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Diamond Point Homes

Diamond Point homes are selling, and this is a real example. This home was on the market for quite a while (457 days), until at last that one buyer who fell in love with it bought it. It’s an older home built in 1979, but it was built solid and remodeled and kept in perfect condition. The owners were artists who had a flair for creativity and stunning design. The yard also is a master gardener’s delight. And from the deck there is a wonderful water view, not a claim all Diamond Point homes can make.

Diamond Point Homes

Diamond Point Homes

Diamond Point homes have been a little slow in selling only because they are a 15 to 20 minute drive from Sequim. But that’s not really that far now, is it? Diamond Point is an older subdivision having gotten started decades ago, but it has been slow in its growth, and so you will see a mix of older homes, newer homes, manufactured homes, and expensive site built homes. Some lots have incredible water views and others do not. As they say in real estate, location is everything.

Diamond Point Homes Have Water Views

I represented the buyers, and this home sold for $372,500. I’ve got to tell you my clients are amazing people. They are from Utah but have traveled the world. They are smart, and they are successful but humble. I know I say all my clients are incredible, but they all are. I keep asking myself, “How do I get blessed with such wonderful clients?” I’m sure glad I spent with these clients looking at Diamond Point Homes.

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Diamond Point Water View Homes

Many Diamond Point Homes have water views, and it makes sense since Diamond Point is literally a Point that juts into Discovery Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In this photo you are looking at Protection Island from a Diamond Point home. Beyond Protection Island are the San Juan Islands and to the left or northwest is Canada.

Diamond Point

Diamond Point Water Views

I sold two Diamond Point Homes recently, one for $235,000 and one for $372,500. This photo is taken from the deck of the later. Diamond Point is only a 15 to 20 minute drive from Sequim, so it’s not remote, however, some retirees prefer to be closer to Sequim as there are no stores in Diamond Point. For those who are used to driving 20 or 30 minutes to town or to the nearest store, Diamond Point may be perfect.

How to Find Diamond Point Homes

One of the attractions of Diamond Point to many retirees is the little airport, and for pilots who have a small plane, this is Heaven. Quite a few guys have a little hangar on the side of their home adjacent to the runway. One of the best ways to see if you like Diamond Point is to drive around and look at the homes available and get a feel for the water views. If you’re looking online, you can do a search of all Diamond Point homes with this sweet link to Diamond Point Homes

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  • One Acre Properties Hard to Find

    One acre properties with a nice home are hard to find in the Sequim area. Specifically, one acre properties with a full useable acre. This property below is an excellent example of an ideal property with a nice home on one full acre. The back yard has a fenced area for a dog, and then the largest part of the one acre in the back is also fully fenced for animals of any kind. 

    One Acre Properties

    One Acre Properties Hard to Find

    In your search for one acre properties, you may want room for your dogs to run, but you may also be thinking you might want room for a horse or sheep or goats or a cow. That would mean you cannot have a property with restrictive covenants that would prohibit you from having animals like that. For most buyers of one acre properties, having a little space is important, and not being next to a major highway or road is also important. The idea of living in the country on a one acre property creates the image of a quiet and peaceful environment with an organic vegetable garden and some animals, which is probably why one acre properties are hard to find. Sounds like a piece of Heaven, doesn’t it?

    One Acre Properties

    You can find all the one acre properties in the MLS by searching by acreage, but that will give you a large number of properties from Sequim to Joyce and in all price ranges, so you will want to narrow your search. Here’s an example of one search you might like at Sequim One Acre Properties.

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    Bluff Stability and Water Views

    Bluff stability is a major issue if you are looking at medium or high bluff water view property from Port Townsend to Sequim to Port Angeles and around the Olympic Peninsula. In the last two days I showed clients high bluff property between Sequim and Port Angeles and out in the Diamond Point area. My buyers want water view property, and there are a variety of water view properties for sale on high bluffs. But bluff stability must be a consideration, and it helps to know how to think about bluff stability.

    Bluff Stability

    Bluff Stability Awareness

    In an earlier article I wrote about the factors that engineers examine when they are doing a bluff stability analysis. You can read that article, which is a bit technical but helpful, at Sequim Bluff Stability. Location is everything in the Sequim and Port Angeles area, and while we have not had a history of major bluff stability problems here, there is one section of bluff that lost about 25 feet some years ago, and that was someone’s back yard in Monterra.

