Hold ’em or fold ’em

| Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 | 5 Comments »

It might be cooler out but that doesn’t mean memories of sweating in the heat don’t haunt me. (Ok, what really haunts me is knowing that all my neighbors got steady views of my three – yes, three – window AC units sticking out cardboard-framed windows.)  On my fall agenda, besides finding storage for my air conditioning units, is helping buyers find – and get – their dream home. The weather may have cooled but the market still remains hot.

If you are a seller your job is easy. Call me and let’s put your home on the market. If you are a buyer, listen to me. And Kenny Rogers.

Know when to hold ‘em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run.

Not every house, no matter how much you love it, is worth writing an offer. There have been several houses in Bellevue recently that received more than 20 offers and sold for hundreds of thousands over the asking price. And sometimes, even though you put together one heck of an offer, a high flyer comes along with an all-cash offer and a quick close and rides into the sunset.

You never count your money,
When you’re sittin’ at the table.

That’s right. You count your money LONG before you write an offer. Have your finances in order and your pre-approval letter in hand. Know how much you can offer, how much you can put down for earnest money and how large of a down payment you can afford.  And these days? Go with the notion that bigger is better.

If you’re gonna learn to play the game, boy,
You gotta learn to play it right.

Your biggest ace is having an experienced agent up your sleeve. We’ve been on the front lines and we know how to fight. We can help you win because we know how to read the cards.  If you tell me this is the house you can’t live without, I will help you write a competitive offer and teach you all the tricks I’ve learned to hit the jackpot.

It’s not easy being a buyer but I can help. Let’s talk. I’m sure it’s what Kenny would want.


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  1. Dave Paulette says:

    Very nicely done Cara!
    Come up and see us all soon!! 🙂

  2. Yep — Been there, done that! And, we only hit the jackpot on our new house because of YOU! I’ll never forgot sitting in the corner of what is now our living room hammering out our offer.

    Thank you, Cara in the House!

  3. Hannah says:

    Well said. 😉

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