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.
Scott Hollis works out of John L. Scott’s Lacey, DuPont and Olympia offices, helping a variety of clients, including investors, senior citizens, veterans and those relocating to or from the Pacific Northwest. He became a broker in 2013, after spending more than 20 years in healthcare and clinical laboratory management. Additionally, Scott has owned a small human resources consulting business and has served as an adjunct professor for a few universities.
Scott was drawn to becoming a real estate broker due to his past experiences building, designing or remodeling more than 20 homes, two hospital wings and a small critical-access hospital. Those experiences of watching something great come from something as small as an idea inspired Scott to explore what he can accomplish with others in residential real estate.
Clients often call Scott a “bulldog,” who works hard to ensure they get a good deal and can accomplish their homeownership goals. He particularly enjoys working with relocation clients, as he has personal experience as a military “brat” and serving in the military himself – translating to Scott living and working in more than 30 countries. Accordingly, his vision is to minimize stress involved with relocating however he’s able.
With over 20 years of experience in contract negotiations, as well as first-hand experience with multiple moves with and without corporate or military support, Scott has developed a list of resources, tools and connections that can minimize the transition from just about anywhere in the U.S. to the Puget Sound. With a love of languages, he is also able to serve individuals from other countries and cultures where English may be their second, third or even fourth language. Scott’s early education was in anthropology and as such, he is sensitive to the needs of his clients that are making big cultural moves, connecting them with likeminded communities here in the incredibly diverse Pacific Northwest. In particular, Scott often works with those coming from Asian or Russian backgrounds.
Powerlifting, coaching and competing in adventure races like the Tough Mudder are all counted as passions of Scott’s. He also spends time as a board advisor for several nonprofits that work with veterans affected by posttraumatic stress disorder and volunteers as a coach for teen sports. Additionally, as an adoptive parent, he often works with the foster and adoption communities.
Tacoma is a city on the rise. A revitalized downtown, gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound, and easy access to both Seattle and Olympia—as well as the West Sound—have put this historic city in the spotlight as one of the Pacific Northwest’s best places to call home. The city sits on Commencement Bay, which is home to the Port of Tacoma, the largest port in Washington State. Tacoma takes advantage of the water that’s so nearby in our parks, including Point Defiance. Within the park, you can see historic reenactments at Fort Nisqually, rent the Pagoda for special occasions, or walk along the water at Owen Beach. The Ruston Way waterfront along Commencement Bay is one of the loveliest walks in the city, complete with restaurants and other businesses to take in along the way. Tacoma has a thriving arts scene as well. Downtown’s revitalization really got started with the Washington State History Museum, followed by the Museum of Glass, featuring works from Tacoma’s native son, Dale Chihuly. In fact, our fair city is home to the State’s biggest concentration of arts and history museums. While you’re perusing the museums, be sure to see the sights along the Thea Foss Waterway, a renovated urban waterfront named for the founder of Foss Maritime and the woman Tugboat Annie was based on. Whether you come for the parks, the museums, the unique neighborhoods or the best views of Mt. Rainier in the world, Tacoma will welcome you with open arms and charm you with its many delights. If you’d like to learn more about Tacoma, let us know. We’d love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.
“Scott recently helped my wife and I purchase a home. We were pleased with how efficient he was during our search, which was especially important because we were making the deal from out of state. He did a great job with the information we provided him to find the right home in an area we love. We also appreciate how flexible he was with his schedule to accommodate our needs. We highly recommend Scott for your real estate needs.”
– Chris Delegans
“So very helpful and understanding! Love Scott, he's the best, he understood what we were looking for in a new home and was willing to show us whenever we wanted! He did a great job listing our current home as well made it as stress-free as possible.”
– Pinky Steiner