$75,000 Seller Concessions & the Intriguing World of Buying a Home in 2024 with Amanda Shepherd

Amanda Shepherd

Amanda Shepherd

Amanda Shepherd is a real estate broker in Seattle-Tacoma with Compass. She’s the recipient of the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year award in 2022, and is passionate about helping first time home buyers achieve their goals. When she’s not working, she’s volunteering at local organizations like Rebuilding Together, the South Sound, her local Chamber of Commerce, or exploring the best Pacific North West hiking trails with her 8 year old daughter, Dylan.


In this podcast episode, Laura Moreno interviews Amanda Shepherd, a real estate broker in Seattle, Tacoma. They discuss Amanda’s journey in real estate, her personal experiences with buying a home, and her passion for helping first-time homebuyers. Amanda shares valuable insights, tips, and programs that can benefit prospective homebuyers, including strategies to navigate the current real estate market challenges.

Topics discussed

– Amanda’s background in real estate and transition from property management to becoming a full-time real estate broker.
– Amanda’s personal experience in buying her first home in 2020, including challenges faced with mortgage loans and the appreciation of equity.
– Insights into the current real estate market in Seattle, Tacoma, discussing high interest rates, low inventory, and strategies for first-time homebuyers.
– Amanda’s impactful experience helping a 7-Eleven worker find housing through innovative rent-to-own programs.
– Common mistakes first-time homebuyers make and advice on how to avoid them, emphasizing long-term wealth-building over immediate perfection.
– Amanda’s perspective on waiting for a market crash and the importance of seizing opportunities in real estate.
– Amanda’s contact information and how listeners can reach out to her for real estate guidance.

Key takeaways and lessons

– Don’t get fixated on finding the perfect home; focus on long-term goals and wealth-building opportunities in real estate.
– Consider alternative programs like rent-to-own and down payment assistance to make homeownership more accessible.
– Seize opportunities in the real estate market, even during challenging times, as they can present hidden gems for buyers.
– Connect with real estate experts like Amanda Shepherd for personalized guidance and solutions tailored to your unique situation.
– Follow Amanda on her website, social media, or contact her directly for real estate assistance and advice.


– Amanda Shepherd’s website: [Amanda Sells the Sound](https://amandasellsthesound.com)
– Amanda Shepherd’s Instagram: [Amanda Sells the Sound](https://www.instagram.com/amandasellsthesound/)
– Contact Amanda Shepherd: Phone – 206-883-8710, Email – a.shepard@compass.com

Home Buying Resources

Navigating the world of home buying can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of valuable resources to guide you through the process seamlessly.

➑️ Referrals:

➑️ Free Home Buyer Resources:

  • 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls.
  • 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Finding your dream home has never been more convenient.
  • 🌟 Homes For Sale Aggregator: Our aggregator compiles listings from various sources, providing you with a centralized platform to explore available homes. Save time and energy by having all the information you need in one place with our homes for sale aggregator.
  • 🌟 First Home Buyer News: Stay in the know with the best newsletter for first time home buyersΒ  that delivers curated content, market insights, and expert tips directly to your inbox. It’s the ultimate resource for staying informed and making informed decisions.
  • 🌟 Smart Home Buyer Calculator: Dive into the best home buyer calculator that includes 4 powerful calculators to help you understand if you should buy a home or not and understand how much exactly it will cost .
  • 🌟 Improve Your Credit Score: Your credit score plays a vital role in the home-buying process. Use our recommended credit score check tool to understand where you stand financially and to improve your credit score so and can pay less on your mortgage.

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➑️ Contact Laura

I’d love to hear from you! If you have a longer question, or if you have a business-related inquiry, please send me an email at info@lauramoreno.com. I try my best to reply to all e-mails but sometimes I do not have enough time to respond to everyone.

➑️ Disclaimer

Laura Moreno is not a practicing tax accountant or a licensed attorney or financial adviser. Therefore, the information in these videos shall not be relied upon as tax, legal, or financial advice from a qualified perspective. If you need such advice, please contact a qualified tax accountant, attorney, or financial adviser. We have taken reasonable steps to check that the information in this video is accurate but we cannot represent that it is free from errors. You expressly agree not to rely upon any information contained in this video – it is for entertainment purposes only. This video description may contain affiliate links that allow you to easily find the items mentioned in my videos as well as support the channel at no cost to you.

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