Tour de Kitsap – Kitsap County, A Better Option
Why Kitsap County is A Better Option
At Better Properties Kitsap we are focused on showing our current and future clients what Kitsap County has to offer in regards to home prices, community, and activities. This is precisely why we have the Tour de Kitsap. It highlights what is amazing about Kitsap County and lets individuals who are being froze out of the Seattle housing market see it is A Better Option. According to Zillow the median home price in King County is $608,000, where as in Kitsap County it is $339,400. That means you can get a lot more home for your money in Kitsap County. On our Tour de Kitsap event on March 17th, 2018 we will be featuring the Master Plan Community of McCormick.
McCormick is a Master Plan Community that surrounds an 18-hole golf course. It is a short ferry ride from Seattle by either traditional ferry or the new walk on fast ferry. The fast ferry only takes 30 minutes to get from Bremerton to downtown Seattle. In the next couple years there will be a fast ferry from Southworth and Kingston to downtown Seattle that will add to commuting options. Gone are the days of fighting traffic to get to Seattle. McCormick currently has four of Puget Sound’s finest homebuilders building luxury homes in their community right now. All offer various features and uniqueness. The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce states that McCormick is a 2400-acre community that has set aside 40% of its property for open spaces and wildlife. This means there are plenty of wooded acres to explore. If you choose to have a house built at McCormick you can choose the builder that would best fit you and be able to choose a lot. You could have a view of the fairway from your back porch or look out at natural wooded beauty. The options are endless. Just because McCormick is a wooded serene community does not mean it is out of the way either. It is minutes from town where you have access to restaurants, grocery stores, medical care, and schools. McCormick is a something for everyone community.
McCormick offers many amenities to its residents. First off there is the golf course and clubhouse. They host a variety of events and tournaments to get you out there to socialize and meet your neighbors. They also offer many miles of walking/hiking trails for those wanting to spend time outdoors. There are playgrounds nestled through out the community for the kids or grandkids. If you are interested in sports you have options with the tennis, pickle ball, and basketball courts. Wanting to get involved, look no further, at McCormick they have various clubs such as a gardening club, a ladies book club, and an adult social. Not to mention the different golf clubs available.
As previous stated there are four different homebuilders in McCormick at this time. They are Mainvue Homes, Garrette Custom Homes, Zetterburg Custom Homes, and Century Communities.
Mainvue Homes is known for its luxury. They offer many standard upgrades, which are included in the price of the home. The homes at Mainvue have a very modern elegant look. There are many different floor plans and façade choices along with 4 different color schemes to choose from. They also just introduced 4 new rambler options. Mainvue homes are a must see during our tour.
Garrette Custom homes have a more traditional elegance. They have several floor plans to choose from and many different options. In fact they have so many different options that there is a whole design studio in the Portland/Vancouver area. They will even pay for your hotel room when you go to design your new home. Garrette really focuses on making your home custom. If you join us on our tour you will tour a model and see what Garrette has to offer. You will love these homes.
Zetterburg Custom Homes is a local family owned homebuilder. They specialize in rambler style homes. In the McCormick community they offer 7 different floor plans and a variety of options to choose from so you can customize your home to meet your needs. We will check out these beautiful homes on our tour also.
Century Custom Homes focus on building the new right homes in the right location. Century is highlighted by refreshingly sophisticated new home designs that fit your PNW life style.
March 17th Tour de Kitsap
We are hosting our tour March 17th from 12-2. We will be showcasing McCormick and touring the models of the four homebuilders discussed. After the tour you will then be treated to a reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Another amenity McCormick offers to its residents is a shuttle to the ferry. The shuttle can pick you up at the Port Orchard ferry dock or meet us at the McCormick woods clubhouse. After the tour we will have a free gift bag and pair of tickets to a St. Patty’s Day show at the Roxy Theater. We specifically wanted to host the tour on St. Patrick’s Day so the guests can see some of the fun activities happening that day. We want you to make a day out of it and come with us to see that Kitsap County and McCormick are A Better Option.
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Better Properties Kitsap has the best team of brokers out there, but that’s not something that happened just by chance.
