Meet Mike. Mike Halter was born and raised in Kirkland. We call him the King of Kirkland as he has made a career as a Restaurateur having owned and operated Lucia restaurants for years. We were fortunate to snag Mike away from his day to day duties in the restaurant business to help create an elite Real Estate Brokerage. He leads our marketing department to make sure your home and our branding look great. When he isn’t making us all look good, Mike is a loving husband to a real life ‘Unicorn’ named Megan and father of daughter Peyton Rylee and Son Parker (think those may have had a role in our name?!) . He’s also an tremendous friend to all those fortunate enough to know him (which is seemingly everyone in Kirkland if you ever walk the streets with him)
Digits: (425) 406-7992
Scott Weitz, JD, LLM Taxation
Meet Scott. Scott Weitz went to school for way to long studying Business, and Law at Arizona State University and Taxation Law at the University of Washington and spend many years managing a boutique law firm he founded and managed in Kirkland. He still practices Real Estate law for some top clients on top of his duties as the Designated Broker of Rylee Park. Mostly, he manages all the contracts of Rylee Park to insure our clients are protected and deals are done right and assist in the complex deals at the office including complex tax issues, development issues and commercial apartment deals. When not negotiating deals or writing contracts, Scott loves to spend time with his daughters Kate and Samantha, travel when he can and play Golf where he somehow maintains to beat most of his friends without ever practicing….we still don’t understand how.
Digits: (206) 306-4034
Meet Phill. Broker Phill Chumley has been in Real Estate for over 10 years and has worked in every facet of the industry from a high intensity transaction coordinator, site manager to being one of the Top Brokers in the area. You know the old saying of having “9 lives”? Well, Phill used most of them a couple years back in a car accident in which Doctors all but wrote him off. He’s an amazing story and appreciates every day he has with us as a result. He loves Real Estate and loves the Eastside – he wouldn’t want to spend life doing anything else other helping clients with their Real Estate and Investment needs unless the Sounders come looking for a bench player as Phill was a High School Soccer star winning 2 State Titles. Another fun fact about Phill….he set the All-time record at Kamiak High School for the vertical jump of 40” (true story!)…amazingly, that compares to the jumping ability of NBA legend Dr. J….only, fortunately, Phill knows way more about Real Estate! When Phill isn’t helping client put deals together, he is spending time with his beautiful daughter Ava trying to convince her that it would not be a good idea to have 10 cats in the house.
Digits: (425) 268-1113
Meet Julia. She has degrees in Public Relations and Business from Central Washington University where she lived the boring life of being a Cheerleader and dating the Star Quarterback. Julia uses that same zest for life in Real Estate linking vast knowledge as a lifetime Eastside resident to informing buyers and sellers alike of the neighborhood trends, school district boundaries and finding homes with the easiest commutes for her clients. Julia sets a high bar for herself in maintaining the highest quality of customer service through her detail oriented & honest approach to Real Estate. She believes every client deserves a quick response, open communication and a pro-active broker who goes out of her way to give clients an easy, straight forward and enjoyable Real Estate experience. When not helping clients, she is busy chasing around her twin son and daughter and spending time with her husband (yep, that Star QB) around town.
Digits: (425) 765-2547
Meet Travis. We bet you’ve never met anyone born in Alaska….well, now you have! Our very own Travis Jorgensen was born in Anchorage, AK …we think the brutal cold weather must have contributed to him being a stone ‘cold’ negotiator as Travis is one of the best deal makers we’ve ever seen. His ability to think outside the box for his clients while maintaining a professional demeanor is truly special. He developed his more friendly side here in the great Northwest, and spent 24 years in the Automotive business as a coach, manager and leader for some of the best dealerships in the Puget Sound including Barrier Mercedes. If you ask any of Travis' past clients what makes him an special, they will probably mention his gift for communication, that he truly cares about helping clients achieve their goals, and is passionate about doing things the right way. Travis grew up in Real Estate as his father was in custom home designer & builder, so you could say Real Estate is in his blood. He’s a ‘workaholic’ and we couldn’t be more proud to have him at Rylee Park. He credits his passion for success to his desire to be a great father to his daughters Kate & Emma. When he is not at work, you will likely find him watching his daughters at soccer or cheer, or flying down a mountain in the Winter (skiing) or drugging up one in the Summer (hiking).
Digits: (206) 861-3707