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Real Estate Buying Vacant Land on Whidbey Island If you have always dreamed of building your own home, choosing your own layout, selecting dream finishes, and want all your desires in a home met then you will be looking for vacant land. This is a completely different world than buying a preexisting home where there is complete certainty when it comes to electricity, […]
Real Estate How to Become a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington   Pick a school and do your 90 hours of course work. At Windermere, we recommend Rockwell Institute because it is consistent and has proven success at getting people prepared to pass the exam. Current cost $489 (January 2021). HOT TIP: There is an add on to get sample exams and extra cramming practice. GET […]
Real Estate Q3, 2020 Report Quarterly Stats Q3, 2020 – Quarterly Stats by Whidbey Communications
Real Estate Moving With Pets We all know moving can be stressful… but have you stopped to consider how a move can affect your pets? Here are a couple of suggestions to consider while moving to help make the transition easier on both you and your pets. Contact Your Vet: Let your pets’ vet know that you will be moving. […]
Real Estate Drinking Water on Whidbey Island Where Does Your Drinking Water on Whidbey Island Come From? WATER IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY As Whidbey’s premier real estate brokerage, Windermere agents get asked about our Island’s drinking water A LOT! Why? Water is a precious commodity, and one of the essentials of life. Knowing where your water comes from should be a primary […]
Real Estate Q2, 2020 Report Quarterly Stats Q2, 2020 Report Quarterly Stats by Whidbey Communications
Real Estate Collaboration, Competition, & Putting the Client First -Why we are better together at Windermere   Many people think of real estate as a cutthroat competitive sales business akin to the dynamics that are portrayed on a TV show like Million Dollar Listing. The world is always pitting competition vs. collaboration against each other as if these two things are completely exclusive from […]
Listings 3614 Portage Lane 100, Anacortes Pristine 2-Bedroom End-Unit Condo Awaits in Premium Mariner’s Ridge Community in Anacortes Offering the opportunity for low-maintenance living and completely move-in ready, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo in the premium Mariner’s Ridge community presents a fantastic opportunity! Not only has this spacious 1,114-square-foot home been lovingly cared for over the years, but the community association keeps […]
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Real Estate Should I Sell My House Right Now?   Ahem… I mean yes, it is an excellent time to sell. However, we don’t want to just tell you our professional opinion. We will show you and we will make it simple. Prices keep rising. There are not enough available homes for the number of buyers ready to buy. Demand will keep prices rising. […]
Real Estate North Whidbey Q1: 2020 Stats Report Quarterly Stats by Whidbey Communications
Events Windermoms Quarantine Activities When it comes to the struggle of entertaining quarantined kids, Windermere moms get it!  Like many of you, we have spent the last few weeks cooped up in our homes with our families and have been trying desperately to keep entertained. Through the weeks our “Windermoms” have discovered their favorite activities to do with their […]
Real Estate How to Successfully Buy Your House During COVID19 Serious Buyers For those buyers who are actively searching for a home be prepared to follow local, state and the National Association of Realtors offers guidelines for looking at homes safely with tips like: Buyers wash their hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer before entering the home and again after leaving. Cover shoes with booties. […]
Real Estate How to Successfully Sell Your House During COVID19 A New Era in Marketing Your Home Considering the recent chain of events surrounding the stay at home orders due to COVID19, it is more important than ever to be working with an agent that has a successful online marketing strategy and an effective digital game plan. Since you are reading this you are already […]
Real Estate COVID19 Puzzle Contests – #HASHTAGS Word search Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island COVID19 Word Search Download the #HASHTAGS Word Search by clicking here  Complete it Send a picture of it completed to WhidbeyCommunications@Windermere.com Include a note saying if we can use your picture on our social media (share your social profile name if you want to be tagged if you win). Be […]
Events Matthew Gardner Matthew Gardner Did you know that Windermere Real Estate is one of the only brokerages to have it’s very own in-house economist?   Matthew Gardner is Windermere’s Chief Economist and is responsible for analyzing and interpreting current economic data and the impact it will have on the real estate market. Matthew is a huge asset […]
Real Estate How to Protect Yourself When Listing/Buying During the Coronavirus Epidemic How to Protect Yourself When Listing/Buying During the Coronavirus Epidemic: A note from our Branch Manager/Co-Owner, Kristen Stavros There is no doubt the Coronavirus has left us feeling uneasy with numerous unknowns and fear of what-ifs. To curb those feelings lets discuss some of the things we do know & can control. 1. If you […]
Real Estate Winterize Winterize Have you been outside lately? There has not been a coatless day in WEEKS and the trees downtown are one harsh wind away from officially being bare.   The point is…it’s cold.   We all know the drill here. We put away our summertime flip flops in exchange for wool socks and thick boots. […]
Real Estate What would a million dollars buy you in today’s market? What would a million dollars buy you in today’s market? Has the thought ever crossed your mind, “if I had a million dollars, what would I do with it?” What about if you had a million dollars to spend on just your house? What would it look like? What kind of area would you like […]