John L. Scott Celebrates New Home In Olde Burien

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by Janet Grella

Nearly 150 guests celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting party of BTB Advertiser John L. Scott’s new offices Thursday (Oct. 16th) in Olde Burien:

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Local business owners, friends, neighbors and John L. Scott’s family of agents enjoyed live music by OTC, as well as plenty of food and refreshments inside this historic building located at the corner of 152nd SW and SW 10 Ave in Burien (EDITOR’S NOTE: the BTB has been advised that this location was the site of the Burien Post Office in the middle of the last century).

John L. Scott moved its office to Olde Burien on September 1st, and this event, sponsored by the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, served as the official grand opening.

There were plenty of B-Town luminaries on hand, including Burien Mayor Joan McGilton.

Owner Tony Hettler said in an interview with the B-Town Blog earlier this week that “Coming to Olde Burien is another step in cementing Scott’s 40-year relationship with this community.”

The commitment to community was apparent when the office managing broker Greg Johnson, and his team, pitched a tent outside of their new office and distributed water to Burien’s Art Walk participants during their first week at their new location. Tony assured us that all the agents are enjoying the shopping and restaurants located outside their door.

Hettler joined John L. Scott 19 years ago as a realtor. He purchased John L. Scott, Des Moines in May 2006 where he is owner/broker, and finalized the purchase of the Burien office in May of this year.

“This is the first time that corporate has sold existing offices. We are now a franchise office, like many independent John L. Scott offices in the area”, said Hettler.

Hettler is optimistic about the current real estate market due to “lower prices and lower interest rates”. In fact, Hettler told us “greater Des Moines pending sales are up over 80% in the period of September 2007-September 2008.”

As this reporter pulled herself out of the shrimp bowl, and downed my last potato chip, I was asked by Tony and Team to invite all of our readers to stop by. You can probably enjoy some leftover cake and punch if you act fast enough!

Find John L. Scott, Burien at 930 SW 152nd Street (see map below).

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