Category Archive: News

The dirtiest surfaces in your new home will scare you

It’s not October yet, but we had the jitters after reading this cleverly-headlined piece about the dirtiest surfaces in a new-to-you home.   On the surface, your new home looks immaculate. After all, it was probably professionally cleaned a few times during the staging and selling process. However, all of that will be for naught soon because bacteria […]

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4 tips to help your real estate photos pop

What is the first thing people see when they look at a listing? It’s still the photos. Yes, video is more important than ever, and words can help you tell a home’s story, but it’s very important to get the best possible photos of your listings. With everything else to deal with when listing a house, it […]

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Your credit score – and 3 other things to know before buying a home

While market conditions continue to change as we move into the fall season, one thing remains constant. The journey of a first-time homebuyer can get complicated. However, our teams and fellow real estate professionals are here to help.  When we spotted this article about credit scores from CNBC recently, we knew it would make a perfect blog […]

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Prospecting in a Competitive Market

As an agent, it’s critical that your toolbox include the resources you need to reach out to potential leads and secure the deal. Check out Kittitas Title’s tools and tips below!  Ask Kittitas Title’s Business Development team about the availability of prospecting list and targeted farm reports. *  Utilize our Profilez on Demand and/or Agent […]

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3 reasons why internal communication is key

Normally, this is a space where we offer tips on how to talk to potential customers and the public about all of the great things you and your teams do, but today we’re doing a 180. It’s time to talk about how you communicate internally with your team or – if you’re a lone ranger […]

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Schools: How much should they affect your home search?

It’s back to school season for many families, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about how much a good school should factor into the search for your dream home. Like a tricky word problem in math class, the answer is not that simple.  For parents of school-aged children, it’s true […]

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3 Tips to Becoming a Local Expert!

We often use this space to share marketing tips to help build your reputation online, but today our team wanted to focus on something else. We know we work with some of the best local professionals in our markets, but how do you showcase that expertise? Why is proving you’re the community partner people want […]

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3 Steps to your YouTube channel

The internet is an endless goldmine of opportunities for real estate professionals to market themselves. We’re not telling you something new, but how do you know which platform is best for your real estate business? The answer is… all of them! Diversity is key when it comes to utilizing the internet for marketing your business. […]

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How old are you? It may predict your home style preference.

We’ve talked a lot about how different generations have preferences when it comes to communication and customer expectations, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they have different housing preferences as well.  While every buyer – and transaction – is unique, it’s important for our real estate friends to keep this information in the back […]

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Buying a house unseen? Do these 3 things!

Buying a home sight unseen can be a scary proposition. Although with the crazy housing market over the past few years, this practice has become much more common. Even as activity slows down and moderates, doing so may be a viable option that can provide you with an opportunity to land a home you may […]

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