Own The Home Meant For You

My mission is to listen intently to your wants and needs while guiding you every step of the way in finding your new dream home or helping you to sell your existing home in Seattle or the surrounding area. Whatever it is, a single-family home in the suburbs, condo living in an urban setting or estate sales, I will partner with you to accomplish your goals. It's my aim to become your caring advisor with experience, commitment, and passion while providing such excellent service; you will want to refer me to your friends before we're even done!

Specializing in Home Sale, First- Time Home Buyers, Home Buying, Estate Sales, and Downsizing.

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Testimonials

Tamara Jarosek

"Jill helped us throughout our search process, from working with us to identify what we really wanted and needed, to writing up a winning offer in a multiple offer situation. Her network of lenders and other professionals made the purchase process simple and hassle free, creating an end-to-end experience we were very happy with. The way she gets to know her clients really enhances the experience, guaranteeing that she will help match you with more than a house, but a home."

Laura Herman
Jennifer Lawrence

Recent Blog Posts

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Downsizing

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Downsizing Selling a home can be one of the greatest financial and emotional decisions of your life, whether you’re downsizing or not. Avoid these common mistakes and take some of the stress out of downsizing. 1. Less is not always more Just because a home is smaller than the one […]

5 Tips To Make Your House Feel Like Home To Buyers

When listing your home for sale, your top goals should be to get your house sold quickly and for top dollar. Follow these 5 tips to get you started on the right path to getting your home sold! Clean & Unclutter The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is […]

Top First-Time Home Buyer Tips

Even if you’re a first time home buyer, you too can learn how to house hunt with confidence and with as few surprises as possible. Take a look at my top first-time home buyer tips and gain the knowledge you need to help you take the right steps. 1. How much home can you afford? […]

Retiring? Empty Nester? The Time Has Come To Tap Into Your Home Equity

Are you close to retirement but not ready to move yet? Are you living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs? When you retire would you like to stay in your home or does downsizing and vacation destinations sound like a better option? The answer for many empty nesters and […]

Great Tips On How To Increase Your Home’s Natural Light

Use mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, so the more mirrors you have in a room, the more light will bounce from wall to wall! Hang your mirrors opposite of windows or glass doors to maximize the natural light in your room. Tip: Buy furniture with glass panels or mirrored accents. Paint with light colors. Light colors reflect sunlight better than dark ones, […]

It’s A Seller’s Market! Should You Downsize Now?

As the majority of the country currently experiences a seller’s market, a recent study by Edelman Berland reveals that an estimated 33% of homeowners are considering selling their homes in the near future as they plan to scale down. There are several reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners. A smaller home implies […]

So You Bought A Home? It’s Time To Move!

It may seem like there are a million things to think about when moving. But like anything else, if you’re organized and think ahead, you can make the process a lot easier. Use these tips to keep your move on track and prevent any important items from slipping through the cracks. Before Moving Day Decide […]

Selling Your Home In A Seller’s Market

Buyers are searching for homes, but supply is not keeping up with their demand! There are two types of real estate markets: Buyer’s and seller’s markets. What does this mean for you? Selling a home in a seller’s market is very different from selling a home in a buyer’s market. Not only will your days […]

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Purchasing A Home

If you are considering purchasing a home right now, you’re probably receiving a lot of advice and information. Although your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be completely aware of your needs and what is currently occurring in the real estate market. Asking yourself the following 3 questions […]

Cost of Renting vs. Buying A Home

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage required to buy a median-priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find […]

Home Purchase: Become Financially Ready

The purchase of a home can be an excellent investment if done correctly and with a solid financial plan. If you currently don’t have an emergency fund, make it a goal to build one. Here’s how you can start: Open a savings account. For an emergency fund to be beneficial, it must be useful. Tap […]

Serious About Buying A Home? Get Pre-Qualified!

Throughout most of the Puget Sound real estate market, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes widely outnumbers some homes up for sale. In a “Sellers” market, it is crucial to have a solid strategy not just when it comes to getting an offer on a home but when searching for one as […]

Top 7 Home Buying Tips

Preparing to buy a home can be daunting. Credit scores, down payments, and mortgages are all on your mind. Here are a few best practices to help you get ready to make one of the biggest investments of your life.   1. Review Your Credit Know what your credit score is? If you don’t visit […]

5 Reasons To Use A Realtor

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to do it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! The field of real estate is filled with landmines; you need a true expert to guide […]

Top 2 Tips To Sell Your Home

During their home sale, every homeowner wants to make sure they receive the best possible price for their home. Here are two key tips to ensure you get just that. 1. Make The Price Right Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, […]

Top 3 Tips To Sell your Home

Things have changed drastically in Real Estate. With more than 90% of today’s home buyers beginning their home search online, are you marketing your home in the right places? If you are struggling to sell your home, there are 3 changes you can make to your home selling strategy to get your home off of the […]

Home Buyers Guide

Plan your way into the perfect home Where do you start a home search? With so many steps to take, processes and approvals, the journey could be overwhelming without the right tools and resources on your side. This guide is full of useful home buying tips and a handy checklist to help you get started […]

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For 2/22/2018

30 Year Fixed
4.375%
15 Year Fixed
4.0%
5/1 ARM
4.0%

For general informational purposes only. Actual rates available to you will depend on many factors including lender, income, credit, location, and property value. Contact a mortgage broker to find out what programs are available to you.