HomePro Associates Creates A Better Home Buying & Selling Experience
Welcome to Shoreline. Whether you are new to the Pacific Northwest (check out our King County and Snohomish County neighborhood review pages and choose your neighborhood) or are relocating within the greater Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area, I look forward to getting to know you and helping you make buying or selling a home a straight forward and – dare I say it? FUN! – process!
Buying or selling a property in Shoreline? Excellent!
As you know there are lots of options when it comes to real estate agents in Shoreline, WA and you’ve got a decision to make.
What Would You Like To Discover?
Sell Your Shoreline House
Want to sell your house or property? We can help you put more cash in your pocket and sell for the highest price possible with the least hassle. How?
Find Seattle Homes For Sale
Looking for a home in Shoreline? Search available listings and Learn learn more about each neighborhood. Experience buying a home with our amazing buyers’ agents.
Why HomePro Associates?
Why work with Emily Cressey’s Team of brokers or investors? As Seattle natives and real estate experts, we truly offer more. See how…
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Selling Your Seattle, WA House, Townhouse Or Condo?
If you’re looking to sell your Shoreline house…
HomePro Associates can help you sell your house for the highest price, on your own terms, and make it effortless for you at the same time.
Here’s what sets us apart:
We view each of our clients’ properties as an important wealth-generating asset. Whether a condo, townhome, family estate, or multi-family – as a precious asset full of important memories and hopefully lots of equity!
We Treat Your Home Like The Valuable Investment That It Is!
We fully understand the importance of getting a top-of-market offer on your home, and a buyer who will close the deal! What clients often don’t realize is that there are several factors that can affect the likelihood of a closing after an offer has been received.
She is very bright, creative and always has constructive comments and questions.
I have enjoyed being a business partner with Emily for the last 15 years on five commercial real estate deals. She is very bright, creative and always has constructive comments and questions. She is dependable, does what she says and always has a positive attitude. I enjoy working with her and have found her to be trustworthy and helpful.
Marketing: Maximum Visibility, Irresistable Presentation
Many home sellers think that all a real estate agent does is throw a property on the MLS and wait for the offers to roll in. Not true! If that were the case, why would the majority of the sellers who try to sell their home FSBO (For Sale By Owner) wind up eventually listing with one of the realtors who call them every day?
Marketing a property includes a lot of “behind-the-scenes strategy” to ensure the listing is well-received by the buyers currently in the market. Remember, buying a home is a very emotional process for most folks and as marketers we fully engage all those emotions to get the deal done so the buyers close on YOUR property.
Think of us as your concierge real estate consultants. We will help you prepare the home for market, tantalize buyers (some of whom may not even have been looking for a house before they hear from us!) and build anticipation for your home.
Seattle has a history of hot markets with multiple-offer scenarios. Being able to sort through your home offers quickly and efficiently will help you get the best price and have the smoothest, most worry-free closing possible.
Accurate, Strategic Real Estate Pricing:
Some sellers think that the price that’s on zillow represents the true value of their property. While this number can give you a general ballpark, based on comps in the area, at the end of the day, it’s a machine-generated number.
It takes a human perspective to evaluate the true condition of your home relative to the competition in the marketplace. Overpricing a property can mean death – as it languishes on the market and is passed over by potential buyers. Attractive properties in a given pricing band will be bid-up to market value. Overpriced homes will be ignored.
When you start to get offers on your property, you’ll probably be eager to sign up the first warm body to offer top dollar for your home. However, it’s important to look at the buyer behind the contract. Has the buyer been fully vetted to ensure financing is likely to come through? Is the buyer committed to buying your house, or just throwing offers out in a top-of-market bidding war frenzy hoping to get something/anything accepted? Finding the right buyer can mean choosing the highest offer – but not without our screening him first!
Masterful Needs-Focused Negotiation:
How do you feel about defending the pricing of your home from buyer nibbles? *I* feel great about it. In a hot market – you’ll often need to negotiate with several buyers who have all sorts of escalation clauses, financing contingencies, and back-up plans written into their purchase offers. In a slower market (does Seattle even have those? ) – your home will need to look its best and be priced right in order to sell quickly, and close after its under contract.
