Uncategorized Single-story living located in the desirable Manette neighborhood! 2517 Spring Street NE, Bremerton, WA 98310 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Offered for $400,000.00 Single-story living located in the desirable Manette neighborhood! This home has a functional layout like most single story rambler-type homes, but with higher ceilings.  Lovely original hardwood flooring in the living room. This home boasts big ticket updates! Newer double paned […]
Uncategorized Stylish Townhome Near Downtown Tacoma! 2425 S I Street, Tacoma WA 98405 2 Bedrooms with ensuite full bathrooms 3rd Additional bedroom, office, den, or flex space 2.5 Bathrooms 1,858 Square feet Stylish townhome near Downtown Tacoma, with partial view of Mt Rainier! The main level is open concept, with large floor to ceiling windows, and bamboo flooring throughout. The kitchen […]
Uncategorized Spacious Rambler in Central Tacoma, with a Potential ADU Space! 1415 S Monroe Street, Tacoma WA 98405 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in the home, with an additional bathroom in the garage/potential ADU space 2 deck spaces Fully fenced front and backyard  1,365 square feet of living space, 6,000 square foot lot 2 car detached garage with a potential ADU space  Offered for $430,000 MLS#1712752 When […]
Uncategorized City Living Condo with a View! 220 Broadway Unit #10, Tacoma, WA 98402 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Located on the Ground Floor 694 Square Feet  Location: Stadium District near Downtown Tacoma  Offered for $280,000 MLS # 1698424 Live the city life, with a view of the water! Located between Stadium District and Downtown Tacoma. You don’t need a car for daily […]
Uncategorized Charming & Affordable Living in the Lovely Stadium District! 301 N Tacoma Avenue Unit #206, Tacoma, WA 98403 Located in The Dorothy  Studio Living, 522 Square Feet Coved Ceilings, Built-Ins, Hardwood Flooring, and Wood Trim Washer and Dryer in Unit Full Kitchen with Separate Dining Space Monthly Dues: $213 a month + assessment for completed upgrades (elevator and water lines) $126= $339 per month […]
Uncategorized Six Unit Multifamily Property Located in Tacoma’s Historic North Slope Neighborhood 909 N M Street, Tacoma WA 98403 The Alberta building is located in Tacoma’s historic North Slope neighborhood. A six unit multifamily property with three floors, two units on each floor. Five of the units are two bedroom, one bath. One of the units is a one bedroom, one bath. MLS#1669021 Offered for $900,000.00 Unit […]
Listings Completely Updated Corner Lot Home with 1920s Details Still in Tact! 1108 S Grant Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405 Offered for $425,000.00 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms  1,660 square feet, .119 ac/5,200 square foot lot  Hilltop Neighborhood  MLS#1649556    Welcome to 1108 Grant Avenue! This updated corner lot home still has the 1920s details still in tact! There are many updates to boast of, including new exterior and […]
Uncategorized Immaculate 4 Bedroom Home with Bonus Room+2 Car Garage 3805 186th St Ct E, Tacoma, WA 98446 4 Bedrooms+ Bonus Room, 2.5 Bathrooms  1,920 square feet  Offered for $380,000 MLS# 1574331 Built in 2017, this home is tucked away in a culdesac, surrounded by nature. The sellers bought this home brand new, and have kept it in great condition! Bright, clean, open concept living […]
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Uncategorized Back to Work After Pausing & Processing Covid-19 Hi Everyone! As many of you know, I have paused my business since early March. Other than meeting people via Zoom and Facetime, I decided I needed to press pause on any home showings or listings. In this post I want to explain how I have processed this pandemic from the start to current day, […]
Uncategorized Simply-253’s Buying Process During Covid-19 After pausing my business for two months,  I have come up with these guidelines for how I will do business with home buyers starting the month of May. I created this process using input from the CDC, the Governors orders on what we are allowed to do, and included my own set of personal protocols […]
Uncategorized Pre-Inspections Becoming the New Norm in Tacoma Home Buying Culture? It finally happened. Recently I supported a client’s decision to pre-inspect a home before offering on it. Up until now, I had always advised clients against it. My conversations were centered around the fact that some Seattle agents were pushing pre-inspection culture on the Tacoma buying scene, and I didn’t want to play a part […]
Uncategorized Buyer Negotiation Tactics, Pt 2: Deciding How Much to Offer on a Home   What type of negotiator are you? Are you the type of person that just wants to offer what you think is fair for everyone, and move through the transaction as smoothly and efficiently as possible? Do you like to push the boundaries of what might be viewed as fair and reasonable, or is that […]
Uncategorized Why Renting Isn’t the Same as Throwing Your Money Away.                            In the real estate industry you tend to hear the same slogans repeated and thrown out as truths. There is one I keep hearing recently that really bugs me, and that is that if you are not buying real estate and don’t […]
Buying Real Estate Buyer Negotiation Tactics, Pt 1: How Many Negotiation Stages are there in the Home Buying Process? When people think about negotiating in Real Estate, what usually comes to their mind is making the initial offer. Some people don’t realize that there are many opportunities to negotiate during the home buying process! Depending on the home and the circumstances my advice on strategy will differ. Sometimes it is more appropriate to save […]
Listings 4 Bedroom Cosmetic Fixer on Large Lot with RV/Boat Parking 710 S Wily Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms 2 Car Garage+RV/Boat Parking 2,516 square feet 12,034 square foot lot Offered for $350,000.00 MLS# 1546245 This home is such a great value for the location, amount of space, lot size, and limited work needed! Located in the desirable West Olympia neighborhood near […]
Listings Updated and Spacious Proctor Home with Large Two-Car Garage 4906 N 26th Street, Tacoma WA 98407 Offered for $520,000 MLS# 1524014 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms  Bedroom on the main level, master with attached bathroom, finished basement  2,820 square feet, 6,000 square foot lot Large detached two-car garage Updated and spacious Proctor home! Open concept floor-plan on the main level includes a formal living room, updated […]
Listings Spacious 3 Bedroom Home Nestled in Lovely Gated Community 1742 181st Street E, Spanaway, WA 98387 Offered for $299,950 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms 1,679 Square Feet HOA $50 a Month  3 Pets Allowed (Dogs/Cats) MLS# 1514259 Nestled inside a lovely gated community, this home is bright and spacious! This home was built in 2009 and has only had one owner. My sellers planned to live […]
Buying Real Estate The Psychology of Real Estate: Pt 5- Buyer Survival Guide! Buying a house is exciting, but it can be stressful! Especially for my fellow planners, and worst case scenario thinkers. The good thing is you can prepare and plan to a certain extent around your home purchase. The process will be much smoother if you gather some practical tools before you begin! Here are some […]
Listings 3 Bedroom Home with Bonus Room+Second Living Space and Large Yard 4929 32nd Street NE, Tacoma WA 98422 Summary: 3 bedroom with bonus living space & large 4th room downstairs! 1,709 sq feet inside of the home, with an 8,480 sq foot lot Fully fenced, with a balcony looking onto the private backyard from upstairs, and an entertaining deck out back Offered for $350,000.00 There are […]
Uncategorized North End Starter Home Near Point Defiance Park and Ruston Waterfront 3006 N Bennett St, Tacoma, WA 98407 Offered for $275,000 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom 714 Square Feet 6,300 Square Foot Lot MLS# 1457520 Updated North End starter home! This home was recently remodeled, and sits on a large lot in a wonderful location. Seriously, this location is amazing, and that is ultimately what attracted the seller […]