Janet Lovett Awarded Five Star Professional Designation

Our team is excited to celebrate the success of Janet Lovett, who recently received the Five Star Professional award for the second time. Five Star Professional is an independent organization that conducts market research to define and promote professional excellence in Real Estate and other professions. Founded in 2003, Five Star Professional uses an objective research methodology that is customized … Read More

Carli Ryen Ranked Among Top 10 Brokers in Washington

Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate extends sincere congratulations to Carlene “Carli” Ryen for receiving the American Institute of Real Estate Professionals’ (AIOREP) 2019 award for 10 Best Real Estate Agents in Washington State. Founded in 2014, the AIOREP seeks to celebrate and acknowledge Real Estate Brokers who have achieved a high level of success without sacrificing client satisfaction. This … Read More

Sharon Martinelli Garners Top 500 Award

Broker★Agent Advisor Honors Achievement Now in its 25th year, Broker★Agent Advisor celebrates the success and accomplishment of the industry’s finest real estate professionals through it’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Program. Through proprietary criteria, formulas, and other valuable considerations, Sharon Martinelli with Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate has been distinguished by Broker★Agent Advisor as one of the best in real estate … Read More

A Quick Guide to Tax-Deductible Donations in Your Home

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In the season of giving, many local organizations and businesses often accept donations of clothing, household goods, and other gently used items to help those in need. Homeowners looking to downsize or preparing for a move (or just clearing up some space at home) can not only pay it forward by donating to a local charity, they can also take … Read More

What You Need to Know About Low-Maintenance Communities

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Picture this: It’s winter. It’s freezing. You still need to clear the last of the leaves from your lawn, but you’re finding every excuse to stay huddled inside your warm home and out of the cold, biting air. More than ever, you’re wishing your yard work would just do itself. Sound familiar? Maintenance and lawn care can be tedious and … Read More

The Hidden Horrors of Going FSBO (For Sale by Owner)

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Many home sellers have considered skipping the real estate agent to save on closing costs, but very few have actually succeeded in seeing those savings. There’s a good reason: the average homeowner doesn’t have the rigorous training and real estate knowledge that a licensed agent does. But just what makes For Sale By Owner (FSBO) such a bad idea? From … Read More

6 Reasons Why Owning a Home is Awesome

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From personalizing your living spaces to turning a profit when you sell, there are dozens of reasons why first-time home buyers can’t wait to find a home and make it their own. Though there are plenty of benefits of owning a home, here are the six benefits that stand out from the rest. 1. You Can Customize Your Space Whether … Read More

How Buyers and Sellers Have Lost Thousands of Dollars to Email Scams

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Email scams are as old as, well, email, but as the years go by, these scams have become more and more sophisticated. Recently, several home buyers have fallen victim to specially targeted email scams that attempt to rob them of their closing costs — sometimes up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. These types of scams are devastating both financially … Read More

What’s Hot in Home Design This Summer

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Bright sunshine, warmer days, and a ton of new trends come with the change in season, and this summer certainly won’t disappoint. In the real estate world, these new trends revolve around the latest and greatest in wall colors and decorations, space savers, and creative living arrangements. We have our eye on a few interesting home décor ideas and hot … Read More

3 Home Buying Mistakes That are Far Too Easy to Make

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This time of year is ideal for looking for homes. Since springtime is a popular home selling season, you have plenty of choices when it comes to finding listings in your preferred location, in your ideal price range, and with your favorite features. With all of these options, it’s going to be a breeze buying your perfect home… right? There … Read More