Misconceptions held by buyers & sellers in today's competitive market

The current competitive market is exposing several misconceptions held by buyers and sellers, according to Northwest MLS director Frank Wilson, who has worked in the industry since 1990. He listed several including: "It's all about the price." Wilson says it's more about the possibility of a successful closing, using the example of an all-cash offer that is 30 percent above list price that doesn't close, versus a solid, verifiable conventional offer at 5 percent above list price that actually closes; "Seller has to take the highest offer" is another myth Wilson listed, explaining a seller can accept any of the offers that are presented. Similarly, "if multiple offers are made, the seller has

New Seasons Market in Ballard. What is all the buzz about?

Have you been to the New Seasons Market in Ballard? I looked into what's so special about another grocery store and this is what I found: According to their website, "New Seasons Market brings delicious, healthy food from local farmers, producers, ranchers & fishermen into our communities." They were founded in 2000 by 3 families from Portland, Oregon. "It was about rethinking what a grocery store could be: in the new millennium, the families envisioned returning to the idea of a neighborhood market, selling local and organic items—and conventional products, too. A fun, friendly place where customers could make that connection to who and where their food came from. The kind of store that ho

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Blue Pacific RE, Inc.

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Seattle, WA 98199

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