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Teachings of the Wilderness

Teachings of the Wilderness is Chuck Marunde’s latest book, a story about growing up in Alaska in a little cabin far from civilization. While this blog is all about real estate, and most of Chuck’s books are about real estate, this book is something completely different and fun.

Teachings of the Wilderness

Teachings of the Wilderness – From the Book

This book takes you back to a simpler time in America when living simply brought great satisfaction, and when being happy was the result, not the goal, of living a good life. The harsh Alaskan wilderness taught me extraordinary lessons that transcend time, and while it has taken me a lifetime to share these lessons, I’m finally ready. [From Teachings of the Wilderness]

I never imagined that growing up in a cabin in the remote wilderness would prepare me for success anywhere in the world, even in the concrete jungles of the metropolis. I had no idea at the time that I was being prepared to experience life to the fullest.

I learned more about how to live a good life growing up in the harsh Alaskan wilderness in abject poverty than I learned in College, in law school, and in the thousands of hours of studying and reading combined. The stories in this book share profound lessons from the wilderness you won’t learn in a classroom.

Teachings of the Wilderness on Amazon

You can get the paperback version or the Kindle version at Amazon at Teachings of the Wilderness.

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Oil Rig in Port Angeles

We have an oil rig in Port Angeles, and it’s probably the largest rig we’ve ever had in the Port. The Polar Pioneer is an oil rig built in Malaysia on its way to the Chukchi Sea off the northern coast of Alaska. It is over 355 feet high, which means it towers over the entire city of Port Angeles and all its buildings.

Oil Rig in Port Angeles

Oil Rig in Port Angeles

You can enlarge the photo above by clicking on it, and open this oil rig in Port Angeles to fill your computer screen. It’s worth enlarging, because you can see incredible detail on this rig. You can also see each of the 10 crew members on the little boat alongside the rig. We don’t get many gigantic ships and rigs like this in the Port of Port Angeles, so this is quite a sight. The rig is so tall, it can be seen from many miles away up and down the coast. Notice how the oil rig dwarfs its ship, Blue Marlin.

It’s entertaining to see an oil rig in Port Angeles of this size.

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The Sequim Audubon Center

The Sequim Audubon Center is a major attraction at Railroad Bridge Park. I visited the Park yesterday because I wanted to look at the Bridge, which just survived a very high Sequim Dungeness River after a lot of rain in the mountains. The Bridge is temporarily closed as the wooden sidewalk on the other side of the river needs repair. While I was there, I couldn’t resist taking this photo of the Sequim Audubon Center with the sun shining brightly.

Audubon Center

Sequim Audubon Center Purpose

The Dungeness River Audubon Center‘s “mission is to inspire understanding, enjoyment and stewardship of the Olympic Peninsula’s unique natural and cultural resources, with emphasis on birds, rivers, fish, and people.” It’s an excellent mission, because the Peninsula has some of America’s most beautiful natural resources and wildlife. Those of us who live here often joke about keeping our extraordinary mountains and rivers a secret from the rest of the world, and we kid about closing the gate at the end of town. The truth is, we only thrive if we keep growing at a manageable pace, and a big part of that is managing and enjoying this gorgeous environment.

Sequim Audubon Center at the Park

When you visit Sequim, be sure to add Railroad Bridge Park and the Sequim Audubon Center to your bucket list. For many who are on the verge of retiring, visiting Sequim often includes seeing the sights and driving around to look at homes. Thinking about where to retire is a big decision. Come and visit Sequim and check out the Sequim Audubon Center too.

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Sequim Dungeness River Nearly Flooding

The Sequim Dungeness River is as high as you’ll ever see it, higher than I’ve seen it in maybe 20 years. People asked if we have floods in the Sequim area, and we really don’t. The Sequim Dungeness is our main river, and when it gets high like this, it wears away some banks and re-routes some minor channels along the river, but even with this much water roaring through the valley, it doesn’t extend beyond the banks of the river, and it doesn’t reach homes. It would be an extraordinary event if it did.

Sequim Dungeness River

The Sequim Dungeness River is a beautiful river starting way up in the Olympic Mountains as a creek and collecting water as it winds down the mountains heading to its final destination, the Strait of Juan de Fuca. When my boys were young, they often put a raft in the river from the bridge in this video and floated down to the Strait. But the water was much calmer than it is today.

