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In a strong market, if a home is priced right and shows well, it should sell within the first six weeks. If it doesn’t, many sellers become frustrated, especially if their agent begins pushing for a price reduction.

It’s a common rub: the seller thinks the agent just wants a quick sale, but the agent sincerely wants to help the seller get action. Agents understand that a listing loses momentum and excitement soon after being listed. Buyers will think of a home as stale, tired, or flawed if it sits on the market too long. Here are some ways to get more traction if your home is not generating offers.

Location, price and condition are key

You can’t change your home’s location, but you do have some control over the other two important buyer

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See more results like above HERE: 

  • King County Prices up 13.2% YTD
  • Sales Volume up 12%
  • Area-Wide Prices up 9.6%
  • Condo Prices in King County up 19.6%

KIRKLAND, Washington (September 3, 2015) – Some brokers from Northwest Multiple Listing Service detected a slowdown in housing activity during August, "but nowhere near what is typical," according to one industry veteran. Among MLS leaders who commented on the service’s latest report, expectations for the remainder of 2015 ranged from one who predicted "we’re on the cusp of a slowdown," to others describing activity as "torrid" and saying "sales will continue at a fast pace."

Newly released statistics show solid gains for several indicators used to track activity, including

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New Real Estate Listing In Fort Collins Colorado

Check out this newly listed piece of real estate in Fort Collins by local Realtor Jinjer Spears (720-219-0318).  To learn more about this property, visit the property web site.  If you are looking at selling your home, be sure to check out our home seller marketing platform.  If you are looking for a home in the Denver area, be sure to check out the home search and Denver real estate page.

2420 Owens Ave - Unit 202, Fort Collins, CO 80528

This beautiful 2 bedroom/2 full bath Timbers condo is a must see. It was recently updated and offers a split bedroom floor plan. It has a huge great room, breakfast bar, fireplace, and great views. This unit also has vaulted ceilings, new Pergo Hardwood flooring

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Real Estate Prices In Carlsbad and Denver Are Up In July

Home prices in San Diego and Carlsbad continued their rise in July, gaining 5.2 percent over the past year, as home prices appreciated 6.9 percent nationwide, according to a report from CoreLogic.

San Diego Home Prices RiseSan Diego home prices rose 1.1 percent from June to July, while nationwide prices were up 1.7 percent during the same time period, the 41st running reoccurring increase. CoreLogic's numbers factored in distressed sales, including short sales and bank estate-owned transactions.

Only Colorado saw more than 10 percent expansion, with 10.4 percent, although Massachusetts and Mississippi were the only states to see market values slip at -2.1 percent and -0.8 percent, respectively.

"Low home mortgage rates and

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We Are Excited To Welcome Aimee Malmberg To The Cascade Team!

Aimee Malmberg

A big welcome to Aimee Malmberg to The Cascade Team and to our Redmond Office!

Aimee comes to us with a great background. She began her career in Early Childhood Education and then later spent many years in the mortgage industry as Licensed Mortgage Broker. Her well-rounded knowledge of the industry from this experience is sure to be an asset to her and her clients as a Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Aimee lives in Snohomish with her husband and will be focusing her efforts on establishing The Cascade Team brand and developing herself into the predominant

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Published on Sep 1, 2015

Check out this great new home for sale in Mesa by local real estate agent Tom Donnell. You can see more information on this great property at or contact Tom at 505.328.2763 for a personal showing of this move in ready house. To learn more about our home seller marketing platform, check it out right HERE.

10701 E Lobo Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85209

Beautiful 2 story home located in the Villages of Eastridge community. This 4/5 BR 3 full bath home has all the amenities to call home. Separate Dinning and Living room, Vaulted ceiling entry way, reversible ceiling fans throughout and a large family room to enjoy those precious moments. A gorgeous kitchen with wood oak cabinets, walk-in Pantry

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We Are Excited To Welcome Tess Henderson To The Cascade Team!

Tess Henderson

  • Cell Phone:360-529-6303
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  • Office: Tacoma
  • A little about Tess: I chose a career in real estate after selling our first home.  During that experience, I realized how important it was to have an agent on your side who cares more about their client’s outcome than their commission. One that is knowledgeable and can guide them through a process they are unfamiliar with and may have a lot of questions about.  A great agent must possess good listening skills and keep their client well informed too. Communicating effectively and regularly with lenders, inspectors, contractors, appraisers, and escrow to help ensure a timely closing is also
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Just taking a moment to be a proud Dad on today’s blog. Tomorrow morning my son Keenan will be getting up around 3:30 AM and heading with the rest of the Eastside Catholic Varsity Football Team to travel down to San Diego for the 2015 Honor Bowl. While they will be missing a few days of school each one of them are expected and required to keep up on their studies and homework while traveling, along with having daily practices in advance of the game. 

It’s been great to see Keenan mature into such a great young man, maintain good grades, and excel at a sport he loves so much. While keeping an A-B grade point average last year, the freshman team he played on went undefeated while last year’s varsity team won the State 3A Championship (We beat

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Here's some welcome news for homeowners living near Trader Joe's: You're probably experiencing better home values.

That's according to a RealtyTrac report released Tuesday. The real estate information firm analyzed home values, appreciation and property taxes in ZIP codes that have either a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods location to find out which of the 2 chains is better for homeowners.

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Higher appreciation and taxes

"What we found is that homeowners near a Trader Joe's have experienced better home value appreciation since their purchase," Jennifer von Pohlmann, RealtyTrac spokeswoman, says in a post on the company's website. These lucky owners also pay more in property taxes on average: 59% more.

The analysis also found:

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Declutter and clean: both are two important steps to take before putting your house on the market.

Here are five key areas to focus on that will help you sell your home fast:

1. Backyard deck

Few things disappoint a millennial more than discovering their otherwise-perfect dream home has no backyard deck. If you don’t have one, or if you have a tiny afterthought-type deck, consider building one. Besides pressure-treated pine, there are composite deck materials, which many homebuyers prefer. Composite materials require less maintenance and can be just as beautiful as wood — or even more so. But they cost more to build with. Young buyers love split-level decks for visual interest. Built-in lights are also a plus.

2. Gourmet kitchen

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