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Market Conditions – Not New Carpets – Determine Market Value!

Real estate professionals get asked on a regular basis by sellers about what improvements sellers should make to their homes to get them in tip-top shape and ready for the market. While things like cleaning the house, improving curb appeal and getting rid of clutter are obvious answers, that is not what this article is […]

The 7 Factors That Will Signal a Market Change

Recently I have noticed that more and more local, Puget Sound area agents are contacting me wondering if our market is correcting. When asked why, they say they are listening to the news and media, other agents, and even their clients talking about the next bubble or crash. For any agents who have been selling […]

“Days On Market” is a Critical Judge of the Market

When agents ask me how the market is I always answer with, “It depends.” There is no such thing as one general market. Markets change by price point, by area, by neighborhood, and by home style. While the media has been guilty of making sweeping statements that the market is either a strong buyers’ or […]

The Summer Time Hues: The Different Colors of the Summer Real Estate Rainbow

Summer is here, and potential buyers and sellers are experiencing different levels of real estate urgency. Some are rushing to make that summer time purchase or sale while others are basking in the sun with no desire to even think about making a move because they are so busy enjoying the weather. Summer is a […]

Ask Denise: When to Reduce the Price?

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I have a listing which should have sold given the market conditions. However, it is on an odd lot and I think that is why it isn’t selling. It has been on the market for two weeks now and everything else around it is goes under contract within a week. In the past […]

What Makes A Strong Market?

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When it comes to HOT or STRONG real estate markets, a simple question often asked is “what makes a market strong?” The obvious answer being … DEMAND, of course. While demand absolutely drives people to buy in certain areas there are reasons for that demand and you have to look beyond the current demand to […]

Ask Denise: No Lockbox Limitations

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, what should I do about a seller who only wants me to show his home? He is not comfortable using a lockbox. We have tried this for a few weeks, but the listing is not getting the traffic it should because it is too difficult to show. It should have sold by now, […]

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 […]

Ask Denise: Need Business Now

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am frustrated! I am just getting back into real estate and all this business seems to be going on all around me. But I can’t seem to get my hands on a piece of it! I just started sending information out to my sphere and geographical farm, but I can’t wait for […]

Which Are You? How Personalities Handle Different Kinds of Markets

Every person’s personality type creates natural tendencies. Personality can affect everything we do on a personal and a professional level. There are four main personality types, which I call Promoter, Controller, Analytical and Supporter. They are each very different and each have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. And believe it or not, personality plays a […]

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