Finding the right real estate agent to sell your home isn't always easy, and you deserve an excellent Realtor. These 15 questions will help you understand if you've found them.

1. Do you have testimonials from past clients that I can read?

After asking for recommendations and reading testimonials almost every day, we make decisions on purchases, and hiring a real estate agent is no different. An experienced and well-respected agent should have several testimonials from past buyers and sellers that they’ve helped over their career, ready for you to read.

2. How will you determine my home’s value?

Having an accurate picture of your home’s value and a strong pricing strategy from the start will help ensure that your home…

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An industry that is millions of real estate agents strong comes with its own set of compliments and complaints! In fact, as of October 2020, there were 1,451,031 members of the National Association of Realtors. Buying or selling a home is the biggest financial transaction that you'll have in your life, so of course, who you work with during that transaction matters. Just like with any job, there are expectations placed upon real estate agents, but when they are not met, they may leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.

Our goal is always to be transparent, so you'll find the top five concerns that folks may have about real estate agents so that you can ensure you hire the right agent to help you. Your experience should be as stress-free and smooth as…

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From Woodsy Trails to Seaside Sunsets

Where can you go for a woodsy trail hike, eat a meal at a seaside restaurant and walk to see the sunset over Puget Sound all within a couple of miles? Mukilteo offers that and more. Mukilteo played a crucial role in the history of Washington's settlement as the site of the Treaty of Point Eliott. Today, Mukilteo is a small but thriving seaside center for recreation and dining and is the gateway to Whidbey Island via its busy ferry route. I recently spent an afternoon in Mukilteo with RE/MAX Town Center's Nicole Crowell of Crowell Homes to get a tour of the best of Mukilteo.

What's on Tapped?

Starting with lunch, Mukilteo offers restaurants from chain foods to local establishments. Local businesses,…

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Spring has sprung, which means 2 things: the Spring real estate market is here, and it's time to clean!

If you’re anything like us, the words “spring” and “cleaning” in the same sentence usually make you turn the other way, but when you can break intimidating tasks down into bite-sized pieces and turn them into a challenge, they are that much easier to complete. Introducing the 10-Day Declutter Challenge! 

You've probably heard how hot the real estate market is right now, and with spring typically being the busy season, a lot is going on. Whether you're thinking about selling your home but know that some spring cleaning is necessary before a photographer comes by or you simply need to do a bit of a refresh, this challenge is for you! 

Before you…

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