kitsap county wa real estate: The Keller Williams Belief System - 03/25/13 06:28 PM
 

 
A mission statement defines what an organization is, why it exists, its reason for being.
A vision statement identifies what a company would like to achieve or accomplish.
Values are important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a company about what is good and desirable.
Perspective is one's "point of view" - the choice of expressed opinions, convictions, or beliefs.
One of things that has impressed me since joining Keller Williams West Sound here in Kitsap County WA is the way and manner in which the company communicates its core beliefs and guiding principles. … (1 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Buyers Agency Commitment - 1st Time Home Buyers Guide Kitsap County WA - 01/11/13 01:38 PM
Buyer's Agency Agreement-Committing to Each Other-1st Time Home Buyers Guide Kitsap County WA
This is the fourth installment in an on-going series of helpful articles designed to effectively guide 1st Time Home Buyers through a successful home-buying process. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, the key events that occur.
So far in this series, we've identified the Top Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent (Part One) (Part Two) and Choosing Your Mortgage Lender.
This time, we’ll talk about the importance of executing a Buyer's Agency Agreement.
Buyer's Agency Agreement - The Contract of Mutual Commitment
One of the most important and fundamental first steps in meeting with your Real Estate Agent … (2 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Top Ten Traits for Agents: 1st-Time Home Buyers Guide Kitsap County WA - 12/23/12 07:33 AM
This is the second installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st-Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their home purchasing goals. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. In the first post, we began to identify the Top Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent. We had discussed the first 5 traits: Advocate; Knowledgeable; Ethical; Accessible; and Communicator.
Here then, are the remaining 5 traits:
Top Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent, Part 2
Highly Recommended: They say that you’re only as good as your last transaction. As … (0 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Traits of a Great Agent - 1st Time Home Buyer's Guide Kitsap County WA - 12/23/12 06:41 AM
Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent/Broker in Kitsap County WA - 1st Time Home Buyer's Guide
This is the first installment in a 10-Part series of blog articles designed at helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their home purchasing goals. In this series, I will identify and discuss, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process.
Today’s topic is entitled "Top Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent - Part One"
One of the most satisfying and rewarding aspects of my career in real estate is helping people successfully achieve their home buying goals. This is especially true with 1st Time Home Buyers. … (13 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: "Have Kitsap County WA Home Prices Hit Bottom Yet?" - 12/08/12 03:09 PM
A recent article published on Forbes.com lists 25 Cities Where Home Prices are Still Tumbling.
Included in this list is our State Capital, Olympia; Tacoma, and Bremerton/Silverdale.
I am feeling somewhat vindicated. I've been arguing with several area agents/brokers here in Kitsap County WA for nearly a year now as to whether or not our local real estate market has finally hit bottom. I have been the lone dissenting opinion that home prices have not fully tanked. I think we're close, but definitely not there just yet.
While certainly there are isolated pockets or niche markets within Kitsap County WA that have enjoyed improved valuations … (1 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: VA Appraisals - "Be Prepared!" VA Home Loans in Kitsap County WA - 12/07/12 12:52 AM
The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared!" According to Baden Powell, Founder of The Boy Scouts, this meant "being ready in mind and body for any struggles, and to meet with a strong heart whatever challenges might lie ahead."
For Home Buyers utilizing VA financing, being 'prepared' is a very important aspect of the Home Buying process, especially as it relates to one's mental preparation.
Originally enacted by Congress back in the mid-40's, the VA Home Loan was created to offer government-guaranteed home loans to active-duty members and veterans. With such a large military community here in Kitsap County WA, many of our residential properties are purchased … (16 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Affordable Turn-of-the-Century Charmer in West Bremerton WA - 11/01/12 10:22 AM
Located at 1115 Olympic Avenue in West Bremerton WA, this nicely restored Turn-of-the-Century still has much of the charm and architecture associated with the time of its original construction, but with value-added features of the present. You'll enjoy Summer BBQ's out on the expansive rear deck, or the convenience of driving your car/motorocylce restoration project from ground level straight into your basement garage! Located within a short distance of Olympic College, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, area schools, and shopping, and priced at only $159,950 this would be a great place to call home!

