Spring Market Update 2022

SPRING REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE IN FAIRWOOD RENTON KING COUNTY

 

The Spring Market is here and the real estate market is starting to shift...

Change is in the air, it's something both Rosie and Melissa have been sensing for a while now. Rising interest rates, an uptick in inventory and buyer fatigue is shaping the market right now.

Check out our Spring Market Video below, it's about 4 minutes and will give you all the information you need to know about the real estate market in King County, Kent, Renton, Fairwood, etc! 

 

Next Step?

Being the top real estate team in SE King County, we see trends sooner that other agents and are able to formulate strategies for our clients so there are no surprises! We have a passion for helping our clients and providing them with a stress-free listing experience.

Fill out the form below and let's have real conversation about the market in your area, your home's value and what the next step looks like for you!

Renton Home Show 2022!

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The Renton Home Show is back!!! Join us April 3rd from 11-2pm for this FREE community event at the Fairwood Golf and Country Club! Meet local contactors, handymen, painters, flooring installers, interior designers and more!

This event is FREE to everyone in the community and is powered by The Rosie Rourke Team! If you are thinking of remodeling, updating or just want to meet some licensed, vetted and local contractors for a future job then this is the place to be!

Please get your free tickets through Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/rentonhomeshow and we will see you on April 3rd!

PS. If you are local contactor looking for some exposure, please contact Rachel@rosierourke.com ASAP!

WE WON… AGAIN!

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Shocked, humbled, excited, speechless... all the feels today at the Rosie Rourke Team Office in Fairwood! WE WON AGAIN!!!
 
Our goal is not just to sell or buy a house, it's to build a relationship with our clients that will last for generations to come. Our business is based on YOU, our amazing clients! We give 110% each and everyday and we are thankful for your referrals, support and friendship!
 

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Concierge Corner – New Video!

 
Check out this transformation! We don't just put a sign in the ground, we lean in and take over the entire process from start to finish! Between listing agent Karen, our home seller's concierge Jo, our trusted vendors and the entire Rosie Rourke Team behind the scenes, we did all the heavy lifting and created a stress-free listing experience for this client!
 
We were just named the top team for Keller Williams Mountains to Sound in 2021 and helped over 210 families turn their real estate dreams into reality... what can we do for you in 2022? It all starts with a conversation, learn more at www.rosierourke.com/homevalue
 
You can also call/text our listing team directly at 206.719.5870 or fill out the form below! 

SELL NOW

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SELLER ALERT!!! 

First PENDING home of the year… and it flew off the market during the first weekend! 50 + showings and multiple offers WELL OVER ASKING! Rosie predicted this back in December with her Winter Market Update [watch below]

 

She predicted that interest rates would rise in 2022 and buyers will try to get into a home before their buying power is lessened with higher rates. This combined with record low inventory (homes available to buy in the market) would create the perfect winter storm for home sellers. Winter is the NEW Spring market this year! Rosie doesn’t have a crystal ball, but she does have over 25 years of experience in our local real estate market + a team that does a high volume of business, they can see trends coming before other agents because of this.

Well, the secret is out and we are telling all of our sellers sitting on the fence to get their homes on the market ASAP. Luckily we have our home concierge program that is helping sellers get their home SHOW READY and on the market in a matter of weeks, not months! This is what leading real estate experts are saying about our local market right now!

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According to Tim Ellis of the real estate blog Seattle Bubble, “January is shaping up to be the most competitive month in housing history.”

“The stage is now set for the most competitive January housing market in recorded history,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather as well. “Buyers are pouring into the market to claim a home before mortgage rates rise further as new listings slow to a trickle [during the winter months].”

Bottom-line for Sellers: With less homes on the market, your home will stand out with virtually ZERO competition when you list. This will not be the case the closer we get to spring. Also, with interest rates as low as they are still, there are more buyers with more buying power who are desperate to get something under contract before the rates go up! If you are able to list before spring, I would do it now! Take advantage of our Home Concierge Program, it’s FREE and our team literally does everything for you to get your home ready faster! Request a free home valuation and let’s have a conversation! Call or text 206.719.5870 or fill out the form below!

