I was very excited to head to Seattle recently to talk to King 5 News about the very competitive housing market in this vibrant city. Seattle has seen a dramatic drop in housing inventory over the past year (more than 40 percent over the past year, to be exact!), making this a particularly busy spring season. Potential home buyers are trying to get the jump on the competition.
The news story also featured Shelby Severin, a local home buyer who said it took four months of going to open houses and looking at more than 80 homes before her offer was recently accepted for a home in Bellevue, Washington.
Open houses are a great way to look at a lot of homes and to check out potential neighborhoods. I advise that potential buyers be very clear on their “must-haves” before getting started. You really need to know what you’re looking for whether it’s location or having enough room for your family. I always recommend taking notes. It’s so important to remember what you saw when you are viewing multiple homes in a single day so that you can clearly differentiate one home from another.
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