Eastside Seattle Real Estate Blog

Yes, Issaquah is a Seller's Market - Curb Appeal Still Matters!

Curb AppealYou know the saying... "First Impressions are Everything!"  And, nothing holds more true than in real estate, when placing your home on the market. If you are preparing your Issaquah home for sale, it is critical to take a step back and look at the home's curb appeal through potential buyer's eyes.

When driving by, all buyers will immediately form an opinion about your home based-upon the exterior - and letting exterior issues go unattended can send potential buyers directly to your competition. It has been demonstrated time and time again, that curb-appeal can be the number one factor in getting a home sold in a reasonable time, and for the best price - and even in our current seller's market in...

Pre-Inspections in Issaquah Happening DURING Open Houses!

multiple offersAnother weekend in Issaquah with crazy open houses - and multiple offer situations. Buyers are out in great numbers, and the pickings are very slim.

Today marks a first for me though... witnessing TWO inspectors suit-up at separate times as they took turns inspecting the crawl-space and other areas of the home - DURING a very busy open house!

Agents have argued back and forth for years about the effectiveness of open houses. Well, now Issaquah open houses are almost mandatory. With such limited inventory, the open house allows as many potential buyers as possible to see the home in a very short time span, and with as little inconvenience...

Buyers in Bellevue Prepare For Multiple Offers

Hot DealsThe Bellevue real estate market is hot! While Bellevue has always enjoyed a healthier housing market compared to other cities on Seattle's Eastside, if you're a Bellevue home buyer today looking in the most common price ranges, you have no choice - you MUST be fully prepared.

it's best to assume you will encounter multiple-offer situationson almost any home in reasonable condition, and plan accordingly.

Updated Bellevue Homes in Very High Demand

There's a pent-up demand for even minimally updated homes in most Bellevue neighborhoods. But, if a home has been updated to a large degree, especially if it's located in a sought-after...
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