I just received a listing on a waterfront property that will list for $2,25 million. While researching some marketing possibilities, I read an interesting account from a Seattle/Bellevue agent who was showing properties to a client from Texas. As often happens, they ended up stalled in traffic on one of the bridges. The agent was complaining about their predicament a bit, yet the client said something like, "what are you griping about? take a look around you--we're surrounded by mountains, water, greenery . . . we're fortunate to have a few minutes to take it in, where I'm from we'd be stuck with nothing to look at but the flat, brown dirt!" Most likely it was one of our gorgeous sunny days, but the truth holds true even on our rainy days. The mountains, water, and trees are still here.
Our location is still our best selling point. Living here, especially if we are natives, we tend to forget that most of the country and the world don't have the privilege to enjoy such natural beauty on a daily basis. Gig Harbor has the added benefit of being a small, growing, quiet waterfront community that's within 1 hour of the major Metro destination. Very private saltwater estates on an acre+ with nearly 300 feet of beachfront and sweeping views are still priced under $3million here. In my opinion, it's a bargain. No where else can you experience Nature at its very best--daily--and still be within one CNN World Report and a Jim Cramer's Mad Money Report of Seattle or Bellevue?! And if the bridge or freeway does back up a bit, just take a look outside and enjoy the view. You won't find it anywhere else.