Tips for Home Selling Tips for Home Selling: 5 Staging Tips To Maximize Your Sales Price National statistics show that staged homes sell for 7% higher than homes that aren’t staged.  This is because staged homes sell in less time and are more likely to have multiple offers. Here are 5 staging tips to maximize your sales price. Clean & Crisp.Whether your home is updated or not, people want to move […]
Luxury Homes Tips for Home Selling: 3 Ways to Attract The Luxury Home Buyer If you’d like to sell your home for a luxury price you need to market it to luxury home buyers.  Here are 3 strategies that will differentiate your home to luxury buyers and maximize your sales price. 1. Market Value & Lifestyle. Don’t market the features of your home such as the number of beds […]
Tips for Home Selling Home Selling Tips | 4 Ways To Make Your Home Stand Out From The Crowd Its all over the news that the local real estate market is slowing down – whether it really is for your home and neighborhood is something you should talk to your Broker about.  The economic forces of supply & demand vary not only by city but by neighborhood, home style, and home condition. In a […]
Home Tips for Seniors Tips for Home Selling: 4 Things to Consider When Right-Sizing Is Right-sizing your New Year’s resolution? Perhaps you have recently experienced a significant event and now it feels like a good time to make a housing change that will help you simplify your surroundings and your life.  Right-sizing is a process but it is often triggered by a specific event or series of events and […]
Tips for Home Selling Tips For Home Selling: 5 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays Make sure you pay attention to these 5 tips to make sure your home sale during the holidays is a success.  Warm & Cozy. The holidays are about home & family so pay attention to your buyer’s experience when they arrive at your home. Help them feel welcome by having the heat up when they […]
Tips for Home Buying Home Buying Tips: Know Before You Owe – New Disclosure Great handout from the Mortgage Bankers Association for Buyers.  Buyers & Sellers should  plan on 45 day closings starting 10/3/15. Great 
Home Maintenance Home Maintenance Tips: Cleaning out the garage so you can park your car in there again this Fall? Don't despair, our friends at Moving Link have a great list of recommendations for organizations that can help you get rid of unwanted items!  GET RID OF UNWANTED ITEMS – PUGET SOUND AREA 1 GREEN PLANET – FREE Recycling – Drop-off service for the public and free pick-up and removal for businesses. Electronics, appliances, scrap metal, […]
Home Tips for Seniors Senior Transitions: Questions to ask when touring Facilities This is not an all-inclusive list of questions; but rather a great place to start when touring a new continuing or assisted living facility.  Keep in mind that different municipalities have different laws and requirements for senior facilities, so some questions may not be applicable. For more in-depth information, visit the Washington State human services […]
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Tips for Home Selling Tips for Home Selling: Preparing your home for Sale? How much preparation should you do? Local home prices are continuing to appreciate, demand is high, and the supply of homes continues to be low – the perfect market for selling your home. So why not just put your home on the market “as is” at a high price and see what happens? Because the […]
Home Tips for Seniors Real Estate Transition : Downsize & Simplify Whether you want to move to a smaller home, smaller property, or you just want to simplify your life and reduce clutter, here are some tips and great local resources to help you achieve your goal. Where to start? Don’t try to do all of the rooms at once, it can be overwhelming and you might […]
Real Estate Transitions Why Local Expertise is Important Real estate is local and while it is good to know what is going on nationally and even regionally, what really matters if you are thinking about selling your home and/or buying one, is what is going on in your city and your neighborhood and even for your home style. Local expertise is invaluable in […]
Home Tips for Seniors Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay or Move Many people have heard about reverse mortgages but don’t really know what they are. To put it simply, a reverse mortgage is where the payment stream is “reversed” and instead of making monthly payments to a lender, the lender makes payments to you.  If you, or a loved one, is 62 or older, a reverse […]
Real Estate Transitions Tips for Home Buying | Purchasing A New Construction Home Thinking about buying a new home? It is a slightly different purchase then residential resale where you need to consider the seller’s emotions and plans, so make sure you plan accordingly and take the right steps to optimize your new home buying experience.  Here are just a few tips for you to consider. Timing: To […]
Real Estate Transitions Tips for Home Selling | Selling During the Holidays Selling your home during the holidays means a  few extra things to keep in mind. Below are some tips on how to keep your holiday‐themed house buyer friendly and ready to sell! Holiday Decorations. Don’t go overboard they can make your home look cluttered and take attention away from it. Christmas Trees. Keep it small to medium size, […]