HILARY LONG, RSIR BROKER

“Spring or early summer is a great time to sell. Naturally, it’s the optimal time to showcase your waterfront home and the lifestyle it offers. But sometimes that timing doesn’t work for a seller. Because there is such high demand for waterfront and a limited number of properties, anytime can be a good time if the home is properly presented and marketed.”

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MARK MIDDLETON, RSIR BROKER

“To earn the honor of being known and respected as a true waterfront expert, one must have personally visited all the of the stretches of shoreline in the markets they serve. Period. Every waterfront buyer has different desires and requirements for their waterfront lifestyle; and in order to help them achieve their goals, I have to know exactly where what they want, is.”

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KATHY WEBER, RSIR BROKER

“Things to do on Camano Island: clamming, crabbing, fishing, beachcombing, and kayaking. Port Gardner provides calm, protected waters, while Saratoga Passage may be for the more adventurous, along with essential whale watching as well. There are also parks, beaches, trails, and zip lining.”

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LORI DEVORE, RSIR BROKER

”Nothing compares to the serenity of a waterfront setting, and every season is beautiful and dramatic. This is where poets, artists, and writers find inspiration. It is where we go for soothing walks when we crave a deep, immersive experience in nature.”

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ARTHUR MORTELL, RSIR BROKER

“Rather than answer what time of year is best for purchasing a waterfront home, I prefer answering the question, ‘When should a buyer write an offer on a waterfront home?’ Buyers need to decide if they want high, medium, low or no-bank waterfront. They must ask themselves; do I want blazing sunlight until 10:15 p.m., or intense sun at 5:30 a.m. and shade at 2:00 p.m.? Do I want access to the beach, or am I okay only having a water view? Do I want a mooring buoy? A dock? A sandy, rocky, or muddy beach? Once buyers know the answer to these questions —and many more—they are ready to buy at any time of the year!”

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ELEANOR HEYRICH, RSIR BROKER

“The first thing I talk about with buyers of waterfront properties is the orientation of the property. Facing east is an entirely different experience than facing west. Are you a sunrise person, or a sunset person? From there, we take a deep dive into how the nuances of things like bank, boat traffic, weather, water depth, and jurisdictional restrictions will affect the utility and enjoyment of a property to the individual needs and desires of the client.”

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CHRISTINA ROBERTS, RSIR BROKER

“If you are largely concerned with price point, the best time to explore the Kirkland waterfront is in the autumn, as sales begin to slow down and sellers are more willing to make concessions to get their homes sold. If you prefer to have a larger selection of properties to choose from, then summer is your time.”

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