If you are moving to Washington. This is how to tell if you meet a local from Washington. And please, if you use a real estate agent with an Umbrella, and are not really from Washington.

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM OR LIVE IN WASHINGTON STATE WHEN:

•You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Sammamish, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
•You avoid driving through Seattle at all costs.
•You see a person carrying an umbrella and instantly think “tourist“.
•Your lawn is mostly moss and you don’t really care.
•You’re extremely picky about your coffee.
•”The mountain is out today.” isn’t a strange statement.
•While out of state you just tell people you’re from Seattle, since that’s the only known city in Washington according to the rest of the world.
•Going to the Space Needle DOES get old.
•You rarely wash your car because it’s just going to get washed by the rain tomorrow.
•You’re used to the phrase “No, not DC.” when telling out-of-state’ers where you’re from.
•Northfaces are always in fashion.
•You take a heavy coat and a hat with you for a day at the beach.
•You have mastered the art of doing everything in the rain, because, well, Washington.
•You play the “No, you go!” game at four-way stops.
•You are the only one in the entire state who actually knows how to drive in the rain.
•You have had the thought of how beautiful Mount Rainier is, while simultaneously accepting that it will probably kill you someday.
•You believe ‘Twilight’ ruined Forks.
•You know the story of Mt. Saint Helens all too well.
•You use Tacoma Narrows bridge as a distance marker.
•You’re used to going from shorts and t-shirts to jeans and hoodies – and back – in a single week.
•You are used to having rain on one hill and sun on another.
•You dread I-5 construction as much as you dread driving in Seattle.

If you really want to buy a house from a local real estate agent from Washington State, please contact me. I will make sure not only you receive amazing customer service, PNW style (which is the best). But you will also know all the history about your home, and the area surrounding it. Please view PNW Homes Group Website, or direct contact information below.

PNW Homes Group Website

Ron Rougeaux

PNW Homes Group/ Van Dorm Realty

(360) 338-8355

Captainronjr@gmail.com

Ready to buy a house?

There are a lot of home buyers in Olympia right now. Most of them have been looking for a while. If you are a new buyer just coming into the market, there are a few things you should do to get started:

  1. Get a pre-approval letter
  2. Find a lender that you are going to use and that you also trust
  3. Get an agent that you like and trust
  4. Go look for a home.

However, because there a so many current buyers, if you are just getting started you need to be proactive in your search. But it shouldn’t just be you. Your real estate agent should also help you stay ahead of the game.

If you are ready to buy a home, call, text or email me and I will help you get started.

Happy House Hunting!

Thinking of selling your home? – Looking for Listings

The housing market is busier than ever in Olympia. There are more buyers looking than there are sellers, meaning that it is still a seller’s market in the Pacific Northwest. In a seller’s market, there is less inventory and less competition for the houses on the market.

There are currently too many buyers and I am always looking for new listings. If you are thinking about selling you house, or are ready to sell your house, get in touch with me and we can begin the process. I will let you know what to expect, help you prepare for listing your house, and answer any questions that you may have.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!

2017 was a successful year in real estate in the Pacific Northwest, I had a total of forty-nine homes, both listings and buyers. I would like to thank my clients and say that I truly enjoy being a real estate agent in Olympia, Washington.

That being said, it is time to begin a new year and this year is staring out as a seller’s market. And with so many buyers, more listings are needed. For example, right now I am looking for a house with acreage, condos, ramblers, and the list could go on. However, if you are looking to buy and not sell, it’s not impossible. You just have to be proactive about your search and get ahead of the buyers that have already been looking.

If you are looking to buy or sell this year, or would just like to discuss real estate and get some questions answered, call (360) 338-8355, or email ron@vandorm.com.

 

It’s a Sellers Market

If you are considering selling your home, it’s a seller’s market right now. Currently, there are more buyers and fewer sellers. Fewer sellers means that there are fewer homes to compete with yours, at a time when motivated buyers are out looking and wishing there were more houses to look at. With less competition, it is easier to get a potential buyer’s attention and there will possibly be more buyers looking at your home.

During the holiday season, buyers are more motivated to buy a house. They are taking time out of their busy holiday schedule and possibly braving the bad weather to look at homes.

For an example of the market right now, I had a home go on the market today and already has two offers.

If you are looking to sell your home, contact me with any questions or to list your home.

New Listing – 1505 Bedstone Dr SE

Open concept, light and bright amazing home in the Freestone Station neighborhood, on desirable end lot. The home features 1602 SF with 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA, 2 car garage. Hardwood flooring. Kitchen & full baths feature granite slab counter tops. Stainless steel appliance package, recessed lighting, pantry closet. Living Room with gas fireplace. Master suite with attached 5 piece bath, walk-in closet. Covered front porch, fully fenced backyard with sod. Priced to sell!

Link to Listing