It’s a buyers market again in Kitsap County | Just Ask Jan

Dear Jan: We heard on the news that the Seattle market has picked up. Is that true for Kitsap County also?

Dear Jan: We heard on the news that the Seattle market has picked up. Is that true for Kitsap County also?  — ECD

Dear ECD: True it is! The Seattle market is very hot. We heard a story this morning of a Bellevue listing that came on the market and got — get this — 29 offers. One of the buyers could not understand why he did not get the home when he offered $100,000 over the asking price, cash. Yes, $100,000 over. Those have to be some happy sellers.

In regards to Kitsap County, we too are having a very active market. I know of a couple of real estate brokers who listed their own homes and instantly got offers and are on their way to closing. I have sellers who also have had the same experience. I have the ability to email a Trendgraphix report to anyone interested in seeing the actual numbers; please let me know if you would like a copy.

The message here, folks, is that inventory is low and the interest rates are awesome. If you are going to buy, do it now. Contact a broker, get pre-approved and be ready to move fast if a property comes on the market that you want to buy.

Thinking of selling? There are lots of buyers out there. No need to wait; if priced right and in good condition, your home will sell.

Happy June to all. And Happy Father’s Day to the man who gave me Scotty!

— Jan Zufelt is a broker at John L Scott Real Estate in Kingston. Contact her at


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