About Lake Real Estate

Lake & Company Real Estate began in 1982 with a simple goal: be Seattle’s best real estate company and serve the entire region. The following philosophy was written by Founder Michael Skahen and is the foundation on which the company was built.




We believe in Real Estate and home ownership, and therefore have fun helping people achieve it.


We strive to do everything better than the other companies.


The client’s needs come first.


Clients are treated as if they are a member of our family. The Golden Rule!

Our central location on the shores of Green Lake is ideally suited for easy access to all areas and as a member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Independent Broker Association (IBA), and National Association of Realtors (NAR), Lake & Company is positioned to provide the best service available in today’s market.

As a result, Lake & Company has grown to become Seattle’s most productive independent real estate office, supporting more than eighty superior professional Realtors. Through commitment to quality, not size, Lake & Company carefully guards its reputation for excellence rather than simply relying on a national name, for, without a national name, we must rely on only our reputation for superior service to compete.