BROKER KENNY SIDES RECEIVES E-PRO® CERTIFICATION

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Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC broker Kenneth Sides has received his e-PRO® certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. e-PRO® certified real estate brokers apply advanced technologies and social media marketing techniques to business plans to better assist clients by increasing reach and trust with clients.

“Team Groesbeck proudly believes in continuing our education so we can assist our clients as best as possible with all of their real estate needs,” said Jean Groesbeck, Managing Broker of Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC, Licensed under Coldwell Banker Bain. “As members of the National Association of REALTORS®, we value the importance of its role in our industry and take pride in Kenneth and our team’s involvement within the organization.”

The National Association of REALTORS® provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

With more than 25 years in the real estate business, Sides has prior experience as a builder, developer and real estate investor. A specialized buyer’s broker, Sides provides individualized attention to each client to assist with their buying process and ensures each transaction is implemented seamlessly. Contact Kenny directly via email at Kenny@JeanGroesbeck.com. or (360) 982-3400

Selling Your Home?

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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: info@jeangroesbeck.com, 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?

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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.

 

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

 

 

 

 

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 www.AmericasBestRE.com 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.

 

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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.

 

ABOUT REAL Trends

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 www.realtrends.com.

 

Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, LLC. These marks are used with permission.

Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online athttp://www.americasbestre.com.

 

 

Spring 2016 – Real Estate Newsletter

Every quarter, Jean Groesbeck & Associates brings you a Real Estate Newsletter with the latest news and trends in our current Real Estate market in Anacortes and the surrounding areas.

Here is our Spring Real Estate Newsletter. Feel free to share with your friends and family!

Use Less Energy in Your Home

Happy Memorial Day!

Whether or not you believe your home to be energy efficient, you can take steps on your own to conserve your energy footprint and shrink your bills!

Use our Home Energy checklist to see what you can do, and what you already might be doing to use less energy in your home in Anacortes.

Heating & Cooling:
• Install a ceiling fan, rather than running air conditioning.
• Replace air filters in air conditioners and heaters to prevent them from working harder than they need to.
• Take advantage of wood burning stoves if your home has one.
• In winter months, hang heavier curtains or put blankets or thick plastic around windows; this creates an extra barrier between your home and the cold temperatures.
• Be sure air is not escaping (or intruding) through cracks in windows or doors.

Lighting:
• Replace incandescent light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs; these use up to 75% less energy that traditional incandescent bulbs.
• Take advantage of natural lighting; no need to turn lights on when we can use the good ol’ sun!

Electronics and Appliances
• Items such as computers or anything with a “power light” should be unplugged when not in use, as they are still using power even when turned off!
• Use a toaster oven or microwave for small baking items rather than using the large stove.
• Maximize your appliances’ potential; do full loads of dishes and laundry, and use appropriate temperature settings while doing so.
• Use power strips that can be turned off when not in use; a lot of energy is wasted through electronics plugged in.

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Let us know if you would like more energy saving tips! Text, call or email our real estate office in Anacortes today!

info@jeangroesbeck.com

809 7th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

(360) 899-5027

Ready to repaint your walls?

Painting the walls of your home can be an exciting way to make your home feel like new, but it can also be quite intimidating and overwhelming.  With so many options out there, how will you ever decide which color or colors to use?

Find inspiration

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Use the items already in your home.  Look at the art on your walls, or the colors in your ornamental rug, or even your furniture.  Or be inspired by nature.  Do you love the beach, the desert, the rainforests or the beauty of Anacortes, WA… ?  Try perusing websites like Pinterest for interior design ideas.  As you think of what images inspire you, take into consideration their colors, shades, and tints.

Get to know your dislikes

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A paint store has a very overwhelming selection of colors.  Start whittling down the options by eliminating the colors you don’t like.  Always hated a specific color?  There are so many shades and tints of each color, that by eliminating the ones you dislike, you’ve just done yourself a favor and gotten rid of tons of options!

