We're back with a new episode if your favorite show "𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁#*% 𝘿𝙤 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 🎉

In the new episode we answer questions about

📢 Advice for new Husband & Wife Teams

🤺 Do we fight in the office

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 What annoys us about our kids

As normal this is fully uncensored and sometimes gets a little whacky!

Enjoy 😉

March 22, 2023

That Homeowner Feeling

𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲'𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿!

What a long winter 🥶

It felt like Spring would never come, especially after all the snow we got at the beginning of March.

But…… that also means the real estate market starts really taking off!

Why do you ask?

Because after months of being trapped in their houses, people are ready to move into their next home! Plus with limited houses and an increase in buyers, we are seeing showings fill up and open houses are super busy!
So if you are wanting that new homeowner feeling give us a call so we can chat about what that looks like for you!

Posted in Real Estate
March 21, 2023

Media Day




One of our favorite parts of getting a home ready for listing is Media Day 📷

This usually takes place a few days before a house hits the market. We work with some of the best production crews in town to make sure our photos pop, our videos are flawless, and a little drone work to show off the property and neighborhood!

Thinking about selling this spring, let’s schedule a consultation about our marketing and set up a listing timeline for you! 🗓️

Posted in Real Estate
March 16, 2023

3917 E 22nd - Under Contract


✒️📃 Under Contract! 📄🖋️

3917 E 22nd Ave

Spokane, WA 99223

Olivia listed this updated South Hill Home on February 23rd.  At the time there were only a few homes available on south hill for under $400,000.  So when we went live the showings started flowing in 🎉

Once we got all of our marketing live to the world the view counts started skyrocketing.  We knew this was going to be a busy weekend of showings and people through our open house for this listing.  After 4 days on market, our seller received an offer, however, this buyer had a home to sell and our client didn’t want to take in that contingency.  So we held out for the right offer to come in!  On March 8th a cash offer came in and both seller and buyer were able to come to terms!💥

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗶𝘁:

On this listing we had-


❤️️336 saves 

🚶14 Showings

🏠 2 very extremely busy open houses!

Congratulations to our seller for making it to this stage of the process. Next, we countdown the days to closing day! 🥂

Posted in Real Estate
March 14, 2023

What To Do Before You List Your Home


𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝!

We are asked a lot “What should I do before I list”?

There are some pretty important things that you should do before listing! 

Painting-  painting the interior of your home with a nice neutral color is important.  It not only freshens up your space but allows buyers to focus on the home itself!  The last thing you want is for buyers more focused on how much painting there is to do!

Outside Paint-  If your home has peeling paint or is a terrible paint color, a fresh coat outside to remove peeling paint is vital because then you are making your home available to FHA and VA buyers!  Otherwise, you are limiting the number of buyers who can purchase your home!  

Yard Cleanup-  I cannot express this to most sellers, especially in these spring months as the snow melts revealing the yard mess from the fall!  A fresh clean yard creates curb appeal and also helps your house “bling” in the online photos!

Updating a kitchen or bathroom-  If you have the money to put into an update before listing, we suggest spending that on a kitchen or bathroom. It helps buyers see themselves living here without having to do a bunch of work!  Even if it’s paint, hardware, and light fixtures.  These updates go a long way!

Update your lighting-  New lighting is inexpensive and a great way to give a new look to a space and also provide better lighting!  

Remove excess items-  removing the clutter and staging with your personal items is the most important thing to do before photos and listing!  We want buyers to focus on your home NOT on what you own!  So start boxing up these items and store them in the garage or storage shed!  Stages like a Pottery Barn Magazine or Johanna Gaines!

These are our top 5 Must Do’s before listing your home!  If you want help deciding what you should do, give us a call for your free consultation!

Posted in Home Improvement
March 9, 2023

What are Contingencies in Real Estate?

Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash

Today we wanted to discuss contingencies! What they are, how they work, and how you can be informed and prepared when navigating a more complicated transaction that contains them. 

What are Contingencies?

Contingencies are specified and set conditions or events must be met before a real estate transaction can be finalized and are crucial for protecting both buyers and sellers alike. They can include items like home inspections, financing, appraisals, and sometimes the sale of the buyer's current home. If any of these conditions are not met, the sale may be delayed or even canceled.

For buyers, contingencies offer essential protections. They can ensure that the property is in good condition and that the value matches the purchase price among other things. Without these protections, buyers may be at risk of purchasing a property that is in poor condition, overpriced, or unaffordable. For sellers, contingencies can offer a level of security by ensuring that the buyer is committed to the purchase and has the proper financing to complete the transaction. 

Here are 4 common types of contingencies that you may encounter: 

Appraisal Contingency

An appraisal contingency is a provision in a real estate contract that protects the buyer from overpaying for a property. With this contingency, the buyer can cancel the contract or renegotiate the purchase price if the appraisal report comes in lower than the agreed-upon sale price. This contingency is important because it ensures that the buyer is not stuck paying more than the market value for the property.

