Vija owns and runs The Vija Group at Keller Williams Eastside. This team of residential real estate specialists focus on the move-up and luxury segments in the Seattle, Washington market. The Vija Group is in the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide for volume sold. Keller Williams Worldwide has over 170,000 agents.
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 winning 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 upper-end 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 by 2016 to the present, Vija Group consistently closes between $60-$70M in sales volume in the high-end and luxury segment.
She has appeared on 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. She is a multiple panelist at the prestigious Inman Connect conference. 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 was a featured speaker at the Zillow Summit event in Las Vegas in October 2016. She hosts a weekly vlog titled: “Friday Coffee with Vija” featured on YouTube and VijaCentral.com.
She is in demand as a trainer and a coach with real estate agents focusing on how to build and grow their real estate team and how to increase their price point. Vija is in the coveted Gary Keller Mastermind Top Agent Group at Keller Williams.
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 where she is active in her community including being the Vice President of the board of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Organization. She has three highly active kids aged 9, 15, and 17.