Sam has a passion for real estate. Since forming the Gottesman Chapin Team with Dan Gottesman in 2015, Sam & Dan have sold just under $65,000,000 in luxury real estate, making them one of the region’s top-producing teams. In 2017, they had the highest waterfront sale on all of Lake Washington for the prior two years ($9,950,000). They also sold the highest single lot, non-waterfront sale in Mercer Island history ($4,550,000). Since 1994, Sam has bought, sold, and managed mixed-use commercial and residential buildings in Seattle (Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, and West Seattle) and Mercer Island. Sam currently owns several buildings and has spear-headed the remodeling, redevelopment, and rebranding of these properties to great success. His experience as a commercial owner and manager is a key benefit to his services as a broker.
Sam Chapin has also practiced law for 25 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. Sam’s legal career focused entirely on litigation: first as a civil trial attorney for a Seattle law firm, then as a King County criminal prosecutor. More recently, Sam has been a law professor at the UW School of Law and has served as a pro tem judge in King County. Sam’s law practice regularly involved complex negotiations aimed at resolving high-risk disputes.
Sam and his wife, Loretta, have two girls, a boy, and a Labradoodle named Dory.