Homes for Sale Redmond WA February 2017
Recommendations for Home Sellers in Redmond, WA
This Month’s Top Tip:
It may not look like it now, but February is one of the HOTTEST months of the year for selling your home! Historically, February and March are the two busiest months of the year for home seller activity. Our winters here in the Pacific Northwest aren’t so severe that real estate needs to come to a standstill. We’re actually quite busy year-round, and after the holidays, homeowners begin preparations to get their home ready for sale. Preparations can include big tasks like major home repairs or packing up personal belongings.
Let’s not neglect the outside of your home this time of year, though. We can still get some heavy snow and ice storms in February, and windstorms are quite prevalent as well. The wind and heavy moisture can damage trees and shrubs, resulting in a lot of broken plant debris in your yard, and on patios and balconies. Be sure to stay on top of the debris as it accumulates, and the weather permits. Cleaning up fallen debris keeps your home freshened up and safe for foot traffic. That’s going to be important especially for those of you who will be actively listing your home for sale this month.
February is also a good time of year to trim most trees and shrubs. Trimming can be important for safety reasons for the property, to get damage causing vegetation away from the sides of buildings and near power lines. In addition, plants should be trimmed architecturally to facilitate strong and balanced growth. If you’re unsure how best to attempt to trim up your landscape foundation plants, contact a local arborist, or contact our office. We actually have botanists and horticulturalists on staff that can provide some general guidelines to help you maintain a strong, healthy, and fresh landscape. In addition, we can make recommendations for light improvements to the landscape that will impress Buyers when you put your home on the market.
Recommendations for Home Buyers in Redmond, WA
This Month’s Top Tip:
February is an interesting month here in the Pacific Northwest. By now we’ve had more than our fair share of cold weather, with cloudy skies for weeks on end, icy cold rain dripping down the back of our necks, and driving conditions that make us wish we stayed home. But with all that uncomfortableness (is that a word?) there’s a tiny spark of anticipation in each of us. And with each break in the clouds, that spark grows warmer and brighter. Locals know what this is, it’s the hope that Spring is just around the corner. For some, that means downsizing from a down parka to a warm fleece jacket. For others, it means shopping online for a new home.
Online web searches for real estate are considered the norm nowadays, but I remember that less than 10 years ago, you couldn’t find all information about homes for sale on public websites. We’ve come a long way with technology and access to information in the real estate industry, and I’m happy to see the improvements. When searching online, know that what you see still may not be all there is. Eventually, you’ll be working with an experienced Real Estate Broker who can help you continue to navigate through the information and fill in the gaps that arise. But, before that, there is one great tip I want to offer this month.
Did you know that in western Washington, all licensed Real Estate Firms and licensed Real Estate Brokers must list their homes for sale with the Northwest MLS? So, we now have one Single Source of Truth for all current active homes on the market. But, here in western Washington, access to the live feed from the Northwest MLS is only available to Real Estate Brokers through their member Real Estate Firms. Having access to the information directly from the Northwest MLS isn’t available for every company. So, what that means in plain language, is that there are real estate websites that show homes for sale, which may not be getting a direct feed from the Northwest MLS. And therefore, when you’re searching those websites, you aren’t necessarily seeing the current list of all active homes on the market listed with the Northwest MLS. Using websites like this one or other Real Estate Firms will likely get you the full feed from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. However, large sites like Zillow and Realtor.com do not currently subscribe to the Northwest MLS. So, when searching using those sites, there’s a chance that the results you’re given may be incomplete or out of date. There’s plenty of great content on those large sites so enjoy perusing their pages. But, when you’re ready to begin an active home search, use Real Estate Broker and Firm websites to see the most up to date information.
Check out the targeted search links below. They’re a great way to quickly find the types of homes you might be interested in.
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How do I Find Homes for Sale in Redmond?
This website was created to help Buyers find a home in Redmond and the surrounding area. It offers information about homes currently available for sale, helpful real estate market data and trends, and interesting information about living in Redmond. The website is updated daily and provides current information of all homes available for sale in Redmond directly from the Northwest MLS. You can see the entire inventory of the MLS right here. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to it to see the latest updates.
Are you just starting to think about buying a home? Feel free to use the search tools available here to explore the real estate market at your leisure. Our website provides access to the full inventory of available homes listed on the market, without restrictions, and without outdated information. Other websites don’t have the current MLS inventory. You can explore homes by neighborhood, price range, and key features 24/7. If you’re comparing different communities, that’s no problem. This website offers full MLS access to homes throughout western Washington.
Not finding exactly what you are looking for? Once you know when you’d like to buy a home, you’ll want to keep a close eye on homes that come up for sale. One of the best ways to stay on top of the market when you’re thinking about buying a home is to set up membership on this website to get automatic emails sent to you as soon as the homes you’re interested in become available. That way you’ll be the first to know when your dream home comes on the market. Setting up an account is secure, free, and simple to do.
Top Real Estate Brokers in Redmond WA for Buyers
Buying a home in Redmond, WA is an exciting and involved opportunity! There are many facets to a successful home purchase and it’s imperative today that you work with a real estate broker who possesses extensive experience in the myriad of transaction types from resales, to short sales, estate sales, foreclosures, and new construction. Buying your home is one of the biggest financial investments of your life and working with Marie Haydock and her Team ensures that you’re empowered with knowledge and guided by professionals every step of the way.
Marie is the perfect choice to be your Buyer’s Agent. Her business focuses on home buyers. Take a look at some of her clients’ testimonials and you’ll see repeatedly that Marie offers expertise, patience, strength, and compassion when working with her clients. It’s a privilege and an honor for Marie to be a part of one of the most significant events of someone’s life, the purchase of their home.
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