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First Time Home Seller Guide: Winning In Any Market

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Being a First Time Home Seller can be nerve-wracking. Even in a hot market, a first time home seller will learn that no house just sells itself friction-free. Sellers who try the For Sale by Owner route rarely make the right choices for themselves when it comes to negotiations and contracts. As a result, they don't get top ...
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First-Time Home Seller Guide: Fix What’s Broken

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If you fix what's broken in your home before you list, it can help prevent issues on offer review day and later at closing. However, looking objectively at one's home can be overwhelming for a first-time home seller. It is much less so when one has an actionable list of things to fix before the sale. In this guide, we share...
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Make Your Home “Pretty” With Our Home Sale Prep List

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So how do you prep your house for sale? Fix whats broken and then dive into making it pretty. Prepping your home for the market is one of the toughest things you will do throughout the home selling process, and making your home pretty is a cornerstone of success for any first-time home seller.
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Staging Your Home Will Help It Sell For More Money

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Do you want your home to sell for an extra $24,000? When we talk about how staging can help your home sell for more money, we are talking about some serious cash! One of the smartest investments sellers can make is staging their home to perfection. Yes, there is an upfront cost to staging, but the data shows that staged hom...
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Just Listed Just Sold | Grand Phinney Ridge Craftsman

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Time to add another one to the record books. We Divas "Just Listed and Just Sold" this Grand Phinney Ridge Craftsman for 28% over and we reached another new record for the neighborhood.
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First Time Home Seller Education: What Does It Cost To Sell A Home?

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The top question we get when we talk to a first time home seller is: "What does it cost to sell a home?" Most folks are thinking just about the real estate broker's fees and forget to include taxes, prep work, and all of the other things that come up to make sure your home gets top dollar.
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Team Diva Honored at Inman Connect For Innovation in Real Estate

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Last week was a flurry of social events and lectures at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Team Diva founders Kim and Chavi were there with other real estate industry leaders to talk shop and—surprise!—get recognized for their innovative approach.
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Get Outside and Explore Kent

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We are back in Kent at The Terrace. If you haven't explored Kent, now is the time. The heart of the Seattle-Tacoma metroplex it is central to outdoor activities and home to many well-known companies that are headquartered here. Away from city life, you'll find an amazing community here and a sweet home to reside in.
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Divas Announce | West Seattle Tudor Filled with Love

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First time on the market in over 50 years and we can tell you that this West Seattle Tudor is filled with love. As soon as you walk in, you immediately feel comfortable and just want to hang out. Check out why we think this house five good reasons to run to it now!
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Love It or List It: Deciding When to Sell in Seattle

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When the market is peaking in Seattle as it is now, many homeowners are feeling quite tempted to sell their homes and cash in. Some houses in Seattle have seen double-digit appreciation over the last five years. Buyers have gotten so competitive that bidding wars are the norm, and cash offers have become much more common. I...
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