Category: Blog


Real Estate Photography 101

Tips & Tricks That Sell You only get one chance to make a first impression and top-notch photography gets more buyers to click on your listing. Whether you’re an aspiring amateur or a seasoned professional, great real estate photography requires a unique balance of style, technique, and technology. Follow the [..]

April 18, 2023


Six Design Trends to Try in 2023

Updating your space can be as easy as applying a new coat of paint or adding timeless treasures from your local thrift shop. Check out these hot design trends for ideas on how to add a little flair to your home in 2023. 

March 23, 2023


Scholarship named to honor legacy of REALTOR® Margo Wheeler

To honor distinguished REALTOR® and community volunteer Margo Wheeler, the Seattle King County First Citizen Foundation will award a $5,000 scholarship in her name to the highest ranked high school scholarship applicant. Ms. Wheeler, a beloved leader and a managing broker at the John L. Scott Real Estate|Tacoma University Place [..]

February 17, 2023


Seven Easy DIY Home Repairs

Keeping up on simple repairs can add value to your home without breaking the bank. Check out these easy “Do it Yourself” repairs to keep your home in tip-top shape. 

January 19, 2023


Holiday Staging Tips

Though the holidays are historically one of the slower seasons in real estate, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any house-hunters out there looking to ring in the New Year in a new home.

December 12, 2022


Five Reasons to Plant Natives

Whether you are creating a garden from scratch, or simply adding some variety, please consider choosing native plants to enhance your local ecosystem. Not only are they easy to care for, many natives are a good choice when dealing with difficult terrain, such as steep slopes, deeply shaded areas, or [..]

November 29, 2022


Autumn Home Maintenance

Our Top 8 Tips Whether you are getting ready to put your house on the market, or just need some advice to keep your home in tip-top shape, autumn is the perfect time to prepare your home for the cold months ahead. A well-cared for home not only looks good, [..]

November 1, 2022


Offer Review Dates

The Pacific Northwest has been experiencing an extremely strong seller’s market in 2021 with an average of only two weeks of inventory. In a hot seller’s market, setting an offer review date is a strategy that can generate higher offers by increasing buyer competition.  Comparison of the percentage of list [..]

May 14, 2021


Sell Score: A Powerful Prospecting Tool

Realist Sell Score is a powerful prospecting tool that can help you predict the likelihood of a property going on the market within the next six months. The Sell Score algorithm analyzes a variety of factors, including length of home ownership and current mortgages, to assign a score from 0 [..]

May 14, 2021