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Exciting December for Buyers & Sellers!

I have always believed that real estate is an industry that provides opportunities for both buyers and sellers at different times of the year and in different seasons. This year, December is an exciting time for both buyers and sellers in many regions including the Pacific Northwest because of recent shifts in inventory. Rarely do […]

The Power of Timing

When do you list a property? Timing is everything!

In the past month I have heard agents talking about what they believe is the best tine to put upcoming listings on the market. Each of them has their own unique ideas of why waiting or listing right away is more beneficial. What surprises me, however, is that these are closely held beliefs that don’t […]

Why Not NOW?

The #1 enemy of most real estate brokers today is procrastination. While most real estate brokers do not lack creativity, customer service or drive, many of them do lack the ability to get things done. This is not just specific to real estate brokers. Almost every professional in every field suffers from some level of […]

The Homeowners Record Book

One of the best things you can do for your buyers when you help them buy a home is to prepare a Homeowners Record Book. The Homeowners Record Book is a binder that you personally prepare for your buyer to provide them with as much information about their home as possible. It is a place […]

New Construction in High Demand

house under construction

New construction is a major driver of real estate markets nationwide. Without it inventory levels remain lower than normal and house prices can’t help but rise. In order to look forward to what is expected for the spring building market you have to first understand what it takes to build a home. With the average […]

Ask Denise: Buyers Need A Break?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have two buyers who think they want to wait until the spring to resume looking for a new home. They are tired, have been heartbroken a number of times, and are just done. However, I think this time of year through January might be a great opportunity, especially if interest rates begin […]

Ask Denise: Targeting People in Life Changing Circumstances?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I liked your suggestions about drumming up inventory… What do you think about the idea of tracking down people who are potentially going through a life change – kids going off to college whose parents may need to downsize, seniors retiring, or even Millennials who may need to sell their current smaller home […]

Low Inventory & What You Can Do About It

low inventory

It is no surprise to anyone that has been following the real estate industry over the past five years that we have arrived at a time of historically low inventory levels. When you take out all the short sales and foreclosures that used to make up a big part of the inventory and you sprinkle […]

Ask Denise: Seller Wants Too High Price

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, with our tight inventory and multiple offers, my seller thinks if we price the house really high (20% above my price!) that buyers will flock to it anyway and continue to drive the price up. I have tried to redirect him, but how can I prove that it just won’t sell at that […]

Inventory Shortages – The Next Bubble?

Housing Shortages

While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot area for real estate. In fact, it is not unusual in several neighborhoods for there to be more than 10, 15, or even 20 or more offers for […]

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