House Hunting 101

Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, review of House Hunting 101 guidelines is order when hitting the streets in this seller’s market: #1. Know what your goals and budget are.  Have a narrow band of flexibility – but don’t stray wildly. #2.  Don’t fall in love.  That emotion causes … More House Hunting 101

Does your real estate agent “do” customer service?

Whether you are selling your home or looking for a place to live, real estate professionals should be just that – professional.  Just like in any other business, customer service should be the top priority. These are some things I think are important in finding a customer service oriented agent: Does the agent seem prepared? … More Does your real estate agent “do” customer service?

What does the assessor think of your home?

The Thurston County Assessor’s website is full of fascinating information and can be found at http://tcproperty.co.thurston.wa.us.  There is a tab for a picture of the front of your home, tax information and valuation info, but what do they think about the layout of the residence and how accurate is it? The site has a tab, simply … More What does the assessor think of your home?

Home inspections – the top 3 “fixes”

In my real estate career I’ve ordered and attended many pre-purchase inspections.  I advise my buyers to attend, listen and to take the information in – hopefully without over reacting.  The purpose is to find major flaws in the foundation, roofing or the home’s major systems.  Inspectors are giving an opinion, and of course, covering … More Home inspections – the top 3 “fixes”