Welcome to the Team Diva blog. This is your home for Diva news and the best real estate insights and advice in Seattle.

Congratulations to Cooki...

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Congratulations to our newest Diva Dwellers Cookie and Old Witch from our Bacon Strip family. The two of you dug deep, lived with our silent talkers for months, and moved up to your new Diva Dwelling.
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Making the Match: Findin...

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Finding an Awesome Real Estate Agent in Seattle needs to be your first priority before you start the home buying process.Everyone has different styles, different ways of doing things. In real estate, there are PLENTY of ways to make mistakes if you don't know what you are doing, but is there one right way to sell and buy ho...
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Roy Powell’s Q1 20...

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Check out Diva Dude Roy's epic Seattle Real Estate Market Update for Spring 2018. Be informed and make a wise real estate move.
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Just Listed Just Sold Ce...

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A New Year brings Hot New Listings! We โ€œJust Listed and Just Soldโ€ this stylish Judkins Park Townhouse. How did we do it? Well, itโ€™s all about the #DivaDifference. We sold this home for 17% over asking because our seller trusted our strategy and stayed the course. You know our motto: Fix whatโ€™s broken, make it beaut...
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First Time Home Seller &...

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Appraisals can turn a real estate transaction upside down. They are arguably the biggest risk for sellers, especially in a fast moving market. Sellers should understand the risks of the appraisal when their home falls under contract.
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Staging Your Home Will H...

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Do you want your home to sell for an extra $24,000? 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 homes sell for a higher list to sale price.
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Waiving Inspection Means...

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This housing market is making buyers do things they have never had to do before to win. I am seeing more and more offers win by waiving the inspection contingency. But what does waiving inspection really mean? Let's review how waiving the inspection contingency affects both buyers and sellers.
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Competing Against Cash O...

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Waiving Financing can be a good strategy to set yourself ahead of the competition in a multiple-offer situation. As it goes with waiving any contingency, there is a risk of losing your earnest money. As long as you have consulted your lender and your real estate agent, you can waive this contingency and minimize the risk.
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Time to Cash Out of Seat...

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All the gay gentlemen we know (of a certain age) are selling their homes and moving to Palm Springs. And frankly, after all of this rain, why wouldn't you want to move?
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The Seattle Market is Ch...

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Seasons are changing and with it, the housing market. We are cautiously excited to potentially see some relief for buyers this fall. Sellers can continue to make out well if they play their cards right.
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