Maximum Strategy, Maximum Profit in Newport Hills

2 solid offers resulted in a bidding war for my Sellers in Newport Hills, Bellevue.

The market is hot, but it takes knowledge and experience to filter the offers, pick the best buyer and ensure that the house goes from “For Sale” to “Sold” in the next 30 days. It’s more than my sign in the yard it’s 15 years of experience that guide my Real Estate practice.

Check out the gorgeous pics of my staged listing in Newport Hills for $848,900.

 

Light, Warmth & Natural tones throughout this Northwest Contemporary home atop Newport Hills. Serene territorial views encompass the open concept living, dining & kitchen spaces. Outdoor living at its best w/ tiered decks & patio spaces to fit all your summer company. Deep & rich tones of exposed beams & hardwood floors. Rec room to suit your biggest gathering. Loads of storage on lower. Brand new stainless appliances in kitchen & thoughtful updates throughout. Minutes to Newport Hills park.

MLS #942057

Sold price to be disclosed in 30 days.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. Call me to discuss your home’s value and the strategy involved in selling at the right time, for the right price. 206.948.0431/ GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com

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OMG HOA! How to deal.

It’s a love/hate relationship when it comes to HOAs.

Homeowner Associations are well-intentioned. But man! An HOA can be a nightmare to deal with.

We like some of what they do:  Keep the monument at the entrance  prim and proper, police the yards, dogs and trash cans in the neighborhood, insure maintenance of security gates, pools and elevators, maintain the community flower beds….

That’s all great! Those rules keeps the neighborhood enjoyable and tidy!

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No one wants to live next to the one house that never practices pride of homeownership and only demonstrates deferred maintenance.

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Recently I’ve had my own clash with an HOA when they told me I could not hold a Sunday Open House!

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WHAT?!!! Are you kidding me?

Here are 3 rules I advise my new Buyer’s and current homeowners to practice to avoid fees,  notices and in general icky feelings from their neighbors staring them down.

  1. Always ask first when it comes to exterior renovations, and interior if you own a condo.
  2. Document everything and with pictures when possible.
  3. Get on the  HOA board! Participate in your HOA or at least go to meetings quarterly.

 

If you have any specific Q’s about your HOA and what rules may/may not apply, give me a call/text. I can probably answer your question or find out quicker than you can dig up your Re-Sale Certificate or neighborhood CC&R’s.

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My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been working with Buyers and Sellers for 12+ years!  #206.948.0431 | GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com

Everything is waived, did we win yet?

A Seller friendly market means that Buyers are running around promising the world and serving an offer with huge Escalation Clauses that would make any Seller drool. The problem is, they are getting 13 more just like it!

1 Day on the market.

All offers reviewed on Monday at noon.

Seller prefers pre-inspections.

No offers submitted prior to review.

Must have proof of funds with offer.

Non-Refundable Earnest Money.

Highest And Best please.

These are the type of phrases that accompany the listings on the MLS and are uttered from the mouths of Listing Agents.

Submitting an offer on a property in this market is a nail biter. After my Buyers waive nearly everything and promise the moon, we still hold our breath.

It’s tough out there! But I’m ready to help. There are tactics and hustle and I’ve got them both. Ready to go house shopping? Let’s do this.

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Talk/Text….get your questions answered. 13+ years and I’m ready to rumble! 206.948.0431

Pricing, Presentation, Promotion? √√√

So you want to sell your home…now what? Your home value, let’s talk about that. It is a BIG DEAL. Don’t leave the biggest investment of your life up to an estimate based off an algorithm. It takes correct pricing, well planned out presentation and expert promotion.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been helping Buyers and Sellers with real estate for 12+ years. 206.948.0431

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4 offers In 4 Days. Maximum Strategy, Maximum Profit.

We did it again! So pleased to announce that my Bellevue condo listing is now under Mutual Agreement and Pending close.

$255,900 is an excellent price for this zip code- Bellevue 98005. However, it does not mean that we skimmed on marketing whatsoever.

My strategy along with the cooperation of the Seller included: fresh interior paint throughout, staging, high quality HDR photos, extended open house schedule and more.

Every house deserves the best marketing out there to maximize the potential that the Seller stands to make. That’s my job and I intend to deliver!

Find more videos and real estate info on GeorgiaLeeWall.com  and follow me on Twitter @KirklandPeach.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been helping buyers and sellers for 12+ years. 206.948.0431

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2 Offers Over Full Price in 3 Days.

Thursday night I listed this Kirkland Waterfront condo on Lake Street.

Friday and Saturday there were 13 showings.

Sunday was a packed open house.

By Sunday night we had 2 solid offers over list price.

Maximum listing and marketing strategy results in maximum profit for my Seller.

This is not luck. This is strategy. Let’s talk!

 

 

My name is Georgia. Friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been helping Buyers and Sellers for 12 years. 206.948.0431

Text/Talk/Email!

GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com

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A Valentine Mash Up! Kirkland Style!

Mark your calendars! Be One Yoga is teaming up with Flatstick Pub on Feb. 13th for “Pints and Poses.”
I love this studio and am just now completing my 30 Day Challenge!  (Day 28!)
Flatstick is everyone’s favorite for local beers on tap, golf and board games on any given night.
What an unexpected combo! Maybe even a fun Valentine weekend plan with your Bae.
9:30 a.m. find your zen in Tree Stand or Camel and then treat yourself to a fresh cold beer!
If you don’t want to drink a beer that early, save your token and cash it in later.
See you there! #NamesteforBeer
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My name’s Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I have been helping Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate for 10 years! 206.948.0431

Listings at record lows in 98033, 98034

The NWMLS has just published stats from December and wow they are severe. I’m a broken record when I tell my clients that NOW is the time to sell. This is particularly true for 98033 and 98034.

4-5 months of Inventory ( aka home listings) is considered a balanced market. Currently, Kirkland has .80 months.

THAT’S LESS THAN ONE MONTH!

Talk about supply and demand being out of balance. This is a full tilt!

With Tableau growing into a new, larger space in Kirkland, there will be increased demand for housing as well.

As of this morning, there were only 2 new condo listings- both over 500K for 2 bedrooms.

Washington Shores $509,500 and The Boulevard $648,000.

 

If you are thinking of selling, and unsure about where you might move to next- let’s talk about your strategy for selling and buying.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I have been helping buyers and sellers for 13 years. Direct: 206.948.0431