2024 | Week 18

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“Always deliver more than expected.”

This is WEEK at a GLANCE - 52 weeks of my PNW adventures!

Join me as I journey through life on a mission to make a difference, one step at a time, one week at a time. How was your week? Here's a glance at mine...


This week, I decided to check the mail after getting home from visiting my brother in D.C. However, I didn't check my mailbox, I hiked to Mailbox Peak! There are 2 routes that you can take to the summit, one is extremely long and the other is short and steep. But regardless, you end up at the same summit and I like to switch it up every time I explore here! It was a beautiful day, the weather was perfect, and the views were amazing! I left sweet treats for fellow hikers and some for their pups as well! I hope they enjoy!




Each of these aspects plays a crucial role in the home-buying process, and as your Realtor, I can provide valuable guidance in navigating these considerations.

Budget: This is perhaps the most fundamental aspect of buying a home. Understanding your budget helps narrow down the search to properties that are realistically affordable. I will help you assess your financial situation, introduce you to my preferred lenders so you can explore financing options, and ensure that you have a clear understanding of the costs involved in home ownership, including mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and maintenance expenses.

Location: The location of a home can significantly impact its value, resale potential, and overall quality of life. Factors such as proximity to schools, workplaces, amenities, and transportation can influence your decision. As your local broker, I can provide insights into different neighborhoods, local market trends, zoning regulations, and future development plans to help you find a location that aligns with your lifestyle preferences and goals.

Floor Plan & Style: The layout and design of a home should match your functional needs, aesthetic preferences, and future plans. Whether you prefer an open-concept layout, traditional architecture, or contemporary design, understanding your style preferences can help in guiding the search process. I will help you visualize yourself living in various properties, assess the flow and functionality of different floor plans, and identify potential renovation or customization opportunities to meet your needs.

Home Features & Characteristics: From the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to specific amenities like a backyard, garage, or gourmet kitchen, the features and characteristics of a home can significantly impact its appeal and value. We will work together to prioritize your must-have features and preferences, and conduct property searches based on your criteria, and I will be there every step of the way to provide valuable insights into the potential benefits and trade-offs of different properties.

Condition: The condition of a home, including its age, maintenance history, and any existing issues or renovations, is crucial to consider before making a purchase decision. A thorough inspection can uncover hidden problems that may affect the property's value and require additional investment. I will introduce you to my preferred inspectors, help you arrange your professional inspection, interpret the reports, negotiate repairs or concessions, and ensure you have a clear understanding of the property's condition before finalizing the transaction.

It is important to focus on these key aspects when buying a home and by leveraging my expertise as your local licensed Realtor, together, we will find the perfect one for you! I will provide assistance, support, and advocacy throughout the home-buying process, helping you find the property that meets your needs, preferences, and budgetary constraints.

Are you thinking of moving soon? Check out these PNW homes for sale!


See one you like? Let me know... so we can go take a look!


The 52 Difference.

My goal each year is to transform the lives of 52 homeowners as I guide them through their home buying or selling experience. 

For every home sold, I donate $52 to Washington Trails Association in support of our aligned mission to protect the place we call home, the Pacific Northwest.



Hi! My name is Rachel Lloyd and I am here to help you summit your PNW real estate goals! If you are interested in taking the next step, I am the ideal broker to guide you on your adventure!

I’m also the founder of PNW52 – a company dedicated to helping people into new homes in the PNW by inspiring them to summit their goals, one week at a time.

"Together we can move mountains, and it all starts by working with someone you trust."