Seattle Realtor Douglas Converse is a skilled negotiator and respected professional in the real estate field. Mr. Converse is sought after for his knowledge and expertise in distressed and real estate owned (REO) properties, helping customers make the right decisions when it comes to buying and selling in a difficult market. Douglas Converse has a sterling reputation in real estate transactions at John L. Scott Real Estate as well as certification in property appraisals. Institutions such as HSBC Holdings, LLC; Aurora Loan Services, LLC; CitiBank, Inc.; Green River Capital, LC; and Bank of America Corporation have all been on his client list. Mr. Converse is also trained and certified in Titanium Solutions Short Sales, REOTrans, and Kinder Reese REO/Short Sales. Douglas Converse’s professional affiliations include the National Association of REALTORS, the Washington Association of REALTORS, and Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
Not too many real estate professionals can say they double as magicians, but performing magic is Douglas Converse’s other great passion in life. His fusion of card handling, mentalist, magic, and paramagic techniques has astounded audiences for 25 years, as he has taken the stage for more than 4,000 magic shows in charity events, theme parks, private parties, and comedy clubs. One spectator praised Mr. Converse’s fluid motions, noting that the cards seemed to melt from his fingertips.
Douglas Converse is also devoted to his community, putting his craft to good use with twice-yearly performances at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, entertaining critically ill children. One of Mr. Converse’s prouder moments was when he was able to grant a young boy’s final wish by taking him in as a magician’s assistant through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
In 2007, Douglas Converse lost one of his closest friends, Dr. Richard Tucker, to a drunk driver. Dr. Tucker was engaged with a hospital for AIDS patients in Haiti, and now, through The Crudem Foundation, Inc., Douglas Converse carries on his friend’s mission by continuing to raise money for the hospital.