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5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This FallThis summer was a great time to list your Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, Auburn or Black Diamond home, but if you missed your window, don’t despair. Fall is in the air, and in our current market, it is still a good time to sell. In fact, here are five reasons to consider selling your home this fall.

  1. Demand remains strong. According to the National Association of Realtors, buyer demand is strong across most of the country. In our area, home inventory is low, so buyers are competing for homes on the market, so sellers often get multiple offers once they list.
  2. There is less competition now. While inventory is low, experts anticipate that a new wave of homes on the market is coming. Why? The average number of years a homeowner would stay in their home was six, but it is now now, so homeowners who bought in 2008-2010 will have accumulated equity, giving them the freedom to put their homes on the market. If you wait until that happens, demand will drop, and so will prices.
  3. The selling process is quicker than normal. Because the housing market is competitive right now, buyers are doing their part to stand out from the crowd, so sellers will choose them. This includes getting pre-approved for a mortgage, so when they are ready to buy, they’ve already got a tentative commitment from their mortgage lender. This speeds up the process for closing.
  4. Now is the time to move up! According to CoreLogic, prices are expected to appreciate by 5.2 percent over the next year. That means if you want to upgrade to a larger home or purchase a luxury home, you will get a better price on that home now than you will a year from now. The longer you wait, the higher that luxury home will cost.
  5. It’s time to move to the next stage of your life. Right now buying a home makes more sense than renting one, so selling your home to purchase another one with appreciating value makes sense. Is your family growing? Did you just get married? Are you downsizing because you’re now an empty nester? These are all good reasons to sell your current home and to buy one that better suits your changing lifestyle.

If you have questions or would like to discuss whether or not this is the right time for you to sell your South King County home, let us know. Team Marti would love to help you understand your options!

 

John L. Scott Realtor® Marti Reeder Named “Best of Kent” for Ninth Time

Marti Reeder, a full-time, full-service Realtor® and managing broker with John L. Scott, was named “Best Real Estate Agent” by Kent Reporter readers in their 2017 “Best of Kent” contest. This is the ninth “Best of Kent” award for Reeder. In addition, Reeder was a finalist in the “Best of Covington – Maple Valley – Black Diamond” contest in the real estate agent category.

The honors come just months after Reeder was named to John L. Scott’s Chairman’s Circle for the third year in a row for her work in 2016. Also, last year Reeder was the top residential producer in the John L. Scott Covington-Kent-Maple Valley office. In the last few years, Reeder has sold an average of one home per week, and was the top producer in three out of four quarters for the office last year.

“This is such an interesting time for real estate, and I love helping people navigate this seller’s market, whether they are buying their dream home or selling an existing one to upgrade or move onto their next one,” Reeder said. “Being recognized for doing work I love is just icing on the cake! Thanks to everyone who voted for me. Your trust in me means the world.”

As a lifelong resident of King County, Reeder focuses on clients in the South King County communities of Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, Auburn, Black Diamond and Renton. As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Reeder also dedicates her time and expertise to educating home buyers and sellers on the value of home ownership and ensuring that they understand the ever-changing real estate and mortgage industries, including new rules and regulations that may affect them. Reeder is the leader of Team Marti, a small staff that helps Reeder serve her clients 24/7, whether they are buying, selling or building a home.

For more information about Reeder or to talk to her about your real estate needs, visit MartiReeder.com or call 253-246-8938 (office) or 206-391-0388 (cell). You can also read testimonials about Reeder on Realtor.com and Zillow.

About Marti Reeder:

With 12 1/2 years as a Realtor® and more than 30 years of industry experience, Reeder is affiliated with the Covington-Kent-Maple Valley John L. Scott office. She is a full-time, full-service real estate broker, serving the South King County region. She has a background in mortgages, home inspections, construction and real estate. Reeder is also a Certified Residential Specialist, representing only 3% of the Realtor® population. As a CRS, Reeder is a dedicated professional working to ensure her clients receive exceptional service by tapping into her extensive training.

Reeder specializes in staging and marketing her listings as well as helping buyers, whether they are first-time homebuyers or are downsizing or upsizing their current homes. When not listing or selling homes, Reeder can be found blogging about real estate or playing with her grandchildren and is active in the Kent community. She is a member of the Kent and Covington Chambers of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership and Kent Kiwanis, and she supports a number of local nonprofits. Reeder is married to Merle Reeder, who was recently appointed to the position of commissioner to the Soos Creek Water & Sewer District. Learn more about Reeder at MartiReeder.com.

