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If you’re trying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, staged it, and scrubbed it down from floorboards to rooftop as if the folks from Architectural Digest were stopping by for a cover shoot. OK, so it’s in immaculate shape—but your home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny here. You are, too! That’s right: No matter how nice your home is, your behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.

A few days ago we told you the secret etiquette rules that every home buyer needs to know in order to nail the deal. Today we’re focusing on the selling side of the equation. Here are the (previously) unwritten etiquette rules sellers should follow to show their home—and themselves—in the best possible…

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Trossachs Home SOLD in Sammamish By The Cascade Team

Proven Results:

Sold in 3 Days!
$35,000 OVER Asking Price!
No Inspection!
Seller Saved $19,200!

1132 268th Way SE, Sammamish WA 98075

Beautifully updated Trossachs home! The main floor has an updated kitchen with newer granite, backslash, cook top, dishwasher and a walk in pantry. The family room features a gas fireplace and builtin bookcases. Large formal living room with a gas fireplace. Formal dining room with french doors opens to a covered outdoor entertaining area. Main floor office.  The entry staircase and powder room have been nicely updated.  Newer paint and carpet.  The upper level includes the master bedroom with sitting area, french doors to huge patio, and large master…

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You like being under a microscope? Whatever your answer to that question may be, you’d better get used to being scrutinized when you’re trying to buy a home. Your behavior can sway sellers to bestow their precious home on you—or pass you up for someone nicer or way less annoying.

Naturally, The Cascade Team is here to help! Just be sure to follow these heretofore unwritten rules of house-buying etiquette to stay in the good graces of all involved.

Get pre-approved for a home loan

Getting pre-approved and knowing exactly how much house you can afford before shopping for a home is key to winning over sellers, real estate agents agree.

“It is simply misleading to look at a home you don’t know you qualify for”. Yes, this is an etiquette…

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KIRKLAND, Wash. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 88,331 closed sales during 2015, outgaining the prior year’s volume of 77,276 transactions for a 14.3 percent increase.

Measured by dollars, last year’s sales of single family homes and condominiums were valued at more than $34 billion. Compared to 2014, that dollar volume represents a gain of nearly 23 percent.

The sales activity reflects the work of 23,800 brokers across 23 counties in the member-owned Northwest MLS.

Last year’s completed sales included 75,975 single family homes (about 86 percent of the total) and 12,356 condominiums. The total units and dollar volume surpassed the previous highs during 2007 when members registered 82,197 sales valued…

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Sammamish Real Estate Market Stats

We track the market in Sammamish closely and update this page every month. Want to know what all of this data means for you? Contact us here You can also access information about many of the different subdivisions located in Sammamish, get detailed school reports, demographics and information on everything from local shopping to education and income levels.

Number of Active Homes in Sammamish

Number of Sold Homes in Sammamish

Median & Average Price of Sold Homes in Sammamish

Median price is the midpoint between the highest and lowest price. Median prices give a more accurate picture of pricing because it's not skewed by unusually high or low priced sales. Find out the price of your home

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Colorado Welcomes The Cascade Team Real Estate


Open Interviews and Company Informational Events:


Denver/Wednesday: 50 South Steel Street, Suite 250: January 27th from 1:00 to 4 pm

1. Pick one day each week to work ON your business and your marketing

2. Focus on one target market at a time. 

3. Plan to dominate

4. Stop settling for advertising that “pays for itself” and only do advertising that MULTIPLIES itself. 

5. Decide to focus on getting RICH not famous.

6. Quit cold prospecting and focus on getting prospects to call you.

7. Get Your current Clients to lead you to your NEXT clients 

8. Focus on the lifetime value of your clients.

9. Nail Your Next Listing Presentation

10. Change the…

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What Is My Seattle, Phoenix or San Diego Home Worth?

Selling a home is a seller's market is far different from selling a home in a buyer's market. If you are wondering about our current market, then let me assure you: It is indeed a fabulous time to sell! Not only will your days on market be remarkably fewer in a sellers’ market, but you might receive multiple offers, which could drive up the sales price.

It's generally a good idea to take advantage of pent-up demand because it's the demand that drives competition. The larger number of buyers for your home ought to increase the odds you'll make more money. Some homes, especially those referred to as unique homes, meaning homes that can be difficult to sell in any real estate market, will generally stand a better chance of selling as well in a…

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We are Extremely happy to welcome Becky Lower back to The Cascade Team. Becky worked for The Cascade Team for several years in the past. She is a long time Snoqualmie Ridge resident and an absolute professional in every sense of the word. Becky focuses on Snoqualmie, Issaquah, Sammamish and all of the greater eastside and is extensively networked into the community.

We are very happy to have you back Home Becky!

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Hello buyers and sellers and thank you for visiting my bio page! Finding the right real estate broker is a very important decision and I hope to provide you with the knowledge that I am the broker best suited to…

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We are VERY happy to welcome Laura back to The Cascade Team. Laura worked for The Cascade Team from late 2008 until 2013, and after a few years away we are happy to bring back a wonderful broker and show her all of the added advancements we have made in the past few years. Many of you probably remember Laura so I'm sure she would love hearing from you! Laura is also newly marring to James (Who Janet has already started making football bets with!)

Glad you are back Home Laura!

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I am genuinely excited that as a part of this team, I have something exceptional to offer prospective clients. I am happy to be one of few…

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Home Values in Seattle and Charlotte

Comparison Highlights


Seattle, WA tends to be more expensive for home buyers than Charlotte, NC. During the last year, Seattle home values have risen by 12.8%, while Charlotte home values have risen by 5.8%.

Seattle is 193% more densely populated than Charlotte

People are 6% less likely to be married in Seattle

The Median Age is 2.7 years older in Seattle

Cost of Living Comparison Highlights


Charlotte is 48.3% less expensive than Seattle

Charlotte, housing costs are 100.9% less than Seattle, housing costs.

Health related expenses are 21.7% less in Charlotte.


The crime indices range 1-100. A higher number corresponds with more crime. Our crime rates are based…

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