It’s undeniable that Pacific Northwest summers, with their warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, make fall and winter worth enduring. Those same seasonal facets often bolster the South Sound residential real estate market.

Shawn Viguerie
President of 253 Realty

“I typically plan our vacations in the winter in preparation for this time,” Shawn Viguerie, president of 253 Realty in Tacoma, said. “I also plan to work long hours because I know families are depending on me to find their perfect home, in many cases, before school starts in the fall.”

Viguerie noted that with inventory levels low, this summer could be busier and more competitive than summers prior. He recommended buyers gain an edge by getting pre-approved for home loans and responding quickly when dream homes hit the market.