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Home Buyers

Home Buyers

Home buyers may be thinking about purchasing a first home to save money on rent, moving to get into a larger home due to growing families, thinking about downsizing into a smaller home (empty-nesters) or just relocating due to unforeseen circumstances.  If you are thinking of moving, check out the search property feature or give me a call to set up your customized search!

Home Sellers

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Home Sellers

If you are selling, homes look their best when they are staged and updated with the latest trends in mind.  If you don’t know what to update or how, give me a call.  I can help!   My specialty is being able to assess what the homeowner should invest in to bring the highest return with regards to updates and upgrades, with the least cost. This is why I am an asset to investors. Since I show homes almost every day, I know what buyers are looking for!

Property Investors

Property Investors Puget Sound

Property Investors

Investors can make a little money (or a lot!) by either purchasing a home to “flip” or rent out.  They do that by buying at a good price and I can help find those homes that fit your business model. Some of the investors I work with purchase multi-family homes to use as rentals. Others purchase single family homes to fix and rent for an income stream.  Still others will want to fix up and sell dilapidated homes to make a little profit. Whatever your goals are, I look forward to helping!

Real Estate News

What affects property values?

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values.

  1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued.
  2. Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods or coffee chains like Starbucks, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average.
  3. Mature trees: A big beautiful tree in the front yard is enviable, and it’s not something that can be easily added to any home. Homes with mature trees tend to get a little boost in value.
  4. Parking: This isn’t too much of an issue if you live in the suburbs or in a rural area, but residents in dense cities can have real problems with parking, and homeowners might need to rent a spot just to guarantee a place to park each night. That’s why having guaranteed parking in urban areas will raise property values.
  5. The front entrance: First impressions matter to buyers-many will cross a home off their list within 10 seconds of stepping through the front door. An appealing front door, a friendly entryway, and a functioning doorbell are all necessities for getting top dollar.

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