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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Nice La Conner, WA home

La Conner, WA  2 bed/1.75 bath,  Nice Deck

Quaint Shelter Bay 2 story, Laminate floors, pellet stove  MLS # 302853

La Conner  Home

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nice La Conner, WA home

La Conner, WA 2 bed/3.5 bath,  Great View

Lovely Shelter Bay 2 story, Lovely view, granite counters  MLS # 289577

La Conner View Home

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nice La Conner, WA home-Short Sale

La Conner, WA 3 bed/2 bath,  Short Sale

Lovely Shelter Bay Rambler, in floor heat, granite counters  MLS #286247

La Conner Short Sale

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Become Debt Free including your Mortgage

My business partnerr, go to mortgage guy and good friend, Dan Keller, of the Keller Group Mortgage-Hometown Mortgage, wrote a great piece about paying off your mortgage early and becoming debt free using a new program we are developing. Do yourself a favor and check it out. There is nothing magical or fancy. No catch, don't do anything different really financially other than doing it smarter. http://goo.gl/aID3E. Well worth the time and effort to read, it could change your life!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Handling the Stress of an Unaffordable Mortgage Payment


Handling the Stress of an Unaffordable Mortgage Payment
Whenever I research the latest foreclosure and distressed property statistics, the sheer number of Americans facing the stress of losing their homes amazes me.  It is my goal to help as many homeowners I can either stay in their homes or relieve the burden of their mortgages. Knowing that there are so many that need my help is a driving force for me to continue doing what I do.
In fact, I just released another report that I’ve made available on my website today. It explains the CDPE designation and lists 10 options that homeowners can take advantage of to relieve the stress that comes with owing their mortgage lenders more money than they can afford to pay.
The report also draws a contrast between short sales and foreclosures. Unfortunately, there’s a growing trend of “strategic defaulters” who think it’s smart to let their home go into foreclosure. As any one who follows this blog knows, there is nothing strategic about foreclosure; it’s one of the most long-lasting, negative financial challenges you can go through.
I’m excited about acting as a resource for more homeowners who have questions about what they should do. As always, if you know homeowners who may need my help, have them contact me immediately! Together, we can put them back on the path to financial stability.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Mount Vernon-Conway Home-Short Sale

Mount Vernon, WA 4 bed/2.75 bath in Conway, Fully re done Short Sale

Charming 1 story home with great view MLS #261168

Mount Vernon Home for sale

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Mount Vernon-Conway Home-Short Sale

Mount Vernon, WA 4 bed/2.75 bath in Conway, Fully re done Short Sale

Charming 1 story home with great view MLS #261168

Mount Vernon Home for sale

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Mount Vernon Home

Mount Vernon, WA 3 bed/2.5 bath in Hill Top Haven, Fully re done

Charming 1 story home MLS #255204

Mount Vernon Home for sale

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

La Conner Home

La Conner, WA 2 bed/1.75 bath in Shelter Bay, on the Swinomish Channel-Great View

Charming 1 story home MLS #254051

La Conner Home for sale

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Selling your home in Mount Vernon, WA-as well as Anacortes, Burlington, La Conner, Sedro Woolley and the rest of Skagit County

Selling a Home in Mount Vernon, WA: Successfully Marketing Your Home Online
Selling a home in Mount Vernon, WA is always an important task that has a lot of risks and rewards involved with it.

With more than 89% of home buyers using the internet to do research and look at homes, the online marketing of homes for sale in Mount Vernon, WA is critical.

In this article we will look at the 3 most important factors in online marketing of real estate and how they can be used to better market your property and get more people to contact your agent and then physically see your home.

According to the National Association of Realtors 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the 3 most important features of a real estate website for buyers are:

1.      Photos of your home
2.      Detailed information of your home
3.      A Virtual Tour of your home
The key to successfully marketing your home online is to get potential buyers off the computer and into your home is using proven strategies of online marketing that are so often missing in real estate!

The first goal is to get buyers to contact your agent about your home; the second goal is to get buyers to contact your agent period so that the agent can schedule a showing of your home with the buyer.

Marketing Your Home to attract buyers

1.      Make sure that good pictures of your home are taken so that when buyers see your home online, that the pictures show your home to its’ fullest potential. Tips for this include to make sure that there is good outside lighting and that interior lights are turned on, that everything is picked up so that there is no clutter in the kitchen, bathrooms, living room, etc. and that multiple pictures are taken of every room so that the best of each can be selected for the marketing of your home.

2.      Be sure that all the details of your home are given to your Realtor and that they use this in their marketing. More and more, buyers want information and data, and making sure your Realtor and buyers have all the information and data for your home is critical.

3.      Bring both the great photos and information about your home alive by having a virtual tour created that lets buyers get a sense of your home in a way that is impossible except to actually be there themselves.
A serious flaw that most Realtors make when creating a virtual tour is including music with it!

Many people look at homes while at work or while doing other things, and having unwanted music blasting over their computer while they are just trying to look at the photos and information of your home is a great  way to lose them immediately the one time they will see your home’s photos and information! Do not risk getting the dreaded back button clicked or the internet browser closed all together during the best opportunity you have for showing off your home to potential buyers.

Get on the Buyers Short List….or at least get them to contact your agent!

