Eastside Seattle Real Estate Blog

Pre-Marketing & Coming Soon Listings: Are You Getting the Highest Price for Your Home?

The market has been hot, hot, hot at Snoqualmie Ridge! In fact last week, 6 resale homes went pending in a single day. Typically, a home selling quickly would be considered a "good thing." However, there are times when a home can sell too fast, possibly due to interest generated before the listing is active in the MLS, perhaps via social media, neighborhood events, personal relationships, etc.

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This type of marketing exposure is known as pre-marketing. And, unlike Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, ...

Home Seller Alert: Avoid Incorrect Showing Instructions That Say "Keep Out"

You've worked hard to prepare your home for the market! So you obviously want to do what it takes to have a healthy amount of traffic from buyers and their agents. Showing Instructions are an important tool the listing agent uses to let other agents know how to access your home while it's "Active" and on the market. But often, the instructions can reduce showings.

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Here's an example of showing instructions that may send an agent and their buyers on to the next listing...

Showing Info: Appointment, MLS Keybox, Owner Call First,...

Hiring an Agent When Buying or Selling a Home: Working With Friends and Family

Fact: Choosing a real estate agent will be among the most critical decisions you make during your next home purchase or sale! Think real estate agents simply open doors, show houses, and fill-in generic real estate forms? Think again.... This is the first a series of posts on hiring a real estate agent to serve your interests.

Part One: Hiring Friends & Family When Buying or Selling a Home - We all love to work with friends & family (okay... well, maybe not "all" of us). According to a survey by the National Association of real estate agents, it's not surprising that over 50% of home buyers & sellers choose a real estate agent either based upon referral from friend...

Seattle Eastside Housing Market Continues to Pick-Up Steam - The Heat Is On!

The springtime real estate market in the Seattle area has been hot the past two years - and for the last couple days anyway, we've had the temperatures to go with it! (Though, coming from Texas, I still can't help but chuckle when the newscasters use words like "sweltering" or "steamy" when describing our occasional "heat waves.") The last two weeks have seen a huge increase in market activity in Sammamish & Issaquah - and to a lesser extent, Snoqualmie & North Bend. As of the timing of this post, just in the past 36 hours we've seen over 60 new listings in this relatively small area - and we still have the rest of Friday to go!

Last week, the...

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