Seattle Real Estate Agents

 
 
           
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Real estate agents in Seattle, Washington

  • Keller Williams Puget Sound

    Laurie Strickland

    Mobile: 1-253-569-5369   

    Website Agent Listings Contact Laurie Strickland

    "Welcome to the best resource for searching for homes, provided by Laurie Strickland, Keller Williams Realty A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than " ...

     
    ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
    Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation (CDPE)
    CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®
    Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
    REALTOR®
    SFR - Short Sales and Foreclosures
    The Multiple Listing Service Mark
     

    I specialize in: Maple Valley, WA - Kent, WA - Seattle, WA - Auburn, WA - Federal Way, WA - Renton, WA - 



Zipcodes covered by agents in Seattle, Washington

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Seattle Real Estate Agents are one of the busiest working people around and it’s not difficult to understand why.
 
Seattle is a city for everybody. Great for young single people – it’s almost like it’s Millennial capital there – with a strong job market (especially in tech), decent public transportation that makes it possible to live without having a car (the traffic could improve a little bit, though…) and great food; a top 20 gastronomy spot in the country because of its always fresh and delicious seafood and large offering of food trucks, artisan breweries and coffee shops (the most per capita in the US!). But also one of the Best cities for families, hands down. Two of the Best museums in the USA are located in the city, which is greatly located for a family trip if you think about it: one easy drive away from Canada, one short flight away from Hawaii, and cool places like California and Idaho are really close by. Not to mention what all Seattle Real Estate Agents will say: “Yes, that’s all nice, but have you ever explored the beautiful scenery within our own state of Washington?”. It’s not uncommon to spot whales(!) in the bay right there in downtown Seattle.
 
The thing all Seattle Real Estate Agents will confirm is that this city breeds greatness. Not many towns in our country can say they are responsible for a cultural revolution in our country, and Seattle was instrumental in two: the grunge movement with bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and a cultural shift in the way we do business with companies like Starbucks and Amazon, both born and developed in Seattle. That’s why you see so many people moving to Seattle in hopes of starting their business in a place that understands innovation and hustle.

With that many qualities, the real estate market within the city has become a crazy thing! An important thing for you to know: although Washington has no income tax, Seattle has some local taxes; the sales tax, for instance, are quite high. Prices are high, but not as much as San Francisco (yet). But that’s to be expected when you’re looking at such a great city like this. Now, if you ask us, the main reason you should contact one of our Seattle Real Estate Agents is the fact that the city is made of neighborhoods. Each has its own vibe, with West Seattle literally standing alone because it’s separated by the Duwamish River. So a good Seattle Real Estate Agent will fill you in with all characteristics of each neighborhood and drive you around so you are in the best position possible. If you do the home buying process by only searching the internet, you won’t be able to get the finer details of it. So pick your favorite and good luck!
 

Popular Real Estate Terms

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a measure of the cost of credit that must be reported by lenders under the Truth in Lending regulations. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) takes into account the interest rate and upfront charges paid by the borrower, whether expressed as a pe ...

Also called variable or flexible rate mortgage, an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a mortgage where the interest rate is not constant, but changes over time by the mortgage lender. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) often have attractive beginning interest rates, called teaser r ...

You open your mortgage documents and you see this big amount of money owed under “PITI”. But you have no clue as to what is the right PITI definition. Don’t worry; we got you! PITI is not someone with an accent trying to say “pitty”. The correct PIT ...

Mortgages typically amortize over time through fixed value installment payments. However, there's a type of mortgage that doesn't: the Balloon Mortgage. It's called this way because, with it, the borrower sets a time period where he'll pay fixed value installments and, after that ...

A Bill of Sale is a formal document of the sale of goods or the transfer of title for personal property and chattel from one party to another. In sum, a bill of sale is a sort of receipt. It can be complex or simple, depending on the asset being sold or transferred and the condi ...

When an Appraisal is done, its ultimate goal is to define a Market Value for that property. So, in short, market value is the value of a real estate property in a free competitive market.Many variables are considered by the Appraiser when analyzing the monetary worth of a propert ...

Popular Real Estate Questions

Hey, don’t feel ashamed for not knowing what is the difference between a real estate broker and a real estate agent. This is truly one of the most common real estate confusions out there. And the reason is that telling what is the difference between a real estate broker and ...

Came here wondering if you need a permit to build a bunker? Of course you do. Come on, this is America; you need a permit to build anything! Especially a deep earth bunker, which might go so deep that it affects the area’s geology and could cause flooding and other hazards. ...

You’ve searched all through the internet regarding how to close a real estate deal without an agent and now you’ve arrived here and we hope that you finally have the answer you need. Let’s go: Let us be bluntly honest with you: you will never be able to close a ...

