Selling? 5 Dirt-Cheap Staging Ideas

HousepaintIf you’re about to put your home on the market, first consider these 5 VERY inexpensive ways to get your property ready to sell. You can always do more, but these tips will get you going. 5 Dirt-Cheap Staging Ideas.

Next, contact your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties broker to help you achieve your goal of selling for the highest price in the shortest time. Our brokers have the local expertise on Whidbey Island that you need for a successful transaction. And, if you’re moving off of the island, we have a network of brokers around the world to help in your relocation.

Welcome Home

boyanddogCheck out Coldwell Banker’s new video of ‘This is Home‘. Contact your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties agent to find your ‘Home’ on Whidbey Island.

Coming Home to Whidbey

Coming home to Whidbey

The most memorable moments of our lives happen at home. Whether it’s something cute the baby does or a funny moment with the family dog, these are the things that bring joy to our lives. Nobody understands the power that home has to create awesome moments of joy better than Coldwell Banker. And your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties agent can help you find your perfect Whidbey Island home. Imagine yourself on the bow of the ferry…. coming home….

Increase Your Property Value

increase-property-valueHere are 5 simple and relatively inexpensive ways to increase the value of your home when you’re getting ready to sell. Increase the value of your home-Click here.

When you’re ready to sell, contact your favorite Coldwell Banker Tara Properties agent to give you a market analysis of your home.

Getting The Most of Your New Neighborhood

couple walking townA new article from RisMedia’s Housecall Blog – – Now that the dust has settled and your belongings are put away (just kidding, we know the boxes are still piled high in the basement!), it’s time to get a lay of the land. Whether you moved a few houses down the street or across state lines, settling into a new location can be a fun adventure…so long as you’re ready to put in the work it takes to get acquainted with the area you now call home. Having trouble taking that first step? RisMedia has a few ideas to get you started. Investigating your new neighborhood

Free Homebuyer Workshop

Keys to your new homeLouis Muniz of Well Fargo Mortgage will be hosting a Free Homebuyer Workshop this Saturday, October 19, from 11am-12:30pm at the Wells Fargo in Freeland. Learn about finding, financing, and owning a home in today’s real estate market. Louis will explain the benefits and costs of home ownership; credit, debt, & mortgage guidelines; how different kinds of mortgages work; and how to choose a Realtor to help you choose your new home (big hint: Coldwell Banker Tara Properties can help you there).

If you’re interested, call Louis to reserve your seat. He can be reached at 360-331-5952 (office) or 360-969-1028 (cell). This is open to any member of the community whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or a new home buyer.

New Highlands Website

KingfisherCheck out the new Highlands at Langley website. A dramatic new look for this new development project just outside downtown Langley. You can view all of the new construction homes and pick your lot for your new dream home.

Welcome Karla Fredriksen

We’d like to welcome Karla Fredriksen to the Bayview office of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. Karla is a seasoned broker, listing and sell real estate on Whidbey Island for over 7 years. Her father, Al Fredriksen, originally built and started the Bayview office, so it’s like coming home to Karla. She’s active in Hearts and Hammers plus Time Together at the Senior Center in Bayview. She has 2 grown daughters and 2 granddaughters. Please call Karla with any of your real estate needs. You can reach her at 360-914-0124.

Home Improvements NOT to Make?

Outdoor kitchenThere are some upgrades to your home that you may wish you had but, if you’re interested in getting your money back out when you sell, you might want to read through this article, Home Upgrades You Shouldn’t Do.

Residential Sales

Here’s a graph of Residential Sales (275) on South Whidbey Island from July 2012 through June 2013. Information from NWMLS.