Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.

Read more here: https://goo.gl/H977xO

Is this the year you sell your home? Call me for my FREE home selling consultation and let me show you how I leverage social media to get you the most exposure!

Fawn Island in Beautiful Deer Harbor, Washington. Offered at $3.48M

Beautiful fall morning to check out the newest listings around #Bellingham and Whatcom county!

Fall may be in full swing but the housing market is still cooking right along! Check out the newest listings this week around Bellingham, Ferndale, and the rest of Whatcom county!
Thinking of selling your home? Get my free home selling guide and get your home sold before Thanksgiving!
See the new listings here:
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Jack Otto eXp Realty

Jack Otto eXp Realty

 

Housing Market Inventory At Historic Lows

The #Bellingham area housing market hasn’t seen a home shortage like this in over a decade, if ever. There is less that 2.5 months of inventory currently in October. A number we have never seen in my time as an agent. What does this mean for you? Well if you are looking to sell, even going into the holidays, you are going to be getting top dollar for your home. The down side is competition is fierce for buyers. Homes are getting multiple offers and spending as little as a day on the market. Yes, even in October! If you are in the market to buy or sell, give me a call and let’s get our game plan together!

Housing inventory at historic lows!

Housing inventory at historic lows!

7 Simple Home Remodeling Strategies for the Easily Overwhelmed

“Which stresses you out more? The mere thought of adding a bathroom (so many contractors, so many unknowns, and you’re too busy already!) or fighting for Monday-morning mirror time for all eternity?

If it feels like a toss-up, you’re not alone. Remodeling can be overwhelming. With so much going on in your life already, it just feels easier to deal with a home that’s not quite right than to get swamped with one more gargantuan thing, right?

Wrong! A remodel doesn’t haveto be so all-consuming. With a few stress-sparing strategies, it’s totally doable — and totally worth it. Use these tips, and you’ll never have to step on your toddler’s rubber duckies while showering again.”

 

Check out the top tips from Houselogic.com 7 Simple Home Remodeling Strategies for the Easily Overwhelmed

 

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Swim, Paddle, Float — Where to Beat the Summer Heat in Whatcom County

Summer is in full swing here in Whatcom county and if you have been looking for the best places to beat the heat, look no farther. Thanks to Whatcomtalk.com for this great list of places to enjoy while the heat is on.

http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2016/07/14/whatcom-county-swimming-holes/

Lake Padden

Lake Padden

 

 

Let’s Sell Your Home!

You’ve decided that it’s time to take advantage of the sellers market and list your home in 2016. It’s an important decision and you should make sure you trust the REALTOR guiding you. Give me a call and we can discuss your home and the strategy to list your home. But it also goes beyond just selling your home. I want you as a client for life and with my communication guarantee, you’ll be a part of the process the whole step of the way.

You probably already know that any agent can list your home on the MLS, do open houses, field phone calls about your home and do the paperwork. But there is a whole other world out there and I’d love to sell your home. How do I stand out from other agents?

The Jack Otto eXp Advantage:

  • #1 agent in Washington, Top 10 in The U.S in Social Media.
    1. Your home has its own website, facebook page, blog etc.
    2. Posted several times a day to a dozen social media sites
      1. (why does this matter? Most exposure possible and shows up first on google searches)
  • 3D Home Tours Using Matterport® Camera
  • Professional video using Drones and GoPro (or helicopter if needed)
    1. (I’m a Certified FAA pilot)
  • 24/7 Support
    1. Call me anytime of the day, seriously 1 am works!
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    1. If you aren’t satisfied, fire me anytime, yes anytime.
  • Communication Guarantee
    1. If you don’t hear from me every week, I’ll send you $100.
  • Closing gift! Scenic Flight around Bellingham and/or the San Juan Islands.

 

 

If you want to get your home the most exposure possible this year, give me a call!

206-388-6102 (yes I live in Bellingham) 🙂

 

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6 Bellingham Breakfast Places Worth Getting Up For

WhatcomTalk’s first list of six Bellingham breakfast places worth waking up early for was a smash success with thousands of views and countless shares on social media.

That’s a lot of early-morning eating inspiration!

We received great feedback from that article and some super suggestions for other places that didn’t make our first list.

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6 (more) Bellingham Breakfast Places Worth Getting Up For

Five Local Ways to Turn Over a New Leaf in 2016

Here is a great article about 5 local ways to turn over a new leaf in 2016.

http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2016/01/04/bellingham-new-years-resolutions/

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Free Winter Home Selling Guide

Even if you aren’t selling until the Spring, this guide will get you started. Best part it’s for free! Just email me at Jack.otto@exprealty.com for the file. Or follow this link!

http://issuu.com/jackottorealtor/docs/sellingyourhousewinter2015

Home Selling guide

Home selling guide