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Please Vote

Yes, election day is next Tuesday and I want to remind you to complete your ballot and mail it in or drop it in a drop box. But that’s not the focus of this post.

Please vote for Coldwell Banker Bain’s Edmonds office scarecrow in the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. Anyone can vote, from Edmonds to Paris to Cape Town. Voting ends November 2nd so please VOTE TODAY!

Government secrets. Fearless kids. And a dark force that turns a small town upside down. Coldwell Banker Bain’s scarecrow represents the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things,” with Mind Flayer and Eleven on display.

Thank you for Voting!

Buying a Home Overseas

I just returned from an amazing vacation in Thailand. This was my first visit to Southeast Asia and I absolutely loved it. While visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, I imagined what living in Thailand would be like. For me, the hardest part would be learning the language and learning to drive on the left side of the road. The best part would be a home on the beach, swimming in the Andaman Sea, and watching glorious sunsets.

While I’m not at a point in my life to consider a vacation or retirement home in Thailand or anywhere else overseas, many are ready to make this move.

Although I am licensed to sell real estate only in Washington state, I still am able to help you with your overseas purchases and sales. Through Coldwell Banker, I have a network of real estate brokers throughout the globe. We have offices in 47 countries, including 4 offices in Thailand.

For more information on buying or selling a home, whether locally, nationally, or internationally, give me a call at 206-790-0081 or email Jamie@JamieFlaxman.com.

Marketing Plans

This morning I’ve been working on marketing plans for two different sellers, so I thought I’d share with you what goes into a plan.

First, no two plans are identical. Price range, location, timing, features of the home – all of this comes into consideration.

It all starts with pricing. I will do a market analysis to determine a recommended price range for your home. I don’t rely on automated values, but look at actual listings and sales, market activity, and market conditions. If we don’t price your home properly, no matter how great the marketing materials, it probably won’t sell. With our current market, you definitely don’t want to overprice your home.

The first thing I look at is if your home meets the criteria for Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. This is based on zip code and condition/features of the home. If your home qualifies, it will be included in Coldwell Banker’s luxury marketing materials.

Are staging and landscaping necessary for your home? We want your home to show at its best. All homes I list will have high definition professional photography, and then depending on many factors, some form of video. That video might be a video tour, a live walk-through video, a 3-D Matterport video, and/or a neighborhood video. Most listings will have drone photos as well.

The photos and video will be used for all the online marketing, including the listing itself and its syndication, social media, and websites. Photos will also be used for print marketing such as home flyers/brochures and mailings to neighbors and targeted buyers.

Most listings will have 3-4 open houses during the first week on market. I also network to my local sphere of real estate brokers.

Want to know what a marketing plan for your home might look like? Give me a call at 206-790-0081 or email to chat.

Dogs Need Homes Too

My big news is that we got a puppy on Saturday – Mochi, a black goldendoodle. Today is Mochi’s birthday, he’s 8 weeks old. Part of me thinks we’re a little crazy, puppies are a lot of work, but of course, so are babies, and my baby is 17 years old and I survived his growing up. 2-26-15 2

Coldwell Banker Real Estate has kicked off an initiative with the nonprofit Adopt-a-Pet.com to bring to life the message that dogs need homes too.The Homes for Dogs Project, which aims to find homes for 20,000 dogs across the country by the end of 2015, is launching alongside a commercial called Home’s Best Friend. The ad premiered last week and is absolutely adorable.