OPEN HOUSE: Sat., July 8 – 4933 Heather Dr.

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Join Team Groesbeck this Saturday in Anacortes for an open house of 4933 Heather Dr. (MLS #1155736) in Skyline from 12 to 3 p.m.!

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This very rare, unobstructed and sought after view is one you must see to appreciate! The home is close to the water and offers an expansive panoramic view of the islands, Skyline marina, bay, the Olympic Mountains.

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Remodeled and updated, there is an open main level living floor plan among 2,314 SF, 2 master suites on the main level, contemporary architectural details, 3rd bedroom & 2 flex rooms on the lower level, which also has a view!

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Relax on the spacious deck, park your RV at home, and enjoy the fully fenced and beautifully landscaped back yard with fruit trees and berries.

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For more information about this property, contact Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC.  Team Groesbeck is available daily for your real estate needs at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

JUST LISTED: 1418 Georgia Ave. in Anacortes

MLS #1097041 – $389,500 – Open House 1-3 p.m. Sat.,  April 1, and Sun., April 2

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Just steps from Cranberry Lake, 1418 Georgia Ave. in Anacortes is a beautifully rebuilt one-level home with a filtered view of Guemes Channel.

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Taken down to the studs in 2015, the home has all new electrical, plumbing, insulation, windows, skylights, water heater, driveway, solid doors and light fixtures! The kitchen and both baths were elegantly refinished in 2016.

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This clean home has an efficient and open floor plan, designer finishes, refinished hardwood floors, low maintenance landscaping, RV parking and a fully fenced yard, contact us today to schedule a showing!

Team Groesbeck is available daily for all of your real estate needs at (360) 941-3734, and join us from 1-3 p.m. on Sat., April 1, and Sun., April 2, for an open house at the home!

OPEN HOUSE: 4713 Schooner Dr., Anacortes – March 18 & 19

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Join Team Groesbeck for an open house of 4713 Schooner Dr. in Anacortes‘ San Juan Passage community on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Listed for sale at $550,000, this open floor plan 3 bedroom (one on main level), 2 bathroom home features exquisite craftsmanship and Cape Cod architecture and upper-level views of the Guemes Channel and ferries. A main level gas fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, an elegant kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances and granite counters allow for a great entertaining space.  A neutral yet tasteful wall color palette, crown molding and high ceiling add to the elegance of this home.

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For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC daily at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Should I Paint Before I Sell?

For some, even thinking of painting their home can become overwhelming. Many question the idea of painting before selling their home, is it worth the effort and money? The answer is YES! Adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior and interior will add value to your home, and will help you receive the best price for your home.

The first thing a potential buyer will see when walking up to your home is the exterior, it is vital to make sure your home is ready for those buyers and first impressions matter! Taking the time to paint the exterior of your home will make buyers feel that there is less work for them to take on before the purchase.

It is important to give your home the best look before you take the step in selling your home. Painting the interior of your home brings new life to your home and makes the potential buyers feel the home is move-in ready. If you have rooms that are painted to a specific style that might not catch the eye of potential buyers it is best to choose a paint color that is neutral or appealing to a wide range of buyers. The goal of selling a home is to attract as many buyers as possible and a fresh coat of paint will help impress those potential buyers.

Painting your home before selling is great for cleaning up the marks and dings that occur throughout the time of living in your home. New buyers will want to see fresh clean lines and want to envision themselves living in the home before putting in an offer.

For more tips on how to add value to your home before selling CLICK HERE! There are many different ideas that will help make sure your home is sold for the best price possible!

Are you ready to sell your home in Anacortes or Skagit County? Even if you are thinking about selling soon, we can help!

Call Jean Groesbeck at 360-941-3437 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com for more information on selling your home for the best return on your investment.

 

Open House This Weekend – 4133 San Juan Blvd.

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Join us for an open house at 4133 San Juan Blvd. in Anacortes, WA from 1 to 3 p.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 22. and Sunday, Oct. 23.

The custom-built, 4,446 square -foot home is listed for $895,000 and offers some of the best views one can find on Fidalgo Island. Not only does it boast great entertaining opportunities with the large living and dining areas, it also includes a beautifully landscaped patio in the back and a small indoor pool that can be enjoyed for leisure or exercise.

The home offers a vast entryway that opens directly to a welcoming open-concept layout that features the living and dining room, as well as the kitchen. The office just off the front door houses beautiful wood built-ins and high windows to the front yard.

