Free Seminar – Senior Living Options

October 27th, 2014

Featuring: The Red Door Team

Are You Stressed Out & Need Help…

-       Searching for options for your parents or yourself?

-       De-cluttering years of personal belongings?

-       Preparing your home for sale to obtain the highest return

This seminar is an opportunity for seniors and their loved ones to learn about the different senior communities and home care options available in our area. 

You’ll come away with a better understanding of the choices available to for you and your family as well as the associated costs. The major benefit of this seminar is that it may provide a peace of mind knowing that there are many options that allow you to age gracefully. 

Free coffee and continental breakfast, provided by the Red Door Team. 

Real Estate Topics Covered:

November 8th from 10 AM to 12 PM

Baby Boomers – Downsizing your home, to upsizing your life. Making choices proactively. What are your options? 

January 10th from 10 AM to 12 PM

Aging in Place – Universal Design. When you have the home you love. What are the options to living long in it?

February 14th from 10 AM to 12 PM

De-Cluttering and downsizing. Ideas and resources to making your move and transition as smooth and stress free as possible.

 **This event has limited seating, so RSVP’s and registration is required Or  425-408-9681

The Red Door Team and Real Estate

October 24th, 2014

 Here is great video of Sherri Hansen and Teresa Barthol talk about the Red Door Team and Real Estate

A Home is not a home because of its room dimensions of the color of the wall. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams.

Different By Design

Keller Williams Realty takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results.

The Red Door Team utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you.

How We Can Help

Thanks for starting your real estate search with us. This website is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy or sell. After you had the chance to review this information, contact us, so we can tell you more about how we can help.

We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

Don’t forget to find more information about the Red Door Team at

Tips when Researching Retirement Communities

July 29th, 2014

Tips when Researching Retirement  Communities

  • Think about location and timing: where you want to be and when you may need care.

-When do you want to do it and where do you want to do it ? A lot of it is based on where you want to go. We hear people say all of the time, we should have done it sooner. They just realize how nice and relaxing life can be once you make the transition.


  •  Talk to all family and friends who may be involved in the later life care about these plans.

- Get your family and friends involved in the process of finding the perfect retirement community. Get their opinion. You will find that people will actually be very supportive of your decision.


  •   Talk to residents, staff and family of present residents about each community. Ask for referrals when possible.

-Find out what people like and what they don’t like. It may just help you to determine if that is something for you or not.


  • Visit each community more than once if possible.

-The staff is always changing shirts and you may have a different experience each time you visit.


  • If possible eat a meal at each community you are seriously considering. Meals are important!

- It is a great idea to  to try the food out at each retirement communitie and see if that is something you would like or not.

Staging Your Home To Sell

July 8th, 2014

Professional Home Staging -

Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want.


Staging Your Home to Sell:

  • Staging can increase perceived value and result in higher demand & price
  • Goal is to make the buyer feel like this could be their home
  • Create positive focal points and distract away from negative ones

Here are a couple examples of some beautifully staged homes:

Staged Home

Professional Staging

professional staged home

professional staged home


Senior Move Managers

July 3rd, 2014

Senior Move Management is the profession that assists older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or “aging in place.

Although specific services vary, most Senior Move Managers can help with some or all of the following:

  • Plan,  schedule & coordinate all the details of your move
  • Help you downsize and de-clutter
  • Help decide what you’ll want to take
  • S. O. R. T. your things into 4 piles
  • Help you remove all your personal items off the property
  • Create floor planning for your new home
  • Schedule and oversee packing, moving & unpacking
  • Set up your new home and remove the stress of the transition

Ask The Red Door Team for a Senior Move Manager they would recommend!

FREE SEMINAR – Senior Living Options

June 27th, 2014

Senior Living Options

Mark your calendars and save the date!

Are You Stressed Out & Need Help…

-       Searching for options for your parents or yourself?

-       De-cluttering years of personal belongings?

-       Preparing your home for sale to obtain the highest return?

This is your chance to take a tour and a look inside and out of the beautiful Aegis at Marymoor and learn some great information from the Red Door Team!

Real Estate Topics

  • How to increase the value of your home to sell at the highest price in today’s market
  • How to downsize and de-clutter years of personal belongings
  • Resources to  help make my move easier
  • Professional staging
  • Senior Move Managers
  • Associated costs for home care and senior communities
  • Aging in place

This seminar is also a opportunity for seniors and their loved ones to learn about the different senior communities and home care options available in our area.

You’ll come away with a better understanding of the choices available to for you and your family as well as the associated costs. The major benefit of this seminar is that it may provide a peace of mind knowing that there are many options that allow you to age gracefully.


