I’m Hal Hovey. I am a Realtor/Broker with Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate in Oak Harbor, WA. I help people who want to buy or sell homes in Oak Harbor, Anacortes, and everywhere else on Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island.
I specialize in helping military personnel, retirees, vacation home buyers, and homeowners who are selling and relocating out-of-state. Moving every few years in the military taught me a lot about buying and selling real estate from a homeowner’s view point. I have taken those experiences and built upon them with extensive professional training to become a highly experienced and successful real estate agent.
While selling Real Estate is a far different career then my previous job flying fighter jets to protect America, I find the same qualities are important… TRUST, INTEGRITY, SELFLESS DEDICATION… I pride myself on my service to my clients. Since communication is one of the keys to serving clients, you will know that I am here for you!
First Time Home Buyers – I am ready to answer all your questions on how to get started with your first home purchase, and how and where to qualify for a loan. Even if you are not yet ready to buy, give me a call and I am happy to answer all of your questions
Military Relocation – After more than 20 years in the military, I know all about military moves! Ask me about the VA loan program, and tax advantages for military personnel.
Vacation & Second Home Market – Whether you are looking for beach-front property, a low maintenance condo to escape to on weekends, or a rural hobby farm, we have a strong (and growing) second home market.
Retirement – Regardless of your age, it is never too early to plan for your retirement home. Ask me for ideas on how to make your retirement dream happen.
Investors – With a strong rental market for Navy personnel, as well as a growing vacation home market, there is always demand for good quality rentals.
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist – One of the most prestigious designations in the industry, shared by less than 5% of the Realtors® nationwide. The CRS designation lets you know I have a proven track record of successful home sales and years of experience, as well as the best advanced training in the real estate industry.
ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative – The ABR designation identifies those agents who have received advanced training to identify and service the specific needs of home Buyers. As a home buyer, my experience as an ABR lets you know I will listen to you, and serve to meet your goals. As a home seller, you can be sure that I know what today’s home buyers are looking for in their home, and I can help market your home to those needs.
PPS – Previews Property Specialist – Specially trained to assist home buyers and home sellers of Luxury Homes. As a Previews Property Specialist I am one of only a handful of local agents who have been designated by Coldwell Banker to work with the special requirements of Luxury, Executive, and Unique property home buyers and sellers.
ASP – Accredited Staging Professional Realtor – Personally trained by Barb Schwarz, the creator of the Home Staging Concept. I can help my home sellers to make their homes show better, and appear more attractive to potential Buyers. From using low or no-cost techniques using the homeowners belongings, to hiring professional crews to stage the home, I have the resources to handle any size task!
USAA & CARTUS Certified Relocation Specialist – Certified to work with military relocation, and corporate home buyers and sellers.
Licensed in Washington
Member – National Association of Realtors®
Member – Washington Association of Realtors®
Member – Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce