Meet Rae Anne Catron

My goal is to educate, guide and protect you in real estate: whether you are selling, purchasing , assisting a family member in transition, or simply wanting to keep up with the market . Some folks cannot believe I will "protect" them . . . they are not use to a REALTOR with such committment to them and their needs. Yes, your needs are #1 with me! And, it is my personal committment to protect you along the way! My blog is where my knowledge, research and thoughts come together for you! The topics in my monthly postcard are more thoroughly presented here. Plus, there are always new items to share with you! Want to know about something particular? Just ask and I will do the research! Want to receive my monthly postcard? Just click the "contact" button! Our real estate market is very complex. I keep a constant eye on the latest statistics, trends, and tools available. I earned my degree from the UW in research - I love research! If you have read the book Moneyball, you might recognize author Michael Lewis' main point: research and statistics usually paint a more truthful picture than what we think and oftentimes what we read in the papers. Thus, I rely on research and statistics to find opportunities for my clients!

Recent Blog Posts & Featured Articles

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Earthwise Architectural Salvage Tour!

  A quick tour of a unique salvage yard in Tacoma!   Come with me for a couple minutes.  See my favorite corner of this truly unique salvage yard! Everything from live-edge wood & reclaimed bowling alley lanes to authentic period hardware, such as glass door knobs.  It’s a Saturday morning, put your tennis shoes on, […]

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University Place ~ Kelly Park ~ Property Pro’s Episode 2

This home sold in 6 days with multiple offers!  What a difference professional planning did for this home! With a budget of $15,000, we were able to paint the interior & exterior, add new carpeting, transform the kitchen & add features that today’s buyers desire.  The ownersof this home netted over 300% ROI, quickly, for over […]

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University Place ~ Kelly Park ~ Property Pro’s Episode 1

Rae Anne Catron and Jessica Neal-Smith discuss the strategies to get the most return possible on a seller’s investment before the home is listed.  Often it doesn’t take much to make a home shine.   Stay tuned for the final product in Episode #2 coming soon!

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University Place ~ Wescliffe Estates ~ Property Pro’s Episode 2

This video shows the final product and budget that was started in Episode 1!  Our project manager, Jessica Neal-Smith, kept the project ON budget!  She spent $11,000 to totally transform the master bath from a deterrent into a feature; and, $10,000 to repaint the exterior as well as the interior, all new carpets, light fixtures, […]

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University Place ~ Wescliffe Estates ~ Property Pro’s Episode 1

What started out a deterrent, became a selling feature for this home!  Our seller saw the financial benefits of taking $21,000 to remodel the bath, as well as paint, carpet & landscape before the home was presented for sale! In return, they got a quick sale and netted over 200% ROI.   See where it […]

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Lake Tapps Home Sold ~ Multiple Offers

I often employ a drone and it’s pilot to assist in marketing my properties.  The aerial shots truly enhance the presentation; and, it assists potential buyers see the possibilities this property offers.   Both the drone and traditional professional photos were used here. As you can see here, it truly made a difference in showcasing […]