Septic Systems

Linda Bagley
If you are trying to get information on your Septic System Design contact your county health department to obtain “As Built” plans. This is especially important if you will be doing landscaping or if you will be listing your home for sale. It will be required as a part of the sale for the buyer and inspections. King County “As Built” plans Snohomish County “As Built” plans Pierce County “As … Read More

Speeding through an inspection

Linda Bagley
    This video, taken during a home inspection, is an example of how NOT to do an inspection. Take your time,  follow along during the inspection and listen carefully to the verbal report given by the inspector. Do not be afraid to ask lots questions. Inspections are not only a negotiation tool, they are a road map to preparing your home for future sale. Special thanks to Jim & … Read More

HGTV – House Hunters Special “Houseboat Hunters”

Linda Bagley
          Special Agents Realty is proud to be participating with HGTV (Home and Garden TV) shooting a special episode of House Hunters – appropriately named “Houseboat Hunters.”  Kevin & Linda Bagley, owners of Special Agents Realty appear here with the production crew on location. Filming is currently underway with scenes from our houseboat listings, aboard our home “The KevLin” and at our Special Agents Realty office … Read More

Special Agents on HGTV

Linda Bagley
Special Agents to be Featured on HGTV Househunter in Houseboat Hunters Episode We are very excited that Special Agents Realty was asked to audition for a special episode of Househunters for HGTV that will focus on our search for a houseboat for our client Katy. Special thanks to Sam DeBord with Coldwell Banker Danforth for referring us and Katy for this opportunity. Shooting will begin in August and may potentially include … Read More

Houseboats as Investments?

Linda Bagley
Can a Houseboat be an Investment? We at Special Agents Realty have been selling houseboats, floating homes, and housebarges, in the Lake Union area for the last 5 years. Additionally, we sell lots of waterfront property and land based homes as well (actually more of those than houseboats). We have been through the boom and the bust and have seen homes, condos, houseboats, floating homes all ride the market roller … Read More

Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Linda Bagley
Underground Heating Oil Tanks Underground heating oil tanks can pose many potential problems to both home buyers and sellers. They have been the source of many environmental problems such as contamination of surrounding soil and ground water. Leaks are caused by the rust inside underground tanks, or by an electrical condition sparked by electric utility lines. Buyers should have the tank inspected to make sure that it is structurally sound. … Read More

Insist on a Home Inspection

Linda Bagley
Insist on a Home Inspection A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defects. A home inspection usually covers the following: *Plumbing conditions – if there is leakage or clogging *Roofing conditions – the extent of deterioration, if there is leakage *Electrical conditions – if there are inadequate circuits or potential fire hazards *Structural … Read More

Considering Offers

Linda Bagley
Considering Offers When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer. Some terms that may work in your favor: *higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home *the buyer will pay for most or all of the … Read More

Finding the Right Agent

Linda Bagley
Finding the Right Agent Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that … Read More