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.
Spring 2016 – What’s In Store For Buyers?
As January comes to a close, the Seahawks’ season is over and the Seattle real estate market has home buyers’ undivided attention. Open houses the past two weekends have been mobbed. Listings that have sat on the market for 60-90 days over the holidays are now selling briskly, many with multiple offers. Attractive new listings are selling within days and sometimes even hours of hitting the MLS.
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!