Born and raised in Southeast Alaska, I grew up in the commercial fishing industry-learning to work on our family fishing boat from age 3 until college. I moved to Washington in 1990 to attend PLU in Tacoma. After graduating with a double Degree in Education, I married and moved to Camano, where I live with my wife, twin 12 year-old boys and 3 year-old daughter. I have fished Crab in Bering Sea, Halibut in the Gulf of Ak, long-lined Black Cod, Trolled for salmon, Seined, Gillnetted, and Trawled Shrimp. I believe in Hard-Work and Determination; and is one of the reasons I have sold more real-estate in our area than any agent or broker in the past 10 years. I continue this commitment, even in today's market, again selling more local properties than anyone in the past year.
For the Buyer, I believe purchasing a home should be an exciting and enjoyable experience. For many families, it is one of the biggest financial decisions they will ever make. As a Realtor, it is my job to help guide you through this complicated process, all the way from finding you that "perfect" home, ensuring that it is indeed as good as it seems (guiding you through structural, environmental, well, septic and neighborhood inspections, also Title and Escrow, Home Owners Associations, & other Feasibility studies.) , to the final signing of the title and moving in! This does not cost you a dime, it is a service that the seller pays for, and you get the benefits of a full-service agent behind you-100%!
If you are a Seller, it is my top priority to match your property with the Buyer that desires it. In so doing, I can get you the highest price in the least amount of time. While it is easy to say this, it is simple to check yourself. Do some searching, as if you were a buyer. Utilize the internet. Search for homes using some different web sites, and then try Windermere`s. You will be impressed. Or, go to some of my listings at www.HomesByJP.com , and click on "Photo Gallery". I use strategic pictures for each property, highlighting a home`s positive features. I also implement the latest marketing technology; mapping your home on the GPS grid, integrating smart-phone mobile galleries for buyers on the go, and using the best signage, brochures, and flyers I can. Not to mention your exposure to my network; I become your home's biggest advocate, in the largest, most successful Real Estate company in our area.
Simply put; Windermere is the most expensive place for me to work in our area. That is why you don't find part-time, or retired agents among us. But I believe in giving my clients the ABSOLUTE BEST service I can-one that only Windermere/CIR can offer. Our office sells over 60% of the local inventory, and upholds a professional standard in it's agents you won't find anywhere else. it is one of the reasons that I am consistently the Top Producer. Do your own research, then give me chance to assist you in your next Real Estate transaction!