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Thursday, March 19, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

3 Pieces of Advice for Buyers

Here are my top three pieces of advice for homebuyers. 

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There are three things I find myself telling buyers over and over, either because I like to remind them or they ask about it. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or this is your seventh purchase, you can benefit from this advice:

1. Focus on what you can’t change. Don’t get hung up on the things you’ll be able to alter once the home is yours. Focus on location, school district, and house style. You can make any other changes to create your dream home. Don’t miss an opportunity simply based on carpet or an outdated kitchen.

2. Don’t wait to see what the market does. None of us can predict the future with total accuracy. Brokers have plenty of data to help with this somewhat, but no one can foresee what will happen entirely. You need to make decisions based on your goal ...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

4 Tips for Choosing a Listing Agent

I’m sharing four tips for how to choose the right listing agent for your home sale. 

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Today I want to discuss how to choose a listing agent to sell your home. Selling your home is a major life event, and while there are many different factors to consider, four main things will help you best differentiate one agent from the next. 


1. Personality fit. Don’t simply choose the first person you find. If you don’t connect well with your agent, chances are you’re not going to have a good working relationship. That includes making sure your communication styles match, you feel understood and heard by them, you feel good about the process, and they know what’s important to you. If you say “no” to one of these, then this isn’t the right agent for you. 


2. Marketing and sales plan. Most agents will place a &ldq ...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

Three MUST Do's Before Buying a Home

Here are three things you’ll need to prioritize if you plan on buying a home soon. 

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What do you need to do before buying a home? The first thing you’ll want to do in the home buying process is to interview several agents. Make sure they’ve had some experience and actually sold some homes over the past 12 months. Look at the reviews from their past clients. By doing your due diligence and selecting someone with expertise, you’ll save yourself a lot of money in the process.

Secondly, I recommend you get pre-approval from a lender. It’s a huge first step toward purchasing a home. Understanding what you qualify for and what you can afford will give you an idea of what type of houses you can buy.

Lastly, make sure you have a time frame. If you’re currently renting, you’ll want to give yourself enough time to fulfill that ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home

We’re sharing five tips for finding the best home for you and your family.


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Today we’re discussing five tips for finding your perfect home. No matter if you’ve owned six homes or none, these tips will help you figure out what is best for you:


 1. Talk to a local lender. Figure out what your budget is. 


 2. Come up with a plan. Do you want to be in the new house for only two years or do you want one in which to raise a family? Figure out what you need in a home.


 3. What is your lifestyle? Do you commute to work? Is this a good location for you? Are you looking for a specific school district?


 4. Decide on your top five must-haves. For example, do you need a garage, or a yard for pets?


 5. Choose a Realtor. Help your agent understand what your needs are, so everyone has the correct expectations.  ...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

January Newsletter

WELCOME

To continue the best-in-class experience you’ve come to know and trust, we’re proud to launch our email newsletter. Full of knowledge and research—and delivered right to your inbox bimonthly—the newsletter will offer articles and information that we feel is valuable and relevant to Seattle’s housing market.
 
So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this 5-minute trend report.



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3 REASONS TO PURCHASE A HOME RIGHT NOW
If you’re thinking of buying a home, there are three reasons why now is a great time to purchase. First, interest rates are very low, which means you can buy more home for less. Second, we’re not seeing many multiple-offer situations—this gives you a better chance to buy the home you’re looking for. Last, rents only have one place to go, and that’s up. See our blog for more related content.


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