3 Reasons to Sell Your Home with The Wall Team

Selling a home is stressful. Don’t leave your net worth up to random fate.

We are a successful Mother-Daughter Real Estate and here are 3 reasons why:

  1. We have 25 years combined Real Estate experience.
  2. We have Negotiating expertise.
  3. We live and breathe Real Estate every day. It is our chosen career, not a hobby or part time job.

Knowledge and experience count. With over 200+ transactions under our belt, we will advise you from “For Sale” to “Sold.”

A new agent or a long lost relative may be convenient, but it’s not smart.

Be smarter. Choose wisely.

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Reviews on LinkedIn, Trulia and Facebook and over coffee! Call me anytime to discuss your home selling strategy.

2015 Resolution Idea: Credit Score Up, Debt Down.

Eat less sugar. Stop biting your nails. Go to bed earlier. Swear less. Run a Marathon. Learn something new everyday.

Not gonna lie. All of these New Year’s Resolutions have been on my list at one time or another!

Whatever your New Year resolution is for 2015, there is no doubt that you will start off with good intentions. But statistics say that by February only 8% of people are still working towards their goal!

GOAL! The first two letters are G-O! So with that in mind, how about a steady 12 month goal of working on your credit score and simultaneously chipping away at your debt?

Thirty-seven percent of recent home buyers say it took them six months or less to save for a down payment to buy a home; 15 percent saved for six to 12 months; and 10 percent say they saved for 12 to 18 months for a down payment, according to the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, published by the National Association of REALTORS®.

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For me this translates to going out a little less and being a little less wardrobe obsessed. But dreaming of a new, bigger and better closet to put all those fancy clothes in…now that is motivating!

If you are dreaming of a new home in 2015, get going and take the first step with your credit score rehab.

I’d love to work with you on achieving your goal and buying your 1st home in 2015!

Ho Ho Home for Christmas!

This time of year just put’s a big smile on my face. And this year more than ever I am feeling so much gratitude because December 5th marked my 11th year as a REALTOR®. 

Working with my Mom in a career that I love is a blessing and I could not be more grateful to our clients that choose to work with our team.

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Buying and selling a house is not just a transaction! It marks a major life moment- often associated with a new baby, a new job, a new marriage or parents sending their youngest child off to college and becoming empty nesters! Sometimes it’s a first investment property that accomplishes a financial goal being achieved.

Thank you to our Clients who have been a source of joy these many years! I’m so blessed to participate in your life adventure with you! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and yours and may your home be filled with glad tidings!

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DTK Spotlight on Asher Goods

You know the store…every time you pass by the glass garage door facade on Lake Street you can’t help but to smell the leather and cedar.

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The name, Asher, is partly derived from the Hebrew meaning for good or blessing.

The store exudes the warmth of a cabin and provokes a sturdy approach to mens fashion.

Walking inside you may get half of a nod from the stores “mascot” Dino. He lays under the table most days hardly doing his fair share of the chores around Asher Goods.

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Store Owners Jerry and Matt have put together a thoughtful collection of clothing and accessories to help keep the men of Kirkland looking rugged yet polished. Which – isn’t that the perfect Pacific Northwest blend?

Asher Goods opened here this summer after 2 years in Ballard and hit the Downtown Kirkland scene with a much needed manly inspired splash!

Q and A:

Kirkland Peach: What’s your favorite part of owning a store in Downtown Kirkland?

Jerry: The loyalty is fierce! Kirkland loves to support it’s own!

Kirkland Peach: What is your favorite product in the store?

Jerry: It’s hard to pick one! But typically anything made my Filsen.

Kirkland Peach: What is your favorite place to shop in Kirkland?

Jerry: When I’m not holding down the fort at Asher Goods you may find me at The Epicurean Edge.

If you haven’t yet, check them out and give Dino a little pat!!

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3 Things Your Realtor Wants to Know, But May Not Ask.

Every time I meet a new Buyer or Seller, whether or not they were referred ( & I hope they were) to me by a former client, I have slight anxiety.

Obviously, there are some basic things you *NEED* to let me know in order for me to be best equipped to help you buy or sell a home:
– location preference
– price range
– bed/bath count
– big yard/small yard
– how fast do you need to move?

You know…the usual. But there are also a few questions that I really want to know but probably won’t ask:

…at least not right of way

1) What other Realtor ( Sorority sister, Auntie, Parents Realtor, half Uncle, old college buddy) have you also interviewed that you haven’t mentioned yet?

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2) What are you actually qualified for? This said pre-approval that you mentioned on the phone, was that completed on line on a whim years ago?

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3) Are we actually hitting it off like…super awesome…or is that just in my head?

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Believe me…you are not the only one who feels a little hesitant! So let’s have some coffee and talk for real!

The sooner we get to know eachother the better job I can do for you!

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been advising Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate for over 10 years!

Sale Price by Neighborhood

Neighborhood / Average Days on Market /Average Price*

Bridal trails= 10 days/ $678,000

East of Market= 23 days (some in 4 or less) /  $1,098,000

West of market= 49 days / $1,453,000

Downtown Condos= 17 days (down from 31)/  $632,000

Juanita= 6 days/ $467,000

Houghton = 16 days / $817,000

Highlands= 9 days (2 sold in 1 day)/  $726,000

Kirkland= 20 days/ $728,500

Rose Hill = 33 days / $724,500

North Rose Hill= 20 days / $395,000

Nothing in Totem Lake in 60 days                              ____                                     ____ Only 2 condos

  • Homes in East of Market sell about 20 days faster than Homes West of Market. But also cost aprox. $400,000 less.
  • North Rose Hill is the least expensive neighborhood in Kirkland ( not including Kingsgate)
  • Juanita is out selling East of Market, West of Market, Bridal Trails, Downtown & Houghton. Just 6 days on market & each OVER list price.
  • 17 days>> the current average for “Days on Market” for Downtown Kirkland from 31 days
  • Kirkland Condos are more financially accessible than they have been since 2005.
  • Highlands, Kirkland and Rose Hill (specifically Kirkland address, not including Redmond homes) are all in the same price bracket.
  • Bridal Trails is selling over list price more than any other neighborhood.

*The last 60 days on the market

I’m so excited about this listing I could burst! A career listing years in the making!

The Wall Team lists Equestrian Estate on Sammamish Plateau

Carole and I are excited to represent our friends as the sell their Estate listing and begin a new chapter in their lives. This home ownership opportunity is so unique. Check out the exterior pictures and come through our open house this Sunday 8/31/14

601 254th Ave NE, Redmond 98074/ NWMLS 679827 / $1,078,900

Open House Sunday from 2-4pm.

Call for your private viewing: 206-948-0431

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Equestrian Estate. A truly rare opportunity to own 5+ acres on the Sammamish Plateau. Picturesque pastures w/ 3 stall barn: tongue/groove stalls, tack room served by sink + hot water heater. 3 fenced pastures w track built according to the book “Paddock Paradise” written by Jaime Jackson. Kitchen offers granite slab, stainless appliances. Main floor master w/ claw foot tub in master bath. Enormous Rec rm + 3 bdrms upstairs. Wonderful location minutes to highly rated schools & local amenities.