Jim Tutton's Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Windermere/ Professional Partners
I feel these graphs that are made up of information gathered from the Northwest MLS show exactly what is happening in your local real estate market.  As you can see as inventory comes down, sales go up (Price helps too).  We are up almost 200 units in August compared to the middle of summer last ...
Have any of you started to run into this?I have had a listing that has been on the market about 6 months with one sale fail back in the beginning.  Since then about 4 -5 months of minimal showings.Finally offer comes in for purchase well below the list price.  Mind you this whole time I had been ...
So I have been working an expired plan for thepast few weeks now and have to say that I am frustrated.  Not by the amount of No's I receive or rude comments.  Most sellers are very polite when I call.The frustration is that I do not understand some sellers sometime.  For example, I have been talk...
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The Right Selling Price Affects Your Bottom Line When you're selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you'll receive. That's why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced realtor. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, base...
For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and deciding to sell it is a big decision that involves a lot of preparation and work. When you're ready to sell it's important to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the successful sale of a h...
So how much value do you put on home valuation sites such as Zillow.com? There have been many times that I have looked at a property to compare to a list price and about half the time they are right and half the time it is way off.  How does this help any consumer?  I think it is fun to go look a...
Buying Your         New Home Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand. One of my specialties is representing the bes...
The weather is absolutely perfect in University Place, WA today.  So I decided to get out and go visit friends and sit outside enjoying a cup of coffee at the local Forza Coffee Shop.This weekend I will be off to the coast with my family to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer before the kids...
So many agents in my office are sitting around griping about the market conditions today and I assume it is happening in other offices around the area.  I admit my business is not where it used to be, but at least I am selling houses.  It is a little bit of a struggle getting them closed, but hey...

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