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Erin Harold Newsletter | December 4, 2017
A House for the Holidays 


Why It Makes Sense to Buy a Home at Year’s End

1. Less Competition – There may be fewer homes available, but there are also fewer home buyers and that equals less competition for you. 
2. Motivated Sellers – Combine motivated sellers with decreased competition and you have great leverage to get a better deal.
3. Lower Prices – December historically has lower home prices than any other month of the year.
4. Faster Closings – As a general rule, everyone involved in a holiday real estate transaction wants to complete the transaction before the end of the year.
5. Better Interest Rates – Interest rates are still near historical lows, so you may be surprised at the savings.
6. Motivated Agents –  Lower activity in the Winter housing market means that real estate agents are dealing with fewer clients and have more time to devote to you. 
7. Related Seasonal Sales –  Need new furniture or other items for your new home? Plenty of seasonal clearance sales will be available to help you apply your personal touch.
This article from, is a great example of why you should definitely buy a home this time of year. Follow the link below for the full article. 
 Make sure you have a strong agent with advanced education and exceptional negotiating experience to help you in your search for a new home.
As one of the top agents in our area, I will ensure you are a success in this competitive buyers market, every time. 


2017 was, yet again, a strong seller’s market! Our real estate continues to increase in price, keeping the Seattle metropolitan and its surrounding areas at the top of our Nations real estate markets. Experts agree that the shortage of inventory continues to create this result. Looking forward to 2018, this trend has shown no signs of changing in that respect. This abundance of savvy buyers are still looking, there simply is not enough out there for them to  buy. 
How does that translate to you as a homeowner?
 Spring may still be peak home-shopping season, since most families want to move when the kids are out of school. Yet, it actually pays to list in the winter, when buyers tend to have more urgency: One study found that average sellers net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than they do from June through November, and homes listed in the Winter sold faster than those posted in the Spring.


That means:  Now is the time to sell your home!
Buyers want to buy it and you should absolutely take advantage of that demand.  
Not sure where you will go?
As a Sotheby’s International Realty agent, I can help you buy nearly everywhere in the world, not just locally. I will assist you with planning ahead, to ensure that new home transition is both smooth and effortless for you and your family.
 So, dream big and let’s make your dreams a realty together.
 Give me a call and I will provide you with a current market analysis of your home and help guide you down the path to success. 
Whether you are selling a single family home, or a commercial investment property,
I am your perfect agent. 
 Does your broker make you feel important?
Do they answer the phone when you call?
Do they instill confidence in you?
Do they work hard to ensure your success?
Then why do you work with them?
 Call me, my clients matter.  
I look forward to meeting you. 
Real Estate News & Information
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Erin Harold
BrokerMarketplace Sothebys International Realty
16261 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington United States  98052


Fall in New York: Elegant, Inspiring, Stunning

Enjoy the splendor of everything New York has to offer.

Compliments of the renowned John Tenore Team:

Sotheby’s International Realty

149 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
+1 212.431.2473



Dear Friends, Clients and Colleagues:

As the leaves are turning color and the weather is getting slightly more chilly we are pleased to present to you our Third Quarter 2015 newsletter. In this issue we include links to the latest news we find interesting including market statistics from the 3rd quarter, a fun article comparing Brooklyn and Manhattan, a preview of a contemporary art auction overseas and a link to a new restaurant that we have enjoyed. We also highlight 2 destinations – Santa Fe, New Mexico and Bar Harbor, Maine where the quality of life is very different from our urban living here in the city. This quarter we are offering three current listings for sale – an artist’s loft in SoHo, a beautifully appointed and well located home on Lower Fifth Avenue, and a duplex walk-up 2 bedroom with lovely garden views in the West Village. So please have a look when you have a moment. All the best to you this fall. Happy Halloween!

The Norrgard – Tenore Team 

New York City Market Update | Third Quarter 2015

Visit the Third Quarter Market Report here:

Brooklyn Real Estate to Manhattan: ‘What’s Good?’ 

