Tyler Staples

Team Lead

Tyler Staples is an Eastside  native, raised in Bellevue. He and his family currently live in Squak Mountain, Issaquah, an area known for its large lots, tall trees, and proximity to  hiking trails, the ski slopes, shopping, and great schools. Tyler joins other Eastside residents who love the pristine beauty and sense of community that the Eastside offers.

Tyler is keenly aware of how important it is for families, professionals, and even retirees to find the right home in the right neighborhood. His honest and empathetic approach to helping his clients buy and/or sell a home is simple and straight-forward: “I just want to serve people.” His clients discover quickly that he sticks to his word.

Nikki Ludwyck

Buyer's Agent

Nikki joined our team in August 2017. She currently lives in Issaquah with her husband and 2 kids.  Nikki is passionate about helping people both in real estate and in life in general.  She’s professional, passionate and energetic. Her background in teaching provides a foundation for building quality relationships and guiding our clients through the sometimes grueling process of buyer or selling a home. In her free time, Nikki enjoys exercising and spending time with friends and family.

Tessa Wartchow

Assistant - Client Relations

Tessa joined our team in November 2017 as an assistant with emphasis on marketing and client care.  She was raised in the Bellevue/Issaquah area and has a background in personal training. Tessa is a motivated, results-driven strategic thinker and has extensive experience with developing customer/client relationships.  Her hobbies include hiking, exercise, cooking, and spending time with her 5-year old daughter Penelope.


The needs and interests of our clients come first.  We're devoted to earning people’s trust and developing long-term relationships.

We value relationships and take great care to ensure that those we serve have a positive experience.

You’ll find us honest throughout the entire process, knowledgeable about every facet, quick to deliver options, and prompt to respond.

 As committed advocates for our clients, we exercise careful, strategic negotiation techniques to achieve favorable outcomes.


“Tyler provided our family with not only first class service in listing our home but also worked wonders with the marketing and the sale, resulting in a 2 day sale, quick close for over 5% more than asking price! Highly recommend Tyler Staples.”

“Tyler was extremely helpful not only as the listing agent, but also managing the preparation (moderate remodel) of the property for sale. This was extremely important as we live out of state. We received a strong offer $10,000 above listing price on the second day of the listing, which we accepted  with one minor change. The property closed on schedule in spite of some last minute issues caused by the buyer. We would not hesitate to use Tyler again or to recommend him to others.”

“Tyler responded quickly to our emails/texts/calls and answered all our questions so that we could understand. We were first time home buyers and had a LOT of questions, so this was very much appreciated on our part. He helped us find the home of our dreams and we couldn't be happier! We will  definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home.”

“Tyler is a dedicated real estate professional who takes the time to understand your needs (whether you're buying or selling) and is determined to deliver results beyond your expectations. We've always appreciated Tyler's prompt communication and thorough follow through. He's an absolute pleasure to work with.”