Beautiful Panoramic Views from 4709 Kingsway in Anacortes


Anacortes Views

If you are seeking an open floor plan that allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Mountains, 4709 Kingsway is the home for you.

Located in Anacortes’ Skyline community, this sprawling 3,400 sf home boasts four bedrooms, 3.25 baths and is available for $525,000.  Featuring a huge wrap around deck, you can soak up a sunset and watch boat traffic from the privacy of your own home.

Elegant master bath

The newly remodeled master suite can be your oasis; featuring quartz counter tops, marble, and designer fixtures, you will feel like you are in spa of your own. Wait until you see the huge waslk-in closet!

Other features of 4709 Kingsway in Anacortes include a second master bath, bamboo flooring, double pane storm windows, vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. The Skyline community has beaches, a clubhouse, tennis courts, ball field and waterside cabana.

To visit this home, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. at (360) 941-3734.

If you would like to see more details and pictures on this gorgeous home for sale in Anacortes, click here.

Reasons to Buy a Home During Fall


Are you searching for your dream home?  The fall season may be on your side!

Here is why:

  • Less competition – Since summertime is most popular for home buyers, there is often less competition during the fall for the amount of homes on the market.
  • More quality time with your real estate team – Fewer buyers mean those assisting with your home buying process will be more available. The team at Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. is always available and happy to assist our clients throughout the year!
  • Year-end tax credits – By closing on a home at the end of the fiscal year, you may be able to receive tax deductions including closing costs, property tax and mortgage interest to offset any taxable earnings.
  • Home improvement bargains – Do you need new appliances or furniture? End of the year sales are often beneficial and could save you the most money.

With any real estate questions or to begin the process of purchasing or selling a property, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. at (360) 941-3734.  To view current listing in Anacortes click here.

Skagit Humane 2nd Chance Program


Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC (JGA) is proud to assist with the launch of the Shelter Animal 2nd Chance program in conjunction with the Humane Society of Skagit Valley (HSSV). The Shelter Animal 2nd Chance program helps dogs and cats of the Humane Society of Skagit Valley who are in need of medical attention to be able to provide them with a second chance to become eligible for adoption.

“We are proud to partner with the Humane Society of Skagit Valley and Shelter Animal 2nd Chance to ensure each animal receives the necessary medical treatment to become adoptable,” said Jean Groesbeck, owner of Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC, an Anacortes-based real estate firm licensed under Coldwell Banker Bain. “We are a pet-friendly office and we know the joy a pet brings to our daily lives. We encourage those seeking to adopt a dog or cat to visit the Humane Society of Skagit Valley.”


“We are grateful for our partnership with Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC and its sponsorship of our special needs pets to assist with their adoption,” said Janine Ceja, Director, Humane Society of Skagit Valley. “Nearly 2,500 animals come through our doors annually. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations to provide our animals with the treatment they need and are so appreciative of those who donate or volunteer their time with us.”

Currently JGA and HSSV are working to raise money for Ruby, an adult female Australian Shepherd dog that was brought into the shelter needing orthopedic surgery, which is currently seeking financial assistance for her operation and rehabilitation. To make a donation in support of the Shelter Animal 2nd Chance fund for Ruby please do so through the go fund me page.

You can also make an in person or mail donation to Skagit Humane : 18841 Kelleher Road Burlington, WA 98233. Please make sure to write in the memo Ruby so that your donation goes directly to her. You can also stop by our office: 809 7th St in Anacortes to drop off your donations.

On behalf of the Skagit Humane Society and Jean Groesbeck & Associates, we would like to thank you for taking the time to read about this important cause.

Charming 1910 Victorian Home in Old Town Anacortes


Built in 1910, this beautifully refurbished Queen Anne Victorian style home in Old Town Anacortes is an absolute must see.

Set on a large corner lot, imagine coming home through your gated front yard with pristine landscaping, planter boxes and flag stone ornamentation.  Enter through the front door, which was salvaged from the Anacortes Masonic Temple, into a spacious and naturally lighted hallway.  You will notice a unique vintage phone booth under the staircase, perfect for a private conversation. The grand staircase, built from reclaimed Oregon timbers, leads to the grand first master suite.

Complete with touches to the past, the first master suite features a cast iron bathtub from an old Seattle mansion, a lovely dresser from the Wally Funk family.  A lovely Juliette balcony overlooks Causland Park providing an oasis unlike any

Designed to accommodate three chefs, the kitchen features ample prep space.  South American Ipe hardwood is used on the countertops and island. The flooring is Marmoleum, a one of a kind environmentally friendly material made of linseed oil, resins, cork flour, limestone and wood that is adhered to a nontoxic jute backing.

