The world of real estate is a never-ending source of interesting news and information. Here you’ll find our take on all things real estate related.
2017 has begun with quite a shock from Zillow (the primary marketing platform for our listings). The future of the Zillow MLS relationship - and Zillow itself - is now far from clear. Without Zillow MLS Cooperation, Zillow - and Innovation? - to Crater in Seattle I remember the day Zillow launched. Back then change in the [...]
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. […]
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: […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]