Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent with New Construction?

  When buying a newly constructed home some buyers forgo the use of a buyer’s agent and deal directly with the builder and the builder’s agent. To some buyers, it may seem that a buyer’s agent is unnecessary but in actuality, a buyer’s agent can be quite helpful...

5 Luxury Additions To Your Home to Wow Buyers

Not every home improvement increases your home's value but if you're looking to elevate your home design, especially for potential luxury buyers, here are five editions you could consider. #1. Home gym. Having a well-created home gym or exercise room can be a welcome...

New Construction Seattle Home on Portage Bay

New Construction Seattle Home on Portage Bay Welcome to 1205 East Hamlin St. in Seattle among the beautiful shores of Portage Bay. This new listing features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and was built in 2017 and sits on a 4000+ square foot lot. The home features...

5 Staging Hacks You Need to Know

We all know about the basics when it comes to getting a home ready to sell; cleaning, organizing, keeping things neutral, repainting, and fixing items that need repair. But there are some other cosmetic and surface packs that you can use to really appeal to today's...

5 Things Never to Say in a Real Estate Listing

When devising up the real estate listing you want it to be amazing but you also wanted to be honest. That description along with the photos could make or break a sale so that description has to be amazing. However, there are some trigger words that you'll want to...

6 Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

We all want to get the most from the sale of our property and while we are at the mercy of appraisers we can do little tricks and tips to make our homes look more expensive - hence, get more attention and ultimately an offer. Here are 6 ways to make your home look...

How to Add Value to a Garage

The garage is probably one of the last places sellers/homeowners think about when listing their property, cleaning, and preparing to market the home but it is another room of the house and it shouldn't be neglected. You want to appeal to people looking for a great...

How to Become a Successful Landlord

Real estate investing can be fun, stressful, anxiety-inducing, and exciting, but there's usually always a great pay off. If you're looking at getting into the investment/landlord business obviously, you want to be a successful one. Here's one of the best ways to...

Should We Rent Short Term Before Buying?

Renting Short Term Before Buying in a Particular Neighborhood I can't tell you how many families I spoke with over the last few decades that are moving to the Seattle area or surrounding cities such as Mercer Island or Bellevue or other areas that choose to rent...