Sequim Dungeness River Nearly Flooding

The Sequim Dungeness River is not a flooding threat in the county. A bigger threat to homeowners is existing wetlands. We have a high water table and in some areas there are ponds and standing water designated as wetlands by the Army Core of Engineers. I would say this about the Sequim Dungeness River. While we don’t worry about flooding, if you live along the river, you could see your property boundary evolving over the years. One property owner lost 10 feet of his bank one year. Nature must do her thing, and the Sequim Dungeness River is part of our natural beauty.

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Who likes to make a New Year’s Resolution? No one. When we talk about a New Year’s Resolution, we usually do so with a negative tone, and most people can talk about how they have not kept their New Year’s Resolution from last year (and the year before ad infinitum). So what’s better than a New Year’s Resolution? Something much better. I’ve been doing it for a couple of decades, and it has revolutionized my life. I think you’ll like it.

New Year's Resolution

Don’t Do a New Year’s Resolution

A single New Year’s Resolution is almost guaranteed to be a disappointing failure. “I’m going to lose 20 pounds in six months.” Right. Most of us actually forget about our resolution very quickly, and we don’t like to be reminded of failure. So why go there? Who needs disappointment? 

Here’s what I do that flips that disappointment from one big failure for the year into many small victories that brings me satisfaction throughout the year again and again. I make the equivalent of many small resolutions all year long, and these are goals I can and do reach. When I reach them I experience a deep sense of fulfillment and the success multiples. Once success leads to another, which leads to more success. 

New Year’s Resolution in Business

For example, in my real estate business, I ask the question many times throughout every year, “How can I improve what I do for clients?,” and “What do buyers want and need, and exactly how can I give that to them?”, or “What is my weakest link in customer service, and how can I make it substantially better?”

The answers you get in life are only as good as the questions you ask. Start asking challenging questions that force you to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. You will be amazed at how the conscious, and especially the subconscious, will go to work to find answers to your questions. Your mind will work night and day, even while you are sleeping, to find ways to accomplish what you really want to do, and it all starts with questions you ask yourself. 

But ask the questions throughout the year, not just for a New Year’s Resolution. My real estate business is constantly improving for the sake of my clients, and it is in those personal resolutions to accomplish much more, to serve my clients better, and to become a better person that really motivates and excites me. My future is very bright, but not because of a single New Year’s Resolution. It is bright because of my New Year’s Resolution multiplied throughout the year. And as you can tell, my resolutions involve serving others better, and that brings a lot more satisfaction in life–serving others.

So what’s your New Year’s Resolution?

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The Death of Newspapers: What’s Going On?

Are we really seeing the death of newspapers? The incredible growth of the Internet has come at great expense to traditional print newspapers. The National Association of Realtors says that 95% of all home buyers start their search for a home on the Internet, not in print newspapers. There was a time when we searched for homes in the classified section of newspapers, but no more. Buyers love the Internet. It’s easy and fast, it’s powerful, and it’s free and anonymous. No wonder buyers love the Internet.

The Death of Newspapers

The Death of Newspapers

This is the largest real estate blog in the entire Sequim and Port Angeles area, and perhaps on the entire Olympic Peninsula with over 1,500 articles written for buyers. What single article on this blog do you think got more comments than any other article in the last eight years? It is an article I wrote on October 30, 2008 on this blog. It received 41 great comments from readers around the country. Their comments are worth reading, even if you don’t read the article. That article is about the death of newspapers and the rise of the Internet. You can read it at: Print Newspapers Dying.

It’s sad that so many print newspapers have gone out of business, filed bankruptcy, or merged with other companies, but consumers are driving the news business with their dollars. Their eyes have turned to the Internet. If you haven’t read some of the fascinating articles about the dying print newspaper business, I recommend a site called Newspaper Death Watch. It chronicles the death of print newspapers in America. 

The Death of Newspapers No Surprise to Home Buyers

One reader, Bob, wrote, “The paper edition will lose readers and no one can do anything about that. The way I see it is that online editions are cheaper, easier, and faster compared to paper editions. And also another important aspect is that it’s a ‘greener’ alternative and you don’t have to store the newspaper.”

All of this is no surprise to home buyers, because you are using the Internet to search for your next home. And you’re reading this news on the Internet.

