Seller Will Review Offers on Monday…

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A seller setting a time in the future when they will review all offers at the same time has become common enough to warrant a blog post explaining the general pros and cons and procedure for this type of listing instruction. I just did a spot check of new listings in Kirkland 98033 and a […]

Best Place To Live – Testing Your Parameters

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Seattle Area – Choosing Best Place to Live. I recently received a request to write a new post on this topic. Even I find most of the articles I have read on this topic to be very confusing. Like this one that mixes a few “Really?!?” with the obvious best places. Or this one that […]

Buying a House in Seattle 2015? Check out Quill’s free Home Buying Class

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2015 Home Buyer Class Free Home Buyer Seminars offered by Alternative Brokerage in Seattle Are you thinking of buying a house in Seattle in 2015? Or perhaps it’s time to sell your home? Either way, you’ll learn some great information at Quill Realty’s free House Buying Seminars for 2015.  We ‘re offering a free home buyer class – […]

It’s Hard Out There for Buyers, Lesson 2: Make Sure You’re Dealing with the “Agent-in-Charge” (It May Not Be Who You Think)

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Here’s another quick tale from the trenches as I continue to work with clients at my new real estate firm, this time from the rough-and-tumble market of South King County.  Yup, it’s tough everywhere… My client identified a home in Kent for purchase.  It had been on the market for 200 days, with a couple […]

Discrimination – “Love Letters” to Sellers

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A Cautionary Tale that Multiple Offers can lead to Discrimination in Housing…somewhat inadvertently. I had a young couple ask me if they should submit a “love letter” to the owners of the home with their offer. I had not heard the letter called “a love letter” before, but it reminded me that I had used […]

Where Should I Live?

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Not every client asks me where they SHOULD live. But the question comes up from time to time, and often from family memb

“Motivated Seller” ???

Why is it that when you call to set up appointments to see homes that are for sale, the owner that gives you the longest

Buying New Construction – Choosing the Lot

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The first step in buying a new construction home, unless it is an already built “spec” home, is to choose the lot. Howev

New Case Strikes Down Release Provision in Rescission Form 51

This post is not legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney, not a blog.

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Ardell’s Seattle Area Real Estate Blog – Most Visited Posts

It amazes me sometimes, which of my posts garner the highest readership. Dustin tracks the “per post” stats for Rain Cit