Welcome, Alicia Alverson

Alicia Alverson

We are proud to announce the addition of Alicia Alverson to our Bayview office. Alicia is an experienced broker and brings with her a knowledge of real estate on Whidbey Island. You can reach her at 360-331-0120 or alicia@cbwhidbey.com. We pride ourselves at Coldwell Banker Tara Properties in having the most knowledgeable and helpful brokers on Whidbey Island. Please join us in welcoming Alicia to our CBTP family.

Community Fund – 30 Years and Counting

To date, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents have contributed over $352,000 through the company’s “Community Fund” for people in need and for community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island. Many of our agents are personally involved with these worthwhile causes. Part of every commission is deposited into our Community Fund. Read about some of our recipients at http://www.cbwhidbey.com/community-fund-and-non-profit-org.

Island County Offices to Open on Friday

Island County commissioners have decided to re-open the county offices on Friday. The County has been closed on Fridays since 2009 due to cutbacks. This extended week will begin sometime in June. You can read the full article in the Whidbey News-Times.

South Whidbey High School Awards

South Whidbey High School has been recognized as a top-performing school in the State of Washington and received two honors in the 2013 Washington Achievement Awards, reported the South Whidbey Record. The school received awards in overall excellence and a special recognition of extended graduation rates. Congratulations! You can find details in the April 30th ‘Notable’ section of the South Whidbey Record.

Coldwell Banker Broker Supporting WAIF

Coldwell Banker brokers help and volunteer in so many ways! You’ll spot them every where.

Deborah Jones, long-time volunteer for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF), takes to the seas to help spread the word about the plans for the new animal shelter and the continued need for funds.

“It’s Happening” with ground breaking scheduled for this September.

Welcome To Our Newest Brokers

We’d like to welcome 2 brokers to our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties family. Kevin Johnson is in our Oak Harbor office and Dennis Allen is our newest broker with an office in our Freeland location. Either of these brokers would be happy to assist you in any of your Whidbey Island real estate needs. You can reach Kevin at 360-929-2400 or Dennis at 206-817-3507. We’re happy to have them with us!

Kevin Johnson

Dennis Allen

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Award Winners

This morning marked our annual Awards Breakfast where we honor those brokers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, integrity, commitment and innovation. This year we recognized Rick Chapman and Lawrence Wallace, recipients of the President’s Circle, Victoria Buerger, recipient of the Diamond Society, and Marchele Hatchner, recipient of the Sterling Society. In addition, Bronze Society awards went to Deborah Jones, Jennifer Pearson, Charlene Arnold, Christina Parker, and Gary Ingram. Merit Society awards were given to Kathleen Philippsborn, Gail Pierce, Ronald Macdonald and Cathy Wilson. Our Mountain Climber awards for achievement were awarded to Sheila Davies, Bob Blakley, Ed Adamson, Jan McKinney, Pam Mock, and Jean Henson.

We had a great breakfast at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club and were fortunate to have John James, our Regional Business Consultant, on hand to update us on the new Coldwell Banker ad campaigns and other news from the wider world of  Coldwell Banker.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

We’ve waited all year and now it is here! The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is in full swing. Running this year from April 1 to April 30., the 31 year old festival brings people from far and wide to view the tulips, daffodils, and other spring flowers. There are activities in and around the area to meet everyone’s interest. You can get more details at the Tulip Festival’s website.

New Ferry for Whidbey Island

You will soon see a new ferry at the Mukilteo and Clinton docks. The new Tokitae will replace the Cathlamet which is moving down to the Vashon run. Mukilteo is getting the new boat because more cars travel on that route than any other in the system – more than 2 million last year, outgoing ferry chief David Moseley said. The Tokitae holds 144 cars, 20 more than the Cathlamet, so ferry waits should be shorter.

Nichols Brothers, a Whidbey Island boat builder, had a hand in the construction of the new boat.

To read all about the ferry, seen the article in the Everett Herald here.

Spring is Coming to Whidbey Island

Participants and visitors to Mystery Weekend in Langley were treated to chilly, wet weather. This didn’t dampen spirits at all and the weekend was a success all around – especially for the shop owners that provided shelter from the inclement weather. This week, especially Wednesday, we got a peek of what our upcoming spring will look like – balmy, sunny, and warm (kind of). It was just to wet our whistle, however, since the days are back to cloudy with chance of rain through the weekend. We’re encouraged, though. We’ve seen what is to come!