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In the Mood for a Little Spring Cleaning?

In the mood for a little spring cleaning? Whether you hire a house cleaning service or you prefer DIY, you know why a good “Spring Cleaning” is so important.  Spring is when we come out from the dark shroud of winter into the light and enjoy the blossoming trees and flowers. Spring is the season…

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Unlocking the Power of Pre-Inspections

Unlocking the Power of Pre-Inspections: A Strategic Approach for Sellers By:  Jon Teabo, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Services In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, sellers are constantly seeking innovative ways to stand out in a competitive market. While the legal requirement to disclose property conditions is well established, savvy sellers are increasingly turning…

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Navigating the Home Inspection

Navigating the Home Inspection Process By:  Jon Teabo, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Services The journey of buying or selling a home is an intricate dance, and one crucial partner in this endeavor is the home inspector. As REALTORS, you play an essential role in helping your clients prepare for a home inspection and facilitating…

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Tacoma Measure 1 Will Hurt Providers, Renters

Tacoma Measure 1 will hurt providers, renters regina madiera-gorden, realtor Like many of Tacoma’s housing providers, my husband and I are small-scale providers of rental units in the City of Tacoma. Our margins exist in the hundreds of dollars, not millions. Our existence as housing providers in the City, as well as our renters’ home,…

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Tacoma Measure 1’s Impacts to Housing Market

tacoma measure 1 will hurt renters, providers Tacoma Measure 1 Will Hurt Small Housing Providers, Renters Tacoma Measure 1 presents an existential threat to rental housing providers in the City of Tacoma as it poses risks which will be too costly to bear for many, particularly small housing providers. Small “mom and pop” providers are…

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Cleaning Your Home: Keeping it Simple!

Cleaning Your Home: Keeping it Simple! Who doesn’t LOVE a clean house?  There are a lot of new house-cleaning products that advertise to be “the best” and to “work miracles,” but in our experience, the simple, basic products that have been around forever might be the most effective to get the job done: baking soda,…

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Is Your Agent a REALTOR

While all REALTORS® are Real Estate Agents, not all Real Estate Agents are  REALTORS®….and the difference is substantial. Read below to learn the REALTOR® difference, and why YOU should Look for the R when buying or selling your home! FIND A REALTOR  ADVOCATES FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP REALTORS® are members of the largest trade organization in the…

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Ambassadors Club

What is an Affiliate Ambassador? A TPCAR Ambassador is a an Affiliate Committee member volunteer who is committed to help grow and retain TPCAR membership through an extension of the association’s communications, events, networking, and mentorship programs. Think of an Ambassador as a PR extension of TPCAR. Ambassadors help retain members through personal outreach via…

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The Importance of a Sewer Scope when Buying a Home

The Importance of a Sewer Scope Inspection When Buying a Home By:  Jon Teabo, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Services A sewer scope inspection is a critical component of the home buying process that is often overlooked or ignored by potential home buyers. Despite its importance, many home buyers do not understand what a sewer…

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