Managing Broker, Rental Property Manager
Certified Negotiation Expert
Florida-born Sandi Friel and her husband Bob decided to relocate to Orcas after a vacation here sparked a long-distance love affair with the island.
“The people, the beauty, the relaxed pace… we decided we shouldn’t wait until retirement to enjoy this lifestyle.”
Sandi originally earned her real estate license in Florida in 1996 and partnered with a friend to buy, upgrade and resell a series of homes during the boom. The experience inspired her to change her career from marketing to home design and remodeling. By the time she moved to Orcas in 2006 and became a licensed broker, she had the perfect background and skills to help Teri launch T Williams Realty.
Resolving deadlocks with creative solutions, Sandi obsesses over details and market research, and applies negotiation techniques learned in her Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) training. She specializes in helping buyers find the right fit at the best price and also enjoys marketing properties for sellers.
Sandi has an adventurous side too. Bob’s career as a writer and photographer has given her the opportunity to travel the world and experience everything from snorkeling with humpback whales, diving with sharks and camping in a jaguar preserve, to plunge-pooling in luxurious villas on St. Bart — and after all that, she’s thrilled they chose Orcas as their place to settle for good.
To learn more about how Sandi works, read her many client testimonials. If you’re looking for a creative, calm and detailed approach to guide you in your next island real estate adventure, contact Sandi today!
Managing Broker, T Williams Realty
Rental Property Manager, T Williams Realty
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
San Juan County Land Bank Commissioner, District 2 (Orcas Island)
Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (CESCL)
President, Orcas Island Association of Realtors®
Pre-Construction Project Manager
Remodeling estimator and CAD designer
Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD)
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Treasurer, Deer Harbor Community Club
Rave Reviews for Sandi Friel
Our First Choice
We had an incredible experience working with Sandi Friel! Her communication skills were helpful in documenting the conditions on our site, negotiating the sale, and keeping the process on track while we were living in a different state. She is our first choice for any future real estate needs!Read More >>
Integrity, Energy and Professionalism
Teri and Sandi’s integrity, energy and professionalism at T Williams Realty gave us the confidence and comfort that nothing will be left to chance. Teri’s depth of experience in real estate transactions combined with her many years of construction permitting gives her an edge in the real estate market that not many can match. Her experience in this combined arena allowed us to ask the right questions and request the necessary documentation to insure we can build our future home per our expectations. Congratulations to a superb team!Read More >>
Thorough, Prompt and Communicative
We would recommend Sand Friel’s services to anyone looking for real estate representation. Sandi, you are thorough, prompt and communicative. You also were a great “shepherd” by informing us well in advance of all of the steps needed to be taken and supervising the whole process with the bank, the title company, etc.Read More >>