Carol Williams' Real Estate Marketing and Goal Setting Blog

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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.



Where are the traffic police when you need them?Do you want to know what heavy traffic in Central Washington State looks like?  I couldn't help but share this amazing video of a herd of elk crossing the Yakima River.  It was published on the Yakima Herald's website.   I guess they don't have lane...
"Think twice before you do something you might regret."Last Friday I published a blog post entitled My Blog Was My Storefront.  It was a short, true account, of my experience in blogging. One of my biggest regrets, though, is having abandoned that blog and not renewing the domain name when I reti...
"There is danger in not owning a farm.  It is thinking that your breakfast comes from the grocery store.-Carol WilliamsI live in an agricultural area and realize how under appreciated and misunderstood farmers are.   Do you realize some people (city folks in particular) think their food comes fro...
"Golf is the closest game to the game of life.  You get bad breaks from good shots.  You get good breaks from bad shots. But you have to play the ball where it lies."-Bobby Jones Seriously, can you think of anything that more closely matches life? You can do everything right and things go bad.   ...
"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."-Will RogersAs the deadline comes due on Monday to get second half property taxes paid (or postmarked), I was interested in this article about tax rates by state: 2016's Property Taxes By State...
I had an ephiany last night!  I was having a long overdue catch-up session with a friend.  She owns a successful health food store in Wenatchee.  She is very passionalate about health as I am about real estate.  She said she loved selling within her store but she could never do what I did (before...
What did you do today to bring you closer to your goals?Do you realize that EVERY action or activity is either taking you closer to or further away from a goal?  If you spend money frivolously, you are moving away from your savings goals. If you take the day off to spend time with your family, yo...
"Drive inexpensive cars but own the best house you can afford"-H. Jackson BrownDo you ever see people driving a fancy car and they wonder why they can't afford to buy a house?  Here is a link to an interesting article from Keeping Current Matters about the cost of buying vs renting.  It indicates...
"Keep going.  You are getting there."Continuing with my Engrlish trip down memory lane, I came across this blog post about the Hatton Boat Locks and reminded of how fascinated I was with the canal system in England.  You can, literally, get from anywhere to anywhere else if you have enough time a...
Question:  Why do some people try to compare things that aren't comparable?Compliments of Redfin, I bring you my selection for the "Most Ridiculous Article Of The Day" award. It is titled: The Inequality of Energy Costs: California Homeowners Get a BreakThe research, I'm sure, is meticulous but t...


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