Bellingham Real Estate Podcast features Realtors and Real Estate industry professionals covering a range of Real Estate topics as well as local housing information for Bellingham Washington, Whatcom County Washington, and the Pacific Northwest.
EP: 0032 - Being Market Ready Day One (home selling tips) with William Elmer
When selling your home, the details matter. And there is a range of what price your home can sell for. The factors that a Realtor can help you with to help you get top dollar include, preparation, presentation, promotion and strategic pricing. William Elmer sits down with Paul Balzotti to talk about the programs and formula behind what has helped Will sell all of his listings in 2023 for well above asking price.
1:45 Market Ready Plus. The JLS 0% credit
6:40: Being Market Ready Day One. It is all in the preparation.
12:00: Marketing to the backlog of buyers.
You can reach Wìĺĺiam at Williamelmer@johnlscott.com.
EP: 0031 - Whatcom County Water Adjudication with Crissy Impero
Water rights is a major concern in Whatcom County with Washington State moving forward with water adjudication for the Nooksack basin and surrounding areas. All owners & prospective buyers of vacant land or residential homes on a well or shared well, should be aware of what is upcoming.
For more questions you can reach firstname.lastname@example.org
EP: 0030 - The Past, Present & Future of Real Estate with J. Lennox Scott.
CEO of John L. Scott, J. Lennox Scott is the 3rd generation leader of the company. John L. Scott is a top 20 Real Estate brand in the country with over 100+ in the northwest region and over 3,000 associates.
Lennox talks about the history of John L. Scott Real Estate, what the company is working on to evolve, the future of A.I. in Real Estate, and he provides a market forecast for Whatcom County and the rest of the Pacific Northwest.
00:15 About J. Lennox Scott & John L. Scott Real Estate.
02:08 The history of John L. Scott Real Estate
05:48 Industry changes and what is next for the company and the industry in general.
08:40 How A.I. will change Real Estate
10:45 Company philosophy.
17:10 Real Estate market update & market forecast.
EP: 0029 - New ADU law in city of Bellingham with Hannah Jones
The city of Bellingham has agreed to adopt the majority of the new ADU (additional dwelling units) law EHB 1337 that was mandated from Washington state. Hannah Jones talks to Paul Balzotti about the changes the city has approved and what that means for Bellingham.
1:00 Hannah explains.
4:15 How this new law will impact the city of Bellingham.
10:00 How ADU's help with Affordable homeownership.
17:00 ADU's for extended family, and other benefits of more ADU's.
See episode 6 of the Bellingham Real Estate podcast for more on ADU's.
To reach Hannah Jones, email email@example.com
EP: 0028 - 2008 verse 2023 & Mid-Year Market Update with Dexter Andrews
At the mid-year point in 2023, Dexter Andrews and Paul Balzotti sit down to discuss the year to date statistics, as well as the small correlation (and major differences) between the 2008 Real Estate market crash, and the 2023 market slowdown.
00:30 Dexter Andrews background in Real Estate, beginning in Minnesota.
02:40 Paul Balzotti touching on 2023 mid-year market statistics.
04:00 Interest rates and how they effect home prices.
06:00 Predictions for rest of 2023.
08:18 The year 2008 verse 2009.
12:00 Stories from 2006-2012.
21:00 Talking boating with Dexter.
Dexter Andrews is a Real Estate broker with nearly 30 years in the business, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
EP: 0027 No Home is Perfect. Helping buyers before, during and after inspection with Travis Boyd
When looking at a home, it's important to take a closer look at the quality and condition of a home, even before doing your home inspection. Travis Boyd is a former contractor and property manager plus offers 3 years full-time in sales. In this episode, Travis and Paul Balzotti discuss things to consider before, during, and after the home inspection when home buying.
00:30 Travis's background in construction and property management.
03:12 Consulting with a buyer before looking at homes.
04:40 First things to look for when getting to the home.
12:23 Why so many deals fall apart during the inspection.
16:14 What comes up the most during the inspection.
20:55 New construction homes have issues too.
24:15 How to work through inspection.
You can reach Travis at email@example.com
Each of the podcasts guests have some sort of specialized, highly valuable expertise. As someone who hopes to eventually buy a home in the area, I listen to every episode as soon as it releases!
Valuable Insights About Real Estate!!
Fabulous podcast filled with little nuggets of truth about how to make the most of your real estate investing! Definitely worth a listen!