2024 | Week 21

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“Preparation is the key to success.”

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...


Located just outside North Bend, a stunning trail parallels the Middle Fork River and is an amazing place to explore! The road is absolutely breathtaking and the hike is equally beautiful! After crossing a huge bridge, the path goes for miles and you can hear the river the entire way! With huge mountains on each side, the views are never-ending! If you are looking for a wonderful place to go on an adventure, this is it! I highly recommend checking it out!




The Importance of Preparing Your House Before Selling

First Impressions Matter

  • Curb Appeal: A well-maintained exterior attracts more potential buyers and can significantly impact their first impression of your home.
  • Interior Appeal: A clean, decluttered, and staged interior helps buyers visualize living in the space, making them more likely to make an offer.

Maximize Value

  • Repairs and Upgrades: Addressing minor repairs and making strategic upgrades can increase your home's market value and ensure you receive top dollar.
  • Competitive Edge: In a competitive market, a well-prepped house stands out, attracting more interest and potentially leading to multiple offers.

Smooth Sale Process

  • Fewer Complications: Prepping your house reduces the likelihood of issues arising during inspections or appraisals, leading to a smoother and quicker sale process.
  • Buyer Confidence: Buyers feel more confident in purchasing a well-maintained home, which can expedite negotiations and closing.

How I Can Help You as Your Real Estate Advisor

Guidance and Recommendations

  • Personalized Professional Advice: I will assess your home and provide tailored recommendations on what repairs, upgrades, and staging efforts will yield the best return on investment.
  • Resource Network: Leveraging my network of trusted contractors, I can connect you with professionals who will help you efficiently prepare your home.

Market Analysis

  • Comparative Market Analysis: I will conduct a thorough report to determine the optimal pricing strategy based on recent sales and market conditions, ensuring your home is competitively priced.
  • Targeted Marketing: Using insights from the CMA, I will create a targeted marketing plan to highlight the features that appeal most to potential buyers in your area.

Project Management

  • Coordination: I will coordinate and oversee the entire pre-listing process, from scheduling repairs and cleanings to staging and professional photography.
  • Timeline Management: Ensuring everything is completed in a timely manner to align with your selling timeline, minimizing stress and maximizing efficiency.

By working together, we can ensure your home is presented in the best possible light, attracting more buyers and achieving a successful sale.

Curious what's on the market? 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."