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The Laurie Satushek Real Estate Team

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What does the client say?

They say a picture is worth 1000 words, so I used words to make a picture of what our clients say; the bigger the word, the more it was used!

‘What does the client say’ about the Laurie Satushek Team, also known as, the top producing team of Keller Williams’ Bellingham office and top 2% of Whatcom County real estate team?

Here’s what the client say…

Laurie Satushek Testimonials

You dont’ have to take our word for it, here it right from our clients themselves!

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We’d love to help you with your Pacific Northwest real estate needs, give us a visit, call, text, click, email, or message today!

The Laurie Satushek Team

Laurie Satushek Real Estate Team

Laurie Satushek laur@kw.com 360-223-9515

Kimberly Secord KimberlySecord@kw.com 360-389-0670

Kara Van Metre KaraVanMetre@gmail.com 360-920-1513

Heather Stevenson LaurieSatushekTeam@Gmail.com 360-441-7120

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Real Estate Sales Update for Bellingham, WA

http://www.Bellingham,WAHomeSearch.com Laurie Satushek Team proudly presents the first of our series of Real Estate Market Updates for Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Stay tuned for more…
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Open House: Just Reduced- Bright Bellingham Barkley Beauty

Laurie Satushek Open House

Sunday, December 8, 2013

11:00am-1:00pm

1320 Ethan Ct Bellingham, 98226

Directions: I-5 exit 542. Rt on E Sunset for 1.7 mi. Rt on E McLeod. Lt on Magrath. 1st rt on Ethan Ct. 1320on left.

Well situated home enjoys light and spacious open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and skylights. You’ll love the sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Canadian Cascades from living areas and generous decks. This is a prime neighborhood and location at the end of a cul de sac with sports fields nearby. Main floor master with 5 Piece bath including jetted tub and walk in shower. Lots of room to play in the huge lower rec room. Newer high efficiency furnace and tankless water heater.

 Click here to see more about 1320 Ethan Ct Bellingham, WA 98226

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 Go Seahawks!!

Laurie Satushek Real Estate Team

Laurie Satushek Team

Keller Williams Western Realty

Laurie: 360.223.9515

Kimberly: 360.389.0670

Kara: 360.920.1513

Heather: 360.441.7120

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What Does the Magnifying Glass Reveal?

What Does the Magnifying Glass Reveal?

In a word… everything!

Most Buyers will look at your home like you like at yourself in a 20x magnifying mirror!

Have you ever had horror of looking in a 20x magnifying mirror?  If you have not, do not go running to look; take my word for it, it is something nobody should ever have to see. You’ve been warned.

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I recently acquired a brand new, lighted, doubled-sided, magnifying mirror and I was mistakenly excited to use this new tool as soon as possible.  I wish someone had warned me.  When I peered into that magnifying mirror, I was shocked to see this old wrinkly alien from some other universe.  I go out in public looking like this?  Are you kidding me?  Needless to say, I spent a long time primping and only quit when my arms were so tired that I couldn’t hold them up anymore and I had to give up.  I disgustingly flipped that horrible mirror back to the regular side and vowed never to look again.  But when I hesitantly looked in the regular mirror for one last check, I was pleasantly surprised!  I looked so much better than that ‘other’ mirror had revealed to me.

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What’s my point?  It really got me thinking about buyers.  I’ve been with many buyers that found every knick in sheetrock, every carpet stain, every crack of grout.  Buyers are looking with the 20x magnifier when they are looking at potential homes.  Just like we are our own worst critics; buyers are our homes’ worst critics.  They are spending their hard-earned money and want to find their absolutely perfect, move-in ready, ‘dream’ home to raise their family or for their retirement and unless your home is brand new, trust me- there will be imperfections and ‘wrinkles’ that will be found.  All of us home owners, have been buyers, right?

I always try to explain this to our sellers.  Try not to be overly offended at all the ‘little’ issues buyers point out.  It’s in their best interest and it’s scary to jump into this colossal monetary transaction and lengthy commitment.  They are just protecting themselves as we all do.  Save yourself some heartache and try to walk through your home as a potential buyer, get out your magnifier.  Listen to your real estate professional’s advice about de-cluttering, staging and fixing that cracked tile you’ve stepped over 1,000 times.  Maybe a pre-inspection is appropriate for you.  Let me tell you, none of my personal previously owned homes ever looked as good when we lived in them as the day we sold them.  Isn’t it funny to fix something up just to sell it to someone else? Yes, but not if you get top dollar!

