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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.



The May Wenatchee area housing statistics are out, and they are up for interpretation: The Dollar volume of homes sold year to date is UP 18%The number of homes sold year to date is DOWN 13%Does that mean supply is short, so prices continue to rise?That would seem like the logical conclusion if i...
I'm curious how often you agents out there check on your vacant listings.  I've been previewing and showing some vacant listings lately that don't seem to be visited very often by their listing agent.   If you read my earlier post in the week, some agents don't even attend their own broker open h...
As summer approaches and a new crop of fresh soft fruits ripen, I think it's appropriate to feature a local fruit stand that does a great job.  Smallwoods Harvest , just west of Peshastin (and just east of Leavenworth) has grown from a small fruit stand to a full fledged "experience" for the whol...
Wednesday is new listing tour day for real estate agents here in Wenatchee.  I suppose every market has these days, when agents have the opportunity to get out and look at any new inventory that has come on the market in the last week.  I think it's called "caravan" in some markets, but it's just...
Whether you are a renter or a landlord, listen up: Tenants should ALWAYS carry "renters insurance" to cover them for loss or damage to their personal belongs.   I make it mandatory in my lease agreements with tenants.  I further suggest making a written list or taking pictures or a video of all p...
The high price and scarcity of land is causing developers to turn to condominium projects as a way of reducing the cost of construction per unit.The (second home) baby boomer buyers and high volume of retirees coming to the area seem to be key targets for many of these Wenatchee condos.  The two ...
Today my assistant and I experienced a first.  A prospect actually called back and said she had ruled out our listing and wanted to give us some feedback.  Most often, when you get a sign call and show a property if they say "I will call you", it means they probably won't.   But, this one did.  S...
Link Transit proposes to begin bus service to the Fancher Heights area this coming Fall.  If fully approved, the exact start date will depend on when the Badger Mountain Road project is complete.    If you live in the Fancher Heights area and want to give them your opinions and feedback, take the...
Here is a link to an article in tonight's local newspaper, The Wenatchee World, citing Wenatchee as having the fastest appreciating home values in the entire United States.Values have risen at the rate of 25.6% from March 2006 to March 2007.  We have experienced a 6% appreciation factor for the f...
I can't believe it's June already!This reminds me that the Wenatchee Farmer's Market is up and running if you're looking for some fresh, locally grown, produce.    Besides the fresh produce, each Saturday, there will be Master Gardeners on site to answer your gardening questions.  The market is o...

Carol Williams

Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA
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