carol williams: Second Chance Saturday: Week 87 - 10/05/18 08:14 AM

"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."
-Carol Williams 
Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always open to member suggestions on posts that should be Featured but somehow got missed.  If you did make a recommendation and it's not here, it probably got Featured. 
Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  Be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and … (59 comments)

carol williams: Weekly Round-up: April 22 - 30 - 05/02/17 09:25 AM

Here's is the round-up of my posts from last week... plus an additional Second Chance Saturday that didn't get included previously.
Second Chance Saturday:  Week 16   
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because..."  
Bummer... my rose bushes all died  
The long cold, deadly, winter opens up new possibilities.  
Lovin' My Phlox   
Overcoming disappointment  
Second Chance Saturday:  Week 17  
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because..."  
So Where Has Social Media and Technology Taken Us  
A reblog from a post by Jeff Dowler 
Hot Market Strategies: … (12 comments)

carol williams: Weekly Round-up: March 6 - 26 - 03/26/17 12:58 PM

During my travels over the last month, I kept up on the Second Chance Saturday posts but not my regular blogging.  So, today, I'm going to round-up ALL the posts since my last round-up published on March 6th.
Road Trip Day 6: Boulder City Golf Course  
Best golf value I have ever found!  
Road Trip Day 7: Las Vegas To Palm Springs  
We have arrived!  
Road Trip Day 8: Getting Settled & Organized in P.S.  
Meep Meep.  Our first full day in Palm Springs, the primary destination of our trip  
Second Chance Saturday:  Week 10  
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not … (9 comments)

carol williams: Road Trip Day 10: Date Palm Country Club - 03/26/17 12:02 PM

Sunday, March 5:
This is our 3rd day staying at the Staybridge hotel, located at the Cimarron Golf Course. We're enjoying the facility and the lovely setting.  I have gotten into the routine of going to the fitness room and using the treadmill before showering or breakfast each morning.   Gail broke her foot on December 31st and, although, it's healing well it is still swelling occasionally and she is being cautious about overusing it.  She has opted out of treadmilling so her foot is good for being out and about.  
The hotel still doesn't have its food permit and we weren't excited … (4 comments)

carol williams: Weekly Round-up: February 20 - 26 - 02/24/17 07:02 AM

"Collaborate with people you can learn from."
-Pharrell
Here is the usual round-up of my posts from last week.  
Testimonial Tuesday:  Town Ford - East Wenatchee, WA
"If you are honest with me, I will be loyal to you."
=Carol Williams 
Word Wednesday:  Branches  
"Improving efficiency on the farm is not only a risk reduction strategy, it's a profitability strategy."-Bill Casady
Thankful Thursday:  Subject Lines That Scream "Delete Me"  
"Show me the money."
-Jerry Maguire  
Fabulous Friday:  Road Trip 
"Flexibility is the key to being open to unexpected adventure, meeting interesting new people and learning new things."-Carol Williams 
Second Chance Saturday:  Week 9
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because … (6 comments)

carol williams: Weekly Round-up: December 12 - 18, 2016 - 12/19/16 06:48 AM

It's time for another round-up of my posts from last week:
What The Fudge
Ok... this was really from the week before but it's so darn entertaining for the holiday season, I'm including it again.  
Christmas Can Be The Most Difficult Time Of The Year
Let's be mindful that many people are struggling during the holiday season.

The Joy Of Asking For Help
Is there greater joy in giving or receiving help?  A personal story
How Do Buyers Choose A Real Estate Agent?
You need to know the answer to this one
Can We Really Have Peace In A Complicated World?
What is the answer to peace in our lives?


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carol williams: Wenatchee Property Management - 01/21/09 09:03 AM
Willinger Real Estate has dramatically expanded our Wenatchee Property Management Services, and getting rave reviews.  Our priorities are good communication, being responsive to tenant needs, controlling costs AND maximizing returns to property owners.  One owner told us we are increasing his cash flow by $2,000 - $3,000 per month.  He owns 24 units.
As an example of our committment to communication, you can peruse one of the blogs we set up for our tenants at the Wenatchee Parkside Condo and Apartment complex.  The content of the blog is also put into written Memo form and personally delivered to each unit... to … (5 comments)

carol williams: Wenatchee, WA: Willinger Real Estate - 08/16/08 01:21 AM
 WhooHoo... after much ado Shelley Granger and I are very happy to announce the opening of our new Wenatchee real estate office.  Thursday, August 14th was our first official day.  As is apparent from the logo at left, the name of our new company is Willinger Real Estate, a result of combining our  last names (Williams and Granger).  We will focus on single family residential sales and listings, as well as multi-family and investor properties.   Incredible customer service is our main objective. We will continue with property management and soon be able to offer our services to Condo Home Owners Associations (HOA's) as well.    Currently, the company consists … (2 comments)

carol williams: The Highest Compliment - 05/07/08 02:46 PM
What do you consider the greatest compliment you can receive in your business?
To me, the greatest compliment is when people refer their children to me.  It is always a great compliment and tremendous responsibility when people trust me with their most important purchase.  But, it is an even greater compliment for them to trust me with their children!

What is the greatest compliment you have ever received in your business?

