Fences & Flowers

The CB Bain Blog

Our market is truly feeling the sense of supply and demand. There are not enough properties to sell! We really need listings! Inventory (supply) is very low and the pool of buyers (demand) is very high.

Apr 27, 2016

Written by:

Charly Tate

Spring is just getting started. But already, Seattle has experienced summer-like weather with temperatures higher than 80 degrees, and plenty of sunshine. In the Pacific Northwest, you learn to take advantage of such glorious days! There's a lot to do outside, in and around Seattle and Portland.

Apr 19, 2016

Written by:

Michael Ackerman

If you're ready to sell, you may think a quick cleanup and elimination of clutter is all it takes to get your home open house ready. But for buyers, an emotional connection is important, and making that happen may take a little more effort! 

I don’t know about you, but after the gray winter we had, I am craving some color and light. Does spring have you inspired to spruce up your interior? You’re not alone! Here are some easy, and inexpensive ways to bring new life into your home.

Mar 31, 2016

Written by:

Robyne Curry
Filed Under

Selling, Decorating

Selling a house today means your buyer is likely starting his or her home search online. Gone are the days when house hunters cruised their favorite neighborhoods and grabbed a flyer from houses that looked promising. Now a home’s first impression is created on the internet, not at the curb, and it’s got to be dazzling enough to lure looky-loos away from their devices and to your front door.

How much is enough when it comes to investigating what will most likely be your largest financial investment?

Home prices are up so it’s a good time to sell. But the market is tight because inventory is so low, so where will you buy once you sell? Faced with this very dilemma, plus other factors such as loving their neighborhood or not wanting to leave their children’s school district, many homeowners are opting to remodel their homes rather than sell. In fact, a team of Harvard researchers estimate that spending on home improvement projects will jump nearly 7% by the end of June.

Mar 11, 2016

Written by:

Michael Ackerman

If you’re selling your home and it’s currently vacant, you may think those empty rooms are the perfect clean slate for potential buyers to imagine their ideal décor. But properly staging your rooms can instantly make your home more emotionally appealing.



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