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  Where on Whidbey to Shop for Mom Time is flying by, and Mother’s day is right around the corner. If you’re anything like us sometimes it can be difficult, not to mention nerve-racking, to find the right gift for the woman who raised you.  She could prefer a gift with meaning and sentiment or one with a practical day-to-day use.  While one […]
  Celebrating Star Wars Day You might be asking yourself; how does one celebrate May 4th, aka Star Wars Day? The simple, bare minimum approach to Star Wars Day, would be to wear a shirt you bought off Amazon and call it good. But if you want to embrace true nerd status here are some ideas to get you started. […]
  Where Have All the Houses Gone? In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage […]
  Incorporate Low Waste in Your Home Have you heard the rumor that Whidbey is filled with hippies? We’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s kind of true!  But honestly, how could it not be? How could you live in a beautiful place like Whidbey and NOT want to save the planet? Who doesn’t want to preserve this incredible […]
  Q1 2021 – Quarterly Report Stats Q1, 2021- Quarterly Stats by Windermere Whidbey Island   Download the PDF version!   You Might Also Like:
  Matthew Gardner Presentation: 2021 On March 31, 2021, we hosted a live virtual event where we invited Matthew Gardener Windermere’s leading economist, to present an economic review and Forecast for our local Whidbey Island real estate market. You may be asking yourself, “who is Matthew Gardner or why should I listen to what he has to say?” Why We […]
  How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar By now you’ve probably heard every REALTOR® you know yelling from the rooftops, We need more inventory!!! “Now is the time to sell!” While that is definitely true, buyers are more selective now than ever. You need a strategy to ensure you hit the market at your very best! In order to sell your home […]
  Get the Buck Out of My Yard Have you ever been standing there admiring your gardens when a deer walks in and decides it is time for lunch? So have we. They are the wild and majestic creatures of Whidbey Island, often found in the peaceful pastures of Ebey’s Landing or beneath the cooling tree shade of the state parks. They are […]
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  Whidbey Farmers Markets If you were given the task of describing this beautiful island, how would you respond? What would you say? Would you highlight the Navy community of Oak Harbor? Or maybe the vibrant artisan culture? What about the plethora of State Parks that help to preserve our island’s beauty?  We all know any one of these […]
  Woman Owned Businesses on Whidbey Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a global day meant to celebrate the achievements of women across the world and call to action greater gender equality. This year we wanted to celebrate the day by highlighting just a few phenomenal women-owned businesses on Whidbey Island, starting with our own brokerage owner – Kristen […]
  Collaboration, Competition, & Putting the Client First -Why we are better together at Windermere   Many people think of real estate as a cutthroat competitive sales business akin to the dynamics that are portrayed on a TV show like Million Dollar Listing. The world is always pitting competition vs. collaboration against each other as if these two things are completely exclusive from […]
  Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living It’s that moment when your toes find themselves slipping gently into the folds of your softest blanket. The warm beverage within your palms lifts up a scent that mixes and mingles with the crackling candle in the corner to create an aroma pleasant and settling. In a moment your […]
  Solar Savings Solar Savings Did you know Whidbey Island gets half the rain of Seattle and about 30 additional days of sun? The island is one of the sunniest Washington areas west of the Cascades! Because of this extra boost of sunshine, we have a secret superpower. Or should I say Solar Power? Residents all over Whidbey […]
  Blonde Lawns on Whidbey Island Blonde Lawns on Whidbey Island Hello Summer! Can you believe it’s here? That beautiful time of year filled with beach walks, swimming lessons, trips to Kapaws Iskreme and so much more! Here on Whidbey we have countless summer traditions we treasure greatly. From our Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration to the Whidbey Island Fair, […]
  Geocaching on Whidbey Island Geocaching on Whidbey Island Why is Whidbey Island the Perfect Place? It is no secret that Whidbey Island is an astonishingly beautiful place. It’s the kind of atmosphere that draws you outside to enjoy the many state parks and breathtaking beaches. Countless trails dot the landscape all across the island. These trails and parks are […]
  What’s with the Tulips? What’s with the Tulips? April’s dawn breathes an awakening for this sleepy island. After months of cold gray clouds and dreary scenes, color finally breaks from the ground beneath. As the velvet grass returns it brings with it something a little more unique and exciting. TULIPS! These trumpet-like flowers can be found all across Whidbey […]
  Best Places to Watch the Sunset on Whidbey Best Places to Watch the Sunset Since it is February and love is in the air we would like to acknowledge that there are few things as romantic as the setting sun. As the business of the day dwindles down and the colors in the sky change, it paints the perfect scene to forget all […]
  Love Letters to the Sellers LOVE LETTERS TO THE SELLERS There’s nothing quite like falling in love… with a home.           Every buyer has had that moment where, after what seems like an eternity of searching, they found “the one.” The home that’s vaulted ceiling, wood floors, large backyard, or perfect layout bring so much joy […]
  How to Get the Wiggles out in the Winter! How to Get the Wiggles out in the Winter! Its that time of year where the holiday decorations have been stowed away, the invites for parties and activities have slowed, and the festivities for the season have come to an end. However, there is just one issue; that little one of yours did NOT get […]
  What's Your Winter Style? What’s Your Winter Style? It’s official. The clock has struck twelve and the new year has begun; bringing with it a time of resolutions or rest. For many, January is the restart button for their workout routines. With the holidays passed they can finally buckle down and bust out the dumbbells again. For others, the […]