‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE LISTING
If I had a dime every time I’ve been asked if now is the right time to sell my home … well, let’s just say I would be a very wealthy woman! Timing the market right, whether you’re buying or… Read more
THE BUYER’S GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS
If you’re in the market to purchase a home, one of the most important steps in the process is a home inspection. The inspection is your opportunity to identify both major and minor issues prior to purchasing a home. In… Read more
A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN TRUST!
A message from Team Marti of John L. Scott Real Estate Over the past month, Team Marti has helped 9 families buy and sell homes with a cumulative value totaling over $4 million. It is a privilege and honor to… Read more
Signs Your Home Estimate is Wrong
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?”
“iBUYING” PROGRAMS (AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU)
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
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
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
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
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional
Home buying and selling are complicated, detailed processes and, because they are often the most significant financial commitments of your lifetime, they can be highly stressful too. However, with a real estate professional on your side, buying or selling a… Read more
The True Cost of Waiting to Buy a Home
Are you thinking about buying a home this year, but aren’t certain because it is a seller’s market? Are you waiting because home inventory is low and you are waiting for the perfect house? Here is one good reason to… Read more