Sunrise Rotary Dance

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Oak Harbor broker Kevin Johnson and his band, Johnny Bulldog, will be at the Sunrise Rotary Dance (Boys & Girls Club – Rollerbarn) on June 6th from 7:30 to 11. Tickets are $25 per person and benefit projects by Sunrise Rotary. Come and support a great cause and hear Kevin play.

President Jennifer

Jennifer Pearson at her Swearing In

This morning, at the Realtor Breakfast, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Jennifer Pearson was sworn in as the 2015 President of the Realtor Board on Whidbey Island. We are very happy for her and we know she’ll do an outstanding job as president. Way to go, Jennifer!

Welcome, Jen Knox

Jen Knox

We’d like to announce that Jen Knox has joined Coldwell Banker Tara Properties in our Freeland office. Jen has lived on Whidbey Island for many years. She is knowledgeable in negotiating, market conditions, and staging. Please welcome Jen and feel free to contact her at 360-221-0176 or email her at We’re happy to have her as part of the CBTP family.

Langley’s Chocolate Flower Farm in Martha Stewart Living

Chocolate Flower Farm Gift Store on First Street in Langley

Langley’s own Chocolate Flower Farm is featured in the Garden Section of Martha Stewart Living magazine for October. Owner Marie Lincoln features brown and dark-hued flowers at her farm just outside of town and features ‘Home, Garden and Gifts with a Chocolate Twist’ at her store on First Street in downtown Langley. (Her chocolate and raspberry jam is exquisite!) Check out her online store and read about her farm and store on her website at Chocolate Flower Farm and pick up a copy of Martha Stewart Living (October issue).

Congratulations… us!

Erl Bangston, our founder

This month marks the 39th anniversary of the beginning of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. Erl Bangston started Tara Properties way back in 1975 and we’ve been a successful real estate company on Whidbey Island ever since. Our experienced and knowledgeable agents have helped thousands of folks buy their dream homes and gotten them top dollar when they decided to sell. Through our Community Fund, we’ve helped non-profits, people in need, and provided scholarships for high school students on their way to college. Tara Properties became Coldwell Banker Tara Properties in 1995. By associating with this global company, we extended our reach to aid those buyers coming from afar and sellers relocating to a distant town.

We’re ready to start our next 39 years on Whidbey Island.

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 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

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.