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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Do You Really Want to Live on Mercer Island?

I talk to a lot of people daily about the prospect of living on Mercer Island. Some are extremely affluent business people looking to move here from California so the idea of spending a million or more on a home on an island is not a far-fetched idea. In many cases,...

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8 Easy Ways to Declutter a Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of the home, the place everyone in the family spends most of their time, the place where friends gather. Since the kitchen is a gathering place of people it can also quickly become a gathering place of stuff. When the clutter begins to pile up...

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Does Zillow Overestimate the Value of Your Home?

Zillow May Be Overestimating the Value of Your Home and the Accuracy of the “Zestimate” Buying and selling a home is arguably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Find the right home then sell and hope you gain more at the sale than you paid initially. Most...

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How to Save Money When Buying New Construction

There are a lot of new home subdivisions and developments popping up all over the Puget Sound and I've sold dozens of buyers brand-new construction and in all that time, there are some tips and secrets to know about saving money when buying new construction and what...

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Can I Buy a Home if I’m Self-Employed?

Being self-employed is a little bit different than getting a W-2 or a paycheck every other week from an employer, especially when it comes to buying a house and taking out alone. But, just because you're self-employed doesn't mean it's too difficult to get a home loan...

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Mercer Island Listing Agent

"This review is long overdue (6 months) - but we wanted to make sure we did it and didn't blow it off since - KELLI IS AMAZING!!! She listened to us, gave us phenomenal advice (even when it wasn't what we always wanted to hear), got us top dollar (she helped us set a...

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Are Buyers Looking for High-Tech Homes?

More often than not I'm speaking with buyers that are looking for smart home technology in the properties we view. This could mean something as simple as a programmable thermostat to an entire house operated simply by a touch of a button on your phone. New...

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What Really Sells a House?

This is the ultimate question for homeowners: what really sell the house? While this may seem like a simple question the answer is anything but. There are so many variables that go into selling a house that this cannot be answered with one simple answer. This also...

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How To Sell A Home

How to sell a house in 6 easy steps It doesn't matter whether you're selling next week or in a couple months, there are some things you can do today to make your sale a success. Here are MY 6 steps to selling a house (The Right Way). 1. Get a GREAT Agent Obviously,...

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