You can always tell when the air changes, the sun is starting to come out more that change is ready to happen. If you are looking to take advantage of the great real estate market at the moment, or coming up this summer. Well you have picked the right year, the market is hot and the homes are flying off the shelf. In fact we have a huge inventory shortage of homes on the market place. So yes, if you are thinking of selling, great you will get a great price for your home. I do get the question a lot of the time. Can I price my home at the price, and it is a lot higher then the market price. Straight forward answer is No. Your home when you list it has to be what the comps/values of your home compared to the homes in your neighborhood and surrounding area. And the homes that are comps need to be comparable to your home. This is now your value, yes Zillow, other sites give you values and sometimes they are right, but really vary to some degrees.
Before you go and list your home, find a agent that you trust and want to work with. Be careful of the agents that have discounted commissions, so companies out there pay their agents salaries and then the commission to you is lower for selling your home. The issue is here the agent is not that motivated to really sell your home. They don’t get any higher amount if your home sells faster, or for more money. They have a salary.
So always be aware the agent you decide to use is full commission. That way if your home doesn’t sell they don’t get paid. And nothing motivates a agent better, then getting your commission. We will work harder, smarter, and have experience living in the market with only making a commission.
Your main question will be, but I save a few thousand dollars. And my response is no you don’t. Because the salary agent, doesn’t care if you get into a bidding war and make another 10-20k on top of your list price. Because remember they are salary, they get paid no matter what happens to your home. Where the agent solely on commission wants the highest price for you, as that adds to their commission in the end. And yes you then are now making more money, then if you go with the discount salary real estate agent. But again you always get what you pay for. So if you are looking for a discount, then fair enough. But if you want the best customer service, agents that will bend over backwards to get your home sold, and for the best price. Think smart and use a full time commission only real estate agent, like myself. Captain Ron. PNW Homes Group Website
YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM OR LIVE IN WASHINGTON STATE WHEN:
•You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Sammamish, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
•You avoid driving through Seattle at all costs.
•You see a person carrying an umbrella and instantly think “tourist“.
•Your lawn is mostly moss and you don’t really care.
•You’re extremely picky about your coffee.
•”The mountain is out today.” isn’t a strange statement.
•While out of state you just tell people you’re from Seattle, since that’s the only known city in Washington according to the rest of the world.
•Going to the Space Needle DOES get old.
•You rarely wash your car because it’s just going to get washed by the rain tomorrow.
•You’re used to the phrase “No, not DC.” when telling out-of-state’ers where you’re from.
•Northfaces are always in fashion.
•You take a heavy coat and a hat with you for a day at the beach.
•You have mastered the art of doing everything in the rain, because, well, Washington.
•You play the “No, you go!” game at four-way stops.
•You are the only one in the entire state who actually knows how to drive in the rain.
•You have had the thought of how beautiful Mount Rainier is, while simultaneously accepting that it will probably kill you someday.
•You believe ‘Twilight’ ruined Forks.
•You know the story of Mt. Saint Helens all too well.
•You use Tacoma Narrows bridge as a distance marker.
•You’re used to going from shorts and t-shirts to jeans and hoodies – and back – in a single week.
•You are used to having rain on one hill and sun on another.
•You dread I-5 construction as much as you dread driving in Seattle.
If you really want to buy a house from a local real estate agent from Washington State, please contact me. I will make sure not only you receive amazing customer service, PNW style (which is the best). But you will also know all the history about your home, and the area surrounding it. Please view PNW Homes Group Website, or direct contact information below.
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PNW Homes Group/ Van Dorm Realty
There are a lot of home buyers in Olympia right now. Most of them have been looking for a while. If you are a new buyer just coming into the market, there are a few things you should do to get started:
- Get a pre-approval letter
- Find a lender that you are going to use and that you also trust
- Get an agent that you like and trust
- Go look for a home.
However, because there a so many current buyers, if you are just getting started you need to be proactive in your search. But it shouldn’t just be you. Your real estate agent should also help you stay ahead of the game.
If you are ready to buy a home, call, text or email me and I will help you get started.
Happy House Hunting!
The housing market is busier than ever in Olympia. There are more buyers looking than there are sellers, meaning that it is still a seller’s market in the Pacific Northwest. In a seller’s market, there is less inventory and less competition for the houses on the market.
There are currently too many buyers and I am always looking for new listings. If you are thinking about selling you house, or are ready to sell your house, get in touch with me and we can begin the process. I will let you know what to expect, help you prepare for listing your house, and answer any questions that you may have.
Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!
2017 was a successful year in real estate in the Pacific Northwest, I had a total of forty-nine homes, both listings and buyers. I would like to thank my clients and say that I truly enjoy being a real estate agent in Olympia, Washington.
That being said, it is time to begin a new year and this year is staring out as a seller’s market. And with so many buyers, more listings are needed. For example, right now I am looking for a house with acreage, condos, ramblers, and the list could go on. However, if you are looking to buy and not sell, it’s not impossible. You just have to be proactive about your search and get ahead of the buyers that have already been looking.
If you are looking to buy or sell this year, or would just like to discuss real estate and get some questions answered, call (360) 338-8355, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering selling your home, it’s a seller’s market right now. Currently, there are more buyers and fewer sellers. Fewer sellers means that there are fewer homes to compete with yours, at a time when motivated buyers are out looking and wishing there were more houses to look at. With less competition, it is easier to get a potential buyer’s attention and there will possibly be more buyers looking at your home.
During the holiday season, buyers are more motivated to buy a house. They are taking time out of their busy holiday schedule and possibly braving the bad weather to look at homes.
For an example of the market right now, I had a home go on the market today and already has two offers.
If you are looking to sell your home, contact me with any questions or to list your home.
Open concept, light and bright amazing home in the Freestone Station neighborhood, on desirable end lot. The home features 1602 SF with 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA, 2 car garage. Hardwood flooring. Kitchen & full baths feature granite slab counter tops. Stainless steel appliance package, recessed lighting, pantry closet. Living Room with gas fireplace. Master suite with attached 5 piece bath, walk-in closet. Covered front porch, fully fenced backyard with sod. Priced to sell!
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This 1,434 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house on .27 acres in Olympia sold for $249,990 on November 21, 2017.
This 2,140 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on .19 acres in the Kempton Downs subdivision in Olympia sold for $353,200 on November 29, 2017.
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