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Social Media in Sequim

Social media is another way to learn about Sequim and Sequim real estate. Social media is growing and constantly morphing into newer and better ways to communicate, and social media is alive and well in Sequim. That includes Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, and so on. Facebook and Twitter are the main social media sites used in the Sequim area.

social media

Social Media En Masse

There are literally hundreds of social media sites, but who can keep up? Some are esoteric and some are very unique, like Pinterest and Instagram. Kids flock to some of these new sites, but for many retirees who live in Sequim and Port Angeles, Facebook and Twitter are pushing the technological boundaries. Linkedin has become fairly popular among professionals in business, but to learn more about Sequim and listen in on the conversations of Sequim residents, you’ll want to use Facebook and maybe Twitter.

Sequim Social Media

Social Media on Sequim

Twitter has become a popular way to communicate in 140 characters or less, and like many other social media sites, there is a Twitter app for smartphones and tablets. Chatting apps and texting are also quick and simple ways to communicate with a smartphone.

Many in Sequim use Facebook to post photographs and to share news and events as well as sharing personal notes of interest. You can follow me on social media sites Facebook or Twitter for Sequim news.

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Many feel that Sequim is the best place to retire in the U.S.  Here are some of the reasons so many retirees from all around the country believe that Sequim is the best place to retire in America.

Sequim is the Best Place to Retire

Number 1.  Sequim has one of the most agreeable climates and weather patterns of any American city.  Exhibit number 1 is the Sequim Blue Hole, aka the Sequim Rain Shadow.  Read the full description of the Sequim Blue Hole.

Number 2.  Sequim has a very low crime rate.  Exhibit number 2 are the tiny police blotters.  On June 21, 2012, the entire Sequim Police Blotter consisted of these 4 minor entries (compare this to any other city in the U.S.):  1:57 p.m. — Malicious mischief, in the area of Carlsborg Road and the Olympic Discovery Trail, 2:16 p.m. — Burglary, 9000 block of Old Olympic Highway, 7:31 p.m. — Vehicle prowl, 100 block of Hurricane Ridge Drive, 8:27 p.m. — Trespass, 600 block of Turnstone Lane.  Low crime is a major reason many of us feel that Sequim is the best place to retire.

Sequim is the Best Place to Retire with Few Natural Disasters

Number 3.  Sequim does not have a history of forest fires.  We have never suffered the horrendous losses of residents in Colorado or Arizona or California.  See how Forest Fires Hurt or Help Sequim Home Sales.

Number 4.  Sequim does not have a history of tornadoes, or hurricanes, or flooding.  Tornadoes across the mid-west, hurricanes in the southeast, and flooding in several states have destroyed thousands of homes, caused many deaths,  and disrupted lives forever.  Sequim is insulated from these terrible disasters, and this alone would make Sequim the best place to retire.

Number 5.  Sequim has no poisonous snakes.  If you’ve lived in the desserts of California, Arizona, or Nevada, you know how dangerous a rattle snake can be on a camping trip.  The “wilds of Sequim” are free from the threat of poisonous creatures.

Number 6.  Sequim has a low cost of living.  Property taxes are low, bond issues are limited, and many have their own organic gardens, and some hunt and fish for food and recreation.  Many Sequim residents also raise sheep, cows, Llamas, Alpacas, or chickens for food or for an extra source of income.

Sequim is the Best Place to Retire – The People

Number 7.  Sequim does not have the extraordinarily high temperatures that hit many states every summer.  While others suffer 100° to 110° temperatures in sweltering heat, Sequim temperatures may hover in the 70’s and 80’s on a typical summer day.  The news of the worst drought 50 years in the midwest foretells higher food prices and other consequences, but Sequim has never had a drought.  And how could I forget to add that we also don’t experience the icy cold temperatures of much of the northeast and all the northern states, including Alaska where I grew up.

Number 8.  Sequim has great golf courses.  The Cedars at Dungeness is the driest course in Western Washington, and that includes all the Seattle area courses.  Read more about this Sequim Golf Course.  For passionate golfers, this alone is reason to say Sequim is the best place to retire.

Number 9.  Sequim has the Olympic National Park with hiking and camping in untouched old growth forests.  See photos at Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent.  It has been said that Sequim has more recreational activities than any other American city.  I can’t say for sure if this is true, but it may be.  I can’t think of anything you can’t do here, except downhill skiing on a major ski hill.  But you can do that at Mount Baker or Crystal Mountain or several other nearby ski areas.

Number 10.  Sequim has Bays, the Strait, rivers and lakes, and the Ocean for serious boaters, kayakers, and fishermen.

Come and see for yourself.  Sequim is the best place to retire.

