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Fred’s Update - January 25, 2022 Covid Virus and Real Estate Sales King County Washington
As we continue through this historic and STRANGE real estate market, I want to educate my current and past customers on how the covid-19 virus has affected the real estate market in our area.
The virus pandemic is NOT stopping motivated buyers and investors...with little inventory on the market, I'm seeing excellent pricing.
Not knowing what the economic outlook will bring us in 2022, my advice is if you are considering selling in the next few years, you should consider selling now.
I’m receiving many cash offers for my clients.
Interior viewings, inspections and appraisals are all conducted with masks and social distancing.
All paperwork is handled electronically. Electronic signatures are the norm without having to go to a title company or escrow office to sign documents.
One of my recent sellers was so panicked about the virus, they wouldn’t leave their home and wouldn't allow anyone to come to their home to sign documents...the closing was handled electronically via ZOOM.
I want to go through the steps of hiring me to represent you. It starts with a simple phone call or email and introduction of yourself and your property.
1. After I get basic information from your email or phone call, I will drive by the property.
2. I will do an in depth analysis of your property based on several factors and determine a valuation range.
3. We will discuss the current market and specific details of your property and its location.
4. Once we establish the valued price range, I will send you disclosure forms required by the state of Washington along with our listing agreement allowing me to market the property and bring you qualified offers. We can meet or you can sign electronically to begin the marketing and sale process.
5. Your tenants do not need to be aware the property is being marketed until we have an accepted offer…unless you choose to. My experience is to not trouble them until we have an acceptable offer in hand.
6. No sign is placed on the property…all my marketing and expertise bring in only qualified buyers. Serious buyers understand the process and my job is to avoid the weak buyers and unsophisticated investors.
7. Once we receive qualified offers, it’s my job to determine the most motivated buyer and the best financially qualified buyer to work with.
8. After the offer is accepted, I will arrange a viewing of one or all of the units. Some sellers want me to arrange this with legal notifications or a phone call. Some sellers prefer to make the contact or have the property manager involved at this point. My assistant Lucy is great at making the tenants feel at ease and keeping them comfortable, as she will be conducting the viewing. Sometimes a woman’s touch calms a nervous tenant.
Preferably the buyer’s inspection will be conducted at this time to keep tenant disruption to a minimum otherwise it will need to be arranged soon after the viewing. We will be there.
9. Appraisal. Unless it’s a cash offer, a quick viewing of all units by the lender’s appraiser will be needed. We can arrange and will be there.
Hope you are well...stay safe
When it’s time to sell, don’t choose an amateur….. hire a specialist. Choose Fred Grunewald / Multifamily Specialist 425- 326-0125
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Bellevue Redmond Kirkland Issaquah Seattle ...and all areas of King County
In this ever-changing market, the decision to buy or sell a property can be met with both excitement and trepidation. When you’ve decided that now is the time, the choice of an experienced agent to guide you through the process, help you make the right decisions and avoid common troubles along the way is one of the most important real estate decisions you can make.
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home or investment property, you’ve come to the right spot. Whatever your real estate needs, I can help you reach your goals with confidence. First licensed in 1985, I have extensive knowledge that most brokers do not have.
Having worked with a vast amount of Boeing and Microsoft engineers, who demand exact answers and follow through, my clients depend on me to get the job done right. I do not use pressure tactics to convince them to sell at a lower price or buy at a higher price. I provide professional service and facts that combines my knowledge and dedication to obtaining great results- Fred Grunewald