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Have you ever wondered what the letters mean after a REALTOR'S name? They are professional designations. Designations ensure nationwide recognition, competency and increased profitability.GRI= Graduate of REALTOR institute, 90 clock hoursABR= Accredited Buyer RepresentativeCRE= Counselor of Real ...
02/10/2009   Please view and pass on.
It is with great sadness that one of my deals has fallen through because an appraisal came in too low.  How low you ask?  $39,000.00 too low.  The seller refused to come down and the appraiser refused to go back out or change the appraisal because the three (3) comps in the complex were too compe...
BEWARE This post is for anyone who is considering purchasing a new or used home in the puget sound area.  Rising prices are not new news.  What can one do when there is a lack of inventory and multiple offers on those that are out there?  REMAIN CALM.  Utilize a REALTOR who can help you remain c...
Shoreline continues to grow with an average price in 2007 of $374,202.  This is and increase from 2006 of 16% with the average price then of $323,787.  The number of homes on market for January 2007 increased by 27%.  The average YTD price from 2005-2006 jumped 15%. With the close proximity to do...
With prices still rising and demand still high in this market, many people are priced out of the market and have little to no options available.  One possibility I am using for my clients is the lease purchase option.  The advantages are plenty for the seller.  They get immediate cash which may o...
We are in the lead generation business first and foremost and real estate usually follows.  As a REALTOR, education is very important.  The Women's Council of Realtors is a organization that provides referrals, education, a designation and more.Yes, men are a part of the organization.  At the cur...
Shoreline continues to be  a highly sought after suburb.  The city is celebrating 12 years and has the distinction of being Washington's 15th largest city.  The market here has exploded.  Shoreline used to be affordable just a mere year ago but prices are now reaching the "in-city" prices of Seat...

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