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Buying a B and B (B&B)

Buying a B and B (Bed and Breakfast) is far more difficult than buying a home, and there are a number of traps for the unwary buyer. If you are considering buying a B and B, I have a few suggestions for you. (I am typing B and B because blogs do not like to optimize “B&B” with the ampersand.)

Buying a B and B

Buying a B and B

A buyer and client of mine wanted to purchase a B and B in the Sequim area, and he did his homework on what the numbers need to be to justify a price. He knew what B and Bs were valued at based on income and expenses, and the capitalization approach to value. When it came to buying a B&B anywhere in the country, he knew what the basic formulas should be. Yet the problem was that sellers of B and Bs in the area wanted more than the justifiable economic value. After observing and advising B and B owners for two decades, I can say a couple of things about how sellers end up demanding more than a B and B may be worth.

Buying a B and B and Financials

Few who have come to the Olympic Peninsula with the idea of buying a B and B had any prior experience owning and running a B and B. For this large majority of buyers, the idea of owning a B and B had been a dream for a long time, and it began to look more like a fairy tale than a careful financial analysis of a business. As a result, some B and B owners have paid too much for their B and B by large sums, like $200,000 or $300,000. The primary reason they overpay is because they don’t know how to do their due diligence on the financials as well as the marketing, and maintenance. And almost every B and B buyer underestimates the 7 day a week work schedule and stress involved in running a B and B. Too many B and B owners end up operating at a loss as well. For some, their dream turns into a nightmare. And then when they try to sell, they are in trouble, because they overpaid, and their only hope is to get a buyer who buys like they did–on emotion and not careful financial analysis.

But there is another huge trap for the unwary. That trap involves the hidden or undisclosed skeletons in the closet or undisclosed expenses. I won’t get specific here, because this list is lengthy, but this is truly where the latin rule “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” applies.

By the way, my buyer clients did find a B and B off the Olympic Peninsula, and with professionals who protected them, they discovered the seller was about to leave them with a potential undisclosed nightmare. It was intentional. Fortunately, they were well represented by a good attorney, and they were able to close holding the seller liable for the misrepresentations.

A seller is entitled to every dollar of fair market value, but not a dollar more, and certainly not $200,000 more. So if you are buying a B and B, make sure you do your due diligence, which includes hiring a Realtor who knows how to help you, and perhaps an accountant or an attorney.

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Sequim Bed and Breakfasts

Sequim Bed and Breakfasts are a very popular destination for travelers from across the pond (Seattle) and from around the country. The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful and peaceful getaway for anyone, and of course, many decide to retire after their stay at a B&B. 

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Sequim Bed and Breakfasts Surrounded by Beauty

Sequim has the gorgeous Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north with Victoria and the islands on the horizon and the stunning Olympic Mountains to the south (which you see in this photo). There’s something about the beach with waves lapping at the shoreline that is therapeutic, and there’s equally something very rewarding about experiencing the trails in the old growth forests of the Olympic National Park. Wildlife is everywhere. The water and the air are fresh. No wonder so many people come to visit Sequim and Port Angeles by staying at one of the Sequim Bed and Breakfasts or one of the Port Angeles B&Bs.

Sequim Bed and Breakfasts

If you want to look up all the local B&Bs, you might have some trouble seeing a complete list all at once. Many of the paid advertising services online for Sequim Bed and Breakfasts only show a few at a time, or you are forced to register to see more. Some are listed on the Sequim Chamber site and some are listed on the P.A. Chamber site. Some are listed on Yelp. Some or most are found on Trip Advisor. But finding a complete list in one place is almost impossible, until now. I created a business directory of local businesses that have websites, and you’ll find this page with both Sequim Bed and Breakfasts and Port Angeles B&Bs all in one list with direct links to their websites. Come and visit us, and I hope you enjoy your stay at one of our beautiful Sequim Bed and Breakfasts.

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365 Things To Do In Sequim WA

365 Things To Do In Sequim is a fun site full of suggestions and ideas about what you can do in Sequim, Washington.  Articles are being added almost daily, and I think you’ll enjoy the photos, videos, and tidbits of information about activities in Sequim that you may not know about.  Here is a taste of what you’ll find at 365 Things To Do In Sequim.

Run the Sequim Marathon

Why not run the Sequim marathon?  Or the Sequim half-marathon.  Sequim has many exciting recreational events, including the Northern Olympic Discovery Marathon, an annual running event that draws runners from all over the U.S., and last year from as far away as Sweden. The Discovery Marathon has a really great website with everything you could […]

Hike the Olympic National Park

The Olympic National Park is one of nature’s most beautiful attractions on the Olympic Peninsula.  You can enter the park near the Elwha River about a 10 minute drive west of Port Angeles.  Once you pay the entrance clerk the fee of $15, unless you have a season pass, you drive a few miles into […]

365 Things To Do In Sequim

Stay at a Sequim Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy this Sequim Bed and Breakfast, which is between Sequim and Port Angeles with an unbelievable water view for guests.  This is such an elegant B&B, and the hosts, Dan and Janet are the kindest hosts you’ll ever meet.  Staying at this B&B would be fun even if you already lived in Sequim or Port […]

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This Sequim Bed and Breakfast is between Sequim and Port Angeles with an unbelievable water view for guests.  Whether you’re looking for a Sequim B&B or a Port Angeles B&B with a stunning panoramic water view and mountain view, you will not go wrong with this B&B.

