Looking for a home or getaway on Whidbey Island? I can help you! Call or Text me at (360) 929-0261 or email me at halhovey@gmail.com

    We have something for everyone on Whidbey Island, from waterfront mansions or beach cabins, to condos in town, to investment properties or hobby farms and secluded acreage. Let me help you find your next home!

    My Experience

    • 15 years as a Realtor helping families buy and sell homes.
    • Top Agent for 2014 - Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate
    • Diamond Society Member - Coldwell Banker
    • Sterling Society Member - Coldwell Banker
    • Over 20 years as a USAF fighter pilot flying F-4's, F-16's, F-15's & the F-15E Strike Eagle
    • Former Airline Pilot with Northwest Airlines flying Airbus A-320 and Boeing 727

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
    • ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative
    • PPS - Previews Property Specalist
    • ASP - Accredited Staging Professional Realtor
    • USAA & CARTUS Certified Relocation Specialist
    • Member - National Association of Realtors
    • Member - Washington Association of Realtors
    • Member - North Puget Sound Association of Realtors

    My Community Involvement

    • Director - Washington State Community Associations Institute (WSCAI)
    • Chairman - City of Oak Harbor Salary Commission
    • Commissioner - City of Oak Harbor Planning Commission
    • Member - City of Oak Harbor Windjammer Park Integration Plan Citizen Advisory Group
    • Member - Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce & Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Member - Oak Harbor Main Street Association

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    How is the Market?

    The question I hear most often as a Real Estate agent is, "How is the Market?" The answer is: There is still strong demand for homes, with sales continuing near historic levels!The chart here shows the number of single family homes sold on North Whidbey Island for each of the last 10 years. As you can see, the number of home sales in 2018 was close to the near-record levels set in 2017, and more than twice the level at the bottom of our housing market just 6 years earlier!Prices are up as wel...
    Jan 04, 2019 Real Estate News & Trends

    Should you Stage your home to sell?

    Home Staging is one of the steps to prepare a home to sell or rent. The goal of staging is to increase the appeal of a home in order to sell the home more quickly and for a higher price.For vacant homes, staging often involves bringing in furniture, artwork and accessories to help highlight the best features of a home or to give buyers an idea of how difficult spaces might be utilized. For homes that are occupied, staging often involves "decluttering" a home to open up spaces, or changing...
    Jan 04, 2019 Selling a Home

    The Whidbey Island Marathon - April 22, 2018

    Run for the Day, Stay for the Weekend - April 22, 2018 - Oak Harbor, WAEvery April, Whidbey Island is the home of the annual Whidbey Island Marathon - featuring 26.2 full, 13.1 half, 10K, 5K, & 1K Kids Runs. Taking place the weekend of April 21-22, 2018, the marathon starts at the Deception Pass Bridge and runs down the Island ending in downtown Oak Harbor at either Windjammer Park or Flintstone Park. More info or sign up at: http://runwhidbey.com/  The route for the races ta...
    Feb 26, 2018 Community

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