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Our clients? They tend to be happy.

We launched in September of 2016. But before that, our Managing Broker and co-Founder Craig Blackmon owned and operated Quill Realty. Added Equity is really the successor to Quill, which withdrew from the NWMLS in 2015. Quill had lots of happy clients - thanks to Craig, we're sure Added Equity will too.

By | September 18th, 2016|Testimonials|0 Comments

The Non-MLS Model Works: Single Broker Listing Sells Home for FMV

From the Archives This is one of my posts from my days at Quill Realty (the precursor to Added Equity). That model began as a fusion between agents and lawyers – in retrospect a lousy idea. After rethinking the business in the spring of 2015, I saw the future and Quill withdrew from the NWMLS that June. In September, [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|From the Archives|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE – Added Equity Is Live!

We simply could not be more excited. This goes out this morning, to hit the wire bright and early tomorrow. Lookout, world (and the real estate industry), because here we come! Press Release 9/28/2016

By | September 18th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

Dome in the Woods: SOLD 12/15/16 for $399,000

SOLD!!! $399,000 on December 15 2016. Dome Home at 8419 134th St. NE Arlington 98223 Original owner who lovingly built this dome home in 1980 - and cherished ever since. On 5 beautifully wooded acres, it is a peaceful and serene retreat. For more pictures and information, see the listing on Zillow.

By | September 18th, 2016|Listings|0 Comments

New York Alki: Seattle Has Been Pro-Growth Since Its Founding

Seattle Began as New York Alki Few people know that Seattle's first name was New York Alki. It speaks volumes today. Is Urban Growth Right for Seattle and Its Residents? Living in Seattle, you see first-hand the two sides of a booming and beautiful city. You  appreciate Seattle’s wonderful urban fabric of mostly single family houses. Gorgeous gardens, Craftsman [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|News & Analysis|0 Comments

How to Win a Bidding War: Multiple Offer Situations Require More Risk in Today’s Market

You want to Win Bidding War: Here's How This Win Bidding War post subject to DISCLAIMER below: As any buyer in today’s housing market knows, it’s tough out there.  Really tough.  The conditions of 2014 continued into 2015, and into 2016.... Historically low inventory has combined with historically low interest rates to create the perfect storm for [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Buying Tips|0 Comments

WA Condo Resale Certificate – Download a Free PDF

Looking for a Washington Condo Resale Certificate? Click HERE for Free PDF! As a courtesy to FSBO condo sellers (and their board officers and managing agents) Added Equity is providing its version of the Washington condo resale certificate, free of charge. The law requires condominium unit sellers to have this condo resale certificate form [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Free Forms|0 Comments

Our Single Broker Listing and Withdrawal from the MLS: Answers to Common Questions

Learn About our Single Broker Listing We're unique. We are - apparently - the only real estate firm in the Seattle area that isn't a member of the NWMLS, so we can offer a Single Broker Listing. Learn more about us here. When you do something new, you raise a lot of questions. When Added Equity's [...]

By | September 11th, 2016|How We Work|0 Comments

Home Buyer Due Diligence Checklist

This Home Buyer Due Diligence Real Estate Checklist is provided by Craig Blackmon, a real estate attorney and real estate broker (founder and managing broker of Added Equity RE) in Seattle. He provides this checklist free of charge and without any warranty or guarantee whatsoever. Use this checklist at your own discretion and risk. For [...]

By | September 10th, 2016|Buying Tips, Free Forms|0 Comments

Trying to Buy a Home in Seattle? Think About MLS Alternatives

Trying to buy a house (or townhouse, or condo) can be painfully hard these days It’s no secret that the Seattle housing market (among others) is suffering from too many buyers and not enough inventory. Looking to buy a house in Seattle? Oy. It’s tough out there. Good homes in nearby neighborhoods oftentimes get multiple offers and sell for [...]

By | September 10th, 2016|Buying Tips|1 Comment