Sequim Bed and Breakfast

George Washington Inn is a Sequim and Port Angeles Bed and Breakfast that sits majestically along the Strait of Juan de Fuca in a private pastoral setting at the foot of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Known affectionately as “Mount Vernon West” this B&B inn provides luxurious lodging, just minutes from both Sequim and Port Angeles. From Seattle, Vancouver or Victoria, enjoy a scenic drive or ferry ride to this romantic getaway on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Savor this relaxing retreat while enhancing your senses in fields of lavender, surrounded by a panorama of sweeping mountain and ocean views. This description from their website was so sweet, I couldn’t think of a better way to say it.

Sequim Bed and Breakfast & Stunning Water View

Sequim Bed and Breakfast

You’ve got to see the gorgeous and classy interior of this B&B.   When I first saw it, I oohed and awed for quite a while.   You can go directly to their website and learn more, see some more photos, and book a reservation if you are so inclined.   I recommend it.

The Most Elegant Sequim Bed and Breakfast

I strongly recommend this Sequim Bed and Breadfast or Port Angeles Bed and Breakfast (midway), the George Washington Inn.

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Sequim Bed and BreakfastA Sequim Bed and Breakfast or a Port Angeles Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to stay if you are visiting for a weekend or holiday, or if you’re looking at real estate here.

For your convenience, I’ve included a list of the Sequim Bed and Breakfasts and Port Angeles B&Bs below with all their contact information, including their websites.

Sequim Bed and Breakfast Popularity

This photo is Lost Mountain Lodge in Sequim, a wonderful Sequim Bed and Breakfast.   It is very peaceful, and the kitchen and the Espresso maker are amazing.   I know from personal experience.  Sequim Bed and Breakfasts (and I include Port Angeles B&Bs) are very popular, because the Olympic Peninsula is such a great get-away for the weekend or a holiday.  Busy execs and professionals who labor far too many hours in the metropolis find peace and renewal after a few days in one of our popular Sequim Bed and Breakfasts.

Sequim Bed and Breakfast Attract All Kinds

A Sequim Bed and Breakfast will attract some of the most fascinating visitors, including authors, publishers, CEOs, high tech engineers, artists, athletes, photographers, and just about every background you can imagine.  Many visitors are retirees, or those close to retirement, who have been thinking about moving to Sequim or Port Angeles.  For convenience, I’ve created this article about Sequim Bed and Breakfasts and a Sequim B&B and Port Angeles B&B directory.

146 Wildflower Lane, Sequim, WA – (360) 457-4174
“Domaine Madeleine is the BEST B&B ever! Domanine Madeleine is the best B&B I’ve ever stayed in, and I’ve stayed in a lot. Beautiful location, wonderful rooms, 22 reviews

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134 River Road, Sequim, WA – (360) 683-2800
“Brand new and nice Big, clean room, comfortable bed, good TV selections, nice indoor pool and jacuzzi, pretty good breakfast, 17 reviews

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24 Old Coyote Way, Sequim, WA – (360) 683-7350
“Romance on the Rails The Red Caboose was very nice – Olaf & Charlotte are great hosts and Charlotte is definitely a top chef. 15 reviews

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303 Sunny View Drive, Sequim, WA – (360) 683-2431
“Loved this place; great hosts Wonderful inn in a beautiful setting (with ponds, frogs, etc.). Great place to go to relax and unwind and feel pampered. 24 reviews

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1095 E. Washington, Sequim, WA – (360) 683-1775
“Ramada Limited Reviewed Stayed here in Sequim because the price was very good. Room was clean, beds very firm. Small breakfast area next to 27 reviews

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4861 Sequim Dungeness Way, Sequim, WA – (360) 683-3565
“soaring eagles, beaches, National Parks,… Groveland Cottage Bed and Breakfast is in the town of Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. 2 reviews

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241 Sunshine Road, Sequim, WA – (360) 797-7720

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322 Clark Rd, Sequim, WA – (360) 683-4431

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397 Monterra Dr, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 452-2322
“great b&b This was a great bed and breakfast! Chocolate chip cookies on arrival, beautiful gardens, beautiful room, 36 reviews

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339 Finn Hall Rd, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 457-9197
“Great View, Hot Tub, King Size Bed,… Wanted the perfect place to take my girlfriend to propose. Got what I wanted, a ‘Yes’ and also had a perfect time 39 reviews

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969 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 452-5207
“A Peaceful Retreat I stayed several nights at GWI and was amazed at the incredible view, plush accommodations, and grandeur of the inn. 3 reviews

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3182 Blue Mountain Rd, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 417-8074
“The wonderful Trip From the moment of arrival to our last good -bye we were treated like honered guests. The rooms were large,comfortable 30 reviews

