Monday, March 27, 2023 / by Sydney Stahr
The Best Time to List Your Home is Almost Here!
If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching.
Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal week to list a house this year:
“Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because the best time to list a home in 2023 is approaching quickly. The week of April 16-22 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.”
If you’ve been waiting for the best time to sell, this is your chance. But remember, before you put your house on the market, you’ve got to get it ready. And if you haven’t started that process yet, you’ll n ...
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Thursday, March 23, 2023 / by Sydney Stahr
With Spring all but here and the weather beginning to play nice, we figured we should share some of the best places to head outdoors in our home, Kitsap County.
Kitsap County, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, is home to a wealth of local parks and natural areas, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From forests to beaches, there's no shortage of stunning scenery to explore here. In this blog post, we'll look at some of the best local parks and things to do in the area.
Manchester State Park
Located on the Kitsap Peninsula, Manchester State Park is a 128-acre park that features stunning views of the Puget Sound and surrounding islands. Visitors can hike along the park's many trails, fish for salmon or trout, camp, or simply relax on the beach. The park is also known for the large brick structure that was once a torpedo warehouse and an adjacent concrete casemate that once housed firing triggers and cables to the underwater torpedoes.
Illahee State Park
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Wednesday, March 15, 2023 / by Sydney Stahr
Don’t Talk to Strangers!
Well that’s an odd thing for a Real Estate Broker to say given that we often make our living doing exactly that!
Turns out that as we make our way through the trials and tribulations of raising a small human, we are quickly approaching the point at which we will need to have that conversation with her. While Aubrey does tend to have a pretty good initial hesitation when it comes to strangers, she is also a very warm and bright little girl (wow…no longer our baby!) and she feels very secure in her world. She is also quite curious and adventurous. These qualities could lead her to trust a smiling face when she ought not. Soooo… we will have the talk but in a way that is educational vs. fear based so as not to kill that adventurous spirit or cause her to feel insecure or afraid (not the best way to go through life!). We will tread lightly.
Um…ok, Dennis, what has that got to do with Real Estate?&nbp ...
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023 / by Sydney Stahr
You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s better to rent right now than it is to own your home. But before you let that impact your decisions, you should understand what these claims are based on.
A lot of the time, these reports are assuming things that aren’t realistic for the average household. For example, the methodology behind one of those reports says that renting is the smarter financial option because of the opportunity to invest money elsewhere. It assumes renters take the money they’d spend on costs tied to buying a home and put it in an investment portfolio.
But here’s the thing – most people who rent aren’t making those investments.
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Monday, October 17, 2022 / by Sydney Stahr
In the current age of our world, digital communication is at its peak in technological advances. Employees can work from home using online chat rooms, team setups, and video conferencing. Students can attend classes virtually using online live classrooms and discussion boards to complete required class time and assignments. Even in Real Estate, online communication has become a much-needed key to success. Agents can walk through homes virtually with their clients using their smartphones, and some even go so far as to upload home tour walkthrough videos to their listings for future buyers to see for themselves.
So how far is our digital literacy going to take us? What about agents that did not grow up with the more recent technologies? Will they adapt as things change, or will they hold onto the “old ways” of conducting their business? I can tell you from experience that while most agents are embracing the recent advances in technology, there are several that have a diffic ...
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