Expediting the Sale of Your Home

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It is our goal to sell your home in the shortest amount of time; however there are some things that the seller will need to do to help make this process successful.  Our team of dedicated and full-time brokers is the number one sellers of pre-owned properties in Skagit County and we know what appeals to buyers!

Things we recommend to each seller:

  • Staging makes a home more appealing.  It does not need to be expensive, but may involve a little work.  If you want to get the highest price for your home, we recommend professionally staging the home.  Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC can provide guidance on economical ways to stage your home and we offer free staging consultations.
  • Call your insurance company to let them know your house is on the market.
  • Complete Form 17, the Seller’s Disclosure Form, and return it to our office as soon as possible.  Make sure that you answer each question to the best of your knowledge.  Marking most answers “I Don’t Know” is a red flag for potential buyers.
  • For your own safety, do not let anyone into your home for a “look around” who is not with a verifiable real estate agent.
  • Real estate agents must access your home by using the lock box.  This will allow us to have a record of who gained access to your home. Even if you let them in, have them “log in” to the lock box.
  • The buyer(s) may have requested a home inspection as part of the contract. They will schedule this on their own, however they will let us know the date and time. You should not be home when the inspection takes place, as the buyer(s) will feel more comfortable talking candidly with their inspector and agent.

For all of your real estate needs in and around Anacortes, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or (360) 941-3734.

Making an Appointment to Show Your Home

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When your home is for sale, it is important to be flexible with your schedule to allow for potential buyers to view your home.  Once a time is determined for an agent and their client to see the home, the client may take just five minutes and some 20 minutes, but there is no way to know ahead of time what amount of time each client will need.  Open communication with the broker and client will help everyone to be in the know so you can plan accordingly or be aware of any schedule changes.

Having your home on the market means there might be someone who will stop to ask you if they can see your home while they are driving through your neighborhood.  Please do not let them in! Not only could it be a security risk, but we will have no way of following up with them afterward.  Should this occur, have them contact their real estate agent if they are already working with one, and if they are not, please have them contact your real estate agent.

Please do not allow an agent into your home without having them use the lock box.  The lock box keeps an electronic record of who enters your home and provides us with the information to follow up with the agent.  It also allows us to notify them in case we do make a price adjustment or something changes with the home.  Make all agents use the lock box for your protection.

For more real estate tips, please contact us at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or call (360) 941-3734.

5 Signs You Are Ready to Sell Your Home

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If you have considered selling your home but feel that you are not yet ready or that now may not be the time, here is a list of five signs that you are ready to sell!

You have outgrown your home – Your “must haves” when you purchased the home are no longer your current needs. Maybe you need another bedroom, a separate office space, or more privacy from your neighbors.  If your home no longer fits your lifestyle, it is time to move on.

Your commute is wearing on you – Are the roads congested or the distance is just too far to conveniently get to work? If spending less time commuting to work would be better for you and your family, searching for homes in communities that eliminate these issues may be your next step.

Home repairs have begun – If you have made repairs and adjustments to your home such as updating fixtures to revamp the space, or even eliminating clutter and unneeded items, you are likely ready to find a new place to call home.

You know where you would like to live next – You may frequent a neighborhood where you can foresee yourself living next and making plans to store or eliminate belongings.

You have already spoken with a real estate agent – An agent can give you an idea of the value of your home and what it may sell for, in addition to helping you best navigate the home buying and selling process.

Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is happy to assist with any questions you may have about the process of home buying and selling.  With listings in Anacortes, La Conner, Skagit County and neighboring islands, contact us today to schedule a showing or to set up a comparative market analysis of your home at (360) 941-3734, Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Open House This Weekend – 4133 San Juan Blvd.

4133 San Juan Blvd.

4133 San Juan Blvd.

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.

Home of the Week! 717 Fidalgo Avenue

 

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Built in the 1930’s on a ½ acres lot, this newly renovated Anacortes farmhouse is one of few left inside city limits. This property is located at 717 Fidalgo Avenue in Anacortes, WA and not only features this charmingly updated home, but a shade-providing patio with pergola, detached 1080+/- square foot insulated and heated outbuilding, covered RV parking, and ample off-street parking.

717 Fidalgo-16Entering the home you will find a welcoming open-concept living area, with original fir hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, and spacious dining room. This is the perfect area for entertaining and the spacious floor plan leaves room for the entire family.

The newly updated eat-in kitchen which leads to the mudroom at the back of the house boasts quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and incredible storage capacity. You really can’t go wrong with these neutral, inviting colors in such an open space! Even better, it leads to the mudroom at the back of the house which opens to a patio that is perfect for relaxing during Anacortes summers.717 Fidalgo-12

With three bedrooms in addition to one flex room, you will not be short on sleeping space! Feel free to have friends and family stay with ample sleeping room, or utilize the extra space as office or storage room.

If you are looking for a home that is comfortable and perfect for entertaining in Anacortes, WA look no further! You will absolutely fall in love with the charm and character exuded from this home. To visit this property call, text, or email us to schedule a private showing.

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