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1027 Finn Hall Rd., Port Angeles, WA – (360) 452-6021
“What a find! Eden by the Sea is a new B&B, closer to Sequim than Port Angeles, and off the beaten path. 1 review

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651 Cleveland St, Port Townsend, WA – (360) 385-5750
“Great Choice This is a great hotel if you are looking for a comfortable, no frills kind of room. The rooms are simple and tiny, 49 reviews

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112 Reservoir Rd, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 452-4933
“Livin’ large with Coco, Inn at Rooster Hill An excellent B and B with friendly owners and 2 wonderful dogs – Coco and Harley-Davidson. 36 reviews

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1006 S Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 452-8248
“Wonderful place, wonderful hosts Five Seasuns is a lovely Victorian home set in a beautifully kept garden. The hosts are welcoming, and helpful in 10 reviews

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1238 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA – (360) 385-1238
“Wonderful location and wonderful B&B! We stayed at the James House in July for 2 nights. We had rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors and loved everything about it. 22 reviews

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1108 S Oak St, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 452-3138
“Best Value The tudor Inn is the best value in Port Angeles. The rooms were wonderful and clean, the inn fascinating, 13 reviews

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611 Polk St, Port Townsend, WA – (360) 385-5619
“I am a “Foody” and I thought I was in Heaven staying at Holly Hill House. Nina Dortch is a Chef of the first kind. The food was out of this 1 review

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1203 E 7th St, Port Angeles, WA – (360) 417-0260

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Sequim Bed and Breakfast – the place to go for peace and recuperation.

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Best Bed and Breakfast in Sequim

Best Bed and Breakfast in SequimWhere is the best Bed and Breakfast in Sequim? Good question, and I may have the answer. What do you look for in a Bed and Breakfast getaway? A country location surrounded by the beauty of nature? A lodge that sends you to another world with the ambiance of comfort and peace? A cottage of your own? A location near extraordinary recreational variety? Hosts that know how to make your stay absolutely delightful? A latte made to perfection just the way you like it?

Best Bed and Breakfast in Sequim

Many have started their own B&B in their homes in the country, and especially in beautiful rural areas with extraordinary recreational opportunities like Sequim and Port Angeles.  Maybe it’s just me, but I ask, “Who would want to stay at a B&B on a major highway or city street?”  Not me.  If I wanted that, I could stay at any hotel. 

Best Bed and Breakfast in Sequim

The best bed and breakfast in Sequim will not only offer a wonderful customer service experience, and not only would it have a beautiful and private rooms, but the other huge factor in my mind is the environment around the B&B.  When I think of a B&B I also think of ambiance, peace, relaxation, recuperation, refreshment.  For me that means nature, walking trails, sunshine, and grand recreational opportunities in nature nearby.

Here’s a quote from the Website of the Best Bed and Breakfast in Sequim

Tender green shoots of daffodils are dancing in our gardens and the redwing blackbirds have returned to our ponds — a sure sign that an early spring is warming its way across the Olympic Peninsula. After a day of cross country skiing or snow-shoeing at nearby Hurricane Ridge or hiking the mist laden Hoh Rain Forest trails in the Olympic National Park, the warmth of our great stone fireplace beckons.

I have never recommended a B&B before, but I am recommending Lost Mountain Lodge as Sequim’s Best B&B, bar none.  You can learn more directly from their website at http://www.lostmountainlodge.com/.

You’ll love your time at Lost Mountain Lodge. I guarantee it.  This is why I would argue that this B&B is the Best Bed and Breakfast in Sequim.

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Chuck E. Marunde, J.D.

Sequim Buyer's Agent (Atty Ret.)
Founder and Broker of
Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate dba iRealty Virtual Brokers
435 W. Bell St. Suite A, Sequim, WA
(360) 775-5424
ChuckMarunde@gmail.com

From Los Angeles

It's rare, but once in awhile life provides the perfect collaborator for an important endeavor such as buying your new home. For me that person was Chuck Marunde. His two decade background as a Real Estate Attorney, his prolific career as an author of articles and books on Real Estate and his forthright and moral character made choosing Chuck a no-brainer. Chuck is dedicated, thorough, incredible at the negotiating table, knowledgeable about all local laws & regs but, most importantly, Chuck loves what he does. And what he does is find his client the perfect property. Chuck isn't about making the sale, he's about making the sale that is OPTIMUM for his CLIENT and this makes Chuck a rare bird indeed. I love my new home in Sequim and I am indebted to Chuck for making it happen. Kevin E.

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.

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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From Sequim to California

"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

Who is Chuck Marunde?

Chuck Marunde is the #1 Sequim Buyer's Agent, having sold more homes (by volume) to buyers than any other agent or any "team" of agents for the past seven years. He is the author of thousands of articles for buyers on this real estate blog, and he is the author of several real estate books for buyers and one for sellers. He is the creator of many free tools that buyers use and love every day. He is recognized as a national expert on real estate transactions, marketing, and negotiating. Please schedule your appointment to view homes with Chuck well in advance of arriving in Sequim.
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