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
HOW WE’RE RECONFIGURING OUR HOMES
Let’s face it – our lives have changed drastically in the last six months as a result of COVID-19. And there’s likely more changes to come. While many buyers and sellers are still in the market, others have decided 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?”
MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME’S SALE PRICE
We’ve been successfully assisting buyers and sellers for many years now, and although many things have changed over the years, there are some “wish list” items that remain constant: kitchens and bathrooms that are both beautiful and functional. We’ll get to that in a minute. But first …
MAKING YOUR OPEN FLOOR PLAN FEEL LESS … OPEN!
In past years there’s been a real movement toward “open concept” living. Historically, homes were built with rooms being specified for particular purposes, and there wasn’t much crossover. Kitchens were for cooking, not entertaining and gathering. Dining rooms were for… Read more
REAL ESTATE IN A COVID-19 WORLD
Well, this is a post I can honestly say I never imagined myself writing! And I’m 100% sure you never imagined yourself reading it. Yet, here we are all are, trying to make sense of a world that has been… Read more
April Housing Update
Real Estate Market Remains in Motion J. Lennox ScottChairman and CEO John L. Scott The Southeast King County real estate market experienced a bit of turbulence in late March as the coronavirus crisis evolved. Following state-wide orders, the market virtually… Read more
WHAT’S NEW IN HOME IMPROVEMENT?
While we know COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind right now, we thought we’d change it up and give you things to think about for your next home – or upgrades to your current home! (You suddenly have plenty of time,… Read more
5 Simple Points Proving This is NOT like “Last Time”
Mortgage standards are nothing like they were back then During the housing bubble, it was difficult NOT to get a mortgage. Today, it is tough to qualify. The Mortgage Bankers’ Association releases a Mortgage Credit Availability Index which is “a summary measure which indicates the… Read more
WILL COVID19 AFFECT THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?
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)!