Geordie Romer's blog

Upper Valley Networking Group

Are you looking to build your business through referrals? I am. I'm working with a number of other professionals in Leavenworth and Cashmere (Plain too!) to start a group associated with Business Networking Intl. We're looking for new members and meet Wednesday mornings at 7 am. To learn more or to visit our meetings call me at 679-8958.

Land Needed

I have new clients ask me every day for land to buy in the Leavenworth and Cashmere area. Do you have a parcel you have been holding on to? Are you thinking about selling? There's not much available and I have lots and lots of buyers. Give me a call today.

It's Spring!

You might guess this is the annual "Spring Is Here, Time to List Your House" message - it's not. No, I just thought I should chronicle the crazy weather we've been having lately. Steven's Pass closed early after a horrible ski season and the weather has been unreasonably warm. Highs have been in the 70s for some time. Luckily we're getting a bit of a break right now and delaying our drought at least a little. It snowed all day Saturday and was intermittently raining much of today.

New Report on Vacation Homes

The National Association of Realtors just published a report that says over 1/3 of recent home sales were of vacation properties (13%) or investment properties (24%). The median price of a vacation home nationwide is at $190,000 while the median price of investment properties is $148,000. These trends are expected to continue as more investors put their money in real estate instead of the stock market. The upcoming retirements of the Baby Boomers is also likely to strengthen these trends. For those who own property in Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee this is great news!

Stevens Pass Is Re-opening!

This sure has been a strange winter. We were all a little upset when Steven's Pass ski area was taking so long to open this winter, but it got worse when they got 6"+ of rain one January weekend. They have been closed ever since. The effect on the Leavenworth has been sad. Many of the seasonal employees who work at the resort have fled town, looking for greener employment pastures. Uncle Uli's hosted a party - "Mother Nature's a *&$!" and gave discounted food and drink to the out of work folks.

Trends in Real Estate

People always ask me about the current trends in real estate. One of the biggest trends is the increasing popularity of ramblers. Single story homes are becoming more and more popular every year. Why? Simple demographics. Our population is getting older every year and these buyers don't want to or can't use stairs. From bad knees to wheelchairs, the reasons for ramblers just make sense. The Wenatchee Valley is becoming more and more popular for retirees - sunshine, good health care, recreation, and affordable homes all make us popular.

Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.




Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Laura Anderson



As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  –

- Jean Stern



Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Terry Foster



Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Ryan Olsen



It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Cammie Schlosser


Moving to Leavenworth?

Are you looking for a cabin or a condo in Leavenworth that your family can use as a home base when climbing, skiing or hiking around Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee?

Maybe you rent a house here and have decided to stay, surprised how a summer of rafting somehow turned into seven years.

Maybe it’s time to escape the hustle of the big city (and its rain) and move to Leavenworth with its four seasons.

Maybe you bought a condo years ago, don’t seem to use as much, and it’s time to sell.

Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. If you are buying a home, the best place to start is with our Homebuyer’s Guide to Leavenworth.