Saturday, June 4, 2011

Do you really need a buyer's agent?

If you like going to Open Houses, you shouldn't have any trouble finding one -- or twenty -- this weekend. The National Association of Realtors is encouraging every agent to hold an open house. Mine will be on Sunday, 1-4, at my new condo listing: 1140 Alki Ave SW, #203

HOWEVER, if you do go to an Open House and find the home of your dreams, be careful about who you hire to write up the offer for you. Sometimes the agent holding the open house is the listing agent and sometimes it is a buyer's agent. NEVER let the listing agent write up the offer for you. Why? Because s/he represents the best interests of the SELLER, not the buyer (you). Note: many agents will be angry with me for spilling the beans on this because they want to earn a double commission.

Read the following for more information: http://tinyurl.com/4ydfolx  or just call me at 206-708-9800.

See you Sunday!

Looking for local business women

Are you a woman business owner in West Seattle looking for inexpensive ways to market your services locally? Savvy Seattle Women hosts a free workshop on the 3rd Wednesday of every month and networking is an added bonus! Workshoppers are encouraged to bring business cards or other marketing materials to share. This is a easy, fun, quick way to meet potential new clients and other service professionals to hire yourself. More info: 206-708-9800.

Next workshop is Wed., June 15th, 6-7:30P at the Prudential office in Jefferson Square, 4700 42nd Av SW, Suite 600. Topic: How to Hire a Pro without Getting Conned.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hog Heaven for Open House Enthusiasts!

If you like attending Open Houses, you'll love this weekend! The National Association of Realtors is sponsoring a National Open House event this Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. You are likely to see Open House signboards on every street corner.

Lists of Opens are available at all Prudential Northwest Realty locations. The West Seattle Prudential office is located in Jefferson Square, 4700 42nd Av SW, Suite 600. If you would like to create your own personalized list of Opens, go to the Open House page of my website and search under the "Open House" tab at the top of the page: http://tinyurl.com/7089800

On Sunday, from 1-4P, I will be holding open my new listing in the Duwamish Head Condominiums at 1140 Alki Ave SW, #203. MLS #229707