 

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Sequim Irrigation Festival This Weekend

The famous Sequim Irrigation Festival starts today and events are scheduled throughout the weekend.  The Sequim Irrigation Festival is 117 years old, which makes this the oldest continuing festival in the entire State of Washington.  There are many fun events, including a Sequim Irrigation Festival Pageant, Arts & Crafts Fairs, Merchants’ Street Fair, Sequim Open Air Market, the Sequim High School Operetta, the Logging Show, a Fireworks Show, a Kids’ Parade, a Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade, a Car Show, a Carnival, and the Jesse Marunde Memorial Strongman Contest.

Sequim Irrigation Festival

Sequim Irrigation Festival

Sequim Irrigation Festival Strongman Contest

I have many photos of Jesse Marunde flipping cars, pressing logs, carrying a Harley Davidson, and squatting massive weights, but this photo is one of my favorite photos of Jesse.  He was doing what he did best–encouraging young boys and girls to be their best and sharing his passion for life.  In this photo you can see the joy in his face as he greeted kids at his last Sequim Strongman event. 

The Strongman contest is in Jesse’s memory.  Jesse became Internationally popular as a young Strongman because of the new techniques he brought to the sport of Strongman, including his unique application of some Olympic lifting techniques, especially to the overhead log press.  He also was very charismatic and was the first professional strongman in the world to play to the audience.  Fans absolutely loved him.  He once spent two hours in Europe giving people his autograph after an event.  Jesse’s goal was to become the strongest man in the world, and he almost did.  He came in second in the World’s Strongest Man Competition in Chengdu, China before he died here in Sequim of a sudden heart attack while working out in his gym.  Jesse was my son, and may I say as a father, I was damn proud of him.  But my pride was not just because he was a great athlete (6’5″ and 320 lbs of muscle), it was because he was a man of good character, a disciplined hard worker, and because of his love and generosity to everyone.  He was my son, but he was also my best friend.  As you can imagine, having grown up in Sequim and becoming world famous, he was the pride and joy of Sequim.

This weekend the Sequim Irrigation Festival celebrates Jesse’s memory with strongmen coming from all over the country, including Karl Gillingham of Minnesota, Kevin Nee of Boston, Brad Dunn of Orlando, Corey St. Clair of Columbus, Grant Higa of Maple Valley, Zack McKarley of Ellensburg, and Nate Bollin of  Sequim.  The strongmen events will include the Keg Toss over a 15ft bar, the Giant Dumbbell Press Medley, the Axel Press Last Man Standing, and a 330# Stone Over Bar for Reps.  This is great entertainment for everyone and a good photo opportunity.

Sequim Irrigation Festival Events

You can check out the schedule of events from the Festival website at Sequim Irrigation Festival.

 

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Real Estate MarketWhat is the real estate market and the U.S. economy going to do in 2012?  Here is my read on the real estate market and the the economy for 2012.  In terms of credibility in writing an article on the economics of both the real estate market and the U.S. Economy, just for your information, I have a degree in economics (with an emphasis on monetary policy), a degree in teaching, a doctorate in law, and 37 years as a business owner, lawyer, registered financial adviser, certified estate planner, business consultant, and real estate broker.  While that certainly doesn’t guarantee anything about the accuracy of my perspective, the so-called experts and talking heads on T.V. have been wrong far more than they’ve been right since 2005.  The odds are my prediction will be more accurate than the talking heads who never warned us of the impending doom until after the fact.

The Real Estate Market

There are economic cycles and patterns that tend to repeat themselves over time, but these past five years have seen variables thrown into the mix that no economic model has ever had to include in the predictive programming.  No Ph.D.  has ever lived through such times with so many variables and so many potentially complex outcomes.  The John Keynes economists have blown a fuse trying to figure out how to run fiscal spending and taxation models and not run the country over the cliff.  The Milton Friedman economists believe monetary policy is running amok and has been hijacked by social terrorists.

The truth is the politicians have no clue how to solve the problems they got us into.  While we are on the brink of defaulting on our debt, and Europe has sprung such large leaks they can’t seem to bail water fast enough, the truth is no one knows what will happen in 2012.  No one knows precisely because there are literally thousands of economic variables at play.  Governments all around the world now control many of these variables, and business owners who are the engine of employment, are at the mercy of politicians and government agencies calling all the shots.  Free enterprise is no longer functioning as the economic engine of the greatest laissez faire system the world has ever seen.  (more…)

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Are you retiring in Sequim and planning to start a business?  You may have heard the expression, “The answers you get are only as good as the questions you ask.”  Today I thought I would both ask the questions and answer them for you.  The questions that some retirees may not ask, but should consider, are questions like these:

