2023 | Week 5

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

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...


Did you know that there is a Regional Park located in Snohomish that has miles of trails you can explore? Lord Hill is a beautiful area with a network of paths that are lovely to visit any time of year, especially in the fall. This was my first time visiting in the winter and I brought my mom along for the adventure! We had a great time wandering through the woods, crossing bridges, and making memories that will last forever. We talked about how grateful we are to have places like this in our backyard and for the ability to see them. I love days when I get to hike with my mom and look forward to many more!

5/52 | LORD HILL | 5 MILES



This week started off busy with a listing appointment! I met with my new clients to go over their goals to sell their current home and buy a new one! After our meeting, I connected them with one of my preferred lenders to get them preapproved and now we are taking the next steps to get them out of their current home into one that better fits their needs!

Next, I was invited to check out "The Seattle White House" - a stunning home that offers the balance of traditional beaux-art architecture with an impeccably renovated interior that exudes modern luxury and sophistication. This Seattle iconic private residence has been extensively updated for modern living with a meticulous remodel over 15 years. The completely renovated home honors the historic details while making the interiors generous, warm, and inviting. Located in a private enclave, surrounded by lush outdoor gardens and mature trees, the home has breathtaking views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle, and the Seattle skyline. Click here to join me on my tour of this one-of-a-kind home located in Capitol Hill, the region's most vibrant neighborhood!

In addition, this week, I met with a major moving and storage company to discuss ways we can grow our businesses and help the relocating clients we have in common! It was a productive meeting & I am grateful for partnerships like this that bring value to my clients.

Then, I met with one of my buyers to show him a condo for the second time! We saw this condo several months ago; however, interest rates were too high and he wanted to wait. The condo was still available so we went to go see it and are now discussing the details, going over comps and hopefully soon, I will be writing an offer! Now is a great time to buy!

While the FED raises rates, the average for a 30-year, fixed loan was 6.09%, down from 6.13% last week. Mortgage costs have come down almost a full percentage point from their recent high, giving hope to some buyers who are wanting to invest in real estate.

Are you in the market for a new home? Check out these 52 homes that are currently for sale in Washington State!


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.


52 Flavors.


This week, I enjoyed a delicious after-hike lunch with my mom at Cafe Wylde, a super cute vegan restaurant located in downtown Everett. Their menu is bursting with creativity and flavor, and it's full of macro and micronutrients. Win-Win! At Cafe Wylde, they see life as being full of abundance and wonder, and they want their customers to feel absolutely amazing. They specialize in sourcing the highest quality herbs and fresh ingredients to use in their elixirs as well as their meals. Although I wanted to order everything, I went with the amazing Grilled Cheez and Bisque - a sourdough grilled cheez sandwich with greens and caramelized red onions; served w/ roasted red pepper & tomato bisque that is topped with cashew crème, roasted sunflower seeds, "parmesan" and fresh herbs. YUM! It was a perfect meal with the best company!


Hello! My name is Rachel Lloyd and I am here to help you summit your PNW goals!

As your local licensed real estate broker and outdoor enthusiast, I will help guide every step of your next adventure!

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Washington State, I can help.

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