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...

What if You Own More Than Your House is Worth?

Do You Owe More On Your House Than it is Currently Worth? This is not an uncommon predicament even though we are not seeing as many of these issues as we saw just 10 years ago. Many homeowners have found themselves in similar situations and it's usually okay unless...

Can We Use Zillow to Price or Estimate Our Home?

Can Zillow Help Price My Home? I list dozens if not hundreds of homes each year and most sellers have already done a little bit of research on their home and how to price it. Many of these homeowners turn to larger corporate sites such as Zillow and Trulia. The...

4 Steps to Redesigning a Kitchen That Will Sell

The heart of the home is often the kitchen and it's also one of the most expensive rooms to remodel but, when it comes to selling a house, it's the one that could really make or break a deal. If you're planning on selling your Mercer Island or Seattle area home...

How to Think Like a Buyer

It's after Memorial Day and boom, dozens of new listings have hit the market almost saturating it. Sellers are wondering why they are not getting as many hits or showings on their properties as their counterparts just a month earlier. Memorial Day seems to be the...

Simple Steps to a Successful Sale

I want to provide you with the steps and tools needed for a fast closing. Selling your home not only requires the dedication and experience of a trusted, local agent but a seller that is also on the same page when it comes to listing and marketing. While I can provide...