I wrote a blog post on foreclosures and getting a good deal - if you want to read my post it can be found at [link removed by moderator] and I would also follow the advice of Harry & Jerry that have already posted.
A lender I work with just had an issue because the buyer was on Maternity leave at a Fortune 50 company that allows for a PAID 12 week leave, but the underwriter wanted to see the buyer on the job and working and not on extended maternity leave - even if it's paid and they are active with their employer. This was new to me.
In talking with agents in my office, talking with escrow companies & traffic at my listings - I've witnessed an increase in activity since the first of the year in the Seattle area. It appears more buyers are looking right now than in the past 90 days. My blog traffic has increased too @[content removed by moderator]
I've started doing video tours of condo buildings in Seattle.Example is at:http://myurbanabode.com/2009/02/18/video-tour-of-canal-station-condos-in-ballard-by-seattle-realtor-matt-warmack/Do you find this to be of value? What is missing that you would like to know about this building? Do you see anyone else doing this?Thanks for the feedback. -MATT
I notice you have put Puyallup in your profile, which is not my service area.My service area is the City of Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue.You might want to put a little more information on what you are looking for in a Realtor/Investor - since that is very broad.I'm a Real Estate Investor and Realtor and my profile is posted on Zillow and LinkedIn.com
Not to pile on, but after reading the Zillow Discussions for a few days I'm not sure why I would post on Zillow as an Agent. It doesn't seam good for my brand to engage in a very anti-agent forum?I have used the Zillow Ads as an agent, but maybe I should reconsider if this is the direction Zillow is taking?