America’s Best Real Estate Professionals

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Congratulations Team Groesbeck on being once again ranked as one of the Top 40 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals!

REAL Trends identifies the country’s largest and most successful agents and firms ranked by closed transaction sides and separately closed sales volume. Nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2017. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

We are very proud to be part of the Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC team and honored to be ranked as one of the Top 40 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals!

If you have any questions about Anacortes or any other questions, please contact us: (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

 

 

How to Get the Most from Each Showing

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Curb appeal is vital. Many buyers find your home online and then do a drive by to see if they want to view the inside. Prune, rake, put down fresh bark, add color to the yard, pressure wash driveways, and keep the lawn watered, fertilized and cut a clean edge around the yard. Wash your mailbox, have windows professionally cleaned in and out; hide garbage cans, lawn tools, and kids’ toys. Paint the exterior if needed, if not, wash siding.

Front Entrance much be clean. You may not use your front door, but buyers will, so stand for several minutes and study your porch and entry. Does it need paint? Are there spider webs? Does it need pressure washing? Do you need a new mat? Is your door handle worn and old looking? The buyer will be looking at all of these things while the showing agent unlocks the lockbox and then, your front door. They will form their general opinion of your home before they even see inside.

Send curtains out to be cleaned. Dust all blinds, clean window, and door tracks have the carpets cleaned, paint if needed or touch up paint at a minimum. Scrub everything, clean out closets (yes, buyers will look in your closets), straighten the pantry, etc. Cluttered closets give the impression of insufficient storage space.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most important rooms to have perfectly clean. They must sparkle, have no odors, and look as close to new as possible, especially if there are new homes in your price range. Don’t leave as much as a coffee cup in the sink, and leave your home freshly vacuumed.

De-clutter and depersonalize. If it is smaller than a breadbox, pack it. Hide all pet beds and toys, do not leave newspapers or magazines out, put away all children’s toys, take down or put away all personal photographs. If your home looks stark and empty, you are almost there!

Make sure that ALL the lights and lamps are on every time you leave the house. It makes a home feel much more welcoming. If your home is dark, check to see if your lamps will accommodate a higher wattage bulb. Play soft mellow music in the background.

Make ALL beds every day. Wash linen weekly and do not leave dirty clothes in a hamper for more than a day or two. When your home is closed up, dirty clothes can cause an odor that you may not notice, but a potential buyer with a sensitive nose will.

Keep pets out of the way when showing as they can frighten or distract a buyer or agent.

Leave during all showings. It makes buyers very uncomfortable if you are home and they will cut the time they spend in the house shortly so it is best to leave. Never try to show the home yourself as the agent knows which features will have the broadest appeal to their buyers.

Please do not discuss anything about your home with a prospective buyer. If there were to be a problem down the road, the buyer will not be able to say that you made false claims if you have never talked with them.

If you have any more questions or need more information about Anacortes, please contact us : (360) 899-5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

 

3 Things to Do Now If You Want to Buy a House This Year

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1. Save as much money as you can. Cut out the small things that add up like Starbucks coffee or getting gas where is convenient rather than the most economical location.

2. Go see a local Lender. They will pull your credit score and let you know exactly what to do if you have to improve your score. They will also let you know how much your house payment will be at different price points so you can determine the price range of your future home. The lender will also instruct you on the mortgage process of purchasing a home.

3. Select Your Realtor® Now. If you are watching Zillow or another secondary real estate site, you are not getting timely accurate information about homes for sale. Your realtor will send your listing of a home for sale immediately when the home is listed and also, notify you when homes in your price range get an accepted offer. This helps you learn the value and the demand of homes for sale. Starting this process of house hunting online will assist you greatly when you actually go to look at homes for sale.

Even if you are not ready to purchase a home, we are happy to provide you with listing deals as well as real estate market updates.

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If you have any other questions about buying a home, please contact us : (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

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!