**This event has limited seating, so RSVP’s and registration is required: Or  425-408-9681

Searching for a Senior Community

June 27th, 2014

Tips When Researching Senior Community – Based Services

Happy Senior Couple

Here is an example of a few simple questions to think about before making your move to a senior community:

  • Ask for references
  • Visit the Senior Community or other sites and look at how the facilities are maintained
  • Talk with current clients
  • Talk with staff
  • Notice how staff interact with clients

Senior Real Estate Specialist

June 25th, 2014

Why Use an SRES®?

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting your specific needs—and that can make all the difference in the world. As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs as well? An SRES brings:

  • A customized approach to your situation; an SRES works with how your living situation fits into your overall plan.
  • Expertise and patience without condescension.
  • An awareness of options and solid, reliable referrals for specific situations to explore those options.
  • A variety of choices to reduce out of pocket expenses, gain cash, or create or defer income streams to either stay independent or finance assistance.

Retirement and Real Estate

June 24th, 2014

More Americans are living longer and enjoying better health in their senior years, and it’s not unusual for them to make real estate changes as they make new lifestyle choices as they approach retirement.

“Retirement and Real Estate” for many people means nothing more than moving from one active pursuit to another one. The children may be grown and gone and it’s time for you to downsize your living space and maybe even change locations.

The Red Door Team is more than happy to talk with you about the next phase of your life, whether it involves moving from the family home to a condo, moving out to the golf course, or even moving to another country.

There are many factors that go into making these decisions, however. There may be financial and tax ramifications. There almost certainly will be social considerations – after all, your friends probably won’t be coming with you. And there could be even be family concerns – in some areas grandchildren may not be well tolerated.

To learn more about Retirement and Real Estate, please explore these topics:

  • Planning Ahead for Senior Living
  • Choosing a Senior Living Destination – Do Your Research
  • Finding a Home for Senior Living
  • Make the Move to Senior Living Easier with a Real estate agent
  • Making the Most of Senior Living
  • Buying a Second Home for a Retirement Home
  • Real Estate Trends in Senior Living
  • Senior Living Abroad
  • Senior Living Outlook
  • Real Estate as a Retirement Career

As all phases of life have challenges, your senior years will too. The Red Door Team can help you make the transition.

For full Article:

The Red Door Team welcomes two more Real Estate Agents onto their team

May 20th, 2014

Kim Berger Morgan

Kim Berger Morgan - Real Estate Agent

Kimberley’s real estate and interior design experience runs deep. At the age of 19 she began selling properties in the Pacific Northwest, and 30 years later – after a sunny stint in Maui, also selling real estate and managing properties – she remains dedicated to making home buying a positive and fun experience. With a degree in Interior Design and her progressive experience in sales, new home construction, materials selection, and architectural plans/elevations/space planning, Kim’s talent for shepherding buyers through the intricacies of purchase and design is unparalleled. She is also keenly interested in Green Design, and was a team member for the National Association of Home Builders’ award-winning Going Green at the Beach home, a custom “deep-green” home in Warm Beach, WA.

Kim is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest, where she hopes to sharpen her skills in water skiing and snow skiing, along with creating new interior and exterior paint colors. Yes, that’s a hobby!

Professional Credentials:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Green Realtor Designation
Energy Star Certified
The Pursuit of Excellence

Team member 2008 NHBH (National Home Builder) Regionals Green Hammer Award – Going Green at The Beach, Warm Beach, WA
2008 Skagit Home Builders Award – Best Designed Model Home
2007 Skagit Home Builders Award – Best Landscaping
2007 Skagit Home Builders Award – Best Designed Master Bath
2006 Skagit Home Builders Award –  Best Master Bathroom
2006 Skagit Home Builders Award – Best Front Facade & Curb Appeal
1988 Master Builders Association Award – Best Neighborhood, Sales & Interior Design

Contact Info:


Cell: 360.660.4525


Josie Canales

Josie Canales - Real Estate Agent

Josie’s real estate career started in 1995 in Miami, FL and she acquired her Washington State license in order to assist people in the Upper Northwest with the sale of, the purchase of, or investment in the property of their dreams.  With degrees in Education and Leadership, Josie has skills that transfer easy into the real estate profession.  Josie shows patience, diligence, and commitment to her Buyers, Sellers and Investors.  As a real estate agent,  she prefers to work with 55+ communities, new home owners, and relocation clients.  Josie is certified in “HUD Homes” and “Green Homes” and enjoys the subtleties in every step of the process, from initial appointment, through the contract, to the closing.  Josie has an artistic and design background, in order to help the Sellers stage and Buyers imagine the placement of furniture.

Josie is bilingual in Spanish and English and is happy to “go the extra mile” for clients in a variety of stages of home buying.  Josie prides herself in having a strong work ethic, and strong knowledge base, and a “above and beyond” customer service mindset.

Professional Credentials:
Certified in “HUD Homes”
Certified in “Green Homes”

Contact Info:


Cell: 425.449.0090