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Tuesday, December 10, 2019   /   by Amber Tice

Stay SAFE In The Home Selling Process

The reality of selling a home is that the safety of you and your family can be compromised.  According to Safewise 74% of all burglaries in the U.S. happen to residential properties. This number is staggering!  Even the basic marketing techniques we use can put you at risk. Marketing your home address, posting a for sale sign in the yard, and hosting an open house, are just a couple of things that can make your home a target for thieves.  


Here are six more things to consider before your put your home on the market:


Home staging isn’t just for looks.  Staging your home will also help you in the process of packing away your personal belongings that mean the world to you.  Items like jewelry, expensive wine, and collectibles are targets for someone looking to steal from you. It’s also possible that someone could walk through your home for the sole purpose of finding prescription drugs.  All of these items need to be stored away fro ...

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Saturday, December 07, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Five Steps You Don't Want To Forget Before Your Home Sale Closes

Congratulations! You've accepted an offer on your home, you've made it through the home inspection negotiations, and you're close to the finish line! At this point, you're probably starting to feel the emotions of moving... leaving a place you've called home for so long... and you're probably feeling the mounting stress of packing, moving, or dealing with all of the emotional roller coaster that comes with selling a home. 



All of this is totally normal! But it can also have you forget the final steps you should take to make sure the home sale goes off without a hitch. Check out the following give steps you don't want to forget about before your home sale is officially all said and done.



Step #1: Don't Forget To Leave Behind The Important Stuff
When you close on your home, you know you need to leave any extra keys, garage door openers, all of the included appliances, things like that. But you also want to make sure you leave any of the extras: any access cards, mailb ...

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Saturday, December 07, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Spokane Real Estate Market Update: Week of December 6, 2019

It's time for your weekly real estate market update about the housing market in Spokane, WA! This week, not a whole lot has changed, as far as months of available inventory, which probably isn't surprising to you. We're still sitting at 1.3 months of available inventory. If you've been checking out my market update blogs each week, you'll see that it's pretty much been the same over the last long while. As usual, I'm going to give you some specifics of this particular market and what benefits and challenges it provides for you - you can check this out lower in the article. But first, I'm going to share with you what months of available inventory means, in case anyone reading this hasn't read any of my previous market update blogs. 



Here is a thorough explanation of what months of available inventory means. In a balanced market, which is a market where neither buyers nor sellers have an advantage, Spokane's market w ...

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Friday, December 06, 2019   /   by Ariadne Gold

Should I Use a Real Estate Agent When Selling My Home?

With more and more companies coming out with tools to help you sell your home on your own, I frequently get asked why someone should use a Realtor.  Here are some reasons why you should!
 
To get top dollar!  When you’re selling for sale by owner, you usually won’t have access to accurate information about how much your home is worth (especially in the current market, which is rapidly changing.) Many sellers who list on their own end up selling for less than market value, because they don’t know that their home is worth more.  Homes that are listed with a Realtor also gain more visibility, both through the MLS and through the agents own marketing.
 
To protect yourself!  There are SO many things that can go wrong in a real estate transaction.  Say you said in your listing that the counters are Corian, and the buyer finds out that they’re actually granite.  Seemingly unimportant things like that can cost you a lot of m ...

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Friday, December 06, 2019   /   by Ariadne Gold

Market update for the week of December 6th, 2019

Winter is here! (I cringe saying it, but its true!) and with the changes in weather come changes in the real estate market.
 


We are currently at 1.3 months of inventory, so we’ve gone up a little bit since last week.  This is compared to 3 months of inventory in December of last year. This means that if no more new homes entered the market, the current homes would sell in about 1.3 months. It also means that we are still in a seller’s market. A balanced market is about five to six months of inventory; anything below that is a sellers market, and anything above it is a buyer’s market. 1.3 is low, and is shown by the fact that we continue to have multiple offers and listings selling for far above asking price!


 
The Spokane Real Estate Market has had 104 new homes come on the market this week (down 25 from last week), and 529 homes sold in the last 30 days. The average days on market is about 28, compared to about 50 in December of last year ...

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