The Cascade Team Real Estate is a company like no other because of the marketing, service and home seller savings we provide. We understand that in today’s real estate & home selling environment, we need to provide a high level of real estate service and wide spread marketing of the home for sale, utilize technology to keep our home seller clients in the communication loop and provide added value to both buyers and home sellers in the real estate transaction. The effective use of technology tools allows our local real estate agents to focus more of their time on servicing our clients and finding buyers for your home, all the while providing the most comprehensive real estate marketing program available. In the end, you get the perfect combination of online real estate tools and personal service in the home selling process. Contact a member of our Tacoma team below.
Tom has 20+ year experience in real estate including work in the mortgage and construction fields. He worked for a mortgage company involved with originating and servicing construction and residential loans. He also worked for a construction firm developing a variety of financial and analysis tools and software. He is a Washington native and a graduate of UW. He has also taught classes at several local colleges.
We are happy to welcome Julie Gilbertson to The Cascade Team!
Julie Gilbertson brings over a decade of Real Estate experience to the Cascade Team. She lives and works in the community and has an intimate knowledge of individual neighborhoods and corresponding home values in the South Puget Sound region. A proven communicator, Julie is commited to keeping her clients informed throughout the entire Real Estate transaction process. Both a homeowner and Real Estate investor, Julie strives to provide a superior Real Estate experience to all her clients, both home buyers and home sellers.
Julie was referred to us by Roger Stensland and will be working out of our Tacoma Office. She will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing her success!
Previously I worked as the COO/Nurse Executive for a local Tacoma Hospital. Prior to that, I worked as an Operating Room Nurse and Director of Nursing. The Leadership qualities obtained through my nursing experience drew me to the field of real estate. More specifically, I was drawn to The Cascade Team for the excellent support and access to resources that benefit both myself and clients.
Roger entered the real estate industry in 2005 during the last boom period. As you know, in 2007, the real estate market made a major correction. We went to being able to over-price our listings and just wait a few weeks until the market prices caught up to if you didn't price your home at or just below the current market value, it would languish on the market and eventually sell for much lower than it would have if it had been properly-priced when first listed. During the market correction, most areas in Washington, with a few exceptions, were losing value at a rate of about 1 percent per month or 12 percent per year. Simply stated, the longer it took to sell your home, the more you would lose. In 2012, the market began to bottom out and now it has shifted to a very strong seller's market. We went to having a few years of inventory to less than two months of inventory. However, having learned a bit from the last market, while increasing, the market prices have not really gone crazy. It is still possible for home buyers to find good affordable housing. As the inventory is so low, expect to experience fierce competition. At The Cascade Team, over 60% of our listings sell within 3 days, 47 receive multiple offers and people who list their homes with The Cascade Team save an average of $12,020 over traditional brokerages. As we brokers study the market closely, it is very important to find a Real Estate Broker that you trust and listen to the advice of that trusted Real Estate Broker to develop and engage the most successful strategy when purchasing or listing your home for sale. While Roger has studied both the commercial and residential real estate, he has chosen the residential real estate market because he gets a special satisfaction from helping people turn their dreams into reality by guiding them through the process of buying and selling their homes. Give Roger a call today to find out if he is that Special Trusted Real Estate Broker for You!