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Real Estate Agent - Dove Realty Inc.
Seattle Realtor and Staging Professional gives Tips and Hints on How to Sell Your Home Faster and at a Higher Price, and for Buyers on How to Make Your New Home into a Model.
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How many hollow-core doors are in this room? Actually there are four. Two on the wall and the two tables in the back of the room! I'm going to refer you to one of my blogs on Active Rain: A Table for All Seasons. I know some of you have already seen this table before but I thought I would re-post...
11/19/2007
  After being frustrated with the Buyer Agency Agreements  drawn up by the Board of Realtors, the MLS, and various other companies, I decided to create my own. It's simple, concise, and to the point. It won't hold up in court but I'm not about to sue one of my client's for commission and for that...
11/05/2007
This is a town home we staged & listed the first week in October. It sold in 3 days for $5,000 over list and it closed on the 26th of October                                                                                              In the Seattle Real Estate Market it takes a village to sell a...
11/05/2007
 17769 NE 24th St, Redmond, WA, United States, 98052                              Asking Price: 695,000Just listed in Redmond. Sited high off the street and sheltered by a designated greenbelt, you'll find a sleek,  sophisticated, custom built contemporary. This home combines incredible space an...
11/05/2007
18 years ago I bought an old house in Seattle that was suffering from a 'charmectomy'; dropped acoustic ceilings, fake wood paneling, shag carpeting, metal windows...you name it. With the time and money I invested in this house I could have had a degree from Harvard. What I got instead was a firs...
10/10/2007
This is in response to some of the comments on George Tallabas' blog "Are you mopping floors and painting homes to make a sale?" Last week, when we showed up with two car loads of accessories to stage our listing, we found all of the furniture piled up in the garage. Our seller had the painting f...
10/10/2007
If you are wringing your hands over the condition of the market and longing for the good old days...STOP! Take a deep breath, evaluate your services, and up your game. This letter from my client says it better than I ever could.You can read it and weep or make a decision to up your game by teamin...
09/26/2007
My cousin, who lives in Waterford Michigan just called me today in a panic. She and her husband have had their home on the market for about 9 months now. Her company is relocating her to Pennsylvania and she has finally found a home there and made an offer on it. She first asked me if they should...
09/23/2007
Imagine how you would feel if you were shopping for a bridal gown. If you’re having a hard time visualizing a bridal gown, imagine you are buying a car. After looking all over town you find the perfect one. A little more than you wanted to spend but it’s perfect. Then you notice a tag attached t...
09/19/2007
According to Barbara Walters that would be a big mistake. Twenty years ago, Barbara was going to buy an apartment, in the same building that Jackie Onassis lived in, for about $250,000. NYC was in a slump, kind of like our market now.  She asked her then boyfriend Alan Greenspan what he thought. ...
09/17/2007
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