Lori Holden Scott

Lifestyle Specialist

Living, Loving, & Selling Mercer Island for 3 Generations


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.

Meet Lori

I grew up immersed in real estate. My family relocated nine times before I was in ninth grade, eventually settling on Mercer Island. My mom, Lou, who I work with today selling real estate, made sure that no matter where we were we moved we had the best of the best. In a time before the Internet, I watched her navigate each community we lived in effortlessly to make sure that we attended the top schools, had reputable doctors, lived in a supportive neighborhood and overall just felt like we were a meaningful part of that community.

I was always interested in real estate but it wasn’t until after I graduated from the University of Oregon that I became involved in the industry I had grown to know so well. My first job out of college was with John L. Scott where I eagerly put my recent degree in advertising and journalism to work in the advertising department at the corporate office.

The three years that I worked in advertising allowed me to establish strong one-on-one relationships with brokers and builders and truly understand both sides of the industry. After several years working at a corporate level, I decided that my passion was in the sales side of the industry and I became licensed and started working at the John L. Scott Bellevue-Main office. My time there helped me become an expert in contracts and negotiations.

In 1991, after the birth of my first child, Connor, I transferred to the Mercer Island John L. Scott office and formed a partnership with my mother, Lou, to form The Lou and Lori Team. Our business model is based entirely on knowledge, honesty, trust and hard work. I believe these characteristics have truly helped our team flourish for the past 25+ years!

Lou and I sold real estate together until 2018, when my son Connor joined our team, making it a third-generation family business!


Mercer Island

In the southern waters of beautiful Lake Washington sits Mercer Island. Those of us lucky enough to live here enjoy the easy access to Seattle and Bellevue and all the food and culture and shopping they offer as well as the natural beauty that surrounds us. Mercer Island is considered by many to be the premier residential community to live in in Seattle Metro area. Many Mercer Island homeowners have use of either Mount Rainier to the south, Bellevue in the cascades to the east, or Seattle and the gorgeous Olympic mountains to the west. Many of our parks take advantage of these views as well as the waters of Lake Washington. We've got boating, fishing, swimming in the summer—you name it. Families choose to live on Mercer Island so they can send their kids to our top notch schools. Mercer Island High School is well regarded throughout the Pacific Northwest for the number of its graduates who are accepted to top universities. Residents who don't have school aged children still benefit from this reputation because it keeps their property values at a good level. I love Mercer Island because, while Seattle and Bellevue are close, the island has a community feel all its own. It’s like a world away. If you'd like to learn more about Mercer island, let us know. We'd love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.


"We bought our house with Lori's help. Lori is personable, knowledgeable, and dependable. Being from Mercer Island herself, she is very insightful about the local real estate market and is well connected to other real estate professionals, which guided us in choosing our house. Her son, Connor, was extremely helpful during our home inspection, too. Finally, her husband, Allen, diligently assisted us in obtaining our mortgage. He, too, was great to work with-patient and responsive during the mortgage process! They are a super team and we couldn't be happier with our house!!”
– Maria Goffman

“I worked directly with Lori and her son, Connor. They were very responsive to our request for help, very thorough when it came to our market assessment, and incredibly creative and bold in finding the buyer for our house. We were absolutely delighted in the process and outcome.”
– Erin White

“After interviewing three agents we went with Lori and are very happy we did. Using her local knowledge, experience and expertise she proposed a creative idea that ended up yielding us an offer that was significantly higher than we had hoped for, with much less work (and $'s) than what we expected to spend. The sale closed a week after we accepted the offer and everything went smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Lori and her team to anyone looking sell a house on Mercer Island!”
– Travis White