Listings The Psychology of Real Estate, Pt 4- The Power of Telling Your Home’s Story Through Marketing   If you chat with agents who have been in the Real Estate Industry for 20+ years, you will likely hear them talk about how much the business has changed. The internet and technology have made information on homes easier for buyers and sellers to access without the help of their agent and marketing techniques […]
Uncategorized 3 Kick Ass Addendums to Help Buyers Knock Out the Competition! Spring and summer are approaching! Traditionally this means we will be seeing an increase in inventory, and more buyers on the hunt for their home! You’ll likely be competing with other buyers when you do find a house that you want to offer on. There are tools at your disposal to help you bring your […]
Uncategorized The Psychology of Real Estate, Pt 3- Beyond Terms: Strategizing & Submitting a Winning Offer The majority of time I have been in Real Estate, the market has been in favor of sellers. I remember summers where every time a buyer would send me a listing they were excited about, I’d hold my breath and search recently sold homes nearby wondering, how much will this go for? Is there a […]
Uncategorized The Psychology of Real Estate Series, Pt. 2 – Inspection Negotiation Tactics for Sellers   One of the most anxiety producing processes in Real Estate is the inspection negotiations. It is stressful for both parties of the transaction. Buyers are worried that they may discover that the house needs more work than they can afford (money, time, resources). The question of how much work a home needs is especially […]
Uncategorized The Psychology of Real Estate Series, Pt. 1 – Strategically Pricing Your Home   No matter whether the market is favoring buyers or sellers, pricing a home is one of the hardest things to do. There are many factors to consider when determining a realistic and savvy list price. Real Estate is not just an analytical endeavor. While people are complex and choose a home based on a variety of […]
Uncategorized Bright and Beautifully Updated Home With Vaulted Ceilings 5508 Cricket Lane SE, Lacey WA 98503  Offered for $299,950.00 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms 1,748 Square Feet HOA Dues: $95 per Month MLS#: 1412508 There are many things to boast of when it comes to this house! First, you have the location. You are close to many parks, lakes, and places to eat. Wonderwood Park […]
Uncategorized Two Bedroom Condo with Breathtaking Views of Tacoma! 320 E 32nd Street #108, Tacoma WA 98404 Offered for $265,000.00 2 Bedrooms, 1.75 Bathrooms  1,162 Square Feet HOA Dues: $282 Per Month  MLS#1391598 Breathtaking views of the city, bay, and mountains from the Hawthorne Hills Condominium! What is fantastic about this condo is, you can enjoy these sights from your living room, kitchen, private […]
Listings Immaculate Remodeled Craftsman with Original Character Intact! 4827 6th Avenue, Tacoma WA 98406  3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom  1,735 Sq Feet, 6,000 Sq Foot Lot  Offered For: $415,000 MLS#1378595 Immaculate modern craftsman, completely remodeled in 2017, with original charm intact! This home has so many updates to boast of, including a new roof (complete tear off job), electrical and plumbing work, and retrofitting […]
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Uncategorized Spacious 3 Bedroom 2.75 Bath Home in Central Tacoma 1420 S Stevens Street, Tacoma WA 98405  3 Bedroom, 2.75 Bath 2,111 Square Feet, 9,000 Square Foot Lot  Offered For $359,950  MLS# 1366729 Needing a lot of square footage in Central Tacoma?… This home was originally built in 1952 and was remodeled in 2004. Centrally located, with super quick freeway access, and walking distance to Fred Meyer and […]
Listings 2 Bedroom North Slope Condo 1120 N K Street #7, Tacoma WA 98403  Square Footage: 638 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath HOA: $225 per month, 2 pets allowed up to 30 pounds each Offered for $205,000 MLS# 1348966 Live in the North Slope District, affordably! This condo is in a fantastic location. You’re a couple of minutes from the Stadium District, and […]
Buying Real Estate 5 Reasons You Might Not Want to Buy a House Right Now   Working as a Real Estate Agent, I frequently see ads that say things like, YOU ARE THROWING AWAY YOUR MONEY IF YOU RENT! BUY NOW! The majority of these ads claim that now is the time to buy (always), and that if you don’t purchase a home, you are ultimately throwing away your money […]
Uncategorized 5 Tips for Buyers Wanting to be Fierce in the Tacoma Market Right when a new client of mine reaches out to me and asks how the market is, I tell them the ugly truth. It is tough out there for buyers. Tough doesn’t quite paint the picture… sometimes I use Game of Thrones references to get my point across. If after I let them know the […]
Listings Centrally Located 4 Bed, 1 Bath Home in Tacoma 1601 S Adams, Tacoma WA 98405 Square Footage: 1,280 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, with two bedrooms located on the main level, and two bedrooms upstairs Offered for $299,950 MLS# 1289979 Many updates to boast of in this centrally located home! Be close to it all, while having peace of mind that the main systems are […]
Uncategorized Why Your Offer Isn’t Being Accepted Welcome to the 2018 Tacoma market, Buyers! In case you haven’t heard, let me catch you up to speed. It is a sellers market out there. What does that mean for you? Buyers have little to no power in this market, unless the house falls under one of these categories: It stinks (literally)… or figuratively  […]
Listings 2 Homes on One Parcel in the Heart of the Lincoln District At a Glance: Front House: 3812 S Thompson 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Sq Footage: 1,600 Currently Rented for: $1,490 Back House: 3810 S Thompson 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Sq Footage: 1,200 Previously Rented For: $1,095 MLS# 1255871 Two homes for the price of one, located in the heart of the Lincoln District! Front home is a […]
Uncategorized 4 Bed, 2 Bath Open Concept Home in Central Tacoma 5401 S 11th Street, Tacoma WA 98465 At a Glance:  Square Footage: 1,625  4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with 2 of the bedrooms located upstairs, two downstairs, and a bathroom on both floors. Remodel in 2014 included fresh paint, new flooring, new appliances, new windows, and a new roof. Large covered deck off of the living […]
Uncategorized Gold Star Showing Tips for Sellers: Ten Details That Create An Amazing Showing Experience There are times where it-is-clear that a seller has gone above and beyond to romance the buyers and the buyers agents of the world, and I find myself swept off of my feet. Here are ten details in my experience showing homes, that help create the BEST showing experiences possible for me and my buyers. […]
Uncategorized Sellers, Let’s Not Creep Buyers or Their Agents Out! I have been on more house tours than I can count at this point. Recently I have been showing a ton of houses, and I have experienced good and bad viewings with my buyers. The vibe of the house can be just as important as the house itself. How comfortable the showing is can be […]
Uncategorized Why Would a Seller Care Who My Lender Is? The seller is not working with the lender directly, so why do they care who I use? This is a great question that I get frequently while talking about strategy in multiple offer situations. Sometimes it isn’t on the listing agent or sellers radar who you are using, but there are instances where a savvier […]
Buying Real Estate Why Does a Seller Care What Type of Loan I Use? Why does my loan type matter to a seller? Loan types you typically see are Conventional, FHA, and VA. Each have their own set of benefits for buyers, but why does a seller care what type of loan a buyer is using? One of the main reasons a seller might favor one offer over another […]