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 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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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

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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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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Does Moving Up Make Sense?

Ask yourself these 5 questions to help you decide if you have house fatigue and are ready for something newer or bigger or in a more desirable location:

  1. Has your income or financial situation improved? If you’re making more money, you may be able to afford higher mortgage payments and cover the costs of moving.
  2. Have you outgrown your neighborhood? For example, you may have realized that you hate your commute or your children might excel in a different school district.
  3. Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on? Sometimes you can create a bigger home by adding a new room or building up. But if your property isn’t large enough, your municipality doesn’t allow it, or you’re simply not interested in remodeling, then moving to a bigger home may be your best option.
  4. Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market? If your market is hot, your home may sell quickly and for top dollar, but the home you buy also will be more expensive. If your market is slow, finding a buyer may take longer, but you’ll have more selection and better pricing as you seek your new home.
  5. Are interest rates attractive? A low rate not only helps you buy a larger home, but also makes it easier to find a buyer.
Usually, you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest, but if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.

Usually, you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest, but if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.

Let me personalize your home market analysis for you so you can decide what your next step is. Knowledge and experience count!

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I have been helping Buyers and Sellers for 12 years.

Tired of multiple offers? Think about new construction instead.

Buyer’s are exhausted; Running around before and after work ( and taking off during lunch breaks) to be the first buyer to see a property gets old fast.

Let alone, pre-inspections, escalation clauses and waiving appraisals is not what most buyers have in mind when it comes to buying a home.

New construction may be your best solution to avoid the rush of the resale market. Builders have inventory that needs to move and for Buyers that translates to peace of mind, picking out your own color pallets and allowing the time needed for financing and inspections.

You can find me twice a week at Lexington Park in Bothell. There are 4 homes, move-in ready and all priced to sell $559,900-$669,000.

New prices on new construction. Come visit me at the model home.

New prices on new construction. Come visit me at the model home.

Come check us out this weekend. Fri- Mon 11-6pm.

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