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carol williams: Wenatchee Riverfront Development - 04/28/08 09:26 AM
Ken Blodgett, a major figure in the evolution of the Wenatchee riverfront development planning has put 4.7 acres up for sale for 3.5 million dollars.   This is property that was slated for condos.Blodgett's listing agent, Ron Stephenson of Premier One Properties, was quoted as saying: "The reason he decided to do it is because he's 68 years old and he decided he needed to kick back."Does Blodgett see the need for additional condos slowing?  Will all the recent condo conversions in Wenatchee and new builds (around town and at the riverfront) sustain market demand for a while?  Here is a link to the complete article from … (7 comments)

carol williams: What Does Median Money Buy In YOUR Market? - 03/31/08 01:34 PM
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 "median money" houses in the Wenatchee, Washington market area. This link will be active for 30 days.  I am curious about two things:   What is the median price in your market?  AND   What kind of a house does "median money" buy in your market?I prefer to discuss "median" (instead of average) because … (0 comments)

carol williams: Safety in Numbers - 03/30/08 10:30 AM
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 have been with.  
What are YOU doing to increase safety in your business?  We are interested in hearing comments.Have a great day!For customized service contact the TOP Team:Carol Williams  TopTeamCarol@gmail.com Shelley Granger  TopTeamShelley@gmail.com 
Current Wenatchee real estate news, info and trendsCurrent Wenatchee condo news, info and trendsFREE Search of all Wenatcee MLS homes and land for sale 
 
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carol williams: How Much Is A View Worth? - 03/23/08 07:00 AM
 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 agents use that tactic.  Truth is, a house is worth what it is worth to a buyer (not the agent)... unless, of course, the agent intends to buy it.  If an agent does take a listing then offers to buy it, you can be sure … (6 comments)

carol williams: Larry Cragun Honors Carol Williams Blog - 03/05/08 06:54 AM
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 the nominees:
Carol Williams: Carol's Wenatchee.com: Not All Home Inspections Are Created Equal
Dan Melson: Getting Out Of Pre-Payment penalties: Searchlight Crusade
Dan Rafter: The worst of the predators: Going after the elderly. Property Crossroads.com
Jennifer Kirby: Home Owners want to be lied to: Minneapolis Real Estate Blog
Jeremy Hart: NRVLiving Real … (0 comments)

carol williams: And The Oscar Goes To... - 02/26/08 04:34 PM
Well, it's not exactly an OSCAR, but it's a pretty big deal.  Wenatchee has been placed #1 on the Office of Federal Housing Oversight's Housing Price Index for the fourth consecutive quarter.  In spite of a national downturn, Wenatchee remains stong!More commentary and a link to the complete article can be found on my primary Carol's Wenatchee blog.  … (7 comments)

carol williams: Wenatchee: Home Sales Up - 02/15/08 12:08 PM
I have continued to tout a healthy level of sales activity for Wenatchee real estate, in spite of significant negative publicity nationwide.  An article in today's Wenatchee World newspaper confirms my impression.Defying a state and national trend, homes sales in the last quarter of 2007 were up in the Wenatchee area and a six county area including: Chelan, Douglas, Columbia, Walla Walla, Whatcom, and Adams counties.   Here is a link to a complete article published in the Wenatchee World today, with details of recent home sale activity statewide.  Our strong and diverse economy should continue to sustain healthy real estate activity locally.  … (2 comments)

carol williams: Wenatchee, WA: 2007 Brief Market Summary - 02/02/08 04:07 PM
2007 was a very good year for real estate in the Wenatchee area.  In spite of a national downturn, our home sales remained active... with some slowing in sales activity creating a much needed pricing stabilization.  The slowdown was actually a welcome reprieve from the frenzy of the last couple years.  When you've seen appreciation like we have (#1 in the nation 3 quarters in a row), a slowdown is exactly what was needed to put a reality check on escalating prices.  Increasing interest rates (which are now going down again) and the tightening mortgage atmosphere were the two main factors … (2 comments)

carol williams: I Won A Pricing Contest - 01/27/08 12:13 AM
I was informed last week that I won a pricing contest.Late last summer my business partner and I were out on our weekly (new listings) tour when we came across an old farmhouse in East Wenatchee built in 1909.  It was kind of a cool old house with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2432 square feet of living space and sat on a decent sized lot (.34 acres).  It had been updated, but not overly so.  It was comfortable but not fancy.The listing agent was having a pricing contest.  It was listed at $289,900 and she wanted us to put our business card in a … (6 comments)

carol williams: Broadview Homes In Wenatchee, Washington - 01/16/08 02:13 PM

 
Broadview is a very popular neighborhood in Wenatchee (Chelan County), with very little turnover.  As with Briarwood, there are only 3 homes for sale in Broadview at this time.  On market times for current listings are considerably longer than in 2007:2080 Broadcrest   $479,900   3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms   2962 square feet2067 Broadcrest   $565,000   5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms   3500 square feet2071 Broadcrest   $575,000   3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms   3546 square feetThere were 5 sales during the calendar year of 2007.  On market times were generally under 3 months:2017 Broadhurst      $480,000   4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms   3442 square feet2022 Maiden Lane   $497,000   4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms   2942 square feet2010 Maiden Lane   $560,000   4 … (5 comments)

carol williams: East Wenatchee's Briarwood: Market Report 2007 - 01/16/08 01:33 PM
I last reported on the homes for sale and sold activity in the Briarwood subdivision in East Wenatchee in early August of last year.  Briarwood is one of the most popular neighborhoods in East Wenatchee and homes sell fairly quickly there.  Last year homes sold within 30 - 150 days from the listing date.  Generally speaking, the higher the price the longer the days-on-market period.  Just as a point of interest, for the homes listed with "Briarwood" street addresses, the higher the number, the higher the elevation and the better the view.  Briarwood runs from west to east up the hill.  The other streets … (0 comments)

 
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