About Our Team

Our winning approach

Elite Kirkland Homes consists of a team of expert real estate professionals living and working in Kirkland. Established in 2008, we stand out as one of the premier luxury real estate groups on Seattle’s Eastside. We specialize in waterfront and water view homes on Lake Washington.

We give you the facts up front and explain all of your options and benefits. With us, you’ll have a rich and fully informative consultation unlike any other.

When planning to purchase your new home, we review contracts and negotiating strategies with you beforehand. This way, you’ll be prepared to take full advantage of the real estate market.

Our team of support staff and vetted referrals in title, escrow, lending, and inspection are at-the-ready to facilitate your goals.

At our foundation, our business comes from referrals. We work hard to ensure that your home purchase and/or  sale is a success. The proof of our success comes from our clients.

Meet The Elite Kirkland Homes Team

Karen Balkin, Founder and Director   

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Kristine Hidalgo, Operations Manager

Ted Mansfield, Lead Home Buyer’s Broker

Natalie Ward, Home Buyer’s Broker