Brian & Susan Fogde
Better Properties Gig Harbor

Home Value Report - Click HERE for a complimentary home value report

Home Staging Assessment - Click HERE for a Staging Request

Area Research - Click HERE for a Market Insider Report

Remodel Financing - Click HERE for Remodel Financing Information


What Is a Home Value Report?

One thing is certain, no home will sell for more than it's worth in any market. If you price your home based on the information suggested by the report, chances are good that the buyer's appraisal will support the sales price. A comparative market analysis helps determine a price to list when selling a home or a price to offer when buying a home. A comparative market analysis is a detailed examination of home prices in the current market that best resemble your property. Since no two properties are identical,  adjustments for the differences between the sold properties and the one that is about to be purchased or listed to determine a fair offer or sale price.  Other factors go in to the report as well, and while some agents charge for a report mine are free to my clients:

  • Assess neighborhood quality
  • Bank appraisal property value estimates
  • Expired listings
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms 
  • Homes within about 300 square feet of yours 
  • Homes in the same neighborhood 
  • School zones. 
  • Similar lot size. 
  • Homes of similar age. 
  • Homes with similar features. 
  • Assess the home in person


Home Staging Assessment

My goal is to make your property stand above the competition. I have developed a comprehensive process and evaluation for staging a property to help get the best (and fastest) results possible. Once I complete the 75 page assessment, I condense it down to a manageable summary to allow you to take and use as a guide.  Typically the charge for an assessment is $500. However, I am offering it to interested folks at no charge.

It has less to do with the inside "looking pretty" and more to a buyer’s psychology. It brings out a home’s strengths and creates an instant, emotional connection with buyers. There are lots of home staging tips and tricks that make a home more appealing, but the concepts at the core of home staging are what make it so effective.  Here are the four most important rules of home staging that produce such great results time and time again.

  • Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize
  • Maximize Curb Appeal
  • Pay Attention to Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Show Off Your Home's Best Features


Market Insider Report

The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. It also provides data on schools, the community and insider tips on specific areas and zip codes.  The data is pulled from multiple sources and compiled and presented to you in one location.  It would typically costs you hundreds of dollars and hours of time to gather all this information on you own but I offer it to you at no charge and a click of a button. Saving you time and providing insight to your desired area of search that you possibly would not be able to do on your own.


Renovation / Remodel Financing

The world of HGTV is not that far from reality.  Always wonder how these people could buy a home and have a budget twice the home cost to renovate but it not be all cash?  The truth is there are various types of loans available to borrowers that have been in place for over 90 years but most people are not aware and many brokers/lenders avoid them because they don't understand them.

I have a dedicated team that only does these types of loans and provides you a dedicated assistant to walk and support you through the process.  Please let me know how I can help.  Some example of loans and work:-

  • The Standard FHA 203k allows for home buyers and homeowners to renovate their house while financing it into their mortgage. This can be done with a new home purchase as well as a refinance of an existing home. Renovation possibilities with this product include adding new appliances, replacing a septic system, building a new level, and most other home improvement projects imaginable. 
  • The FHA Limited 203k is designed for minor renovations through either new home purchase or refinance. As with a Standard 203k, the Limited 203k rolls the cost of renovation into the mortgage. The difference between the Limited and Standard 203k is that the Limited has a borrowing cap of $35,000, allowing for minor renovations only. 
  • The Fannie Mae HomeStyle is a renovation loan that can be used on new home purchase as well as refinance. It is like the FHA 203k, but it allows for renovations of luxury items where the FHA 203k does not. Luxury items can include basketball courts, swimming pools, sauna, and more. A HomeStyle can also be used for second homes, unlike a FHA 203k.