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What Type of Renovations Will Help Sell My Home in Seattle?

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Knowing the best types of upgrades and renovations to make on your home before you list will guarantee to reap you top dollar in any market. Team Diva has years of experience helping sellers on prepping their home for sale. Find out what our tips and tricks to make your home Diva Market Ready without breaking the bank.
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Just Listed |Just Sold: Mid-Century Modern Home in Alki

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Tackling selling homes in August in Seattle is not for the faint of heart. A slowing market combined with lazy summer fun times does not make for hot home sales. But we Divas listed and sold this fabulous renovated Mid Century Modern Home in Alki in record time - and for over asking. How did we achieve this awesomeness? By ...
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Just Listed Just Sold – Stylish Ballard Home

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Holy House Selling Batman! The Divas sold this Stylish Ballard Home in 6 days flat for a crazy amount over list price. Combine this smoking hot house with our #DivaDifference strategy and you get - KABOOM. (That's Batman speak for "outrageous success" - case you're wondering.)
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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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Love It Or List It: Deciding When to Sell in Seattle

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When the market is peaking as it is now, home owners are feeling quite tempted to cash in. Some houses 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. Is it time for you to sell, too?
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Winning a Multiple Offer – Waive Appraisal, Win Like a Pro!

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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.
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“Get It Sold!” – Seller Tips for A Stellar Home Sale

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Yep, Seattle housing inventory is scarce. Yep, there are way more buyers than houses to buy. And yes – interest rates are still crazy low, hovering around 3.8% for a conventional 30 year fixed loan. All this points to a killer “Seattle Sellers’ Market.” So if you are considering selling your home this year – read ...
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Diva News: Winter Softening of Rental Prices But Still High

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The rent guru and I just finished up a super fun open house for a rental we have up in View Ridge. The neighborhood is in known for it’s freaking awesome mid-century homes and superior schools. Should be an easy rental right? Well majority of the folks who came into our open house thought it was For Sale. Interesting!...
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Capitol Hill Market Update | June 2013

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Everyone knows that Capitol Hill is experiencing an amazing comeback. The proximity of the Hill to the new Amazon HQ is putting a ton of pressure on rentals and homes. Our personal perspective is that the hill has seen about a 10% increase in prices from last year. Well let’s test that concept. Looks like the condo m...
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Market Update | Week of March 18th

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I will be totally honest. I have been trying to write this blog post for the last three weeks. But the DivaHQ has been humming with multiple offers won for buyers, multiple offers secured for our sellers, prepping for Agent Reboot, and so much more. Our office messy and I think our friends think we do not love them anymore....
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