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Chuck Marunde
Sequim Buyer's Agent, Real Estate Lawyer (Ret.), Washington (38 years experience)
7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Foreclosure

 
- Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2014 - Becky360
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Sequim, WA.
Chuck has worked way above-and-beyond to meet our specific real estate requirements for selling and for buying. Chuck is a professional who is extremely knowledgeable about Sequim and Port Angeles real estate. Chuck is trustworthy and is an excellent communicator. We are impressed and grateful for Chuck's easy-going (NON-pushy) business style, while maintaining the ability to take quick action and to offer sound advice as required to manage the many details toward success. Chuck's approach is definitely WIN-WIN for the buyer and for the seller!

Bob and Becky Hanna Sequim, Washington
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2014 - RickL5861
Sold a home in 2014.
Buying B&B business

We reviewed two other realtors with not great results, before the seller referred Chuck to us. We are in the process of purchasing a B&B business in the area. This acquisition has its up’s and down’s with negotiations, and Chuck has been very considerate, understanding “both sides” sellers and buyers and professional throughout the long process. Chuck’s network of colleagues and other business referrals are more then we expected, it’s saved us weeks of research.

He has the incredible background of being a real estate attorney before he became a broker, so we got his "legal" in-sight on matters when we asked. We especially valued his willingness to mediate between the seller and us as “buyers”. He’s a no nonsense honest guy that helps orchestrates a fair business acquisition.

Chuck is the best in our opinion when it comes to knowing the area of Sequim, Port Angeles and the other areas of Olympic Peninsula. He’s very personable and down-to earth “ with no ego” and he listens to your needs and requirements first. One other thing we highly value is when we email Chuck questions regarding real estate transaction within the business world, he always replied back in a timely manner with more information than the question asked. We are happy to recommend Chuck to other people that are in need of a great and outstanding broker.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2014 - fg406
Bought a home in 2009.
I purchased my retirement property here in Sequim, WA. Chuck was my buyer's agent. Chuck is a professional agent. He handled all aspects of my purchase skillfully. I would highly recommend Chuck for buying/selling real estate.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2014 - user02093031
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Sequim, WA.
When I decided to relocate to Sequim after retirement, one of the things I did not really look forward to was finding a realtor to work with. I had never had a bad experience with a realtor. However, finding one that I felt would be easy to work with, knowledgeable, and responsive to my questions seemed like a tall order. I spent considerable time on the web looking at available properties the year before I retired. In my search, I came upon Chuck Marunde’s blog about real estate in Sequim. I saw that he was from Alaska and had lived in Sequim for more than 20 years. His blog was well written and full of great information -- he was clearly very knowledgeable about the real estate market in the area. Before I retired, I visited Sequim and Chuck showed me a variety of properties on the market at that time. As luck would have it, one of the houses that Chuck showed me – the one I liked the most -- was still available a few months later, when I was in a position to make an offer. I called Chuck and within about an hour, he emailed me the paperwork I needed to sign to make an offer. From that point on, Chuck was incredibly responsive and helpful during the entire process. I especially appreciated his support when some glitches in the sale of my home in Alaska caused several unexpected delays in the closing on my Sequim home. Whether you are from Alaska or somewhere else. I would highly recommend Chuck to anyone looking for a realtor who is a down-to-earth professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Sequim housing market.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - jpopelka
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Sequim, WA.
Chuck's legal background is an extremely beneficial resource to avoid complications. His knowledge of the region's real estate market is excellent. Having purchased five homes, Chuck impressed me as an excellent choice for an agent!
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - karenteig
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Sequim, WA.
We found Chuck to be a great all around person - responsive to our needs, perceptive, intelligent, and an excellent communicator. To understand the local listings (there are 2!) and get a treasure chest of information you have to go to this man's website. I recommended him to my sister and her husband. In general, I don't like agents but if you have to work with one, Chuck is who I recommend.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - spporterdmd
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Sequim, WA.
Chuck is just awesome. Great advice. Superb expertise! Great follow-up! Chuck showed me 5 houses within my parameters the weekend after our initial meeting. All 5 houses were within spec. Chuck did his previews! I appreciate that. We ended-up buying Chuck's own listing where he became dual agent which was neither his plan nor mine. It all worked out wonderfully well despite my reservations on Chuck being dual agent. Chuck also had reservations about being dual agent, and I respect his integrity such. I bought a great house, and I will work with Chuck again!
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - wattsup4
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Sequim, WA.
Very helpful with processing all the documentation. Was very patient with my less than efficient computer skills. Met with us frequently going over paperwork line by line. Made a normally stressful situation go smoothly.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - gregumar
Bought a home in 2013.
We hired Chuck Marunde after quite a bit of internet research in preparation for buying a home in the Port Angeles and Sequim area of Washington State. He has the incredible background of being a real estate attorney before he became a broker, so we got his "legal" opinions on matters along with his honest recommendations about what and where to buy. We especially appreciated his comments about each property- both positive and cautionary. He protected us- exactly what we hired him to do. And his connections with other area professionals like mortgage lenders and insurance brokers made our experience seamless and very pleasant- none of the fear and anxiety that can accompany a real estate transaction. We used Zillow.com very heavily to search for potential properties and then Chuck took our list, fine tuned it, and we found the perfect property in less than a week, and connected with the people we needed to get financing and make our dream come true. We have recommended Chuck Marunde to everyone we know who may be in the market, and we recommend him most highly to you! If you want to hire the very best the area has to offer- this is your guy!
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014 - KLRBill
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Port Angeles, WA.
I really, really don't have a high opinion of Realtors in general. In particular, those out here on the Olympic Peninsula frustrate me to no end. Anyone who has dealt with them knows what an insanely tight-knit group they are, complete with their own local MLS separate from the rest of WA State.

Just try and get a discount listing. Or better yet - just try and get on their MLS as a FSBO. They don't let ANY non-local agents or services that assist FSBO's participate. In general, they're completely ignorant and/or fearful of anything resembling Internet marketing of real estate. It's a good ol' boys club, with plenty of good ol' gals.

Enter Chuck. He plays their game to keep good with the local agents and brokers, but understands this new age we live in and how vitally important it is to utilize online marketing to buy/sell homes. It's particularly important here on the Olympic Peninsula, as we've an extremely high percentage of out of town buyers - a demographic Chuck spends significant time reaching out to.

Combine this savvy with a non-nonsense, straight shooter attitude - and he's one of the incredibly few agent/brokers I've had the pleasure of doing business with. Try him out - he won't disappoint.
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Chuck Marunde
Address:
Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate
143 Higgins Lane
Sequim, WA  98382
Office:
(360) 775-5424Click to view
 
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Chuck Marunde
Member since:
04/25/2008
Licenses:
  • Real Estate Broker (Real Estate Lawyer (Ret.), Washington)
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