Our Story:

Best Friends, Business Partners and most importantly, Family. Paul Trudel-Payne and Emily Goodrich are the CEOs and Founders of Duo Realty Group, the Puget Sound’s Premier Real Estate & Lifestyle Company. Consistently recognized as one of the Top Real Estate Teams in the PNW, Duo has expanded their services to the public, to include interior design, home styling and staging, with the grand opening of DuoHome Styling & Design. In just four short years, these two have built a thriving business and highly sought after brand, known for their unmatched relationship-first focus. With a tight-knit team of six agents, proven track record of success and a highly dedicated client base, Duo has become a culture where clients are like family and referrals are the heart of their business.

Established in 2014, Paul and Emily took their backgrounds in executive management, marketing, design, sales & recruiting, and dove headfirst into the real estate industry. After only six months they were named Rookies of the Year for the PNW region and most importantly proved to themselves that their passion for real estate and client connection was a winning formula. As they entered their 2nd year in the industry, growth became their main focus and building a diverse team of specialized agents became the goal.

In the Fall of 2016 the team doubled in size, with the addition of Brittany Thompson and Andrea Stringer. Brittany came to the Team shortly after relocating from South Dakota, with years of real estate experience under her belt. Andrea joined as a newly licensed Broker with a background in construction management. Both achieved success quickly and helped over 50 families in their first year alone.

In the Spring of 2017, Kathryn Varvarigos came to Duo and our full-time Client Services Manager role was born. She created an unmatched level of full-service, as a client concierge for Duo clients during and even after their home has closed. The newest addition, Zeenat Ahmed, joined the team in Spring 2018. Zeenat sought out Duo, and brought her strong following of clients and years of experience to the Team.


Now, as a team of Agents from different areas, backgrounds, and focused specialties, Duo’s vision of a diverse and truly collaborative Team has become reality. With Awards, Magazine Features, Corporate Partnerships, and their newly launched, Duo Home Styling&Design business, Paul and Emily are building a Lifestyle Brand, determined to make a lasting impact on our market, one relationship at a time.

Duo Philosophy:

We have a two-part philosophy that is simple:

1. Our Clients are Family.

2. Real Estate is an Experience, not a transaction.

Your story with Duo doesn’t end when you find the perfect home or sell for top dollar. For us, thats when it begins. Our promise is to be there for you through every step of the process and when the transaction has closed, we still are here for you. We are your resource for anything home related, a sounding board for styling and design advice and a friend to connect you with other clients and opportunities. We are a Duo Family and we want you to be part of it.