Sam DeBord is a writer, technology consultant, and a Realtor. He is managing broker for Seattle Homes Group and VP of Strategic Growth for Coldwell Banker Danforth in Seattle. Sam is the 2017 President of Seattle King County REALTORS.
Industry Recognition and Involvement:
- National Association of REALTORS Strategic Thinking Committee, MLS Issues and Emerging Technology Advisory Board, MLS Issues and Policy Committee
- Washington REALTORS Vice-Chairman of Legislative Steering
- SP200’s top 20 Social Influencers
- Inman News’s Top 101 in Real Estate
- Writer for numerous publications and news outlets
Sam started his career in I.T. and management consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing guidance to tech startup companies in the Silicon Valley.
Seattle Homes Group is the top-producing team for Coldwell Banker Danforth, the top-producing full-service real estate office in the city of Seattle. The team’s success has been profiled in Realtor.com’s “A Day In My Life” series.
As a speaker and writer, Sam is known in the real estate industry for being on the cutting edge of issues ranging from technology to legislative policy. He has served as a director and spokesperson for local, state, and national REALTOR® organizations on the topics of industry technology, communications, and government affairs.
This site was created to aggregate all of Sam DeBord’s writing, published on outlets such as:
- REALTOR Magazine
- Swanepoel Trends Report
- WA REALTOR RE Magazine
- Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
- Geek Estate
- Inman News and Inman NEXT
- Realtor.com Pro/Consumer Advice
- Realtor.org YPN Blog
- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sam also speaks for real estate and technology events. Past speaking engagements include:
- Coldwell Banker GenBlue (Online success for real estate agents)
- Agent Reboot (Why your internet leads won’t call you back)
- Inman Real Estate Connect (Search Engine Optimization for real estate)
- Inman Real Estate Connect (Open Door Partners for Realtor Safety)
- Coldwell Banker Top Producers’ Retreat
- NAR Broker Summit (Data Driven Decision Making)
- NAR Tech Edge (Agent Reviews and Online Marketing)
- Realtor.com Results Summit (Digital Marketing and Engagement)
Please contact Sam directly if you have any questions, or if you have a story or speaking engagement you’d like help with.