Eastside Seattle Real Estate Blog

Buyer Pre-Inspections: Seattle Home Buyers Paying For Inspections Before Writing Offers

The Seattle real estate market is Hot, Hot, Hot - home inventory is scarce, and buyers are plenty.  Home sellers will likely find they're in the catbird seat. Unlike in years past, sellers have more options at their disposal - and one of the most common strategies, is encouraging all buyers to perform (and pay for) a "Pre-Inspection" before they place an offer to purchase your home.

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The primary advantage of a buyer-performed pre-inspection is that it allows the seller to keep the home "Active"...

Real Estate Lead Generation Gone Wrong: Hunting Prey by Forced Registration

DUPLICITY: Contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action; especially :  the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action.

We've all met people who treat us one way, but as we get to know them, other "motives" become clear. Sometimes, what we initially perceive as an otherwise pleasant conversation or a new friendship in the making, is in reality, the first step in a "dance" designed to satisfy the other person's goal - which is to get something from us.

And how does it make us feel when we realize that person isn't really interested in getting to know us - but instead, what or "how much" they can get out of us? It goes without saying, no one likes to be deceived.


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