IAN PORTER | Principal Broker
Direct: 206-673-3419 | firstname.lastname@example.org
With his mother and grandmother working as real estate agents in Spokane, residential housing was the Porter family business, and Ian Porter grew up speaking the language. In 2001, after a short stint in technology, Ian took an apprenticeship to become a Certified Residential Appraiser. By 2003 he was a Chief Appraiser running his own appraisal business, working with agents, contractors, and mortgage lenders appraising homes in Seattle and the Eastside. His company expanded almost immediately, and Ian managed a team of appraisers to help cover the demand.
In 2009, Ian had the opportunity to shift his business to be on the sales side of real estate. Leveraging his ten years as an appraiser, Ian had a competitive edge as a land broker, where he often sourced undervalued land in the Puget Sound area. In 2011, Ian partnered with Dustin Van Wyck, establishing VWP Real Estate. This partnership created a striking synergy, bringing unique real estate industry knowledge to every deal. What began as a court appointment, pairing short sales and other distressed properties with land developers to reinvent and reinvest in the areas, expanded into new construction sales, home sale consultation, and residential real estate. As VWP Real Estate increased its reach, Ian’s reputation as an industry expert solidified, and buyers, sellers, and land developers understood the value \he and his team brought to every deal.
Ian is an innovator and thought leader in the land acquisition and new construction vertical. He often counsels other agents, developers, and individual families on the nuances of buying and selling land. Ian offers his experience and perspective at no cost – looking to help educate those in the area interested in the revitalization and development of land. He is one of the foremost industry experts in the area, advising others on the ins and outs of building in the Seattle area.
In the last 10 years, VWP has experienced explosive growth, becoming the #1 team in residential transactions at Windermere and the #1 team in land acquisition in King County. VWP is the trusted real estate team for developers and residential homeowners; their depth and breadth of expertise in land acquisition, new construction sales, and residential representation is unparalleled in the Seattle/Eastside area. Ian is known for his consultative style, problem-solving ability, and vast industry knowledge. He supports the Windermere Foundation, donating portions of every real estate transaction towards ending housing insecurity. He also supports Mary’s Place and has built tiny houses for LIHI, Low Income Housing Institute here in Seattle.