    Bluff Stability Comparisons

    Yesterday my clients and I stood on three different bluffs with homes my client was considering buying. One bluff was not at risk at all. There was a gradual slope going down about 120 feet, but there was plenty of vegetation and trees with deep root systems that gave the bluff stability. The second property had a gorgeous bluff, but it was incredibly steep and high, maybe 200 to 250 feet high. While we were there, the neighbor came out and told us the bluff lost about 10 feet in the past eight years. Wow! And his home was not very far from the bluff, well within the 100 foot legal setback. If you expect to lose one foot a year on average, I guess you do some calculations based on your life expectancy and how far your house is from the bluff, but I don’t recommend taking risks.

    The third property had much more going for it. The water view was better than the other two, and the back yard was much bigger, meaning the house was set way back from the bluff. And the bluff itself had sloughed off at some point in the past, but it was not straight down, and there was a lot of vegetation that strengthened bluff. All of this created much more bluff stability, and that’s a good thing.

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  • How to Schedule Homes for Viewing

    Are you ready to schedule homes for viewing? Here is some help to make it go very smoothly for you. The very first step is to filter through the online MLS and save your short list of homes for viewing when you come to Sequim or Port Angeles. Over a period of weeks or months as you look at listings online, you can begin to put your list of homes together, and refine that list up to the time you make your trip. You can do your searches on Sequim-Homes.com, and you can use our powerful save feature that helps you organize your list and schedule homes. This video will show you exactly how to do that. Be sure to enlarge this video so you can see it clearly.

    Schedule Homes by Saving Favorites

    It has never been easier to schedule homes to view. This is a fantastic way to save your favorites, especially if you are planning months ahead of your trip, as most retirees are doing. Over this planning and search period, some homes you have on your favorites list will be sold, and you’ll remove them from your list. New homes will come on the market, and you will add some, and others will drop off your list as you refine what you want and as you email or talk with your buyer’s agent about a property and area. This is all part of the filtering and refining process to schedule homes and use your time wisely when you make your trip.

    Schedule Homes Help

    I recommend you review this video, and if you haven’t already watched the main intro video on the Sequim-Homes.com site, watch that too, and then play with Sequim-Homes.com and discover its many features, which have been specifically designed and programmed to make your searches easier to schedule homes for viewing.

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  • Sequim Weather is Sunny and Beautiful . . . Again

    Sequim weather is the envy of the country. Not too hot, not too cold, not too much rain, hardly ever snow, and sunny in the Blue Hole. Today our Sequim weather showed off again. My camera took me for a walk on the beach this afternoon, and what a day it was at Port Williams Bay. I walked down the beach northward from the boat launch and along this bluff. You can get a better feel for what I experienced by clicking on this image to enlarge it.

    Sequim Weather

    Sequim Weather Absolutely Gorgeous

    I enjoyed my little hike and the sunshine on my bald head, and taking photos was fun. But did you ever notice that life doesn’t always go according to our plans? I think that may be the rule rather than the exception. If your life has gone exactly according to your plan, just give it more time. As you grow older, you’re bound to run into circumstances or events that you did not count on. And so I was reminded of this today on the beach as I stood behind the tripod and camera in the exact location where I took the above photo. Our lives can be changed forever in a second, and it almost did for me.

    Sequim Weather Disguised a Threat

    While my finger was on the shutter button of my camera I heard a muffled noise above me on the cliff, and as I looked almost straight up I saw a boulder the size of my own head coming straight at me. Apparently it had dislodged somehow after years of weathering on the side of the 50 foot cliff. It did not roll down the cliff–it apparently bounced outward and was about 30 feet directly above my head when I first saw it. Without time to evaluate the danger, I grabbed my tripod in what must have been a fraction of a second and ran toward the water, barely escaping that boulder and a substantial amount of dirt that followed. Afterward I asked myself, “what are the changes that a stone would fall from a cliff precisely where I was standing along a shoreline that extends for hundreds of miles in either direction?” Fascinating. By the way, I do not recommend sitting on these logs beneath the cliff. They are very inviting, but not entirely safe.

