Seattle & Eastside Home Sellers Facts to Know 1) It's a Sellers Market: ..And will likely remain so under $1MM for awhile 2) The Goal is to Maximize Your Return on Your Home Sale: Easier said than done. Just putting your home on the market alone without the proper consulting, repairs, staging and marketing can be dangerous to your bottom line. Real estate is a testy business and the general public has become used to viewing very beautiful homes that photograph and walk through well, have the proper marketing and have been upkept and have the proper repairs completed prior to listing. Homes that do not go through this process prior to listing have generally paid the consequences of bringing in a lower dollar figure than expected by the home seller. 3) 4) 5)
First Time Homebuyers in the Seattle Market Beware It's a Home Seller's market as you may know here in 2017. With home prices escalating at a faster rate than anywhere else in the entire US, or at least within the top three most competitive home buying markets nationally, you've absolutely got to have a strategy and all your documents ready to go with a stellar real estate agent-lender team aboard if you're hoping to find and secure anything close to what you have in your head as the perfect house! Luck might play in your favor, but luck is just where preparation and opportunity meet. So there's that. So it's your first home in the Seattle market and you're excited to find something for your family, you and your partner, or just for you, but the road is longer than you may think. And getting longer. From 2013 to 2017 the Seattle home buying market and specifically the [...]
10 Things First Time Home Buyers Should Know and Understand Purchasing your first home in the Greater Seattle & Eastside real estate market? There's plenty to know, so here's just a few things I would make sure you've got down before you go start thinking this process is going to be fool proof. Some of these are easier to work with than others and some of these will be a reality check and may hurt the ego for others but they're all true I promise. 1) You're not the only one looking for a great deal! So many times I'm talking with clients who are 'waiting for that great deal' or 'a real bargain', or even 'the right home'. Seriously, 'waiting' isn't the smart way to go in our very progressive, competitive market! Those who hire a professional team to work with, who are serious about pursuing a home and those who are willing to sacrifice a couple small [...]
First Time Home Buyer Timelines by Julian Michael Aguirre, Residential Realtor, John L. Scott, Bellevue Main Office We want to assure your essential elements and every stage of your home buying process is on time. Your first time home buyer timelines are extremely important and we'll be on top of it! Here's a scenario offering my professional advice to someone wanting to move before Labor Day weekend (first few days of September): If you're serious about moving before the Sept school year starts is to put together a timeline for yourself at least 90-days prior to Labor Day following the rationale below. 1 - Closing date, Speed bumps and Moving time Think about the latest closing date you'd ideally want (let's say Aug 30th for example, Weds prior to Labor Day weekend in 2017) then go backwards at least 45 days to when we'd need to get under contract: this would be July 19th. This allows a 30 to 35-day close (usually [...]
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