Kelly Buck


I have successfully developed and operated several Airbnb units for 5 years. Over that time, I have become very knowledgeable about short-term rental business practices and trends. In the past 2 years, I’ve added real estate development and began building high-end single family homes. I enjoy looking for opportunities, designing with modern high-end materials, managing a budget, and realizing value beyond common expectations.

I am an attorney by trade. I was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1999, and in Washington State in 2008. I worked at a non-profit organization in Washington Heights before returning home to Seattle for family reasons and starting my own businesses. I am currently in emeritus status and volunteer, providing legal advice to low-income tenants. I am also a court-appointed special advocate and work with dependency cases advocating on behalf of children.

I have lived in Greenlake since 2005 in a great home that I’ve extensively remodeled, working as the general contractor for those projects – including developing my basement to be my first rental unit, which started my work in the Airbnb market. I grew up in Woodinville and graduated from Evergreen State College. I stay busy with my 11 and 14-year-olds. I am also an avid tennis player and captain several US Tennis Association ladies and mixed doubles teams.