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olympia realtor: My best advice for real estate newbies - 10/07/15 11:09 AM
I've been in real estate for 10 years and sometimes I still feel like I'm  a rookie. Starting in real estate was my first endeavor as an independent business person, and I've experimented and tried lots of different strategies, systems, gadgets etc. All this initial experimentation was pretty short lived, as I soon realized that all I needed to do is to be really good at my job and to treat people the way I would want to be treated. That meant no cold calling, no gimmicks; just quality service, skill, diligence and dependability.
I treat each transaction as if it were my … (12 comments)

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olympia realtor: Little Free Libraries - 10/06/14 05:58 PM
As a Realtor I drive through lots of different neighborhoods and see plenty of houses. Recently I've noticed more and more of these types of little houses pop up all over Olympia:

These book houses are part of the Little Free Library program and encourage visitors to “take a book” and “return a book”
The mission of the Little Free Library is to create neighborhood gathering places and encourage reading and book exchanges. Their big goal was to create 2,510 little free libraries, to match Andrew Carnegie’s achievement of … (2 comments)

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olympia realtor: What I wish I would have known sooner - 04/30/13 10:46 AM
If I could go back and give my newbie-agent-self advice, I would say: Connect with a skilled mortgage and escrow professional early on and use their expertise and loyalty to your clients' advantage.
When I started out, like all newbies, I received invitations from mortgage and escrow professionals to meet for lunch or for coffee. Enticements like helping to pay for my advertising started rolling in and free flyer boxes piled up on my desk. I felt that if I picked one lender or escrow officer over another, the others would be upset and I may end up paying for it at a later date. I tried to … (1 comments)

olympia realtor: Home Sales Forecast - 02/20/13 03:59 PM
Will 2013 be the year the housing market turns around on a national level? While in many areas of the US the market is seeing an increase in home prices, many regions are slow to catch up. In my area, Thurston County, 2012 ended with lower numbers than the previous year, while in King County home prices see double digit price gains.
The National Association of Realtors has recently published their national forecast for 2013 and 1014

It's shows an encouraging outlook for the next years ahead, especially with distressed inventory shrinking so drastically.
Sandy Nelson
Olympia Realtor®, GRI, … (2 comments)

olympia realtor: Graffiti Removal Help - 10/12/12 04:01 PM
Unwelcome Graffiti
It's like a disease that creeps up overnight and mars the face of your home or business with an unsightly blemish. While there are some who consider graffiti an expression of art, the uninvited, tagging kind is mostly a terror, not a treasure to home owners and business owners.

The best action against ongoing graffiti is immediate cleanup. Taggers do not get satisfaction when their work is painted over or removed. Quick and consistant removal is also imperative if you're concerned about keeping homes values high. Pervasive graffiti will lower home values in the affected neighborhood.
The three best ways to remove graffiti:

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