February 2017

Found 13 blog entries for February 2017.

People often don't plan ahead on finding a massage place and then pay too much in their last minute desperation. We found a place in Edmonds that not only makes scheduling super easy with an online app, but they offer great services at a much more affordable price. Some phenomenal acupuncturists work in this office, too!

Contact Quan Yin Acupuncture and tell them we sent you!!


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There are so many reasons we love to work with our clients.  We love what we do and love seeing your dreams of buying a home come true, sharing in your excitement!  

Our buyers can help make the process go more smoothly and cause us to love working with them too.   Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Commit to your agent -  Listen to their advice and allow them to represent you.
  2. Be open and don't keep secrets -  We are on your side and want to see you reach your goals.
  3. Ask questions - no question is silly, give us a chance to enlighten you.
  4. When you have closed on the home - say thank you, we love hearing it.  Write a review about your agent and tell your friends.  

SOURCE:  A dozen reasons real estate agents love to work

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Hardwood floors are continually becoming more and more popular.  Whether our clients are putting in new hardwood floors or refinishing existing hardwood floors, it seems to be all about wood.  No matter what your style, there are so many beautiful options...


Here are some varying ideas:

  1. Modern Drama - black, very dark or gray with an opaque look
  2. Ultra Light - blonde and white wahsed wood floors with a more natural finish
  3. Return to authencity and history - celebrate the natural look of the wood's flaws, an old vintage look

SOURCE: 2017 Hardwood Flooring Trends - Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

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Do you have questions about how to keep your pets healthy and happy?   MudBay, a local Mukilteo company, can certainly help you. 

Here are some ideas of what you can ask the folks at MudBay in Mukilteo:

  1. How to choose a healthy dog or cat food.
  2. How to control fleas safely.
  3. How to help your pet to lose weight.
SOURCE:  MudBay, Mukilteo
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Start with a romantic dinner at Ivar's Mukilteo Landing.  Enjoy locally handcrafted chocolates from the Mukilteo Chololate Factory.  Then end your evening with a stay at Mukilteo's waterfront Silver Cloud Inn.


 These are just a few suggestion on how to keeping the romance going... 

SOURCE: Snohomish County Washington - OPEN UP  

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Grab your buddies and head to Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse or Diamond Knot @ MLT!  Two popular and fun places where you will find a casual astmospheres to enjoy fine handcrafted beers.  The food selections will temp all types of appetites from four kinds of gourmet Mac-n-Cheese, a "Make Your Burger a Masterpiece" menu to Pizza along with a variety of  scrumptious salads.


 SOURCE:  Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse

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Let's face it, serious home sellers should be serious about marketing. Our sellers understand the importance of this in today's competitive market.  

Here are a few tips to help make your home "Show Ready"

  1. Clean & organize. Even some fresh paint and budget friendly light fixtures will greatly enhance perceived value.
  2. Quality Pictures: prepare each room to be visually appealing.

    We have far more ideas that are tailored to YOUR home so CONTACT US for a free consultation.  

SOURCE:  Active Rain: Serious home sellers are serious about marketing

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Get outide and check out the wild and scenic parts of Mukilteo!  

Venture along the (easy to moderate) 2.6 miles of the Big Gulch trail system.  You'll encounter bridges, helpful signs, and wildlife sightings may include owls, woodpeckers and deer.  

SOURCE:  Washington Trails Association, Big Gulch 


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Whether or not you've hired a Real Estate Agent in the past, interviewing an agent is key to finding the best one for your needs. 

Read their body language when you ask them about these things and more...

1. How they look when you ask to see their porfolio
2. When you ask how the market is right now
3. What's their opinion is on schools in the area

Read further to see the list with the funny body language pictures to match! 

SOURCE:  If your real estate agent shows any of these types of body language...RUN!

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