A very common real estate question is:Do Tiny Houses depreciate?Short answer is: yes, tiny houses do depreciate. But let’s explain the “why”s so we get to the bottom of the exceptions.Because most tiny houses are built on wheels – whether as RVs and motorh ...

Every client is important no matter how big or small is a business. But selling real estate is somewhat different than selling doughnuts or hot dogs. Houses are mostlikely the most expensive asset that a person will ever buy or sell, so it’s crucial that the process goes sm ...

The time is here: you decided you will buy a home. Congratulations! But soon after you get motivated to do, conscience kicks in and makes you ask yourself: how much income do I need to buy a house? Well, it will depend first on the location of which this house is located and al ...

 

Real Estate Advice and Tips

 

Homebuyer Tips

Home Types Home Buyers Often Overlook

Home Types Home Buyers Often Overlook

There’s a long distance between “common” sense and “good” sense, and most of the times, when it comes to real estate, “common sense” is just garbage. Do we sound too bitter? We’re sorry. It’s just how it is, and the reason for that is because real estate is constantly changing. Furthermore, because housing is a ...

Homebuyer Tips

6 Tips To Better Manage Your Vacation Rental

6 Tips To Better Manage Your Vacation Rental

Do you have a vacation rental? Or do you want to invest in one? Read the following tips to improve your business skills. Wise real estate investments have changed lives for generations. Actually, 45% of real estate investors buy properties with the intent to rent and earn extra money. If you’ve purchased a rental property in an attempt to get rich quickly, you might ...

Home Seller Tips

Innovative Ways To Sell And Buy A House

Innovative Ways To Sell And Buy A House

What do you do when your listed house sits on the market way longer than you anticipated? It’s time to get creative and try some alternative ways to sell your house! According to major listing websites, in 2018, a property spent roughly 68 days on average on the market - a post-recession low. Homes sell twice as fast than in 2010 when 140 days was the average time ...

Homebuyer Tips

Why Are There So Many Different Types Of Loans?

Why Are There So Many Different Types Of Loans?

Ever since childhood, I have seen the many faces of debt. A big statement, you might think, but my parents’ debt greatly impacted my life. When I look around, however, not everybody talks about debt as a dreadful experience. Why? Because they knew which loan to choose from so many different types of loans. And even if they have a hard time with their payments, they ...

Homebuyer Tips

Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims

Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims

Are you in the midst of closing your homeowner’s insurance? Trying to save every little penny figuring all the insurance questions we always ask ourselves? Do I need Flood Insurance? What about earthquake? Is there any end in sight for this eternal money spending?Although we do recommend getting the most comprehensive homeowners insurance you can, let us ...

Homebuyer Tips

Benefits Of Owning A Home Vs. Renting

Benefits Of Owning A Home Vs. Renting

Do you want to make a conversation with your friends more interesting? Start talking about the benefits of owning a home vs. renting one and you will see how many different opinions there are. Everybody will take sides, and at the end of your fight - because it’s very likely it will degenerate - you will still be left wondering what the pros and cons of buying a ...

Homebuyer Tips

Questions To Ask When Buying A Condo For The First Time

Questions To Ask When Buying A Condo For The First Time

When my mother bought her first condo, she didn’t listen to anyone, not even to me, her own son. She was all by herself. Three years later, unable to keep up with the payments, she was forced to move out and recovered less money than she’d expected. I was crying inside because I couldn’t help her. Hopefully, you will let me help you avoid the same pain ...

Homebuyer Tips

Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer HAS To Know!

Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer HAS To Know!

Real Estate can be tricky sometimes. Real Estate Agents use a lot of particular words and jargons that almost make a dialect of its own. And you, the home buyer, who just wants to find the perfect home and acquire it suddenly has to learn all of those weird real estate terms on your own to make sense of whatever the heck those real estate agents are talking about. You ...

Home Seller Tips

Real Estate Terms Every Home Seller HAS To Know

Real Estate Terms Every Home Seller HAS To Know

You’ve finally put your house on the market but every word that comes out of the real estate agent and potential buyers (or their real estate agents) seems like a foreign language to you. You just nod and try to stay in the loop reading the emotions from your real estate agent. If you took the For sale By Owner route… yikes! Even worse. You’re ...

Agent Advice

Real Estate Agent Salary Vs Commission

Real Estate Agent Salary Vs Commission

From time to time we come up with forecast articles about new disruptive technologies like Self-Driving Cars, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and overall trends like the fact that the US Life expectancy is dropping, and the most pessimistic agents start to stock food for the long winter and predict the complete extinction of jobs and total machinery take over. Take it ...