There are all kinds of advice and tips from lots of “experts” about how to sell your house and sell it fast. Sometimes the advice sounds good, and sometimes it seems pretty bizarre. But when you distill all that advice down to its basic essence, you get pretty much the same thing across the board … Continued
Author: Emily Cressey
My Predictions: Real Estate Agent Emily Cressey Predicts The Seattle, WA Housing Market Changes Due To Rising Interest Rates In The Area We have seen interest rates go up more since January than they did in the entire 8-year period prior. Now the market is “suffering” from higher interest rates, we’ve seen new buyer home … Continued
Preparing your house for showings, especially the cleaning, can appear at first glance like an overwhelming, hopeless undertaking. And it most likely will be if you don’t go about it in the right way. There are, however, some tricks and tactics to make the whole thing much more manageable. So pay attention to these simple ways to clean up your house for showings.
Once upon a time not so long ago, it was just standard procedure to have an open house as part of the process of selling a home. Now, though, many consider the practice outdated, not very useful, and just a way for your agent to generate leads. But combined with a robust online marketing strategy, open houses … Continued
In the old days, when I used to be geek-chic and travel the country speaking on stage to hundreds of real estate investors at adult-education conferences, I occasionally got to listen in to other speakers who would speak and/or sell their products. One amusing schtick I may have witnessed more than once was when a speaker would get up on stage and ask, “Who wants this $100 bill that I am holding up?”
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’re probably also thinking about getting an agent. That’s a good idea – if that is, you get a good agent, one who is knowledgeable and experienced in the right ways. In fact, in looking for agents, you should treat that first conversation as a job interview, with you as the employer and the agent as the prospective employee. With that in mind, we offer these questions to ask your agent when selling your [market_city] home.
Have you been saving for years and now (in the wake of COVID) you realize life is short and you want to start putting some of your hard-earned cash into action? For really aggressive savers, starting to spend can feel unsafe.
A normal person would have gotten frustrated. Not Moses and Roxanne – these two were some of the most positive and optimistic buyers I have ever worked with. They had a specific type of house they were looking for. In fact, I think we looked at EVERY SINGLE split level in Marysville, Everett and Lake Stevens that was in their price range.
One of the things I struggle with is the idea of delayed gratification. I don’t struggle in the sense that I eat dessert first.
Living In Seattle, WA has its Pros and Cons, but there are lots of things that I DON’T LIKE about living here. You might even say, I HATE these things about Seattle, Washington – my own hometown.