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For this quarters newsletter I found some great information to share with you. I hope you find this useful. As always, please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate questions or needs.  
Houzz :
A Bridge from Internet to Reality

The past decade has completely changed the way the housing industry is run. Consumers now have access to countless amounts of information just via their smartphone or tablet. A recent client of mine and I were talking and he stated "I can’t believe I pretty much purchased a house on my iPhone". From filling out contracts to confirming appointments, technology has made it easier for realtors to connect with their clients at a faster pace. Recently, a new website called Houzz has made a great way for clients to get ideas, share ideas or ask questions regarding many aspects of home design, repairs, renovations and many other areas of owning or selling a home. If you are a software engineer, or barely know how to send out a text, Houzz is very user friendly with thousands of active users! The best part about it, it is free to use! Get started now and share your ideas!  
 


Facts and Trends TM

Published by TrendGraphix  |  February 2014*
 
Number of Homes
For Sale vs. Pended vs. Sold
(November 2012-January 2014)

 

Location: King County
Price Range: $0 - No Limit
SQFT Range: 0 - No Limit
Property Types: 
Single Family Homes - All Property Statuses
- All Properties - All Properties
Bedrooms: 0 - No Limit
Full Baths: 0 - No Limit
Half Baths: 0 - No Limit
Year Built: 0 - No Limit
 
* All reports are published February 2014, based on data available at the end of January 2014. This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the NWMLS. Neither the Board or its MLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Board or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Report reflects activity by all brokers participated in the MLS.
 
 

 
Home Improvements
to Add Value


I recently have been getting a lot of questions from clients who purchased homes a number of years ago and are thinking of selling today. Does it make financial sense in this current market to fix up prior to selling, or sell as is? MSN.com recently came out with an article of top projects homeowners can do to add value. While it is rare for one to receive a return of one to one, these projects can add some value and attract a larger pool of buyers! Find out here where your money is best used!
 

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Seattle, WA 98133

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SECRETS TO
A HAPPIER LIFE

 
Everyday we are so inundated with bad news. We read the newspaper, twitter, watch the news etc. You may not realize it, but all the negative energy we are surrounded by, actually rubs off onto others around us. Shawn Achor is an educator, author and speaker known for his research and advocacy for "Positive Psychology". A video from a speaking engagement was recently uploaded on Ted Talks and has been viewed millions of times. Watch Shawn discuss how doing a few simple items everyday can make not only for a better workplace, but a healthier life as well.



 
 

THEN THERE
WERE TWO!

 
Introducing Seattle's newest sibling real estate team to kick start 2014! While Lindsay has hung her license in my office for awhile, we decided to expand both of our businesses and team up in 2014. So far it has been amazing. As a Washington Resident for almost 25 years, Lindsay's local expertise has proved vital when showing clients potential properties. Her background in sales and marketing has been extremely beneficial as we try and bring new and relevant content to the masses! Together you get a sense of a team working on your behalf! View more information about Lindsay here and welcome her aboard!
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