Adopt-A-Pet is Back

AdoptADogThe Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Project, launched in 2015, brought the spirit of our “Home’s Best Friend” commercial to every office. In a nationwide effort, events and fundraisers held by Coldwell Banker companies and Adopt-a-Pet.com network shelters exceeded the very lofty goal of getting 20,000 dogs adopted!

This year we are continuing the relationship with Adopt-a-Pet.com, including another Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend! Stay tuned for the date.

3-D Property View

862268Check out our newest way to view real estate property listings. This is the first of many tours to come for Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. Follow the instructions and use your mouse or direction keys to travel through every room just like you’re there! Click on the photo at the left or the following link to see the tour. 3-D Tour

Coming Soon With Your Help

RyanRyan’s House for Youth offers a safe, home-like environment for at-risk and homeless teens. With the help of caring mentors, youth find the tools to help heal and grow in their relationships, while giving them the opportunities to reach their highest potential.

Ryan’s House has the opportunity to purchase the former Countryside Inn located on the Highway across from Island Transit Station in Coupeville, which is comprised of 2 buildings totaling 7200 sq ft on approx. 7.8 acres of prairie at the entrance to Ebey’s Landing Reserve. This will take care of the immediate need for a Drop-In Center large enough to accommodate more kids.

Rick Chapman and Marchele Hatchner from Coldwell Banker Tara Properties are providing brokerage service on a pro bono basis. The seller, SaviBank, understands that a strong community is good business and are contributing $75,000. Some additional funds have already been raised. The remaining balance of $407,000 needs to be raised by the end of February. Matching funds are available and any donation will be greatly appreciated.

Contribute on the website www.ryanshouseforyouth.org
By text RHFY to 71777 or mail PO Box 551, Langley, WA 98260
Drop-in Center 1832 Scott Rd, Freeland or at the Big Red Event annual fundraiser February 13, 2016
Questions? 360-331-4575, 206-356-2405, ryanshouseforyouth@gmail.com

Congratulations to Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson has been awarded Top Rated Real Estate Agent in Oak Harbor.

Kevin Johnson has been selected as one of the Top Rated Real Estate Agents in Oak Harbor to be featured on TV Top Real Estate on Xfinity On Demand available on Comcast. TV Top Rated Real Estate features videos of Top Rated Real Estate Agents and their homes listed for sale which will allow consumers to select the best Real Estate Agent when buying or selling their home. As a top rated agent, Kevin Johnson is able to offer his clients the opportunity to showcase their homes for sale on television 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Kevin Johnson has also been honored on top real estate shows as an award-winning Real Estate Agent. You can read further details at Kevin Johnson-Top Agent

Santa’s Here

This past Saturday, Santa Claus visited Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. He posed for pictures with the many girls and boys that stopped by our Bayview office. Families received free photos with the jolly elf and there were goodies to eat for all.

North Whidbey Help House

HelpHouseThe Community Fund of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is happy to support the North Whidbey Help House. Pictured is Jan McKinney from our Oak Harbor officer presenting a check to a Help House representative.

The Help House provides assistance to those in need in our community in an impartial and dignified manner and provides supplemental/emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers once a year, and telephone health and welfare checkups via their tele-care program. They work with other human service agencies in our community to ensure the best possible assistance possible and assist wherever possible in not only improving lifestyles, but striving towards independence from the need for assistance.

Get Ready For Thanksgiving!

These tips will help with other get-togethers other than Thanksgiving, too. Compiled by Coldwell Banker, you’ll be thankful you’ve read through them before the big day!  14 Entertaining Hacks

Tour de Whidbey – 2015

Hedgebrook Farm

Hedgebrook Farm

Another year for the Tour de Whidbey and Coldwell Banker brokers again volunteered to host the favorite break station at Hedgebrook Farm. Over 250 people came by for water and snacks. The home-made snacks were provided by our brokers and were enjoyed by all who stopped. Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ brokers are proud to support Whidbey Island community activities and organizations. See you next year!

The Break Station

The Break Station

Happy Bikers

Happy Bikers

Fair Drawing Winner

Jen Knox and Micah Parrick

Congratulations to Micah Parrick, one of four winners of a $50 gift certificate to Sebo’s at Bayview. Presenting her gift card is Jen Knox, broker in our Freeland office. Attendees of the Whidbey Island Area Fair dropped their name in the bin at our booth in the Commercial Building. Coldwell Banker has had a booth at the fair for 20+ years!

Erl Bangston

Erl Bangston

Erl Bangston, our founder and friend,  passed away peacefully last Friday at his home in Red Oak, Iowa, with his wife Cynthia and Jade, their beloved cat, at his side.

From our president, Rick Chapman, “Erl will be deeply missed here, leaving behind only those fond memories we have of him.  I know that Erl would tell us do not grieve his death but rather celebrate his life.  And that is just the way Erl was – always enjoying life to the fullest.  His positive outlook and frame of mind were infectious and he could make a mean pot of soup to boot.  He was a great mentor to many of us, always had a smile for everyone and was highly regarded by anyone who ever had the opportunity to meet him.  This is truly a great loss to our Company and to our community as a whole.  Nevertheless, always remember Erl with a smile on your face because that is the way he would want it!”