Real Estate - Keeping it Simple

Real Estate - Keeping it Simple
Informative information on all the steps of buying and selling real estate, as provided by a 40 year industry leader in the real estate business, as a full time Realtor. Experience and expertise you can trust

Corona virus and NEW Washington State Mandate - Stay Home, Stay Healthy!
Mar 25 • 8 min
Update on the new mandate by Governor Inslee on what real estate agents/brokers are allowed to do and not do during this mandate period. Also, my thoughts on best strategies for buying or selling a home during this time
The Corona virus and how it effects Seeing homes and in Selling or Buying a home
Mar 19 • 12 min
Ver 2 of my thoughts on how we should handle the corona virus issues when looking at homes and selling a home as well as some updates from our MLS on open houses and updates on expectations of getting home sales closed
Thoughts on looking at homes and selling a home during the Coronavirus issue
Mar 11 • 9 min
Just my thoughts, and a few reminders on some best practices when putting your home on the market. The conversations you should have with your real estate agents so that everyone involved feels safe
Why not Interview and Hire Ray Dove as your Realtor when Buying or Selling real estate?
Feb 26 • 6 min
If you are buying or selling real estate why not interview me? I have over 40 years of Experience and Expertise. In addition to all of the information I have discussed on my previous Podcasts I thought I would share more on why I would be a good real…
All about Credit Reports - One on One Interview with Maria at KLaw
Feb 6 • 18 min
Things to know about your credit and where to go to get help in improve your credit scores
One on One conversation with a Home Building Inspector
Jan 29 • 17 min
Meet John Torkelson with Protection Home Inspection!
Real Estate Market Update - Stats on Year Ending 2019 and Looking forward in 2020
Jan 23 • 10 min
Stats from our local MLS (NWMLS) for 2019, what trends we are seeing for 2020 in housing inventory, what interest rates are doing and in buyer activity
Buying a Distressed Property?
Jan 9 • 13 min
Short Sales, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy sales - a quick review and what each of these are as well as my thoughts on some of the risks and benefits of buying a distressed property
Buying or Selling in the New Year? My thoughts on our local market
Jan 2 • 9 min
Quick thoughts on our local real estate market as we head into 2020
Investment Properties (Rental properties - Single Family or Multi-Family?
Dec 12, 2019 • 10 min
Some quick thoughts and suggestions on how to value the opportunities in buying investment properties - which best suits your needs - Single family or Multi-Family?
Capital Gains and 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
Dec 5, 2019 • 8 min
Just a quick review of the current polices and rules for Capital Gains on your primary home and the needed steps for a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange on your investment properties
Is Zillow a real estate company?
Nov 29, 2019 • 9 min
Where does Zillow get the homes to advertise on their web site?How does Zillow choose real estate agents to work with people who found a home on Zillow?
Pocket Listings - What are they?
Nov 13, 2019 • 9 min
More information on the advantages and disadvantages of a Pocket Listing, for the seller
Real Estate Commissions and Buyer Agreements
Nov 6, 2019 • 11 min
Real Estate Comissions
Expectations from a Building Inspection
Oct 30, 2019 • 12 min
What should you, as a buyer and as a seller, expect when a home has been inspection by a building inspector? What you should be looking for and what should not be part of an inspection response? I try to answer some of those questions
Just a thought or two on Selling or Buying a home during the Holiday season
Oct 24, 2019 • 10 min
Some suggestions on how to show your home during the holidays and some encouragement to buyers to go look to buy a home during the holiday season as it is a great time of year to sell or buy a home
My Real Estate Market View and You Preparing to Sell and Buy a home
Oct 17, 2019 • 12 min
My view on the current market
Finding a Lender for Your Home Purchase
Oct 10, 2019 • 11 min
Before you really begin your home search process, it’s best to have a lender in place with a pre-approved loan amount so you know how much you really have to work with. But how do you find a lender? What’s the difference between banks, credit unions and…
Title & Escrow
Oct 3, 2019 • 13 min
Real Estate is full of jargon. You hear words like ‘Title & Escrow’ all the time. But what do they mean and why are they important?We talk about those things and more this week. Have a listen, let us know if you have questions and as always, let us…
New NWMLS Rules and What You Need to Know
Sep 26, 2019 • 11 min
What You Need to Know About New Rules and Buyer/Broker Fees
What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score
Sep 19, 2019 • 19 min
Financing is a key part of buying a new home. And to get that financing, banks are going to run a credit report on you. Do you know what your credit score looks like? Do you think it’s accurate? Do you need some help getting it corrected or repaired?In…
Open Houses — What to Expect
Sep 12, 2019 • 15 min
If you’re selling a home, holding an Open House is a great way to attract a lot of people to your home. What should you do to prepare for that event? What is your agent’s role?If you’re looking for homes, go to some Open Houses! But consider a few…
Home Staging — Does it Work?
Sep 5, 2019 • 18 min
This week we talk about home staging. Is it necessary? Can I do it myself or do I need to hire someone? Where did the idea of staging a home even come from and what all does it entail? Tune in as we answer these questions and more!
Listing Your Home
Aug 29, 2019 • 19 min
Steps involved in putting your home on the market
I’m ready to buy a home! Where do I find them? Do I need an agent?
Aug 22, 2019 • 16 min
You saved the money. You’ve secured home financing. You’ve made your list of home/location criteria. Now what? How do you find these homes? Is an agent necessary? What do you risk if you do it on your own? We’ll answer these questions and more!
Forms, Forms, Forms. So. Many. Forms.
Aug 15, 2019 • 14 min
Buying and/or selling a house should be an exciting time. It usually signals a new chapter full of anticipation. Except the forms. What a killjoy. But they are an important and necessary part of the process for all parties involved. We’ll address some…
Building Inspections
Aug 8, 2019 • 14 min
Building Inspections: Not so scary after all.
Law of Agency — What Does That Mean?
Jul 31, 2019 • 10 min
Things to consider when choosing an agent to represent you.
HOAs and Rules and Regulations
Jul 22, 2019 • 11 min
C,C,&Rs, HOA, Sewer capacity … What does all of that mean and how can they affect the home buying process?
Starting the Buying Process
Jul 15, 2019 • 13 min
So you want to buy a house. But where do you begin?
Intro to Real Estate: Keeping it Simple!
Jul 15, 2019 • 5 min
An overview of our new podcast on Real Estate tips for home buyers and sellers