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Is It Time to Try the “Distraction Diet”?

Are you feeling lethargic? Pulled in too many directions? Are you unable to complete the tasks you used to handle easily? Feeling weighed down and uninspired? Lacking energy and focus? If so, it may be time for what I call the “distraction diet”! I work with real estate agents with varied backgrounds, and varied businesses, […]

5 Ways to Wow Your Out-of-Town Buyer

Imagine you had the opportunity to live in another city, a place that you have visited a few times but have never actually lived in. You may have friends or family members that have given you rave reviews about the area but now you must begin the process of researching and finding a place to […]

Get Your Business Out of Cruise Control

The market has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Not long ago, agents were complaining that they were overwhelmed by a lack of business caused by the severe housing collapse we experienced. We went from that market to a market where multiple offers are now the norm. In some cases, it’s not uncommon […]

Many Buyers Not Able to Jump Into the Buying Pool

Sellers all over the country and especially the Pacific Northwest are excited about the sudden and constant rise in house prices. This is extremely beneficial to sellers who back in 2009 wondered if they would ever be able to recoup the losses they had on their homes.

Making Friends with Math

I want you to remember when you went to real estate school and learned how to be an agent. It might have been a long time ago; it might have been just a few weeks ago. In order to get your license you had to do some fairly grueling math. How did you do? I’ll […]

Goal Check!

It is hockey playoffs! Hey, I am from Canada. What do you expect? This is a great time to talk about goals and checking! Really though, I am talking about the goals that you started 2018 with and checking-in with how you are doing. We are, after all, moving our way through the second quarter […]

Are Your Hands Full?

I want you to imagine you are out with your family at a picnic. You come across a large meadow full of blackberry bushes that are full of ripe juicy lush blackberries. You start to pick them and realize after a few minutes that your hands are full and you have nowhere to put any […]

“Days On Market” is a Critical Judge of the Market

When agents ask me how the market is I always answer with, “It depends.” There is no such thing as one general market. Markets change by price point, by area, by neighborhood, and by home style. While the media has been guilty of making sweeping statements that the market is either a strong buyers’ or […]

Victory for Seattle Landlords: Seattle Must Immediately Stop Enforcing The First-Come, First-Served Law

I am pleased to announce that King County Superior Court Judge Susanne Parisien has struck down the first-come, first-served law adopted by Seattle City Council in 2016. The ruling means Seattle must immediately stop enforcing the law adopted by City Council as it has been found to violate the state constitution. The law required landlords […]

Stop Sending Out Stupid Mailers with Stupid Content

First, I must confess that I too at one time in my early real estate career sent out a stupid mailer with stupid content; but it only happened once. My company had sent all of us agents to a seminar on making money in real estate utilizing mailers. I was very excited to go and […]

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