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    Friday, June 14, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    Why Searching for Your “Unicorn House” Isn’t a Good Idea

    Here's a word of advice for buyers in search of their “unicorn house.”


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    Given the number of homebuyers we work with each year, it’s no surprise that many of them come to us with a list of 20 to 60 items they absolutely must have in their future home; this is where the term “unicorn house” originates from.


    Pursuing your “unicorn house” is probably not a good idea. Why? Well, for the very same reason you wouldn’t pursue a unicorn: They just don’t exist.


    Because you’re unlikely to find the home that checks off all 10 boxes, house-hunting requires some compromises. One major drawback of holding out for the perfect home is that you’ll often end up sitting on the sidelines waiting for that home to arrive on the market; some wait months, others wait years, and others choose to never buy at all.


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    Thursday, May 30, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    3 Things to Know About a Pre-Sale Home Remodel

    Today, let’s talk about preparing your home to list on the market—specifically, whether or not it’s a good idea to remodel before you sell.


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    When it comes to selling your home for the most money possible, complete remodels often aren’t the right way to go, and there are three reasons why:

    1. It’s very rare that you can do a major remodel and still recoup all the money you put into the project. Unless you love spending money that you don’t get back, just skip it.

    2. Buyers don’t always love the same home features that you do. Even if you up the price of the home to account for the features you put in, there’s no guarantee that buyers will see the value in your additions/upgrades that you do.

    3. Construction deadlines and costs are unpredictable. The kitchen remodel that you think is going to cost you about $60,000 could en ...

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    Thursday, May 30, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    Featured in Seattle Real Producers

    Over the last four years, Every Door Real Estate has worked diligently to create a unique and dynamic platform where new and accomplished brokers can finally have the leverage to grow without constraint. Its an honor to be recognized by Real Producer magazine for our accomplishments. Thanks to EVERYONE at EVERY DOOR for making this possible. We will always be at your service.

    Read the article here!

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    Thursday, May 02, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    Are Pre-Listing Inspections Worth It?

    If you’re considering ordering a pre-listing inspection, there are a few pros and cons you must consider first.


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    Sellers often ask us whether it’s worthwhile to order a pre-listing inspection before putting a home on the market, so we’d like to share our thoughts on this common query today.


    One of the major drawbacks to a pre-listing inspection is that once you’ve gotten the results, you are legally required to disclose the findings to the buyer. Also, if you choose to repair these items, doing so can hold a hefty price tag. And to top it all off, the buyer may go on to order an inspection of their own later on in the deal. Some buyers simply aren’t comfortable trusting the results of an inspection ordered by the seller.


    Of course, pre-listing inspections aren’t without certain advantages, too. First, ordering a pre-listing inspe ...

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    Thursday, April 18, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    An Update on 2019’s Q1 Market

    What Opportunities Are in Front of Buyers and Sellers in Our Market?


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    What’s happening in our local market? Well, the current landscape for buyers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish County is, in a word, aggressive.


    The number of pending sales has gone up recently, yet new listings aren’t keeping pace with this bump in sales. Consequently, buyers are facing a multiple-offer environment once again.


    At no point this year have new listings outnumbered those going into pending status, which points to the fact that our market is heating up and the influx of inventory we had at the tail end of 2018 is drying up.


    Almost any turnkey home that’s priced on par with its market value is garnering multiple offers—a notable development our market hasn’t seen in six to eight months. In today’s market, buyers are aggressively vying for properti ...

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