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The health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer.

Despite the economic downturn and disruptions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, Northwest MLS member-brokers reported impressive improvement from April to May on some key indicators. The volume of new listings, including single family homes and condominiums, rose 29.2% and pending sales jumped more than 44% systemwide. “The pent-up demand from homebuyers returning to the market continues to support a recovery from the weekly declines observed earlier this spring,” said Joel Kan, an MBA economist.

  • Mortgage applications to purchase a home rose 5% for the week and were a stunning 18% higher than a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • As the coronavirus outbreak was surging six weeks ago, applications by homebuyers were down 35% annually.
  • The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage hit another record low, 3.37%

 The Housing Market Is Uniquely Positioned to Help the Economy Recover

And The Cascade Team is there to help with world class marketing and a commission structure designed to help you maximize on your investment and keep more of your hard earned equity in your pocket where it belongs.

Sell Your Home For Only A 1% Listing Fee

PRIME Marketing is our exclusive, full-service marketing system that is designed to sell your property in any real estate market for just a 1% listing fee*.

We use the latest technologies to create a worldwide marketing campaign for your property. Then we follow it up with strong negotiating and taking care of the details all the way to closing day.

Property Website

We create a custom website designed just for your property. It looks great on every device and is the foundation of marketing your home. It's loaded with beautiful photography, all of the details, as well as maps, school and neighborhood information. Buyers can even schedule tours right from the site.

Beautiful Photography

First impressions matter and photos are the first things a buyer sees. That makes great photography a must in any market. To showcase your home, we feature large photos that are sharp, bright and look great anywhere a buyer sees them. Contact me today!

Staging Boost

To help you more easily sell your home fast, Staging Boost is designed to give your home the curb-side appeal that will attract more online views, foot traffic to your open house, and the most competitive price without the hassle of coordinating or paying for the service upfront.

3D Walkthrough Showcase

A 3D Walkthrough Showcase immerses buyers and lets them move through the property as if they were really there. It's the ultimate Always Open House. It's so much more than a gallery or spinning photos. Crisp 3D imagery creates an amazing experience for buyers to view your property online. 

Worldwide Internet Marketing

In addition to the local MLS, your property will appear on hundreds of the leading real estate websites and portals around the world. No matter the country or continent, if a buyer is looking for a home online they can find your property. Every week we show how many buyers from around the world visited your property website.

Social Media Campaign 

We run a full campaign featuring your property on all the major social networks including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Linked In, Youtube and Twitter. Every week we show how many buyers visited your property website from the networks.

Retargeting Ad Campaign


Buyers who viewed your property online will see it again on popular websites and social networks they visit around the internet. It's a great way to keep your property top of mind and encourage a second look.

Offer Countdown

When an offer is received for your property, the countdown to offer review time begins. It gives buyers a chance to submit their competing offer before the deadline. Your Cascade Team agent will be letting everyone know that it is last call for offers. 

Text Message Marketing 

Our eco-friendly Text Flyers instantly show buyers all the photos and details just by texting the listing number. Your Cascade Team agent can chat with buyers, set up tours, and alert them about open houses all in real time.

Showing Feedback

Our automated system surveys buyers and agents that have toured your property and asks them for their impressions of the exterior, interior, price and more. Every time we receive this feedback, we immediately send you and your Cascade Team agent a report.

Weekly Performance Report

Every week we report to you how the marketing activity is going. We will show you how many buyers from around the world viewed your property's website, how many people toured the home in-person, and what social networks saw the most activity too.

Permanent Smart Flyer

Our Permanent Smart Flyers never run out, get soggy when it rains, and are bigger than paper flyers. They feature large photos and lots of details about the property. Buyers can text for even more info and photos and also chat with your Cascade Team agent.

Open House

Your Cascade Team agent can host an open house and promote it on all the major sites. We follow up with all the buyers that attend the open house which makes it a great way to quickly get feedback on the property.

Free Staging Consultation

A home that shows well to buyers is important, so we offer you a free staging consultation with an independent staging expert. They'll visit your home and give you plenty of advice to help make your home really shine and stand out from the competition when it debuts on the market.

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