Honesty, competence, and reliability – these are what I consider to be the most important qualities in a real estate broker. When I bought my first house, I wanted someone who knew what they were doing, who could explain it to me in terms I could understand and listen to what I wanted, and who would answer the phone when I called. Years later, I have never forgotten what it was like to be a first-time buyer. It hasn't changed as much as you might think. It's exciting, stressful, and maybe a little scary – but an experienced broker can make the ride a lot easier for you.If you are selling, you can rely on me rely on me to give you honest advice about the value of your home and what it will take to bring you a buyer. No wild promises, like offering to buy the home for you, just straight talk about what your local market is doing, and how to make your property as competitive as possible to get you the best price within your time frame.Investors – yes, I'm one of you too. The current real estate market may be the best opportunity in decades. The properties are a bargain and so is the money it takes to buy them. With all of the bank-owned property available, there's something out there for everyone, from the first-timer to the seasoned investor. As part of my regular work, I walk through about 200 properties a month in the greater Seattle area. Chances are I've seen what you want recently.
A major part of my business in the last decade has been distressed property (even before that became a major part of the market). As an REO broker I am constantly in the middle of the foreclosure market, potentially the greatest buying opportunity in our lifetime. As a non-distressed seller's broker, I can tell you how best to compete with these properties so you can still get your home sold in the current market.