Is Whidbey Changing?

TomT120618 copyThis is the question being discussed next Thursday (12/6/18) at 6:30 pm at the Langley Library by Tom Trimbath, a broker in our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Bayview office. Per Tom, “Growth versus preservation has always been a balancing act, and is amplified by Seattle’s record setting real estate market. The island is more complex and so is the housing market, the local economy, and our culture(s).” Come by and join in the discussion with Tom and members of our community.

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.

Our 2017 Award Winners

awardYesterday, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ brokers and staff celebrated our 2017 Sales Award Winners at Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill. After a fabulous breakfast created by Gordon, we honored those agents that achieved excellence in sales during 2017. Here is the list of these outstanding brokers:

Diamond Society: Deborah Jones, Charlene Arnold, Rick Chapman, Kevin Johnson, Jennifer Pearson and Christina Parker.

Sterling Society: Lawrence Wallace, Victoria Buerger and Marchele Hatchner.

Bronze Society: Diana Lantz and Gary Ingram

Merit Society: Gail Pierce

Mountain Climber (those that exceeded 2016): Sharley Lewis, Daryl Hicks, Pam Mock, Diane Lantz, Marchele Hatchner, Charlene Arnold, Christina Parker, Jennifer Pearson and Deborah Jones.

Rookie of the Year: Gregory Young

Congratulations to all of these brokers.

Get Ready for Vacation Visitors

bathroomGot guests coming to stay with you? Coldwell Banker BlueMatter has some tips to help you spruce up your half-bath and be ready for your visitors. Simple changes or additions as well as thoughtful extras will make your visitors fell welcome in your home. For details, click here.