We believe it’s important for a brokerage to offer supportive management and a foster a sense of autonomy and community for our brokers — without penalizing their financial successes. Better Properties Kitsap has used these principles to guide us as we’ve built our team; we’re proud of the results, and want you to know more about what life is like for our brokers. If you’re a broker looking for a brokerage to call home, here’s what you can expect from Better Properties Kitsap:
Working for Better Properties Kitsap means autonomy over your days. Most of our brokers choose to work with a high level of flexibility rather than stick to a rigid schedule, but that flexibility also allows you the room to create whatever type of structure you may need — it’s all about whatever works for you! We encourage our brokers to develop themselves and their businesses the way they see fit. Better Properties Kitsap broker Debra Keene Bergeron describes the approach as “having a chance to create your own brand under a brand,” which will propel your career forward faster than anything else.
Our brokers’ sense of independence stems from supportive management that has created a community for our brokers to thrive in. Better Properties Kitsap broker Chris Andrews says, “Unlike other hyper-competitive offices that you encounter as a broker, Better Properties Kitsap brokers are more like a team that supports one another.” That freedom from intense internal competition creates the opportunity to nurture community, while surrounded by management and fellow brokers who care.
Better Properties Kitsap broker Tana Ridens sums it up best with one simple statement: “You can’t get a better split!”
We believe that brokers should keep as much of their hard-earned money as possible. Other brokerages take anywhere from 30-50% of what their brokers earn. You get plenty of benefits at Better Properties…
Better Properties is the perfect match for the mature broker ready to move from an impersonal, big-name company to one that puts your best interests first. By establishing strong company values and putting our people first, we’ve created an environment that works as hard for our brokers as they do for their clients.
Every broker deserves a community that cares, supportive management, and a brokerage that isn’t out to drain your profits. These aren’t just words for us — they’re the values are at the root of our business. We offer seasoned professionals a fresh take on the industry they know and love.
If our culture sounds like a good fit for you, and you’d like to learn more about being a broker for Better Properties Kitsap, reach out! You can read more information on our website, contact Designated Broker Beverly French at 360-479-6700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past year was a great year at Better Properties Kitsap. There were many changes and exciting things that I look forward to extending into this year. First, Better Properties Kitsap ended the year with over 30 agents on board, making it the largest real estate firm in Bremerton. It shows that Better Properties has a great structure, and agents from other real estate offices are seeing what Better Properties has to offer. I look forward to meeting the new agents 2018 will bring to the office.
Another fun and new event Better Properties Kitsap hosted this year was its first Tour de Kitsap on September 16th. It was a concept created to give people from the Seattle area a chance to see what Kitsap County has to offer as far as real estate is concerned. It was a way to help buyers who were looking to buy and couldn’t afford the Seattle housing market realize Kitsap County is a great alternative. Especially, with the fast ferries coming soon. Gift bags were provided to all the participants offering a variety of items from local places in Bremerton. I was very happy with the results of the first tour and decided to host a second on October 14th. Everyone that has joined the tour has expressed how much they enjoyed it and how it showcases what is available in Bremerton.
The biggest and in my opinion the greatest part of 2017 for Better Properties Kitsap was supporting the Coffee Oasis during Christmas. The Coffee Oasis is a local non-profit organization that supports underprivileged youth in the area. There is a total of 6 locations throughout the area. They work to mentor, provide job training, have a youth shelter and youth centers. For Christmas, Coffee Oasis holds an event called the Family Christmas Project, which gives gifts to youth who would not otherwise be receiving gifts. They raise money to buy the gifts, have a gift-wrapping party, and serve dinner to youth and their families. During the dinner, they give out the gifts to the youth. Better Properties decided to support the Family Christmas project by raising money for the gift exchange, participating in the wrapping party, and serving dinner.
The team at Better Properties worked hard to raise over $1000 to donate to the Family Christmas project. A raffle was held offering a basket of goodies with all proceeds going to Coffee Oasis. The office also held an Open House offering Santa photos, face painting, and cookie decorating. It was a great way to get people into the office and tell them about the Coffee Oasis and buy raffle tickets. An evening office party was held for agents and associates that provided a presentation from Coffee Oasis explaining what they are doing for the community and how to support the Family Christmas Project.
My plans for Better Properties in 2018 are to include hosting more Tours de Kitsap. There are already tentative plans for tours in March and May. We are hoping to do between 4-5 tours throughout the year. Stay tuned for more information regarding the tour.
Better Properties also plans on supporting the Coffee Oasis throughout the year and not just during the Family Christmas Project. I would like to double the amount raised for the Family Christmas Project for 2018.
UPDATE 12/7: Although our events have passed, we're still supporting The Coffee Oasis in December! Buy a raffle ticket for our incredible local basket at the Better Properties office! Stop by or call 360.479.6700 to get your tickets today for our raffle until 12/15. Not interested in a raffle ticket? Support Coffee Oasis directly (but be sure to tell we sent you!) by visiting their website.
