A Complex Housing Market and Informed Real Estate Decisions

The housing market can be a complex space to navigate. Fortunately, Seattle King County REALTORS® have recently launched the website www.housingtranslator.com which aims to present answers to common housing market questions in easy to understand terms.

Seattle currently has the hottest housing market in the United States and with this comes increased market competition as well as increased market complexities that can be hard to understand without assistance. With easy to understand answers to questions such as “is it better to rent or buy?” and “What’s the Growth Management Act (GMA)?”, the Housing Translator website is a unique tool for those exploring the real estate market.

According to a recent Realtor Mag’s article, buyer competition in the Seattle housing market has increased as more people move to the Puget Sound, approximately 200 people are registering for Washington State driver’s licenses every day.

To read the full article, please visit: Realtor Mag | Providing “Real Talk” for Buyers and Sellers

Those who are searching for their dream home or investment property have less time to make informed decisions regarding property purchases as homes are spending less time on the market, while the average time on market was 111 days in January 2016, it has dropped considerably to 49 days last month.

Educating buyers and sellers is a key part of a realtor’s job and it is fantastic to see organizations such as Seattle King County REALTORS® putting forth resources that might assist with this. I find it very important that clients are able to make a fully informed decision in regards to their real estate transactions. With years of real estate experience, I’m happy to answer any question you might have and assist you in navigating the real estate market.

Karen Keefe

A savvy Realtor who listens to her clients. Creating positive results are the driving forces that underscore Karen's nearly decade of real estate experience. A resident of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County for 38 years where she raised her 3 children. . So no matter what property type or price point, she has always been dedicated to offering extraordinary service. Karen is a second generation real estate professional and has been a licensed residential broker since 2006 with roots deeply embedded in Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap for over 32 years.

Karen is dedicated to partnering with her clients, listening to their unique needs and assisting them in navigating a dynamic marketplace with the goal of a smooth and successful transaction. Selling a home is more than sticking a sign in the ground and waiting for the phone to ring. Karen brings a team of professionals with a proven track record; from an award-winning marketing team and professional photography to a gardener and home stager. She has the proven history of making sure the job is done right the first time