3 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home

keep-calm-i-m-number-oneA Full Home Inspection.

Knowledge is power. Take the fear out of the dreaded inspection by doing it yourself! This is everything! No Buyer will be able to surprise you with a repair or reduction in purchase price when you already know what’s behind the paint and under the house.

number 2 Shampoo the Carpets.

No odor is the best odor! Think: New Car Smell. It’s clean and fresh and ready for the Buyer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened the door for a Buyer to show a home, and a funky odor seeps out of the house! This happens all the time. It’s the first impression for the Buyer and it will literally make or break a potential offer.

number 3 Beauty Bark.

It’s cheap, easy and effective. Nothing says groomed and ready more than a fresh lawn and fresh beauty bark. Curb appeal is what gets the Buyer excited to GO INTO THE HOME. You can’t get an offer if the Buyer is not even compelled to go inside and take a look. And like a book cover, it’s a good indication of what’s inside!

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I’m a Second Generation Realtor obsessed with Real Estate since 1999.

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206.948.0433 | @KirklandPeach | GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com

Just Listed! An Idyllic Escape $714,500

 

Live and Listed- ready for offers! Experience sensational Lake Washington views with the natural splendor backdrop of the Olympic Mountains & Seattle city skyline.

 

This 1400 square foot top floor condo will leave you breathless.

 

The definition of lifestyle living; your boat in view from your deck overlooking peaceful Juanita Bay.

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Enjoy air conditioned living spaces served by thoughtful interior cosmetic updates throughout.

Luxurious 5-piece Master bath. Ample living room + formal dining room. Private coveted condo living.

 

Private garage with 2 parking places and ample guest parking outside the gate.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been representing Sellers and Buyers since 2004. 206.948.0431

@KirlandPeach  | Join in the conversation at www.Facebook.com/LivingKirkland

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Kirkland Condos Are My Jam!

I’m obsessed with Kirkland and selling some of the finest boutique waterfront properties in 98033 and 98034. I’m great at working with HOA’s and Property Management firms! This is where most agents get jammed up! Not me.

I live, work, and play in Kirkland! That’s why I go by @KirklandPeach

You can count on me to represent your sale with maximum strategy for your ROI. It’s not about a sign in the yard; half of these condos won’t even allow for signage! It’s about pricing and presentation!

Sunset Pointe Condo. Houghton. Sold!

 

6620 Lake Washington Blvd. “The Park” Sold.

 

733 Lakestreet Condo. Sold.

 

375 Kirkland Ave. The Boulevard, Sold.

 

Coming Soon! Juanita Shores.

What is the value of your condo? Let’s talk. Timing and strategy are everything. Let’s get real about your home value while the market is hot.

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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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