For Sellers Selling How Reliable Are Home Valuation Tools? Posted in Selling by Kenady Swan What’s your home worth? It seems like a simple question, but finding that answer is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how accurate are they? […]
For Sellers Tips for Downsizing You know those boxes that have been sitting in the attic for the last 25 years? Keepsakes, gift wrap, random wires you have no idea where they connect to? These boxes matter. It becomes costly when moving, and every little thing does add up quickly. It may seem like a daunting task, but the relief […]
Uncategorized Eastside Market Review Here is Windermere’s very latest Eastside Market Review. I’m proud and excited that the cover photo shown below is of my gorgeous listing in the Summit. I will be holding this beauty open Sunday from 12 – 3. Come visit me! 15309 SE 58th Street, Bellevue $2,200,000. My fingers are crossed that the weather cooperates […]
Uncategorized I’m Ready to Downsize but How do I Start? I’m ready to downsize but don’t want to sell my home until I know where I’m going. Are you thinking about downsizing but don’t know how to make the tricky transition work? How do I buy a new place before I sell my current home? You are not alone and many of my clients feel […]
Uncategorized Get Ready to Sell! Get Ready to Sell! If you are thinking of selling in the next few weeks, or even months from now, there are things you should do to get your home into tip-top shape. Here is a list of the most common items that I check when getting a home ready to sell: Review walls and […]
Uncategorized Eastside Market Review – Third Quarter 2016
Uncategorized A Conversation with Two Local Economists About Our Bellevue Real Estate Market   By June Griffiths, Managing Broker Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc.   Windermere recently hosted our Eastside Kick-off meeting for 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist and Skylar Olson, a Senior Economist with Zillow, presented their thoughts about our local economy and real estate market in an interesting panel discussion. This […]
Uncategorized BIG Things Happening on the Eastside  2015 Eastside Windermere Kickoff On the morning of January 21st, 350 Windermere Eastside Realtors gathered at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue to hear straight from the source about the exciting big and new changes happening in Bellevue. Four dynamic speakers shared with us the latest information about the Lincoln Square Expansion, The Spring District Development, Sound […]
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Uncategorized Ten Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Rental or Rehab Property Switch Plates, New Doors and Handles, Trim 1.  New Electrical Switch Plates – This is such a minor, yet overlooked improvement. Most rental owners and re-habbers paint a unit and leave the old ugly switch plates. Even worse, some even paint over them. New switch plates cost about 50 cents each. You can replace the entire […]
For Sellers Staging Your Kitchen for a Quick Sale When I show a home, I always want the kitchen to be inviting. Here are some ways to create a show-friendly kitchen. What are the top five ways to lose a buyer with this one room? Cluttered counters and walls The more “stuff” on the counters, the less counter space your room will appear to […]
For Sellers Three Common Myths About Selling a Home If you ask most people about the ins-and-outs of selling a home, chances are you’ll get a few diverse opinions. People who may have bought or sold only once love to give advice, this often does nothing but generate myths about the process. Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths when […]
For Buyers A Good Agent is More Than Just a Salesperson During the calamities and frustrations that have pummeled the real estate industry lately, there is one group that held its head up high by proving its value to consumers – real estate agents. People are finally figuring out that real estate agents are not just salespeople. They are service providers and problem-solvers who implement specific […]
Uncategorized What You Need to Know About Making an Offer 1. The only way to win is to negotiate. You’d probably like to avoid negotiation and just have your first offer accepted. However, the reality of buying and selling real estate is that there will be some negotiation along the way. Many buyers believe they can make a lowball offer, beat the seller at the […]