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  • 3 Bedroom Home for Sale at 3716 N 36th Street, Tacoma WA 98407

    The beautiful landscape is as well tended as this home is maintained inside

    This Lovely Traditional English-style Tudor Home is Located in the Proctor District of Tacoma Features Beauty Inside and Out

    This lovely 2,997 square foot 3 bedroom home beckons you in from the moment you turn to walk to the front entry.

    The home features touches of grace you’ll notice on entry, from the original arches to the distinguishing Inglenook with Mahogany trim. The front entry features the original front door with a leaded glass window. You’ll see the inlaid floor in the entryway leading to the large living room.
    The landscaping has been nourished and maintained over the years by the owner

    Affordable elegance; lovingly maintained

    As you make your way through the home, you’ll encounter the stunning remodeled kitchen. You’ll enjoy preparing meals using all of your high-end appliances including a Viking stove top, double ovens, built-in Jenn-Air Refrigerator, granite countertops, and extensive, glass fronted cabinet space.
    The kitchen is a working cook's dream

    Make great meals and better memories here

    The formal dining room is complemented by the warming sun room and the spacious living room. The home has 3 bedrooms, including a beautiful master suite, and 2 and one-half baths.

    Downstairs features an office, a bedroom, a full bath, and a bonus room with extensive closet as well as the laundry room.

    Your detached garage, alley and street parking are just steps away. The quiet neighborhood features great schools, quaint shops in the district, parks, walkways by the water, and oceanfront dining, all nearby.  The well-tended landscape is the perfect place to spent time entertaining, enjoying the best that the area has to offer.

    Come home to the place where you want to be

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    View more details about the property from the MLS.

    Contact Verna Metzger about this listing.

    This magnificent home is offered for sale at $675,000.

    MLS#: 957342

    Home: 2,997 square feet

    Lot Size: .138 acre / 6,000 square feet

    Directions: At North 30th Street & North Proctor, turn north on Proctor to North 36th Street, turn right on 36th, then drive 1 ½ blocks to the home on the right. Get directions from Google Maps.

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    You may also contact Verna by phone directly at (253) 691-9640

  • 10 things your real estate agent won’t tell you–But I will

    Verna Metzger's views on real estate agents and their responsibilities to their customers

    What buyers and sellers should know

    In the article by Jonathan Burton, MarketWatch, published April 2nd, 2014, Jonathan reviews the following 10 points:

    1. “I’m using your house to sell myself.”

    2. “You might never get the chance to buy your dream house.”

    3. “My commission isn’t set in stone.”

    4. “Your home isn’t worth as much as you think.”

    5. “Young buyers don’t want your old house.”

    6. “Another agent can make you more money.”

    7. “I don’t know anything about the neighborhood you’re interested in.”

    8. “I can’t win a bidding war.”

    9. “I might be fired soon.”

    10. “I’d like to dump you as a client.”

    Frankly, some of these points are very disappointing to read if they reflect actual comments made by a real estate agent to a customer. In my years as an agent in the Puget Sound region, I have made a point of always being honest with my clients. I don’t over promise, I don’t lie to win a listing, and I provide the most  accurate market analysis of every property that I’m asked to research for a prospective client.

    We hear some spectacular claims bandied about these days about the ability to market listings better than anyone else, selling within xx number of days guaranteed, and on and on. What is true is that there has never been a period in the real estate industry where both buyers and sellers have had more access to information than today. However, deep local knowledge is hard to beat. It has been one of my strengths throughout my career. I also work extremely hard to overcome issues throughout the process of executing the sale or the purchase of my clients’ homes.

    It is one thing to promise extraordinary efforts to sell a listing. It is quite another to do the work to ensure that the sale of the listing is completed to the satisfaction of all parties. That is one of the key differentiators between those who are in the market for a quick buck, and those who are in the market to stay, and who hope for repeat opportunities and referrals based on the excellent service they strive to provide to every client they serve.

    I count myself firmly in the latter camp. Let me show you the difference between an agent who cares about the numbers they make, and one who cares about the well being and satisfaction of her clients. My slogan reflects my promise to you.

    We’re with you. All the way home.

  • Home Selling Strategies from Popular Mechanics’ The DIY Guy

    Do it yourself interior painting
    Popular Mechanics magazine has been around for decades. Its reputation for providing sound advice and information for do-it-yourselfers is well known. I happened to come across an interesting article, “The DIY Guy: 10 Home-Selling Strategies”, that provides several useful tips for preparing your home for listing, staging your home, and supporting your listing agent’s efforts to make the sale.

    Some of the topics covered in the article include:

    • Prep the exterior
    • Prep the interior
    • Kill the clutter
    • Depersonalize
    • Focus on the kitchen and bath
    • Check mechanicals
    • Clean everything
    • Control pets
    • Be ready to show
    • Get out of the way

    As an agent with many years of experience, I say “Hurray!” to Popular Mechanics magazine for publishing this article. The article briefly covers the actions behind the each of the topics, and the benefits that the seller will see from completing each step successfully. If every seller would take these actions prior to listing, or while the listing is being prepared, the likelihood of closing a sale of the property at the asking price will definitely improve.

Verna Metzger, Real Estate Agent
3716 N 36th Street TacomaWA98407 USA 
 • 206-419-7176