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Posts made in July, 2010


  • All the things short sales are. And those that they are not.

    July 28, 2010 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    DISCLAIMER: This was initially published as part of an email newsletter to my clients. It made the rounds, and I was asked to post it on the blog to make it more accessible. I wish that there were more short sale jokes - in the same way that there are lawyer jokes, blonde jokes, or jokes about North Dakota. This would mean that there was at least a level of understanding about short sales that was shared among a large group of people. And it would mean that there was something humorous about the process... I've had a couple of painful weeks with short sales. Most real estate agents don't handle short sale transactions because they (1) take a long time (2) pay less money and (3) are frustrating beyond measure. When some of my own clients were faced with the possibility of having to short sale, I decided to educate myself on short sales to ensure that they received the same measure of customer service as my other clients. Negotiating short sales is a lot like navigating a minefield...only it's on a giant treadmill where the environment is constantly changing, and the threat of danger has to be reassessed…Read more

  • Snohomish Rambler

    July 22, 2010 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    First-time homebuyers-here's a full 1/2 acre to call your own! Nestled on a level, garden-ready country lane parcel, this 1438 square foot rambler offers the perfect 'running start'! Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a roomy kitchen with granite tiled counters, and newer appliances. A spacious great room joins the living, dining, and kitchen areas into one large, inviting space. Fruit trees, garden space, fenced backyard, and outbuildings mean there's room to stretch, breath and relax. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link: SnohomishRambler.pdfRead more