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Shawn Filer

Partner & Luxury Director, NWG Team

Founding Broker, Compass Seattle


Shawn is a Nationally-ranked residential advisor and Managing Broker with more than 14 years of experience in the Seattle and Bellevue luxury market. As one of four partners of the NWG Team, Shawn overseas the Luxury Division which has achieved more than $1 billion in lifetime sales. In 2018 Shawn became a Founding Broker of Compass Seattle when the fast-growing NY-based company made NWG their first acquisition in Washington State. 

Shawn is highly regarded in the local real estate community for his extensive contract knowledge, local expertise, and creative marketing strategies. With a unique passion for selling waterfront and unique properties, Shawn lives for the challenges that his niche market provides. As his career has evolved, his mission has remained the same. Shawn strives to make every transaction as easy and stress-free as possible for his clients, blending personality with professionalism, while always putting his client's needs first. 


Nick Glant

President, NWG Team 

Founding Broker, Compass Seattle


Nick has obsessed over the client experience and building a culture of community between brokers and clients for over 15 years. Nick believes strongly that buyers and sellers benefit tremendously from forward-thinking brokers who collaborate and educate. 

After founding and building one of the most successful and respected boutique residential brokerage firms in Seattle, NWG Real Estate, and closing over $2 billion in real estate sales, Nick’s partnership with Compass allows him to combine his passion of client service and stunning technology and marketing. Nick’s motivation and drive is rooted in his devotion to his wife, Elaine and daughters, Ella and Emery. They reside in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood where they are actively involved in coaching Ella and Emery's various sports and giving back to the University of Washington, where Nick and Elaine met as undergraduates.


“It has been such a pleasure and joy to know that our listing was under your leadership and expertise. This is the first real estate transaction that either of us has just stepped away knowing that all was in good hands."


"Shawn Filer was extremely responsive and accommodated our requests to view homes as soon as they got listed. We've lived in Seattle a combined 60 years and felt that Shawn knew the Seattle real estate market and neighborhoods better. As experienced home buyers (it was our 6th home purchase) and as attorneys, we felt we were in good hands with Shawn during the paperwork and negotiation process. We would recommend him without hesitation, and would use him for our next real estate purchase and sale."


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