For as long as there have been rivalries, Manhattan has often been presented as the place where people would rather live, and the other boroughs honorable mentions that will do nearly as nicely. That dynamic is shifting. After a spate of new real estate market reports, Brooklyn can now definitively say: “What’s good, Manhattan?” The median price of a Brooklyn apartment is now at an all-time high of $676,250 – up 15.1 percent from the year before. 

Sotheby’s Auction | Southeast Asian Abstraction 

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Sotheby’s Singapore, as well as the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence as a country, Southeast Asian Abstraction: A New Dialoguecelebrates the very essence of abstract form within a localized context. This exhibition highlights Southeast Asian abstract art from the 1960s to the 21st century. The artworks created may be seen as a marriage influenced by old world concepts paired together with a fresh vocabulary. 

Sotheby’s Style Magazine | Santa Fe

This collection of fine properties serves as an excellent resource for those who are interested in Santa Fe real estate.

New York Real Estate | On the Market

208 Spring Street | $2,750,000

Texture – Space – Volume – Light. A wonderfully authentic and enchanting artist’s loft is available for renovation in the heart of SoHo on Spring Street and 6th Avenue.   


24 Fifth Avenue, Apt 1012A | $775,000

Beautifully restored and renovated Greenwich Village classic located in the historic 24 Fifth Avenue. Sun-drenched and south facing 1-bedroom apartment.  


327 West 11th Street, Apt 3R | $1,950,000

Located in the heart of the historic West Village on West 11th Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets is this sophisticated 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplex home. 


Where We’re Eating | Upland Restaurant

Built around a culinary philosophy that takes heavy cues from the seasons, Upland balances a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach and a New Yorker’s eye for detail. The wine program matches the excitement coming out of Upland’s open kitchen, with a wordily 500-bottle list and a clever by-the-glass selection that’s remarkably food-friendly. We love Upland not only because of the innovative/seasonal selections, but also because the interiors were designed by a LaChance + Team favorite, Roman and Williams. On a side note, the name and theme is inspired by Upland, California, hometown of our very own Michael Hahn who is quickly making waves at Compass and in the New York market. 


Great Destinations Through Our Network | Bar Harbor

As a leader in luxury Maine Real Estate, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty offers an unmatched blend of local expertise, world-class home marketing power and property exposure. Our 70 plus licensed real estate agents specialize in Maine Coastal Real Estate, Maine Waterfront Property, Maine Oceanfront Real Estate and other beautiful homes for sale. 

John Tenore
Associate Broker
+1 917.496.3621 |
Sotheby’s International Realty
149 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
+1 212.431.2473
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Happy Independence Day!

Seattle Fireworks

I want to wish everyone a wonderful, happy and safe Independence Day!! I hope you get to enjoy the beauty and the festivities with your friends and family.

Dear Friends, Clients and Collegues,

Let me introduce you to my amazing office: Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sotheby’s International Realty has been the inspiration for my amazing Real Estate Career. No other Real Estate company has the marketing power, the customer service, the reach, the drive, or the results that Sotheby’s International Realty can provide. With some of the most talented brokers in the industry, it is by far the most amazing, unique and successful real estate company in the world. I am proud to be on their team.

A description of Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty:

excerpt from the Realogy Franchise Group press release, MADISON, N.J. 07-14-2014, Jennifer Zimmerman

Chad and Aaron Shriner are broker/owners of the firm, which currently has one office in Woodinville , Washington and one in Redmond, Washington.

“Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty is centrally located in the heart of the Western Washington wine country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Known for its unique beauty, the location has become a point of tourism for wine aficionados.  With more than 60 years of combined ownership and management experience, Chad and Aaron have a great depth of knowledge in their market.”

According to Aaron Shriner, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for their agents and offices.  “Our focus is on working together as a team to provide the best service and experience to our clients,” he said.  “Through the quality service we provide, we aim to be in a class of our own.  With the support and global reach of this brand, we believe we can achieve that.  We have a very savvy clientele and work to be their trusted real estate advisor.”

Just how powerful is Sotheby’s International Realty?

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network provides access to luxury real estate and homes for sale worldwide. View our network’s wide selection of luxury homes, estates, islands and more. The properties can be found in any corner of the world you wish to call home. From luxury homes in Southern California to desirable real estate listings in Spain, our network has what you are looking for. Connect with us today, our network’s experienced agents will help you discover the home, or vacation home that meets your unique lifestyle.

