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

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Kirkland Summerfest Kicks off tonight!

Kirkland Summerfest: the city’s premiere summer festival of art, music, food and family fun on the waterfront.

Kirkland’s largest festival features 2 days of visual and performing arts, spectator sports,  kids activities, and live entertainment, over 100 vendors and food trucks on the streets of downtown. One of the 101 reasons why I love living in Kirkland. When the city puts it’s mind to do something, the community get’s involved! It’s all hands on deck.

There are 26 donors and countless sponsors involved in putting this together to make it Kirkland’s Best!

Kirkland Summerfest‬ 2015 is here. Friday starting at 4pm-11pm and through Saturday all day until 11pm.

Summerfest 2015 is here! Friday and Saturday downtown at the marina!

Summerfest 2015 is here!
Friday and Saturday downtown at the marina!

There will be live music all weekend long, lots of food, 27 arts and crafts exhibits to peruse.

Check out the music main stage schedule here!

The Fish Frolic is back this year with lots of quirky, cool, creative fish to place a bid on. If anything they make for a great selfie backdrop!

Head on down to the Marina where all the action is!

The words “mutual agreement” are a beautiful thing!

Originally built in 1927 and lovingly restored in 2009…this home is loaded with charm.

My Buyers are thrilled to get to mutual agreement on this amazing house we affectionately call Yellow House.

$730,000 in North Beach ( minutes from Golden Gardens), Seattle.

Total studs-out renovation/addition in 2009 of existing 1927 hom

Total studs-out renovation/addition in 2009 of existing 1927 home

An added bonus is the detached picturesque studio/cottage, rebuit

An added bonus is the detached picturesque studio/cottage, rebuit

Gorgeous master bath and claw-foot tub waiting to be enjoyed. He

Gorgeous master bath and claw-foot tub waiting to be enjoyed. He

Escape to this luxurious master suite where you'll find cathedra

Escape to this luxurious master suite where you’ll find cathedra

Enjoy and open floor plan and 9' ceilings.

Enjoy and open floor plan and 9′ ceilings.

So much openness! Kitchen designed with entertaining in mind.

So much openness! Kitchen designed with entertaining in mind.

Main part of home includes 1,250 square feet, large master suite

Main part of home includes 1,250 square feet, large master suite

Beautiful landscaping throughout and fully-fenced yard. The base

Beautiful landscaping throughout and fully-fenced yard. The base

Exceptional Land Opportunity in Kirkland- check out my new listing!

The hottest neighborhood on the Eastside just got more interesting. Check out my listing that just hit the MLS yesterday.

Housing demand is sky high and inventory is at record lows. New Construction is what buyers are waiting for. Two parcels being sold as one. .46 acres/ 20,745 square feet.

Prime real estate opportunity in the heart of Kirkland on Rose Hill. Zoned RM 3.6 for Multi-Family Residential development. Excellent .46 acre level lot centrally located with superb excess to I-405. Minutes away from DT Kirkland waterfront/shops. Served by Lake WA school district. Gas/Electric/Sewer in street. Soil test completed. Land for sale only. Site plan & conceptual renderings available. Potential for 6 homes with zero lot line. Partial mountain views from East corner of the lot.

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With inventory at record lows and demand at record highs- now is the time for new construction.

With inventory at record lows and demand at record highs- now is the time for new construction.

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.27 acre lot is zone RM 3.6.

Opportunity awaits.: MLS 801389

Contact me for additional marketing materials for a full preview of the land, renderings and detailed information.

GeorgiaWall@RemaxOTL.com

206-948-0431

Relocating from another state? You need a plan.

Moving from one state to another can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.

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Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and laws that are native to that area. Post some questions on Facebook and ask your friends, or follow locals on Instagram (Ahem….@KirklandPeach).

Have a plan. There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Find housing before you leave, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home. Never sign a lease on an apartment that you haven’t seen. If you can’t get there, find a REALTOR  to check for you. I take videos and do on site visits for all of my out of state clients. Have a job waiting for you, or if that’s not possible, know what you’ll do for money in the first few weeks of living there. Try to line up things like driver’s licenses, car insurance, renter’s insurance, and parking passes ahead of time as well.

Use good websites to get an idea of an area like crimemapping.com and walkscore.com.

Get involved. Meeting people in a new city can be daunting. Don’t expect the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive. Have you ever heard of the “Seattle Freeze?” Take the initiative. Try new things. Volunteer. Drink Coffee. Paddle board. Ride a bike. These are pretty popular around here and an easy way to meet people.

Coffee. It's a currency and around here and an easy conversation starter.

Coffee. It’s a currency and around here and an easy conversation starter.

Mind your wallet. Seattle and the Greater Eastside is not cheap. Everything costs about the same as where you are from: food, insurance, clothes, rent. Taxes may be slightly cheaper and WA does not have a State Income tax. So in that regard, you may be one up!

This is a great place to live!

Simplicity Decor in Downtown Kirkland sells all sorts of fun stuff. These bags will help you fit in like a local!

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I’ve been helping Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate for over 12 years. Looking forward to working for you!

Waverly Way Could Make You a Runner.

Do yourself a favor on a sunny day like today and go for a little jog on Waverly Way. Parking is free and the air is fresh!

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Stretching from 111 Waverly Way at Heritage Park…

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Through West of Market…all the way down the hill at the end of the street at Waverly Beach Park.

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I usually run down the dock and take a pause to stretch or do some dips on the park benches. Then I sprint up the hill and head back towards DT Kirkland.

The Realtor in me is compelled to look East as I run and drool over the awesome houses that I promise myself I’ll buy one day; brick Tudors, Craftsman, Modern new construction….

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and of course the Stucco mansion that everyone knows and witnessed the million dollar+ remodel…

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But cast your eyes West and you might catch a glimpse of the Space Needle, the breathtaking Olympic Mountain range and the blue waters of Lake Washington.

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So lace up! Grab the pooch! Even if you are not a runner, Waverly Way is one of the best walks in Kirkland.

And when you spot a West of Market home for sale give me a call and I”ll show you what could be your new home.

© KirklandPeach all photos are my own and taken during my very own sweaty Waverly Way run. 🙂