Life In North Idaho
Luxury Market Category
This is the time of year where my sellers get overwhelmed thinking that they need to put a lot of money into their home to get the highest selling price. Here are simple fixes that put your homes best foot forward, and make buyers feel more at home! MAKE MINOR REPAIRS: Replace cracked floor or counter tiles. Patch holes in walls. Fix leaky faucets. Fix doors that don't close properly and kitchen drawers that jam. Consider painting your walls neutral colors, especially if you have grown...Continue Reading!
Thanks to my weekly email update from the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce, I am passing on some upcoming informational meetings regarding 'Obama Care' (The Affordable Care Act) and how it will directly affect you and your family. Choice of 3 Meetings: Tues. & Wed. April 23-24 The Executive Round Table of the CDA Chamber in cooperation with the Post Falls and Hayden Chambers presents "Understanding ObamaCare" The implementation date is fast approaching for The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Our country is about...Continue Reading!
Great new Listing in Dalton Gardens on Private, fenced and gated 2.5 acres! Beautiful views of Canfield Mountain from all of the Living Spaces in this custom built home. Over 3100 Square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with very private Master Suite located on the upper level. Gourmet Kitchen with granite counters, double oven, new 5 burner gas range, granite counters and plenty of cabinet space. Downstairs is an oversized rec room with half bath, could...Continue Reading!
I took the big step last week and launched my own app for Android, IPad and IPhone - NORTH IDAHO HOMES! This free app is available in the app store, and directly links buyers and sellers to the Coeur d'Alene MLS for up to the minute home searches. No need to use the third party apps that are frequently out of date and frustrating to use. The app just launched today, so I will be working on adding more details and...Continue Reading!
I spent some time this morning looking at the statistics for all foreclosures in our MLS from 2008 to this date, and found an interesting trend that is great for local homeowners. When I started in Real Estate in 2000, bank owned properties were rare and buyers were hesitant to deal with a bank. The other trend that we are familiar with, Short Sales, wasn't even a term taught in Real Estate School! Over the past 5 years, real estate professionals...Continue Reading!
I am so excited that Coldwell Banker has secured one of the premium locations in downtown Coeur d'Alene for our Previewsluxury division! Located on the corner of Sherman and Second street, the prime street level office will house 12-14 agents that specialize in marketing and selling our upper end segment of the housing market. The building overlooks the lake, resort and the finish line for the annual Ironman Race in June. Coldwell Banker Previews will be able to showcase our...Continue Reading!
Years ago when I used to go to listing appointments, I was too timid to tell the sellers what I thought they should do to their home to make it more presentable and marketable. Then I went to too many conventions and classes, and the list was too long for most to accomplish! Now I have 4 basic items that I have my seller do to maximize their chance to sell: Super Clean. Make the house shine from top to bottom. ...Continue Reading!
Winter in North IdahoOur market has always been described as seasonal, and this time of year is when most sellers decide to take their homes off the market. What sellers don't realize is that our region has a whole new influx of visitors during the winter months, and many of these are inspired to buy! Even though you may not get as many showings during this quarter, the quality of buyers are much better. In the cold weather we don't...Continue Reading!