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King County Assessor, John Wilson – Strong Leader, Innovative Ideas, Powerful Voice  

I am not one to actively search for speakers about government policy as quite frankly I think they can be a little dry and often too focused on what is in their best interest politically.  So, when I first heard about some innovative things that the Washington State King County Assessor’s office was doing, I […]

What Do You Know About Real Estate Investing?

Real estate brokers lose tens of thousands of dollars every year because they don’t know enough about investment real estate. While they may help buyers and sellers in the traditional real estate format, they miss out on working with investors who could become life-long multiple-transaction clients. Almost every real estate broker I’ve ever spoken to […]

How the Proposed Tax Reform Bill is Creating Concern with Buyers and Sellers Everywhere

Fear is a very powerful thing and both real estate buyers and sellers are nervous about the proposed Tax Reform Bill and how it will affect them. Many are waiting to see what happens fearing the worst-case scenario. But before you get drawn into the fear and drama you need to counter that with a […]

Tax Pressure!

April 18 (tax day this year) is coming up quickly and many of us are experiencing the nail-biting tension of getting receipts and forms in order. If there’s any time of the year that forces us to face our own shortcomings with a head-on vengeance, it’s tax day. The below lessons are not just relevant […]

Ask Denise: Hire a Bookkeeper?

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I think it is time to hire a bookkeeper. I only need them for a few hours a month. What do you recommend?” I would recommend making a list of what exactly you want the bookkeeper to do. Do you want to hand over a batch of receipts and the credit card statement, […]

Ask Denise: What to do about Taxes?

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I just met with my accountant and since I made a lot more last year than I have before in my career, I am paying much more in tax than I expected. What do you suggest I do?” A: I am not an accountant, but I would first talk with your accountant and […]

Ask Denise: Where To Start?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am nervous about evaluating my business because this year has been insanely busy! I have just been maintaining… I know I am going to owe a ton in taxes. I haven’t touched any projects for the year. I haven’t taken care of my database. And just the thought of spending time looking […]

Tax Time and Paper Management

woman looking through filing cabinet

I don’t profess to be a tax expert or an organization genius, but I do know a thing or two about managing large volumes of paper. Most real   estate agents have to manage a lot of paper and when it comes to the management of their personal financial affairs, it often gets put off until […]

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