IS IT WORTH THE SPLURGE?
One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more
WHAT SELLERS WANT TO SEE IN YOUR PURCHASE OFFER:
Over the past several years, we’ve been experiencing a strong seller’s market here in the Puget Sound, including the geographic market I specialize in (Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, and Renton). In almost every way, sellers called the shots. They were… Read more
IS SELLING TO ZILLOW RIGHT FOR YOU?
Last year, I wrote about the real estate industry’s love-hate relationship with Zillow. If you missed that post, you can catch it here. And now there’s even more to love … or hate … depending which side of the fence… Read more
Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent When Buying New Construction
We’ve been talking about new construction on the blog lately and discussed the pros and cons of resale homes as well as new construction. That’s probably started you thinking about the type of home that’s right for you. Maybe you’ve… Read more
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Resale Home – Part 2
Recently we wrote a series of blog posts to help you figure out if a new home or a resale home is a better fit for you. We talked about: • The pros of new construction • The downsides of… Read more
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Resale Home – Part 1
Did you have a chance to read our previous blog post, on the advantages of buying a new home … and the one where we looked at the potential downsides of new construction? If so, you learned that there are… Read more
The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home – Part Two
Did you have a chance to read our previous blog post, on the advantages of buying a new home? In that post we wrapped by saying that, as wonderful as new homes can be, there are potential disadvantages as… Read more
Zillow: A Love/Hate Relationship
Data. It’s everywhere. You’ve probably heard the term “big data” referred to in a less than positive way. The fact is, data both reports on and drives consumer behavior. We can see this clearly with Zillow. Like many real estate… Read more
WHY ISN’T MY HOME SELLING … AND WHAT SHOULD I DO?
WHY ISN’T MY HOME SELLING … AND WHAT SHOULD I DO? Recently, the Puget Sound area has been experiencing one of the strongest housing markets in history. Prices are up (and up and up!). Market time is down. And multiple… Read more
7 Tips for Successfully Selling Your Home During the Holidays
When we think of the holidays, we often think of shopping, cooking, decorating and spending time with friends and family. We don’t want to think about moving, but sometimes selling your home during the holidays is the right time for… Read more