4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

home for saleGetting ready to sell your home? Here’s a quick article on things NOT to do. One thing you WANT to do, of course, is contact your local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ broker to help you sell your Whidbey Island home. We have the island covered from Oak Harbor to Clinton.

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Adopt-A-Senior Program

Pam Mock and Chasity Smith

Pam Mock and Chasity Smith

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is proud to help sponsor Whidbey Island’s Adopt-a-Senior program. The program serves seniors or vulnerable adults experiencing hardship on the island by providing food, gifts, and basic needs for the Holiday Season. The program culminates with the delivery of gifts by local organizations and volunteers before Christmas. If you’d like to participate, contact Chasity Smith at 360-321-1600 ext. 27 or email SmithCL2@dshs.wa.gov. Find out more information on all Senior Services at Island Seniors. Pictured here are Pam Mock of our Freeland office, giving our Community Fund check to Chasity Smith. A portion of every Coldwell Banker Tara Properties commission is donated to assist people in need, community agencies, and schools on Whidbey Island.

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Our Community Fund Helps “Help House”

Help House Oak HarborColdwell Banker Tara Properties’ Community Fund is proud to be able to give needed funds to Help House Food Bank in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Help House provides assistance to those in need including supplemental and emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers and telephone health and welfare check-ups. Pictured is Maria Hulett (right), a broker in our Oak Harbor office, presenting a check to Jean Weiman.

When you work with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, you invest in your community.

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Drug Take-Back Day – October 22

pillsLocal law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up once again for a prescription drug take back event.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of expired, unused and unwanted medication.

People can take their drugs to the Oak Harbor Police Department on Barrington Drive, the Coupeville Marshal’s Office on Northeast Seventh Street and the Island County Sheriff’s Office precinct office at 5521 East Harbor Road in Freeland.

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And the Winner Is…..

Aran Zontine

Aran Zontine

Here’s a photo of one of the 4 winners in our Whidbey Island Fair drawing. Aran Zontine visited the fair on Sunday and his drawing slip was chosen out of the many submitted. Aran won a $50 gift certificate to Bayview Farm and Garden. Other winners were Bobby Lehman ($50 in Clyde Theater tickets), George Johnson ($50 to Ace Hardware), and Charlotte Jenson ($50 plus dessert at the Glass Alley Cafe). Congratulations to all and thanks for stopping by our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties booth at the fair.

Selling? 5 Dirt-Cheap Staging Ideas

HousepaintIf you’re about to put your home on the market, first consider these 5 VERY inexpensive ways to get your property ready to sell. You can always do more, but these tips will get you going. 5 Dirt-Cheap Staging Ideas.

Next, contact your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties broker to help you achieve your goal of selling for the highest price in the shortest time. Our brokers have the local expertise on Whidbey Island that you need for a successful transaction. And, if you’re moving off of the island, we have a network of brokers around the world to help in your relocation.

Is Your Dog Royalty?

081316WagnWalkAdColdwell Banker Tara Properties’ Community Fund is proud to support the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (‘WAIF’). This year, WAIF’s Wag ‘n’ Walk festival will be held from 11am-3pm on Sunday, August 21 at the Greenbank Farm. Come out and enjoy the contests, costumes, and canine festivities. Enter your dog in the contest for King and Queen. Do you look like your dog? Enter the Owner and Dog look-alike contest. It’s fun for everyone whether you bring your dog or not. There’s even a beer & wine garden. And say ‘hello’ to Deborah Jones, a broker from our Freeland office volunteering at the event. This is a Whidbey Island tradition you don’t want to miss. You can get more details for this event at the WAIF site.

“Fair” Experience

fair2016_1smThe Whidbey Island Fair is underway. We’re in Day 2 of the 4 day event. Our booth came out great, as you can see. The music, rides, 4-H activities, and the different aromas coming from the various food booths are exciting for all. Stop by our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties booth in the Turner (Commercial) Building and sign up for one of our gift certificates. No obligation. And, if you’re interested in knowing about buying or selling property on the island, finding out about current market conditions, or just want to talk about our community, we’d love for you to stop by.

4 Reasons to Meet Us At the Fair

CBTaraFairColdwell Banker Tara Properties is celebrating over 30 years at the Island County/Whidbey Island Fair. We’ve had a booth in the Turner Building EVERY YEAR! We chat with folks about the community, real estate, kids, weather–anything that comes up. Of course, we’re happy to help Buyers find new homes and Sellers make plans to sell their properties. This year we’re giving away Four $50 Gift Certificates to Island businesses–Glass Alley Cafe, Ace Hardware, Bayview Farm and Garden, and The Clyde Theater. Stop by and enter to win–there’s no obligation, and our agents would love to meet you and chat.

Welcome Home

boyanddogCheck out Coldwell Banker’s new video of ‘This is Home‘. Contact your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties agent to find your ‘Home’ on Whidbey Island.