About Lisa
About Lisa

A long-time Puget Sound resident and serial entrepreneur, Lisa Hjorten specializes in the sale of homes and investment properties in King and Snohomish Counties. Clearly her calling, Real Estate gives Lisa an outlet to serve others in an industry that is her true passion.


After graduating from the University of Washington, Lisa began a long and successful career in the technology industry. Over the years, she ran multi-state sales organizations, co-founded and served as CEO of Pacific Edge Software in Kirkland, and founded the software company, Informia.

In parallel with her technology career, Lisa bought, sold, remodeled, and developed properties for profit and pleasure. She has lived in or owned properties in nearly every area of King and Snohomish County. She served as her own contractor while building a 6,000 square foot home in Kirkland and later renovated a nearby cottage in to a 3,800 square foot home. She’s also developed properties into builder-ready lots including a 12-lot plat in Woodinville and a 6-lot plat in Bothell. Lisa recently started a ‘Mailbox Money’ investment program’ that she believes can be an effective retirement strategy – for her clients as well as herself. Lisa currently owns and manages over a half dozen investment properties and is always on the hunt to add another to her portfolio.

Lisa’s personal real estate ventures have endowed her with great design and project-management sensibilities and nurtured her long-standing relationships with home-service providers. She is a great resource for clients in need of last-minute repairs or staging services and she can identify cost-effective improvements that will sell a home for top dollar or turn a fixer into a dream home.


Lisa believes that staying healthy and active is essential to a fulfilling personal and professional life. A highlight of each day is a run or walk with her beloved Austailan Shepherds, Bailey and Sadie. Rain or shine you’ll find Lisa, the pups, and often her young-adult daughters, criss-crossing the neighborhoods of Redmond and Kirkland. What better way to see what’s happening close-up and first-hand?

Previous pursuits have included running marathons, climbing Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier, and attempting an 8-day, 167 mile TransAlpine race in Europe. Cross-country skiing in her second home of Sun Valley, ID is a highlight of the winter months.

Marketplace Sotheby's Brand Promise
At Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty, luxury isn't about square footage, bedroom count or expensive price. It's about the distinct character that makes a home worthy of being called exceptional. We take immense pride in discovering and bringing to life all the qualities that make a property unique. Our mission is to lend our considerable experience, comprehensive resources and global connections to unite these special places with those who cherish them as much as we do.

Lisa believes in giving back to her community and does so by serving on the advisory board of the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Washington Foster School of Business. She frequently mentors student teams and participates as a judge and coach in business plan competitions. Lisa is also an avid supporter of Earthcorps, Haiti Babi, Kiva.org, and Homeward Pet.

Lisa is known for her customer service, consistent communication, depth of knowledge, and attention to detail. She works tirelessly to ensure a positive experience for all stakeholders in a transaction. It is this quest for excellence that creates satisfied customers, a reliable referral network, and, the greatest professional satisfaction for Lisa.

The Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty Advantage
Through our partnership with Sotheby's International Realty, Marketplace is able to provide a level of service that is above the rest. We are seasoned professionals with the strongest marketing muscle in the industry. Working locally or globally, we understand the art of marketing and selling real estate, while building long term relationships with our clients.