Prowse merges with Sotheby’s

POULSBO — Prowse and Co. ( has merged with the Bainbridge Island branch of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.

Broker Brenda Prowse will now operate as The Prowse Group under the Sotheby’s brand in lieu of her independent office in Poulsbo, which she operated with her husband Hugh Nelson since 1998.

Sotheby’s franchise owner Stacy Jones said of Prowse and Co., “Our business models are well aligned and our firm is uniquely positioned to support their goals. We’re simply better together.”

The merger was announced Thursday by Sotheby’s. Terms were not disclosed.

Prowse was voted Best Realtor in North Kitsap in 2008-12 by readers of the North Kitsap Herald. She has been a real estate broker in Poulsbo since 1979. Since opening her own office, Prowse has listed and sold nearly 800 homes, which places her among the most productive real estate brokers on the Kitsap Peninsula.

According to Sotheby’s, The Prowse Group will benefit from regional and global marketing platforms as well as a worldwide referral network. Likewise, The Prowse Group will help Sotheby’s broaden the company’s service area throughout the Kitsap Peninsula.

Prowse will co-list her active listings with Mark Middleton, who joined the Bainbridge Island branch office on Oct. 11.

“I’m looking forward to being released from day-to-day realty management so I can focus instead on growing my broker business both locally and, now, abroad,” Prowse said.

“With the assistance of my expert local team, Hugh and I are able to do more international traveling while exploring referrals through our well-connected office.”


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