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



 This week, Washington State’s Governor Inslee signed an emergency proclamation allowing e-notarizations.  Our Washington REALTORS® and other organizations worked to accelerate this order, which was already planned to be in place by October 1st of this year, but was moved up to now due to the COV...
With Governor Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” mandate on March 23rd, real estate brokers may not conduct any business outside of our homes, and that includes showing or previewing homes.  We cannot do any in-person business whatsoever.  For the health of our community, we are putting things on...
In short, probably not, and here’s why. Supply and Demand Olympia WA and Thurston County have the lowest standing inventory in its history.  At the end of February, Thurston County had just 242 homes listed for sale.  In contrast, a balanced market is about 1,200 listings.  Our market would need ...
 It’s no doubt it has been a tough couple of weeks.  I’m hoping this soothing photo can help. Our daily lives have been impacted and disrupted, and these times are certainly unnerving.  But as history has proved to us, we will bounce back.  We made it through many crises before and we will make i...
 This 4-bedroom home on a large corner lot is now for sale in the Campus Highlands area of Lacey, WA. Click here for all the details. One of the unique features of this lot is the huge driveway to the 3-car garage, which offers plenty of parking. The Campus Highlands location in Lacey, WA is with...
 It's this time of year again when my firm, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty is running our annual college scholarship contest for 2020. For all the details, be sure to visit Since 2011, we have asked our high school students in Thurston County, "What Makes a...


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