  1. Does the business I want to start have a high probability of success or a low probability of success?  Some businesses do, in fact, have very high statistical probabilities of failure.  New restaurants fall in this category, as well as antique shops, used bookstores, specialty stores, clothing stores, small toy stores, art and photography shops, some personal service businesses (accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation), and there are others.
  2. Does the business have high overhead or high fixed and variable costs?  Entrepreneurs are infamous for over estimating sales and income.  In Sequim and in Port Angeles, I have watched for 18 years as businesses come and go for this reason.
  3. Will the business be very labor intensive?  A B&B (bed and breakfast) is very labor intensive.  It may sound fun, and I’m sure it can be, but a recent B&B owner told me if she had any idea it would have been so consuming, she would never had done it.
  4. Will the business be consistent with your personal interests and passions, or are you considering it just because friends or family have told you, “You should get your real estate license.  You would be so good.”  This is just an example, but many retirees have gotten their real estate licenses only to wish they had never bothered. 
  5. What will you actually do in your business everyday?  Many small businesses sound good at first, but later the owner realizes that what they thought they would be doing is not at all what they had to do everyday in the business.
  6. Would you start a business because you need to make money, or because you want to accomplish something else?  The answer to that question will have a huge impact on how you develop your business model?

Start a BusinessThese are just some of the questions worth asking if you are thinking about moving to Sequim and planning to start a business in your retirement years.  Your retirement should be some of the best years of your life, and the last thing you and your spouse need in retirement is a financial and stressful nightmare.  Right?

I share this because I worked with hundreds of business owners as a lawyer over two decades, and I learned more from the mistakes and failures of business owners than I did from those who succeeded.  If you buy a home and make me your Sequim Buyer’s Agent, I would consider it a privilege to share anything I’ve learned about businesses, legal entities, separation of liabilities, asset protection, estate planning, business succession, and marketing on the Internet.  It might also be helpful to know what businesses have succeeded and failed in Sequim and what locations tend to be good and bad for business, if you’re going to have a bricks-and-mortar.  I’d be glad to share what I’ve observed.

By the way, some retirees are working out of their homes and using the Internet to sell their products or services.  It’s a brave new world, and there are many unique business opportunities today that we didn’t have 10 or 20 years ago.  As a hobby, I’ve started a home business apart from my full time real estate brokerage, which involves health and nutrition products (consistent with my own desire to lose weight and get healthier).  I’ve always wanted to build a passive or residual income, and this business will do that too.  I did my due diligence to find a company with outstanding products and with integrity from the top to the bottom.  You can learn more about this company and their products at Sequim Home Business.

Whatever business you might be looking at, you can always email or call me and ask questions as you do your due diligence.

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Logging on the Olympic Peninsula

Logging on the Olympic Peninsula has been an important part of the economic activity, just as fishing was once a major force.  Logging has a fascinating history revealed in these old photographs.

Logging on the Olympic Peninsula

It’s hard to imagine handling such massive trees and logs with such primitive equipment, but they did it.

Logging in Port Angeles

The size of these huge trees boggles the mind, since we so so few large trees today, even among our old growth forests in the Olympic National Park.

Logging in Forks

Logging on the Olympic Peninsula with axes and hand saws and sleds just seems overwhelmingly difficult.  We have some great museums in the area with more photos and stories about logging in the old days.

 

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Wisdom from an 84-Year Old Homeowner

I spent time yesterday with an 84-year old homeowner (Bill), and we had a delightful conversation.  Bill and his wife of a lifetime, Delores, purchased their home in 1962 for $45,000, and even at that time it was a great price.  We sat and talked in the living room of their gorgeous home.  Today this home is probably worth over a half million dollars.  The water view alone is stunning.  The home sits on over an acre and is beautifully landscaped, but Bill confessed to me that his gardening and landscaping activities have slowed down a little at his age.  At 57 sometimes I think I’m over the hill and getting old(er), but Bill assured me that I am still a kid.  I like Bill.

I often joke with my clients by saying that, “all my clients are smarter than me,” but there’s no doubt that most of my clients are more experienced and wiser than me, and I love learning about their lives and experiences.  I thought you might enjoy hearing what an 84-year old gentleman thinks about many of the issues of today.  Consider this.  Bill grew up before residential mortgages were invented, before checking accounts, before credit cards, before televisions, while the U.S. Dollar was still based on the gold standard, and before Fidel Castro got into politics.  Bill has seen history.

