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Now that you've reached a decision to sell your home or property it's time to set a price - one of the most important decisions you'll make during the selling process.  Overpricing your home will reduce showings and increase the marketing time, eventually buyers will think something might be wrong with your home if the marketing time increases to a level above other homes in the area.  Underpricing your home can send a message to a potential buyer that you need to sell quickly for financial or personal reasons in turn resulting in even lower offers.

Effectively pricing your home for the current market, mortgage programs available and staying competitive with other listings in the immediate area is what our brokers do best.  Our REALTORS will sit down

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Northwest MLS NWMLSHome sales during January may not have been as super as the Seahawks' performances, but brokers cite several reasons for optimism during 2014. "We are finally going to be looking at the 'housing crisis' in the rear view mirror," said Mike Gain, CEO and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. "In 2014 we are definitely in full recovery mode," he added.

Following the usual pause during the holidays, activity picked up during January when members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 7,044 pending sales, about even with the same month a year ago, and a jump of nearly 35 percent from December's total of 5,224 mutually accepted offers.

Inventory, while improving, continues to be a source of worry.

"Lots of buyers and

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Northwest MLS NWMLSMembers of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 75,517 closed sales during 2013, surpassing the 2012 volume by around 11,000 transactions for an increase of nearly 17 percent. Measured by dollars, last year's sales of single family homes and condominiums were valued at nearly $25.5 billion to outgain the previous year by more than $5.5 billion (up 27.4 percent).

Last year's completed sales included 65,122 single family homes and 10,395 condominiums, as tallied by nearly 21,000 real estate brokers in the 21 counties that make up the Northwest MLS service area.  The total units and dollar volume are the best since 2007 when members registered 82,197 sales valued at $32.3 billion.

The area-wide median price for last year's sales was $270,000,

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