The Waln Team

The Waln Team, with 30+ years combined experience in residential and commercial real estate in the Seattle Metro market, is uniquely qualified to help clients achieve their real estate goals. Residential real estate remains as much a core strength as our investment real estate business, as we help most clients with all of their real estate needs.

Having helped clients through a wide variety of real estate transactions — literally thousands of times — ranging from a 1st-time buyer to a move-up buyer, to various investment purchase options, The Waln Team brings experience to client transactions that result in a more efficient, stress-free and profitable transaction.

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Tamara Waln

President

Tamara Waln is a successful business driver whose entrepreneurial instincts and clarity of vision have carried multiple companies through rapid and continuous growth. She embraces the core values of integrity, teamwork, quality, and innovation.

Tamara began her career earning experience in the arenas of accounting, sales, marketing and account management in the high-tech industry. During her 10 years at Microsoft, Tamara managed Microsoft’s largest direct accounts, fronted high-profile projects, and led channel strategies. Tamara is distinguished by her passion for business, focus on collaborative team-building, and commitment to exceed customer expectations and market demands.

Tamara successfully brought her hard-earned corporate experience to the real estate industry in 2004 where she was highlighted from the beginning in local media and at her brokerage as a market leader and innovator. She continued her success in real estate, creating new companies in 2013 and 2017 that are the natural result of her extensive journey in the world of corporate America and the entrepreneurial arenas of real estate sales and investments. Building on these successes, Tamara is ideally suited to build synergistic teams that drive innovative real estate and investment solutions. Her combined passions of technology, interior design and streamlining systems find expression in her ability to serve her clients well.

Paul Waln

Chief Executive Office

An industry expert with more than 25 years of successful experience in real estate, Paul Waln has a proven ability to create and implement profitable real estate opportunities.  He has earned multiple “Lifetime Achievement” awards and the exclusive “Circle of Legends” designation with RE/MAX, the top producing real estate brokerage in the world.  Paul is the 4th generation to work in real estate, both in sales and development, and is driven by the desire to exceed client expectations with outstanding results and a quality product.

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in finance, beginning his career as a financial analyst in institutional asset management where he was exposed to the inner workings of real estate holdings for large institutions.  His experience includes acquisition and management of properties ranging from individual primary residences, apartment buildings, shopping malls, tech-flex and warehouses to an office and retail space.

Early on, Paul made the decision to specialize his real estate efforts for his clients and their families to buy and sell their primary residences, as well as provide guidance and services for clients to acquire apartment buildings and other investments to help them build personal financial wealth.

Paul dedicated his time and resources over the years to educating his clients about the world of buying and selling homes and investing in real estate.  A dynamic public speaker, Paul has personally conducted 1,000+ seminars on real estate and investing, as well as co-hosted a talk show about real estate topics on the Bloomberg Radio Network in Seattle.

Paul continues to provide exemplary service to his clients with their personal and investment real estate needs.  He is also passionate about developing and building luxury homes in the Seattle Metro area with specific emphasis on the Eastside in Kirkland and West Bellevue where he resides.

In addition to a distinguished career in real estate, Paul served honorably in the United States Air Force and holds multiple aeronautical ratings including commercial pilot.

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Accomplishments that distinguish The Waln Team from other real estate professionals include:

  • 30+ years combined real estate experience
  • 10+ years top real estate sales team in Washington
  • 1 RE/MAX Circle of Legends Award
  • 3 RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 3,000+ real estate transactions
  • 500+ apartment buildings sold
  • 100+ successful multiple-offer Buyer scenarios — we’ve won ALL but 3
  • Syndications — attractive real estate investment opportunities
  • Creative real estate solutions:
    • Financing — owner, partnerships, joint ventures
    • Expanding investment portfolios
    • Long-term asset protection
    • Comprehensive investment solutions — maneuvering through lifetime events
  • Degrees in Finance and Business, institutional asset management experience, institutional equity trading, and corporate experience including 10 years at Microsoft