• We're an active, growing company that loves to get involved in our local communities. See below for the latest news, updates and events from around our RE/MAX Professionals offices.

    RE/MAX Blog

Agent Spotlight – PATTY MILLER!

Patty Miller with RE/MAX Professionals in Olympia, WA is a life-long learner. She has many designations and is working on acquiring even more (CRS, ABR, ASR, CDPE, CRES…)!! When asked why she chooses to work with RE/MAX Professionals – she says it’s the culture of like-minded hard working Brokers that appeals to her most. She has been with RE/MAX for 11 of her 14 years in real estate. If you know Patty, you know she’s passionate about all she does.

Who are today’s aspiring buyers?

The National Association of Realtors recently released the 2018 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile. Of the non-homeowners surveyed, 46 percent were age 34 or younger, 57 percent earn less than $50,000 annually and 81 percent live in urban or suburban areas. Let’s look at the mindset of these potential buyers: Homeownership Goals  According to the survey, 82 percent reported future homeownership goals, with 58 percent saying now is a good time to buy. So why aren’t more first-time buyers coming to the

9 Great Memorial Day Getaways throughout Washington State!

With its magnificent, diverse terrain, Washington State offers a wealth of fantastic travel destinations. You’ll find everything from breathtaking coastal scenery and wild driftwood-strewn beaches to dramatic mountains and glistening lakes with charming towns tucked in between. If you’re trying to make through the many options here, we’ve narrowed it down for you by providing some of the very best escapes for Memorial Day weekend in Washington. Click the following link to visit TripsToDiscover.com and find a great Memorial Day

Agent Spotlight – PATTY MILLER!

Patty Miller with RE/MAX Professionals in Olympia, WA is a life-long learner. She has many designations and is working on acquiring even more (CRS, ABR, ASR, CDPE, CRES…)!! When asked why she chooses to work with RE/MAX Professionals – she says it’s the culture of like-minded hard working Brokers that appeals to her most. She has been with RE/MAX for 11 of her 14 years in real estate. If you know Patty, you know she’s passionate about all she does.

Easy Lawn Care Tips!

By Kath Johnson Longer days and blossoming flowers of spring mean that it is time to prepare your lawn to spend more time outdoors. These lawn care tips can ensure that your lawn is lush and ready to go for the season and into the heat of summer. 1. Dethatch Dethatch to rid your lawn of dying or dead grass. Lawns do well with less than a ½ inch of thatch but will begin to suffocate if there’s too much.

Top 10 Hikes in Washington State

No plans for the weekend? Why not take a hike? No, I don’t mean that sarcastically. There are tons of beautiful hikes in Washington! I’ve compiled a list of hikes, in order of difficulty. Not an avid hiker? That’s okay! Start out with the hikes at the beginning and challenge yourself to reach the more difficult routes over time. It’s all about setting goals! (Photo: Jessie Hay, Flickr) Wildside Trail Location: Issaquah Alps (Cougar Mountain) Distance: 4.2 miles Gain: 489 ft. Highest Point: 1122 ft. Difficulty: Easy Notes: This

5 Budgeting Tips For Homebuying

By Jessica Thiefels Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest financial transactions you make, and preparing your budget beforehand makes the home buying process much less stressful. The following tips and expert insight can help you get your budget in order before you make the big transaction. 1. Organize Your Finances You may know how much you have in your checking and savings accounts, but do you know how much you spend on household expenses each month?

First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think!

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you always need 20 percent down to buy a home. Here’s the lowdown on the most popular low-down alternative payment options: FHA Loan – Traditionally the mortgage of choice for first-time buyers, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers government-insured loans with as little as 3.5 percent down. The most popular FHA loan option, the 203(b), is widely

Paw-sitive Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move

Moving can be stressful for every family member – including the four-legged ones. Every animal reacts differently to new living quarters, and temperament has a lot to do with it. Some pets take a move in stride, while others exhibit anxiety or insecurity for days or weeks. Here are 5 things to consider as the big move approaches and after you’re in your new home. 1. A little help from the vet Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on easing the

Light it Up: Add Vibe to Your Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor lighting isn’t just for the holidays. You can illuminate your outdoor living areas any time of year. Stringed bulbs are becoming a “hot” outdoor trend this year. These outdoor clear, vintage lights have big rounded bulbs that can really create a festive flair in a backyard. They’re reminiscent of the lights used at an outdoor street fair. Homeowners are draping them across the top of their pergola, or along their back deck. Some owners may stretch them above and across