    Clearly life does not always go according to our plans, and today I was reminded of that. I did count my blessings anyway, and continued my beach singing as I headed back. The good news is this little event did not dispel my good mood and my enjoyment of this great Sequim weather. What a day! And I have the proof with this photo. Gorgeous Sequim weather!

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  • Can I Find an Honest Real Estate Agent Please?

    Yes, you can find an honest real estate agent. There are many wonderful and honest real estate agents out there. You just need to find one. It’s your job to discern the difference between agents, and that is not an easy task. But let’s focus on honesty and integrity. You undoubtedly want an honest real estate agent. Seriously, who would want a dishonest agent?

    Find an Honest Real Estate Agent

    Even if you hire an honest real estate agent, does he (or she) conduct himself with absolute integrity placing your best interests at the center of all his motivations? Now that’s a more difficult question to answer, but we tackle many difficult issues on this blog. This blog may be the most consumer oriented real estate blog in the Northwest. Where else have you seen such difficult issues addressed so transparently?

    Honest Real Estate Agent

    Let’s take on just one issue today that I seriously doubt the vast majority of the public has ever thought about. When an agent tells you how many homes she (or he) has sold to gain credibility with you, does it ever occur to you that she may not have personally sold all those homes? For example, if she listed 10 homes and she claims she sold all 10, did she? Here’s how the game is played. If she listed 10 homes, sold two herself and the other eight were sold by other agents, wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that she listed 10 homes, sold two herself, and the other eight were sold by other agents? Of course that would be the precise truth, but the real estate industry and the code of ethics does not prohibit an agent from saying they sold homes they listed and were actually sold by other agents who represented the buyers. Think about this. An agent could list a property, throw it in the MLS and do nothing, and later when another agent finds a qualified buyer and sells that property, the listing agent claims she (or he) sold that property. Of course the buyer’s agent is the one who actually sold the property, but now we have two real estate agents both claiming they sold the same house. And we have the brokerages (listing and selling) also taking credit for the same sale. I can just see my late mother leaning her chin in the palm of her hand with her elbow resting on the table, shaking her hide slightly and saying with a sigh, “Oh my.”

    Honest Real Estate Agent

    Does any of this bother you? Are you a person who conducts your affairs with honesty and integrity? Don’t you expect everyone you deal with to conduct themselves with the same commitment to absolute honesty? I am passionate about the truth, and so anything that leads consumers to believe something that is not true, especially if it is motivated by greed or money, is bothersome. I hope you feel the same way, and if you do, do your due diligence when you are searching for an honest real estate agent. I recommend this Real Estate Agent Checklist.

    One of the most important qualities in your agent is not whether he sells a lot of houses. That may be the least of the important skills in your agent. Since I am one of the top selling agents in my market and number one in volume of single family homes for all of last year, I have some credibility in saying volume in not the most important statistic. You certainly don’t have to hire me, because as I said above, there are many good and honest real estate agents. Your assignment is to discern the difference between agents and hire the honest real estate agent you like.

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    Sequim Homes MLS Search Similar Properties

    Searching Sequim homes for your needle in a haystack can be challenging, especially with all the sites on the Internet that claim to include all the Sequim homes for sale in the county. News Flash! There are a lot of sites that do not have all our local listings, and there are major sites (Zillow and Trulia) that are full of bad data, including listings that are not for sale and listings that were sold long ago. There is a Sequim MLS site that includes 100% of the local Realtors’ listings, and this site has been specifically programmed for buyers. This brokerage is on the cutting edge of developing and programming when it comes to presenting all the Sequim homes for sale, and making the process convenient using the power of technology. Our latest added feature is a button that lets you See Similar Properties once you’ve found one that is close to what you want. This short video will show you how to use this feature to search all the Sequim homes and find that one ideal home, that needle in a haystack. Be sure to enlarge this video to fill your monitor, and notice that you can select HD quality as a viewing option.

