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Tuesday, November 12, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

Spokane Real Estate Market Update for the week of November 12, 2019

5,727 homes have sold in Spokane County year to date from November 12th 2018.
These are stick built homes on one acre or less. They don’t include homes on more than one acre or mobile homes.
Home prices continue to increase. We have growth in the economy and new business coming to town.
Homes aren’t staying on the market long if they are priced at true market value. There are plenty of home shoppers out there trying to find a home. Rentals are hard to come by and folks do want to be homeowners. It’s still a strong seller’s market here in Spokane, Washington.
If you’re trying to find a home, it is so important that you have a lender and that you’ve turned in all needed documentation to get a stellar preapproval. You’ll want a letter that states that the lender has verified all needed information such as credit, debt to income ratio, employment and 2 years of your tax returns and assets. The better your lender preapproval letter the better yo ...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

What to expect when selling my home.

You’re not alone if you’re wondering what you should expect while your home is on the Spokane Market. It’s a question I often get.
I won’t lie, it’s not a very fun time and can be a bit stressful but taking the proper steps to get ready and knowing what to expect is half of the battle.
You’ll need to prepare your home the best you can prior to listing. This includes decluttering, cleaning and fixing things that you’ve let go for a while. Even doing a pre-listing home inspection is a great idea. You’ll know what things need to be repaired and can take care of those repairs prior to listing. You will rest well when the buyer does their inspection because there won’t be any surprises. Sometimes deals fall apart after an inspection so why not eliminate the unknown?
As far as showings go this can be stressful and a bit overwhelming at times. The best thing to do is to talk over a plan with your realtor about what days and times work b ...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

How to get my house ready to sell.

The timeline to sell your home varies for everyone, but here are some steps you should take to get your home ready to sell.
A seller should interview listing agents and pick one with great reviews and experience.
Next the seller should listen to the advice of the listing agent on what is needed to get the home ready to be put on the market. Understand that none of the suggestions are personal but based on presenting the home in such a way that buyers of different taste and styles can see themselves living in the home.
Remember the goal is to sell your home quickly and for the best price. The listing agent will walk through your home and advise you about several things. They will tell you what furniture to remove and where to place the furniture that is left, thus helping you stage your home. Too much furniture in rooms makes the home seem smaller. We want to open up the space and simplify. They will advise to take as much clutter out of the home. Put away as much as possible the ite ...

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Monday, November 4, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

How much does it cost to sell my house?

Here in the Spokane Real Estate Market homes are selling very quickly. It’s a strong seller’s market. Homes are often under contract in a matter of days. One of the things that you can count of is paying a commission to a real estate brokerage.
Is it important to hire a real estate professional?
The answer is yes. The facts are that homes sold through a real estate brokerage net more than homes sold by owner. Also, there could be legal ramifications selling your home “by owner”? Real estate professionals have the legal documents that protect both sides of the contract and have been through the training. That’s why they require a license. They know how to protect you and what to watch out for. Let’s face it selling your home is not like selling a car. It is one of your most expensive assets.
How do you choose the right real estate brokerage?
You should have at least 3 real estate companies do a market analysis of your home’s value. Interview ...

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Monday, November 4, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

10 things that turn off Homebuyers

Odors.
There’s nothing worse than walking into a home and it smells. Pet’s can cause a home to smell and pet urine is one of the worst. Also, too much fragrance bothers a lot of people. Having a lot of scents in a home also make homebuyers think you are covering up something. Another odor is cooking smells. It could be fish, onions, garlic or other foods that really turn off a potential homebuyer.
Cleanliness
Walking into a home and having to make your way through clutter doesn’t help your home to sell. A person considering your home has a very hard time picturing it as their new home if they can’t even see it and there is stuff everywhere. Declutter and do a deep cleaning before you put your home on the market. There is nothing worse than old food and trash laying around, dirty bathrooms, dirty floors and dirty clothes laying everywhere. There is a big difference in a home that is lived in and a home that is filthy.
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