Fonte ConductingIt started when I was 14. It was my first opportunity to conduct a symphony orchestra. I took the conductor’s score home, following along with a recording of Mozart’s ‘Andante & Allegro’; I identified whom I needed to communicate with, so that the melody would be clear to the listener. Hours of perfecting my patterns, and my movements, so that the orchestra would know exactly what I wanted them to do. Phrasing and rhythm had to be internalized so that I could communicate and control the entire group. Everything needed to be memorized… all the parts… all the phrases… to assure a gorgeous timbre was played by all. Yet, I couldn’t make a single sound…

Even at 14, I knew what I expected. No one would get away with giving less than what was needed to serve the music. I can remember some instrumentalists complaining that I expected them to play the 16th note runs, in tempo. Of course, I did! How else would the phrase be propelled as it needed to be?

After 25 years of leading, directing, creating, performing, I have found myself doing the same job but with a new set of players, and a new checklist. No longer do I have to verify that the trumpets are playing in Bb or C. Now I verify if I am hitting our target buyer’s needs and wants. Telling the story about a home, a neighborhood or a lifestyle is up to me – just like conducting an orchestra. Again, I don’t make any of the sound, but the message has to be tailored to the recipient and to make sense, no, to captivate them.

Though, there is a small minority of buyers (typically investors), that do not engage emotionally in the buying process. Most buyers make a decision based on emotion and subsequently, solidify their choice with logic.

Why our properties sell is because we pay attention to the story that the home, the neighborhood, and the lifestyle provides to the next owner. Technology delivers the message immediately; the speed of the message is lightning fast (in real time). For properties on the market today, the first impression is almost always the ONLY impression.

Another reason my team’s marketing works is because we understand human nature, in that, we all want significance. Many of the orchestras I conducted were made up of volunteers. My job was to make the many sound as one unit. This is counterintuitive to most ego-driven performers. To do that, I had to make sure the musicians felt important and valued. When the 2nd violin playing in the 4th row felt valued, she performed better. When she played better, we would all sound better. The reality is; this was about them, not me. When they sparkled, the music was served. When the music was served, we all won!

When the buyer’s values are identified and met, they are emotionally engaged. This is crucial to ensuring that buyers commit to a property, and stick with it until the closing.

We are all in sales. Teachers, parents, politicians, lawyers, even you! What you need to remember is; IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU! It is about THEM!

I am committed to providing the finest Real Estate services possible, through strong and lasting relationships, where your needs are seen, felt and met.


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Deuxième Prix (Magna Cum Laudi) Concours de Trombone en Performance
Masters of Arts Performance (Trombone)
Conservatoire de Musique de Québec à Montréal
Première Prix (Suma Cum Laudi) Concours en Musique de Chambre
Masters of Arts Performance (Chamber Music)
Conservatoire de Musique de Québec à Montréal
Bachelor of Arts Performance (Suma Cum Laudi) (Trombone)
Conservatoire de Musique de Québec à Montréal

Professional Real Estate Designations

REIA – Real Estate Investment Analyst
Recipient of the 2009 Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals
Recipient of 5-Star Best in Client Satisfaction 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Certified Negotiation Expert
Washington Department of Licensing Associate Broker License
E-Pro Designation
Authorized Online Agent
Assistant Manager – John L. Scott – Bellevue Main Branch
Recipient of the 2006 Rookie of the Year for John L Scott (Company wide 4,700 agents)
Recipient of John L Scott President’s Gold 2006 / 2007
Certified Mentor – John L Scott
Certified Real Estate Instructor – Washington Department of Licensing
John L Scott Residential Specialist (licensed)
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Seeing my client’s dreams realized and being a part of their wonderful adventure, is something I take pride in. As you look through this site, I trust my approach resonates with you.

I am a Certified Negotiation Expert (less than 1% of agents nationwide). I hold a Real Estate Investment Analyst designation as well.

My negotiations skillfully engage in persuasive conversations that produce agreements.

You will benefit from my precise knowledge of contracts. Taking responsibility for your transaction is paramount to me.

This attention to detail is another attribute that sets me apart from the rest.

  • I am adept in the art of asking the right questions.
  • Differentiating between Negotiating and Haggling.
  • I identify what we are negotiating for with shrewd questions.
  • I employ disarming inquiries to evoke solutions.
  • Engaging questions help me discover with whom we are negotiating.

If this resonates with you, let’s connect. 206.713.3244 Emmanuel@EmmanuelFonte.com