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The kitchen features a gas range, ample storage space, double ovens, and even more beautiful views. You will certainly not tire of spending time in this dream kitchen!

With three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, each space offers views one would fight for. The spacious master suite is complete with private balcony doors, fireplace, and an immaculate double-vanity bathroom. You will not want to miss the chance to pamper yourself in this spa-like suite and take advantage of the immense walk-in closet!

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The lower-level of the home houses the second and third bedrooms, additional family room, and kitchenette.  We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

The home can be found at MLS# 971873 and is listed by Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. in Anacortes.

Selling a Home with Pets

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We love our pets and can’t imagine a world without them, but not everyone shares our sentiments. This can make things tricky when it comes to selling a home that has housed our furry friends. The main reason for the nervousness is because your pets are not their pets; potential home buyers only witness what the pet may or may not have done to the home, and no one wants to take on the task of removing pet smells and fur from their newly purchased home.

Fortunately, there is one way to ease the minds of those who view your home: remove pet evidence.

Yes, this includes your pet. When showings are scheduled, before anything else, make arrangements for your pet to be elsewhere while a potential buyer views your home. Home showings rarely take very long, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to send Fluffy on a walk with your spouse or children. If weather doesn’t permit this, perhaps ask a neighbor if they would be willing to dog or cat sit for an hour or so- even if it means keeping your furry loved one in a kennel in their yard for a while. You can also be held liable if Fluffy decides to get defensive and either bites or scratches someone entering your home.

Remove negatives associated with pets. If you have a cat litter box or doggy potty pad, clean it and remove it from sight completely. Clean and sanitize the area in which it is generally housed, as pet urine really is a huge turn off in every way.
Same goes for feeding areas; remove water and food bowls, as well as any signs of saliva around the bowls.

Floor stains. Get rid of them. Cover them with an area rug, rent a rug cleaner, or replace it altogether. You can even hire a professional who is well- experienced in removing stubborn pet stains. It will keep buyers from forming unfavorable opinions about the rest of the home and will absolutely pay out in the end.

Repair other damage. Unfortunately, bigger pets can cause other damage such as holes in the wall or scratches on the furniture. This is the time to repair those drywall issues and put away that wooden end table with the obvious teeth or claw marks.

Clean your yard. This isn’t just limited to picking up pet waste. Make sure any damage to the fence or sod is repaired and not noticeable to the buyer.

Last but not least; remove pet clutter. You may be in love with the cute basket you picked out to house Fluffy’s toys, however this is just one more sign to potential buyers that pets live there. Put them in a box or in your car so they are out of sight and out of mind.

The most important thing to remember is to not take any pet advice personal; your goal is to sell your home, not to make buyers fall in love with your pets!

Moving or travelling with pets? We can help with that too! Just check our out post on Moving With Pets to put your mind at ease.

The Benefits of Staging a Home For Sale

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As real estate brokers with home staging certifications, we see firsthand the effect a well-staged home can have on the mind of a home buyer. If you are thinking about selling your home, we offer complimentary home staging services that might just make you fall in love with your home all over again!

Home Sellers Are Biased
• Staging one’s own home is like asking them to be objective about their children. Unless you have truly hated your home since you bought it, it will be difficult for you to let go of your own decorating style and the emotions that have been cultivated since living there.

You Will Learn!
• Have you ever looked at a home magazine or watched the DIY Network only to fantasize about being able to decorate the way they do? Now you can learn! Stagers work with you to properly display items in your home to bring out the best features possible. It might give you the chance to learn how you want to decorate your next space!

First Impressions Must Be the Best
• Buyers will only get one first impression of your home- make it the best! You get a good feeling when you walk into a home that has been properly staged. It isn’t fake, it isn’t dirty, and it allows potential buyers to develop their own sense of comfort and connection to the home.

Look Better than Other Homes
• When a home isn’t properly staged, buyers are only driven further from your listing and closer to your competition. Keep your buyers connected with your property!

Appears Move-In Ready
• Proper, neutral home décor allows buyers to visualize living there. They will imagine their own possessions in each room, and how their family will fit into the space. It will also lessen the impact of any maintenance issues that may arise during inspection, as they are already pleased with the home’s overall aesthetics.

Looks Well-Maintained
• Again, issues have the potential to arise in almost any inspection, and a home that appears to be well-maintained from the outside will help the buyer feel more comfortable with any “internal” work that may need to be done, rather than focusing on changing things like countertops or radical paint jobs.

