As a retired agent, broker/owner, and property manager my blog is a menagerie of wisdom and ramblings from my career and life in general.
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I was looking at the latest housing statistics for our Wenatchee real estate market the other day and got to wondering what "median money" bought in other markets across the country. Our median price as of this month is $248,500 (up from $224,000 last year at this time)Here is a link to a few "m...
Do you know someone who wants to get a real estate license, or recently passed the licensing exam and can't wait to start making the BIG money?I was sitting in a Brokerage Management class last week and it struck me how we could help new agents get over their unrealistic expectations about how mu...
In the interest of increased personal safety, my business partner and I have started doing all Open Houses and first showings together. We are also considering having all clients give us their drivers license to be photo copied. We will leave them at the office as a form of ID of the people we...
Last week I had a listing appointment. When I arrived, the owner said he wanted me to establish a realistic price to SELL it and not set an inflated price to get the listing. He said "you're going to get the listing anyway". He's been a builder in the area for a long time and knows some age...
Even after 27 years as a licensed real estate agent in the state of Washington, I experienced a "first" recently. It just goes to prove every day and every transaction (and every agent) is different.Here is the course of events:* We received an offer on one of our listings. Very low offer* We c...
I was honored to have my blog article "Not All Home Inspections Are Created Equal" nominated by Larry Cragun, over at Real Estate Undressed , as one of the 7 best consumer blog articles for the month of February. It's always good to know someone actually reads this stuff I write! Here are all t...