Heading to a “balanced market”. What it means?

There’s a lot of stories in the media regarding the future of the real estate market. Most experts agree that there will be some type of correction, however, it will not be like the crash of 2008/2009. The fundamentals behind that situation are far different. Lenders did not make the type or the quantity of … More Heading to a “balanced market”. What it means?

Local lenders vs. National lenders

As a Realtor representing both buyers and sellers in western Washington, I have seen a strong preference among agents for dealing with local lenders who have earned a good reputation over national or “Big Box” lenders seen advertised on TV.   This preference is based on positive past transactions.  Beside a transaction actually closing, what made … More Local lenders vs. National lenders

Open House Secrets

The first secret of Open Houses is that they seldom “sell” a house.  Depending on the market in your area, most open houses are held as a component of an overall marketing strategy, and definitely, not a Silver Bullet.  In fact, many brokers feel that the purpose is to assure sellers that they are receiving … More Open House Secrets