Plus, additional negotiating opportunities inevitably arise after the sales agreement is inked – some buyers come after you to fix every little thing they find on their home inspection report. Being prepared for this, and ready to defend the deal at this step of the process is critical!
Better-Than-Butta’ Transaction Coordination:
Most real estate transactions involve coordination by more than a dozen service providers. From photographers, inspectors, home stagers, lenders, repair contractors, title company reps, buyers, lenders, notaries and additional agents, things can get busy fast. If you’re working full time, getting all this work coordinated can become an overwhelming hurdle in addition to preparing to move. That’s why we are available to handle it all for you!
By working with the BEST providers in our network, we get communication running smoothly and efficiently for your transaction, and know our professionals will get the job done when money’s on the line.
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Our Featured Shoreline Area Houses For Sale
Buying Or Relocating To Seattle?
If you’re buying a home or Shoreline area property HomePro Associates has the experience you need to help make the buying process easier, less time-consuming, and we’re on your side to help make sure you get the best deal while we worry about all of the details.
Research The Commute To Work
A major factor in choosing the right Seattle neighborhood for you is where you work. Traffic in Seattle has a well-deserved reputation for being HORRIBLE and if you work in downtown Seattle or Bellevue, WA during daylight hours, you will need to be strategic in deciding where to live and how you are going to get in to work. Bellevue is much the same as Seattle – there are just a lot of lakes constraining us, so we are all shunted to the same main freeways and bridges. The good news is that in addition to driving in there are buses and trains that can help with your commute.
What Can You Afford?
True, Seattle area jobs pay well (Thanks Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Boeing!) – but the cost of living here is no joke either. A 3,000 square foot house in the suburbs of Shoreline or Lake Forest Park, north of Seattle, can easily go for north of $1,000,000.
More urban locations can send your housing costs into the stratosphere.
The city has been working on increasing residential density and is building more and more attached townhomes and condos to squeeze more families along the I-5 corridor and within commute range of the city. You can get a three-bedroom townhouse in Greenlake or Ballard for $750,000, but beware in many of theses 3-level homes, the third bedroom is in the basement – really more suitable for a home office space or roommate than your toddler.
What Do You Love?
Finding a home you love is ultimately our true goal and purpose.
Start by narrowing down the neighborhoods you’re interested in (see Seattle Neighborhood Review pages).
Some people love the idea of a hip, walkable urban neighborhood; and others want to find a traditional craftsman home with quiet streets in the suburbs.
If you’re open to a condo or townhome, going with a smaller/attached property can be a way to keep your home investment affordable, while still participating in the property appreciation Seattle has historically been famous for.
We view every client’s home purchase as a potential investment. However, if you are not looking for a home to live in, but a separate non-owner occupied investment property with income potential, we’ve got you covered.
As investors ourselves, we know the process for finding fixer-uppers and cash-flowing real estate in Seattle (hint: think giant down payment!)
This market boasts historically low cap rates in the 4% range, so cashflow can be hard to come by, but a forced-appreciation deal, quick flip, long-term rental or other investment can be a great strategy.
If you can hold on for the long term, you might just see a few years of Seattle’s fabled double-digit appreciation drive your home value up! In King and Snohomish counties, a duplex, fourplex, BRRR , Air BnB, House Hack, or adult family home can be a great Seattle investment option – check out our investors page for more information!
Let’s Get Started!
Contact Emily for help! Countless home owners and investors trust Emily Cressey to help them wade through the real estate buying and selling process. You can trust her to help you keep more cash in your pocket while also avoiding the time, headache, and risk of mistakes that come with of working with less experienced brokers.
When you work with HomePro Associates we promise to help you…
- Save time worrying about your purchase or sale so you can keep enjoying your life
- Avoid costly mistakes that can pop up with difficult transactions
- Keep more money in your pocket
- … and more.
We’re excited to work with you!
Give us a call at (206) 395-6262 or dive into the resources we have on this site.
– HomePro Associates