Toby Lumpkin, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker for Sotheby's International Realty, is recognized as one of Seattle's most respected real estate professionals. Toby is one of the city's premier luxury home, condominium and waterfront brokers. Toby has successfully represented CEOs of major companies, tech executives as well as countless referrals from friends and colleagues.
Being a sought after advisor Toby is quoted in international papers and appears regularly in news media. Recent examples include The Wall Street Journal.
Toby Lumpkin graduated from the University of Washington with a Building Construction Management degree and earned two varsity letters as an oarsman for the legendary University of Washington rowing team. Toby spent 18 years in the construction industry. Early in his career he did projects for leading companies such as Boeing, IKEA and Spieker Properties. He then moved into building luxury homes and has worked with many of the Northwest's leading architects. He loves real estate and great design. In his spare time he coaches youth sports, skis, hikes, bikes, pursues photography
People say the nicest things…
“Toby is an invaluable resource for a new home owner or seller. He has a vast knowledge of construction and his advice cannot be found in your average real estate person. We could not have completed our sales transaction without him. He assisted with our landscaping needs, walking us through inspections etc. I cannot say enough good things about him. He will be our go to real estate guy for ALL our projects in the future..”
"In addition to his background in construction that proves to be helpful when you’re looking at properties and need suggestions on possible improvements and/or the quality of the home, one of Toby’s qualities that I most appreciated was that he remained calm and level-headed throughout the home buying process. We were looking for a home in a very competitive area, and there seemed to be many buyers making offers that they may regret in the end. When we asked for his opinion on matters, I felt he always gave an honest answer that had our best interest in mind."
“Toby helped me purchase a home in 2011 when I relocated from London. His extensive knowledge in the Seattle area as well as construction was an invaluable help, I don't know what I would have done without Toby!
I really appreciated that Toby was able to help me assess estimated time and expenses related with renovation if certain parts of the houses that I've seen needed re-work from his construction experience. Also, Toby was great in connecting me to reliable contacts to inspect the house after I put an offer in, as well as after-sale, with contractors to maintain the house.
Toby really does provide a great end-to-end service, from house-hunting to moving in. He's become a family friend!.”