Is Winter a Bad Time to Sell My Home? By, Dan Hunt

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No Doubt, if you are selling your home in the fall and winter season you may think that you have missed the market. Nothing could be further from the truth, the market has shifted but is still vibrant. In the Pacific NW we typically have an active market year round, the mild weather cannot compare to areas of the country …

Thinking of Selling Your Home Prior to Spring? By, Rick Jusenius

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Something can certainly said about cozy. During those fall and winter months this gives us all an opportunity to really cozy up our nests. This is something that is more difficult to achieve during those blazing summer months. Think about a crackling fire along with that simmering pot roast and one can begin to create the picture. If considering a …

Renting a Home Out in the Winter? Don’t Panic! By, Jason Clifford

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  Renting a home in the winter?  Don’t panic! Fall and winter are my favorite time a year.  The air is crisp, the holidays are upon us and ski season is getting started.  However, as a real estate agent that represents landlords, this time can be stressful.  Maintenance issues can intensify; roofs leak, storms hit, gutters clog, and pipes can …

Was It The Chicken or the Egg? By, Jim Clifford

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Many people think that selling a home is as simple as putting the “right price” and waiting for the buyer to write the offer. If it were that simple, then the real estate industry as we know it would have gone away a long time ago. You can obtain an online home value (see last month blog about online valuations), …

The Value of a Really Good Real Estate Agent – By, Rick Jusenius

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    The Value of a Really Good Real Estate Agent Where does one begin on this very large topic? From the consumers perspective they really have no idea about what makes a really good Real Estate Agent. I reflect back to the Horse and Buggy days when my career in Real Estate began when some attributes still hold true …

What Makes a House More Valuable? By Dan Hunt

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  Is it Location, Condition, immediate neighbors, upgrades, improvements?  The short answer is: all of the above! Ask yourself these questions: Location:  Is the home in a “safe” (a relative term) neighborhood?  Are the neighboring homes in good condition?  Is there an “active” HOA keeping the home values up by maintaining set standards for all?  Close to schools and services, …

The Value of Having Your Real Estate Professional Perform an In-depth Analysis of Your Real Estate, By Rick Jusenius

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Wait a minute. That’s what a Zestimate from Zillow is for. Better yet I’ll just take my appraised value from the County Assessor and add 20 percent. Both of the above solutions will not provide a very accurate result. For most of us our home is one of our most valued assets and you shouldn’t roll the dice in determining …

If a Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words Today’s Real Estate Listings Have a Couple Million Words to Tell You ! By, Jim Clifford

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The “Good” Ole Days in Real Estate When I started in real estate we used either Polaroid photos or took our 35 millimeter film to Walmart or local one day photo development store and paid about a $1 per photo to get developed. You took one or two photos of each room because it was too expensive to take more. …

The Importance of Professional Photography, By Dan Hunt

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The Importance of Professional Photography Have you ever looked at pictures of homes for sale or rent at your computer and asked yourself “what were they thinking?” You can see the family photos all over the refrigerator, personal items throughout the home.  Cluttered countertops, the photos are tilted, maybe even a little blurry, and not much light.  We all think …