Bottom-line for Buyers: BUY NOW before rates go up! You will be in competition with other buyers, you need a buyer’s agent who knows how to write a winning bid! Spoiler alert, it’s not always about who throws down the most money! Every seller has a specific goal in mind, our agents learn about the sellers and craft offers that are attractive to them. Learn more about our expert buyer’s agents and our process for winning homes for our clients, Call or text 206.719.5870 or fill out the form below!

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Winter Market Update

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Winter is here... how is the real estate market doing?

 
Want to know the latest in real estate news? Check out Rosie's Winter market update! You'll learn why right now is actually an amazing time to sell and why waiting until Spring may not be the best option in 2022!
 
We also posted the report Rosie is referencing in the comments, check it out, you'll be blown away by the lack of inventory!
 
If you are thinking of selling please contact us ASAP, we would love to connect and share with you why listing with Rosie Rourke Team guarantees a stress free experience!
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Fall Market Update

 

🍁Fall Leaves + Active Buyers

= TIME TO SELL!

Check Rosie's Fall Real Estate Market Update for King County focusing on Fairwood, Renton, Kent, Maple Valley, Auburn, Federal Way, Seatac and New Castle! 

Ready to have a conversation? Our listing team is ready to give you an update to date home value, access your goals, timelines, and more! We are the top real estate team in S. King County because we provide a stress-free listing experience! Let us show you, text 206.719.5870 or fill out the form below! 

Rosie the Radio Star!

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Rosie Rourke the Radio Star! 

That's right! Rock star real estate agent Rosie Rourke is a radio star too! She was recently interviewed in The Money Hour, a local radio show about real estate, investing, mortgages and more!

See here in action on the podcast replay here: https://themoneyhour.com/top-agent-reveals-secrets-to-a-stress-free-real-estate-experience-episode-371/

Looking for a stress-free real estate experience? Reach out below! 

Stress-Free Listing Review!

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YES!!! You guys, this is it! The review that literally sums up our entire stress-free listing experience! We recently sold this home in Kent and our clients just left us this review ⬇⬇⬇
“Rosie’s team is fabulous and we surely needed a team. The home we were selling was a fixer- upper. Rosie’s team managed everything. They helped us find contractors and scheduled much needed work to be done in a timely manner. (roofer, painters, contractor etc.) They even helped choose the color of the paint, counter tops and new carpet. They know what it takes to get a house ready for sale so we could get the best price and feel good about the quality of the home we sold. Rosie has great connections and she was able to get work accomplished in weeks where it would have taken us months. The process of photographing, listing and selling the house went very smoothly. We could not have done it without Rosie. Thank you to your hard working and diligent team!!”
Thank you McKee Family, we are speechless! This is why we formed a team, we can help more people and create the ultimate, stress free listing experience!
Thinking of selling? Let us show you what we can do for you at www.rosierourke.com/selling

Staging… Yes or No?

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Why we recommend home staging even in a hot market!

We get this question A LOT, especially right now. If the market is so hot, do I really need to stage my home? The answer is yes, but it depends.

A vacant home needs to be staged, period. A 2020 report from RESA found that 85% of staged homes sold for 5-23% more than a non-staged home. For a little investment it can yield a HUGE return! We work with some of the best stagers in the area, and buyers have commented that our listings show the best because of it!

Staged homes also sell faster and they are easier to market to the masses via social media... no one wants to see vacant room on their newsfeed, lol! According to Forbes a staged home will sell 87% faster than a non-staged home. Why does this matter? A faster home sale will put more money in your pocket. If a home doesn't sell after the first week in this market, a price reduction will be recommended to keep the house from getting lost online. Any money invested in staging is well worth it!

But what if you live there, should you still stage it? It really depends, but in most cases a bit of re-staging and styling will do the trick! Joanne on our team has a background in design and loves helping our clients declutter and use existing pieces you already have to re-stage the home. We can also bring in smaller accent pieces, pillows, place settings, etc to spruce the place up before listing!

Putting your home's best foot forward involves a lot of work from our team, but in the end it is worth it for our clients! More money, a faster closing date, and a stress-free listing experience... and staging is just one part of our secret sauce! Learn more about our top 1% team and what selling your home can look like here: www.rosierourke.com/selling