Why your desire to “save money” could cost you thousands of dollars
Why your desire to “save money” could cost you thousands of dollars There are two times in the real estate cycle that I hear sellers talk about selling their home on their own, as a FSBO (For Sale By… 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
Spring Household Cleaning Hacks
Let’s be honest … none of us really enjoy spending our precious free time cleaning our homes (at least I’ve never met anyone who does!). So I’m always looking for hacks that allow me to spend more time doing the… Read more
If Two Heads are Better than One … Just Imagine What FOUR Heads Could Do for You!
Historically, real estate agents worked in one of two ways – as individuals, or as a two-person team. Typically these teams were married partners, although every once in a while you would run across a parent-child team, or even a… Read more
Vote for me as ‘Best of Kent’ for a chance to WIN!
I am so honored to have been named “Best Realtor” in Kent NINE times. I’d love to have your vote again this year! Just fill out the Kent Reporter’s 2018 “Best of Kent” ballot online, or a paper copy in the… Read more
READ THIS before hiring a listing agent (or risk being very sorry that you didn’t)
If you’re thinking about selling your home and are trying to figure out how to select an agent, here are three things to keep in mind. #1: LOTS OF FISH IN THE POND There are over 25,000 real estate… Read more
Testimonial: Can’t go wrong with Marti!
Zillow Testimonial from Langfordrandy on 1/20/18 Five Star Review Sold a single-family home in 2017 in Black Diamond, WA “Very detailed and always willing to help and answer questions when asked. Marti provides a professional photographer and stager when selling… Read more
6 Hidden Costs to Consider When Buying a Home
You’ve saved a down payment, chosen an experienced local Realtor, set your budget, and you know how much you can afford to pay for a home. But your mortgage is not the only cost you need to consider when buying… Read more
2018 Housing Forecast!
“Marti, what do you think will happen with real estate prices this year? Is it the right time to buy (or sell)? What should I do?” Hands down, those are the questions I get most often from clients who want… Read more
Facebook Testimonial: Highly recommended forever!
Thanks to Jennie Trapanese for telling it like it really ease – buying a home isn’t easy – but it can be less stressful with the right Realtor. “No one said buying a house was easy but, hot damn, the… Read more