SOURCE: ek Real Estate Group

January 10, 2008 17:06 ET

From East Coast to Eastside: Daughter of a Legend Joins ek Real Estate Group

Eastside Condo Specialist Extends Team's Range of Services

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - ek Real Estate Group just expanded its team to meet rising demands for service in the rapidly growing Eastside neighborhoods. Anna Novikoff, a downtown Bellevue and Kirkland condominium specialist, joined the innovative, team-based firm in December, bringing two decades of experience on both the east and west coasts.

Novikoff, who spent the first ten years of her legendary real estate career serving condo buyers and sellers on the East Coast and the past ten years assisting Eastside clients, has a special connection with the Pacific Northwest. She is the daughter of Ivan Novikoff, renowned ballet master and Russian émigré, who founded the Novikoff School of Russian-American Ballet in Seattle in the early 1930s.

President of a 222-unit condo complex for several years, she is also longtime author of a newsletter advising condo seekers and sellers on everything from pricing to legal issues. "My move to ek Real Estate Group," explains Novikoff, "allows me to elevate the services I provide to a whole new level. With ek Real Estate Group's cutting-edge tools and technologies, this company is plugged into real estate marketing for the future."

"Anna's extensive experience in the Eastside condo market is a significant asset for our customers," says Edward Krigsman, President and CEO of ek Real Estate Group. "So many of our clients are relocating to the Eastside -- empty nesters as well as young professionals employed by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, and other high-tech companies. This is what is driving the upsurge of new residential construction in Bellevue. Anna's considerable knowledge and experience in this market will serve our clients well."

Novikoff's strong track record in condo sales is another advantage for the company's clients, according to Krigsman. "People in condo communities recommend Anna aggressively to each other because she produces superior results. In one of Bellevue's best buildings, Anna has listed or sold over 20% of the homes."

Novikoff holds a B.F.A. degree from New York's Pratt Institute. Prior to her real estate career, she was an advertising executive for eight years in New York City, where she ran a design firm that served the music and entertainment industries. Notable clients included the Bee Gees, James Brown, and other pop music legends as well as producers of Broadway shows including "The King & I."

About ek Real Estate Group

ek Real Estate Group is an innovative residential real estate brokerage that employs a team-based approach to serving discerning home buyers, sellers, and real estate developers. The company differs from most real estate firms, where agents work independently. Instead, ek Real Estate Group leverages the expertise of a team of specialists -- through integrated processes, systems, and tools -- to deliver the highest value to each customer. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit www.ekreg.com, or call 206 | 374 | 9400.

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