Is It The Right Time to Sell or Buy a Home?

Michael Ackerman Real Estate

  Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about this question. The answer is two-fold. It is the right time if you have an immediate need, but you should also be educated on the current market in your area. Selling or buying is a personal decision and one that you absolutely need…

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Waiving Contingencies – Make Educated Decisions!

Michael Ackerman

Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the trend for buyers to waive their inspection and financing contingencies in the current Seattle market. Michael gives some good tips to think about and strongly urges you to work with your agent in crafting a compelling offer to present to the seller. Please…

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The 1, 2, 3’s of home buying

Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the first three things any buyer should do when preparing to enter the home purchasing adventure. If you follow these three steps, you will find it easier and, hopefully, more fun! If you have any comments or questions, please send an email to [email protected]

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Be Unstoppable!

Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about how to stay motivated and strong when you are a buyer in a seller’s market. You can do this! Please send any questions or comments to [email protected] or visit www.mackerman.com.

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Always Inspect Any Home You are Purchasing

Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the importance of always thoroughly inspecting any home you may be purchasing. The Seattle market is very competitive right now and Michael has seen a trend starting – buyers waiving their inspection contingencies without actually performing an inspection. This is not a good practice…

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Preparing Your Home for Market

  Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the importance of properly preparing your home for the real estate market. A seller can only control preparation and price and if both of these are on target, it can mean a much higher sale price! If you have any questions or comments…

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Pre Qualified or Pre Approved?

  Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the difference between these two lending approvals and why it is important to know the what they mean. You will be able to set yourself up for greater success after you know! If you have any questions or comments please send an email…

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Online Impressions can be Tricky!

Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about some items to consider when searching online for a new home. Most often, you will get a good impression of a home from the photos or video, but not always! If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to [email protected] or…

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Check out the Hood!

        Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about investigating the neighborhood where your new potential home is located. There are any number of things to check out and, if you do, you will feel better about making an educated decision. If you have any questions or comments please…

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The First Thing a Homebuyer Should Do!

    Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the #1 thing a homebuyer should tackle first. This is true in any city, in any market and will help set you up for success. Click play and find out! If you have any other questions or comments, please send an email…

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Real Estate Believe it or Not!

    Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about something that happens quite often in the real estate market. If he hadn’t experienced it repeatedly, he wouldn’t believe it happens, but it does! If you have any comments or questions, please send an email to [email protected] or visit www.mackerman.com.

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Not All Agents Are Created Equal.

  Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about interviewing several agents/brokers for the position of assisting you whether you are buying or selling a home. There are many choices of agents and it is prudent to do your due diligence so you are sure you choose the agent that is just…

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