Graham-McCarthy Realty Legacy

Graham-McCarthy Realty was founded in Bellevue in the mid 1960’s by Paul Benton and Jack McCarthy. They quickly grew to 18 Seattle area offices by the late 1970s. Their success was due to Paul and Jack’s intelligence, integrity and tenacity, combined with the love for their community.  Since then, our name has changed to reflect the leadership update that Linda Graham brings to the table.

Jack served the community with numerous leadership activities including being the president of the Bellevue Chamber, serving on the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club Board, and was instrumental in the founding of Eastside Catholic High School at the former Bellevue Junior High School site that now is home to Bellevue’s Downtown Park. He was recognized in 1970 as Bellevue’s Citizen of the Year and this area’s Realtor of the Year in 1971. He was a true leader in the community and was looked up to for all that knew him. He was also known for his sense of humor and his infectious laughter. They both loved boating, whether taking time off in the San Juan Islands or sail-gating at UW football games at Husky Stadium.

It is with this love for our community, working in the spirit of integrity, and always putting our clients needs over everything else that we have continued the legacy and name of Benton McCarthy Realty.