I am happy to announce a new listing today. Great property for someone looking for vintage charm, alot of key updates have been done such as newer roof, gutters, furnace, water heater, fresh paint outside etc. Large corner level lot, tons of room and it’s connected, no septic. Wired Garage, Barn, and shop. Plus, add’tl outbuilding. Easy access to Hwy 512, downtown Puyallup and the Sounder train. Call to schedule your appointment today or visit the open house this coming Sunday 12-3pm. Video tour is posted below,
4th of July shows for King, Pierce & Thurson counties 2017
Looking for a fireworks show near you??
Without young children to plan activities for the 4th of July at home, and with more and more ban areas around the state the bigger question is where to go to see a fireworks show. I was lucky enough to get this calendar the other day and wanted to share it with all of you so you can easily plan to go see a fireworks show nearest to you. Enjoy!!
The Dallas Mom’s Blog has some great giant yard games and instructions. This Mega Jenga is just one, and looks like a simple mini weekend project. If you end up creating this please let me know and share your picures with me as well. You can send via Facebook messenger.
Yay Nina!! Congratulations on the closing of your condo and your new townhouse purchase!! I am so happy for you to get into this beauty.
Looking forward to hearing how much you enjoy having your daughters and grandkids over and have room to enjoy them.
Thanks again to my amazing team Theresa, Svetlana, & Scott with Guild Mortgage. Also thanks to Tami, and Amber at CW title in Puyallup and Kim at CW in Bellevue. You helped make yesterday a dream come true for Nina.
Starbucks started a program in 1995 to encourage global responsibility. It is called Grounds for your Garden, offering free coffee grounds for those that want to green garden. Check out this link to see how you can get yours.
So happy for you, with the added benefit to us that you are closer now. YAY!!! Now onto the next step, but relax for a bit 🙂
You know you are going to list your home in a week, a month or two. You have a plan, just a few more items to do in the house and in the yard, then you will contact the real estate agent. Is this really the best way to get the most for your home??
You have heard the market is moving fast, there is low inventory, you are ready to sell now and there isn’t much to it other than cleaning and some lawncare. You should be able to sell for top dollar fast and easy, right?
Unfortunately, many are used to selling this way in the past. Things have changed and even though in some areas of our state things are selling so rapidly people think a nice clean home and mowed lawn will give them their list price, this is not the case in every location.
Each home sells in a price range based on location, property conditions, upgrades etc. Not all homes in your neighborhood or local area are created equal. Home values on many popular sites have a large error factor in both directions. Your home may be worth more or less than what you see. Real estate agents have the tools to get accurate information.
Your home may be very clean and organized, and you want to sell rapidly for that list price you hope to get. There are small things that can be done to increase your home value, and even small investments that will get you much more in return.
Working with a real estate agent at least 1-2 months in advance to listing allows you to get a clearer more accurate picture of values in your area. Your real estate broker can walk through your home and evaluate the condition, suggest upgrades and help you learn some other items that will increase actual value and perceived value. In addition, real estate agents can help point out some items that will help your home pass inspection.
Working with a full-service agent can provide the following:
*The right price for the condition of the home
*Things that will greatly increase the perceived value: fresh paint, carpet cleaning, staging.
*Things that you would have done if you stayed: new flooring, upgraded countertops or backsplash in kitchen and bathrooms. These items if you work with your agent can be done with some expense, however, the return at closing will allow you to pay it off and reap the extra money from the upgrades.
*Staging whether it is accessory staging, or full home staging make the house stand out.
*Quality professional photography is a major factor in getting people to come visit your home. Let’s be honest you have all seen those dark, fuzzy, sideways photos on listings. Close-ups of the interesting chandelier and a decorative tile in the bathroom should not be the focal point of your photos.
Like homes, not all agents are created equal. Meet with them, see if they provide you with the data to help you navigate the home selling/buying process for our current market.
Do they communicate well with you from day one, are they available, do you feel that you can understand what they are talking about? Do you feel they would do the best job for you?
Don’t take on the selling process on your own, let the professionals help you since they have the knowledge and experience. Meet early with the real estate agent of your choice to get the highest value for your home.
Earlier this year, Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks announced that we were joining together to help #tacklehomelessness. For every home game tackle made by the Seahawks, the Windermere Foundation is donating $100 to YouthCare, a non-profit that provides support and services to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area.
As proud as we are of our #tacklehomelessness campaign and the money we’re raising, we know we can do more. That’s why we’re excited to announce Windermere’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive benefitting YouthCare. Each night in Seattle, nearly 1,000 young people are homeless. And with the winter months quickly approaching, YouthCare is in dire need of survival supplies to keep homeless youth warm and dry during the long, wet winter.
Here’s what we are collecting:
- Warm socks
From October 17 through November 14, you can drop off donations to participating Windermere offices in King and Snohomish Counties*. Our friends at Gentle Giant Moving Company are generously donating their time and trucks to pick up all of the donations from our offices. Donations can also be dropped off directly to YouthCare in South Lake Union at the James W. Ray Orion Center: 1828 Yale Avenue.
We hope you will consider making a donation to our “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive. Feel free to contact your Windermere agent or local office for more information, or email email@example.com.
Windermere Winter Drive Drop-Off Locations