Thank You for ‘Best of Kent’ Votes & Contest Winner Named!

I have been fortunate to have been named “Best Real Estate Agent” by readers of the Kent Reporter eight times, and I was nominated again this year. Thank you to all of my friends and clients who took time to vote for me this spring. I hope I will be “Best of Kent” again this year. The winner will be announced this Friday. I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, please know that I appreciate each and every one of you. I am grateful for your support.

And now for the big announcement…drumroll please…our contest winner, chosen at random from all those commented or shared my Facebook post, is Alisa Berkland. Alisa has won dinner for two at Paolo’s Italian Restaurant in Kent and movie tickets to Kent Station’s AMC Theatres, on me! Thanks for your vote, Alisa, and congrats!

~ Marti

Kent Realtor Marti Reeder: Thank you for your 'Best of Kent" votes!

Kent Realtor® Marti Reeder Named to John L. Scott’s Chairman’s Circle for 2016

Marti Reeder, John L. Scott, Kent-CovingtonMarti Reeder, Realtor® and Managing Broker with John L. Scott’s Covington-Kent-Maple Valley office, is excited to announce she has earned the Chairman’s Circle Award for 2016, her third year in a row for the honor. Previously, Reeder won other President’s awards from John L. Scott, and in 2016, Reeder was the top residential producer in her office, selling an average of one home per week. She was also the top producer in three out of four quarters last year.

“I would like to congratulate our John L. Scott award recipients for their continued dedication to providing the highest quality service to their clients. Their professionalism and hard work are exemplified by their success,” said J. Lennox Scott of the 2016 winners.

In addition to this prestigious award, Reeder:

  • Was voted “Best Real Estate Agent” in Kent for the eighth year
  • Was voted “Best Real Estate Agent” in Covington for the first time
  • Earned her Managing Broker’s license

Along with these achievements, Reeder’s transaction lead Valerie Mays earned her real estate agent’s license, so she is now also a showing agent, and Reeder hired a transaction coordinator, Elaine Kahns, to complement the efforts of the team. Team Marti outgrew its office space in Covington, so Reeder has opened a separate office in Kent but is still a part of the John L. Scott family.

“Whether they are buying or selling a home, my team and I always put our clients’ needs first, so it is an honor to be recognized for our hard work by John L. Scott,” Reeder said. “Home ownership has a positive impact on the stability of our communities while contributing to the local economy, and that’s great for all of us.”

As a lifelong resident of King County, Reeder works with clients throughout the greater Seattle area, with a concentration in the South King County communities of Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, Auburn, Black Diamond, Federal Way and Renton. As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Reeder also dedicates her time and expertise to educating home buyers and sellers on the value of home ownership and ensuring that they understand the ever-changing real estate and mortgage industries, including new rules and regulations that may affect them.

For more information about Reeder, visit MartiReeder.com or call 253-246-8938 (office) or 206-391-0388 (cell). You can also read testimonials on Realtor.com and Zillow.

About Marti Reeder:

With over 12 years as a Realtor® and more than 30 years of industry experience, Reeder works out of the Covington-Kent-Maple Valley John L. Scott office. She is a full-time, full-service real estate broker, serving Washington’s sixth largest city, Kent, and surrounding communities. She has a wide range of experience in mortgages, home inspections, construction and real estate. In 2015 and 2016, Reeder helped nearly 100 families buy or sell homes. Reeder is also a Certified Residential Specialist, representing only 3% of the Realtor® population. As a CRS, Reeder is a dedicated professional working to ensure her clients receive exceptional service by tapping into her extensive training.

Reeder also specializes in staging and marketing her listings as well as helping buyers, whether they are first-time homebuyers or are downsizing or upsizing their current homes. When not helping clients buy or list homes, Reeder can be found blogging about real estate or playing with her grandchildren and is active in the Kent community. She is a member of the Kent and Covington Chambers of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership and Kent Kiwanis, and she supports many local nonprofits with donations following each home sale. Learn more about Reeder at MartiReeder.com.

Zillow Testimonial: Lightning Fast Sale!

Zillow Testimonial for Marti Reeder, John L. Scott

 

 

 
“The sale of our house with Marti was lightning fast! Buying a new house, packing, moving away, all the logistics surrounding all of that makes for so much work and so much stress, but selling with Marti was the easiest part of that whole process. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Thanks, Marti, for all your work and help!”

