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I worked on my first residential construction projects while growing up in the Puget Sound area. Construction turned out to be a valuable experience as I’ve continued working in the real estate industry for the majority of my life, from remodeling to mortgage banking and residential real estate sales.
I spent a few years in web development and management consulting for tech startups in Silicon Valley in the ’90s before moving back to the Northwest. Over the past decade, I’ve helped to turn SeattleHome.com into a powerful real estate marketing platform. Google “Seattle homes”, “Seattle real estate listings”, or a host of other search terms, and you’ll see our websites first. Our clients benefit greatly from this exposure.
I’m a guest contributor to a number of real estate news outlets including Realtor.com, Inman News, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. I serve on the WA REALTORS Board of Directors and Legislative Steering Committee. My goal is to always be informed of the latest trends and regulations affecting the real estate industry, and pass that knowledge on to my clients.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or a homeowner looking to sell, I’d love to discuss your situation any time.
Real estate listings syndication has gone too far
Real estate listings syndication to third-party websites began with the intention of giving consumers better access to more information. Even as the glaring problems with syndication became apparent in recent years, syndication continued to grow as brokers reacted to a fast-changing marketplace.
Each time we syndicated a listing to these third-party sites, we told consumers that they should trust syndicated listings and continue to use syndication sites in their home search.
Multiple offers: the new norm
Up-market homes consistently sell above asking in a New Jersey suburb. Bidding wars break out in hot neighborhoods in Cape Cod, Chicago and Seattle. Short sales in some Florida and California markets draw as many as 40 bids.
It’s a far cry from 2006, but brokers and agents across the country say multiple offers are once again the norm in specific corners of the market.
"The banks are purposely putting them on the market under value and creating a frenzy," says Kristi Townsend …