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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA



 I learned something new this week about cash:  My buyers used cash for their earnest money and it caused a problem for their lender.       It is very rare that a buyer will use cash for their earnest money.  Typically, earnest money is paid with a check.  But I had a buyer who gave me cash for t...
The start of 2013 for the DuPont WA real estate market is off to an early start to the typically busy spring and summer market.  DuPont has seen an uptick in new listings come on the market with currently 33 single family homes for sale and 11 condos for sale.  This is the highest number of listi...
The Masters Golf Tournament just ended, crowning Adam Scott as the winner, edging out Angel Cabrera in a playoff.  The Indian Summer Golf & Country Club (in Olympia, WA) real estate market for the first quarter of 2013 isn’t quite the Adam Scott or the Angel Cabrera of real estate, but the marke...
If you thought having to remove your shoes prior to entering a home was a hassle, you might also have to leave your camera and cell phone on the porch next to your shoes, as well.    The Northwest Multiple Listing Service is considering requiring written permission from sellers for any additional...
This is the third year Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty is proud to offer this great scholarship opportunity to Thurston County, WA high school students. We would like to again congratulate Starlynn Simon, last year’s first place winner, on her heartfelt essay. Starlynn put her scholarshi...
Last week, I attended the GenBlue Coldwell Banker Conference in Seattle at the Washington Convention Center with about 300 of my Coldwell Banker colleagues from around the Pacific Northwest.   I was honored to be invited to be a part of the guest panel of Matthew Ferrara’s “Modern Marketing” pres...

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