What an exciting few weeks it’s been! I’ve traveled from Federal Way to Bothell to Duvall and everywhere in between securing homes for 8 of my buyers. It’s definitely not a “one size fits all” scenario out there. My strategy varied depending on the situation – in some cases I knew the competition would be stiff so we made a compelling early offer, in others we negotiated and won despite multiple offers. One situation is worth mentioning both as a caution to sellers regarding pricing and presentation and as encouragement to weary buyers – we saw a great home when it first came on the market, but it was poorly presented and appeared dark and cluttered. It was also priced near the top of its value. It didn’t sell. We were able to come back after it had been on the market a couple of weeks and negotiate a reduced price while preserving my buyer’s financing and inspection contingencies. This is why experience matters. It’s a combination of knowing the various markets, understanding my client’s needs, working with the listing agent to determine the seller’s priorities, and crafting an offer that best meets all of the above.
I also sold my adorable West of Market craftsman and Juanita Beach condo listings this month. I have some great listings coming up for potential investors, second-home buyers, and/or owner-occupants. Curious or want to discuss your real estate goals? Give me a call! I’d love to put my expertise to work for you, too.
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