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Seattle Market Update with Scott Dickinson & Mike Shapiro

Seattle Market Update with Scott Dickinson & Mike Shapiro

Join Scott Dickinson, Side’s Designated Broker of Washington, and Mike Shapiro, acclaimed entrepreneur, investor and author, as they dig into the current state of the Seattle real estate market. Learn what agents should be doing right now to ensure they thrive through the shift.


Scott Dickinson

As the Managing Broker of Washington for Side, Scott brings a career of real estate knowledge and experience to his role. A self-described “recovering attorney”, Scott often relies on his legal background when assisting agents. Whether that’s overcoming a contract issue or negotiating the best terms for our clients, Scott’s prior career as an attorney helps inform the guidance and decisions he, and agents throughout the state, make.

Prior to becoming a Managing Broker, Scott worked with both buyers and sellers throughout the Puget Sound market. From first time home buyers, to individual investors, and corporations, Scott advised buyers and sellers of residential real estate who wanted unfiltered and unbiased advice. Eventually, the opportunity to help develop the skills and oversee the business activities of agents presented itself and he moved into management.

Here at Side, Scott works directly with our Partners and Associates to ensure they receive the support and training they deserve in order to be the most competitive and competent agents in the industry.


Mike Shapiro

Mike S. Shapiro is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker, corporate coach and Forbes book author whose risk-inclined and results-oriented methods help individuals and organizations leverage insights for stellar results, including building his multi-billion-dollar business. He is also a co-founder,  and managing director with Plunk, a Seattle-based real estate, financial services technology startup.

Mike’s system is based on skills he developed as a market maker and trader with the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. There, he learned the value of paying attention to what’s in front of us – “reading the tape” – and how to use information to predict behaviors, leverage opportunities and achieve game-changing results and lifelong satisfaction.

It’s the same method he used when he purchased a nearly bankrupt real estate firm in coastal Orange County, California during the 2008 “Great Recession” and that he sold 10 years later to create the world’s second-largest Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage, with  1,200 agents and annual sales exceeding $7 billion. He’s also used this system to coach 1,000+ real estate agents to greater success, including many who now rank among the “Top 20” agents in the U.S.

Mike – who describes himself as “cold and calculating as a trader and as empathetic as a golden retriever, which is why I have a 50% approval rating” – approaches life and work with a commitment to joy: the joy he finds in helping others and the joy they experience when they realize that success is achievable.

He’s a frequent speaker at conferences and universities, a featured guest on television news shows and podcasts, a ForbesBook author and a sought-after expert on real estate and investing for local and national business publications. His perspectives on real estate and equity markets are available via his weekly blog ( and soon, his podcast will launch on ForbesRadio.

About Side

Side is the industry’s only real estate brokerage platform, empowering the very best agents, teams and indie brokers to create and grow their own companies — without the time, cost or risk of operating a brokerage. Unlike consumer-facing brokerage brands, Side works behind the scenes to provide our partners with time-saving technology and premier support services. This way, they’re free to focus on what matters most: serving their clients and communities. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

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