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Since beginning our real estate career in March of 1998 with John L Scott Realty there have been many notable changes. In 1998 the NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service) had approximately 11,000 members and subscribers across the State. Since then they grew to an incredible number in the rang...
01/29/2010
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Kristyn Grewell, ABR GRI got me thinking about this. Way back during the stone age of real estate (12 years ago) when I first started, I was virtually out the proverbial door. I had worked my tail to the bone every day, cold calling, showing homes etc etc and only had a couple closings over what ...
01/04/2010
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May the season be blessed with the peace of the Dove, your home be showered with gifts and all of, your table be garnished with food and with wine, and may all who share your joy be so kind, to spread the selfless praise from above and may all who you know share the gifts of your love. MEERY CHRI...
12/21/2009
And Fido, Buffy and Patches... Sometimes I like to keep it short and sweet. This is one of those times. As I was on the way to show a listing this morning I remembered a rare time when I had clients in my car. Typically, unless a buyer client is unfamiliar with an area they will drive themselves...
11/24/2009
I wanted to write this post in response to some of the comments in Lenns blog about the danger of certain real estate related activity. Specifically in the State of Washington since one comment mentioned how silly our new law is... Without going into the details of the law and all the chaos it cr...
08/22/2009
Maybe you've seen them,maybe you haven't, and maybe we should watch out for them. What are they?...Orbs. Just what are orbs and why should be aware of them? Orbs have been defined by some as the existence of paranormal activity and debunked by others as simply water stains or rain drops on camera...
08/17/2009
Why are your sellers terminating just because we didn't provide the letter of loan commitment on time? Seriously. This was asked of me. A purchase and sale was subject to the timely delivery of a letter from the buyer/buyers lender. The "letter of loan commitment" was due after 20 days from mutua...
08/14/2009
I am introducing a new blog series called "The Stupidly Question of The Week" where I will draw from actual instances where over the years agents, lenders, buyers and sellers have given me pause with silly statements and questions that might qualify as stupidly. The first in this new series will ...
08/04/2009
Experience? Classroom Education? Online Webinars? As I perused through the MLS this morning searching for newly listed properties for a client of ours I noticed many agents commenting on their "expertise" of Short Sales". After further investigation I noticed that many of the so called experts di...
07/20/2009
At the risk of sounding like a spoiled sport about the governments new plan to help struggling homeowners, I must point out the obvious--Any time the government steps in to help they generally create opportunity for scam artists. It's known as "The law of Unintended Consequences". For instance; l...
06/22/2009
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