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Cherry Point Low Bank Beachfront

MLS #1647725  $1,887,700

Fox Island 3,060 Sq Ft One Story

MLS #1634703  $989,000

Thanks for visiting Saltwater Homes, where you'll find real estate of all prices and sizes, waterfront and beachfront properties, view homes, golf course and gated communities. Here you can search and save cities such as Gig Harbor, Fox Island, Tacoma, University Place, Olalla and the entire South Sound region including Seattle! It’s no surprise that at least 90% of all home sellers and buyers research properties online before making a call to a local REALTOR®. While online research brings transparency in pricing, provides real estate statistics and a ton of ideas, it can be information overload and often times has been proven to be misleading.

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Build Your Dream Home with Dock!

MLS #1587600  $750,000

A story in the making - See the BEFORE and await the AFTER in 2021!

 MLS #1622939  Buyer Representation $930,000

(mls listing courtesy of John L. Scott)

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The Saltwater Approach

When speaking with sellers, a frequent question I get is, “will staging really make a difference?".  To that I answer, "yes it does make a difference but just how much is on a case by case visit". It's best to know this early on before spending unnecessary time, money and energy.

A great presentation might not be all about staging, rather it might just be the right color of paint, rearranging existing furniture and/or subtracting from what exists for the best photos. The buyer wants to picture themselves and their style in your home. Lately we've all seen that there are more than 50 shades of gray to be had and use of the wrong one can make photos and people feel sick!  "Thanks" or "no thanks" to HGTV, I think home buyers expect "great" when they shop and home sellers feel the pressure to provide it all when listing. This can be daunting! With sound advice and just saying "no" to that channel for a while, I love making this phase of the home selling process the easiest it can be.

In the past buyers had to visit homes in person to see them and an over priced listing might have been the only thing that kept them from doing that. Over the past few years house hunters have been narrowing their search online and physically visit fewer homes whereby missing what they might like with a walk-through.

With the 2020 pandemic this is even more so the case.  360 degree walk through tours and excellent photography that really tell the story of each home becomes crucial. My job then in representing sellers is initially one of an “advisor” for home preparation, to a “curator” of information. When the offer is written, a “negotiator” and finally a “project manager” to a successful closing. In representing both buyers and sellers it's current knowledge of the always changing local market and encouraging a buyer to see a home they may not have considered. These combined activities make my job a "left brained" -  "right brained" thing, where I offer something truly unique when design meets real estate meets project management.

Claudia showed us patience and thoughtfulness all the way thru our process! We weren’t 100% sure what we were looking for at first and she came up with things we would never have found on our own...she did her homework! Once we found the one, Claudia went above and beyond to find answers to questions about the county and lake we were moving to that we didn’t even think to ask!! Claudia showed professionalism and ethics thru some messy situations and fought for what was best for us. When we got the keys...she gave us the sweetest, most personal housewarming gift that continues to remind us how much she cares about us!

As first time home buyers it was so amazing to have Claudia there to help and guide us the right way. She has all the knowledge needed, but also the personal instinct for what we need and how to get us to our final destination. Working with Claudia could not have been better for our family. We highly recommend working with her for all property needs.

She is a rock star and just amazing in what she does.

We hired Claudia to sell our house in Steilacoom in 2019. She has a great sense of style and was knows what it takes to get your property ready for sale. She is very professional, honest and attentive and truly made the entire process easy for us. It was a great pleasure working with her and I would recommend her to anyone.

We have always sold our houses 'By Owner' and leaned toward doing so again. We are so grateful we listed our home with Claudia Gentzkow instead. Her professionalism and expertise were superb and her advice was wise and direct. She graciously, but firmly interfaced with others on our behalf. Her marketing skills yielded amazing results.

Most importantly, her confidence and calm demeanor reassured us through each step. The entire experience with Claudia at the helm, was positive.

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Market specific staging ● Professional photographs ● HDR high tech-drone photographs and videos ● Floor plans
Virtual walk-throughs ● Targeted curated marketing