Buyers will look at hundreds of homes online and it is impossible for them to see every one of them, even ones that might be exactly what they are looking for. By the time even a short number of homes have been viewed, it is easy for buyers to miss the fact that your home is one they should schedule a viewing with to see!

This is where using the principals of online marketing can help sell your home.

By offering buyers more information they likely want, your agent can get buyers to contact them and then schedule a showing with the buyer for your home. If the buyer never contacts your agent in the first place, then it is impossible for your agent to even attempt to schedule a showing of your property with potentially the perfect buyers!

This is why offers of other important information should always be made in the Virtual Tour and the other online marketing tools your Realtor uses.

Imagine a typical case of buyers looking at homes online in Mount Vernon, WA.

Having looked at 25 other homes for sale in Mount Vernon, WA, a buyer sees your home online, but is tired from seeing so many homes and quickly glances at a few pictures and almost instinctively clicks the ‘next’ button. Does this sound familiar?!

A way to get the buyer to stop and make contact with your agent is to make a number of offers for other information that will then allow your agent to schedule a showing of your property with the buyer.

Offers such as a list of homes for sale that meet their profile in Mount Vernon, WA, a free list of foreclosed homes for sale (buyers in all price points love deals and do not realize the issues with buying foreclosures and most quickly give up the notion and buy listed homes for resale), a home market analysis (most people selling are doing so to buy another!) and so on.

By combining good photos of your home with all the information about it and creating a virtual tour and then putting that virtual tour all over the internet via the MLS and other online marketing channels available to Realtors combined with additional offers prompting buyers to contact your agent, the process of selling your home can be made easier and faster than otherwise possible.

And since so few real estate professionals market homes this way, you will be at an advantage over all the other sellers currently in the market trying to sell their homes!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anacortes WA, 3 bed 1.75 bath 1429 sf totally redone

Anacortes, WA 3 bed/1.75 bath in Old Town

Wonderfully redone rambler, open kitchen low maintainance yard, 1 car garage & lots of off street parking.

Anacortes Home for sale

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First time home buyer class

Ed Finlan of John L Scott Real Estate and Dan Keller of Hometown Lending will be hosting a first time buyer class in Mount Vernon, WA on 4/2/2011 from 10 AM till 4 PM in Downtown Mount Vernon We will be in the art gallery of The Trumpeter Restaurant in Old Downtown Mount Vernon. The art gallery is between the restaurant and the river. There should be plenty of street parking as well as the revetment over the river. We will be going next door for lunch and maybe after the class and you are welcome to join us.
We will be talking about the process of buying a home as well as how to get the best deal when you do buy and going over a lot of other things too including what goes into buying a bank owned, REO, Foreclosure or Short Sale. We have several guest speakers tentatively lined up to speak as well. This event is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Commission. You can register for the class at http://skagithomebuyerclass.com, this is a free event.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mount Vernon WA, 4 bed 2 bath shop on acre on edge of town

Mount Vernon, WA 4 bed/2 bath 2 story on about an acre with shop-Short Sale

Wonderful 2 story home with Shop, large bedrooms and open kitchen.

Mount Vernon home on Acreage and Shop

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Great Mount Vernon home on acreage at the edge of town


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You have finally found it! This is the place you have been looking for. Right on the edge of town but on almost an acre. 4 beds, 1.75 baths w/2172 sq ft. Tile floors, quartz countertops & large deck with hot tub are just some of the features of this impeccible home Oversized 2 car garage as well as stick built detached 2 car garage, RV parking and several other storage buildings gives you lots of room for all of your toys. Fruit trees, garden space and a pond lend to the country feel. Short Sale

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mount Vernon WA Short Sale, 4 bed 3 bath with MIL in basement

Mount Vernon, WA Short Sale-4 bed/3 bath 2 story w/mil in basement

Wonderful 2 story home with hardwood floors, incredible views of valley and bay.

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Mount Vernon WA Short Sale, 4 bed 3 bath with MIL in basement

Mount Vernon, WA Short Sale-4 bed/3 bath 2 story w/mil in basement

Wonderful 2 story home with hardwood floors, incredible views of valley and bay.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Mount Vernon WA Short Sale, 3 bed 2.5 bath 2 story w/bonus room

Mount Vernon, WA Short Sale-3 bed/2.5 bath 2 story w/bonus room

Wonderful 2 story home with hardwood floors, Granite countertops, 9' ceilings and deck.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anacortes Short Sale, 3 bed 2.5 bath 2 story

Anacortes Short Sale-3 bed/2.5 bath 2 story

Wonderful 2 story home with hardwood floors, Corian countertops, hot tub and deck.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Anacortes Short Sale, 3 bed 2.5 bath 2 story

Anacortes Short Sale-3 bed/2.5 bath 2 story home for sale

Well designed and constructed Craftsman home in the desirable Ship Harbor area. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,200 square feet. Tastefully blending hardwood floors, carpet and tile in this large, flowing house. Inviting living room with gas fireplace, cozy family room, large den/office, generously appointed kitchen and sunny deck for summertime enjoyment. All bedrooms upstairs with convenient laundry room here as well. Home features craftsman details and quality throughout. Short Sale

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Anacortes Short Sale home for sale



2611 W 2nd St Anacortes
4 beds/2 baths 1590 sq ft
Built in 1960
Short Sale-Call for most up to date price
Ed Finlan John L Scott Real Estate
360-542-6868
ed@edfinlan.com
www.2611W2nd.info