Have Your Circumstances Changed?

March 12th, 2014

Perhaps you’re thinking about the NEXT place to live, where you’ll be as comfortable as ever, but down-sized. Maybe you’re seeing the advantages of a condominium for the first time ever. Or you’re considering a move closer to children and grandchildren. Your circumstances changed.

Each agent on The Red Door Team is a trained Senior Real Estate Specialists ®.  We have deep knowledge of real estate and the local and national economic issues that are shaping current market trends. And we understand the deeply personal issues that are particularly important to buyers and sellers in transition. As Baby Boomers ourselves, we are in touch with the lifestyle needs of our generation. We can help turn overwhelming anxiety and stress into a happy, profitable, satisfying moving experience.

Life is an amazing journey with many different paths, some expected, other unexpected. If your circumstances have changed, and you  are looking to make a move, we can help. My highly-effective team is designed to help you through this transition, so you can get where you need to go. Call us today for a private consultation.

We’re here to help you move smarter – and breathe easier.

 

House Cleaning Tips and Tricks!

March 11th, 2014

Ever found yourself wanting new ideas and new ways to clean your house that might save you time or get the job done a little bit better?

Well, The Red Door Team has pulled together some great ideas of House Cleaning Tips and Tricks!

We have tried to pull together ideas from home, online and things we have heard from our clients.

Take a look at these House Cleaning Tips and Tricks and let us know what you think!

Tip and Trick #1

 

 

cleaning tips

5 Quick House Cleaning Tips

1. Set a timer

2. Focus on the floor

3. Wipe it up!

4. Think easy storage

5. Opt Out

For more details: http://tipsaholic.com/5-quick-house-cleaning-tips/

Tip and Trick #2

DIY glass cleaner

DIY Glass Cleaner :: To get streak-free windows all you need is rubbing alcohol, water and lemons. Your windows will sparkle and your house will smell fresh and clean!

Tip and Trick #3

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The Fastest and easiest way to clean your lampshade…. Use a lint roller!

Tip and Trick #4

junk cleaner

Kitchen gunk remover: 1 part vegetable oil 2 parts baking soda. Mix together with a spoon and go crazy!

Tip and Trick #5

deep cleaning

 

Break up the task over several weekends so that you can get the deep clean without taking a weeks vacation.  Why not take it one step further.  Here are the typical “deep clean” tasks into 52 installments that will each take around 30 minutes each.  That is right in just 30 minutes a week you can get a cleaner home with my house cleaning schedule.

More details here: http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2013/01/30-minutes-per-week-house-cleaning.html

Tip and Trick #6

old sock

Clean your blinds with vinegar and an old sock!

Tip and Trick #7

vinegar

 

46 Creative Uses for Vinegar in your house!

You can make things with vinegar such a weed killer, glass cleaner, homemade 409, fabric softener and so much more!

For more details: http://thefrugalgirls.com/2012/10/ways-to-use-vinegar.html

Market Insider Real Estate Information For Redmond Homes

March 10th, 2014

 - Market Insider Real Estate -

Redmond Homes - Market Insider

The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more for Redmond, WA.

Whether you’re a buyer or seller of real estate, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions.

Call or email The Red Door Team anytime to discuss how this  marker insider real estate information can benefit you!

Copy and paste this link into your browser for full details:
http://www.reddoorteamrealestate.com/mimarket/zip/98053/

Contact Michelle for more information at 425-408-9681
The Red Door Team – Keller Williams Realty
“Opening the RIGHT doors in Real Estate”

Home Buyer Classes

March 8th, 2014

The first important step to buying a home is to first take a home buyer class to learn and get educated on how to purchase and maintain a home

In affiliation with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (wshfc.org)

This is a FREE 5 hour class and you will receive a certificate that is valid for two years – the best part is you can get down payment assistance!!!

