7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021
2020 is a year that will go down in history books, causing many Americans to either scratch their heads in confusion or shake their heads in disbelief. Terms like “new normal” are, well, the new normal, as the pandemic seeped… Read more
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!
I am writing this as I watch the rain trickle down on a grey January day. Yes, it’s the middle of another Seattle winter! Unlike most parts of the United States, the Pacific Northwest rarely experiences snow in the winter…. Read more
ARE YOU A BUYER FRUSTRATED BY TODAY’S MARKET?
If so, you’re not alone! The recent Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirmed what my team and I have known for months. The simple fact is this: the search time for most buyers is continuing to grow…. Read more
‘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
TEAM MARTI’S FALL TUNE-UP TIPS
It’s hard to believe that we’re deep into autumn with the holidays soon upon us! It seems just last week I was watching bulbs push up through the ground, and the trees were beginning to leaf and so hopeful for… Read more
WHERE ARE HOME PRICES HEADED?
If you’re one of the many buyers who have been on the fence about buying because you were hoping prices would soften, allowing you to score a “deal” … you’ve probably been disappointed by the continued rise in prices! Last… Read more
THE SELLER’S GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR YOUR HOME INSPECTION
THE SELLER’S GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR YOUR HOME INSPECTION If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, chances are your buyer is going to want to inspect your property. And we’ve put together this helpful guide to help your… 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?”