We spent the afternoon with Cindy Kourkos at an exquisite Browns Point townhouse she currently has listed…
Cindy, what a stunning property, what do you love most about it?
It’s a lovely, private location with sweeping views of Commencement Bay, Tacoma and the evening lights! The open floor plan is ideal for maximizing views while maintaining an ease of entertaining. It’s a perfect place to live worry free. There is already a great group of homeowners that you can be as involved with as you wish.
The view certainly is captivating, but overall, what would you say makes this property so unique?
The three levels of luxury living with views on every level and an oversized three car garage. Additionally, this end unit offers a courtyard with private walkway leading around to back of the property. You could even have a mother-in-law in this unit!
What can you tell us about waterfront in this area and Browns Point in general?
Commencement Bay features infinitely interesting yacht and shipping traffic that comes in and out of the Port of Tacoma. The public beach is just a half mile away with a community club and boat launch. You can join and take part in their fun activities year round that include an Easter Egg hunt, fishing derby and a great salmon bake every other year. On July 4th you have a front row seat for the Tacoma fireworks! The Browns Point community has restaurants, a dry cleaner, hair salon and a convenience grocery store all within walking distance of the AnchoRidge townhouse.
If one had a day off here is beautiful Browns Point, what might they fill it with?
One might visit the Brown Point Light House which offers community waterfront access and tour the Historic Center. During the summer, sunbathers and picnickers can enjoy the beach; relax and watch the sailboats, walk on the beach, fish from the shore and enjoy the magnificent sunsets!
Speaking of this particular townhouse, what is your favorite feature?
Definitely its one-of-a-kind floorplan, upper level utility room, kitchenette and wine cellar on the lower level, a 5-piece Master suite plus a junior suite on upper level. The high end finishes throughout really give the home a feeling of luxury.
What advice would you give to a client looking to list a home in the area?
Check out our tips in our blog on how to prepare your home to list. If you have a view home, I would suggest maximizing the views.
Cindy, is there anything else that you would like us to ask you or to add?
This property features a fully furnished clubhouse with fireplace, kitchen, space for parties and meetings, bathrooms have showers and a there is a dry sauna. The solar heated pool has chaise lounges, tables, chairs and umbrellas. It is perfect for water aerobics, exercising, lounging and meeting friends! You can even use the space to host parties. Also, the AchorRidge HOA is AMAZING! They cover all the common areas with professional landscaping, painting and maintenance of the exterior of the units. The HOA covers insurance, basic cable, water, sewer, garbage and recycling. Finally, pest control service inspections are 4 times yearly.
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At Sound Properties, we not only help our clients buy and sell real estate, but we go above and beyond to help them in any way possible.
One of the unique services we offer is Estate Sales. To share a bit more about this unique offering, we invited the team at 47 Degrees North Marketing to one of our heirloom estates sales in Enatai, Bellevue.
47: Well Tanya, we drove up to a pretty busting sale, with neighbors and others enjoying a lovely latte and we see they are already browsing some gorgeous treasures. You’ve got to tell us a bit about what you are doing here on this sunny fall day…
Tanya: Well, today we are here to help make sure that our client’s Estate Sale runs smoothly. We’ve practiced this many times! The goal is to find new homes for these treasures, while keeping everything organized, safe, and fun!
47: How do you help your clients navigate this phase of their real estate lives?
Tanya: Any home sale can be an emotional time, but it is particularly emotional when it involves the seller leaving their long time home of 40, 50 or even 70+ plus years. This could be due to downsizing, illnesses or the passing of the last surviving owner. Many times these people have stashed away decades worth of belongings, some of which are collectibles that the family does not want. We work with Estate Sale companies such as this one to ensure that the personal items are sold with respect and for the highest available dollar, which will go back to the estate.
47: That does sound like a stressful time to say the least. With your calm demeanors, you and your team do seem like the perfect party to lean on. Beyond that, what are the actual steps you take to help your clients alleviate stress?
Tanya: Most families have multiple other things that they need to tend to during this time of transition, we take the home and contents sale off of their check list of “To Dos”. We will streamline the process for the family and can arrange the cleaning, packing, staging, presentation of the home to get ready for market. We are very good about communicating to all parties of the transaction, including any attorney’s and multiple family members.
47: What is your favorite item inside this particular sale?
Tanya: There is an Antique sofa I just love and set of Depression Glass Stemware which I think is just too cool.
47: Why is this added service level so important to Sound Properties?
Tanya: We are in the business of Customer Service. It goes beyond just “selling a house”, it is about the client and providing a smooth, simple and streamlined process. We already have great connections within this community and have vetted out the companies that are trustworthy, honest, and professional. Why wouldn’t we offer this to our clients.
This just shows how this team goes above and beyond to provide the utmost care and commitment to each of their clients. Whether you simply have a real estate question, want to know the value of your home or want more information about estate sales contact any of the sound properties team members, they would LOVE to help you.