Founded in 1976, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a unique luxury network of brokerage agencies offering a wide collection of luxury homes, estates and properties for sale throughout the world. With more than 670 offices and 13,000 sales associates across 49 countries and territories, our network is committed to helping its clients find a home and luxury real estate agent in the world’s most desired locations. Our purpose is to artfully unite extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives – servicing the needs of the most prestigious clientele in the world.

I can help you in any area of Washington State, in any of the beautiful states in the United States of America, and in most countries globally. I sincerely look forward to sharing the amazing world of Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty with all of you. | Jan 22, 2015

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Erin Harold

Marketplace Sothebys International Realty
16261 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington United States  98052


5 Remodels That Make Good Resale Value Sense — and 5 That Don’t

Check out this amazing article from, written by:

Houzz contributor. Home builder, project consultant, and writer. Loves sensible style.

Repeat after me: I am the master of my remodel. Perhaps you should say it again, because sadly, it’s not always so. Remodels sometimes have a tendency to develop their own inertia, as decisions lead to new dilemmas, unintended consequences and surprising outcomes. In some cases, these flights of fancy are perfectly acceptable, provided the design and completed execution truly align with the vision and budget.

But if your budget is a concern, and the wise investment of limited home improvement dollars matters, then there are a few basic guidelines you should familiarize yourself with before planning your remodel. Today we review five remodels that typically make good financial sense, providing a nice return on the investment at the time of resale — and five that don’t.


Buyers are ravenous for your home!

money house

Do you own a house? Are you wondering if that house is worth selling? Let me tell you something, whatever the property you own, right now that property is made of nothing but money!

If you want proof of just how valuable that home of yours could be, lets discuss the current sellers market happening right now. For example, an 1100 Square foot home, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, which was listed for sale at $559,000 just sold for $717,000, with a back up offer over $730,000! That is nearly $652 per square foot.

And, NO, that was not a typo. I did say 1100 square feet. This house I refer to, was not an out of the ordinary home people. It was an adorable, little, family stater home. Brick, standard, simple. It sold for nearly the same price per square foot that one would typically see in a luxury level, million dollar home.

Why you ask? Well let me tell you. Simply, the supply of available properties for sale, can not meet the demand of those who currently wish to buy. Therefore, when buyers want to buy, and there are not enough homes available for sale for those buyers, the competition to procure them becomes vivacious! Competitive offers will occur and the selling prices will escalate to well above the asking price. Most often that occurs with multiple offers, each one better than the offer before it. That my friends, means that house of yours is indeed made of money.

So, here is my advice. If you have even been remotely toying with the idea of selling your home, NOW IS THE TIME! And this years selling season has really not even begun, so lets sell that house! As a seller you could not be in a better position than right now to achieve a phenomenal success on that sale. Want to know what your house could sell for, I can show you that by providing you with a current market analysis of your property.

As a buyer in this hot, competitive market, it can be rough competition out there. You will need to ensure all of those ducks are in a very tidy row! Your financing will need to be in order, your inspections complete and ready to go, and you absolutely will need to have a broker capable of some fierce negotiating in order to succeed in outbidding your opponent! I have the resources to help you do all of these things.

If you are ready to sell, or buy, or know of someone who is thinking of either, I would be happy to help. Give me a call and let me help you achieve this kind of success on your next property transaction!

Erin Harold
International Real Estate Broker
C- 206.326.8961

Gain insight to plan your investments by studying the luxury market

The Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Lifestyle Report, which is based on a survey of affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China, reveals insights into the purchasing behavior of high net-worth consumers.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Lifestyle Report surveyed affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China, and found that the majority in all 4 countries are more likely to purchase a LIFESTYLE property now than they were 5 years ago, and to make a lifestyle property their primary residence.
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Let me find you the home you dream about!


I specialize in matching each client with their perfect property!

