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The Sequim Blue Hole – A Map of Rainfall

The Sequim Blue Hole, or the Sequim Rain Shadow as some call it, is real and here is the proof.  This map shows that Sequim gets an average of 16 inches of rain annually, and in an uneven set of concentric circles extending out from Sequim, the rainfall increases dramatically into the Olympic Mountains to the south until the rainfall reaches 200 inches annually.  If you want to live in an area with a manageable and pleasant climate, you may want to live in the Sequim Blue Hole.

The Sequim Blue Hole

Sequim Blue Hole

The Sequim Blue Hole is a Rain Shadow

The great rain forests are only 40 miles as the crow flies south of Sequim in the Olympics.  To officially be called a rain forest, the area must receive at least 100 inches of rain annually, and at the peak this area receives 200 inches per year.  The Sequim blue hole is explained by scientist Andrew Boyd this way, “During the winter months, strong, moist west winds blow in from the Pacific. The mountains deflect those winds upward from sea level to over seven thousand feet. They’re cooled on the seventy-mile trip across the mountains; almost all the water they contain condenses out in the form of snow or rain. That’s what causes the Olympic rain forests. Then the air, now wrung out and relatively dry — makes its steep descent. Only after it passes over Sequim, does it begin taking on more water as it heads off toward Seattle.”  Now you know how the Sequim blue hole is created.

Sequim Blue Hole and Rainshadow

The Sequim Blue Hole is Real

No wonder Sequim is such an incredibly pleasant climate, and no wonder so many retirees have been quietly moving to Sequim for many years.  There really is a Sequim blue hole!  Click on the image at the top to enlarge it and see how the rainfall increases as you move outward from Sequim toward Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, and Port Hadlock.  The Sequim blue hole is the reason so many retire here.

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It Does Rain in Sequim

It does rain in Sequim, and this photo taken at 6:27 p.m. on March 16th, 2010 is proof.  We may be in a Rain Shadow with a blue hole in the sky, as the pilots call it, but occasionally it does rain.  I just wanted to catch in “on film” so there would be proof that Sequim is not 100% perfect.  We are only 99% perfect.  Unfortunately, even in the rain the sun is still interjecting its cheerful disposition.

Sequim Rain

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Sequim LavenderWill the U.S. and world economies recover this year or next year?  No one really knows, although there is plenty of speculation.  I’m not a prophet, nor am I the seventh son of a seventh son, but I do like the rule, “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”  What will you do and where will you be if things go from bad to worse?  One of the safest places you could have a home is on the Northern Olympic Peninsula in Washington state’s great Pacific Northwest.  We are across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Seattle, which means we are outside the metropolitan chaos that would or could ensue if there is a more severe depression.

Having a home in a safe haven would be wise in these uncertain times.  The Sequim, Washington area (extending outward on the Peninsula) is one of the safest places to live in America right now, and because of its ideal location away from populated areas, it is an ideal location for a safe haven.  A well built home could have an area designed for food storage and even a secret safe room.  I know of a builder who could build such a home  with absolute confidentiality.  A private generator could backup electrical systems, and as a last measure we do have an ocean and rivers full of fish and forests and mountains full of deer and Elk.

We have some of the purest water in the country, and with your own well and power generator, you would not be dependent upon public systems.  Private property septic systems also release you from dependence upon public systems.   In addition, the Sequim valley soils have been tested by the Agricultural Department of the University of Washington and found to be some of the richest soil in the entire country.  If planting vegetables is a either a hobby or a perceived need, this is the place to do it.

In times of crisis we would likely be the beneficiaries of two local family owned dairies, not to mention the many cattle farms in the area.  Of all areas that are rich in food, milk, and water, this area is one of the prime locations in the U.S.  Because we are a destination on a Peninsula, we do not get traffic or tourists driving from point A to point B and just passing through.  No one just passes through this area, and so in times of major economic crisis, we are not likely to have large hordes of travelers.

We are fortunate on the Peninsula that we have many private airports as well as the Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles.  And on water we have the John Wayne Marina in Sequim and the Port Angeles Marina in Port Angeles.

For a safe Haven in times of uncertainty or even crisis, I recommend the Sequim area.  What a great investment with peace of mind.  And in good times what a wonderful place to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

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Sequim Washington: Retirement Heaven

Sequim is well known as a retirement haven, and here’s the good news-it really is an incredible place to retire and to live.   I raised my own family here, and I can tell you there’s no place I would rather live.   Why?   A lot of reasons, but here are a few that might be relevant to you if you are considering moving to Sequim.

  1. Sequim is a peaceful little community of 4,000 people in the city limits.
  2. Sequim is far away from busy freeways and traffic jams.
  3. Sequim is close to water with the Strait of Juan de Fuca and John Wayne Marina.
  4. Sequim is within a short drive of the Olympic National Forest, old growth trees, and hiking.
  5. Sequim is an incredible community of volunteers, more than I’ve ever seen anywhere.
  6. Sequim is full of some of the most interesting people you will ever meet, including world travelers, rocket scientists, authors, artists, retired CEO’s of huge corporations, inventors, and boring people like me.
  7. Sequim has an amazing variety of recreational activities, including biking, hiking, fishing, boating, running, kayaking, bird watching, golfing, and on and on.
  8. Sequim has more hobbyists than any town I’ve ever seen.   Name a hobby.   There’s a group here for it, and they meet regularly.
  9. Sequim is in a rain shadow, and the climate and weather are nearly perfect.   I can say that having lived in Alaska and in Nevada.
  10. Sequim has no crime.   Well, that’s an exaggeration.   There was a bicycle stolen last year.   (Okay, I’m kidding, but there really is hardly any crime here at all.   Read the police blotter, and you’ll break out laughing.)
  11. Sequim is about a 2 hour drive (plus, depending on your driving) from Seattle if you like to venture back into the metropolis.
  12. There are so many water view lots and houses for sale here at reasonable prices, it’s almost ridiculous.   (Our market hasn’t crashed like many places in the country, so don’t ask if you can buy a beautiful 3 bedroom home for $150,000.)

