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7 Blogs to Read Before You List Your Home

Maynard Wagner

Maynard Wagner leads the team with over 17 years of experience serving the greater Seattle and Eastside areas...

Maynard Wagner leads the team with over 17 years of experience serving the greater Seattle and Eastside areas...

Sep 30 5 minutes read

If you're like us you do a bit of research before making a big decision. If you're considering selling your home you'll find thousands of blogs online from home improvements you can make to increase your home's value, to cleaning tips. To help you out, we've compiled 7 (+1 bonus blog) blogs you need to read before you list your home.

5 Things Every First-Time Seller Should Know

Think back to when you bought your current home: There were things that happened during the transaction that sent you into a panic, but ended up being a totally normal part of the process of buying a house. In hindsight, you can probably even laugh at how issues that seemed like a setback (like that big inspection report) were resolved relatively quickly...

What You Need to Know About Those Online Home Value Estimates

Opendoor, Zillow and Redfin have made it easy to give an idea of what to expect when offers come in — and a peek at what the homes of your neighbors, friends, and family are worth, too. However, like any tool or service that hints at certainty for things that are uncertain, the projected answer might not quite match your reality. In fact, the estimates might not even match from brand to brand...

Is Selling Your Home Right Now A Mistake?

Ask any real estate agent how the market is and you’re almost sure to get the same answer: “Great!” With everything going on, you deserve more than that. Even if the market is great, it still may not be a great time for YOU...

5 “Emergencies” That Are Actually Normal When Selling Your Home

If there’s a mantra every first-time seller should memorize, it’s this: Expect the unexpected. While your realtor is going to educate you about the process of selling your home and share their thoughts about how the sale could go based on what’s going on in your market right now, no two sales are exactly alike. That’s because there is any number of issues that can come up at any point that can affect anything from your timeline to your budget...

Here’s What Every Seller Needs to Know About Virtual Showings

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social distancing rules that have changed everything from your shopping habits to your work schedule to your social life. But if you’re in the midst of selling your home (or plan to in the coming months), the guidelines that affect social gatherings also affect one of the most important elements of the sales process: The open house...

5 What's The Difference Between a Listing Agent & a Buyer's Agent?

While you’re researching prospective real estate agents to interview, you’ll often come across two terms you may not be familiar with: buyer’s agents and listing agents. Though many potential sellers make the mistake in thinking that any real estate agent can sell your home, these terms indicate a difference in background and perspective when it comes to the process of selling a home. Here’s what you need to know before you decide to interview a buyer’s agent or a listing agent:

We've Lived in Our Home For a Few Years, Now What?

For sellers, though, the “new normal” of 2020 might be short-term. (We'll always will keep you in the loop on what you need to know.) What’s more important to focus on isn’t what has changed this year, but in the past several years. Here’s what to think about if you’re considering selling after owning it for a few years:

5 Bonus How-To Guide: Sell Your Home & Buy a New One at the Same Time

Unless you’re moving from a rental, a family member’s home, or a property you intend to rent out (or use as a second home), you’re likely in a position where you have to sell your home and buy a new home at the same time. It’s a prospect that can feel daunting for even those who have done this before. After all, it can seem like a “chicken or the egg” scenario: Do you focus on the sale so you know how much money you’ll get, or do you focus on finding a new home so you’ll have a place to live lined up once your home sells? 

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