Our Team

Margo Allan
(206) 898-7455 margo.allan@compass.com
Margo Allan is a recognized Seattle Magazine five star broker who specializes in marketing and selling waterfront real estate on the greater Eastside. This laser focus has allowed Margo to amass an impressive level of intellectual capital regarding the benefits and nuances that impact waterfront living: neighborhoods and communities around Lake Sammamish, Lake WA, Pine and Beaver lakes, sun and sound exposure as well as topography concerns, water depth and dock stability/construction considerations, new construction/remodeling potential as it relates to municipal, regional and national zoning, codes and regulations. Margo's clients recognize and appreciate this level of expertise as they know that Margo will successfully and confidentially navigate them through the complex process of procuring or selling waterfront real estate with an optimal outcome. As evidence of Margo's success in representing her client’s best interests, she has sold the most waterfront properties on the greater Eastside over the past 10 years. Margo lives by the adage of, “an attitude of gratitude” as she is always appreciative and honored to have the opportunity to work with truly exceptional buyers and sellers. Margo is passionate about creating innovative, comprehensive and custom tailored marketing strategies to accentuate the best features that each unique property has to offer. A full suite of the latest technology and merchandising techniques are employed to create exceptional presentation of properties, whether they are seen in-person or on-line. Margo is a NW native, a UW graduate and lives on the West side of Lake Sammamish with her husband, Mark, and sons Elliott and Luke. The Allan family is fun loving and enjoys wake boarding, paddle boarding, hosting spring board diving competitions and putt putt golf tournaments on the lake. The Allan’s are also avid Seahawks and Mariner’s fans! Margo loves to give back to the community…sponsoring the Lake Sammamish photo contest which results in a complimentary custom annual calendar, delivered to all Lake Sammamish waterfront owners, contributions to Mamma's Hands, Treehouse, Washington Women in Need, and the YWCA. “Come home to the lake, where every day feels like a vacation" is Margo’s favorite catch phrase and she definitely eats, breathes and lives it day in and day out! Please give Margo a call today. You will be elated with the results she is uniquely capable of delivering!
Ruth Harle
(425) 417-5522 ruth.harle@compass.com
It's more than just a job to me. I love the multi-facets of the work of meeting the challenges, making a difference in people's lives, sharing and building relationships. Striving for excellence is an attitude toward life for me, I first learned from my father who coached the American Olympic Figure Skating Team. His two gold medal winners taught me the mindset of focus and commitment needed to go for the gold. The privilege of growing up on the Austrian ski slopes, leads to my passion for alpine touring and skiing. I often transfer that skill of confidence into life and business challenges. Helping my clients and becoming their pathfinder and guide through the complexities of buying and selling their home is what makes my business so rewarding. My husband Tom and my daughter Taeya give me the balance in my life. Most of my extra time revolves around my daughter’s riding events. She has ridden as a youth rider and competed nationally for the last 10 years. She will be riding for California’s NCAA equestrian team for the next four years. As an architect, my husband often lends valuable insights and advice on land developing and remodeling. We have lived an acreage lifestyle with horses, dogs and the gamete of farm animals. Celebrating my 26th year as a Broker serving the Greater Seattle communities. Credentials:
  • Member of "Luxury Portfolio International"
  • Equestrian, Estates on Acreage and Waterfront Specialist
  • Premier Homes Director Associate
  • Certified Negotiations Expert
  • Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Accredited Staging Professional™
  • CRS: Certified Residential Specialist (The Certified Residential Specialist is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field.
  • Five Star Agent (Awarded 12 consecutive years) this list is published once a year in the Seattle Magazine.
  • Forum XXII member (An alliance of experienced Realtors® whose mutual objective is to foster fair and friendly cooperation, exchange creative ideas, promote continuing education and focus on professionalism and Ethics. We hope to lead by exemplary behavior, and inspire by our actions.)
  • Member of AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America)
  • Certified Windermere Education Instructor (Specifically in marketing techniques)
  • Cutting Edge Marketing Techniques and Strategist
Heidi Ryan
(425) 753-9090 heidiryan@windermere.com
I Love Everything About Lake Sammamish …

From the first time I set eyes on the lake, I knew I had to live there. That dream became a reality in 1990 when we bought our first home on the lake … a 500 sq. ft. cabin built in 1932 with a claw foot tub and a leaky roof.

I Know Lake Sammamish!

Over the past 22 years, we have lived in five different places around the lake. Each area has unique features, including views, beach materials, car and boat traffic, and weather patterns. I’ve also had personal experience with both the Lake Washington and Issaquah School Districts.

Lake Building & Permitting Experience

I have extensive experience with lake regulations, including permits for the East Lake Sammamish Trail, new construction, variances, docks, boat lifts and landscaping. My knowledge of the extensive regulations that apply to waterfront properties can save you from making costly and time-consuming mistakes.

Professionalism, Integrity & Service

Prior to a career in real estate, I founded and managed a consulting firm for 8 years. My business background means that you get the services of a true business professional handling one of your most important personal and financial investments. Professionalism, integrity and service to my clients are part of my core values.

Kelsey Sommerfeld
206-450-9585 kelsey.sommerfeld@compass.com

Driven Towards Success…

Kelsey Oakland joined Lake Samm Properties in 2013 after graduating from Central Washington University. Since then, she has brought a spark of youthful enthusiasm to our team! Time and time again, Kelsey has answered the call to action in more ways than we can count.

Solutions For Every Challenge…

The title Real Estate Assistant doesn’t fully capture the countless tasks Kelsey takes on in her day-to-day duties. On any given day, Kelsey is asked to be a marketing director, client care manager, tech guru, and much more. Her value to Lake Samm Properties and our clients is immeasurable.

Learning From the Best…

Working at Lake Samm Properties has been an inspiration to Kelsey. Assisting Margo and Ruth serve their clients while adapting to the ever changing duties of her job keeps her excited and inspired about her work. Of course, it always helps to work with the best in the industry!