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?
Your Seattle Home Is Worth More Than You Think It Is!
Skyrocketing prices, multiple offers, waived inspections, all cash deals – is this the “new normal” in Seattle?
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.
What Are Market Ratios? And Why Should You Care?
Analysis of market statistics is a key part of my coaching and planning sessions with clients looking to buy or sell a home. You've probably heard the terms "buyer's market" and "seller's market" ~ usually in the same conversation as the "B" word (bubble) ~ but what do these terms actually mean in a practical sense? Simply put, a buyer's market means the advantage favors the buyer: there is high inventory of homes in relation to the number of bu ...
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.
A Tale of Two Homes ~ Or, Can You Feel It?
Two homes piqued my attention this week ~ both situated in premier locations along the West Seattle waterfront, and both masterfully interpreted examples of modern architectural design and commanding substantial sound views. Architectural preferences aside, the difference between these two stunning homes is that one is the “It” girl, overflowing with the energy and life of a debutante, the other a “wallflower” all dressed up for the party that never appeared...
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!