~ Zillow review by bawillis0, Oct. 1, 2016

For more Marti Reeder testimonials, see Zillow. Thanks, BAWillis0, for the five-star review!

 

 

 

 

Kent Realtor® Marti Reeder Wins John L. Scott Chairman’s Circle Award, Named Top Producer for 2015

Marti Reeder, Realtor® and Broker for John L. Scott’s Covington-Kent-Maple Valley office, is excited to announce that she was the Top Producer in her office for 2015, and she earned one of John L. Scott’s highest honors – the Chairman’s Circle Award – for her top grossing real estate sales in 2015.

2015 Chairmans Circle black“I would like to thank and congratulate our John L. Scott award recipients for the role they played in helping their valued clients achieve the American Dream of home ownership.” — J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO, of John L. Scott, said in an announcement about the 2015 award winners.

Last year, Reeder also received the Chairman’s Circle honor for a productive and profitable 2014, and has earned a president’s award from John L. Scott every year since 2007. The awards signify that Reeder is a top Realtor® for John L. Scott and that she has worked tirelessly to help her Kent area clients successfully buy and sell their homes.

The latest John L. Scott awards join a collection of other remarkable honors Reeder has received throughout her real estate career, including being voted “Best Real Estate Agent” by readers in the Kent Reporter’s annual “Best of Kent” contest. Reeder has been named “Best of Kent” seven times, in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Reeder has also been named a “Five Star Real Estate Agent – Best in Client Satisfaction” by Seattle Magazine four times.

Marti FB profile pic“Since the economy has bounced back from the recession, the real estate market has become very competitive with many buyers but not enough sellers. I am grateful that buyers and sellers in Kent and its surrounding communities have turned to me to help them navigate this hot real estate market,” Reeder said.

“Being able to help families and individuals in our community to purchase their own homes is very rewarding, and I’m happy to say their home purchases have a direct impact on our local economy,” added Reeder. “I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to help so many. To be recognized by my company as a top producer is an added bonus. I love my job!”

As a lifelong resident of King County, Reeder works with clients throughout the greater Seattle area, with a concentration in the South King County communities of Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, Auburn, Black Diamond and Renton. As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Reeder also dedicates her time and expertise to educating home buyers and sellers on the value of home ownership and ensuring that they understand the ever-changing real estate and mortgage industries, including new rules and regulations that may affect them.

For more information about Reeder or to talk to her about your real estate needs, visit MartiReeder.com or call 253-859-8500 (office) or 206-391-0388 (cell). You can also read testimonials on Realtor.com and Zillow.

About Marti Reeder:

With 11 years as a Realtor® and more than 30 years of industry experience, Reeder works out of the Covington-Kent-Maple Valley John L. Scott office. She is a full-time, full-service real estate broker, serving the South Puget Sound region. She has a wide range of experience in mortgages, home inspections, construction and real estate. In 2014, Reeder helped 35 families buy or sell homes. Reeder is also a Certified Residential Specialist, representing only 3% of the Realtor® population. As a CRS, Reeder is a dedicated professional working to ensure her clients receive exceptional service by tapping into her extensive training.

Reeder also specializes in staging and marketing her listings as well as helping buyers, whether they are first-time homebuyers or are downsizing or upsizing their current homes. When not listing or selling homes, Reeder can be found blogging about real estate or playing with her new grandbaby and is active in the Kent community. She is a member of the Kent and Covington Chambers of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership and Kent Kiwanis. Learn more about Reeder at MartiReeder.com.

 

Testimonial: “I needed a little hand holding…”

5 ways to increase your home's value before selling“For several years I saw Marti’s name, in regards to real estate, in my local paper. I saw that she was the “Best of” for Realtors for a couple of years. I knew that, when I sold my home, she was going to be my Realtor. I was not disappointed.

“I told Marti why I was selling and why it was so important for me to do so. I was confident, upon that first meeting, that my house sale would go well. Marti and her team are incredible. Everything that she said was going to happen did and in a timely manner! My house sold within days of going on the market. Even when I needed a little hand holding through the process Marti was there, which made me even more confident that I had made the right decision in choosing her as my Realtor.”

~ Dina P., Kent, WA

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Testimonials: “…solutions that work”

New Year's Resolutions for buying or selling a home in 2015.“We signed with Marti on Friday—she listed it on Saturday and had an open house on Sunday, and it sold. Marti is very good at what she does. She has the experience to handle problems with solutions that work. Yes we would recommend her highly. She stays on top of all situations and gets results.”

