Seattles thriving economy and growing pains
Seattle's tech industry continues to boom, with companies all over the region hiring and expanding. According to Glassdoor.com software engineers in Seattle command starting salaries of more than $108,000, that's about 20% higher than the national average.
What impact does this have on the Seattle housing market and how can you be more prepared?
Spring Has Sprung In West Seattle!
...it finally seems as if spring has sprung for 2016. Now, I still know better than to make plans that completely depend on the weather… but I also know I can get up every day and, despite the weather that might greet me at the door, trust that the inevitable has already occurred. Seattle has begun its annual transformation into one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world!
Seattle Planting Strips Are Off Limits For Signage
You can tell spring is coming to Seattle. The sun starts to come out more; the flowers & trees start to bloom; the directional “house for sale” signs start springing up all over. Like weeds. So what do you do if a bunch of signs start showing up in your neighborhood and they’re driving you nuts?
A Dozen Tips For Preparing to Sell Your Home
Don’t just list your home without doing at least a little preparation. Even a few minor touch-ups can go a long way toward making that all important “good first impression” on a potential buyer. Whether your home is vacant or whether you’re juggling showings with daily life, here are a dozen tips for preparing your home to sell quickly and for the best possible price.
In January I wrote a bit about a terrific home that went on the market... but in a way which was sure to end in seller heartbreak.
Magic, pixies & fairy dust
Magic, fairies and pixie dust... While interesting subject matter for children's books and works of classic fiction, these ingredients combine to form potential disaster when selling your home. If the pricing strategy you're hearing from a prospective real estate agent isn't backed by sound judgment, compelling evidence of competency and preparation, and a dose of common sense... get out your pixie dust detector. Fast!