Category: Home Equity

Category: Home Equity

Signs Your Home Estimate is Wrong

June 15, 2020  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home, having an accurate market analysis from a ‘human’  expert regularly is a better alternative than wondering if the online estimate is accurate. You may have questions about the value of your home. For many homeowners, the home is often the greatest financial (and emotional) investment they own! So you may find yourself in one of these scenarios: “I think my home’s estimate on websites like Zillow is less than it’s actually worth.”  “My agent tells me my home is worth X, but the online estimate’s value is higher.”  “My recent refinance bank appraisal was lower than   I expected.” All these scenarios essentially ask the same question: “Is an online estimate trustworthy?” 


February 19, 2020  /  Home Equity  /  Marti Reeder

In recent years there’s been the beginning of a shift in the real estate industry – and it’s called “iBuying”. The “i” stands for “instant”.
Maybe you’ve heard of iBuying? Recently there’s been a lot of press around this topic (and a ton of ads on TV and online)!

2020 Market Forecast

February 5, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that we’re in the midst of an economic expansion – and it’s the longest expansion in our history? As we bustle through our daily lives, sometimes we lose sight of that fact. And economists think there may… Read more

Zillow: A Love/Hate Relationship

September 26, 2018  /  Home Buying  /  Fingerprint Marketing

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

Seven sure-fire strategies to find a super-star agent

June 13, 2018  /  Home Equity  /  Marti Reeder

SEVEN SURE-FIRE STRATEGIES TO FIND A SUPER-STAR AGENT (Adapted from the Seattle Times “Your Money” Section:  “How to determine agent who’s best for you”)   Buying or selling a home is big deal! A complex process, it’s fraught with possibilities… Read more

The Market is Hot, Hot, Hot!

March 19, 2013  /  Economy  /  Marti Reeder

If you subscribe to my newsletter, read my blog or follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I’ve been saying this a lot lately. The Seattle real estate market is hot, hot, hot! After a long lull, the… Read more


Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker