2020 Year In Review

Januray 5, 2021

I think it is safe to say we all collectively sighed in relief as the clock struck midnight and we were officially in 2021. This past year presented many challenges in our professional and personal lives, but we were still able to do some incredible things that made 2020 special in its own way. Here is our 2020 year in review!

New Website

We started the year with an exciting launch of our new website! We spent the latter half of 2019 working to create a website that combined the robust tools that Windermere offers, while maintaining the We Are Kirkland branding that we have built over the years. With the help of our trusted team we were able to launch in February. While you’re here, click around! You may discover something new on our website! 


7 Hills Of Kirkland - Shifting Gears 

Each May we look forward to the annual 7 Hills of Kirkland bike ride benefiting Attain Housing and their mission. This year they shifted gears to facilitate a month long ride for those who wanted to participate. We were proud to once again sponsor this important event for our community and are so thankful for the entire Attain Housing team for adapting to the circumstances. 


#BusinessHeroes Campaign

Attain Housing approached us in the summer to be part of their #BusinessHeroes campaign, which was aimed at garnering the support of the local business community to help raise money so they could continue to operate and help homeless families in need. This year more than ever these families needed our help, and with the lack of in-person fundraisers, this effort was extremely important. We were happy to help raise money by spreading the word among our colleagues and throughout social media. Thank you to everyone who joined our efforts to help our community! 


Broker Appreciation Month

This year we wanted to do something special to honor our brokers who make up our incredible team, so we established the very first Broker Appreciation Month! Throughout the month the brokers received gifts, hand written notes, and different ways to engage in a fun way. One of the most fun parts of the month was our team participating in our “Happy” music video. Although distanced from each other, our collective effort made us feel closer than ever. Watch the video here


Launching the podcast - PNW Mike Check

One of the most exciting things that happened this past year was the launch of PNW Mike Check! This podcast features Mike Connolly, owner & designated broker of Windermere Kirkland, as well as facilitator Sofia Nikssarian. In each episode Mike & Sofia interview someone in the real estate industry. With each episode listeners can get a new view of the world of real estate and what goes into it. You can listen on Apple and Spotify, or watch on Youtube


New We Are Kirkland Construction 

Technically this construction was not just limited to 2020, but we have made significant strides in the progress of building our new office. We are so thankful to our team of architects, designers, engineers, construction workers, and everyone who has helped the building move forward in 2020. Although we had our challenges this past year, we are on schedule to complete the building in 2021. Stay tuned for more! 


We are thankful for the learning opportunities we had this past year and we look forward to what this new year may bring us! We hope to continue to cross your path either through a blog post, podcast, newsletter, or hopefully even a visit to our new office! 

Our goal at Windermere Kirkland is to be a resource for the community. Aside from helping you buy or sell your home, our team is dedicated to adding value to our city. Every other Tuesday we will be posting a blog post highlighting different people, businesses, communities, and more throughout Kirkland. Stay tuned!