For a people person like Bill Blanchard, real estate is a dream job. He gets enormous satisfaction out of helping clients successfully negotiate a change in life or location. Whether you're looking to buy your first home or downsizing for retirement, you can count on Bill to make the process as smooth and worry-free as possible.
Bill approaches real estate transactions with a combination of art and science. Since the market can change quickly, he carefully monitors market statistics to spot trends and opportunities. Then comes the art: sharp negotiating skills, a keen ability to work with different personalities, and marketing expertise gained from his previous career as a marketing executive. For sellers, that allow him to position a home in such a way that his clients consistently receive over and above market value for their home. For buyers, it means Bill creates a detailed plan to help them find a home they love at a price they love as well.
Bill is known as the guy who gets things done, and leaves everyone smiling. A creative problem-solver, he navigates the sometimes thorny real estate process with both tenacity and good humor. As one client put it: "Where there's a Bill, there's a way." This work ethic and personal attention has created long-lasting relationships with his clients. It's not surprising that nearly all his business comes from referrals.
Bill brings additional value to his client through his special training and certifications. As a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, he is skilled at advising seniors about the major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in downsizing. Bill has received advanced training in sustainable building practices and holds an Earth Advantage Home Certification. He is also trained in the principles of feng shui. A graduate of the University of Washington, Bill was born and raised on the Eastside. He's very active in the community, and serves on the Kirkland Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Board of Directors. In his spare time Bill loves to ski and spend time with his wife, three children and two grandchildren.