that proved utterly transformative to my life. In my first year in Seattle, I fondly remember how every new lake, mountain, and forest scene offered a spectacular sense of awe, contrasted with the endless agricultural fields in Ukraine. I began to explore the area of Sammamish and admired the homes along the lake with stunning views.
As an immigrant, I started exploring what is new and different and cultivating my interests. From biking on trails to having dozens of plants, I was thoroughly enjoying Seattle. After graduating from Interlake High School and attending the University of Washington, I tried to "fit" myself into the space I occupied. I was thoroughly captivated by architecture, design, and aesthetics, as well as philosophy and schools of thought. Combining all my interests, I realized that becoming a realtor would be my dream job; between helping people and the opportunity to be at the heart of housing, it couldn't get better!
After graduating from UW with my Bachelor's degree and several minors, I knew going into real estate was the best choice. A home is the most valuable asset that most of us will have in our lives, and getting the same level of expertise and care in a real estate transaction is essential. Meeting people and helping them achieve their life goals is a deeply fulfilling role, and I am proud to have this opportunity. My team and I are here for you and will gladly assist you every step of the way, whether you are buying or selling a home.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!