Marketing your home January 11, 2023

Is This April?

If you check the calendar, it says January 10th, but it sure doesn’t feel like it!

For a gardener like me, this is like being offered a German Chocolate Cake when you’re on a KETO diet! It took all my self-control to keep from running out there and planting seeds.

Many years in the Pacific Northwest has taught me that our weather is fickle and can quickly go from temperatures like this to snow and 30 degrees.Snow covered garden sign


Instead, I spent the day calling people who’ve previously expressed interest to me in selling their properties. Our market in the islands typically moves into “high gear” around March 1st, so I’m starting to get ready. There are a lot of “behind the scenes” things that need to be done to set my sellers up for success.

CMAs need to be updated, site visits to see if there are items to be fixed prior to listing, setting up pre-inspections, checking on status of permits and utilities and ordering preliminary title reports. As the listing date gets closer, paperwork needs to be signed and pictures ordered.

Hopefully the sellers I work with realize how important they are to me. Their successful transition into the next stage of their journey, is my top priority. Proper preparation is KEY!

We don’t want any last-minute surprises!

If you or someone you know is thinking about selling this year, we’d love to hear from you!