Relax in the living room lounge with your guests, natural light and immaculate South American Ipe hardwood floors equipped with a hydronic circulating heating system, or perhaps entertain in the formal dining room.  Allowing for additional space for guests, off the dining room is an office space that can double as a bonus reading room.

Additional features of this home include a large detached garage and a music room.  The owner used only environmentally friendly and re-purposed materials that do not emit harmful fumes when restoring this masterpiece home.

Located at 1118 7th St. in the heart of downtown Anacortes, this gorgeous residence is a must see!

Please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC for additional information or to schedule a private showing and click here to view additional photos (no subscription required).

Protect Your Investment: Prepare Your Home for Winter


Autumn is officially underway and it is time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months.  Properly winterizing your home is sure to be a worthy investment as it may reduce the risk of home issues later.

Common ways to protect your home and its value include:

  • Check the heating system by consulting with a licensed professional to ensure heat is being distributed evenly and all vents are open.
  • Secure windows and doors properly using caulking or weather-stripping materials to assist with reducing heating costs.
  • Inspect the roof for cracks or signs of damaged shingles, as well as cracked seals around the chimney and vents, so they can be repaired to avoid future water damage. Also, a professional inspection of the chimney will ensure it is safe for use to provide cozy fires all season.
  • Clean all gutters and remove leaves and other debris as water can collect and cause potential roof and siding damage.
  • Turn off all exterior faucets to avoid pipes freezing by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining any remaining water from the hose and faucet.

Protect your investment – your home might be worth more than you think.  Jean Groesbeck & Associates can help with all of your home buying and selling needs, in addition to accurately determining your home’s value.

Visit us online at, at or (360) 941-3734.

Selling Your Home?


Sometimes showings to sell your home can feel like a hassle, specially if you have an active lifestyle and/or children. Every showing counts and the better your home looks the higher are the chances to receive an offer. We understand it is a huge commitment to have your home show ready every day and we are here to help you the best way we can.

Here are 5 quick tips to have your house show ready everyday during the house selling process:

1. Make a checklist. It’s easy to forget things in the rush to get out the door.

2. Make your bed every morning. So you don’t have to worry about it on those last minute showing calls.

3. Hide laundry. Conceal dirty clothes in a “neat way” in a lidded hamper and have rooms show ready all the time.

4. Simplify kid’s rooms. Pack as many toys as possible and store them in a box/container. The less they have, the faster it will be to pickup before a showing.

5. Check bathrooms. Replace used/wet towels with clean fluffy ones and give your bathroom an instant clean and fresh appearance.

Showings don’t have to be a hassle! With the right tools, you will be a pro in no time.

If you would like more tips, email us at:, we will gladly send you more information. Everything we do is geared toward making the process as easy for you as we possibly can!

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Buying Out of State?



So you are thinking about relocating and need to find an out-of-state real estate broker to help you find your dream home… but where do you start?

The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is one of the main reasons people choose to move to Skagit County. Having the right real estate broker who understands the importance of staying up-to-date with the market and latest real estate trends can make the home buying experience enjoyable and stress free.

If you’re relocating to Anacortes or anywhere in Skagit County, choosing a reliable out-of-state real estate agent can seem a little bit overwhelming. You should always take your time researching the right real estate broker, and that involves interviewing a few before you make your final decision.

So how do you choose the right real estate broker for the job? Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice when searching for the right real estate broker in a market that you’re unfamiliar with.

  • Ask for referrals from family, friends, and even other real estate brokers that you know
  • Check and compare online presence of your potential real estate broker
  • Ask all candidates about their real estate experience and their familiarity with the area
  • Find a real estate broker who will communicate the same way that you do – text, email, fax?
  • Ask all candidates about their availability – full time, part time? 


It will be a little time consuming, but the right  real estate broker will help you find the perfect home even if you are miles apart!

If you or someone you know is moving to Anacortes or anywhere in Skagit County, give us a call! (360) 941.3734. Let us show you how our 5 star real estate service can help you find your dream home.





Home of the Week – 4416 Cutter Dr in Anacortes


4416-L2-deck-cornerYour dream home awaits! This luxurious customized home in Anacortes, WA is everything you want in a view home. Spanning over 3000 SF, this one of a kind water’s edge residence is perfect for indulging in unobstructed Guemes Channel views. Every detail was carefully selected to make this home truly unique. From the professional hardscape to the elegant interior finishes and fixtures, this stunning residence will captivate you from the moment you step in.

The gracious entrance with a lovely sitting nook area welcomes you into an open floor layout made for entertaining. The double sided quartz fireplace is the focal point of the main level, accompanied by an elegant kitchen, French doors to the wrap around deck, and a den/office with gorgeous built-ins.4416-L2-bedroom-master

The bright master suite features French doors to the deck overlooking the water, and a stylish en-suite bath with a spacious glass shower. The lower level houses an ample family room with a wet bar, wine cooler and a dishwasher. Two guest bedrooms and a fabulous guest bath which includes dual vanities and a walk in glass shower PLUS a bathtub shower are also located on the lower level. Laundry is conveniently located on the main level adjacent to the over-sized 2 car garage with epoxy finished floors.

