John L. Scott Real Estate
At John L. Scott Real Estate, our business is transactional excellence but our higher purpose is “Living Life as a ContributionTM.”
Once the family was settled, John L. began working as a sales associate for a local real estate company. In 1931, he established John L. Scott Real Estate, which has become one of the largest and most successful regional real estate companies in the nation. It now operates over 100 offices with over 3,000 agents throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and now California.
John L. Scott Real Estate is currently led by Chairman and CEO, J. Lennox Scott, John L.’s Grandson, who started working with the company as a sign painter when he was just ten years old. Thirteen years later, Lennox assumed leadership of the company.
Although online and mobile access to information on homes for sale, home value estimates, and research tools have become the norm, understanding the market and navigating the process of buying or selling a home is still complex. It's more important than ever to work with a real estate professional who has a level of expertise that goes beyond what a mobile app, online video, or website can do.
At John L. Scott Real Estate we take pride in offering areas of expertise that most clients don't even consider. For example, most buyers search for a home without taking into consideration the various market conditions that can affect the entire purchase process. Market seasonality, the backlog of buyers (also known as the competition), and an analysis of recent comparable sales all factor into an offer and acceptance strategy.
One of the top three things that clients want most from their Realtor® is help with negotiations. Many people think they're good at negotiating but oftentimes their experience is in haggling or bargaining, which is different than the art of negotiating. Keep in mind that typically, both buyers and sellers are emotionally invested. When it comes to something so deeply personal as a home, the importance of having a professional negotiation expert working for you is invaluable.
John L. Scott Real Estate Specialists understand that negotiation is both a skill-set as well as a mindset that helps a conversation transform into an agreement that’s a win for all parties. You definitely don't want to enlist the services of any real estate licensee whose only tactic is to split the difference and settle in the middle every time. So be sure to contact your John L. Scott Residential Specialist for your next transaction.
At John L. Scott Real Estate, we aim for transactional excellence with every home sale. What this means for our clients is that our professionals coordinate every detail of the real estate transaction. From the moment an offer has been mutually accepted by the buyer and the seller, our residential real estate specialists monitor the various inspections, appraisals, title, escrow, and loan processes. They communicate and collaborate with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction to ensure a smooth closing.
These are the types of details that often separate those who simply have a real estate license and John L. Scott Residential Specialists who are committed to the process of transactional excellence. We know you have plenty of personal matters to consider during a real estate transaction, and we want to make your journey to closing day as stress-free as possible.
Lennox is very involved with the National Association of REALTORS® as a member of the Large Residential Firms is recognized by the Swanepoel 200 as one of the top 10 Power Brokers in the nation. He holds a Certified Residential Broker (CRB) designation and a business degree from the University of Washington
Lennox is actively involved in the John L. Scott Foundation, which supports local Children’s Hospitals and children’s health care throughout the Pacific Northwest.
As John L. Scott’s senior executive, Phil is responsible for managing the company's financial policies, practices, and procedures, as well as operational oversight of the Finance, Human Resources, Legal, IT and Facilities departments. Phil also holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the John L. Scott Foundation.
As Vice President of Residential Success, he is responsible for all company-owned office operations, overseeing strategic growth, production, personnel, program and implementation, and profitability.
Howard’s mission is to educate, equip, and empower the real estate professional of the next generation. In his role as Vice President of Broker Excellence, Howard’s responsibilities include the ongoing growth of John L. Scott’s market and brand presence, developing marketing and technology integration strategies specific to the success of individual broker associates, and representing the company’s best interests in the evolving real estate industry.
As Vice President of Business Strategy, Jennifer works collaboratively with the leadership team to create successful offices and promote the John L. Scott culture. Strategic growth is one her top initiatives in order to attract the next generation of successful real estate brokers. Jennifer is also very involved in the Association of REALTORS® as an executive on her local board as well as a director on the state level.
As General Counsel of John L. Scott Real Estate, Jeannie oversees legal issues in all departments of the company, along with providing day-to-day counsel, education, and training of the branch office brokers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. In addition, Jeannie manages outside litigation counsel in handling claims, negotiates all company retail leases, and provides legal counsel on company corporate transactions and operations issues.
As Chief Information Officer, Teresa is responsible for defining and executing John L. Scott's technology innovations and business solutions.
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