~ Larry & Mary F., Kent, WA

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Kent Realtor® Marti Reeder Wins John L. Scott Chairman’s Circle Award for 2014 Real Estate Sales

2015-FEB - Marti & Lennox - Chairman's Circle AwardMarti Reeder, Realtor®, Broker, CRS for John L. Scott in Kent-Covington was recently awarded one of John L. Scott’s highest honors – the Chairman’s Circle Award – for her top grossing real estate sales in 2014. As one of John L. Scott’s top producing Realtors® in Western Washington, Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott personally presented the award to Reeder in February.

“I’d like to thank and congratulate Marti Reeder, a John L. Scott award recipient, for the role she played in helping her valued clients achieve the American dream.” — J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO, of John L. Scott.

Last year, Reeder received John L. Scott’s President’s Elite Award, another top John L. Scott honor, for being a top producer in 2013. Reeder has earned a president’s award from John L. Scott every year since 2007.

The John L. Scott awards are in addition to a collection of other honors Reeder has received in recent years, including being voted “Best Real Estate Agent” by readers in the Kent Reporter’s annual “Best of Kent” contest. Reeder has been named “Best of Kent” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and she is a nominee for the 2015 “Best of Kent” honor. Click here to vote for Reeder in this year’s competition. Voting ends April 17. Reeder has also been named a “Five Star Real Estate Agent – Best in Client Satisfaction” by Seattle Magazine for four of the last five years.

“We’re in such a competitive real estate market that being a top producer requires a lot of time and dedication, so it is an honor to be recognized for my service to the Kent community,” Reeder said. “I appreciate the support of my John L. Scott team as well as my clients and friends who have referred home buyers and sellers to me.”

“I LOVE my business because it allows me to serve my community by helping families and individuals own a piece of the American Dream. Homeownership has a direct impact on the stability of our community and that’s important to me and good for all of us!” Reeder added.

As a lifelong resident of King County, Reeder works with clients throughout the greater Seattle area, with a focus on South King County and the South Sound. She also focuses on educating home buyers and sellers on the value of home ownership and ensuring that they understand changes in the real estate and mortgage industries and how they are personally impacted.

For more information about Reeder, visit MartiReeder.com or call 253-859-8500 (office) or 206-391-0388 (cell). You can also read testimonials on LinkedIn, Zillow, or “Stik” reviews on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/martireeder), and click here to view her latest listings at http://johnlscott.com/martireeder. If you are searching for a home, download Reeder’s GPS Home Search app from your tablet or smartphone.

About Marti Reeder:

With 10 years as a Realtor® and more than 30 years of industry experience, Reeder works out of the John L. Scott office in Kent-Covington. She is a full-time, full-service real estate broker, serving the South Puget Sound region. She has a wide range of experience in mortgages, home inspections, construction and real estate. In 2014, Reeder helped 35 families buy or sell homes. Reeder is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), representing only 3% of the Realtor® population. CRS agents are dedicated professionals working to ensure their clients receive exceptional service by tapping into their extensive training.

Reeder also specializes in staging and marketing her listings as well as helping buyers, whether they are first-time homebuyers or are downsizing or upsizing from their current homes. When not listing or selling homes, Reeder can be found blogging about real estate or playing with her new grandbaby and is active in the Kent community. She is a member of the Kent and Covington Chambers of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership and Kent Kiwanis. Learn more about Reeder at MartiReeder.com.

For more information, contact:

Marti Reeder, Realtor/Broker, John L. Scott
17115 SE 270th Pl., Ste. 102
Covington, WA 98042
253.859.8500 (office)
206.391.0388 (cell)
martireeder@johnlscott.com
www.martireeder.com

Go Mobile with My New GPS Home Search App

GPS Home Search AppIf you’re like me, you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone. I couldn’t live without mine! That’s why I am super excited to tell you about my new John L. Scott Real Estate GPS Home Search app for iPhones, iPads and Android. Click here to download this free, easy-to-use app from your smartphone or tablet to help you find your dream home.

With this handy GPS Home Search app, you can find homes for sale using a Map, Address or MLS #. You can also track properties that interest you and access cool features like our Buyers’ and Sellers’ guides! And, of course, once you find that dream home, give me a call or text me at 206-391-0388, and I’ll schedule a tour for you. Searching for the perfect home has never been easier – or more fun! Download it here from your smartphone or tablet to start your search now.