Women’s Choice Award

WCA_Real_Estate_Agency_2018Coldwell Banker has been recognized as a real estate leader in customer experience and overall quality. The Women’s Choice Award is the only award that recognizes and identifies brands that women recommend.

Women are the key to real estate success:

  • Women make or influence 91% of homebuying decisions
  • Female purchasing power is valued at $18T globally (it exceeds male purchasing power), and its growing. Over the next decade, women are expected to control two-thirds of consumer wealth
  • Over 90% of homebuying decisions are influenced or made by women
  • 18% of homebuyers were single women (vs. 7% that were single men)
  • 61% of visitors to coldwellbanker.com are women
  • Two-thirds of real estate agents are women.

We are proud of this award and appreciate the confidence that women have in Coldwell Banker.

You Could Be Wrecking Your Home–and Not Know It

IvyThis is a great article from Houselogic on bad things you could be doing to your house. Scroll through the list and make sure you’re not creating future problems for yourself. Check them out at First Time Buyer Mistakes. These are not just mistakes first time buyers make–most are things seasoned homeowners could be doing.

Another Winner!

ColeGCAnother winner from our Whidbey Island Area Fair booth drawing. Shown here is Steve Cole (left), the proud new owner of a Bayview Farm and Garden gift certificate. Presenting the card is Tom Trimbath of our Bayview office. Be sure to stop by our booth NEXT year and sign up to win. In the meantime, if you have any questions about real estate on Whidbey Island (or the real estate market in general), feel free to call any of our experienced Coldwell Banker Tara Properties brokers.

Our Winners!

MillerGCVargasGCShown here are Marchele Hatchner (left), a broker from our Freeland office, presenting a Sebos gift certificate to Tereese Miller and Joe Aernie (right), a broker from our Bayview office, presenting another Sebos gift certificate to Dianne Vars. Dianne was the Friday drawing winner from our Whidbey Island Area Fair booth and Tereese was Sunday’s winner. We really enjoyed talking with people as they stopped by our booth, whether it was about real estate, our beautiful island, the economy, the community, or a variety of other topics. Coldwell Banker Tara Properties has a booth every year in the Commercial Building at the Fair. Plan to stop by next year for some stimulating conversation and a chance to win your own gift certificate.

Community Fund Support

Gail and Scott

“Gail and Scott”

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties has selected Good Cheer Food Bank to be a recipient of part of our Community Fund. Shown here is Gail Pierce of our Bayview office presenting a check to Scott, the Good Cheer Food Bank manager.

Every year, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents contribute a portion of their commissions through the company’s “Community Fund” to people in need and to community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island.

Dunk one of our Brokers

RyansHouseDunkTankRyan’s House for Youth is hosting a dunk tank this year at the Whidbey Island Area Fair in Langley. Marchele Hatchner, one of our Freeland office brokers, volunteers for that organization and she has agreed to be dunked on Friday to help raise money for this non-profit. Come on out to the fair and dunk Marchele (the weather is supposed to be pretty warm, anyway). And, when you’re at the fair, stop by our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties booth in the Turner Commercial Building and chat with our experienced brokers. We’re having a drawing every day for $50 gift cards.

3 Simple DIY Projects to Tackle this Summer

Brick patio with table umbrella and chairs

Brick patio with table umbrella and chairs

Coldwell Banker has prepared a short project list that almost anyone can do to enable you to increase your enjoyment of summer. Briefly, the three projects involve painting, planting, and partying. You can get further details on their Blue Matter Blogpost. And if you want a great house to enjoy your summer (and all year ’round), contact your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties broker and view some of the Northwest’s finest properties on Whidbey Island.

Helping Help House

HelpHouse2018Each year, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents contribute a portion of their commissions through the company’s “Community Fund” to people in need and to community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island.

Pictured here is Ann Campbell (at left) of our Oak Harbor office delivering a check to Jean Weiman, Executive Director of the North Whidbey Help House. Help House provides assistance to those in need in our community in an impartial and dignified manner.

Old Dog, New Dog

OldDogNewDogCheck out Coldwell Banker’s newest video! Old Dog, New Dog! Coldwell Banker began telling the story of how dogs embody the joy and love of home, partnering with North American adoption network Adopt-A-Pet.com to create the Coldwell Banker Homes For Dogs Project. The continued success of this initiative has inspired another story about how dogs help to make a house a home.

Whidbey Island Marathon is Coming

marathonThe Whidbey Island Marathon will happen this year on April 22. The race is considered one of the Pacific Northwest’s hidden athletic gems and a must do destination race for running enthusiasts. Starting at the Deception Pass Bridge, the marathon course winds through ocean side roadways, farmland and more while featuring waterfront coastlines, snow-capped mountains and more. The race features a full marathon, half marathon, 10K Run/Walk, Family 5K and a Kids 1K Run. We are on track for 1,800+ participants this year with over 30% of participants traveling from off-island to participate.
Learn more and register at www.runwhidbey.com