Vija Williams Pronunciation: “Vee-uh”
Vija Williams is based in the Seattle area. She heads an award winning team of real estate specialists in the greater Seattle area focusing on the move-up and luxury segments. The Vija Team is the #1 residential resale real estate team at the Keller Williams Eastside office, and is in the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide for volume sold. Vija is the Director of Growth for the Ben Kinney Brokerages, which comprises 6 Keller Williams market centers throughout Washington State from Bellingham to Tacoma.
Vija entered the residential real estate industry in 2001 after a successful career doing marketing and sales for builders and developers. She has been an award wining Realtor ever since, consistently performing in the top 1% of the nation in sales volume. In 2009-10 Vija took time off to have her third child. She researched and assessed the shifted market and re-entered the industry at a new brokerage, Keller Williams, in January 2011, intentionally targeting the luxury real estate market. As a result of this renewed focus and energy, Vija tripled her luxury portfolio by 2013. She closed $9M in sales in 2012, and finished 2016 at $70M in sold volume with over 30% in the high-end and luxury segment.
She has appeared on the main stage at real estate conferences around the country including the main stage with Gary Keller at the “Family Reunion,” and “Mega Camp,” Keller Williams’ two national events, Inman Connect, Inman Luxury Connect and more. She is a multiple panelist at the prestigious Inman Connect conference, and was a featured speaker at the Zillow Premier Agent Forum in Las Vegas. She has participated on many real estate association panels. She co-hosted a weekly radio show in the Seattle area called “Real Estate Radio Via Vija” which aired on KKNW 1150 AM and Blog Talk Radio. She is in demand as a trainer teaching agents how to increase their price point and move into the luxury market with her groundbreaking “Move Into Luxury: Double your Price Point” class that she teaches around the country, how to structure your real estate team, how to start and how to grow a successful real estate business. Vija is in the coveted Gary Keller Mastermind Top Agent Group at Keller Williams. Vija is a MAPS coach, which is the Keller Williams coaching division and she coaches agents in productivity, increasing their price points, and team growth. Vija is a Certified Residential Specialist, a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and on the leadership board for the Keller Williams Realty International Luxury Division.
A Seattle area native, Vija graduated from University Prep High School in Seattle. She received a BA in Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She has been married to her husband Ben Williams for 20 years and lives in Kirkland, WA with her three highly active kids aged 9, 15, and 17.
Awards & Designations
Certified Residential Specialist, Realtor, Keller Williams Luxury Certification, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, EcoBroker