Working with Buyers in 2021!

I am beyond excited for my client! We are officially pending on this beauty. It took us 5 offers, in 50 days to get here! That breaks down to 1 offer written every 10 days. Which I must say… Ain’t too FREAKIN’ bad! 

When I’m representing sellers, I hear all sorts of stories from agents on the other side – – About their buyers being tired of losing out after… t e n , f i f t e e n ,  t w e n t y  offers!   

I can’t say I’m surprised in today’s market! My last couple of listings had 14 & 28 offers each… that’s 13 & 27 buyers who lost out!  That’s why having the “ r i g h t – a g e n t “ on your side is more important than EVER.  Not all agents have the experience and strategies to help you be on the winning side of a deal.    

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Home Maintenance Tips for Fall & Winter

The cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in Seattle, the leaves have started turning color before they fall for winter! And let’s not forget about the rain!

It’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather coming. Taking a little bit of time to winterize your home can save you a lot of time, and money, later on. Check out these tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter.

1. Check window and door weather stripping for damage.

2. Disconnect water hoses and turn off outdoor water supply lines and irrigation system.

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For Sale in Renton

Welcome home to this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome in the Community of Talbot Park!!

Home features a spacious living room complete w/ a gas fireplace, tastefully updated kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, and a formal dining room that leads to a private backyard patio. Complete with a two car garage with ample storage.

The location is truly a commuter’s dream.  Minutes from Hwy 167 making it an easy commute to Bellevue, Seattle, and Tacoma. This home won’t last long! Make an offer today!

Call me Today to schedule an appointment to come see it! 206-356-5464!

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Three Home Buying Myths You Need to Know

If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, chances are you’re getting tons of advice from everyone you mention it to. It can be pretty overwhelming which is why I want to share 3 home buying myths you need to know if you’re considering homeownership. These will help debunk some of the things you may be hearing from people who want to give their advice from the kindness of their hearts but probably aren’t professionals.

MYTH #1: You Have to Put 20% Down to Purchase a Home

This could be the biggest home buying myth of all time! Putting a minimum of 20% down on a house does have some financial benefits .. BUT it isn’t required.

There are several options when it comes to financing your home so you’ll want to meet with a local lender to discuss these options before jumping head first into the process.

There are loans that require as little as 3% down as well as resources for buyers struggling with down payment money and first time home buyer programs.

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Buyer Challenges: Our Story

It always surprises me to hear someone say that they believe buying a home is never going to happen for them. They usually believe this because:

  1. They have horrible credit
  2. They don’t have a down payment

What if I told you that building/ repairing your credit isn’t as hard as you might think?…& that there are down payment assistance programs that will help fund your down payment? 

Let’s use myself as an example. It wasn’t an easy road to homeownership for Marc & I.  We were faced with both these issues!

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Searching for a Place to Call Home…

Let me start off by saying, home buying should be FUN & EXCITING!  But truthfully?… Aside from planning a wedding, the home buying process is probably the 2nd most stressful event in a persons life.  Especially in today’s hot market.

As if finding the perfect place to call home wasn’t hard enough…  It’s a huge possibility that you may get outbid by another buyer that loves the home just as much as you do!

It’s extremely important to not only be ORGANIZED, but you need an agent that is a part of your team.  One that is working just as hard as you are (actually harder)!

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