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Managing Real Estate Broker - Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.
I'm a full service Realtor and Accredited Staging Professional with Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc. in the Olympia, Lacey, Yelm and Dupont area of Washington State. I specialize in single family residential properties and military relocation to and from Fort Lewis and McChord AFB. I provide community information real estate services and MLS listing searches in the South Sound area of Washingtron. My professional real estate services include marketing homes for sale and helping people buying a home or property. I'm also an accredited home stager and stage the homes of my seller clients as part of the listing process.

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2007 

All the years I have lived here in Washington, I have never made it to the town of Leavenworth - until now.Leavenworth is a small mountain resort town 2 hours east of Seattle. The town is modeled after a Bavarian village theme. When people learn that I'm German, they invariably ask if I've ever b...
11/29/2007
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In the current buyer's market I more frequently come upon listings that offer a selling bonus for the agent who brings an acceptable offer. Now what does that imply about real estate agents???It implies that, motivated by extra money, agents will bring buyers to a listing they might otherwise not...
11/26/2007
Did you know that the Washington State Legislature has enacted a law that requires landlords to notify their tenants about mold? http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Htm/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5049.E.htmThe best way for landlords to fulfill this obligation is to include the Washington State D...
11/21/2007
With the weather getting colder and wetter, it's increasingly difficult to get the kids out of the house and active. To prevent cabin fever and for a way to spend quality time with the kids, I've compiled a local guide of fun destinations.Take a Trip to Westfield Shopping Center"Kids, we're going...
11/21/2007
Here in Washington mold can be found everywhere. Mold helps decompose plant debris, helps make great cheese and is used in medicines. Mold spores are constantly in the air and in the ground, and when they settle on moist, organic matter, they multiply. When mold accumulates you can see it, like o...
11/20/2007
Preparing in advance for the winter season, will help cut expenses, save energy and protect your home.Here are a few simple steps you can take to be prepared for the chilly season:  Check your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. An open flame in your fire place, lit candles and lighted holida...
11/20/2007
Those pesky impact fees many cities charge for developing a new property are adding up to be quite a large chunk of change. The motivation behind charging impact fees is to recover the cost of added strain of the development on the public facilities, such as schools, roads, parks etc.The city of ...
11/16/2007
If you're still wondering what to give your clients, friends, or loved ones, here is a list of great online resources.Easy to mail items of value for clients:Mini calculators, custom day planners and more at http://www.myron.com/Custom luggage tags, thermometers and other promotional products at ...
11/15/2007
A weak US dollar and a drop in US home prices are luring foreign investors to the U.S. real estate market. The U.S. dollar has dropped to its lowest level against the European Euro, currently priced at $1.47. A recent article in "The Olympian" newspaper reports:..."European investment is likely t...
11/14/2007
                                  How often are we chasing marketing trends, tempted to try out gimmicks and focused on getting a leg up on our competition? We're busy chasing success instead of having success attached to us as inseparably as a shadow.That's why Forrest is my hero. He's a simple ...
11/13/2007
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