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How do you take a vacation as a Real Estate Professional? Seems everyday brings new challenges, inquiries, or something comes up. I'm on vacation right now, but have had a number of calls, emails, etc. that it seems 'just can't wait'. What's an agent to do? How do you get some time AWAY? Mind you...
Recently, I have been asked by some people that are FSBO sellers to find a buyer and they will give me x% commission or a flat fee of X dollars. Each situation is a little different, but in all situations the sellers are not going to list right now. One of the properties, in particular, I would l...
But there is one last thing about my open house experience. You see, the sellers were out of town and they left the cat in the house. Well, I'm not much of a cat guy, so when the cat started meowing like a banshee and rubbing up against my leg it was a bit disturbing. I thought maybe the cat need...
Okay - so, you were anxiously awaiting the rest of the story. The open house did produce more visitors than the last two combined. I had ONE visitor, actually it was a couple, so maybe that's two visitors. Anyway, the couple LOVED the home, but they needed a one-story and my listing is a two-stor...
After asking the question last week about open houses, I had mixed results. Most agents said it was not worth the time or had little success with open houses. A few had some great comments that I really took to heart about my agency duty and making the most of the opportunity. So, I spent the wee...
Okay - shoot it to me straight- tell me your open house stories. Only the ones where the open house actually produced a buyer for the house that was open. One of my sellers is all over my case because I am not holding the house open every week. I have explained that in our area, open houses just ...
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Being relatively new to real estate, I am working on making a web presence and looking for advice on how best to do so. This blog has to do with websites. My site is up and running, but I would like to see some other sites that have PROVEN to be successful and receive sugges...
The downtown Tacoma condo market remains sluggish to say the least. Another week passed with no solds and very few pendings. Buyers definitely have an advantage as condos sit, many of them vacant, looking for someone to take ownership. Prices have been reduced again and concessions are sure to be...
Puyallup real estate is on the rise for the fourth week in a row. The surprise this week was in the Puyallup condo market. Pending sales and solds are up this week in both condos and residential, posting the highest totals of the month. With a few more days remaining in the month of April, it loo...

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