Affordable Opportunity in Beautiful Tehaleh!

Look but act quickly on this beautiful Lennar built home, in the highly desired community of Tehaleh! Built on a corner lot, this home comes with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and all appliances stay, including the front loading washer and dryer! Enjoy the bright and open floor plan inside, or large and fully fenced back yard outside with gas hook up for a bbq. This wonderful community is equipped with some of the best schools, parks, trails, gathering spots and new restaurant! Hurry now to get into this community as this one will definitely not last! For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Pointers For Selling Your Home

PrintSelling your home can be very stressful.  But there are some things you can do to try to alleviate the anxiety, making the process run as smoothly as possible within the means of your control and obtain the best sale price for your home.

  1. Find the right agent. Talk to friends and family for referrals.  You may need to meet with more than one agent before you find the right fit.
  2. Be reasonable when setting an asking price. Your agent will discuss your needs and expectations while considering the research they have done when determining a sales price.
  3. Good photos on multiple websites will yield more interested buyers.
  4. First impressions set the expectations. Home buyers often drive by a home before setting a viewing appointment.  The outside of your home often determines whether it will be shown to a potential buyer.  Be sure your yard is nicely landscaped and tidy.  A clean walkway and door is very important.  There are times you may need to enhance the home if it means a higher profit. Your agent will guide you in a direction that is best for you and the sale of your home.  You should not be asked to do anything that is not necessary.  It is ok to question your agent, but keep in mind, they are here to help you make the right choices within your means.
  5. Be sure to declutter and clean the home. This may difficult for the home owner but it is important depersonalize and declutter the house.  The potential homebuyers need to be able to envision their own furniture and belongings in the home.  They want to make an emotional attachment, as I’m sure you did during your own home buying experience.
  6. Stage the house to show how rooms are supposed to be used.  Each room should have a role.  If there is an odd room, give it a purpose.  This helps homebuyers see how the home will benefit their personal needs.
  7. Tidy and empty the garage as much as possible.
  8. Make obvious repairs inside and outside of the home.
  9. Be flexible for showings. Keep your home show ready.  Leave the home during showing so the potential buyers are more comfortable and don’t feel like they are intruding and rushed; this includes leaving your lights on.  Let your home shine!  They will also feel more comfortable to talk about the home and take better mental notes.
  10. Remove or kennel pets.
  11. Be sure to eliminate any bad odors.

Following these steps will help your stress levels stay to a minimum, obtain the best sales price, and reduce the amount of time the home stays on the market.

 

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In a Relationship? Single? What To Do On Valentine’s Day??

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In a Relationship? Single?  What To Do on Valentine’s Day??

It seems like couples and singles, alike, have no clue what to do on Valentine’s Day.   Of course, there’s the obvious ideas to go out for dinner and a movie.  You can do that single, with friends or as a couple. For some, that is just perfect, for others, we are a little bored and want something different.

We’ve sought out some different ideas that would be fun for all, regardless of relationship status.  Below are some pretty interesting things to do in the Seattle area for the more adventurous ones or even things to do from the comfort of your own home for those that want to just sit back and relax.

If you are comfortable in your own skin, don’t mind a little cold weather and love exercise, try the Cupid’s Undie Run!  It sounds like a blast!  This is actually an opportunity for you to be a part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation researching neurofibromatosis.  Be sure to register before February 13!

Check out your artsy side that you didn’t know you had!  How about checking out a performing arts theatre?  The Seattle Theatre Group calendar displays a couple different shows on Valentine ’s Day at two separate theatres. You can make a full day and go visit an art gallery before or after the show.  Expand your horizon.  Experience something that you may have never tried before.

There is always booking a local day cruise.  If you love the water and little romance, or you just want quality time with friends, this is a great idea.  Dinner, wine, and enjoy the view of Seattle from the water.

A spa day would be nice for anyone.  Single, a couple, or a few friends.  Get a massage, have a quiet visit, read a good book or just relax and zone out.  Book now though as this idea might be quite popular!

Don’t’ forget the kids on Valentine’s Day!  If you’re not interested in getting out of the house, have a little fun with the kidlets and have a family fun night!!  Recently, our family had our own lip sync battle! We all had a blast and just laughed through the entire night!  Parents and kids let loose, pick their favorite fun songs and lip sync and dance the night away in the comfort of your own living room!  And if you’re not tired after that, there are some hilarious family games to play to keep the fun going!

Ice skating is also something for everyone, even the kids.  If it’s not something you do often, just laugh off the awkwardness, giggle at how silly you all look, and be prepared to ice your booty when you get home!

Then there is always just junk food and movies at home.  Who doesn’t like that?

Make Valentine’s Day special with your significant other, your kids, your best friends, or even enjoy the quiet time alone.  It can be a day to enjoy no matter what your Facebook relationship status is.

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Considering Buying a Home? What Makes a Smart Home Buyer?

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New homebuyers get told the most common things needed when starting the journey of buying a home.  You need good credit, a steady job, and a down payment.  But these only touch the surface.  I will discuss these in a little more depth but there are more traits that a homebuyer should possess to be successful in buying the right home and to be at ease through the process.

Good credit is one of the most obvious requirements.  This shows that you are responsible with your finances or if you are a frivolous with your lines of credit.  A responsible home buyer needs to get pre- approved for a mortgage.

Stable lifestyle is equally important.  Holding a long term, steady job shows secure income and is required for lending.  Savings accounts fall under this category also.  Home buyers need to be prepared for upfront costs, future costs of maintenance, and the unknown.  Life happens and financial emergencies occur, you should be prepared!

A prepared home buyer knows what their family needs.  They have to be able to compromise and be flexible, yet at the same time know what absolutely is non-negotiable.

Patience is very important.  Be sure to research as much as possible.  This takes time, and will prevent you from making a decision that you may later regret.  Research agents, lenders, neighborhoods, drive by properties before scheduling appointments, consider your commute, down payment options, crime statistics, sex offenders, closing costs and be sure to read the fine print!  Being patient in the high time of spring is a must.  At the end of the day, patience can also save you money and heartache.

Be loyal and honest.  Your agent is here for you.  Don’t go to the homeowner or the sales agent with questions.  Communicate your concerns with your agent.  Let them be your advocate.  They are here for you.

And lastly, try to keep your stresses down, keep your spirits high and just chuckle through some of the things that will arise.

Happy House Hunting!

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Considering New Construction? Tune In!

Tune in Saturday February 6th, from 3-4 p.m. or Sunday February, 7th from 8-9 a.m. to hear the show!  Liz Johnson discusses why New Construction is worth the investment.

Click on the picture below to the show site where you can tune in for the times listed above.

So many people in the Real Estate industry are more concerned with telling people what they want to hear, Liz Johnson believes honesty is always the best policy, even when her clients might not want to hear the truth.  Liz Johnson believes they deserve that.  A foundation built on trust is of utmost importance to Liz Johnson.  When it comes to your home and money, you are owed nothing less than the truth.  With over 11 years of experience and over 250 properties sold, Liz Johnson’s experience speaks volumes.  To know how Liz can help you in King or Pierce County, contact her today at 253-670-0357 or by email at Liz@TheLizJohnsonGroup.com

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