A five year winner of Seattle Magazine’s 5-Star Best in Satisfaction Survey of Real Estate Agents, and a eleven year veteran of Pacific Northwest real estate, Heidi Ward’s passion, drive, and empathy -- combined with an astute understanding of the process of negotiation -- has proven to be a winning combination.
She and her husband Rick, also a Managing Partner in 360 Modern, live in a modern home they built in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. Having lived for many years on Queen Anne, and now with two children attending Magnolia’s Catharine Blaine school, Heidi is deeply entrenched in both communities. Focusing intently in this small geographic area has allowed Heidi to cultivate a depth of knowledge and expertise regarding current and past inventory, essential in assessing a home’s value—in any market.
Q & A
Q: If you could have dinner with any modern living or dead architect, who would it be and what kinds of questions would you ask?
A: Al Bumgardner. I’ve heard he was fun and interesting to party with.
Q: How did you get started in modern real estate and what was your driving force for joining 360 Modern?
A: I’ve always been fascinated by modern architecture, even as a kid. My grandmother was an extremely fashionable woman with great style; classic cigarette pants, bouffant hair, Danish Modern furniture. Throughout my career, I have found unique modern homes for my clients. Then I married Rick, who was passionate about Modern. Honing our sense as an a couple, we remodeling houses together. It was because of our first foray into a Modern spec home that we found 360 Modern. It was after contacting Richard Corff to feature our house that we became actively involved, eventually buying into the company.
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
A: A Kindle, Chapstick, and a really great bottle of wine.
Q: If you were a rock star, what one odd thing would you put in your contract rider?
A: I would absolutely have to be housed in accommodations that included fabulously iconic modern furniture and art on the walls – at all times.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge when working with a Northwest Modern seller?
A: When people inappropriately update or remodel a classic northwest modern home, and don’t understand how the money they have put into it has decreased not increased the value of their home.
Q: What is your favorite drink?
A: Pimms Cup (recipe) muddled cucumber rollover recipe
Q:What is the last book you read?
A: The Help
Q: If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
A: Angelina Jolie. She is married to Brad Pitt, who is extremely interested in and fond of modern architecture.
Q: If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
A: I'm reading the "Little House on the Prairie" books to my kids right now, and it seems like Laura Ingalls Wilder had a really interesting life.
Q: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Number of shoes in closet
Maybe 20, not counting snow boots and golf shoes (not enough!!!)
Number of modern homes sold?
A LOT, actually. I'm doing almost 100% modern business.
Favorite mid-century furniture or decorative item?
I have a beautiful Danish Modern sideboard that was actually given to me as a gift by a 360 client after I listed his home!