For more information or a private showing, … (4 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: ActiveRain and Your 'Find-A-Bility' Factor - 04/04/12 06:55 AM
Yesterday was yet another example of why my time spent participating on ActiveRain is a worthwhile investment....
I received a phone call from a woman currently residing out in the Chicago Illinois area. Her husband was active-duty military. They had been stationed here in Kitsap County a few years back where they had purchased a home, and converted it to a rental property when they were transferred to Chicago.
She found me initially through my ActiveRain blog, followed my comment streams, and eventually ended up at my local WordPress real estate blog and website.
She asked me to do a marketing … (24 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Affordable Home in Quiet East Bremerton Neighborhood - 02/27/12 06:19 AM

3563 Courtyard Lane, Bremerton WA
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home just under 1000 square feet
Priced Very Affordably at  $149,950
NWMLS # 305069
 ~       o       ~       o       ~       o       ~       o       ~ o       ~

Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional with Keller Williams West Sound, providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You … (2 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Silverdale WA Real Estate - Featured Home for Sale in Silverdale WA - 01/12/12 05:55 PM

Welcome to 9009 Martin Avenue in Silverdale Washington
NWMLS #310096  ~  $429,950
This nearly 4000 square foot 4BR 4BTH home is situated on a near 1/2 acre lot in peaceful Silverdale Highlands and backs up to seasonal creek. The Main Level Open Great Room boasts a gourmet island kitchen with over 700 sq. ft. of granite counters, deep sink, breakfast bar, all stainless appliances including double convection oven, extensive custom cabinetry with pull-outs and built-ins; Formal Dining area with French Doors to BBQ deck; and a sunken Living Room with River Rock Wood Burning Fireplace.
A Large Upper Level BR … (4 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Keller Williams West Sound Property Hub - Kitsap County WA Real Estate - 01/05/12 06:27 PM
There is great excitement in the real estate air here in Kitsap County WA. Keller Williams West Sount Realty has recently signed a 5-year lease for space next door to Forza in the Town Centre Plaza in Silverdale WA. Tenant improvements are underway with a Grand Opening sometime in late February to early March.
The Keller Williams Real Estate Hub in Kitsap County WA will be a relatively new concept in retail real estate office space, offering a consumer-centric, technology-driven resource center for new & current area residents.
It will also provide an efficient wireless technology environment for agents/brokers to connect and quickly accomplish … (6 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Keller Williams comes to Kitsap County WA! - 12/15/11 08:00 PM
As many of you may recall, I announced my recent move to Keller Williams West Sound in a post last September:
"Turning a New Page"
My decision to move brokerages has turned out to be one of the best career moves I've ever made! The team at Keller Williams West Sound is nothing short of amazing and provides a truly fun, positive, empowering environment for success!
A recent exciting development has been the signing of a long term lease for retail space here in Silverdale WA.
What has me really pumped about this new office is the concept we're creating. Instead … (7 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: The Perfect Marriage of Home and Habitat in Kingston WA - 07/12/11 04:18 AM
8220 NE Husky Lane, Kingston WA / NWMLS #248320 / $569,950
Awe-inspiring Timber Frame Home surrounded by extensive Master Gardner flora and landscaping situated on plush secluded native-growth 5+ acres. Timber Frame home designs use time-honored artistry where tall support beams rise up dramatically from the floor and connect overhead in a soaring harmonious network of beams, rafters, and braces joined with glove-like precision.
 

For more information on this stunning Pacific Northwest home, go HERE.
To view this photo slideshow you need to have Flash Player 9 or newer installed and JavaScript enabled. This flash photo slideshow gallery was … (6 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: The Hood Canal WA - Wordless Wednesday from Kitsap County WA - 07/05/11 07:49 PM
Part of my 4th of July weekend was spent crabbing on the Hood Canal, part of the Puget Sound waterways.

