Profile picture for Harvey Olsan

Harvey Olsan

Zillow Local Expert in:

  • 98245

The Local Expert badge is awarded to those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.

Learn more
Premier Agent

4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Managing Broker, Washington Managing Broker's License (23 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

We found Harvey to be very knowledgable and helpful and we would not hesitate to recommend him in the future. Our home purchase went smooth and easy thanks to Harvey's attention to the details and professional guidance throughout the transaction. Highly recommended.

  

03/14/2015 - maketrax9
Bought a home in 2015 in Orcas, Eastsound, WA 98245.

We found Harvey to be very knowledgable and helpful and we would not hesitate to recommend him in the future. Our home purchase went smooth and easy thanks to Harvey's attention to the details and professional guidance throughout the transaction. Highly recommended.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

11/17/2014 - riverdriver71
Listed, but didn't sell my home in 2014 in Doe Bay, Olga, WA 98279.

Harvey has considerable experience and knowledge of Orcas Island. He was extremely helpful and patient dealing with us, to finally find the right property and assist with an extended closing. Very personable and went out of his way to be of help. Many Thanks.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

09/27/2014 - user570806
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Eastsound, WA.

Harvey is even keeled and excellent to work with. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about Orcas Island as well. We purchased an investment property through Harvey. Harvey was also able to help us complete the transaction while we were back at home 1,300 miles away.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

09/08/2014 - wjdwoodworking
Bought a home in 2014 in Eastsound, WA 98243.

I had an exceptionally positive experience with Harvey Olsan beginning with our initial phone conversation from across the country. He had a relaxed, low pressure approach which made me feel at ease and carried on throughout the process of viewing a dozen homes on Orcas Island. He got to knowing more about me and my needs as a homeowner as we discussed the business of life, our interests and what would work for me and my family living on Orcas. The results of his patience , expertise and follow through enabled me to find a place I can call home.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

08/30/2014 - raybrimhall
Sold a home in 2012 in Eastsound, WA 98280.

Sold land parcel, as well as a home, and were extemely happy with the results. Our timing to sell was during the realestate downturn but Harvey was persistant and patient under the circumstances and provided good results...

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

08/28/2014 - user1799891
Bought a home in 2006 in Orcas, Eastsound, WA 98245.

Harvey is a very good example of how it pays to have a local realtor on your side when buying land or home in a small community, or in this case an island. His long term knowledge of individual properties was extremely useful; to help us understand the unique the value/history of potential properties.

We worked with Harvey on two seperate occasions, purchasing land in one case and a bank owned property in another instance. Both deals had their own special processes challenges, and Harvey's understanding of the unique Orcas island requirements was invaluable to our efforts.

Living on Orcas is a great experience, people are honestly friendly and helpful; Harvey is a wonderful ambassador for the community at large.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

08/27/2014 - user0774238
Bought a home in 2012 in Doe Bay, Olga, WA 98279.

My wife and I worked with Harvey on the purchase of our property on Orcas. We found him to be extremely pleasant to work with, and very patient; taking us around to view yet another property over the course of four months. Having now spent decades on the island, he is very knowledgeable with what's happening on Orcas, and what properties are available, or might soon be. Negotiations were the lowest stress ones that we have ever participated in for a real estate transaction - and we were very happy with the outcome!

We would recommend Harvey without hesitation to anyone looking for real estate on Orcas.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

08/26/2014 - bob jirsa
Bought a home in 2008 in Tanner, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98045.

We are happy to recommend Harvey to new Island residents and locals as well. He is very professional and knowledgeable on Orcas properties, and was also (and still is!) valuable to us in recommending contractors to do work on our property.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

08/26/2014 - brucehanna
Showed home in 2014.

Looking for a place on Orcas Island? Good friends who have lived on the island for 30 years recommended Harvey, and we are very pleased. He seems to know everyone on the island, and the history of people and properties, so the livability of neighborhoods. He is unhurried, but responsive and patient with us, as we get excited about one place, then discover some reason to continue looking to other choices for our right place.

Harvey has patiently helped us for about two years, as we started with interest, but were unsure whether we were ready to buy or to continue renting summer places. In 2014, we have stayed for over two months to be sure we want to own our own place -- and have the option to return now and then during the rest of the year.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey

 

  

08/25/2014 - needhamconstruction
Bought a home in 2012 in Eastsound, WA 98280.

Harvey's professional approach helped us purchase a property with absolutely no problems. He responded to every step along the way with knowledgeable answers and advice. I have recommended him to others and would not hesitate to us him again for my own transactions.

Profile picture for Harvey Olsan
Response from Harvey