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Selling Your Home Requires an Effective Online Marketing Strategy

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Having an online marketing strategy is critical to selling your home because you are able to reach more home buyers than a standard listing post. Do not just post the home on the MLS and hope for the best, or, god forbid, sell the home yourself. Reaching more people with the marketing directly equates to more in-person show...
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Questions to Ask a Listing Agent Before You Hire Them to Sell Your Home

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Here is a list of questions to ask a listing agent while you are interviewing them to sell your home. The answers to the questions for a listing agent will help you make a smart choice to sell your home! Remember it is all about choosing someone who is a good fit for you and your family.
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Congratulations to Cookie and Old Witch

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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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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? 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 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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