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8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

With Valentine's Day fast-approaching, oh wait it just past...but there's no denying love is in the air. Let's think for a moment about the person who's always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. We're talking about your real estate agent, of course. Just what does it take to make the agent who's done so much for you swoon? There are plenty of ways to build a harmonious, lasting, and fulfilling relationship that will take you from starter home to happily ever after. Check out this list of things that'll make your agent fall head over heels...

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Seven Tips You Need To Know When Selling Your Home

Seven Tips You Need To Know When Selling Your Home

SEATTLE FIVE STAR AWARD WINNER HOME PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ACCOMPLISHMENTS RESOURCES CONTACT ME SEVEN TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Selling a house isn’t easy. In fact, it’s something that many families dread. Chances are that you’ve heard horror stories about houses that sat for years on the market without selling, gradually decreasing in price. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and you want to ditch your house as quickly as possible, there are a few ways that you can help your house sell fast. There are some factors you can’t control, like location or noisy neighbors. Fortunately, there...

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First-Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

First-Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

  Interest rates are rising. According to Freddie Macthe current rate for a 30-yr fixed mortgage is 4.81%, which is up a nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. While some were concerned the rising interest rates would have a negative impact on the market, particularly with first-time homebuyers, it looks as if the changes in interest rates are doing little to dampen buyer demand. According to First American’s most recent Real Estate Sentiment Index (which explores how sensitive first-time homebuyers are to rising interest rates), mortgage rates would have to hit 5.6% before first-time buyers delay entering...

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6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

  Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren't pre-approved for a mortgage? It's not because they're mean, or they don't value your business... it's actually because they're looking out for your best interests. Let's face it, shopping for a home before getting pre-approved for a mortgage is like walking into a grocery store without a wallet. You may have the desire to buy, but you lack the ability. Let’s cover some basics... What is a mortgage pre-approval? In a nutshell, a mortgage pre-approval is written assurance from a lender or broker that you’re able...

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4 Behind-The-Scenes Ways Your Real Estate Agent Supports Your Home Sale

4 Behind-The-Scenes Ways Your Real Estate Agent Supports Your Home Sale

Hi, I hope you enjoy the article!  When you hire a real estate agent to sell your home, there are obvious things you notice them doing to help your house sell. Things like: hosting open houses, bringing potential buyers on home tours, and marketing your property in multiple ways to make sure it gets enough exposure. But when it comes to adding value to your home sale, that's just the tip of the iceberg. A huge percentage of your agent's job takes place behind-the-scenes, and they're working around the clock to get your house sold — even when you're not...

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