We talked about economics.  Bill said he had never lived through such a prolonged and difficult economic time.  Bill said we are in a depression.  He dismissed the professional economists’ erudite explanations that we are in a minor recession as poppycock.  Bill counted off on his fingers the reasons we are in a depression, including unemployment around the country, small businesses going out of business, large corporations faltering and taking business overseas, and in his own industry (real estate brokerage), he is seeing brokerages file bankruptcy, consolidate, and close their doors.  He said, “we are living in very difficult times.”

We talked about politics.  Bill said it is shocking how the English language has been hijacked by politicians.  Words used to mean something, and there was a time when lies were simply unacceptable.  Today, Bill argues, politicians say anything and constantly promote larger and larger government.  He talked about basic financial rules he learned growing up.  Bill was two years old when the market crashed in 1929, and while he doesn’t remember those early years, he certainly grew up in a generation where personal financial responsibility was paramount, and you only spent money you actually had.  Bill pointed out that we now have a Federal government that does not live by the rules of math or fundamental financial accounting principles.   Bill still believes that one plus one is two and that everyone, including the government, should live by the rules.  His common sense is refreshing.  I asked him if he would run for President.

We talked about real estate.  Bill was the youngest Seattle hotel manager in 1955 at 28 years old.  As he says with a smile on his face, “Seattle has changed a lot since 1955.”  Bill has had an illustrious career as a real estate broker, and has personally known some of the big names in real estate.  He has an ability to see a longer history of real estate cycles than the rest of us, and he has been an analytical student of real estate brokerage all this time.  He sees the traditional brokerage as dying.  He said the overhead is just killing them.  And at 84, it was a delight to hear Bill talk so enthusiastically about the power of the Internet in the real estate business.  He predicted that the future of real estate will be based on the Internet.

Bill was full of wisdom and gentle conversation as he reminisced about his years in business and in real estate.  Bill’s wife, Delores, recently “went home” as he says, and Bill openly shared that these past few months have been months of grieving, but he smiles as he talks about his future and life.  He believes he still has more to do, and he embraces the challenges as he makes plans for this next phase in his life.  I admire Bill.  What a privilege it was for me to spend the day with him.

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Dakota LeachToday I take a detour of sorts on this real estate blog.  Normally you will find a daily post about some aspect of buying real estate, some negotiating tactic or an inspection issue, or a market analysis of prices or days on market.  But today I’ll talk about life, hence the title, “Life Happens.”  There will be no search engine optimization of this post, nor any glitzy photographs.  Just a true story.

I sold a home to an incredible couple from Georgia, and with tremendous excitement they moved their four boys and five truck loads all the way to Sequim.  They just got moved into their new home about two weeks ago.  I really have grown to love this couple as dear friends, and I identify with their family, because like me, they have four kids.  I had three boys and one girl.  They have four boys, ages 11, 15, 17, and 20.  Last weekend their 15 year old boy died after a seizure.

We all suffer loss during this life.  We just don’t know when it will happen.  I attended a memorial service last night for Dakota, and it was very hard to maintain.  Perhaps it was too close for me.  I lost my son four years ago, and I know how hard it was and continues to be for everyone in the family.  I saw how hard it was for my two other sons and my daughter (who is 15 now and also a friend of Dakota).  There are still hard days when one of us needs to pick up the phone and just talk.  We loved Jesse so much, losing him seemed almost unbearable.  And so it is for Dakota’s family now.

I am deeply grateful that Sequim has already surrounded this family with outpourings of love and support.  The Sequim High School kids filled a large banner 15 feet long with personal handwritten notes of love.  The family’s neighborhood has rallied to provide food and support night and day.  Local Churches have asked if they can help.

I am also grateful that Dakota’s parents, Larry and April, have each other, and that the boys, Zack, Austin, and Quinn are such fine young men devoted to each other and that they have their faith to lean on.

Life is unpredictable, and that’s why I titled this article, “Life Happens.”  Life doesn’t always happen according to our plans.  In fact, it almost certainly will take some detours along the way.  In this case, the loss of a beautiful young man who was handsome and athletic, who had the kind of moral standards and good character we could only wish for all our children, is almost overwhelming.  It just breaks the heart.

One thing for sure.  There are many who love this family, and we will rally around them and lift them up every day for as long as it takes.

