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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA



This autumn at the Tumwater Falls Park located in Tumwater, WA, I was surprised to see the salmon working their way up the river.  The river seems pretty mighty.  As I was standing on the bridge at the lower part of the falls, I was amazed to see these flyin' fish battling the strong currents.  I...
Any time of the year is a fun time to take a stroll through the streets of downtown Olympia.  And recently, we did the fall Arts Walk in October 2017 where stores host local artists' work of all mediums. Arts Walk is the perfect excuse to stop in and check out all the unique shops that you might ...
It's certainly an honor whenever a client refers me to someone who needs help with their real estate needs.  In this case, my client's grandfather needed to sell his condo in Lakewood, WA and needed to sell rather quickly. There were a lot of moving parts to this transaction that required A LOT o...
Photographing a bathroom has its challenges.  It's usually a small, tight space with no natural light.  With good preparation and post-editing techniques, a great bathroom photograph can be achieved.  Here is what I do when photographing a bathroom. PHOTO GOALSNo matter if it's been updated or if...
They all go fast!  And in this scary-fast real estate market, buyers and sellers now more than ever need a really good REALTOR® on their side. But the fear of the unknown stops many buyers and sellers dead in their tracks.  They wander from open house to open house like the walking dead, not know...
There really are no words for this.  Happy Halloween!  If you'd like to get a cool shirt like this, contact The Broke Agent!  It's so slimming!
3091 Eagle Lp NE in Lacey WA is now available for sale!This 4-bedroom home features a main floor den/office plus an upstairs media/bonus room.  Click here for all the details.  If you are a commuter and need to get to I-5 within minutes, or want to get to shops and restaurants fast, this is the p...
I'm happy to have helped another out-of-state military seller sell their townhome in Lacey, WA this week!   Working with out of state clients, whether they are buyers or sellers, takes extra diligence.  It's very easy for miscommunication and misunderstanding of the entire real estate process, es...


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