    Search Sequim Homes

    You’ll find all the features you would expect of any MLS site, including a basic search with options to search by the address, MLS number, and a map search showing where all the listings are on a map. And you have advanced search options where you can select your own very specific parameters. In other words, you can tailor your search as much as you like. On the home page you will see there are two main sections of listings already showing, which includes brand new Sequim homes that have only been listed for 10 days or less, and below that section is a group of homes that retirees often consider their ideal retirement home. You’ll find some favorite searches already set up on the front page near the bottom right hand side, which includes search links to Horse Properties, Sequim Waterfront Properties, Sequim Homes with a Guest House, Homes with a Shop or Barn, Foreclosures, and so on. 

    Sequim Homes – See Similar Properties

    Apart from the power of this MLS site to capture the data, photos, and virtual tours from all the Sequim homes in our MLS (and all the Port Angeles homes too), this site is absolutely accurate, because it pulls its source data directly from all of the local Realtors’ listings. The national sites or syndication sites are not using this accurate source data, and they have a lot of bad information. If you want accuracy and if you want to look at all of the Sequim homes in the MLS with program features specifically for Sequim buyers, use Sequim-Homes.com.

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    Why Negotiating is Not for Amateurs

    I’ve written on this real estate blog about negotiating price and the importance of knowing what you’re doing when you draft an offer and negotiate the price. Not only can it mean the difference between reaching mutual acceptance with a seller or killing the deal, it can also mean tens of thousands of dollars to you. 

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    Negotiating - Mistakes People Make

    Experienced negotiators have seen many patterns of behavior over the years, and they learn all the nuances of negotiating. Amateurs think in simple terms, like take the listing price and offer 5% less. Or amateurs assume if a listing has been on the market for 100 days that the home is overpriced, and its time to make a low ball offer. There are a hundred immature and dumb negotiating approaches I have seen people and their agents take over the last three decades. The crazy thing is they are totally confident they know what they’re doing. That’s the problem with knowing just enough to be dangerous, and it can cost you a lot of money.

    Today I’ll share one example of what I’m talking about. Realize that this is one of hundreds of examples, so you will see why I say negotiating is not for amateurs. I represented a buyer who spent a lifetime working as an engineer. The seller who was represented by another agent was a very creative artist. So when we went into the negotiations what did I know, and what could I anticipate? Read the rest of this entry »

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    Listing Updates

    You can easily get listing updates now for any property you would like to track. If you are watching a property in the Sequim and Port Angeles area, you can get an immediate email update if the price changes or the property gets sold or the listing expires. This short video will show you exactly how to get listing updates. You can view this video better if you hit the full screen option.

    Listing Updates

    With this service and the amazing technology, you can get listing updates for any property you are watching.

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  • Chuck E. Marunde, J.D.

    Founder and Broker of
    Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate dba iRealty Virtual Brokers
    143 Higgins Lane, Sequim, WA
    (360) 775-5424
    ChuckMarunde@gmail.com
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    Who is Chuck Marunde?

    Chuck's background includes real estate sales going back 37 years, including 20 years as a real estate attorney. He has closed hundreds of real estate transactions, authored thousands of articles on Sequim and Port Angeles real estate, and written several books on real estate. He has lived in Sequim for almost 20 years. Buyers from around the country seek Chuck out and retain him as their buyer's agent. Chuck was the number one individual selling agent of single family homes by volume in the county for 2013.

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    From Seattle

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chuck over the past three years in selling my parent's estate. It was a tough time to sell during the housing recession, but Chuck always kept things on the positive side. With his real estate law background, he offers sound, practical advice. He helps you along with the process using discussions and reason, rather than opinions and speculations. If Chuck doesn’t know the answers, he will get them for you. In several instances, Chuck took the initiative to meet with county officials to get up-to-date facts about zoning and regulations. I was always impressed with his company’s tech savvy communi-cations and internet presence: weekly email updates, blogs, videos, links, Linked-in networking, etc. He is truly pioneering the future of buying & selling real estate. Brian M.
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    From Florida

