The Silver Lining Podcast


This is not your typical real estate podcast. This is a peek behind the real estate scenes and opportunity for you to dial in and gain knowledge from us. Whether you want to learn more about the industry buying or selling a home in Seattle or you’re just curious about how we run our business. We invite you to listen along.

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In this episode, we are going to give you a basic overview of who we are, what we’re about, and what we’re going to talk about.

We’ll start out by introducing ourselves as individuals and then we’ll talk about us as a team of Cloud City Homes and how we met and why we worked together and what you can expect from us as a team, and then we’ll talk a little bit about why we love Seattle and what we’d like to do here in this beautiful city of ours.

We discuss some tips & tricks and what you should and should not do when selling your home.

The Seattle real estate market is like the wild west, and some of the most interesting times to be buying and selling a home in the Seattle

In September 2017, an article that came out in the Seattle Times about a transaction we managed that was a bit dicey and eye opening for a lot of people new to the real estate market. We want to dig a little deeper and talk about it from our perspective and what happened behind the scenes.

If you live in the Seattle area or the Pacific Northwest, chances are you’re going to be writing an offer on a house that has a multiple offer situation.

In this episode we talk about how to get your offer chosen and how to be the winning bid.

Special Guest, Todd Vecchio from Sound Sewer Inspections, talks about the world of sewer scopes and inspections.

The fun part of house hunting is looking at houses, touring them, and imagining your future there.  We will share how to prepare your home to sell so that you can best compete once you find that perfect new home. 

We will talk about the four seasons and how they relate to your real estate experience.

This is when things all come together and you can look forward to getting your keys, giving away your keys, and moving on to your next adventure!

Closing on your home does not mean our relationship ends!  In this episode we'll tell you how we can continue to be of service to you during your next real estate phase.


Feedback from buyers and sellers is that they are holding off because they’re waiting for the market to change. We agree that things are going to shift, but not in the way you might think.

According to  Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner and Denise Lones from the Lones Group (an avid researcher of the Seattle market and local expert), Seattle is not in a housing bubble, it is completely different than the situation that was back in 2008.

Listen in to learn why there is a housing shortage and why prices are climbing.

Here is where we explain what the purchase process looks like from beginning to end. It could be a daunting process for buyers. A lot of times they don’t know where to begin. Where to start? What it going to look like? Are those scary stories from the office true?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about purchasing a home in a competitive market. This is when there is low inventory and many buyers are scrambling to get into a house. Here we outline what it takes to make your offer the most competitive so you can land your dreamhome.