House Numbers

house-number-1Sometimes simple changes can make a big difference to your homes street appeal.  If your homes house numbers or lettering were put there 30 years ago it may be time for a change (unless of course they are really cool).

Check out Knobs and Hardware for some ideas.

February 14, 2009 at 4:45 am Leave a comment

Green Sells Homes

Going green is apaint can istock image compelling feature for selling homes.  Recent NWMLS statistics put together by GreenWorks Realty prove the theory many have been operating on and that is the presupposition that going  “green” sells a home faster and for more money.

The NWMLS created a search criteria for buyers to be able to search for Green certified homes.   This has created the ability for buyers to find homes that have “green” certifications or green features  more easily.  And it’s given statistical data for those who care.

Here are the most current Green stats based on data from the NWMLS:

In King County:

The median price for a green certified home was approximately 4% more than a non-certified home.

The “days on market” for a green certified home was approximately 18% less.

And the price per foot was higher for a green certified home by about 37%.

Recognize that the statistical information is based solely on new construction.    But resale sellers beware Built Green has just released a remodel certification. Resale sellers will be able to distinguish their homes now with a 1, 2,3, 4 or 5 star certification.  Download new Built Green remodeler checklist here.

To learn more about GREEN FEATURES THAT SELL

come to the Listing Boot Camp class November 20th at  Ecohaus in Bellevue!

When:   November 20thgreen color swatch

Time:     6:30-7:30

Where:  Ecohaus in Bellevue – 13131 NE 20th Street, Bellevue

Find your shade of green!

Learn about and actually see eco-friendly quality finishing material like Paperstone a great alternative to granite counter-tops.  Explore healthy home alternatives to carpeting, learn about FSC wood for flooring and cabinetry and get an introduction to great no VOC paints plus much, much more.

November 15, 2008 at 6:14 pm Leave a comment

Mark Your Calendars for November 20th

I’m very excited to announce the next Listing Boot Camp class will be November 20th at Ecohaus in Bellevue.   It will be at 6:30 in the evening.  More information about this event to come!

October 31, 2008 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Staging with Art

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In the beginning there was a condo in Kirkland that was nearly perfect yet needed a little color. 

Solution…..real art installed by a real artist! 

Join me this Wednesday for light hors d’oevres and something sparkling to see local artist Nicol Boettner’s latest installation.

Where:  The Shumway-221 5th Ave S E101, Kirkland 98033

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 4-7PM

What:  Nicol B DesignsNBdesigns sparkle painting

October 31, 2008 at 7:08 am Leave a comment

Listing Boot Camp – Colors that Sell

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I am so excited to have the opportunity to bring

Listing Boot Camp to  Pure Home Color in Kirkland.

Pure Home is a new design and paint store formerly known

as Paint Box.    There is a science behind color and no one knows it better than Teresa Tullio the owner and colorist behind Pure Home. 

Teresa will go over paint colors that will help your home sell.  She will also talk a bit about her exciting new store and her recently created line of no VOC certified “green paint” and the unique paint color palette that can only be found at Pure Home Color.

Join us Thursday, October 9, from 7-8 PM

Pure Home Color

134 Central Way, Kirkland WA

To RSVP leave a comment or call 206-200-9849.

October 1, 2008 at 11:27 pm Leave a comment

Listing Boot Camp II – Going Green

The next listing boot camp class is Saturday, September 13, at ONE EARTH ONE DESIGN. 

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If you are thinking about selling your home or are just interested in learning about unique design ideas that sell join the listing boot camp crowd at ONE EARTH ONE DESIGN.  Their design team will reveal exciting “green” options to enhance your homes “sale-ability”

After touring One Earth One Design we will go over to a 3 star built green home and meet up with GreenWorks Realty.  Meet the team behind this great home and learn about simple features that help make this home “green”.

When: Saturday, September 13

Time:  11-12:00 at One Earth One Design

           12:30-1:30 at Green Home Tour

Where:  One Earth One Design
14300 Greenwood Ave. N, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98133

Home Tour:  13020 3rd Ave NW, Seattle

Space is limited RSVP here by clicking on the comment button below or call 206-200-9849

August 30, 2008 at 12:30 am 2 comments

Listing Boot Camp-The Class

Join the creative force behind Retrofit Home in Seattle and Maureen Nolan of Windermere for an action packed one hour class on how to get your home ready for the real estate market.

The Seattle real estate market has hit the challenges that the rest of the country has been enduring for years.  Smart sellers are having to do a lot more to succeed in this current real estate market.

Find out how to be smart, price right, and stage like a pro.    You will leave empowered!

Saturday, July 26 @ Retrofit Home


1419 12th Ave, Seattle, WA

sign up here, at the store or call 206-200-9849

June 10, 2008 at 2:50 am 1 comment

Listing Boot Camp Schedule of Classes

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