Fall Maintenance Tip: Smoke Detectors

Changing the clocks on November 5th for the end of Daylight Savings Time? It’s a good time to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors AND carbon monoxide detectors, too. Is your smoke detector kind of old? If so, you may want to replace it....

Don’t Ignore Your Home’s Exterior!

As a seller, it’s sometimes difficult to know exactly how to present your home to prospective buyers.  Here are some great tips from Shelly’s favorite show, Fixer Upper.  We especially like the last one — Don’t ignore your home’s exterior.  We’ve heard it said that...

What Does it Take to be a Good Real Estate Agent?

It’s not easy to quantify the metrics that add up to a “good realtor” or a “good real estate experience.”  Aside from qualities like professionalism, experience, honesty, etc, there are many other small details that shape what we would define as a “good realtor.” The...

Love Mid-Century Homes?

Who doesn’t love a mid-century modern home these days?  They are truly few and far between in Seattle, however. Here’s a renovation that will blow you away.  Yes please!...

Saving Money for Your House Purchase

This is one of the best lists we’ve seen regarding tips for new homeowners. The article really focuses on things you can do immediately to start saving money in your new home. 19 Things a New Homeowner Should Do Immediately to Save...

STORIES FROM THE FILED: Home Inspections

In recent years the home inspection process has become a bit more complex for buyers. It used to be standard for buyers to do a complete home inspection immediately following their offer being accepted by a seller, which could then be used to negotiate repairs or...

Cool Kitchen Hoods

Got a boring kitchen range hood? Copy this one! It’s true… a little imagination can really go a long way.   http://www.housebeautiful.com/home-remodeling/diy-projects/a7739/kitchen-hood-diy/  

Preparing to Sell Your House

Maybe you’re starting to think about selling your home. Of course we’d be happy to help when you’re ready. This article is perfect for sellers. Even if you pick up just one tie-bit that you hadn’t thought about — it’s worth it.   13 Tips for Selling Your Home...