Leavenworth - No Swine Flu in Our Market

The Leavenworth real estate market might be a little sluggish, but it's not dying of swine flu.

As Mark Twain once said, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

 

BY AzRainman

BY AzRainman

Home buyers (or would be home buyers)  - Leavenworth is not Detroit, Las Vegas, or even Seattle

In the last few weeks I have written or received 6 offers to purchase real estate in the Leavenworth area. 3 of these offers have been outright REJECTED (with no counteroffer) by the sellers because they were so low.

In one, the would-be buyers wrote a letter ( a poor substitute for $50,000) to my sellers.

"M, our agent, has explained that Leavenworth has declined 10-25%, depending on its type and location"

 Really, I'd love to see the source of your data for that little piece of info.

I've been writing regular market data reports for 4 years now and have not seen this drop.

Here is my latest Leavenworth real estate report from the 1st quarter of 2009. Here is a similar report from Al Lorenz at the North Central Washington Real Estate Blog.

While activity has been low, prices here have remained stable. We have a huge inventory of unsold homes, but they aren't foreclosures or recently built spec homes.

A handful of sellers may be motivated, but very few are needy.

 

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Required Disclaimer

NOTE: This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the North Central Washington Association of Realtors or its Multiple Listing Service. Neither the Association nor its MLS guarantees or are in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the Market.

Comments

Great post Geordie! Missed you at Unchained in Phoenix, but this post is an example of you knowing how to make it work! Cheers, Al

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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 Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth 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.