Chuck Marunde, CEO of iRealty

Freedom for Real Estate BrokersMeet Chuck Marunde, J.D.

Chuck Marunde is our Designated Broker and our Founder and CEO. Chuck has been in real estate going back 37 years, including 20 years as a real estate attorney, an escrow officer, and a consultant to Realtors around the country.  Chuck started in real estate as a salesman and associate broker in Alaska in the mid-1970′s before going to Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane to specialize in real estate.  He has personally closed 100′s of transactions as an escrow officer, negotiated hundreds of transactions as a broker, and has extensive experience in buying and selling real estate.  He has years of experience in foreclosures, short sales, private financing, and handling complex negotiations.  When other brokers don’t know what to do, they often call Chuck.

Chuck’s Sequim Real Estate Blog has over 1,500 articles written specifically about buying real estate in Sequim.  This is the single largest real estate resource for buyers on the Olympic Peninsula. Please take a look at Chuck’s blog by clicking on this image below or go to Sequim Real Estate Blog.

Chuck is the author of several books, including Sequim Real Estate: A Buyer’s Guide, Buying & Selling Real Estate in the Rain Shadow, and The New World of Marketing for Real Estate Agents.  These books are available on Amazon.com in paperback and in eBook editions for the Kindle or iPad.

The success of the iRealty business model, the values of iRealty, and our commitment to our clients were all affirmed in 2013 when Chuck became the number one individual selling broker of single family homes in total volume for the entire year.

On a personal note, Chuck moved to Sequim 20 years ago and raised his own children in Sequim. Jesse, Chuck’s oldest son, became the second strongest man in the world and had a wonderful International career as a professional strongman. Bristol, his middle son, is a professional mixed martial artist and has fought all over the United States. Brady, his youngest son played professional basketball and is now living his dream as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. And Chuck’s youngest, Sabrina, is a talented musician getting ready for college.

Chuck Marunde

You can call Chuck anytime to interview him on the phone and see if you feel he is a personality you would enjoy working with.  Or better yet, buy him a double short latte extra hot at Starbucks.

Chuck’s Full Resume and Education as a Sequim Real Estate Broker
Chuck’s Email is chuckmarunde@gmail.com
Chuck’s Direct Phone Number is 360-775-5424

RSS Sequim’s Real Estate Blog

  • Why Retirees Are Moving From California to Sequim January 11, 2018
    There is a mass exodus of middle class and wealthy people from California, and they have been moving in large numbers to the Northwest after doing their due diligence on where the best places to live in America are. I know this because I am a Realtor in Sequim, Washington, and more people move to […]
  • Winning with Competing Offers January 2, 2018
    Competing offers on a listing do occasionally come in on the same day, and I’ve written about multiple offers, but one of my clients reminded me that sometimes it is about more than just the price. This is a true story about two offers on the same day at the same price and why the seller […]
  • Noise Pollution and Your Health January 1, 2018
    Noise pollution can effect your physical health and it can affect your psychological and mental health. There is ample evidence of that, but how many buyers consider noise pollution when they are looking at homes near a freeway or busy road? Noise Pollution Dr. Joseph Mercola, has written on this subject: “Noise pollution is an […]
  • Thanksgiving in Sequim November 23, 2017
    Thanksgiving in Sequim is a wonderful time. All the way through the Christmas holiday is wonderful in Sequim, although it can get cold, even below freezing. Believe it or not, I’m showing houses and land throughout the holidays. I’ve been busy coordinating transactions that are closing before and after Thanksgiving day, and I’m showing land on […]

Random Testimonial

  • ~ Testimony by Larry and Shirley

    Larry and Shirley"Over a year ago, during a visit to the Olympic Game Farm, we developed what we eventually called the “Sequim Syndrome.” We live in New Mexico and decided Sequim was where we wanted to live in retirement. On our second visit to Sequim, we met with Chuck and asked him to help us. Chuck's web site provides such amazing search capabilities. Chuck's site also contains a 1000 blog postings and a real estate video series detailing buying real estate in Sequim. We bought Chuck's book about Sequim real estate and set out to follow his advice carrying on an ongoing email and phone conversation with Chuck. Doing our due diligence “Marunde style” and using his MLS search site, we came up with about 50 homes that met our needs. We narrowed the list down to 15 properties that best met our needs. We came back to Sequim a third time with our list in hand, and Chuck spent two days with us showing us all the homes on our list. Not only did Chuck help us find that dream home, he spent time to educate us about the quality of construction, fair market values of various properties, home layouts, and the joys of Sequim living. We had a great time as we traveled from house to house. By mid afternoon of the second day, my wife said we had found “the house.” Chuck helped us draft our offer and sent our offer to the seller's agent. It turned out there was a second offer made on the property at the same time. Chuck's help to make a clean offer paid off. At breakfast two days later, we got a call from Chuck saying our offer had been accepted by the sellers. We are now back home in New Mexico. Chuck attends every inspection on our behalf, updating us at every turn by email and phone. Our dream home is becoming a reality because of Chuck and because we were smart enough to follow his advice. We absolutely would NOT have been able to do this without Chuck Marunde's expertise and enthusiasm. We recommend Chuck to everyone planning a move to Sequim, Port Angeles, or anywhere on the Olympic Peninsula. Chuck is a gold mine of information and expertise for home buyers everywhere, not just on the Olympic"

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