Congratulations Casey Jones

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on February 7, 2017

We would like to congratulate our own Casey Jones on  being awarded his Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS.

Only 3% of REALTORS nationwide have earned the CRS credential. Those who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.

This is such a great achievement and milestone – great work Casey!

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Get Ready for the Home Selling Season – now starting in winter?

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on December 6, 2016

Moststats sellers wait till spring to list their homes.  There are many reasons why, but one of the biggest is the perception that the market is stronger in those months.

The ratio of buyers to sellers is really what determines the strength of a market.  What surprises most people is that the ratio is pretty constant throughout the year.  From purely a supply-demand standpoint, winter is an equally good time to sell.

Last winter we saw a huge increase in buyers.  It turned out to be the seventh best quarter on record, well ahead of recent years’ spring and summer seasons.  This trend has been building for several years now; and the numbers tell us this winter will be even stronger.

What sets this coming winter apart is our historically low absorption rate, which measures the number of months it would take to sell out the stats2current inventory of homes.  Any measure below four months indicates a seller’s market.

Our market is at 2.1 months – a strong seller’s market. This is the second lowest reading we’ve ever had.  No spring or summer month has had a more favorable rate for sellers.  If buyers stay as active as they’ve been, this winter will be one of our market’s best seasons for selling.

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Great Fall Maintenance Tips

November 4, 2016

Can you believe it’s November? Fall leaves, the crisp air, pumpkins, apples and the holidays are upon us. Now is the best time to get prepared for the colder winter months. While we don’t suffer a deep freeze here in the Pacific Northwest, there are some great tips on how best to winterize locally. Our […]

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Making the Best of the Market

August 17, 2016

This is certainly a uniquely good time for sellers to be approaching the market.  The question for interested sellers is how to make the absolute most of it. Almost all sellers are thrilled with the idea that homes are selling so quickly.  Few people come to us and say, “I hope my home sits on […]

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Records Continue to be Smashed

August 11, 2016

The Olympics are finally here.  We have all seen some inspiring performances throughout the events.  Who can forget some of the greatest moments by Jesse Owens, Mary Lou Retton, Carl Lewis, and Michael Phelps?  Each delivered gold medal performances and graced the front of the iconic Wheaties cereal box as a result. Here at home, our […]

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Inspirational Educator Award Winner – Carolyn Gilman

June 30, 2016

(Pictured left to right, Jamie Gibeau – Marketing Director with Coldwell Banker, Meg VanSchoorl with The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, contest judge John Dodge, Maisie Maclay, Carolyn Gilman, Ken Anderson – President/Owner of Coldwell Banker, Matt Grant, Olympia High School Principal) We are thrilled to announce our second Inspirational Educator Award winner, Carolyn […]

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First Place Scholarship Winner – Margaret Maclay

June 12, 2016

(Margaret is pictured here with her mother Annie Maclay  and siblings Ellen and Tavish) Congratulations to the first place scholarship winner of our 6th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest, Margaret Maclay. Margaret – now known to us as Maisie –  wrote a fantastic essay about the history of her home. Her essay was […]

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Second Place Scholarship Winner – Ryan Birbeck

June 10, 2016

(Ryan is pictured here with girlfriend Maddy Welling and parents Jeff and Traci Birbeck) Congratulations to Ryan Birbeck, our second place winner in our 6th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Ryan wrote a great essay about his comfortable and welcoming home – one we would all love to visit! Wonderful job Ryan! […]

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Third Place Scholarship Winner – Karen Coppock

June 9, 2016

(Karen is pictured here with her mother, Alison Coppock) Congratulations to Karen Coppock, our third place winner in our 6th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Karen wrote a beautifully descriptive essay about her home that will capture your attention from start to finish. Her creatively titled essay, The Distinctive Cracks of Life, […]

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2016 Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

May 31, 2016

The panel of community judges have announced the winners of our 2015 What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Congratulations to the following students, from Left to Right, Third Place Winner, Karen Coppock from Timberline High School, First Place Winner, Margaret Maclay from Olympia High School and Second Place Winner, Ryan Birbeck from Timberline […]

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