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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.



How cool would it be if you could open a savings account and make regular deposits, allow other people to make withdrawals any time they wanted and your principle balance would never go down?  Then, every once in a while, one of those people who made a withdrawal would come back and make a big fa...
"Do not set goals based on what you want.  Set goals based on who you want to become."-Carol WilliamsAs we approach year end and think about the new year ahead, we naturally think of our hopes and dreams for the future.  Those hopes and dreams become a reality through specific written goals.  The...
"To know me is to love me."As a real estate agent, it is important in the online arena to use a bio or "About You" page to market your professional expertise and YOU as a person.  It is your introduction to your online visitors.Have you ever been on an online dating site?  I have and when I came ...
10-Day Thanksgiving Challenge: Day 2One of the many benefits of living in Central Washington State is the very reasonable electric utility rates.  As winter approaches, and the furnace needs to be turned on, I am so thankful to know I won't be hit with huge heating bills.  People who move in from...
"Welcome to the Apple Capital of the World."The city of Wenatchee was named for the Wenatchi tribe. I don't know why the spelling was changed. The Wenatchi Native American people originally lived in the region near the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers.  This is located in the geogr...
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."-Howard RuffI am curious, if you were in an accident would the first responders know who to contact?Do you have a list of emergency contact names and phone numbers in your wallet?  I do... It includes 4 names and is in my wallet and posted on my refriger...
"Home of the free because of the brave"Today we honor ALL the soldiers who have served to protect the freedom we hold so dear in the United States.  Veterans Day, originally known as Armistace Day, was declared by President Woodrow Willson on November 11, 1918 to honor the end of World War I.  It...
"Regardless of any and all election results only YOU can determine the path for your life"-Carol WilliamsThe quote pretty much says it all.  I hope you exercised your right to vote on Tuesday, however...  Whether your candidates won or not, I hope you realize only YOU can determine your future.  
"Any fool can know.  The point is to understand."-Albert EinsteinYesterday I wrote a blog post where I identified the basics in real estate as knowledge and competence.To be knowledgeable in real estate is the accumulation of information and staying current with trends.Competence in real estate i...
Here is my entry into the ActiveRain Top Producer contest, answering the question:"What is your BEST tactic for determining if a member of your sphere (or a CRM contact) is getting ready to transact?"Will I be disqualified for saying, as an agent, I never tried to determine when a contact was get...


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