Sequim homes are selling, but the inventory is still low for the ideal home the vast majority of retirees are seeking. I’m pleased to report that I sold three homes this past month. This will give you an idea of what caught buyers’ attention recently.
The first home is in a very quiet area on over an acre (2.4 acres) with a view of the Olympic Mountains to the south. It was built in 2001, and it was immaculate inside and out. The sellers had it completely repainted inside and the carpet looked new. Even though it was on the smaller side of the bell curve for square footage at 1,700 square feet, the floor plan was ideal, and it seemed much bigger. It is what so many are looking for in Sequim homes on the Internet: single level, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached double garage, an outbuilding for storage, enough acreage for privacy, and a location that is far from noisy traffic. The property is also landscaped nearly perfectly, but still on the low side of maintenance, and who doesn’t want that? It sold for full listed price at $479,000. Here’s a short video showing this home and property.
The second home I sold this past month is also 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single level, open floor plan, 1,800 square feet on 5 acres with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and it’s in a very peaceful area. The listing price was $429,000 and with some tough negotiating my buyers got the final selling price to $412,500. This home was built in 2012, so it’s fairly new, and it too is in immaculate condition. The landscaping is also incredible, and there’s even a Koi pond. The seller took the Koi of course, but did leave a couple for my buyers.
The third home I sold this past month is a condo unit in a nice complex downtown Sequim on a park. It is 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,300 square feet built in 2007. Like the other two, this home was immaculate and move-in ready. This one also sold for full listed price at $275,000. It’s hard to find a home this nice at this price in Sequim. My buyers were very fortunate to get this condo at this price.
Sequim homes are selling, although buyers have been arriving at a slower rate this summer for sure. Since our buyers come from all over the United States, and I’ve sold homes to people from about 35 states over the past 25 years, it’s not always easy to interpret changes in buyer behavior that results in increases or decreases in sales year over year or month over month.
Retirees are thinking about a lot of important things, like how much they can get for their current home (in San Luis Obispo, Naples, Kona, Boulder City, or Fairbanks), what their retirement account is doing, rumors about a Wall Street crash, their own health concerns, and the desire to be closer to children. Then there are political concerns, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Retirement planning is not for the timid.
The point is, we don’t always know what is motivating the timing of retiree decisions that causes them to come to Sequim and buy a home, or to postpone the decision for a time. What I can say is that this buyer’s agent is reaching tens of thousands of buyers around the U.S. who are searching for their Sequim home online, and who are also searching for answers to their many questions. With the largest online marketing system of any individual Sequim Realtor, this Sequim real estate broker loves what he does for buyers looking at Sequim Homes online. And you can see in the testimonials how buyers love us, too.
Chuck grew up in remote Alaska, graduated from the University of Alaska with a degree in Economics and Teacher Certification, and after teaching high school for two years, went to law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He served four years as a Captain and JAG in the USAF at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. After practicing real estate law for 20 years in Washington, Chuck founded iRealty Virtual Brokers covering Sequim and the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. He is the author of 2,200 real estate articles and a dozen real estate books, and he produced over 100 real estate videos. Chuck combined his love for real estate and technology to create a massive Internet presence, and his articles and videos and books have been viewed by millions. Chuck is a well recognized real estate expert and his counsel is sought by other brokers and practicing attorneys around the country. Buyers from New York to Hawaii and from Florida to Alaska seek him out to retain him as their buyer's agent, and home owners around the State of Washington seek him out because of his new Flat Fee Listing Service.
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