    We do our homework for the task at hand and we look for and expect to enlist partners that do the same. It was our good fortune to select Chuck Marunde of Sequim and Port Angeles Real Estate to represent us as a buyer's broker in our search for a home in the Sequim/Port Angeles area. Chuck's site is all encompassing and super fast compared to many others, he knows the market at every conceivable level and his guidance through the process of selecting and purchasing a home is priceless - above and beyond that of anyone with whom we have ever worked. Add to all this his 20 year background in real estate law and you have discovered a superb asset in the adventure of purchasing a home. Greg and Marilyn

    From Gilroy California

    As an out of state buyer unfamiliar with the area, it was important to me not only to have a real estate agent who knew the area well, but also one who knew the value of the properties. I chose Chuck because he is also a real estate lawyer and it is reassuring to have that extra degree working for you. I selected the houses I was interested in on line before taking a two day trip to Sequim to look at them in person. I sent my list to Chuck, who gave me feedback, then organized our tour so we could see 16 properties in a short time. He was very accommodating, driving me all over Sequim, and rescheduling appointments when we fell behind on our time. On day two, I found my home and we drafted an offer on it that evening. By the time I arrived back home on the plane the next evening, my offer had been accepted. Chuck was honest about what it would take to get me into my new home, while having my back the entire transaction. Since I was unable to relocate immediately after closing, he and his assistant Ade, have been taking care of many additional responsibilities for me. He was a pleasure to work with. Chris D.

    From Corona California

    The best decision I made, once I settled on Sequim as the ideal place to spend the rest of my days, was to hook up with Chuck Marunde as my broker/go-to guy. He happily took on the entire complicated merry-go-round associated with a long distance move that involved selling in Southern California (with a different agent) and buying in Sequim – all in the span of just over a month. The unexpectedly quick sale of my previous home was already a week into a 30 day escrow when I got to Sequim for my house hunt. We had two days to find my slice of heaven. And day one was less than stellar, each home having at least one major issue. The killer was the dream home that turned out to be an unmitigated disaster once we got inside. I was crushed. Chuck had his work cut out for him that night. And he worked his magic. On day two there was one beautiful possibility, but not quite right. Suffice to say, in the early afternoon we pulled into a driveway and the first words out of my mouth were “That’s my house.” 29 days later I took possession of my new home. Every sale has its issues, but throwing in the complications of a short escrow on top of 1200 miles of separation from all documentation, etc. gives new meaning to “challenging”. Thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge coupled with a great sense of humor, Chuck was able to keep me on an even keel when things got dicey. He knows when to step in and when to let it evolve. I cannot imagine making this move without him. Rebecca B.
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    From Bakersfield California

    "During the months of February and March 2012, Chuck showed my wife and I over two dozen homes from Port Angeles to Port Townsend. We found Chuck to be very helpful, friendly and courteous. With Chuck there is no pressure; It is all about finding the best home for the buyer. As a Buyer's Agent, Chuck will give you his honest opinion of a property, including a fair market price. In one instance Chuck wrote up an offer for us which was accepted. Chuck was very helpful arranging for home and well inspections which involved multiple trips to the property. Unfortunately, escrow failed to close when, during the home inspection process, it was determined that a septic system repair was needed which the seller was unwilling/unable to make. We will continue to work with Chuck as there is no better Buyer's Agent on the North Olympic" Bert and Sally
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    From Los Alamos New Mexico

    "Over a year ago, during a visit to the Olympic Game Farm, we developed what we eventually called the “Sequim Syndrome.” We live in New Mexico and decided Sequim was where we wanted to live in retirement. On our second visit to Sequim, we met with Chuck and asked him to help us. Chuck's web site provides such amazing search capabilities. Chuck's site also contains a 1000 blog postings and a real estate video series detailing buying real estate in Sequim. We bought Chuck's book about Sequim real estate and set out to follow his advice carrying on an ongoing email and phone conversation with Chuck. Doing our due diligence “Marunde style” and using his MLS search site, we came up with about 50 homes that met our needs. We narrowed the list down to 15 properties that best met our needs. We came back to Sequim a third time with our list in hand, and Chuck spent two days with us showing us all the homes on our list. Not only did Chuck help us find that dream home, he spent time to educate us about the quality of construction, fair market values of various properties, home layouts, and the joys of Sequim living. We had a great time as we traveled from house to house. By mid afternoon of the second day, my wife said we had found “the house.” Chuck helped us draft our offer and sent our offer to the seller's agent. It turned out there was a second offer made on the property at the same time. Chuck's help to make a clean offer paid off. At breakfast two days later, we got a call from Chuck saying our offer had been accepted by the sellers. We are now back home in New Mexico. Chuck attends every inspection on our behalf, updating us at every turn by email and phone. Our dream home is becoming a reality because of Chuck and because we were smart enough to follow his advice. We absolutely would NOT have been able to do this without Chuck Marunde's expertise and enthusiasm. We recommend Chuck to everyone planning a move to Sequim, Port Angeles, or anywhere on the Olympic Peninsula. Chuck is a gold mine of information and expertise for home buyers everywhere, not just on the Olympic" Larry and Shirley
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    From Sun Lakes Arizona

