I have made it pretty clear to most people who know me, I love summer break -- loved it as a kid, love it now.
However, after 2 and 1/2 months of footloose and fancy free, my inner self longs for the structure of September, new lunch boxes for the kids, and blank notebooks ready for action. Like Meg Ryan' s character in "You’ve Got Mail," (one of my favorite Rom Coms) I sigh wistfully at the very idea of a bouquet of #2 pencils.
Mom always bought us a new outfit for the first day of school. As a matter of fact, I was so excited to wear my new outfit that I didn't wait until I got up in the morning to put it on. I donned my newly acquired threads the night before, put my pajamas on over them,sometimes rolled up the pants and sleeves so they would not show when my mom came to tuck me in, and slept.
Yes, I did sweat. However, the next morning when my mom woke me up for school, I was ready in about 10 seconds flat. (BTW, Mom is learning this as she reads this letter. Love you, Mom.)
September is "get back into a groove" month for the real estate industry too. Summertime is a busy time for real estate, that is until school approaches. At that point, the whole world seems to stop as people buy new school outfits and the equivalent of bouquets of #2 pencils in a veritable whirlwind of activity and then….
...peace. Time to think. Time to assess. Time to get serious about the home search, clear out the garage,paint the living room, and get ready to sell.
As that time approaches, if you are thinking about selling or maybe buying for the first time, give me or one of my team members a call. We can help you understand how to prepare your home to get the most money. (See the Year-by Year Comparison, median sales price in Spokane is through the roof this year.)
I have had the pleasure of selling over 300 homes since 2013, and one thing I have learned is that being prepared is vital to a successful sale.
I hope our EvoReal Market Overview (see below) helps you understand how the market is moving within your price point, and of course, if you have any questions about how to read and use these charts, please give us a call.
Happy September Stabilization,
PS - A big thank you to the couple hundred people who attended our first- annual Summer Family and Friends BBQ! We had a great time seeing all of you! Check out our EvoReal Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/realestate.evoreal
Author:Jessica Side Phone: 509-624-6873 Dated: September 4th 2015 Views: 802 About Jessica: Hi! I am the broker/owner of EvoReal and have been actively working in real estate for over 13 years...
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Colville Custom Rancher on 7 Acres, Shop, Year-Round Creek, Large Fiel
"My husband and I were house hunting, starting out without a realtor. We came across a house being sold by EvoReal, so we called the list agent to get more info. A couple days later we received a call from Jennifer, the selling agent from that company. We talked for about 20 minutes about the house, short sales, and the process of buying a house. This was all information we knew nothing about. We set an appointment to look at the house with Jennifer, and she even planned out a couple more houses for us to look at in the area. We quickly formed a connection, and asked Jen to be our realtor. From the get-go she was so professional, friendly, specific to our needs, and hard working to find us the perfect house. I know she spent hours doing research, making phone calls and appointments, and taking time during the week to show us houses. Even when we got frustrated, she kept us positive, and wouldn't give up until we were satisfied. She was never pushy, and never pressured us into going faster than we wanted in the process. Finally we found our house, and she never once complained when we wanted to look at the house several times just to "make sure." Jen became a friend to us, and we enjoyed our evenings driving around Spokane, looking at houses and getting to know each other. She was there every single step of the way, and I don't know how we could have done it without her. I would beyond a doubt recommend her to anybody that is looking to buy a house, first time, or not. She will work hard to make you happy! We are so glad that fate brought us together.
August 17th, 2012"