Neighborhood History: Queen Anne

The Vashon Glacier is responsible for carving out Queen Anne over 13,000 years ago with the first human inhabitants of the area being the Duwamish Tribe in the 13th Century. White settlers then arrived in the area 1851, and then in 1853, David Denny of the ‘Denny Party’ established residence and staked a claim to 320 acres of the land, previously inhabited by the Duwamish, and currently known as Queen Anne.

Staging Your Home For Success

Selling your home comes with a long list of to do items, but one that I suggest to be a very high priority is staging. Staging allows your home to be presented in away that is appealing to buyers. Potential buyers want to be able to walk into a home and envision their lives there, complete with their furniture and personal belongings. Whether you are currently living in the house or have already moved to your new place, it’s really hard to look beyond all the stuff that may be left out. So here are three helpful tips for maximizing your potential to get the best deal/ to get your house ready to go on the market

Inexpensive Date Night Ideas

Sven and I have been brainstorming different ways to make date night a more low key and cost effective part of our week. Besides just staying home (and in our sweatpants) throwing on a movie and zoning out, we have been on the search for more engaging activities. Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with your significant other, your best friends, or your fur babe, here are a couple of things we thought might make the night a little more captivating.

Spring Cleaning: How to Declutter Your Space

While Spring cleaning may not be on the top of your priority list, purging your space of clutter, getting organized, and freshening up your home can be extremely beneficial for your mental, emotional, and physical health. With that in mind, I have put together three simple steps for attacking spring cleaning this season!

Neighborhood Spotlight: Redmond

Sitting just twenty minutes outside of downtown Seattle, Redmond has blossomed into a bustling suburban city over the past twenty years. Despite it being a hub for one of the largest tech companies in the country, it has held tight to it’s small-town feel complete with booming local businesses, farmers markets, and it’s community-driven lifestyle.

Preparing to Sell Your Home? Here’s my first piece of advice!

Amidst the process of moving your life from one city to another, the last thing you want to be thinking about is trusting someone with the process of selling your home. With that in mind, I wanted to shed a little light on an important piece of advice I have gathered over recent years.

In the age of Google, where everyone has access to all sorts of information at the click of a button, it is important to know when to trust information and when to rather use the information as a guide for further research.

New Beginnings

The fact that so many people responded that they were looking forward to new beginnings really resonated with me in many ways. As I look back over the last few years and reflect upon the events, relationships, and life happenings that put my strength to the test, I realized that even on days where I felt like I was only taking baby steps, after a little time, I had actually covered significant ground.

Market Projections for The New Year: What's In Store For 2019?

What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it's time for Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, to dust off his crystal ball to see what we can expect in 2019. 

Resolutions For First Time Home Buyers

What better way to kick off the new year than by setting up yourself for financial success? This year, dedicate your 2019 resolutions to mastering your finances. Whether you’re looking in the near future or a little down the road, its critical to take the necessary steps to ensure that you end up in your dream home when the time comes.  Here are a few simple tips to help you in your home buying journey this year.

Clean Space, Clear Mind.

I have gathered a few of my favorite home pieces that are both functional and can add a nice aesthetic touch to any space. No matter your style or the season, these fresh decor options could be just what you need to brighten up your home!

Form Your Foundation

First off, my name is Kimi Pohlman and I am a millennial real estate agent and freelance softball consultant doing my best to navigate a world that craves human connection, yet is seemingly dependent on technology. First and foremost, I am a lover of Jesus. I am also a daughter, sister, friend, dog mom, gym enthusiast, bargain shopper, chips and salsa lover, and avid mall walker.