It’s a Wild Ride — Our NEW Staycation and State of Market

As I end the third week at with my kids and begin to live with what appears to be the new normal for a while  — I can finally wrap my head around what we’re up against — okay not totally — however, I can tell where we are today!    This week we entered a new realm — a new state of the Real Estate market that I’m not sure has ever been experienced before ( at least not in the 10 years that’s I’ve been working in this industry).  Up until this week things had been seemingly “normal”  — We could at least take our clients too homes, and proceed with the marketing plans for our listings (including pre-inspections, photos, staging)  — now we are no longer able to conduct business as usual.

With so much information flying around regarding our current state of affairs, I thought it might be helpful for you to know what’s happening on the real estate scene. We continue to receive many questions regarding whether or not it’s a good time to buy or sell, and quite frankly there is neither a right or wrong answer.

For many, transacting real estate is a voluntary action. But for others, the need to buy or sell isn’t so optional. Relocations, changes in life circumstance, and a host of other reasons may or may not influence this.

Regardless of which situation you happen to find yourself in, I will continue to provide insight on what to do — over the next few weeks as things begin to unfold I will provide a weekly updates in my Facebook Live’s.  You can like my page at to see these weekly updates.

I will provide weekly updates and offer tips and tricks of how to get through this wild ride that we are on.  Buyers Tips, Sellers Tips, discussion regarding whether or not we should be remodeling or selling.

To Your Health!


Posted on March 28, 2020 at 12:18 am
Denise Perkins | Posted in Denise Perkins, Eastside, Give Back, Home Sweet Home, In the News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , ,

Where to Volunteer at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Beyond

Holidays are upon us and there are so many great ways to give back in our communities. I love to participate in the Windermere Bellevue Commons Giving Tree supporting Mary’s Place. My kids and I also participate in the Toys for Tots Program run by the Marine Foundation. My kids and I are planning to volunteer over the holiday season, let me know where your families go and what you do!

Seattle Works.
Search their database of volunteer opportunities. Use the filters for age, populations, and ZIP code-specific activities that best fit your family.

United Way of King County 
Searchable database of volunteer activities that enables you to search for family-friendly options.

Volunteer Match
Searchable database allows you to filter based on specific causes, as well as matches that are a good fit for kid and teen volunteers.

Doing Good Together
Compiles lists of family-friendly volunteering opportunities called Big-Hearted Families. Listings aren’t searchable/sortable, but all opportunities are created with families in mind. Age restrictions are included in the listings.

Food Driving Box Northwest
Provides boxes that you keep in your car. Printed right on the box are the most-needed items.

Northwest Harvest
Statewide nonprofit that uses donations to provide more than 2 million meals to Washingtonians every month.

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County
Works with more than 200 partner agencies across King County to provide food bags to anyone in need, supplying 430,000 meals per year.

Offers food bank, food delivery and emergency feeding services to families in crisis in the following areas: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley.



Posted on November 21, 2019 at 10:35 pm
Denise Perkins | Posted in Bellevue, Bothell, Denise Perkins, Eastside, Give Back, Holidays, Hopelink, Kids, North Kirkland, Northwest Harvest, Redmond, Seattle Works, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Things to Do, United Way, Volunteer, Woodinville | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,