At today’s staff meeting, we discussed where our Buyers are coming from. Every time we close a transaction, we complete a form that says what part of the world the Buyer lived in prior to this purchase. As in year’s past, in 2016 the vast majority came from our area: 43% from Bainbridge Island, 25% from the Puget Sound area. Not surprising to many of us, nearly one-third came from California! My colleagues and I were responsible for 342 “sides” of transactions last year and only ONE Buyer was from China. There were a total of 2 foreign Buyers for the entire year! So, if you’re thinking of Selling your home, just know that LOCAL marketing and LOCAL impact are still the most important things when choosing your Realtor. Contact me for a copy of the entire report: firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-755-5139.