This picture was taken right at the entrance to Pleasant Harbor, over on the east side of the Hood Canal (Olympic Peninsula) near Brinnon WA.

~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~

Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional with Windermere Real Estate, providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of … (3 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Kitsap County WA Real Estate - Featured Home off Seabeck Highway - 06/29/11 08:21 PM
This stunning home on Millglade Lane in Bremerton Washington is situated at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac in Central Kitsap County WA and offers the finest quality of Pacific Northwest Living!
 

To view this photo slideshow you need to have Flash Player 9 or newer installed and JavaScript enabled. This flash slideshow was created with PhotoSnack photo slideshow maker.
For more information on this home and other quality Kitsap County WA homes, go to KitsapLife.com

~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~

Rich … (0 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Wordless Wednesday on the Kitsap Peninsula Washington - 06/14/11 09:55 PM
Sunset Approaches on the Hood Canal in Washington State
 

~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~

Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional with Windermere Real Estate, providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, SoundBiteBLog, and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail: kitsapagent@gmail.com

(5 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Low Offers, Short Sales, and Other Market Realities - Kitsap County WA - 06/14/11 11:04 AM
Given the current real estate market dynamics in Kitsap County WA, and the prevalent number of short sale and foreclosure properties being listed (about 30% of all properties), it's rather challenging for traditional Sellers who aren't upside down on their mortgage or facing imminent foreclosure to effectively sell their homes.
As a result, many Buyers (and some agents/brokers) assume that every Seller is equally desperate and willing to make huge pricing concessions in order to attract a viable Buyer.
Such was the case recently with one of my listed properties.
I have the good pleasure of marketing a beautiful home in … (11 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: 5781 Gateway Lane Bremerton WA in Desirable Blueberry Meadows - 06/09/11 07:14 PM

To view this photo slideshow you need to have Flash Player 9 or newer installed and JavaScript enabled. Make a slideshow for yourself using PhotoSnack photo slideshow maker. … (3 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: Hood Canal WA Sunset - Foto Friday on the Kitsap Peninsula - 05/27/11 09:27 AM

This view is looking West from the scenic Kitsap Peninsula, situated halfway between Seattle WA and the Olympic Mountain Range. The Hood Canal is part of the Puget Sound waterways and is a popular recreational destination in the Pacific Northwest.
If you're in the market for a view, waterfront, 2nd Home, or vacation property, I would love to help you!
~      o      ~      o      ~      o      ~      o      ~      o      ~      o      ~

Rich Jacobson … (17 comments)

kitsap county wa real estate: The Masterpiece on Millglade Lane - a Quality Home in Kitsap County WA - 02/21/11 04:58 PM

5578 NW Millglade Lane Bremerton WA 98312
In my 10+ years as a licensed professional real estate broker here in Kitsap County WA, I've toured thousands of homes and represented many Sellers and Buyers.
As a Listing Agent, I tend to be rather selective with the Seller clients I choose to work with. It's a very challenging market in Kitsap County WA right now and it's imperative that Sellers have a realistic understanding of what it takes to successfully market and sell their home.
I have the good fortune of working with some wonderful folks as the Listing Broker … (6 comments)

 
Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) Ambassador large

Rich Jacobson

Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Poulsbo, WA

More about me…

Fathom Realty West Sound

Address: 3888 NW Randall Way, Suite 204, Silverdale, WA, 98383

Mobile: 360-440-4758

Email Me

Providing Knowledgeable Empowerment and Relentless Representation of Real Estate Clients throughtout the Western Puget Sound, including all of Kitsap County WA, and portions of Mason, Pierce, and Jefferson Counties. "Helping You to Successfully Achieve Your Next Adventure in Life!" "Effecting Positive Change in the World - One Client and One Property, at a Time!" Rich JacobsonCreate Your Badge


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog