Van Durr

Managing Broker

Specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate


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.

Meet Van

Van Durr is a managing broker with John L. Scott Real Estate Seattle Center located in downtown Seattle across from the Space Needle. A Northwest native recognized for his positive attitude, professionalism, and trusted reputation.

Van strives to get the best possible results for his clients when it comes to selling, buying, or investing. Van works with all clientele, including first-time home buyers, relocating individuals and families, new construction builders, investment properties, luxury homes, commercial real estate, land acquisition, probate and 1031 tax exchanges. His vast experience in negotiating, marketing and technology are pivotal to ensure quality service across thousands of transactions with a focus on the Puget Sound region.

Van understands the stress involved with having a short timeframe to find a home or investment and not feeling equipped with knowledge about the neighborhoods. This has led him to help those in all walks of life, whether it be their first purchase, sale or acquiring an investment portfolio. Van’s hyper-local knowledge of today’s market and his hands-on approach and aftercare service has gained the trust and confidence of his clientele. His extensive network of clients and brokers benefit those he serves.

Van's expansive relationship with Luxury Portfolio International® expands the reach of his luxury listings through powerful local and global resources. His successes and multiple top producer awards acquired throughout his career are in part due to a keen ability to coordinate the details of today’s sophisticated transactions and his capacity to direct a strong team in all areas – from financing and one-stop-shopping, to the latest online marketing tools.

Outside of real estate, Van loves to spend time with his family, friends, clients and meeting new people. He also enjoys fishing, cooking, pottery and traveling the globe. To give back, the Carrington Durr Group created a giving program, donating to their clients’ charities.



Seattle is a fantastic city for a lot of reasons, but one of the best things about it is the natural beauty that surrounds us. Nothing beats a crystal clear day when you can see the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. But even on rainy days which, yes, we do have a few of here, the views of Puget Sound and Lake Washington are breathtaking. Seattle has a rainy reputation, but our best kept secret is how spectacular our summers are. While a lot of the country is sweltering with heat and humidity, we're basking in the perfect warm days and our long summer days allow us to enjoy water sports, hiking and cycling and tending to our gardens. In the winter, skiing and snowboarding are only an hour away. People recognize Seattle by the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, but we also have a thriving arts and cultural scene, great art museums, symphony, opera, and ballet.


“Van is incredibly knowledgeable about condos and homes in and around Seattle. Not only does he have expert knowledge about the market and its current trends but he is well versed with all parts of purchase and sale agreements. Van was and still is responsive to all needs and questions that I have about real estate in Seattle. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Seattle or its surrounding areas you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't connect with Van. I can't think of any real estate situation that Van isn't perfect for.”
– Max C. Waterman

“Our needs were very specific and the Seattle market was a challenge to find everything we wanted. Van is very good at understanding what kind of home his clients are asking for, even if they don't know yet. We definitely didn't know what we were doing since this was our first home in the area. His experience in the area is obvious and the homes he recommended where top notch! He was very patient and showed us many homes. In the end, we found a great place with all of the features we wanted. Van went the extra mile to help out and we were able to close the deal before the end of 2015 and no longer have to pay rent! If you're looking for a realtor with a lot of patience and a within reach, I recommend talking to Van. Thank you.”
– Mike G. Holson

“Van made himself available 24/7 and was willing to help with any question I had, no matter how obscure or difficult. His experience in a very competitive Seattle market really set him apart from anybody else and is the sole reason I was able to get a new condo as quickly as I did. He is honest and really understands what I was looking for in a new place. I would 100 percent recommend Van to all of my friends and family moving to Seattle!”
– gsteinhubl