What’s one thing that sets Windermere agents apart from the general population of real estate agents? For one thing, all Windermere agents follow the National Association of REALTORS® strict code of ethics that is based in professionalism and consumer protection.
To further reinforce our commitment to clients, Windermere has built upon the REALTOR® Code of Ethics by establishing what we call our Windermere Standards of Practice. Within these Standards of Practice is an outline of how we believe clients deserve and expect to be treated. It is intended to provide total transparency about how we do business, while letting clients know that Windermere agents hold themselves to an even higher level of competence and accountability.
Our commitment to these standards is part of what sets us as Windermere agents apart and guides our daily activities. It draws a clear picture of our culture and what our clients, colleagues, and community can expect from us. In turn, we trust this translates into a more satisfying real estate experience and peace-of-mind for our clients, knowing that doing right by them is our highest priority.
That's just one reason we choose to be Windermere agents – because we know that following these standards is a benefit to our clients and it meshes with our personal beliefs. It's just how we roll!
This is a great synopsis of what's happening in the general Seattle market. The real estate news is near the bottom.
If you've been paying attention to the local and national real estate news, you'll know that there is a very low number of houses on the market for sale. And this is pushing prices up – yeah for sellers!
Why is now a good time to list your house? Here's a great video from the Washington Association of Realtors: 10 Reasons to List Your Home Today.
All areas of the eastside are defined as a sellers' market right now, with inventories ranging from 0.7 to 2.3 months of inventory (that means if no other houses were listed, then all of the currently listed houses would be sold with that time frame at the current rate of sales). A balanced market is defined as a 3-6 month supply of homes. Obviously, we need to add a lot of inventory in order to reach that.
So if you have been thinking of listing your home, this is the best time in the last five years to do it!