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Sequim WA News

Sequim WA News is full of interesting, exciting, and politically intriguing events and local news.  I don’t normally include news directly from the local newspapers, but I thought you would like to be aware of the two local newspapers, and both have online versions of the news.  Here is a sample of some recent headlines, and you can click on these headlines and go directly to their online newspapers.  This is another great way to keep up with Sequim WA news.

PNW Local News
If you’re looking for a safe road to go on a bike ride in Kitsap County, David Brumsickle, owner of Silverdale Cyclery, will tell you to go to Sequim, in Jefferson County.
KONP.COM 1450?
(Sequim) — A customer satisfaction survey shows most Sequim
residents are satisfied with living in the city, but they have doubts
about a new city hall.
The Seattle Times
The arrival of a new strain of biotoxin in Northwest waters last month comes with more questions than answers and is likely to complicate the lives of shellfish gatherers and health officials.
Peninsula Daily
SEQUIM – City Council members received both exactly what they expected and several surprises this week when they heard a report on a study commissioned by the council to learn how Sequim residents see their city.
Sequim Gazette
City of Sequim residents are generally satisfied with how operations are going, according to results from a customer satisfaction survey.
Peninsula Daily
SEQUIM – Jim McEntire and Linda Barnfather were grilled on such topics as unions, the Carlsborg urban growth area and economic development at the first face-to-face political forum for the two Clallam County commissioner candidates.

Sequim WA News

Peninsula Daily
Balloon pilot Vic Johnson of Covington, left, turns on the burners to give buoyancy to his balloon, Aura, as crew member Dean Norman of Sequim, right, adds weight to the basket during an inflation demonstration on Tuesday for a balloon festival planned
Kitsap Sun
By Reader Submitted Wayne “Bud” Curtis, 76, passed away peacefully on August 20th, 2011 from lung cancer. Bud was born in Alliance, Nebraska on October 20, 1934 to Della and Clarence Curtis.
I hope you enjoyed this preview of Sequim WA news.

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The Sequim Lavender Festival is coming July 15th through July 17th, 2011.  This year we will have two Lavender Festivals.  There is the Sequim Lavender Grower’s Association, which sponsors the Sequim Lavender Festival, and there is a new association called The Sequim Lavender Farmer’s Association, which sponsors the Sequim Lavender Farmer’s Faire.

Sequim Lavender

Sequim Lavender Festival

Sequim Lavender Capital of North America

Sequim is the Lavender Capital of North America, and the festival brings thousands from outside the area, including people who fly in from all over the country.  Lavender is a serious business, and Lavender is a fun business, too.

The Sequim Lavender Festival will include Lavender Central, a downtown Sequim street fair and food court.  They also have a free self-guided tour of seven lavender farms.  The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire will have a bus tour of six more lavender farms.  They will also have an event called “Lavender in the Park,” a street fair at Carrie Blake Park.

Here is a video from last year’s Festival downtown food court.

The Sequim Lavender Farmer’s Faire is sponsored by Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm, Olympic Lavender Farm, Port Williams Lavender, Purple Haze Lavender, Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm and Washington Lavender.

The Sequim Lavender Festival is sponsored by Blackberry Forest, Martha Lane Lavender, Oliver’s Lavender Farm, Nelson’s Duck Pond & Lavender Farm, Lost Mountain Lavender, Peninsula Nurseries and The Lavender Connection.

We’re expecting beautiful sunny weather in the Sequim Rain Shadow, so come and see our Sequim Lavender.

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How to Get Insulted

Agent BehaviorHave you ever been insulted by someone who apparently insults people all the time, but doesn’t even know it?  I had a law school study partner who was brilliant, but without even trying he would insult people almost every day.  I sold a house to a very sharp client who told me an interesting story.  He sat down with a real estate agent and was chatting when she ask him, “Are you working with any other agents?”  He responded with a yes as he was still in the process of interviewing a couple of agents, at which point she turned to him and said, “Well, if you’re working with other agents, I won’t have anything to do with you.”  He was really surprised, and then he hired me.

Some people have an uncanny ability to insult others without even trying.  But when a professional salesperson insults clients, it really rises to a new level.  I love the cliche, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” because so often it is.

I write a lot about how technology and the Internet have revolutionized the real estate business for buyers and sellers, but there’s another very important part of the real estate business–how clients relate to their agents and how agents treat their clients.  We all want to be treated with respect, and that is certainly true when you hire someone to help you find your next home, or when you list your home for sale.  Life is too short to hire someone who specializes in insulting you, even if it is unintentional.