    "We are ex-Washington residents who currently live in Arizona. We had been searching the Puget Sound area four years for a waterfront property to build a retirement home when we first contacted Chuck Marunde through his website. We had made multiple trips to various areas but most of the Realtors we contacted simply sent us an email, provided no follow up and did next to nothing to help us locate a property. On our first trip to Port Angeles, after connecting with Chuck, we purchased our dream property. We now own a high bank waterfront lot overlooking the Straight of Jaun de Fuca, and are excited to become part of the Peninsula community." Paul and Linda

    From California

    "Andy Romano is a successful motion picture character actor with over 40 years in 'the Biz.' Mr. Romano has a home in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, but he chooses to live most of the time in Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula in the great Pacific Northwest. Why? In his own words, 'Because it's even more beautiful and surrounded by more beauty in this incredibly peaceful and quiet place. With respect to real estate agents or brokers, well my friend Chuck Marunde, owner of Sequim and Port Angeles Real Estate, is hands down the best there" Andy R.

    From Sequim

    I’ve known Chuck Marunde for several years. My wife and I bought and sold one house through his services, and now have another listed through him for sale. Whether Chuck was representing us as the buyer or seller, I am confident he always had our best interests at heart. He helped us set or negotiate a reasonable price, and made sure there was a clear and open line of communication. He responded rapidly to email and phone calls and always knew the best person to contact for the various services involved in a transaction. I have worked with quite a few real estate agents and Chuck is right at the top of my list of good ones. Actually, Chuck is first and foremost just a good person, and he carries his personal honesty and integrity over into his profession. He has the greatest depth of experience in real estate of any agent or broker I have known. His years of practicing real estate law prior to becoming a broker are evident in the meticulous care he takes with the process and documentation. I am impressed by the way Chuck has integrated internet services into his real estate business. He probably knows more about this process than any other realtor in the country. In this tight market it is important to use every possible means to spread the word about available properties…to reach the few people who might be interested in a particular property. Steve L.

    From The Netherlands

    "We contacted Chuck about six months ago to help find a retirement property in Sequim. We had visited Sequim several weeks before and decided that this was the place for us to retire. We liked the friendly people and the natural beauty of the area. We had been looking for some time in other parts of the country - California, Oregon, North Carolina, and Vermont. In most of these other areas, we found real estate agents that were knowledgeable but did not follow up with us to continue narrowing down real estate possibilities. Once we were out of earshot, communications would stop. That is one of the reasons we were interested in working with Chuck. Besides having great knowledge of both the local real estate market and of law, his testimonials on the internet indicated a willingness to actively communicate with his clients. Chuck demonstrated this immediately. Even before we met, he responded very quickly and helpfully to any email question. After arriving for a second visit to Sequim in September, we finally met Chuck face to face. He was friendly, encouraging, and readily shared good practical information. We worked with him on a number of candidate properties - including an offer on a property while visiting that week. Although we could not come to terms with the owners on the final property price, we look forward to continuing to work closely with Chuck. He is an invaluable resource to help us identify and purchase the retirement property that's right for us." Paul and Virginia

