Scott Koenekamp

Posted December 26, 2018 in Realtor Spotlight

Scott Koenekamp, Clark County WA real estate agent

Scott Koenekamp
Buyer Division Broker
Haris Realty Group of Keller Williams

How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I have been serving our community for seven years.

What is your specialty?
My niche is with our buyers, but my specialty is with our first time home buyers, or those who haven’t bought a home in a few years. In fact, I teach a free class each month, it’s extremely informative, and most who register and attend qualify for down payment assistance through the Washington State Bond Program. Always worth attending even if you’re not buying right away as we discuss topics that are intended to put people in a better position to buy.

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
You will spend a lot of time with your agent and will have a lot of dialogue. I suggest making sure your agent will be available during the times that you will most likely need them to be and that there is a good personality fit as well.

What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
We helped a gentleman purchase a home up north that was designed to look like a log cabin and it was just incredible, this place was dialed in to such great detail it was truly remarkable and special. Then if you could manage to stop looking at all of the interior details you’d be amazed yet again by the backyard and the view. I’ll never forget this one.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate?
I showed a home that had sat vacant a long time. The main floor was all original to the 1940’s which is always interesting to walk into but we come across that often enough. Once I ventured into the basement though it was like a time warp, the previous homeowner had created this speakeasy look with a bar and game area, there were old unopened cans of beer and soda which I had never seen before sitting on shelves, and glass encasement’s showcasing items of the era. I felt as if I had gone to a museum, it was all so interesting.

What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
Nothing beats the feeling of giving our clients keys to THEIR new home. That moment is always incredible. I’m basically in the business of delivering smiles and I love it!

What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
I believe our future is bright for local Real Estate. This area has so much to offer already that we have this continuous cycle of families moving here from hotter and denser parts of the country. I believe this will help our market remain one of the strongest in the country. Clark County has a ton of new residential and commercial construction, new hotels, a collegiate baseball team coming this spring,  and the new waterfront project bringing in more jobs and big money. Clark County is growing big time and I think it’s exciting.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?  Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
I love to hang out at the river during the summer. Being around the water is just the best. Camping, hiking, or pretty much anything to get me outdoors with friends.

What do you like about living in this area?
I appreciate the beauty we always have surrounding us, the endless waterfalls rivers and lakes. The fact that we can drive 2.5 hours or less in any direction and we have the beach, Seattle, the mountains, and endless adventures in between them all.

Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
We all help the community with food needs, we donate our personal time, help the children, and also provide clothing items throughout the year. Our agency has obtained Best of Vancouver as well as claimed the #1 Resale Agent spot. Something that we are very proud of.