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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
If my home sold in a day, was it underpriced?The answer to this is… depends. It depends upon:• What are the seller’s goals, needs, timing?• What is the current market?• Is the house the only similar home available in the neighborhood?• Are you positioning the house to deliberately create a bi...
Home inspections, in my opinion, are always a valuable tool, and provide an overview of the condition of the property.  But an inspection is not just for buyers.  A home inspection can also be important for sellers when they are getting ready to list their home.  Here are some examples of how get...
What do I do with my pets during showings?Sellers with pets can have an extra burden when listing their house for sale. If the pets cannot be removed from the house during showings, here are some tips that will ease the stress for you, your pets and the potential buyers touring your home. Indoor-...
Remember the iconic Realtor advice about baking cookies or bread when hosting an open house or for buyer showings?  That is still sage advice but who can do that for every showing and open house?  Why can’t a scented cookies ‘n cream plug-in work just as well?  Unfortunately artificial scents tha...
Congratulations - you closed on your house!  Transferring the keys over the new owner is probably the easiest part of the whole transaction but even this task can go awry!  Take these simple steps to deliver the keys to the new owner and avoid getting calls after closing.  How to get the keys to ...
 This beautiful home in the Newcastle neighborhood in the Olympia, WA school district was a hot property!  With multiple bids and even a back-up offer, this home sold for $27,000 over the asking price!  These sellers were experienced sellers and knew how important cleaning, staging and declutteri...
I had the pleasure of working with this gentleman for quite some time as we looked and waited for the perfect home to come up on Tumwater Hill, WA.  After a long search, we found the right home at the right time!He recently closed on his new home, and he wrote this kind review for me on Google:"F...
This duplex located in a prime Olympia neighborhood at 1303 / 1305 Prospect Ave NE is for sale!Check out all the details here. Best location on a huge corner double lot! This rambler-style duplex features single car garages plus plenty of uncovered parking, decks overlooking the huge grassy area,...
4129 Capri Ct NE, Lacey WA 98516 - home for saleThis highly sought-after main floor master plan is move-in ready in Lacey, WA – in the Campus Highlands neighborhood in Hawks Prairie!See all the details here. What makes this house a homeFinding newer one level or all main floor living homes is a c...
Get ready to do the happy dance, Olympia, WA homeowners!     If you purchased your home at the height of the market in 2006 and 2007, you probably have been watching and waiting for the market to correct itself in order to sell.  That time has come! April 2017 was the first month that we saw gain...

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