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The thoughts of Glenn Roberts about active retired life in Seattle
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There was a time when Vashon Glacial Ice Sheet retreated to the north and Green Lake overflow found it's way to Lake Washington by way of Ravenna Creek, a process that has left this part of north Seattle with a ravine bearing the creek's name. A Realtor named Beck bought the land in 1887 and name...
01/18/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Richmond Beach: The Perfect Condo Open House Richmond Beach has a lot to offer the buyer looking for a convenient to Seattle location but out of the bustle of city noise. There is Richmond Beach Saltwater Park for one thing. Forty...
01/15/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate The Seattle Buyer Mentality/Ability I've been thinking about the mentality of the current Seattle buyer and the buyer from 2007. I tend to agree with everyone when it is said that a buyer wants a good deal. Of course they do, but ...
01/14/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Book Review: The No Asshole Rule Bear with my on this one. I didn't write the title, but The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton was picked as one of the top business books of 2007 by the Harvard Business Review, was a NYT, WSJ and B...
01/13/2011
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Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate How Do You Negotiate? I got an email from a buyer a while back. I had met him at an open house I was holding. It wasn't my listing and he acted like he knew more about the listing than I did. Maybe so. There is a lot of informatio...
01/11/2011
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Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Seattle Sundays Aren't Just For Open Houses Today it was raining in Seattle and most likely that meant snow in the mountains. With two buddies I headed for the hills and we went on a snowshoe shoe adventure. Part hiking in the sno...
01/09/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Who Will Pay the Buyer's Agent? I’ve seen a few posts recently counseling buyers not to worry about the cost of hiring a realtor since the seller normally pays the buyer’s agent fee. Historically this is the way it has always been...
01/07/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Green Lake Market Report 2010 What does the Green Lake Market Report look like for 2010? One caveat first. This time of year we always have the lowest number of Active listings. Many listings expire at the end of the year and some...
01/06/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Puget Sound Real Estate Professional Group A few months ago I read a post by Bob Haywood about a networking group he was involved with. After thinking about it for several days I began discussing the possibility of a local group w...
01/05/2011
Glenn Roberts | Ravenna Park | My Seattle | Lake & Co Real Estate Washington Short Sale Law: Unusual or Normal I'm asking, what are you finding in your state regarding this situation? In Washington, anyone who negotiates on behalf of someone doing a short sale has to be a licensed real estate ag...
01/04/2011
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