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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
The real estate market in Olympia WA and surrounding areas is in need of sellers! In January 2017, we are breaking records.  This January is the best start of any year!  Here's a quick recap in this video below.  Check it out!  In January 2017, we closed more sales than ever with 308 sales.  And ...
Many times when I am working with buyers who have small kids who come along the tour of homes, I get a little nervous.  No matter how many times you tell a little kid not to touch anything, they, of course, touch everything! As a showing agent, I try to make sure the house is in the exact same wa...
Ramblers for sale in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater WA are hot properties and are desired homes for residents in the Thurston County, WA area.Search here for the current ramblers for sale in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and surrounding areas of Thurston County.  What is a rambler?A rambler is a single-s...
Last year was a record year in the Olympia and Lacey WA housing market, and 2017 is on a path to exceed 2016's numbers. Here's a snapshot of 2016: 4,893 home sales in Thurston County, WA.  For comparison, in 2011, at the bottom of our market, Thurston County had just 2,600 home sales. $282,738 av...
5514 Jackson Farm Lp SE in Lacey WA is now pending.After being on the market for 1 day, we received a terrific offer and look forward to a successful close on this well-prepared and marketed home in Lacey, WA.Click here to see the details of this home.  This tri-level appealed to many of the pote...
I'm happy to say I've been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist Designation this month! This was one of my goals that unfortunately kept getting put off but I'm so glad I finally focused and earned this designation. What I liked most about this designation is that the classes were very pe...
Apparently, my 84-year-old mother, going on 24, is far more hip to the happenings in Olympia WA than I am.  She lives with us, doesn’t drive but reads the local paper, The Olympian, every day, and knows just enough of how to use the Internet to be dangerous.  And she is always highlighting activi...
Military families are always on the move, and I'm proud that I could help another military family sell their Tumwater Hill, WA home.   This one was a tough one just due to the very long appraisal process.  Even in the fall and winter, the market has not eased up enough for appraisers to catch up....
For Dick Greenberg's contest, The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest, here is my entry for Real Estate Main Listing Photo.   For this one, I'm doing a before and after.  When I first visited the property to take the photos, the sun was setting, the seller's dogs were running around and I was try...
"How these sellers made $60,000 on their Lacey, WA house in just 15 months" seems like a pretty sensational headline and I usually don't start out my blog posts this way, but this is absolutely true.  Here's how these sellers did it.  SummaryMy clients purchased this newly-constructed home in Jul...

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