The Meydenbauer – In Old Town Bellevue, Washington

Purchased: $539,000

I received a phone call from my client, asking me to help find for her the perfect condominium. She wanted something beautiful, close in, livable, with space for guests and something that was a sound financial investment for her property portfolio.  I asked her some very specific questions and then did a target specific search based on only the things I knew she loved. I then took her out on a tour the very same day, to view in person what I had hand selected for her.

We looked at 3 properties that day, and she fell in love with The Meydenbaur property the minute we entered. It is unique, exquisite, perfectly placed, walkable and a very sound investment.

Being a savvy businesswoman, she had some very poignant questions, and wanted to see some comparable properties to ensure this was a good fit for her. She also wanted to compare some of the financial investment aspects of this purchase, to others that may be similar investments.

I did a second search for her that evening, finding a few properties that would give her the best idea of what her money could buy and how it would bring her a good rate of return overall. We went to see those properties the next morning.

After viewing all of these properties, she decided to go with the one she loved originally. It was not only the most beautiful, but a very sound investment.

I was able to put together a strong offer for her and the property was successfully purchased that very same day! It closed early, with absolutely no problems.

If this is the kind of thing you would like to experience with your next property purchase, than I am your perfect agent.

Give me a call and let me find the perfect property for your next investment or family home.

I deliver results. Quickly, effectively, and precisely. Every single time.


SOLD in 1 week, $30,000 over asking price, with competetive offers!

I provide exceptional service with outstanding Results!
Sold: $510,000

06584208 Linden Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103 | United States

Some people wonder what it is about Sotheby’s International Realty that makes us so different from other brokerages. That is easy to answer.

We are known for providing exceptional customer service, exclusive world-wide marketing power, and most of all the best overall results on the sale of any property internationally. We are the most powerful real estate company globally, with the most talented and powerful brokers.

This recent sale is just one example of the results one could expect from Sotheby’s. This stunning property was listed on a Monday, and sold the following Monday after only 3 open houses. It sold for $30,000 over listing price with competitive offers.

Let us help you make the most of your next property sale or purchase.

Our marketing power is unmatched. Our results are unparalleled. Our reputation is unchallenged. We are here, and we are at your service.



Just Sold in Issaquah Highlands!

iss front

Just sold at $32,200 Over List price!

Sold at $547,000 by  Erin Harold

This Issaquah Highlands home is perfectly located on a quiet St, close enough to all the wonderful amenities of the Issaquah Highlands to walk, but remains extremely quiet. With easy assess to I-90, it boasts a private elevated front porch, a large entry,  a beautiful formal dining room, a large entertaining kitchen, a bright, open living room, and French doors to the patio. An extremely private back yard finishes off this amazing first floor.  All of the very large bedrooms are on the upper level, with a large master bath, with a fantastic jetted tub, and second full bath.

This house was listed, and within 7 days we were able to produce several competitive offers. It closed smoothly on the original closing date, with no complications, selling for $32,200 over asking price!

That is one smooth deal!

I successfully negotiated all required improvements necessary be completed by the seller, at no additional cost to their buyers, and it was purchased at asking price. It then proceeded to close without a hitch, and even closed early!

At Sotheby’s International Realty,  we are know for providing excellence in every possible way. Our team of exceptionally trained and seasoned agents, use their negotiating and research savvy to deliver the best possible results to all of our clients, every time.

Globally, Sotheby’s International Realty is known for quality, distinction, and unparallelled quality in all things. That is what you will experience, when you work with us. Without question, the best service, and the most successful results, every time.

List your property with us and you will see why millions of people trust Sotheby’s International Realty over any other company to care for their most valuable property.


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fall painting

Autumn presents the colors worthy of a masterpiece

The colors of autumn create a warm, inviting backdrop that blends cool evenings with great food and libation shared at home among family and friends. If you are in the market for a new residence for those harmonious evenings, allow us to assist. We take great pride in artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.

If you are looking to sell your property, the fall is a great time to list your home. The fall offers far less competition for sellers, and the buyers that are looking tend to be more serious and urgently searching than many of those who are just starting out searches in the spring.

Let us show you the unique experience that Sotheby’s is known for. Elegance, attention to detail, exquisite marketing and exceptional results. No matter what the property, every client receives the same level of service. We will make sure this Fall is your favorite season!