Seattle Area REALTOR / Interior Designer / Senior Real Estate Specialist
Riitta Kivi, REALTOR is originally from Helsinki, Finland but has lived in the Seattle area for 18 years and 30 years in the United States. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from Florida State University (FIDER accredited) and certification from the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ #019966).
Her passion for design and architecture led her to start her own interior design business where she worked in the luxury home market on some of the largest and most expensive homes in the country. She also managed the “Holidays in the White House” project for a former U.S. president’s library. References from high profile clients commend her honesty, integrity, and quality service.
Riitta obtained her broker’s license to continue her 20 year career in the real estate industry. Her background and eye for detail enables her to help sellers with home staging, professional photography, and effective marketing services. Home buyers will also benefit from her design, education and negotiating background—not to mention her sense of humor that makes home selling and buying a more fun process.
No home is too large or too small as Riitta enjoys working with all different kinds of clients. She is very knowledgeable on the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and she completed the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation because of her love for older people and understanding of their housing needs. Riitta designed numerous places for the elderly around the country, and researched both European and American independent/assisted living and Alzheimer’s/dementia care facilities (having lost her own grandmother to this horrible illness).
Riitta loves photography, travelling, nature, wildlife, gardening and hiking in the Cascades mountains. She also scuba dives, is very health conscious, and engages in arts and volunteer work. In addition to satisfied clients and a strong referral base, her family and friends are an important part of her life.
She loves the Pacific Northwest and is here to stay!