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Create Your Marketing Plan for 2015- A Boost in Production

Let's kick off the new year with a marketing plan that is sure to bring success in 2015!  This class went over our marketing templates, every door direct mailing, and what a successful marketing budget looks like.

 Thank you Janet and Allison for the great class!

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Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their you their client. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation process.  Our goal is to always meet and

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It's been a long time since we've seen people waiting in line overnight to grab a lot for a new home anywhere in the valley, but today that was the scene in Verrado as new home builders prepared to open the new community of Victory at Verrado.  The new Victory community sits just to the north of Verrado and can be accessed from Verrado Way or Indian School.  Developers released 100 lots, and people were lined up as early as 1AM this morning to make sure they could secure the home and lot they wanted.  Check out the video from FOX 10 Arizona.

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Home Seller Marketing Has Changed

Leveraging Real Estate Technology In Today's Changing Market!

A solid real estate marketing plan is very important. It takes more than a MLS listing, sign, some paper fliers, and an open house to sell your home in today’s market. Make sure your real estate agent has real leading edge housing market intelligence. Take a look at our quick video and then scroll down to see everything we offer our home sellers for only a 1% listing commission. You'll be amazed! Our leading edge marketing plan is designed to sell your

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Brian Davis

We are happy to welcome Brian Davis to The Cascade Team! Brian lives in the North Bend area and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii! Brian will be a great asset to The Cascade Team and will be joining our Main Issaquah Office.

We are very excited to have Brian on www.TheCascadeTeam.com and look forward to seeing his success!

Our Local Real Estate Team

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their you their client. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in

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Local real estate leader calls December "One of best on record"

KIRKLAND, Washington (Jan. 6, 2015) – Real estate brokers around Western Washington reported a strong finish to 2015. December’s sales outpaced the same month a year ago by double digits, according to new figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

"December was one of the best Decembers on record," observed J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate upon reviewing the latest statistics from the listing service.

MLS members reported modest year-over-year price gains (about 5.5 percent) for homes and condominiums that sold last month compared to 12 months ago. The number of new listings added to inventory was nearly identical to activity of a

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There is a home buyer rebate offered in the State of Arizona that most Anthem home buyers have never even heard of.  The reason is, most Realtor's do not want you, the Home Buyer to know about it!  When you buy a home in Anthem, the Realtor you work with gets paid a commission, that is paid by the seller of the home you are buying.  The standard commission to the agent that has been showing you homes is 3%...On a 350,000 home purchase, your agents commission would be $10,500. Your agent has the ability to give you a rebate at the close of escrow to help you pay for closing costs or help you buy down your interest rate. They have the ability to give you up to HALF of their commission, which based upon the example above, half of $10,500 would be $5,250 you

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Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin bought a 4-BR Bellevue home for $1.38M in June, figuring he was going to settle down in the area for a long time to come. Featuring a wine cellar, three-car garage and a master bath with fireplace, it probably seemed like a good investment. Four months later, Harvin was traded away to the New York Jets after butting heads with the team and all of a sudden that purchase didn't seem like such a great investment after all. It must really feel like a bad idea now that he's sold the home for just $16K more than he paid. As PSBJ points out, the seller usually pays the real estate excise tax in Bellevue, which in the case

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Planning to DOMINATE is not the same as trying to just get a small piece of a lot of markets.

I want you to start thinking like Proctor and Gamble. You’ve heard of them…They’re that little packaged goods company that makes probably half the products in your kitchen and bathroom.

In a nutshell, The Cascade Team allows you to build such a powerful marketing system for a target market that you DOMINATE the market… getting MOST of the business in that market.

Never go into a market just to get a small piece of it…go into that market with the intention of getting ALL of it. It’s a powerful intention. You can’t even say the words or think the thought of DOMINATING a market without changing your philosophy. 

It’s that focus and attention that’s

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Chandler November, 2014 Market Statistics 

The November 2014 market statistics for Chandler, Arizona show increasing strength in the single family home (SFR) sector. We saw a lower number of new listings, active listings, and new contracts when compared to the 5 previous November's. However, we saw a decrease of average days on the market, an increase in the average sales price, and an increase in the listings to final sales price ratio. 

We also are seeing a steady decline of distressed properties in Chandler. This is extremely important because distressed properties hold the property values of surrounding homes down. Chandler and Phoenix were both hit extremely hard during the financial crisis and housing bubble. It appears the last homes from the

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4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership will fit in your budget.

Homeownership should make you feel safe and secure, and that includes financially. Be sure you can afford your home by calculating how much of a mortgage you can safely fit into your budget.

Why not just take out the biggest mortgage a lender says you can have? Because your lender bases that number on a formula that doesn’t consider your current and future financial and personal goals.

Think ahead to major life events and consider how those might influence your budget. Do you want to return to school for an advanced degree? Will a new child add day care to your monthly expenses? Does a relative

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