Why Is My Home Getting Showings But No Offers From Home Buyers?

  So you’ve listed your home for sale on the market with your Realtor, it’s been a decent amount of time, you’ve had 10, 15 or maybe even 20 buyers come through with their Realtor but … [Read more...]

Should a Home Seller Accept an Offer From an ‘Un-Approved’ Home Buyer?

  Probably not. But it depends on the situation. First, what does it mean for a home buyer to be ‘pre-approved’? Ideally (and I’ll get into why I say “ideally” in a minute), it means … [Read more...]

Who Pays the Realtor’s Commission…. The Home Buyer or Seller?

  In every real estate transaction where a home is being sold, there are typical 2 Realtors involved; one that represents the home buyer and one that represents the home seller. (if … [Read more...]

Why Hiring Your Realtor to Be a ‘Dual Agent’ is BS

  Hiring a Realtor or Real Estate Broker is like a hiring a lawyer; you want someone to represent you and not the other party. You wouldn’t hire a lawyer who somehow tries to represent you … [Read more...]

Real Estate Agents vs. Real Estate Brokers vs. Realtors… What’s The Difference?

  You’ve probably heard the terms “Realtor”, “Real Estate Broker”, “Real Estate Agent” and a few variations of each thrown around and wondered, “What the heck is difference?”, … [Read more...]

Are Realtors Lying When They Guarantee to Sell Your Home in 29 Days?

  You’ve probably heard the radio commercials, driven by the billboard ads or gotten the postcards (at least from some of the Realtors here in Bothell, Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, etc.) … [Read more...]

Should You Leave Buyers Alone in Your Home?

  Assuming your home is listed with a real estate agent, you’re going to get calls from agents who represent home buyers wanting to get inside and see your home. Unless your home is … [Read more...]

2 Tricks to Get More Home Showings

  When selling your home, the ultimate goal is to get as many offers from home buyers as possible, right? That’s a no-brainer. But to get more offers, you need to get more home … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Skip Getting Professional Listing Photos

  I’ve mentioned this before but since 95%+ of home buyers search online these days for their next home, your listing photos are vital to attracting more buyers and selling your home … [Read more...]

Don’t List Your Home on a Tuesday

  It’s shocking to most home sellers how important the day of the week is when you decide to list your home for sale. Most sellers don’t give it a second thought and think it’s … [Read more...]

Why Your Home’s Value Is Wrong on Zillow.com

  Zillow.com is one of the most popular, nationwide real estate websites out there but what are they hiding from you? You can get a ‘zestimate’ to see what your home is worth and their … [Read more...]

What is the Best Month to Sell Your Home?

  There’s a lot of debate over the best time of year and even the best month to sell your home that will get you the highest selling price and quickest sale. The most common mistake I … [Read more...]

What is a Land Contract?

  Using a land contract when buying or selling a home can have its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the real estate situation you’re in. Land contracts (also called … [Read more...]

9 Easy Home Staging Tips

  Staging your home properly deserves your serious effort and time because if you do it right, it can pay off big time with more cash in your pocket from a higher selling price. Proper … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Selling Your Home in 27 Days

  Do you ever wonder why some homes sell in a matter of days while others are listed on the market for months? It’s NOT by chance that this happens.  There are certain things you can do … [Read more...]

What is a ‘Short Sale’?

  ‘Short Sale’ is the buzz word in real estate these days and we haven’t had any shortage of homebuyers coming to us at Shiloh Street asking, “What is a short sale?” I’m going explain … [Read more...]

The Dirty Truth Behind Realtor Fees

  Obviously, I like keeping things real even when I'm talking about Realtor fees and commissions.  Sometimes I’m a little too real or too honest or too blunt for some of my fellow real … [Read more...]

Do ‘Open Houses’ Really Sell Your Home?

This might have some listing agents (outside of Shiloh Street) hunting me down but I want to dispel the myth surrounding holding an open house to get your home sold. As a home seller, you’ve … [Read more...]