Looks Better in Photos
• These days, homes are typically first viewed on the internet. Well-done staging allows for better quality photos and allows a potential buyer to fall in love with the home before viewing it in person.

It’s Free!
• We offer free staging services from a certified professional to all who sign with us. Our staging professional is experienced in making a home comfortable for anyone who views it.

For more helpful staging tips or information on selling your home, reach out to us today and be sure to check out our page that explains the staging process.

Hosting the Perfect Open House

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Not only is an open house designed to market your home in a way that differs from a simple listing, but it also opens the door for competitive offers as more than one buyer could potentially fall in love with your home on the same day. Our Top 5 Steps to Hosting the Perfect Open House will help you make your guests fall in love with your home.
1. Make Your Home Shine
A successful open house begins with cleanliness, so make sure your home is ready to be shown. This means all clutter should be removed and the home should be staged to allow guests to envision themselves living in a beautifully decorated home.

2. Cross Your T’s and Dot Your I’s
Your next step is making sure the price is right and you have all of the answers to potential questions. If the day is successful, you may be fielding offers within hours, so be knowledgeable about your property and ready to make a deal.

3. Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal
Buyers want to see attractive and inviting landscaping. This first impression will make them eager to see what’s inside the home. The street (with the necessary permission, of course) and front yard should feature an Open House sign so potential buyers can easily find you.

4. Feed Your Guests
It is customary for every open house to have complimentary coffee or other refreshments such as cookies. Make them available in the front entry way or on the kitchen table or counter to set a comforting tone for guests.

5. Reading Material is Golden
Business cards and information sheets should be available for each potential buyer that tours your home. Take a few minutes to design your own flyer and/or business card and print them in color to catch the eye of interested parties as they arrive. Your real estate broker will provide this to you.

Your Home Is On The Market. What Happens Next?

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Your home is on the market and ready to be sold!  The yard is looking great, and the interior has been beautifully staged by our Jean Groesbeck and Associates Professional Stager.  There’s a for sale sign in the front yard, with a fresh stack of full-color flyers ready.  What happens now?  Is not only the for sale sign that sells your home…

1.  Broker tours

Local and surrounding realtors will be invited for a private tour of your home so that they can offer it to their clients that are looking for a home just like yours.

2.  Accessibility

While you’ll want your home to be as accessible to potential buyers as possible, you may worry about the security of your home.  A lockbox solves this dilemma.  Real estate brokers will be the only people to have access to the lockbox, and every time the brokers access the box, we will know what time they access it, and who they are.

3.  Open house

It can be a good idea to set up a public open house by your real estate broker.  These often are scheduled on weekends, so that as many people as possible can tour your home.  This allows those potential buyers who may not yet have a real estate broker to fall in love with your home.

As your Jean Groesbeck and Associates real estate broker, we will be with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and giving you feedback on each step of the process.

You haven’t listed your home for sale yet?  No problem!  Did you know we offer a complimentary staging consultation by our Professional Stager that can help you prepare to sell your home?

Call, text, or email us today and we will help you get started.  We can’t wait to hear from you.

(360) 941-3734

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

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Open House this Friday in Anacortes, WA!

3907 Isle Way at The Isles in Anacortes, WA

Our amazing Eileen Hebert will be hosting an open house in Anacortes, WA tomorrow, Friday June 26 from 2pm to 5pm .

Come and see what The Isles is all about! Eco-friendly luxury living in the heart of Anacortes, Washington.

Nestled among the great evergreens of the Pacific Northwest, this neighborhood of 17 eco-friendly homes is designed to be both luxurious and convenient. The hand selected craftsman details allow you to enjoy your own island oasis. Stunning views of the Guemes Channel and San Juan Islands abound at The Isles.

Windows encased in naturally finished hemlock accentuate and showcase the gorgeous views from each room of these finely finished homes. Custom cabinets of Alder wood, hemlock wainscoting, Brazilian Cherry floors, slab granite, ductless heat pump, surround sound, designer carpet & fixtures provide casual elegance. Clubhouse, waterfall, outdoor living area, & lush grounds maintained for you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this beautiful eco-friendly home in Anacortes for sale!

Stunning Views of the Guemes Channel & San Juan Islands

Where: 3907 Isle Way  Anacortes, WA

When: Friday June 26, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information on this gorgeous home for sale in Anacortes, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com