This stunning home has everything you want in a luxury home in Anacortes. Why build? Why wait? Move in and start enjoying the summer from the comfort of your new home.

Call or email us today for a private showing of this water’d edge home for sale in Anacortes.

Click on the video for an exclusive 3D virtual tour of 4416 Cutter Dr. in Anacortes, WA.

The Jean Groesbeck & Associates Team at Coldwell Banker Bain has been named one of America’s …

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The Jean Groesbeck & Associates Team at Coldwell Banker Bain has been named one of America’s most productive Real Estate Teams as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents


The Jean Groesbeck & Associates Team at Coldwell Banker Bain has been named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number 20 for the state of Washington.

“We are honored to be named on this ranking of the country’s top residential real estate brokers.” said Ms. Groesbeck, Managing Broker for Jean Groesbeck & Associates. “It represents the time and effort that we put into each client that we serve, and years of dedication to customer service, education, and professional achievements.  We are very grateful to our clients for our success.”

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks more than 12,000 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2015. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. This group of real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

The real estate professionals are ranked in four categories:
Individual agent — Sales volume
Individual agent — Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: the buy side and the selling side)
Agent team — Sales volume
Agent team — Transaction sides

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2015. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

“With today’s release of the 2016 America’s Best Real Estate Agents list, an elite group of real estate agents across the country are receiving well-deserved recognition. These sales associates are far above average and have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.  “To say that Jean Groesbeck & Associates is an exceptional real estate team is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”

“Less than 1 percent of the agents and teams in America account for 5 percent of all sales,” said Murray. “It is amazing to think about how hard they have worked and how focused they are on their clients. They have to be in order to be listed on this report.  We are pleased to congratulate this year’s members of Americas Best Real Estate Agents.”

Click on to see the 2016 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list. The 2016 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list is sponsored by Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile.



REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents honors America’s finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 1,600 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. In addition, REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.



REAL Trends is a privately-held publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries.  REAL Trends provides a wide range of advisory services to a clientele of local, regional, national and international real estate organizations.  REAL Trends’ areas of expertise include operational analysis, valuations, merger and acquisition advisory services, technology consulting, consumer and business research and strategic planning.  Visit REAL Trends at


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Things to Clean Just Once a Year


Cleaning: some hate it, some love it. For those who are not huge fans, there is good news! Not everything in our homes needs to be cleaned daily, weekly, or even monthly. Here are a few things that (typically) only need to be cleaned once a year:

Upholstered Furniture
If you have pets, vacuuming your furniture at least weekly is a must. If your furniture sees a lot of wear and tear, call in a professional! Don’t be the home where guests are afraid to sit on the couch- give a furniture cleaner a call once during the spring and vacuum and spot clean the rest of the year!

Drapes and Curtains
We often underestimate the amount of dust in our home, and this can be evident if curtains or drapes are moved. Minimize this by taking them all down each spring and throwing them in the wash. It really is as easy as that. If you have curtains that can’t go in your regular washer and dryer, send them out to be dry cleaned! Your allergies will be happy you did.

Vents and Air ducts
Have you ever looked closely at the air ducts in your home? Try it. You are likely to find a buildup of dirt and dust on one side of the vent or the other. Just take a duster, slightly damp cloth, or vacuum wand and clean it off! It’s simple, and you won’t need to worry as much about dirt and dust being blown about your home.

Just like furniture, carpets should be vacuumed regularly- especially if you have pets. But when was the last time your carpets were shampooed? If you have more than one furry friend, this should likely be done every six months. If not, once a year is sufficient to remove that layer of dirt that your vacuum just doesn’t reach. Don’t want to pay a pro? Rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself!

Clean Around Large Appliances
When we think about truly deep cleaning the kitchen, we often think of pulling out the refrigerator and cleaning behind it. This should also be done with the stove, as who knows what has made its way back there throughout the year.

When you think of large appliances, however, do your washer and dryer come to mind? If it has been a while since you’ve cleaned around these essential parts of your home, add it to your yearly list! The buildup of lint and dust around a dryer can be a huge fire hazard, and it builds up more than we know. Vacuum your lint tray, underneath the washer and dryer, and have your dryer vent cleaned every 12-18 months.

Last But Not Least: Purge
Purging can be therapeutic for many, and terrifying for many more. The fact remains however, that we all have things we don’t use. Once a year, go through your garage, closets, and other storage spaces and get rid of those things you haven’t used since you went through it the year before. You will find so much more room for the things you really love!