Test your favorites

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Don’t buy a whole gallon of paint, even if you’re 100% certain that you love it.  Get samples to bring home, and paint some large swatches on the walls in question.  Then, make sure you see those colors during all levels of light – early morning, afternoon sun, evening thunderstorm, cozy winter night…  What looks like a lovely pale blue might have an unattractive purple tint at night.

When in doubt, go with the flow

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Sometimes there’s too much pressure to be creative.  If you feel this way, go with what other people are doing.  This is another time when using the internet for popular interior design styles could be useful.  For example, gray is very popular today.  And you don’t have to feel like a total sheep, because there are tons of shades and tints of gray that you can still choose from.  Popular designs just give you a starting point, while still allowing you to be you.

 

If you’re considering painting the walls of your home because it needs a “makeover” or maybe because you’re getting ready to sell your home this Spring, we can help guide you! There is always a full time real estate broker ready to answer your questions in our Anacortes real estate office. 

(360) 941-3734

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

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Are you ready to own your first home?

 

 

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Here are a few things you will want to consider when looking to buy a new home in Anacortes or Skagit County:

First Things First

Contact your Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. full time real estate broker so that we can guide you in buying a home every step of the way.  We’ll help you with decisions like whether a condo or a house with a yard is the best choice for you.  We’ll talk you through what’s involved in owning a home, like property taxes, maintenance, and home owner dues.  If you are ready, you will find a lot of joy in owning your own home.

Next, Get Pre-Qualified

When we find the right house and you want to make an offer, you will need to disclose if you are going to finance your purchase and if so, provide a pre-approval letter so we suggest getting this step out of the way. Our team can help you find find a good lender to find out how much you can afford for your new home or property in Anacortes, Skagit County or Oak Harbor.

Searching For Your Dream Home

The search for your dream home is one of the funnest parts of buying a new home.  However there are some things to remember during this process. For example, it can be tempting to see homes that are listed way above your pre-approval amount. Stay within the price range you have been qualified for, this will save you a lot of time. Also, think about your neighborhood preference.  Do you want to live in Skyline, Spinnaker Cove, Parkside, Seaview, Marine Heights, Old Town…. Do you want the ease of living within the city limits, or will your home be out in gorgeous Skagit County?

If you are buying a home, there are several of us available to you at any time so that you don’t have to adjust your schedule. We will make sure you get in the new listings right away! We will listen to your needs and show you homes that you might not otherwise see. We will help you select the perfect home for you.

Stay tuned next week for further steps in buying your first home in beautiful Anacortes, Skagit County, or Oak Harbor.

We can’t wait to help you get started! Call, text or email us today!

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

809 7th St Anacortes, WA – (360) 941-3734

 

 

Ready for a change in 2016?

All About You

Happy New Year!

Are you ready to make a change in 2016? Perhaps you found your dream home for sale in Anacortes or Skagit County and you are ready to move up. It could be that you are thinking of retirement and decided that downsizing your home is the best option for you. Whatever the case might be, 2016 is YOUR year and we are here to make it happen!

We believe that real estate transactions should be all about YOU! After all, it is a life changing event and comes with great commitment. We want to make sure that YOU are happy and satisfied with your decision. Selling or buying a home in Anacortes and Skagit County should be fun as you start on a new adventure!

Our team of full time licensed real estate brokers in Anacortes, Skagit County and the surrounding areas is available 7 days a week to answer questions for you.

If you want us to text you, we will. Prefer a phone call? No Problem! Is email communication more convenient? Just let us know! Are evenings the best time to talk for you? Just give us a call! We are here for you every step of the way.

Everything we do is geared toward making the process as easy for you as we possibly can. Let us show you the difference that 5 star service can make in a real estate transaction.

Call, text or email us today!

(360) 941-3734

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

Visit us online: www.AnacortesLiving.com