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Making the Match: Finding An Awesome Real Estate Agent in Seattle

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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 and 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 bu...
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Just Listed | Just Sold Mid Century Condo in Capitol Hill

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Listing a condo in January with a patio and a pool as selling points can be a rough go. Yet, we just sold this Mid Century Condo in Capitol Hill in less than one week and for full price, even in the chill of winter. What's our secret? We Divas are always two steps ahead of the game. Find out more about this chic renovated M...
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Roy Powell’s Q1 2018 Seattle Real Estate Market Update

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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 Central District Townhouse

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A New Year brings Hot New Listings! We “Just Listed and Just Sold” this stylish Judkins Park Townhouse. How did we do it? Well, it’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 what’s broken, make it beaut...
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First Time Home Seller: The Low-Down On The Appraisal Process

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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 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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Waiving Inspection Means Big Risk For Home Buyers and Sellers

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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 Offers By Waiving Financing

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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 Seattle and Move to Palm Springs

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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 Changing

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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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