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May 31, 2021

What is a Home Pre-Inspection?

In this video, we explain what a home pre-inspection is for buyers and sellers and how it works.

Posted in Buying, Selling, Tips, videos
May 24, 2021

3 Ways We Can Help You

In this video, we talk about three ways we can help you with real estate.

Posted in Buying, Checklists, Selling, Tips
May 20, 2021

3 Tips For Buying a Home

3 Important Tips for Buying a Home and Winning Multiple-Offers, with Phill Becraft -Guild Mortgage

Posted in Buying, Checklists, Tips
May 13, 2021

Video 18708 2nd PL W Bothell

Property tour and walkthrough video for 18708 2nd PL W Bothell, WA 98012; a Bothell home for sale.

View the current status and price for 18708 2nd PL W Bothell here:

Posted in Listings, videos
March 22, 2021

Home Prices are Crazy!

Snohomish County Housing Market Update - Everett Real Estate Agent

March 2021 - Everett, Washington Housing Market Update - Watch Now


Posted in Market Statistics
March 5, 2021

Secret Formula to Win Multiple-Offers

Curious how to win multiple offers on a home? In this video, I explain exactly what the offer, and terms might look like when we write a buyer's offer. Using this formula could give you the best chance to be the winning bid on a multiple-offer house.


Posted in Buying, Checklists, Tips, videos
Feb. 15, 2021

Market Update Week of 2/15/2021

Jan. 15, 2021

Making a Contingent Offer On a House

Have you been considering making a contingent offer on a house? Here are the best ways to buy a home, contingent on selling your home first. We have helped many clients successfully purchase a home contingent on selling their home first. Here are my top 10 tips for making a contingent offer on a house. 

Jan. 11, 2021

Sell Your Home for More Money

Top 10 Ways to Sell Your Home for More Money

Ever wonder why some houses get many offers while others go unsold? We've listed the top ways to market your home, get multiple offers, and sell your house for more money:


sell your house for more money infographic


Jan. 1, 2021

How to Win Multiple Offers On a Home

Frustrated you'll never get a house in a competitive market? Have no fear!

We've been working with buyers and sellers in multiple-offer situations for the past few years. We have sorted through stacks of amazing offers and helped our seller clients choose the right offer, and we have used these same strategies to help our buyer clients win a bidding war. That experience has led me to curate this list of "How to Win Multiple-Offers?" Over the past few years, I have updated the information with the latest strategies that actually work to winning a bidding war. It's not just the price that the seller will consider, but also the overall terms and risk of the contract. Take a look at the infographic below where we've compiled the best ways to win multiple offers and beat out other buyers in a price bidding war.

Video: How to Win Multiple Offers on a House


Here are the top 10 ways to win multiple-offers on a home:

  1. Waive low appraisal with an additional down payment resource

  2. Use an Escalation Clause to automatically increase your bid.

  3. Do a Pre-Inspection/Waive your Inspection Contingency

  4. Submit a Non-Refundable Earnest Money Deposit

  5. Write a personalized letter to the seller

  6. Good Representation - Clean delivery of the offer

  7. Mortgage Broker Calls the listing agent

  8. Have your agent calls for inside details, "seller hot buttons"

  9. Move fast to tour the home in person.

  10. Have a 100% Pre-Approved and Underwritten loan approval.

Infographic: How to Win Multiple Offers on a House