Come and see Sequim.   You might just . . . love it!

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Sunny Sequim Washington: The Rainshadow

Summer has arrived in Sequim, and it is absolutely beautiful with the sun shining brightly but the temperature not too hot.   This is what Sequim looks like today.   Why aren’t you here yet?

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Robin Hill Park in Sequim Washington

Robin Hill Park in SequimIt was a challenging day at work, and I was looking forward to a nice jog in Robin Hill Park in Sequim.   So I opened up the sliding glass door to my deck and walked across the back yard where I opened the gate to the winding serene trails of Robin Hill Park.

I took the 2.4 mile loop, which gently meanders through the trees and across meadows, falls into a sweet little gulley and works its way up and around to my back yard again.   I didn’t see anyone.   I rarely do, although I know others are out there walking, jogging, riding their bikes, and some are riding horses on the trails designated for that purpose.

The sun was already low in the sky as evening approached, and the beams of Robin Hill Park by Marundebright light were streaking through the pine trees, which were emitting the fresh scent of pine needles and all things green and woodsy.

The 195 acre park is maintained by Clallam County and is almost hidden from public view.   The Olympic Discovery Trail runs alongside the park stretching for many miles in either direction.   There is no limit to how far I can walk, jog, or ride my bike, except my own physical endurance.

Hmm.   No wonder I love living in Sequim.

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What’s the secret of Sequim weather?   Is there a rain shadow?   Is it warmer and does the sun shine more in Sequim than in Port Angeles?   Well, this is a topic of conversation from Port Angeles to Santa Barbara and Houston.   Finally, you can compare the weather in Sequim and Port Angeles LIVE right here.

Bookmark this article so you can come back periodically and see the weather comparison yourself. Courtesy of Chuck Marunde and Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate, LLC.

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Sequm Rainfall v. Port Angeles Rainfall

port_angeles_weatherHow much does it rain in Sequim, and how does that compare to Port Angeles?   The two are only 15 miles apart, so is there really a difference?   Yes, but Sequim has done a great job promoting the rain shadow concept,   but it   is real. Here is the actual rainfall in Sequim and in Port Angeles, and how you can compare that to where you live.

Sequim

Sequim (zip 98382), WA, gets 17 inches of rain per year. Seattle gets 38, and the US average is 37. To compare this with where you live now, go to http://www.citytowninfo.com/places, and enter your city.   Snowfall is 5 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 122.

Port Angeles

Port Angeles (zip 98362), WA, gets 25 inches of rain per year. Seattle gets 38, and the US average is 37. To compare this with where you live now, go to http://www.citytowninfo.com/places, and enter your city.   Snowfall is 15 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 148.

Port Angeles rains about 8 more inches per year than Sequim.   Port Angeles rains 13 inches less per year than Seattle.

For a LIVE comparison of Sequim and Port Angeles weather right now, go to Sequim Weather and Port Angeles Weather Compared.

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Sequim Rain Shadow – A Technical Explanation

Ever wonder why Sequim residents refer to their area as the “banana belt”? They can thank the Olympic Rain Shadow. The Olympic Mountains act as a wall that protects the northeastern Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands from the bulk of the rain that moves into the Pacific Northwest.

The dominant airflow during rainy days around here is from the southwest. As that air runs into the southwestern face of the Olympics, the mountains push the air upward.

As the air lifts, it condenses and squeezes out its moisture — think of it as the mountains acting like a sponge soaking up and then squeezing out the rain. That’s the reason there are vast rain forests on the southwestern side of the Olympics. They receive over 200 inches of rain a year.

On the flip side, once the air reaches the Olympic Summit, now it’s pretty much lost its moisture. As it goes over the top of the mountains and comes down the northeastern slopes, it sinks. And just like rising air condenses, sinking air dries out as it encounters warmer air near the surface. So you already have semi-dry air becoming even drier.

And, of course, Sequim sits on the northeast side of the Olympics, so they are almost always in this dry slot — although the shadow affects Port Townsend and the San Juan Islands as well. Sequim only gets about 18 inches of rain a year. Meanwhile, just 90 miles to the west, Forks receives over 120 inches of rain a year.

Check out this map of state annual rainfall totals. You can see how dry it is around the Sequim area, and how wet it is on the southwest side of the Olympics.

One interesting statistic: Port Angeles receives about 27 inches of rain a year. However, for each mile you go west of that city, you pick up an extra inch of annual rainfall.

Not Just For Sequim

But the Olympics just don’t cast their rain shadow over Sequim. In cases where the wind pattern is more westerly, the shadow will then be over the Seattle Metro area. That’s why Seattle only receives about 37 inches of rain a year — there are plenty of rainy days where Seattle gets less than others as we get the benefit of the rain shadow. If the Olympics weren’t there, Seattle would probably get closer to 50-60 inches of rain a year.

Cascade Rain Shadow

And of course, almost all of Eastern Washington is in the Cascade Rain Shadow. The physics are the same — the Cascades squeeze out most of the moisture and leave very little to make it over to Eastern Washington. That’s why it’s so dry over there. Meanwhile, rainfall totals pick up once again as you head into the western Cascade foothills.

Source: KOMO TV

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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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