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Steve’s fascination with homes and the people who live in them began early in life. His passion led to a Master of Architecture at Virginia Tech and 12-years as a project manager for Westin Hotels Resorts International. Traveling the world, working with famous architects and demanding international clients, Steve honed skills that would become key to his real estate success.

“We worked with Steve to sell our condo. He was incredible every step of the way. Knowledgeable, seasoned, a proactive communicator and a trusted ally. Steve completely changed our opinion of real estate brokers and we plan to all our friends and family. If you are looking for a professional, passionate, honest and solid broker, Steve Honnen is your person.”  –  A. C. Bird

Steve is an avid and passionate fly fishing enthusiast. There’s a Zen to fly fishing that connects with real estate. It teaches preparation and understanding, awareness and adaptation, order and correctness. All insights that strengthen Steve's already strong real estate expertise making him a truly unique real estate ally. Drawn to the Northwest’s natural beauty, Steve quickly realized living here and working in real estate was a natural for him.

“Whether it's a starter condo or a million dollar mansion, my goal remains the same… putting each client in their best informed position for success.”
– Steve Honnen

A Point of Difference is Steve’s deep commitment to the highest level of personal service, real estate excellence and professional ethics. He intentionally limits his “active” clients to six, and chooses to work without assistants, allowing him to personally strengthen, and ease his client stress, while providing his highest level of professional service and guidance whenever needed.

Backed by his unique background, over 25 years of success and annual 5-Star Realtor rating, Steve puts Sammamish and Eastside buyers and sellers in their best position for success. He earned his enviable 97 percent client referral rate by approaching each real estate transaction with an architect’s eye, a savvy negotiator’s skills and uncompromising personal service.

“Steve Honnen helped us find a perfect house, guiding us through a very competitive market. He was very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to make us feel comfortable and confident. We got the house we wanted for our very first offer.”

“Steve was very honest and open in our dealings. We never felt pressured, and he was always very thorough in his explanations. We loved doing business with Steve and will be referring him as much as possible!”
– M. Deem


For over 25 years, as a Coldwell Banker Bain Managing Broker, Steve has maintained the highest level of residential designations including the prestigious “Certified Residential Specialist– (CRS) title. This nationally recognized symbol of expertise, achievement and commitment is held by less than 3% of Realtors.

Steve has also received many industry recognitions of professional excellence. Beginning with the singular honor of the Coldwell Banker 1991 National Rookie of the Year Award, and he's received the International Presidents Elite Award (top 2% Internationally) every year since. Steve was an early member of Forum XXII, an exclusive group of 22 top area Realtors, underscoring his strong reputation among his peers.


  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)


  • 1991 National “Rookie Of The Year”
     – Coldwell Banker Bain
  • Member Forum XXII
     – Professionals in Real Estate
  • Global Luxury Property Specialist
     – Coldwell Banker Bain
  • Director Exceptional Properties
    - Coldwell Banker Bain
  • International Presidents Elite Award
    1993 to present
    - Coldwell Banker Bain
  • Managing Broker - Coldwell Banker Bain