Uncategorized Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree. The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that’s even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal on a […]
Uncategorized Should I Sell My House This Year? If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing market. Even with all the information overload […]
Uncategorized March Eastside Market Update   February’s Eastside stats are in! Month-over-month, supply decreased by 5% to 1.9 months, which puts us solidly in a seller’s market. That said, it’s a stark difference from this time last year where we were at 0.8 months of an inventory—42% lower (70 miles per hour now vs 166 miles per hour then). Evidence […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation I am proud of the Windermere Foundation. It’s a huge part of why I love Windermere. I had the privilege to be on the board for 3 years, so I witnessed the integrity and awesomeness of the program. We give back to our communities and the families in those communities. Good stuff!
Uncategorized February Eastside Market Update   January’s Eastside stats are in! Year-over-year median prices are up 2%, but for single family homes only, prices are down 3%. Basically, prices are flat, as pricing is tricky to gauge (due to variations in home sizes, condition, location, ect). Also, 12% of homes did sell over asking price, many of these were after […]
Uncategorized Snowpocalypse Update Yes, the snow has slowed things down, but mostly new listings coming on the market. Also, it is challenging showing home in the snow—what does the yard really look like? That said, homes are still selling. In fact, both my new listings sold. With mid-winter break next week, it will be interesting to see if […]
Uncategorized Just Listed in Washington Square 10610 NE 9th place #2202 Bellevue, WA from Portland Property Films on Vimeo. I’m pleased to present this fantastic, view condo in Washington Square, one of downtown Bellevue’s premier condo high-rises. There are many things to love, but the two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows are my favorite. That said, the location is unbeatable—walkable to shops […]
Uncategorized Janaury 2019 Eastside Market Update December’s stats are in! We are still in a seller’s market with 2.4 months of inventory, but the effects of having 200% more inventory from last year is illustrated by the flat year-over-year price appreciation. It’s like pricing rewound a year. That said, we are 2 weeks into the new year and buyer activity is […]
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Real Estate Forecast 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my crystal […]
Uncategorized Windermere for Kids Day This is a fun recap of Windermere for Kids Day. Three out of four years, Windermere East, Inc uses our holiday party money to provide Christmas gifts for local families. It’s an elaborate process of first finding the families—my office’s families came from Lake Hills Elementary—then meeting with the families to create wish lists for […]
Uncategorized November Eastside Stats   November stats are in! The market appears to be stabilizing with both October and November having 2.4 months of inventory. Anything less than 3 months of inventory is a Seller’s Market, so we are in a Seller’s Market. Home that are in good condition and well-priced will sell quickly and might go over the […]
Santa Complimentary Santa Photos Tomorrow! We are ready for Santa’s visit tomorrow! Please join us if you can! Details: 11 AM to 2 PM–Dogs welcome from 1 PM to 2 PM Windermere, Bellevue South, 14405 SE 36th St, Bellevue Photos will be emailed to you a few days after the event.  
market update Where Are Home Prices Headed? Home price increases in the Puget Sound area have started to moderate. While down from the unsustainable highs of this spring, prices continue to be up compared to a year ago. So, where are home prices headed next? The Home Price Expectation Survey checks in with over 100 national real estate experts every quarter, including Windermere […]
Uncategorized Seattle Mariners Ticket Give Away Saturday, August 6th is the Ken Griffey Jr. Number Retirement Ceremony, and Sandi Tampa Real Estate has two sets of 2 tickets to give away! If you want to 'play' simply go to my Sandi Tampa Real Estate Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Sandi-Tampa-Real-Estate-198947938351/) and make a comment on the ticket give away post. I will select 2 names/winners on […]
Uncategorized Don’t Sell too Quickly I often hear people enthusiastically say: “They/I sold the house in a day!”. I cringe because I know the seller has probably left money on the table. The below stats (2015 King County single family home sales) beautifully illustrate the point. Controlling the market exposure to 5 to 7 days will optimize your sales price. […]
Uncategorized Wedgwood Fun This darling Wedgwood listing is fun! First, it’s heartwarming to have repeat clients who trust me with the sale of their childhood home. Then, the sellers followed our pre-listing advice—pre-inspect, address some inspection issues, some prep, tidy the yard, and invest in staging—and, as anticipated/hoped, the market response is off the charts. I thought the […]
Uncategorized Just Listed in Bellevue Just listed! Secluded home with Bellevue Schools. Please join me for tomorrow's open house from 11 AM to 1 PM or on Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. http://sanditampa.com/listing/WA/Bellevue/15835-SE-43rd-Place-98006/42935935  
Uncategorized Strong Seller’s Market Continues The Eastside market continues to be a strong Seller’s Market. There simply isn’t enough supply for the buyer demand. Interestingly, in the last few weeks, the single family home market has seen over priced homes not sell in a weekend (which is a lifetime in this market). Time will tell if this was a Spring […]
Uncategorized Sold in 4 Hours! Listed this condo on Thursday and was Pending in 4 hours. Normally, we do an offer review period that runs through the weekend. In this situation, the seller received an offer they couldn’t refuse, from a buyer who has been beat-up by the market. Beyond happy for my client and the buyer. It’s truly a […]
Uncategorized Key Delivery–Fun and a Little Sad While giving clients their keys and sharing in their excitement is one of my favorite things. It’s also a little sad for me, as the frequent interactions slowly to nearly a halt. It’s a bittersweet, but certainly more sweet than bitter. This is Dani—she is fun (in case you couldn’t tell).