Classes held at Keller Williams Realty Bothell

22614 Bothell Everett HWY, Bothell, WA 98021

Saturday, March 15th from 1-6 PM

Sunday, March 16th from 1-6 PM

Saturday March 29th from 1-6 PM

Sunday, March 30th from 11-4 PM

Saturday, April 26th from 1-6 PM

Classes held at the Regus Building in Bothell

22722 29th Drive D.E., Suite 100, Bothell, WA 98021

Sunday, March 9th from 1-6 PM

Saturday, March 22nd from 1-6 PM

Saturday, April 12th from 1-6 PM

Saturday, April 26th from 1-6 PM

Sunday, April 27th from 1-6 PM

** Class schedule subject to change, please email Michelle or Jamie to reserve your seat. If no one reserves a seat, the class will be cancelled.

Call 425-776-1450 or email Michelle.Swanson@prospectmtg.com

Topics Include:

Advantages / Disadvantages to Home Ownership

The Steps to Home ownership

Players in the home Buying Process

Prequalification / Pre approval Process

Credit, Saving, Costs and Budget

House Key Loan & Other types of affordable loans

Writing & Negotiating the Offer

Home Inspection

Loan Program Review

Escrow & Closing – What to expect

 

Tell them that The Red Door Team Sent You!

The Red Door Team Is Your Senior Real Estate Specialist!

March 7th, 2014

Transitions … And Real Estate

A funny thing happened on the road to success. You arrived! It’s a very satisfying place to be, but now you may be looking ahead in other ways. Perhaps you’re thinking about the NEXT place to live, where you’ll be as comfortable as ever, but down-sized. Maybe you’re seeing the advantages of a condominium for the first time ever. Or you’re considering a move closer to children and grandchildren.

At the Red Door Team, we recognize those thoughts and considerations. We’ve been there. We’ve helped our parents through it. And we’ve seen friends and colleagues working their way through it, as well. We recognize that first reaction, too. Usually, it’s “Wow – what a lot of work!”

Putting your house up for sale … Thinking about curb appeal and potential upgrades to ensure you get top dollar when you sell … Dispersing or disposing of decades of treasures – travel finds, antiques, silver, jewelry … Hiring movers … Finding the next place … Making sure it reflects the style and luxury you don’t want to give up … Working with contractors … Financial and retirement decisions …

Sometimes the needs and timelines and requirements can seem overwhelming.

The Red Door Team is your Senior Real Estate Specialists ®.  We have deep knowledge of real estate and the local and national economic issues that are shaping current market trends. And we understand the deeply personal issues that are particularly important to buyers and sellers in transition. As Baby Boomers ourselves, we are in touch with the lifestyle needs of our generation. We can help turn overwhelming anxiety and stress into a happy, profitable, satisfying moving experience.

We’re here to help you move smarter – and breathe easier.

 

Contact us today to put the power of the Red Door Team behind your search:

425-408-9681 or www.reddoorteam.com

The Red Door Team’s Mobile App and your chance to win Money!

March 6th, 2014

Download the FREE Keller Williams

Real Estate search App for a chance to win $50,000!!

The Red Door Team just wanted to pass along a great new resource for real estate…and oh yeah, if you download the app by March 31st, you can win some big money too!! Good luck!

For more info, click here (or the picture below).

Just be sure that you enter the following code to enter the contest: KW2J0FD0Q

Keller Williams Realty Mobile App

The Red Door Team Is Hiring!

March 6th, 2014

Interested in Joining a Dynamic Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty in Bothell??

The Red Door Team is Hiring!

The Red Door Team Picture

 

Keller Williams Realty Bothell:

Does “culture” really make a difference at Keller Williams? You better believe it does! Organizing the goals of a business around solid, positive, core values and then proceeding to cultivate them on a daily basis inspires and motivates the members of the organization. However you define fulfillment, it is created by our daily surroundings – the culture we experience as we participate in the workplace environment of our choice.

Much has been said about the KW culture. The truth is, those of us that have the same values and focus on culture in business are perfect business partners. We are so thankful to have found a business that thinks like we do – where our beliefs are fostered in a positive and powerful way!
Our Team:

Over here at The Red Door Team we don’t just fill jobs, we build careers. What we do is create a win win for everyone concerned. We have a culture here where we work hard and play harder. We are enthusiastic, high energy, and self motivated. We are a team of loyalty, team work, and growth. It is important to us that each person who joins our team feeds that culture.

