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Getting Full Price Offers Quickly in Oregon and Washington

From a narrow buyer pool to pricing specialized amenities, sellers in the luxury home market encounter unique challenges that those in traditional markets don’t normally have to navigate. If your home is currently on the market, you might feel like you have to choose between getting the full value and selling it as fast as possible. Fortunately, it’s possible to accomplish both with the guidance of World-Ranked Broker Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group. Here’s a closer look at some important… Read More

Home Improvements that Increase the Value of Your Home

Selling your home in Washington or Oregon? You probably already have a to-do list a mile long, but when it comes to home improvements for value enhancement, it can be tough to know what you should prioritize. If you’re planning a home renovation before you list, follow these tips from Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group to get the most return-on-investment (ROI) when it’s time to sell. Add or Remodel a Bathroom Updating a bathroom has the potential for great ROI…. Read More

Determining the Market Value of Your Luxury Home in Oregon and Washington

If you’re thinking of selling your home, one of the very first steps is to establish its value. Of course, you know what you paid for it, and you probably have a good idea of the amount of value you’ve added during your ownership. However, just knowing what you paid and what you think the property is worth doesn’t mean that’s what a buyer will pay. Things are complicated even further when you’re selling in a luxury market since luxury… Read More

Why Professional Home Staging is Key

The luxury housing market is competitive, and nearly every property listed offers spacious floor plans, striking details, and high-end features. If you’re struggling to make your home stand out, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s a simple answer to this challenge: staging. Professional home staging can help generate more interest in your listing and deliver the motivated buyers you’re seeking. If you’re wondering if professional home staging is worth it, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group explains why you can’t ignore this… Read More

Get Smart about Smart Homes

There are so many smart home gadgets on the market these days. You can plug in these devices around your home to play your music and turn your lamps on and off, all by voice command. But a Smart Home is more than a house full of gadgets. For a home to qualify as a “Smart Home,” all the devices must be seamless, integrated, and work together as well as be controlled by voice and remotely with your phone. What… Read More

Recreate Responsibly: Tips for Hiking and Nature Walks

This year we welcomed the arrival of spring on March 20. As spring arrives many of us can’t wait to crawl out of our winter hibernation and stretch our legs in the Great Outdoors. Spring is probably the best season in this part of the country because that’s when everything becomes lush and green again. As the ground warms and begins sending up shoots for the early season blossoms, we watch for that first sunny spring day to get outside…. Read More

Terrie Cox Supports Local Restaurants

Vancouver has become a destination on the map for foodies. The economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions on eateries has caused too many of our old timer haunts and hot new spots to close their doors. Even if you’re not a qualified foodie you still need to eat. There are ways you can support local restaurants through March. Savor The Couve Discover Local Flavors Support the local community while enjoying a delicious 5 course meal. $25 from each order per week… Read More

Colors of the Year 2021

Gray is not a mood. Gray is the support and observation behind a mood. If your canvas was gray, a grounded and constant gray, the colors you add are what create the mood. Imagine you are sitting in a room with gray walls. Does that sound depressing? The color gray can suggest cheerless overcast skies to some people. However, consider the root of gray in nature. Gray is in the pebbles beneath our feet, the streaks of gray in the… Read More

Housing Market: 2020 Wrap Up, 2021 Forecast

Nationally, 2020 was off to a good start with high hopes and expectations for the housing market. But this bright outlook went abruptly off into the weeds with the global pandemic and resulting economic downturn. The stay at home orders came at the start of the best time of year for sellers to list their homes for sale, which caused many to postpone their listings during stay at home orders and the overall uncertainty of the times. As a result,… Read More

What are today’s luxury buyers looking for?

What are today’s luxury buyers looking for? When you think of the luxury real estate market, you might think of stately old mansions covered in ivy set on sprawling estates. Yet the buyers at the top of the market want what most buyers these days want. As people are spending more time at home there is a new desire to make our home our castle. This doesn’t necessarily mean a home fit for a king, but a home with contemporary… Read More