We're so delightedThe holiday season evokes feelings of joy for some and dread for others. It can be an especially stressful time for those in our community who struggle with getting the basics, let alone gifts for their families.
This year, Better Properties Kitsap team is committed to making holidays a little less stressful for an underrepresented group in our community: the youth. We’re delighted to be partnering with The Coffee Oasis, a program for homeless youth that offers job training, mentoring and tutoring in the Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Poulsbo areas.
From November 20th through December 25th, The Coffee Oasis gives companies and individuals an opportunity to support our community of young, often homeless people during the Christmas season with their Family Christmas Project. Most of these young people are alone or without families. And although The Coffee Oasis supports the youth of our community year-round, they go the extra mile during the holidays.
You can get involved with this particular project by volunteering, sponsoring a youth and sharing the program with your organization. The heart of the program is around the youth sponsorship. Youth between the ages of 13 and 25 write down their wish lists, which often consist of necessities like coats, socks and groceries. Community members can buy and wrap the gifts. The Coffee Oasis will host gift wrapping parties at all three locations; Bremerton, Poulsbo and Port Orchard to wrap the gifts for the angel tree (official date coming soon!) for The Coffee Oasis Christmas party on December 22nd.
Better Properties Kitsap is delighted to be participating in the Family Christmas Project this year. We’ll be donating funds to sponsor a series of youths as well as participate in the gift wrapping and gift giving events. We invite our clients, prospects, and community members to join us in making a difference in our community this holiday season. We’re also offering an opportunity to our clients, prospects and community member to get involved as well!
When? December 2nd, 10a-2p
Where? The Better Properties Kitsap Office, 5700 Kitsap Way #202, Bremerton, WA 98312
What? Come visit the Holiday Open House Supporting The Coffee Oasis’ Family Christmas Project and help the homeless and disadvantaged youth of the community get necessities this holiday season. Have your family’s picture taken with Santa, get your kid’s face painted, grab a festive beverage and enjoy the company of your community and the brokers who brought you this lovely event. Donations will be taken at this event to help support the Family Christmas Project.
When? December 2nd, 5-8p
Where? The Better Properties Kitsap Office
What? We’ll be transforming our mild-mannered office into a winter wonderland complete with snowflakes. We'll also be featuring a signature cocktail from our local Elixir Fixer to enjoy with some of the community’s movers and shakers. There will be donation jars throughout, so come with a generous heart! We’ll have Santa photos available at this party as well. All Santa photos will be by donation and all monies raised will be delivered to The Coffee Oasis. We’ll also be auctioning off a fantastic holiday gift basket full of local holiday treasures and pleasures. All donations taken at this event will help support The Coffee Oasis Family Project. We hope you’ll join us!
This drive won’t just be helpful to the homeless youth in Bremerton, it’ll help the brokers at Better Properties Kitsap too. Our team of brokers are made up of the most experienced in the business, but we’re largely paperless and that means there aren’t a lot of reasons to come into the office. By partnering with The Coffee Oasis Family Christmas Project, we’re able to rally as a team. It gives us the opportunity to reconnect, get to know each other and drive change.
If you’re inclined to join us at one of our events, we encourage you to RSVP on our Facebook page for the Cocktail Party or the Christmas Open House. If you want to help the Coffee Oasis Family Christmas Project succeed directly, click here!
The demand for (and cost of) Seattle housing has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and everyone is feeling the crunch. If you’re a technology professional, you may be searching for better housing solutions: better value for your money, more space, or even just some peace and quiet. The good news is, you have options: there’s a more affordable market for you to discover, and it’s just a comfortable commute across the water. Whether you’re hoping to grow your family or you’re looking for easy access to all the amenities Western Washington has to offer, Bremerton might be the perfect location for you. Here are five great reasons you should consider a home on the Kitsap Peninsula.
The space, pricing, and convenient location can’t be beat. Whatever the details of your current situation, the Kitsap Peninsula gives you an opportunity to create a home without leaving the city behind. If you’re ready to consider what living in Bremerton could do for you, you can brush up on what you need to do to get your finances in order -- and make your dream of homeownership a reality!
We just launched our free home tours! Join us on Saturday 9/16 or Saturday 10/14 for a tour around the available homes in Bremerton. If you’re interested, sign up on our Eventbrite page. Attendees will also receive a goodie bag filled with treats from the Kitsap peninsula. Sign up today by clicking on your preferred date above!
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