    From Fremont California

    We can't say enough about working with Chuck Marunde. Luck would have it that we discovered his web site, spoke with him on the phone and had an instant feeling that we had found our realtor. And we were right. With Chucks help and expertise, our longtime dream to retire to the Pacific Northwest came to fruition with Chuck assisting us in finding the perfect home for us. Buying a home is always a big decision and these days can be complex with unexpected delays etc. In fact, our whole experience from offer day to closing, was very smooth. Chuck took all the time we needed to explain processes and made us feel at ease, even though we lived 800 miles away, tying up loose ends and getting ready for the big move to our new home in Sequim. We were impressed with Chuck's ability to listen to our needs and understand our concerns in buying from a distance. Chuck kept us informed all along the way, during the process and was so good at getting right back to us if we had another question. All went so well and Chuck really went above and beyond for us, taking time out from his busy schedule to assist us with some details regarding our beautiful property, even after the closing, because we were not yet arrived there. Without hesitation, our son and his wife will be contacting Chuck this summer, as they plan to follow us to paradise in this lovely town. Thanks again Chuck, for everything! Mary and Jerry

    From Fontana California

    My husband and I went to Sequim intending to interview several realtors to find one to help us locate and buy a home in Sequim. We knew we wanted someone we could trust and who would have our best interests in mind. Since we would be handling the transaction from S. California this was very important to us. We met Chuck and looked no further. We felt a connection right away and spent some time looking at homes together so Chuck could get a feel for what we wanted. Well, we left Sequim having made an offer on a home which the owner accepted. Chuck has helped us through the purchase process. We are positive it would not have gone so smoothly without his help. We give him 4 thumbs up. Wally & Cathy

    From Tacoma

    Chuck Marunde’s level of expertise in real estate investment is amazing. His knowledge, experience and legal training have given me a dramatic advantage in real estate investing. He works hard to stay on the cutting edge of real estate marketing, sound advice and value-added service for his clients. Kirk Wald, Financial Planner

    From Wendell Idaho

    My wife and I moved to Sequim six weeks ago, and prior to our move here I contacted Chuck Marunde and enlisted his help as our buyer's agent. Once we got here, it took us about two weeks looking at houses, and Chuck did a superb job of showing us places and letting us make our own decisions and guide us through the purchase of our home. We now completed our transaction and are very happy. We would recommend Chuck to anybody. Don & Marilyn

    From Sequim

    "Buying property either commercial or residential can sometimes be a tricky proposition. That’s why I would recommend Chuck to help you with purchasing or selling property. His background as a real-estate lawyer and his no nonsense to the point advice will help you make the right decisions. Experience and Integrity, what you need when you can’t afford to make a mistake. Dail Hurdlow, CEO, Hurdlow Enterprises

    From Seattle

    I am an experienced real estate buyer, but I am not from the Sequim area. I am somewhat flexible, realistic, but also particular. So the question was, “how do you choose the RIGHT real estate agent?”

    I made my appointment with Chuck on a Sunday morning in March, 2013. He showed me 5 houses. Every house he showed me was within my parameters! I was amazed: a real estate who listened, did his research, and didn't waste my time showing me houses I would never buy! I made an offer a few days later. That was the easy part…

    Buying a house is always a stressful time in life. Advice to Buyers: choose an agent who is competent, communicates well, and has exceptional follow-up and follow-through! You will spend a lot of time with your agent during the process. Choose someone likable. Go with your gut. I got to know Chuck during the process, and he's a great guy!

    You need an agent who is competent to handle and help you negotiate the issues that come up during disclosure, home inspection, appraisal, etc. Chuck's competence is superb! I got truly professional, sound, straightforward advice.

    Chuck's communication skills are exceptional: phone, email, fax. He has a wonderful ability to stay "on-point" with what is actually important and doesn't lead you astray on issues that aren't so important.

    Chuck's turn-around time on questions, issue resolution, etc. was virtually always within 24 hours. He follows-up, follows-through. He does what he says he will do timely. This relieves a lot of Buyer stress!

    Having a difficult time finding the right agent? Simplify your life! Choose Chuck Marunde. I did. [Name withheld by request]

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    "In our Sequim real estate broker Chuck Marunde we found a Realtor who knew not only how to list a property, but most importantly, he knew how to sell a property. Chuck is very skilled in current technology and uses that skill to advertise your property nationally. We were very pleased with Chuck, his honesty and integrity." Jerry Levitan and Donna "Teva" Tetiva
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