Kitsap County Real Estate Articles
Rich is known nationally as a writer. He has hundreds of Real Estate related articles published and re-published on a variety of websites across the internet.
Below you will find one of his many artices, written for consumers. The primary focus of these articles is Kitsap County real estate.
New construction here in Kitsap County WA has been hard hit of late due to the economic downturn and lenders tightening their purse strings.
However, one area builder appears to be thriving in this challenging market, Quadrant Homes.
A Fortune 500 company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Weyerhauser Corporation, Quadrant Homes "More House. Less Money" is Washington State's Largest Home Builder, with over 14 active developments from Mount Vernon to Yelm.
I had the good fortune of selling one of the first homes in the Stendahl Ridge development in Poulsbo WA. At first, many area agents were somewhat wary and hesitant at showing Quadrant properties to their Buyers. There was a lot of negative buzz floating around at the time, whether real, imagined, or otherwise, to the effect that Quadrant salespeople weren't exactly 'Buyer Agent' friendly.
I think part of this mis-perception stemmed from Quadrant's required procedure of generating their own purchase & sales contract on-site, and their seemingly 'overbearing' control over the entire transaction. Add to that the rather unique practice of paying out the Buyer's agent commission at the beginning of the transaction versus at the completion of building. Many who take agency representation seriously felt that Quadrant was intentionally forcing the Buyer's agent out of the equation.
Having been through the process as a Buyer's agent myself, I can certainly understand how such attitudes could occur. However, such was not my experience.
In order for Quadrant to deliver on their promise of "More House. Less Money" they have to tightly control the entire process from start to finish. If you've ever been involved in a new construction project, you know how quickly things can go south! And as far as being paid up front, who in their right mind would complain about something like that?
I am currently working with some awesome 1st-Time Home Buyers right now who are under contract on one of the homes in Phase 3 of Quadrant's "The Ridge at McCormick Woods" in Port Orchard WA. We are working closely with Dan Spurlock, the Development Community Manager. Dan commands an impressive knowledge of Quadrant's products and is intimately versed in all stages of the construction process. He skillfully guided my Buyers through each section of the contract, careful to explain key portions in detail, and answer all of their questions. I have every confidence that my Buyers will continue to be treated with the utmost courtesy, respect, and care.
If you're a 1st-Time Buyer or just looking for a great value in a home purchase, give me a call @ 360-440-4758, and I'd be glad to give you a personal guided tour of 'The Ridge at McCormick Woods!
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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, ActiveRain, and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org