Your home needs more than a sign in the yard and a Facebook post.

It needs a well-orchestrated marketing plan to generate the greatest interest and highest sale price. We orchestrate the many moving parts surrounding your home sale as project manager, negotiator, and advocate with the knowledge and resources to bring you successfully to the closing table. Coordinating home preparation, gorgeous photography, and unleashing a multi-faceted media blast, are a just part of what happens before the first open house or private showing. A successful launch creates a rush of activity that is key to stimulating demand. Let us help you maximize your home's value.

Your advocate at the negotiating table.

When it comes time to evaluate offers, we’ll help you analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each contract and develop a strategic negotiating plan to give you the best possible price, terms and timeline. We look forward to helping you ­reach the next chapter of your life!

 

In an independent reader survey conducted by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Windermere Real Estate was selected as the most respected residential real estate company brand in Washington. Our trusted name lends credibility to the marketing of your home, helping you generate more buyer activity and giving you the best advantage at the negotiating table.

Expert Advice

Payback times for energy-efficient home upgrades

  Thinking of going green?  Today’s technology offers a whole host of ways to boost your home’s efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills.  Some upgrades can pay for themselves in a relatively short amount of time, while others with large price tags might take decades to start paying back.  The good […]

What you need to know about the Washington State Seller Property Disclosure – Form 17

  Washington State requires sellers of residential real property to thoroughly disclose material facts on a form called the Residential Real Property Disclosure Statement (often referred to as Form 17). Unless the buyer has expressly waived their rights, the seller must deliver this completed disclosure with 5 days after mutual acceptance.  The buyer then has […]

Q1 2020 Reports: Market Update

  As we are fully entrenched in a new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note that the Q1 stats you see are based on pre-coronavirus closed sales activity and therefore largely untouched by our current market reality.   While Q1 serves as a pre-coronavirus benchmark, Q2 and Q3 will more accurately […]

Economic Insights from Matthew Gardner

  Concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect your home value or ability to move in the future?  As we all hunker down through these challenging times, a voice of insight and reason has been our Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner.  He is expecting a sharp economic slowdown accompanied by a 15-20% reduction in […]

2020 Home Trends

  With 2020 now in full swing, we’re seeing some clear shifts in how homes are being designed and decorated.  Most notable for our area is the Modern Farmhouse trend with its juxtapositions of old & new, light & dark, and clean & rustic.  Softer grey and lagom neutrals are here to stay, but are […]

2020 Windermere Cup-CANCELLED

  The 2020 Windermere Cup was cancelled due to the current Stay Home order. About the Regatta –  Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington are excited to host the 34th annual Windermere Cup Regatta. Scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, the regatta is held as part of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season and […]

Remodeling Cost vs. Value

  Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  While returns have dipped nationwide due to growing costs and consumer anxiety, Seattle still saw better pay-off on remodeling than the national average. The chart below shows cost vs. […]

Annual Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Report: A Look Back at 2019

  A strong local employment sector, very low mortgage interest rates, and the most balanced market we’ve seen in two decades each contributed to increased sales velocity in 2019.   While the number of homes for sale increased overall in 2019 as compared to 2018, the higher rate of sales throughout the year resulted in […]

Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home

  Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or […]

New Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) Rate (eff. 1/1/20)

  Now that Washington State Senate Bill 5998 has been signed into law, our local real estate excise tax—the tax paid when you sell a property—will be getting a facelift in 2020.  The flat rate of the past will make way for a new tiered system which gives owners a tax cut on the first […]

It’s the end result that drives us from the very beginning.