Written by Heather Stevenson of Laurie Satushek Team

Heather Stevenson

Heather Stevenson

Laurie Satushek Real Estate Team

Executive Administrator

Cell 360-441-7120

 

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List with The Laurie Satushek Team!

Selecting the right team to sell your home is extremely important!

You want to hire a whole team, not just one agent, a team of local experts AND a team that works hard at getting your home advertised to the public.

What makes The Laurie Satushek Teamdifferent from the rest and why should you choose The Laurie Satushek Team?

That’s simple, because we work hard, we care about our clients, we are educated, we pay for advertising, and most of all because we are a team of three and each one of us is an expert in our team roles.

We have Laurie Satushek, a one-of-a-kind lady that has an educational background.  Laurie was a teacher in Whatcom County for 22 years; she is an expert in real estate and has taken many classes to keep learning more and more about real estate and the real estate market.  Laurie has earned the prestigious Luxury Designation and Investment Designation that gets her listings translated in dozens of languages and advertised internationally!

Then we have Kara Van Metre, this woman knows the Pacific Northwest.  She is an expert on all the neighborhoods, homes and their values.  She is also a whiz at finances an statistics (we’re not kidding!).  She watches those interest rates and knows what neighborhood to get the best bang for your buck.  Additionally, she has the ‘Accredited Buyer’s Representative’ (ABR®) and ‘Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designations.

Last, we have our Executive Administrator, Heather Stevenson.  Heather comes from a banking background and is an expert in customer service & organization. This gal has been a technology guru since she learned to walk.  She has grown up in the world of technology, search engine optimization and website building.  She can even write in HTML (who does that?)!

The three of us make-up The Laurie Satushek Team, sure you could also call us the Three Amigos, we are a force to be reckoned with in the real estate business.  Our team is among the top producers in Skagit and Whatcom County and we are growing.

All three of us have lived in this area for 20+ years!

Enough about us; what sets us apart in the selling of your home?

Well for one, we don’t just list your house on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and then let it do the work by “syndicating” to other websites; each and every one of our listings gets personal attention to each and every website that we advertise to!  We have paid accounts that get your listing seen!  Yes, we also “syndicate” to over 350 of the top real estate websites through the proprietary KWLS (Keller Williams Listing System) but we work hard to make sure that we also post to FB, Twitter, Google+, Craigslist, Pinterest, YouTube and any other social media we can find.  Oh and by the way, your home will also get its very own website!

Not only do we personally create a custom advertisement to various websites including Zillow, Tour Factory, Trulia, Showing Suite, The Real Estate Book, HousingBlock, Hometaurus, RESAAS, HouseHappy and many more.  We don’t stop there, we also use ‘reverse prospecting’ from the MLS to get as many qualified buyers’ attention that are looking for a home similar to yours.  Ask us about our reverse prospecting; it is a tool that most agents don’t use.  And nobody has the reverse prospecting program that we have created here.  In addition we use Arch Telecom (call capture) that has a specific phone number for your home that has a recorded voice message, text message and photos for your listing!

So whether you’re techy or not, you can find our listings in any number of venues, paper, phone, online, or text.  We are there and so will your home advertisements!

As selling agents, we know that not only do we need to get your house seen; we need to make sure that we capture prospective buyers’ interests and show its best side.  We have a professional, yes, professional published photographer that will photograph your home and if needed, we will get some staging advice or stage it for showings.  We have HD high-quality photography equipment.

Nobody can beat The Laurie Satushek Team on communication; we work 7 days a week, and crazy hours some of us get up at 6 am while others are up until midnight!  We all have our ‘smart phones’ and constantly check for messages, texts or emails. 

Aside from our personal advertising attention, you will get a team of great communicators.  You will get weekly reports with statistics of views of your listing, virtual tour and showings as well as everything we’ve done to showcase your home/property.  Obviously we also will keep you updated on any interest or incoming offers. 

Contact us today by filling out the form above to get a FREE, NO OBLIGATION Comparable Market Analysis on your home (same conventions as used by appraisers gives you a ‘real’ home value) and let us help you get started selling your home!

Did we mention that in just one month (Aug ’13), we sold 12 homes?  FYI, the average agent in this area sells 4-5 per YEAR, just saying…

Thank you for reading!

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The Laurie Satushek Team

Heather Stevenson 360-441-7120, Executive Admin

Laurie Satushek 360-223-9515, Team Leader Founder

Kara Van Metre 360-920-1513, Agent

 

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