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May 7, 2021

April Real Estate Market Statistics

Copy of Copy of Unbranded Seattle Metro - RE BKCO Market Stats by Cate Ellis

Posted in Real Estate News
May 6, 2021

View Home Just Sold!

3815 42nd Ave SW by Cate Ellis

Congratulations to our sellers who sold their West Seattle home for $210,000 over the listing price! #bethghomes #westseattlerealestate #justsold #seattlerealestate #homesellers #realestateadvisor

 

Posted in Closed Homes
May 4, 2021

Selling Your Empty Home? Factors To Consider

 

When it comes to selling a house, speed matters. Research reveals that the longer a house takes to sell, the lower the overall sale price will be. Then there is the financial burden of paying for two properties when you’ve already moved into a new place. An empty home isn’t as attractive to buyers as one that has been appropriately staged, and it may present an opportunity for criminals or vandals.

 

Part of the struggle with selling an empty home is that empty rooms aren’t very memorable. Nine out of ten homes are first seen online by potential buyers, so that first impression needs to “stick” in a buyer’s mind. Rooms tend to look smaller when they don’t have furniture in them, which reduces the perceived value of your home. Furniture, rugs, window treatments and other accessories can also help hide any minor imperfections that become more obvious if rooms are empty. Another drawback to selling an empty house is that buyers might assume you’re in a rush to sell and could try to low-ball you on price.

 

Fortunately, there are a number of strategies to help sell an empty home quickly. First, let your neighbors know the home is vacant and ask if they can keep an eye on your house for you. Consider asking your local law enforcement officials to do the same. Ask neighbors to bring in the mail and any packages so that it looks like someone is living in the home. Additionally, maintain your regular outdoor maintenance for good curb appeal.

 

You want to make sure that all of your exterior doors are locked and secure, and you may want to install a security system to help keep your home safe and protected.

 

Another aspect to consider is the welcoming atmosphere of your house. Keep the lights on during the day, using timers to help control your energy costs. Make sure that the exterior of your home is well-lit at night. Maintain a reasonable temperature inside your home at all times to welcome potential buyers. No one wants to walk into a stuffy house in mid-summer or an ice box during the winter months while trying to get a feel for whether the house will work.

 

Consider staging your home with rented furniture and accessories to appeal to potential buyers. An even easier option is to use virtual staging to furnish your home with high-end appliances and furniture to highlight its best features.

 

For more tips and information, check out the accompanying resource.


Graphic created by Virtual Staging & Rendering Group.

Posted in Selling Your Home
May 3, 2021

Burien Condo Just Sold!

Posted in Closed Homes
April 30, 2021

Top Negotiator 2020

We’re on the list! Excited to share we’ve been included in HomeLight’s 2020 Achievements Award for top negotiator in Seattle! HomeLight powers the top real estate agents across the country, and it’s an honor to be included. 

#bethghomes #topnegotiator #seattlerealestate #PoweredbyHomeLight

 

HomeLight Achievement Winner - Beth Grotelueschen - Top Washington Real Estate Agent

April 27, 2021

9 High ROI Upgrades Buyers Love

If you're a homeowner and you want to update your home but you don't know what upgrades are the best bang for your buck when it comes time to sell your home this is a great guide! If you have any other questions regarding upgrades or the resale value of your home please contact us at 206-462-4444 or email us at info@bethghomes.com

Click Here to View:

https://www.roomvu.com/agent/beth-grotelueschen-beth-g-homes?video=9-high-roi&share=true

#bethghomes #homeowner #homeownership #roi #resalevalue #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate #realestateadvisor #homeremodel

 

 

April 20, 2021

Mixing Metals: Finishing Your Kitchen’s Look

The metals in your kitchen aren’t like your jewelry and shoes: there’s no rule they have to match. In fact, mixing various materials can create a more collected, contemporary, beautiful style — one that’s on trend and timeless. Designer kitchens often feature more than one metal, and different metals pull in additional styles to your space. That said, you can’t add anything, anywhere, in the name of mixing metals: the key is intentionality. The infographic below, Mixed Metal Kitchen Guide, highlights some specific tips to guide your selection.

 

To start, you’ll want to stick to a max of three different finishes total; anything more than that quickly clutters the kitchen and disturbs the cohesion. Of these, you want one finish to be the one you use most. This dominant metal will be your primary pick throughout the kitchen, with one or two others accenting it. Keep in mind, too, iron acts like a neutral compared to shiny metallics, and it can provide extra anchoring and industrial component that works with anything.

 

When it comes to picking pieces, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with which finish to use where. Here’s a tip to try: match the finish on your appliances to your sink faucet selection. Because the sink usually sits at the center of the layout, it can pull in the appliance finish and create unity. Likewise, to avoid that dated matchy-matchy look, contrast the finishes on your light fixtures. If the eating area has a metal chandelier, for example, consider glass pendants above the island. 

 

To keep these tips handy, check out the below resource, which highlights eight important guidelines to help you mix metals beautifully.

 

Resources: 

https://blog.kitchenmagic.com/blog/mixing-metals-in-your-kitchen-isnt-just-ok-its-awesome

https://www.kathykuohome.com/blog/mixing-metals-the-dos-and-donts/

https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a26749789/mixed-metals-nickel-chrome-brass-bronze/

https://sunlitspaces.com/mixed-metals-for-the-house-a-golden-idea/

https://www.wayfair.com/sca/ideas-and-advice/guides/types-of-metal-and-finishes-guide-T413

https://www.airykitchens.com/blog/2018/6/3/hardware-finishes-whats-the-difference-between-unlacquered-brass-and-polished-brass

https://nestingwithgrace.com/how-to-mix-metals-in-the-kitchen/ (this is the one that had info on faucet)

 

 

Infographic created by Gerber.

Posted in Homeownership Tips
April 20, 2021

Eatonville Just Sold!

Congratulations to our Buyers who just closed on this fabulous lake home!

Enjoy your first summer at the lake!

#bethghomes #justsold #eatonvillewa #eatonvillerealestate #lakehome #seattlerealestate 

Posted in Closed Homes
April 15, 2021

Admiral Home Sold!

 

Our buyers just closed on this gorgeous West Seattle home in the desirable Admiral neighborhood! Congratulations to them - wishing them many happy years in their new home!

#bethghomes #westseattlerealestate #homebuyers #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate #multipleoffers #realestatestrategies #realestateadvisor

Posted in Closed Homes
April 15, 2021

Congratulations to our Seller!

Congratulations to our Seller!!!!

 

Posted in Closed Homes