Geordie Romer's blog

Ira Finklestein Movie Trailer

Earlier this year, Leavenworth was the setting for the movie production of "Ira Finklestein's Christmas."  A number of Leavenworth residents took part as extras, the Cascade High School band played in a Christmas parade, and Leavenworth the town was transformed into "Christmas Town."

The production company at Von Piglet Productions just released the trailer - let us know if you see anyone you know in this clip.

 

 

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25778253 [/vimeo]

Previewing Leavenworth Houses: The Life of a Leavenworth Real Estate Agent

I thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts I'm tentatively calling The Life of a Leavenworth Real Estate Agent. I realize that most folks don't see a lot of the behind the scenes work that we do throughout the week, so here's a peek.

Previewing Houses

We don't make it every week, but Allyson and I try to go preview on a regular basis.  From comments that other agents have made, I think it's clear that we tend to preview more homes than any other agents in the Leavenworth area.

What is previewing?

Canadian Buying US Real Estate : 5 Things You Need to Know

International buyers are hot for US real estate these days; and one group is simply sizzling: Canadian buyers. In fact, the 2010 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report found that foreign real estate buyers comprised 4% of the US real estate market. Amazingly, Canadians accounted for 23% of the purchasers. The majority of Canadian buyers staked claims in Arizona (Phoenix leading the way) but California, Florida and Texas were also popular choices. We asked Chris Adams, of Arizona's Show Appeal Realty, to tell us more.

The Wiggle Room Myth

When it comes to negotiating, especially on something as big as the sale of a house, none of us wants to leave any money on the table. So I'm not surprised when a seller tells me they want to price their home a little higher than they know they should - to leave a little "wiggle room" when it comes to negotiating.

Anyone with much real estate experience knows this is a fool's strategy.

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.