Seattle Five Star award winner


Dorothy Driver

Managing Broker
Windermere Real Estate
4919 S Genesee St
Seattle, WA 98118
Office: 206-725-7255
Cell: 206-669-8891


I was born in Seattle and raised in Puyallup, home of the Western Washington Fair. I love spending time with my large extended family in the area. I enjoy being involved with the newly rejuvenated Rainier Beach Community Club and have served on the boards of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation, which owns and manages the Brighton Apartments, a senior-led, multigenerational community in Rainier Valley. A music fan, I get my singing fix each week with my church choir and Choral Sounds Northwest, a performance-caliber chorus.  My husband and I are continually improving our 1906 house, and we also own five acres near Port Angeles where we camp in our 1967 Fireball Travel Trailer. 

I have been a full time real estate agent since 1979, after graduating from the UW in 1976. I cut my teeth as a new agent in a market with 18% interest rates – geesh, good timing, right? But these early experiences taught me to look hard for solutions and be creative. As a result, I am rarely rattled by obstacles in real estate transactions. I obtained my Broker’s License in 1988 and have never looked back. The favorite part of my business is the relationships that I have built with all my clients and other professionals. These relationships are important to me and tend to grow and survive long after the real estate transactions are closed.


I graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 and have been a full-time real estate agent since 1979. My early experiences in a market with 18% interest rates taught me how to determine goals, negotiate solutions and be creative in dealing with the difficulties inherent in real estate transactions. I obtained my Broker’s License in 1988 and have never looked back. My favorite part of the business is the relationships I have built with my clients and professional peers, many of which continue to thrive long after the real estate transactions have closed.

Fan Mail

“This is the 3rd transaction that we’ve worked with Dorothy on. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell real estate and we would urge them to listen to her advice.” – Jeff and Vicky Whiting.

“It was the personal contact by Dorothy Driver that impressed us. We had interviewed 2 other agencies, but Dorothy’s visit gave us the confidence in Windermere we needed to make a decision.” – Jean Bridges

“A Windermere agent in the north end referred us to Dorothy. She did an amazing amount of work to pull our sale and purchase together. We hope if we ever move again we’ll find Dorothy still selling real estate!” -Peter and Ann Simonson


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