Winterizing Your Home
Have you considered winterizing your home? Doing so will not only save you money on your heating bills, it will add resale value to your home when you decide to sell it. One of the best projects is adding fiberglass attic insulation. It was the only project that Remodeling magazine featured that had an ROI of over 100%. To see all of our winterizing tips, watch this short video.
What Do You Think of My New Book?
I’ve got some super exciting news to share today. My book, “Shortchanged by Shortcuts?” is currently the No. 1 new release in the “buying and selling homes” section on Amazon. If you haven’t gotten a copy yet and you’re interested in buying or selling a home in the next few years, I have even more great news. For a limited time, the book is only 99 cents on Kindle and 5.85 in paperback. To learn more about my book and why I wrote it, watch this short video.
The Amazing Story of the Burton Inn
Today, I interviewed Deborah Kohler from the Burton Inn at her beautiful space on Vashon Island. She bought the inn last year and started a restaurant called Lucy’s Table. Deborah is a graduate of culinary school, and her food is fabulous. Check out the interview!
How a Pre-Inspection Can Save You Thousands
If you’re a seller, when should you do your own pre-inspection? Well, if you aren’t 100% certain you’ll be getting multiple offers, it is always a good idea. Many sellers are worried that they’ll find an issue they’ll need to disclose to the buyer. This is absolutely the case. However, don’t forget that whether you do the inspection yourself before listing or not, the issues will be discovered sooner or later. To learn more, watch my latest video.
The Hardware Store Restaurant Is More Than Just a Place to Eat
Owning a restaurant is never an easy task. But when Melinda Powers came to Vashon Island more than 14 years ago, she had a strong enough vision to overcome the obstacles ahead. Since then, The Hardware Store Restaurant has become much more than a place to eat—it’s become the heart of the community. When I sat down to interview Melinda she told me her amazing story as well as some incredible things she’s seen happen because of her restaurant. To find out more, watch this video.
Don’t Trust Zillow When It Comes to Home Value
If you know me, you know how I feel about Zestimates. Zestimates are trash, and you should not trust them to come up with your home value. Now, there is a lawsuit in Illinois that proves exactly how Zestimates can negatively impact your home sale. After all, even though the Zestimate is not an official appraisal, many buyers don’t understand that. To learn more, watch this short video.
The Pros and Cons of Investing in Airbnb
Airbnb investments are becoming more and more popular in the Seattle area. Today I wanted to talk to you about the pros and cons of investing in Airbnb. Should you invest in it? If you do, you need to make sure your bases are covered. To learn more about investing in Airbnb and what that means for you, watch my latest video.
How to Handle Multiple Offers as a Homebuyer
In this market, it’s very common to see multiple offers on homes. If you find your dream home, you can almost bet one or two other people will be vying for it as well. However, I have some great ways to make sure your offer stands out and gets accepted. To see all the ways to make your offer the strongest, watch this short video.
Real Estate Blind Spots
Today I want to show you a method I’ve created to locate a blind spot people have in the world of real estate. It’s something I discovered while writing my upcoming book, “Real Estate Blind Spots: A Peek Inside the Black Box of Residential Real Estate.” It involves a chart you might remember from geometry class and the unlikely relationship between buying and selling a home and picking where you want to eat dinner. This is a blind spot you don’t want to be guilty of. To find out more, watch my latest video.
How a Rent Back Can Help You Snag Your New Home
Right now, Seattle is in a strong seller’s market. As a buyer, that means chances are good you’ll be competing with multiple offers. The last thing you want to do is give a seller a reason not to choose your offer, such as adding a contingency. Luckily, a rent back can solve the problem of needing to sell your home before you can buy. To find out how, watch this short video.