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Sequim is the Lavender Capital of North America.  The celebrations are in July of each year, but here’s a clip from last year’s events, and you’ll want to plan to be here if possible.  Dr. Lavender shares his expertise on growing and loving  Lavender in this video.  It’s always an exciting weekend of activities for Lavender lovers and everyone who loves outdoor markets, crafts, specialty items, great food and great music.  Thousands of people travel to Sequim from around the country literally.  One of the highlights of the weekend is a tour you can take of area Lavender farms, and there are quite a few in the Sequim Dungeness Valley.  It’s a big event for Sequim.

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eXp Realty in Sequim and Port AngelesChuck Marunde, Broker of Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate, is pleased to announce a very exciting development that will substantially increase his already large Internet presence.  Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate is now a Branch Office of eXp Realty, the World’s First Fully Immersive Web 3.0 Real Estate Brokerage.

“This gives me an opportunity to continue to do precisely what I have been doing, connecting with buyers from around the country, 85% of whom are using the Internet to search for their next homes, and to broadcast listings with the most powerful marketing tools for selling real estate today.  By associating with eXp Realty, I’m taking my game to an entirely new level,” ads Chuck enthusiastically.  eXp Realty Founder Glenn Sanford describes the company this way:

eXp Realty is a National Real Estate Brokerage with an innovative business environment for collaborating, supporting agents with their listings and transactions, and an ecosystem for social interaction in and outside of the organization.  eXp Realty launched in the fall of 2009, following a name change from BuyerTours Realty (Est. 2007), as a leader in real estate technology and agent compensation, melting away the traditional brick and mortar business model and moving towards a true virtual community, that keeps agent in contact with top agents, the best ideas and technology from around the world.

Our Mission at eXp Realty is to lead the Web 3.0 Real Estate Revolution and the Resulting Industry Paradigm Shift.  eXp Culture is: Virtual, Viral, Transparent, Green, Collaborative, Supportive, Professional, Dynamic, & Paradigm Shifting – with an Emphasis on Relationship Building and Personal Service!

We Provide: Multiple Income Streams, Collaborative and Persistent Education, A Paperless Cutting Edge Technology Platform, and Committee Style Leadership.  Contributing to the success of eXp Realty is an aggressive and favorable growth incentive for all affiliates, a large network of high-trafficked real estate websites in major metros across the country and a streamlined education and mentoring platform to ensure agents success within the system.

For clients all this means they will continue to get the best Internet information, news, and tools on Chuck’s websites and blogs, along with his continued commitment to a consumer-centric focus placing clients at the center of the Universe in terms of honesty and customer service, but the new affiliation with eXp Realty increases the Internet tools available to clients, increases the back office digital support, increases the knowledge and technical expertise working for clients, and ultimately increases the broad marketing of listings on the Internet as well as more platforms to connect with buyers across the country.  The winners in all of this are buyers and sellers as well as Chuck as a broker and agents who work with Chuck, who will earn not only 80% of their commissions, but also earn the right to residual income from an extraordinary company payout plan.

Dale Kreiser, Washington State Broker of eXp Realty, said, “Chuck gets it.  He really understands where the real estate business has been and where the future of real estate brokerage is going.  He’s been successfully building a powerful Internet presence and giving his clients great customer service, especially with his experience as a real estate attorney for 20 years, so we are very excited about Chuck joining us with the opening of our branch office which covers both the Sequim and Port Angeles markets.  This is a perfect fit because of our common values and goals and in the way that we are using modern technology and the Internet to serve our clients’ needs.  Now our national brokerage and our strong team of professionals will be backing up and supporting all that Chuck is doing to serve his Sequim and Port Angeles clients.  This is a winning scenario”

Learn more about eXp Realty.

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Port Angeles Home Fire

The day after Christmas this home on South Laurel Street in Port Angeles was destroyed by fire.  It’s still standing, but  the interior is completely gutted.  It took firefighters 10 hours to extinguish the fire.  The owner is Joan Schott, a longtime Port Angeles resident.  Joan and her son, who lives with her, suffered from minor smoke inhalation and were fortunate to get out in the early morning hours when they heard the smoke alarm.  The cause of the fire is still unknown, although firefighters report it appears to have started in the basement on the opposite side of the house from the furnace.

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This is an older home, and older homes were not built with the same kind of fire safety codes and materials that are used in new homes today.  Fire safety is not a minor issue as this owner would testify.

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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
125 Olympic Ranch Ln, 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.
Sequim Real Estate

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

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
Sequim Real Estate Bookstore

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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