Inspection Contingency

An inspection contingency is a clause in a real estate contract that allows the buyer to have the property inspected before the sale is final. The buyer has the right to hire an inspector to evaluate the property's condition and report any issues or defects. If the inspection uncovers major problems, the buyer may have the option to cancel the sale, ask the seller to fix the issues or renegotiate the sale price.

Sale Contingency

A sale contingency is a provision in a real estate contract that makes the sale of a property contingent upon the successful sale of another property. This contingency is commonly used when a buyer needs to sell their current home before they can purchase a new one. If the buyer is unable to sell their current property, the sale of the new property will not proceed.

Funding Contingency

A funding contingency is a clause in a real estate contract that makes the sale contingent upon the buyer securing financing to purchase the property. This contingency protects the buyer from being obligated to purchase the property if they are unable to obtain financing. If the buyer is unable to secure financing, the sale will not proceed, and the buyer will not be liable for breach of contract.

How an Agent can help

A real estate agent can be a valuable asset for both buyers and sellers when navigating a real estate transaction with contingencies. They can negotiate on their client's behalf, allowing the clients to focus on other aspects of the transaction while being assured that they getting the best deal possible and not being taken advantage of.  Additionally, Real Estate Agents can provide expertise and offer guidance on how to structure contingencies that are fair and more likely to be accepted. 

Thinking of buying or selling a home but not sure where to begin? Our team at Salas Real Estate is happy to answer questions, discuss your needs and help find the perfect home for you.



Posted in Tips
March 8, 2023

Another 5-star Buyer Review for Olivia Bone!

Olivia Bone is Spokane Real Estate Agent with a top client satisfaction rating



“I worked with Olivia for months and she was so patient and helpful. This was my first home purchase and she did an amazing job breaking everything down so I understood the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home.” 

Christopher T., Home-Buyer

Thank you so much, Chris, for trusting us to help you with such an important milestone in your life and we are so happy we could find you your perfect first home!

If you are looking at buying your first home or have any questions about the steps that go into purchasing a home, we are here to help!

Posted in Real Estate
March 7, 2023

Adam Salas Featured in Triple Magazine's 21 Best Real Estate Agents in Spokane


Are you on the hunt for a top real estate agent in Spokane? Look no further than Adam Salas, who has just been recognized by Triple Magazine as one of the top-performing agents in the area!

Triple is known for celebrating the nation’s best real estate professionals, and we’re thrilled they’ve chosen to honor Adam for his outstanding work. They had this and so many other amazing things to say about Adam in their article highlighting the Best 21 Real Estate Agents in Spokane:

“...a genuine local authority. Beyond all of his awards and honors, Adam’s only goal is to help clients sell and buy the homes of their dreams.”

It’s no surprise to us that Adam has been recognized for his exceptional service. He’s a true expert in the Spokane real estate market and has a passion for helping his clients find the perfect home. Whether you’re buying or selling, Adam’s dedication to his clients is unmatched.

So, congratulations to Adam Salas for being recognized as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in Spokane! Be sure to check out the full article HERE at Triple Magazine to learn more about Adam and the other top-performing agents in the area.

Posted in Real Estate
March 3, 2023

Another Happy Home Buyer! 2423 Kiernan Ave is SOLD!



2423 W. Kiernan ave
Spokane, WA 99205
🌟 424,900 🌟

We have found ANOTHER buyer for their FIRST home!!

Our client, Jess, reached out to us about buying her first home and we were happy to help show her homes until we found something that she felt was her perfect fit.

We are so grateful to Jess for allowing us to help in her home search and for being such a pleasure to work with.

We always get so excited for our first-time buyers when they reach this milestone and we can’t wait to see how Jess makes this home her own!

If you have questions about how we can help you find your first home, don't hesitate to contact us 

Posted in Real Estate
March 2, 2023

'Kids Edition to Real Estate' Episode 1: Money, YouTube Fame and Selling Houses vs. School

𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞! 😝

In our first episode of Kids Edition to Real Estate, we wanted Isabelle and Sam's thoughts on the real estate industry.

You Will Learn:
💰Just how much money do we all need to be successful,
🏡 Who would be the best at selling houses in a battle of kids vs. parents!
😎 But most importantly the 𝑶𝑵𝑬 thing they both agreed on? YouTube will 𝑫𝑬𝑭𝑰𝑵𝑰𝑻𝑬𝑳𝒀 make you successful!!!!!!!!!!!

❓Have any questions for the Salas Kids on what it's like growing up with two busy agents for parents? Comment below or submit your question to us directly for a chance to be featured in our next Kids Edition!


Posted in Stories
March 1, 2023

SOLD! Olympic Ave Closes for Our First-time Home-Buyers


1712 E Olympic Ave. 

Spokane WA 99207

🌟 275,000 🌟

Our clients are now proud first-time homeowners! We secured for them an amazing deal with a home perfectly situated on a double lot and to top it off, the seller took care of their closing costs too - how great is that?! 🙌

They even get to give Bean, their beloved doggo 🐕 all kinds of outdoor adventures in their new big backyard. Plus they can't wait to start working on some exciting improvement projects around the property- join us in congratulating our clients as they settle into this beautiful new home! 🏡

Posted in Real Estate