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Helpful Ways To Avoid Buyer Fatigue during this intense Real Estate Market 

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WHAT IS BUYER FATIGUE?

We are currently experiencing a hypercompetitive seller’s market with low inventory and many active buyers. This quickly spirals potential homebuyers into the frustrating realm of buyer fatigue. Buyer fatigue refers to buyers who have seen so many properties, written too many unsuccessful offers, and are flat out exhausted with the buying process. Searching for the dream home can be an exhaustive undertaking and when you are losing out time and time again you start to feel like you will never win a bid.

Conversely, while all of this is great news for sellers because it means an increased sale price and shortened transaction time, it can be

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When you’re ready to list your home, your agent will work with our coordinator team to secure any needed home renovations. Payment is deferred until home closing, or 180 days and escrow will deduct costs from net proceeds to pay for services rendered.

 

Preparing your home for sale is essential to capturing the highest offer, fastest. Simple steps like fresh paint before an open house can increase offer amounts by 10% vs. homes with no work done. And with prices averaging over $1,000,000 we’re talking some serious return on investment!

 

 

 

When you’re ready to list your home, your agent will work with our coordinator team to secure any needed home renovations. Payment is deferred until home closing, or 180 days and escrow

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Bidding Wars and multiple offers have been the story of 2021 so far. But now inventory is increasing (Up 50% in the past 30 days) and while inventory is still historically low, pricing your home correctly is more important than ever.

Our 18-Point Analysis will bring you the most accurate assessment possible when it comes to your home's value. We factor in sold homes, active, pending, pending inspection, builder, size, beds, baths, school, year built, upgrades, lot size, assessments, condition, view, curb appeal, title issues and easements.

On average, serious buyers look at about fifteen properties before they make an offer. Doing so gives them a basis for determining how competitively a property is priced, both in terms of the market

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Bidding Wars and multiple offers have been the story of 2022 so far. In fact, we're setting new records for prices and amounts OVER asking almost daily!

  •          At month end inventory reached a meager 3,092 active listings, down more than 30% from a year ago.
  •          King County had the steepest drop in active listings, shrinking nearly 59% from a year ago.
  •          The market remains virtually sold out.
  •          The imminent rise in interest rates has buyers scrambling to find properties to buy.
  •          No relief in sight by way of increased inventory to meet demand.

To take advantage, pricing your home correctly is more important than ever!

Our 18-Point Analysis will bring you the most accurate assessment possible

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Home Selling Tips. Sell a Home Faster in this Real Estate Market 

 

 

Ever wonder about home decorating decisions that you have made that actually hurt you more than help you? When we think about our homes, we can try and create an overall mood for the room. We try hard to clean out all the clutter and focus on furnishing and decorating. But did you know that some decisions that we make can have a negative impact on our home and in fact, make it look messier than what we planned for? Better Homes and Gardens mentions 6 Decorating Mistakes that Make Your Home Look Messier Than It Really Is. One of them is Relying Too Much on Open Storage.  They reference decorating something like a bookshelf. Maintaining open shelves are a great place to

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As more and more months tick by, buyers keep asking me, what is better right now... should I keep trying to buy a house knowing it's a seller's market right now, or should we just wait and rent until buyers have more of a fighting chance? Well, according to Keeping Current Matters it looks like renters are not doing much better. In fact, 

 

Single-family rent growth hit its sixth consecutive record high. . . . Annual rent growth . . . was more than three times that of a year earlier. Rent growth should continue to be robust in the near term, especially as the labor market continues to improve.”

 

Yes, there are benefits to renting a house vs. buying, such as fewer (if any) maintenance costs, also things like having less stress

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We looked at the data on thousands of offers agents for The Cascade Team wrote and received in the last two years to see how the strategies we track affected buyers’ odds of winning a bidding war:

 Here is a process of buying a home, and some strategies.

 

All cash offers rule the landscape and stymie the competition. With everything else equal, offering with all cash nearly doubles your chance of getting your offer accepted in a bidding war situation. In fact, for the luxury market, (which we defined as the top 10 percent of the market by list price), an all-cash offer increases a buyer’s odds of success more than fourfold.

Cash is king and gives buyers a leg up in the negotiation because it ensures the fastest and most seamless

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# 1  - Is Going To Blow Your Mind!

 

THE CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY about return-to-work policies combined with historic lows in inventory has made for a sizzling Seattle housing market—especially in the suburbs.

In January, eight communities saw more than a 30 percent increase in the median sale price of homes compared to this time last year. So, uh, good luck if you’re trying to buy in Bellevue and don’t have an extra million to spare.

(Sneak Peek at #1: Bellevue passes Manhattan in housing prices!)

8. Kirkland/Bridle Trails

The suburb north of Bellevue has a lot going for it: picturesque waterfronts, a state park, the honor of being the namesake for Costco’s signature products. What it doesn’t have is a lot of homes available to

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# 1 is going to blow your mind!

THE CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY about return-to-work policies combined with historic lows in inventory has made for a sizzling Seattle housing market—especially in the suburbs.

In January, eight communities saw more than a 30 percent increase in the median sale price of homes compared to this time last year. So, uh, good luck if you’re trying to buy in Bellevue and don’t have an extra million to spare.

(Sneak Peek at #1: Bellevue passes Manhattan in housing prices!)

8. Kirkland/Bridle Trails

The suburb north of Bellevue has a lot going for it: picturesque waterfronts, a state park, the honor of being the namesake for Costco’s signature products. What it doesn’t have is a lot of homes available to

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Easy as 1, 2, 3

We have many buyers out there looking for homes and with record low inventory, we may just have a buyer for your home.

87% of homes are receiving multiple offers, so if you're thinking of selling, now is the time!

All it takes is 30 seconds to fill out the form below. To learn more about what we offer our home seller clients, CLICK HERE.

With record low inventory literally causing a Housing Shortage Crisis We have many buyers out there looking and with a lack of inventory, we may just have a buyer for your home.  All it takes is 30 seconds to fill out the form below. Let us know what price you would take for your home, and if we have a buyer, we'll let you know! 

   Easy as 1, 2, 3

Just Name Your Home's Selling

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