Christopher Grimm, new WR director and passionate REALTOR®, passes

Grimm and a gavel: Grimm pictured here with Speaker Frank Chopp at WR Hill Day in Olympia in January.

Seattle King County REALTORS® Board of Directors, members, and staff are saddened by the passing of Windermere Ballard broker Christopher Grimm. He was 63.

“No one could make me laugh like Chris. He could see the irony in everything. I’ll miss being able to argue with him, laugh with him and be the recipient of one of his great hugs. He was one of a kind,” said friend and former business partner Patti Hill.

A Seattle native who grew up on Capitol Hill, Grimm started his real estate career at Windermere Bellevue Commons in 2001 after earlier careers in the restaurant and tech industries. He moved to Windermere Ballard in 2005.

“Christopher was a well-spoken, friendly and approachable REALTOR® who displayed passion for life and for our profession. Although I am saddened by our loss, I feel blessed and honored that Christopher quickly became a respected friend with a shared commitment to service,” said Windermere office owner and Seattle King County REALTORS® President Shane Davies. “The current and future citizens of the great State of Washington were blessed by the legacy of Christopher Grimm’s commitment to our quest for increased homeownership, the foundation of the American Dream.”

Grimm, a second-generation REALTOR® whose mother was in the business, was an active member of Seattle King County REALTORS® and Washington REALTORS®, serving on the SKCR Government Affairs Committee and most recently attending the WR Spring Business Conference as a new director. Affable and passionate, he was always willing to talk with you and share his thoughts, and you will find him quoted in past stories on our website.

“Christopher was an energized member of our legislative committee,” said CEO Russ Hokanson. “He liked working on real estate policy issues and trying to make a difference. We recently featured him in a story about how to be engaged with Washington REALTORS®. He liked sharing these stories with clients. We will all miss his enthusiasm.”

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12 at noon at St Joseph Catholic Church on Capitol Hill in Seattle (18th Ave. E. and E. Aloha).