Erin Harold Newsletter | December 4, 2017
A House for the Holidays 


Why It Makes Sense to Buy a Home at Year’s End

1. Less Competition – There may be fewer homes available, but there are also fewer home buyers and that equals less competition for you. 
2. Motivated Sellers – Combine motivated sellers with decreased competition and you have great leverage to get a better deal.
3. Lower Prices – December historically has lower home prices than any other month of the year.
4. Faster Closings – As a general rule, everyone involved in a holiday real estate transaction wants to complete the transaction before the end of the year.
5. Better Interest Rates – Interest rates are still near historical lows, so you may be surprised at the savings.
6. Motivated Agents –  Lower activity in the Winter housing market means that real estate agents are dealing with fewer clients and have more time to devote to you. 
7. Related Seasonal Sales –  Need new furniture or other items for your new home? Plenty of seasonal clearance sales will be available to help you apply your personal touch.
This article from, is a great example of why you should definitely buy a home this time of year. Follow the link below for the full article. 
 Make sure you have a strong agent with advanced education and exceptional negotiating experience to help you in your search for a new home.
As one of the top agents in our area, I will ensure you are a success in this competitive buyers market, every time. 


2017 was, yet again, a strong seller’s market! Our real estate continues to increase in price, keeping the Seattle metropolitan and its surrounding areas at the top of our Nations real estate markets. Experts agree that the shortage of inventory continues to create this result. Looking forward to 2018, this trend has shown no signs of changing in that respect. This abundance of savvy buyers are still looking, there simply is not enough out there for them to  buy. 
How does that translate to you as a homeowner?
 Spring may still be peak home-shopping season, since most families want to move when the kids are out of school. Yet, it actually pays to list in the winter, when buyers tend to have more urgency: One study found that average sellers net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than they do from June through November, and homes listed in the Winter sold faster than those posted in the Spring.


That means:  Now is the time to sell your home!
Buyers want to buy it and you should absolutely take advantage of that demand.  
Not sure where you will go?
As a Sotheby’s International Realty agent, I can help you buy nearly everywhere in the world, not just locally. I will assist you with planning ahead, to ensure that new home transition is both smooth and effortless for you and your family.
 So, dream big and let’s make your dreams a realty together.
 Give me a call and I will provide you with a current market analysis of your home and help guide you down the path to success. 
Whether you are selling a single family home, or a commercial investment property,
I am your perfect agent. 
 Does your broker make you feel important?
Do they answer the phone when you call?
Do they instill confidence in you?
Do they work hard to ensure your success?
Then why do you work with them?
 Call me, my clients matter.  
I look forward to meeting you. 
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16261 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington United States  98052


November 2017 – Just Listed – Just Purchased – Just Sold – Open House Schedule

Exceptional Results Every Time!!!!
How hard does your broker work to make you happy?
Woodinville Charmer
MLS # -1213523
Offered at: $625,000
This exceptional 4 bed, 2.25 bath home is nestled beautifully into a lush, 1.43 acre private lot. Located just steps from the serene Lake Of The Woods area of Woodinville, Wa., it is also part of the coveted Northshore School District.
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With its private front yard and its large back yard with a small orchard, organic garden spaces, and room for activities, this home is perfect for entertaining.
The main floor offers a warm, brightly lit living room, an inviting dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two full baths. The flow of the house is ideal, with access to the hot tub and back deck from the master suite with its en-suite bath, and again just off the dining room. 
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This home provides endless opportunities for both relaxation and fun.
The downstairs bonus room is warm, bright and inviting to your guests. A fourth bedroom downstairs offers a large space for a second master, or an extra-large office. The garage has enough space for two cars and ample room for toys and tools, with an additional covered carport off of the side of the house and an RV parking pad in back.
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The large, lush grounds on this property are loaded with organic fruits. Your small orchard boasts five kinds of apples, four varieties of pears, and three varieties of grapes along with plums, peaches, quince, mulberries, kiwi, raspberry, blueberry, blackberries and fig. It also boasts a very large fenced, organic garden space and a shed. Located just steps from the famous Tolt River trail, which is famous for its over 26 miles of breathtaking views for walking, biking or horseback riding, and is in close proximity to many additional hiking and horse trails throughout the area. It is also just a short walk to the majestic Lake of the Woods.
This home is convenient to the 520, to Microsoft, a just a short distance to the Bear Creek Country club. It is part of the coveted Northshore School District and only 3/4 mile from the elementary school. It has a brand new deck, roof and fresh exterior paint, as well as a brand new septic system, just installed. 
It is a rare find and will not last! 

Woodinville, Washington

Known for its beautiful river valley, small town vibe, amazing parks and trails, highly rated schools and the ever growing growing community of celebrated wineries, craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries.

Come experience the beauty. 

Saturday – November 11, 2017 – 12:00 – 6:00
Sunday – November 12, 2017 – 1:00 – 4:00
We look forward to meeting you.
Just Purchased 
West Seattle Charmer
7721 44th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington USA
Purchased at: $799,000 

A West Seattle charmer, this home has uninterrupted views of the entire Puget Sound. A beauty from entry to exit, this home was a perfect fit for my clients. I have worked with this family for years, and it was a pleasure finding them another perfect property for their collection. Savvy investors are my forte. I sincerely enjoy working with my investor clients to enhance and grow their portfolios. I am always proud to have their trust and enjoy helping them in their quest for success.

An enormous thank you to Christopher Sayre, at Chase Bank, for his exceptional work on this transaction. As well as the title team at First American Title and the closing team of Galvin Realty Law Group. Great team work is always appreciated.

Repeat business is always the result of exceptional work. This was no exception.

Just Sold 
Lochleven property
726 95th Ave NE, Bellevue, Washington USA
Sold at: $1,750,000 

This home sale was fantastic from start, to finish. I met this family after they had a failed attempt at listing their property for sale on the open market. They were frustrated and looking for alternative options. After spending quite some time listening to what they wanted to achieve, I was able to help them find the best solution to meet all of their needs. I assessed the property and recommended to them that their property may be better suited to an investor or builder, rather than a family looking for a home to live in.

They agreed this was the case and asked me to find them a buyer off-market. Because I work with so many builders and investors, I was able to find a buyer for this property within days at the price they were looking for and also allow them ample time and the funds necessary in advance, to find a new house to buy.

Thank you to the title and escrow teams at Chicago Title. A great job on this one, thank you.

All parties were happy and successful in this venture.


 Does your broker make you feel important?
Do they answer the phone when you call?
Do they instill confidence in you?
Do they work hard to ensure your success?
Then why do you work with them?
 Call me! My clients matter. 
I look forward to meeting you.
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BrokerMarketplace Sothebys International Realty
16261 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington United States