Looking for a few good men & women

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is looking for new or experienced agents for our Whidbey Island offices. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a four-week long high-intensity training session. This will be a great kick-start to a new career in real estate or a superb refresher course for seasoned agents. If you are interested in joining our team of experienced professionals, please give us a call at 360-331-6300.

Inventory is Low But Sales are Happening!

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Sales on Whidbey Island

Our standard winter inventory is just waiting for all of those new spring listings. As you can see, inventory peaks in the summer months, but sales for last year were fairly consistent. We know there are a lot of new properties coming on the market soon. Give us a call and find out what’s new. Here’s a graph of the last 12 months worth of listing inventory and sales.

Five Musts Before You List Your Home

Getting ready to put your house on the market? Carla Hill, in an article in RealtyTimes, outlined 5 things to consider before you list. To summarize:

1 – Organize your paperwork for past repairs and upgrades and any home warranty info.

2 – Get ready to declutter. Sort through and get rid of things you don’t need now so you won’t be rushed later.

3 – Clean, clean and clean some more. Dirty homes are a buyer turn-off. Wash, paint, refresh.

4 – Get an inspection. Identify areas that will need repair.

5 – Make repairs or get estimates. Be prepared.