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All Blog Entries by Cary W Porter

Found 483 blog entries published by Cary W Porter.

It is getting to be "That" time of year after all, so I thought we would kick things off with some "True" frightening tales from real estate professionals from around the country. You might want to think twice about reading these before heading off to an Open House though! Wahhhhhhh…….

 

Real estate professionals are a brave bunch. You walk into unfamiliar homes every day, prepared to deal with whatever lurks inside. Hopefully, the scariest thing you find is a seller’s outdated sense of style. But some properties have more insidious issues that staging can’t fix.

No strangers to haunted houses, many practitioners have real-life horror stories of dealing with creepy, ghostly circumstances in the course of their daily work. With

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Are your sellers ready for a buyer's market?

  • Inventory increases by 22.9 percent throughout Western Washington
  • King County leads inventory gains with 78 percent year-over-year increase.
  • Buyers could choose from 19,526 listings nearly double the inventory from February of this year.

 KIRKLAND, Washington (October 4, 2018) – Housing inventory continued to improve during September
while the pace of sales slowed in many counties served by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. “Balance is
finally returning to the market, and with it, slowing home price growth,” stated OB Jacobi, president of
Windermere Real Estate.

A new report from Northwest MLS shows double-digit increases in inventory in several of the 23 counties it
serves, led by a 78

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The Only Thing Scarier Than Paying A Desk Fee is Realizing You Don’t Have To!

 

Make this Halloween the year you finally elevate your career with increased sales and income by joining The Cascade Team. We'll show you exactly how our brokers outperform the average agent and keep more money in their pockets. We have first year agents make 6 (Six) figure incomes right out the gate on a regular basis.

Our "Rookie Of The Year" for 2017 never had a real estate license before joining The Cascade Team and completed 121 transaction his first year! We will literally show you step-by-step exactly how and what to do so this can be YOU next year!

Brokers At The Cascade Team Sell More

If your current or old brokerage has left you

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Over 37% Of Seattle Area Homes Take a Price Drop In Past 30 Days

In King County the number of homes for sale surged up 66% in the past year — and 86 percent just in the city of Seattle — the biggest rise in more than a decade.

Meanwhile, the share of homes with price drops has been posting year-over-year gains consistently since late March. Currently in just the past 30 days starting with September the 26th, 37.2% of Seattle area homes taken a price drop totaling the largest percentage in more than a decade for this statistic as well.

Note: “We define a price drop as a listing price reduction of more than 1 percent and less than 50 percent.”

After years of strong price growth and intense competition for homes, buyers are taking advantage

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10 tips for guiding sellers through the choppy waters of a market correction

This year’s market is not the same as it was last year at this time. Here in the Greater Seattle Area, a region renowned for extreme inventory shortages, short days on the market, multiple offers and contracts way over asking price, everything has suddenly changed.

 

Everything, that is, except seller expectations.

How do you manage clients when the market suddenly develops into something they had not anticipated? Here are our top 10 recommendations for managing seller expectations when the market enters a correction.

1. Memorize the market

When a market turns, everything changes in a moment. Those who benefit from the shift respond immediately, while those

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Just over half an hour from Seattle, and closer still to major tech corporate campuses in Redmond and Bellevue, Sammamish attracts many of the people who work for Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia and other tech giants. The homes are pricey here, but average salaries are high too: Median family income is roughly $165,000, more than twice the median for the other spots MONEY analyzed. The current average list price for a single family residence in Sammamish is $1,227,275.

With an official motto of "Building Community Together," the city of Sammamish in King County, Washington, is as friendly as it gets. The unemployment rate is a low 5%, and the city's crime rate is approximately 90% lower than the national average.

For those that live here, once

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Sure, apps are convenient, but buyers need the personal experience and expertise of a real estate agent, too.

Why work with a real estate agent in this internet filled world we live in? Let me put it this way: You could do a Google search for “Paris” but what if one of your good friends has been to Paris say, 20 times over the last few years? Isn’t it good to get advice from both? Sometimes the internet can be overwhelming with facts and data, and the use of a good reliable real estate agent can help you decipher which facts are the most important for you to know. Also, it’s one thing to see a property online, it’s another to stand in it physically and really get a feel for how big the space is, how much light it’s getting, and how close the

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  • House-hunters in Western Washington can choose from the largest supply of homes in three years.
  • New statistics from the MLS show prices appear to be moderating.
  • King County Housing Inventory has a 74.3 percent increase.
  • Mutually accepted contracts drop 14.8% as buyers adjust to more options.
  • For Buyers: “This is the best time in three years to be aggressive in the marketplace”

KIRKLAND, Washington (September 7, 2018) – House-hunters in Western Washington can choose from the largest supply of homes in three years, and they are facing fewer bidding wars, according to officials from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

New statistics from the MLS show prices appear to be moderating (up about 6.7 percent overall), but brokers

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Other brokerages are inconsistent with their commission rates...

With The Cascade Team, you will always know what you are getting!!!

Getting the most for your home or property means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front. In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs to be seen in a variety of places in order to stand out. And sometimes the right buyer is waiting out of state, or even in another country. To ensure sure your home gets noticed and sells without a hitch for full market value, consider working with a top professional. It could mean the difference between no sale, and the payoff you've been waiting for.

A Full Service Real Estate Brokerage For Home Sellers

The Cascade Team

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For the first time in nearly two years, the Seattle area no longer leads the nation in home price increases. The monthly Case-Shiller home price index, released Tuesday, showed Las Vegas now claims the title as the nation’s hottest housing market.

The Case-Shiller numbers don’t reflect the full scope of the slowdown however, do in large part to the fact that it includes a three-month moving average through June (things have cooled even more since then), and also because it reflects the entire metro area (Pierce and Snohomish counties haven’t slowed down quite as much as King).

A new analysis from Zillow, using more recent numbers, showed Seattle had the biggest slowdown in housing prices in the country, falling to the 12th hottest housing market

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