Custom Home for Sale on Tumwater Hill

The real estate market in Thurston County is changing. Rising interest rates are putting downward pressure on home values. Inventory and market times are increasing, and sales are falling.

In this video we will go over the latest data about our local market and what it means for the near future.

In Thurston County, WA pending home sales follow a seasonal pattern. They begin increasing in March and start slowing down in October. The time period from March to October is the busy season, and during the busy season there are a lot of potential buyers in the market.

But there are also a lot of homes for sale during the busy season, because most sellers are putting their home on the market during that same time period. So even though there are more buyers looking between March and October, there is also a lot more competition from other sellers.

Let’s talk about some inexpensive DIY upgrades you can make to get your home ready to sell for maximum value.

In this video, you will learn about

  • Major issues that can prevent your home from financing
  • Minor DIY cosmetic updates for maximum value
  • Landscaping improvements to enhance curb appeal

The Zillow Zestimate is an automated tool that estimates the value of your home. In this video we’ll look at Zillow’s own data about how accurate the Zestimate is.

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You deserve to work with brokers that you can trust to put your needs and your interests ahead of their own. You won’t get any hype or sales pressure from us. We approach real estate as consultants, not sales people. We work on the basis of facts, data, and risk management, not cheesy old-school sales tactics.

Our mission is to provide to you the information, advice, and access to empower you to make the right real estate decisions, and to guide you on the journey to a successful conclusion and optimal results.

Our promises:

  • We will never pressure you to make a decision
  • We will never compromise our ethics, integrity, or confidentiality
  • You will always get straight talk and candid advice about what is in your best interests, even if it costs us a sale

We’re a small, family owned and operated, real estate company located in Olympia, WA. Most of our business comes from referrals, past clients, and friends. That’s because we provide excellent service that you can trust.

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Whether you want to buy or sell homes, land, or multifamily property, we’ll give you an honest assessment of your situation and help you figure out what your options are. You decide where to go from there, and you have no obligation to continue working with us.

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our brokers

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John Clabaugh


Call or Text: (360) 791-4795

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Rebecca Clabaugh


Call or Text: (360) 561-1210

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Joyce Clabaugh


Call or Text: (360) 789-3940

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