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Savvy buyers know that in order to be successful in this market you have to be prepared. Team Diva is here to not only help you find a home, but also to educate you on the process so you can make smart decisions.READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Seattle has become a world-class city, and now all the cool kids wanna live here. The record low inventory has made for an extremely competitive market. The smart buyer has a plan to address a low appraisal to submit with their offer to become a winning buyer.READ MORE
Waiving the appraisal contingency is becoming the norm in this fast moving seller's market. Read up and learn if removing the appraisal contingency from your offer is the right decision for you.READ MORE
Over the weekend we were at our dear friends’ house for a fabulous birthday party. We got to chatting with another real estate professional, who works the east side, about what she is seeing in this market. It is all about buyers and winning a multiple offer. What does it take these days? Winning a multiple offer is ...READ MORE