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About Craig Blackmon

Craig has been a practicing attorney since 1999, focused on residential real estate since 2005. And since about 2006, he's been working on developing a model that delivers superior real estate broker services at a dramatically reduced cost. Along the way, he's blogged quite a bit. Craig is the founder and Designated and Managing Broker of Added Equity.

FOR SALE: 3 Bed 1 Bath Charmer in Wedgwood – Unique Opportunity!

Coming Soon: Our Video Tour Wedgwood is one of Seattle's "Exceptionally Livable" neighborhoods. If you're looking for a great home in this enticing area under $1m, this is it. 3233 NE 92nd St. Seattle 98115 3 BR 1 Ba with Garage, 1920 SF Asking Price: 690,000.00 Built in 1925, this updated home maintains its wonderful charm. [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Listings|0 Comments

Looking for a Pre-MLS Listing to Test the Market? Added Equity is It!

We’re proud to announce our latest service: pre-MLS listing. As any good agent will tell you, some “pre-market” exposure can lead to a GREAT sale price when selling a home! Added Equity is the only real estate firm in Seattle that offers this unique service. […]

By | February 6th, 2017|How We Work|0 Comments

We’re an MLS Alternative – and We’re Not Alone

We love being on the cutting edge of change in real estate. It’s incredibly exciting. It would also be terrifying, if we were the only ones offering an MLS alternative. That, after all, would begin to sound like the “bleeding edge” – and bleeding is not a good thing. Thankfully, we’re not alone. There are other forward-thinking brokers out there who realize the future of real estate is closer – and simpler – than most people realize.  […]

By | January 27th, 2017|News & Analysis|0 Comments

Seattle Housing Market Predictions 2017

Seattle Housing Market Forecast 2017 Here at Added Equity, we know that nobody has a crystal ball. Predictions of the future are just that: predictions. Not guarantees. But the Seattle housing market? Hey, we’re in real estate – so yeah, sure, we have an opinion… 🙂 Real estate agents are frequently ridiculed for their propensity to prognosticate – inevitably in the direction of higher values. It’s fair to say that at least some of the criticism is justified. At Added Equity RE we try and keep our predictions limited in scope and grounded in known facts. Here is our annual January post about the Seattle Housing Market and where we think its headed in the New Year: […]

By | January 14th, 2017|News & Analysis|0 Comments

SOLD! Amazing 2BR 2Ba Condo in Bellevue

This home has been SOLD! Seller got a list price offer of $335,000 and ended up paying total commissions of 2%. So this seller made an extra $13,400. Hey, that's real money!! And more proof that the model works. Curious to know what one of our successful listings looks like? Check this one out... What [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Listings|0 Comments

We just sold our first listing!!!

What a great way to end 2016! We sold our "Dome in the Woods" listing - our very first - after about two months on the market. The sellers were happy with the sale price, and they saved about $20,000 in real estate commissions. Nice! Even better, more clear evidence that the model works. Our next [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Faira: Beware the Free Lunch

This is part of Craig's blog series on Rain City Guide (see Part 1 and Part 2) exploring why and how most realtors don't talk openly and frankly about the fees they charge. The third and final installment (posted here as well) on Faira: Startup Firm Faira Promises More than it Delivers Seattle is Ground Zero for innovation in [...]

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

NAR Profile 2016: Internet Continues to Grow as Primary Resource for Buyers (…so why hire an agent?)

I always look forward to the annual release of the NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. The National Association of Realtors has access to lots of market data that is the basis of the Profile. It's full of interesting data about the real estate industry and how consumer behavior continues to evolve as a result [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|News & Analysis|0 Comments

Introductory Pricing: We’re the Crazy Eddie of Real Estate in Seattle!

I went to college in New York City in the 1980's. Back then there was a popular series of ads for the discount electronics store Crazy Eddie. The pitchman - people assumed it was Eddie himself - would make a remarkably animated pitch for that week's "special discount." And every ad ended with the well-worn tag line: His Prices [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|How We Work|0 Comments

Want to Be Part of the Future of Real Estate? Welcome. We’re Hiring Real Estate Agents.

Craig Blackmon, Founder and Managing Broker Sure, we just launched. And we're hardly swamped with work. So some people - traditional agents who are heavily invested, even emotionally invested, in the traditional model - will laugh at this post. They'll give us a hard time for any talk of hiring real estate agents. [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Our Agents|0 Comments