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If you are a newer real estate agent, your broker might give you a phone book and tell you to start making phone calls.  Perhaps the broker gives you a stack of papers and tells you to call "Expired" listings.  Worse yet, the broker may give you a newspaper and may tell you to call "FSBO's".  But...
Want to meet more moms and help your young child make new friends? Want to have fun with your child or children as well as other moms in similar situations? Kitsap Moms Meetup has several playgroups and events in and around the Kitsap County area. Some of our past events include meetups at local ...
When you take a listing that may be a short sale, the first thing you need to do is get a letter of authorization from the seller.  This letter should include the name of the lender, the account number of the loan, and the signature of the seller or sellers.  This letter basically says that the l...
Having been in real estate for more than ten years, I have seen first-hand the devastating effects caused by identity theft.  One of my clients, looking to buy his family's first home in Silverdale, was referred to one of my mortgage lenders.  Everything looked good during the pre-qualification, ...
My husband told me of a conversation he had with one of his fellow service members on the USS John C. Stennis.  I met this man and his wife a few weeks ago, very nice couple that I am looking forward to getting to know better.  This couple had moved here recently, and had packed their personal ve...
In the past several years, FHA and VA loans have become unpopular.  Withe so many other options, options that were often "easier" for loan officers to get and process, federally-insured loans largely fell by the wayside.  Now, the mortgage industry has tightened their guidelines significantly, an...
The Military Fair at Kitsap County Fairgrounds is being held this weekend, Saturday October 20 only, from 11 am to 3 pm.  Businesses, government agencies, information centers and more will have booths with information for military personnel and their families.  This event is open to active duty m...
For a while, I was involved with a professional real estate coaching program , but had to back off real estate for a while due to health issues.  All better now, and am thinking about getting back into Buffini.  Is anyone else involved in coaching?  If so, who do you use, which philosophies do th...
When was the last time you took a class or seminar in real estate "just because?"  For some reason other than continuing education clock hours?   The reason I ask is that it is almost November, CONVENTION TIME!!!  Woo-hoo!Around the end of each year, when my real estate fizz kind of fizzles,  the...
A real estate client/friend called me the other day. She was in a rather panicked state. She had bought her home in Port Orchard, Kitsap County (with another Realtor, I might add) and had used an Adjustable Rate Mortgage at the time. Her interest rate was set to begin increasing soon, and she was...

Marlene Scheffer

Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
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smartphone(360) 689-6836
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Here you will find my thoughts and insights into the real estate market in general, as well as tips for Sellers, Buyers, current Homeowners and other real estate agents. Many of the market updates will apply specifically to Kitsap County, in other words, Silverdale, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Kingston, and all areas in between. Many of the trends seen in Kitsap will overflow to surrounding cities, such as Gig Harbor, Belfair, Allyn, and even Bainbridge Island. I hope you will find this blog helpful and useful.