As a team member you receive the benefits of a full time administrative assistant and transaction coordinator as well as office space, marketing materials and a fully functioning CRM and lead generating system.

This position will receive quality seller & buyer leads. Main responsibilities include prospecting, completing CMA’s, taking listings, working with buyers and negotiating contracts. Our team operates on a system based fashion with corresponding accountability for lead follow up.

Position requires the following:

  • Active Real Estate license
  •  On the job experience
  •  Minimum 15 closed transactions
  •  Desire for full time career in real estate
  •   Embrace a team concept

Candidates must possess the following:

  •  Ability to thrive in a fact pace and structured environment
  •  Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Self motivator and desire to be successful
  • Extremely organized and able to multitask
  • Professional attitude
  • Reliable transportation
  • Desire to work within a team and have control over your professional growth

** To apply please email office@reddoorteam.com with a current resume and a cover letter detailing why you think you would be a great fit for the position. Please put “The Red Door Team” in the subject line – don’t forget to include your contact information!

Planning on moving? NOW is the right time!

March 3rd, 2014

Are you planning on moving? NOW is the right time! 

buyers moving

As interests rates are rising you may want to considering planning on moving sooner rather than later. People who are moving UP (which is about 75% of buyers) this is especially important to pay attention to.

Keeping Current Matters says, “ Prices are projected to appreciate by over 4% and interest rates are also expected to rise by as much as another full percentage point. If your family plans to move-up to a nicer or bigger home this year, it may make sense to move now rather than later.”

by  on February 25, 2014

For full details go to: http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/02/25/moving-up-do-it-now-not-later/

If you are interested in making the move, The Red Door Team can help!

12728 12th Ave SE Everett – Home For Sale

February 28th, 2014

Home For Sale in Everett

Home for sale in Everett! Come and see this beautiful and inviting 2 story Polygon home! Boasting with 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. Convenient utility room upstairs near all the bedrooms. Half bath is downstairs. Lots of room in this 2111 Sq Ft gem. Large open kitchen with beautiful appliances and gorgeous hardwood floors and cabinets. Tons of storage! Two car garage is attached. Close to groceries and shopping, Everett School district. This home for sale won’t be on the market long! Come quick!

12728 12th Ave S.E. Everett - Home for Sale

Property Details:

Bedrooms: 3
Bath: 2.5
Square feet: 2,111
Property size: 0.12
School District: Everett
2 Stories
Corner Lot

Beautiful Kitchen in Everett HomeLiving room with open ceilingsMaster Bathroom

 

Teresa Barthol is a great listing agent on The Red Door Team

Contact her with any of your questions at 425-408-9681 or www.reddoorteam.com

Everett Homes For Sale In This Price Range

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everett homes for sale

102 16th Ave Kirkland – Open House

February 28th, 2014

Open House!!!

The Red Door Team invites YOU to join them for an open house this weekend in Kirkland

Home for sale Kirkland

Most desired, contemporary architectural features – the only new home of this style available in Kirkland! Offered by Kirkland’s premier builder, thoughtfully designed to make spectacular mountain, lake and city views take your breath away. This Northwest Modern home is situated in the sought after East of Market location. Spacious open floor plan with entertaining areas designed to let you enjoy amazing views, from your living room, family room, office and dining room. Luxurious master suite with over-sized closet with laundry. A wine display room, bar, outdoor living spaces, media room and many high-tech features in this connected home allow the residents to adjust lighting, check and adjust temperature, security and door locks from their smart phones. Live the Kirkland lifestyle and walk to enjoy the many restaurants, shops and parks.

Open House Details:
Who: YOU!
What: Open House
When: Saturday March 1st 1-4 PM & Sunday March 2nd 1-4 PM
Where: 102 16th Ave Kirkland, WA 98033
Why: Your chance to come take a peek inside and speak with a real estate agent of any questions you might

**You can find more details about this home: Luxury Listing

If you have any questions feel free to give the listing agent, Sherri Hansen, a call!

425-408-9681 or www.reddoorteam.com