How Important is Staging Your Home When You Put it on the Market?
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How Important is Staging Your Home When You Put it on the Market?

So, you’re ready to sell your home. That’s great! However, you may be wrestling with the idea of staging your home. Before you decide for or against it, you’ll want to read this article to find out if staging is worth the investment. With spring resale values rising 1.1 percent, homes are in high demand….

So you want to hire a property manager. Now what?
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So you want to hire a property manager. Now what?

What exactly happens when you hire VerraTerra to manage your Seattle area property? You’ve just closed on your first rental property. You’re excited, but also nervous. You’ve never been a landlord before and you’re (wisely!) considering hiring a property management company. You probably have a lot of questions. What exactly does it mean to hire…

Can Professional Property Photos Help Sell Your Home?
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Can Professional Property Photos Help Sell Your Home?

Sell or Rent Your Seattle Area Home Faster with Professional Property Photos A listing without a professional photo? Don’t even consider it. Read on how professional property photos can help sell your home faster. So you’re looking to sell or rent your Seattle area home and you’re wondering if you need to hire a professional…

Is There a Difference Between a Discount and a Full Fee Real Estate Agent?
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Is There a Difference Between a Discount and a Full Fee Real Estate Agent?

I was recently part of a short discussion on Trulia Voices regarding agents that discount their commission verses agents that charge a “full” fee. The discussion was directed towards sellers though the vast majority of respondents were agents. The overwhelming majority opinion from the other real estate agents was that “full” fee agents were better…

Real Estate Commission Craziness – What value can an agent bring to be paid $500K on one sale?
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Real Estate Commission Craziness – What value can an agent bring to be paid $500K on one sale?

No I’m not talking about $500,000 as a home’s sale price.  I’m talking about $500,000 in commissions that would be paid to a real estate agent. The Puget Sound Business Journal had a post about a new house in Mercer Island going up for sale for $28.8 million dollars.  I pulled the listing up and…