Geordie Romer's blog

Overpriced Leavenworth Homes For Sale

Nothing is more frustrating to Leavenworth home buyers and real estate agents than a new listing that comes on the market in the spring at a price high above market value.  I understand the motivation of the seller to get as much out of their property as possible, but their real estate agent should know better.

It is not always done on purpose, but sometimes this is done just to get the listing and in the real estate industry we call this “buying the listing.”  This is specifically addressed in the REALTOR Code of Ethics:

Standard of Practice 1-3

Leavenworth Home Prices for 2011

Home sales in Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee continued to chug along in the 4th quarter of 2011 and I don't think anyone was particularly surprised with the results.

All in all, 2011 looked a lot like 2010.

The median home price in Leavenworth fell from $310,000 to $307,000. This is down 12% from a peak of $349,000 in 2008

Average home prices in Leavenworth fell from $362,000 to $353,000. This is down 15% from a peak of $415,000 in 2007.

Will Your Leavenworth Home Insurance Go Down?

 

State Agency Grants Some In Leavenworth New Lower Fire Insurance Rating

(The following is a guest post by Eric Kossian of Leavenworth Insurance)

 

Some Leavenworth area residents will benefit from Fire Chief Kelly O’Brien’s successful effort to have the rating agency for fire protection classifications reevaluate Fire District #3.

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.

 

Testimonials

 

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.