Commanding a strong local and global presence, Robert Pong has demonstrated his ability to create and develop new markets, offer stellar client service and act as a liaison between the United States and Asia in numerous capacities. Born and raised in mainland China, Robert moved to the United States in the early 1980s, earning dual degrees in Economics and International Finance from the University of Miami.
Prior to entering real estate in 1997, Robert honed his business and finance skills, working with Expeditors International, a world-renowned Seattle based global logistics company, where he advanced through a variety of departments before taking a management position with Industrial Distribution Group/IDG, a publicly traded corporation. At IDG Robert polished his strong leadership skills, successfully running the company's Asia division while working to develop and grow their potential within the China market. Later Robert started and operated two international trade companies, exporting Washington Wines into China and importing building materials from China. Robert also invested in a high-end Western style restaurant in Chongqing (Seattle's sister city) where he met many influential friends who later traveled or moved to the Seattle area. Robert was also one of the original founding members of the Washington State China Chamber of Commerce, where he served as the Vice President. Other board members included prominent local and international business professionals and government leaders.
Robert brings this international foundation to his nearly 20 years of successful work in all aspects of the real estate industry. His active involvement and awareness of current market trends paired with his tenacious negotiation skills and passion for helping people, allow Robert to consistently garner the results his clientele seek. Robert's commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by his discernment, dedication and a five-star agent rating from Seattle Magazine. He aligned with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty to further develop the firm's Asia desk and to assist migrating Chinese nationals with their US investments. Robert specializes in select residential and investment/commercial properties throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond.
In addition to his professional life, Robert loves to travel, play sports and enjoys the great outdoors with his family. He actively volunteers for a number of non-profit organizations including the Washington State China Relations Council, the Seattle Chongqing Sister City Association (VP) and is currently serving as the chapter manager for Phi Lambda Seattle. With a firm belief in giving back, Robert involves himself with organizations that have helped build schools, orphanages and supply clean drinking water in mainland China. He is currently working on a project to bridge the gap for visiting Chinese students pursuing degrees and work futures in the Pacific Northwest.
Robert fluently speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
Vice President of Marketing
Digital Marketing Manager
Graphic / Web Designer
Original Founder - CEO
Founding Partner - CTO
Founding Partner – COO
A trusted reputation
A trusted reputation
In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional Auction House was born with a revered tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. A tradition, more than two centuries old, that provides authentic knowledge comparable to none. As the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries. Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in eight different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full service art financing company as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine.
In 1976, an exceptional real estate company was launched and created from the same passion that guides the Sotheby’s Auction House. With the vision of becoming a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most unique properties, it is the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand that strives to represent all those who consider themselves the “Connoisseurs of Life,” and to represent the distinctive properties they so desire.
A client of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Washington is a client through all of our global offices via our proprietary global marketing and distribution initiatives. This close-knit network promotes relationships and referrals through face-to-face network functions, a robust digital marketing platform and special events worldwide.
Countries & Territories Worldwide
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty
Since 2010, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has become the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate within our quickly-expanding global real estate network. We are distinguished by the brokers we employ, the properties we represent and the results we create.
Consistently amongst the top ten largest aggregated real estate brands in the Puget Sound region, our brokers maintain the highest average listing and selling prices in the markets we serve. We are productive too, generating more than a half billion dollars in annualized sales and earning our firm the highest average closing volume on a per broker basis when compared with our peer group. For 2012, 2013 and 2014 the Puget Sound Business Journal named Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty offers one-of-a-kind marketing resources, including exclusive advertising platforms such as the Home of the Day on the Puget Sound Business Journal, custom co-op ads in targeted regional media publications, and exposure on distinctive global microsites including the WSJ.com and NYT.com.
Our listings are marketplace standouts with 100% local coverage through RSIR.com and NWMLS feeds on our competitor’s websites, plus 100% global coverage exclusively onSothebysRealty.com. This unmatched global exposure boasts industry-leading website visitation, with more than 1 million unique visits a month, 45% of which originate from outside the United States.
Yes, “International” is our middle name and it shows.
National & Regional Awards for Sales & Marketing Excellence
Increase in Total Sales
2013 vs. 2014