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Nancy Backman as a Realtor

"Unparalleled Professionalism & Extraordinary Results"

As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.

Nancy Backman joined the Bellevue John L. Scott Real Estate team as a broker in March 2003. Entering a completely new field, Nancy set her sights on becoming Rookie of the Year, which she achieved through her disciplined approach, client focus, sheer determination and work ethic. As a real estate agent for the past 15 years, Nancy has helped hundreds of clients purchase and successfully market their homes achieving extraordinary results through her extensive market knowledge, sophisticated marketing skills and a commitment to exceptional customer service.

Before joining John L. Scott, Nancy was the Manager of Major Meetings and Events for Shell Oil Company. In that role, Nancy gained a significant appreciation for client satisfaction and learned the skills necessary to effectively support executive teams. Going back to her early years in the corporate world as a Marketing Consultant with Texaco Oil, her drive to succeed moved her up through the ranks from an Assistant Manager of Advertising & Sales position to Brand Management and then a successful transition to Manager of Major Meetings and Events at Shell when Texaco was acquired by Shell. Nancy’s life in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies and her strong work ethic have continually fueled her success as a highly regarded and successful real estate broker.

This results oriented drive combined with passion, integrity and ability to build a foundation of trust, has made Nancy one of the top brokers in the greater Seattle and the Eastside areas. This dedication has not only yielded hundreds of satisfied clients, but has also landed Nancy numerous awards by John L. Scott.  This recognition includes achieving the Top 1% in 2011, 2014, 2021 and 2022. Chairman’s Circle 2013, 2015-2020. Top 2% in 2006 to 2007, Presidents Elite 2004, 2008, 2012, Presidents Gold 2009 to 2010 and twelve year winner of Seattle Magazine’s 5 Star Best in Client Satisfaction Award.

Nancy approaches every client relationship as a long-term business relationship and partnership, giving each buyer or seller her complete focus while remaining available for them around the clock. As a seasoned sales and marketing professional with more than 30 years in sales, marketing, advertising and customer service, Nancy leverages every ounce of her skill set to provide her clients with a positive experience. She takes advantage of social media along with professional videos and photos to help market her listings. She also networks regularly with other brokers and is always thinking about creative approaches for reaching new potential buyers.

Nancy’s professionalism, her 20 years of background in the corporate world and her laser focus on the client experience sets her apart from her peers. For Nancy, there is a direct relationship between how much effort and passion she puts into her work and real estate is her true passion. Nancy's skills made her a natural fit for John L. Scott's team of brokers who handle executive relocation for transferees at local and international companies.

Nancy has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington. In addition to her academic degree, Nancy is a member of numerous career development groups, including the Luxury Home Marketing Institute and the National Association of Realtors. She also supports the John L. Scott Foundation and the Executive Women’s Golf Association. Her certifications include Luxury Home Agent, Relocation Certified Agent, Designated Online Agent, New Home Sales Professional and JLS Portfolio Luxury Professional.

In her free time Nancy enjoys running, working out, cooking, travel, spending time with her family, skiing, jetskiing and fashion.



Nancy was absolutely incredible to work with! Her knowledge, experience, and open communication made the whole process easy and worry-free.

- Robert

Nancy has been outstanding in helping is through the process of relocating from Silicon Valley to Sammamish, it has been quite a stressful life changing process for us, changing jobs, moving cities, but Nancy made sure she got our backs at all times, she is super responsive, she is very attentive and more importantly for our family she is now a friend, she answered all our concerns, all our doubts, our back and forth changes with homes we liked then we did not, she helped us with the areas and how the market may react in various situations, she realized what our family preferred in terms of location and what we could not live without, even before we could even realize it! . She helped us find a great new home which is very suited for our family lifestyle in a great Sammamish location and with great school for my kid, forever grateful for this. She is fantastic and I would highly recommend Nancy, not only for relocation real estate but for any real estate need, it truly felt like working with family and that was priceless. Thank you Nancy for all the hard work and putting up with us.

-Paulo and Lilliana

We have bought and sold homes in many states over the past 15 years, and Nancy Backman is a standout. She was our agent in the purchase of our home, and was our agent in the sale of our last home because we had such a great experience working with her. What I love about Nancy: Professional, approachable, utilizes sound RE principles, doesn't cut corners, makes solid recommendations on the buying/selling side that make a real difference. More than anything, I trust Nancy. I cannot recommend her strongly enough!

-Philip and Katie


Nancy was a great partner to help us find our new home. Nancy has excellent local knowledge and was able to work through our priorities and lifestyle to help guide our decision. She is a true professional and a great person on top!!! Thank you Nancy for all your support! We love our new home!

-Gill and Nate


Nancy was a pleasure to work with, was incredibly on top of everything, and her expertise saved us from making a purchase with a hidden defect. She dropped anything and everything personal and gave us any and all of her time to make sure we were able to pursue the house we wanted. Can't say enough positive things about Nancy and her commitment to her clients!


" You are the best Real Estate Agent...Ever!”

- Ron and Susan


"From the moment Nancy Backman walked in our door to introduce herself, we could see that she could create the image we wanted prospective buyers to see.  She displayed the knowledge, preparation, confidence, presence, and communicating abilities that are also essential and later on incredibly helpful in the process of selling our home.  In the following month, her network of contacts were able to transform the house we had been living in (beautiful house but in need of repairs, paint, (leaning) into the beautiful and desired home it is.  What we soon found out, is that she has a wonderful network of contacts  who got the work done on our house that brought it to that point, that very elegant  image, of how we wanted to show our home.  Her repair person Luke Thoreson, stager Karen Cervarich,  painter Ben Ornelas and cleaning crew Four Seasons were all exceptional people to work with – working with us in an efficient and timely manner.  Her Photographer was  exceptional as well as the marketing materials and they really captured the legance and beauty of our home.

We were also very pleased with the back and forth communication throughout the selling of our home with Nancy.  Especially, since we had moved out of state before it went on the market. She was always very responsive anytime we had any questions.  She was always there for recommendations. Without her communication, we would be completely blind to how things were going with the house, but she regularly communicated with us about how open houses were going, what kind of interest there was in the house, as well as the state of the house and yard.

Nancy Backman was a shining star and we were so fortunate to have her as our realtor thru the selling of our home."

- Brad (Vice President at Google) and Jena


“After buying and selling homes over the last 20 something years I have always viewed home buying as simply a transaction needing a Realtor or Broker until now.  Last week I closed on a home where Nancy Backman was the Sellers agent. I was absolutely amazed at the level of thoroughness and communication during the entire process with all parties, even
ensuring things were perfect post close with everyone.  Nancy's commitment, attention to detail and passion for excellence was a level I haven't see before.

After experiencing this type of Five Star customer service I will only be buying and selling through Nancy, not to mention I will be sending everyone I know in the market her way. Nancy truly stands out from the crowd and I only have one word to describe everything "Awesome"."

- Sean, Snoqualmie, WA


“We were re-locating from out of state, hence a lot of our communication had to be done via phone/email. Our time was very limited and Nancy made the most of it. She is courteous, prompt and very professional. Nancy is extremely
resourceful and presented us with real options that reflected our taste. Once we decided on purchasing a property, she answered all our questions honestly and always had our best interest in mind. Nancy was extremely helpful during
negotiations and connected us to the right people. She is open minded and worked collaboratively with our lawyer. Throughout the entire process, Nancy was available around the clock” 

- Anke and Tony

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