Real Estate Expertise
I wanted to build a Real Estate Firm that is reverent, knowledgeable in technology & comfortable in connecting with the needs & wants of our Luxury high net worth clientele.
Today Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty is able to deliver the best residential real estate experience possible for all of our clients in a positive, productive environment.
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When you work with Joseph and Randi not only do you get thirty-four years of experience and knowledge but also a support team dedicated to your needs. The leadership team is committed to operating with the utmost integrity, and to the success of its members and clientele.
Joseph Brazen began his career in 1979 selling $60,000 dollar homes in Anaheim, California at Tarbell Realtors. Joseph started his first business, Brazen Group Realty, in 1991 in Glendale, California. However, his heart was calling for the crown jewel of the Northwest, Bellevue, Washington. Here Joseph, his wife Randi and three daughters have been living for the past twenty one years. After working for William Bain of what is now Coldwell Banker Bain, Joseph opened the doors to his second real estate firm in Downtown Bellevue.
Focusing on people and communication, Joseph Brazen built the premiere boutique real estate office on the Eastside. A natural pairing occurred when Sotheby’s International Realty selected Brazen Real Estate to be their first Sotheby’s International Realty office in Washington State.
Joseph is Sotheby’s International Realty and so are his team of brokers. Throughout the years Joseph is mentor and teacher to a multitude of brokers, which is where he found his niche and passion, cultivating successful agents. With over 35 years of experience in all kinds of markets Joseph has the ability to teach brokers how to use the Sotheby’s Realty tools to move their career forward in extraordinary ways.
Randi Brazen has been a well-known name in Pacific Northwest luxury real estate for the past 20 years, however this hasn’t been her first leading role. Before launching her real estate career, Randi was a popular Hollywood actress, appearing in more than 50 television shows and movies. Today, she stars in luxury real estate by helping the Northwest’s most discriminating buyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams. Randi prides herself on her luxury service and is passionate about working with ambitious high net worth individuals who are attracted to the esteemed neighborhoods of Bellevue and the Eastside.
A true connoisseur of lifestyles, Randi thrives off of matching the personality of her clients to the personality of a community which allows her to find their perfect home. Randi is devoted to Bellevue, with boundless opportunity for professionals, nationally acclaimed schools, affluent shopping, clean air and beautiful topography she couldn’t think of a better place to raise her three daughters.
What separates Randi are not only her experience and professionalism but also the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand. Randi loves having a truly global mindset when it comes to helping real estate clients far and wide as well as locally.
Director of Operations
As director of operations Karene Stackman uses her 25 years of experience in real estate to guarantee proper transaction management. Karene oversees all of the outgoing and incoming referrals throughout the network. Her attention to detail combined with her prior knowledge provide exceptional client satisfaction.
Daughter of owners Joseph and Randi, Taylor is a graduate of University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. In her role as executive assistant Taylor serves as right hand to Joseph and Randi. Very concise, efficient and a mirror image of her parents, Taylor is integral in assuring your experience is a positive and seamless one.
“The Brazens really made selling our home something fun and special… It was great to work with such a professional, caring and helping family… and we thank them!”
-Randy Hearn, Bellevue
“Joseph and Randi’s warmth and grace under pressure is a rock for those who know them. Through personal relationships and business dealings they have always looked out for our best interest. We are so grateful for that.”
-Judy and Marc Sidell, Medina
“The Brazens are just absolutely the best. In terms of the Bellevue community, they have been helping kids for a long, long time. I admire them so much. They are the epitome of people who have worked hard and continue to work hard to strengthen the weakest links of the community They are very generous, they are supporters. An they donate their time and their treasure.”
-Trish Carpenter, Bellevue Lifespring
One of the avenues Joseph and Randi use to donate their time, energy and money to give back to the community is Bellevue Lifespring. Founded in 1911 as the Overlake Service League, Bellevue Lifespring is one of Bellevue’s oldest organizations. Their mission is to foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that feed, clothe, and educate. Joseph is a member of the board and Randi can be seen here donating her time to spread the message for Bellevue’s youth.
520 Bar and Grill
Entrepreneurs to the core, Joseph and Randi built one of their most notable endeavors 10 years ago. Joseph and Randi decided that their 126 year old building in the heart of Downtown Bellevue on Main Street would be a great place to open a restaurant. What started as a small neighborhood bar and grill has now transformed into one of Bellevue’s favorite local spots to go for food, fun, and cocktails. Just this year 520 Bar and Grill was voted Best Bar by the reader’s of 425 magazine.
Make a reservation today at http://520barandgrill.com/
Brazen in the News
Whether it’s in regards to their knowledge of the real estate market, their restaurant 520 Bar and Grill, or their endeavors in the community Joseph and Randi insist on being contributors to a better tomorrow. As members of AREAA, Old Bellevue Merchants Association, Bellevue Lifespring, and many other local and international organizations they are always collaborating with others to create a brighter future. Here you can find Randi on King 5’s New Day Northwest where she is the spokeswoman for Luxury Real Estate with host Margaret Larson.
Joseph and Randi take pride in forming connections around the world. Whether through Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty, 520 Bar and Grill, or their love of traveling they are consistently establishing relationships. As members of various organizations Randi and Joseph attend conferences and gatherings to improve their businesses. Pictured here at the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s Global & Luxury Summit in Chicago Illinois where they spent the weekend networking with real estate brokers from across the globe.
Catching up with Joseph and Randi Brazen in The Points Living – by Risé Hirsch. After building a business, starting a restaurant, and getting 3 kids through college, most people would be thinking about retirement and enjoying the proverbial “fruits of their labor”. If it was me, I would be lounging in a hammock in Tortuga, drinking rum out of coconuts and finding creative ways to spend my kids inheritance. But for Joseph and Randi Brazen, they’re just shifting into 2nd gear. Read More.
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