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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate
Comments and advice on the Real Estate market in Washington State and the housing market in and around Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley.
I thought it migh be interesting to share some stories of transactions that went sideways or that had unusual twists... 1. The Closing that Wasn't: I had been an agent just a few months. One of my very first sales and it was time to go to the closing to have my buyers sign the documents. As we sa...
When you reduce sales to the most basic element the answer has to be yes.... fear that someone else will get the item, or something will happen to make it unattainable and greed that we can make money now, or get the best price, or grab off a bargain. I think this is especially true today. At lea...
Over this last weekend I was in Seattle visiting a friend that has a catering business in Seattle. His business is strictly high end and he does zero advertising! Everything is word of mouth and he is booked up well in advance...even during the last few years he was booked when others were trying...
I used that headline to make a point. Specifically what do you do? I think too many agents, especially new agents, only have a vague idea of what they are and what they do. Ask..."I sell real estate" ok but is that all..."no I help people buy too" Oh I see... you get my point I think. To be succe...
We are almost to the end of June and I thought I would get a jump on the sales activity year to date. I live in Eastern Washington in a city at the geographical center of the State, Wenatchee. Our market area is comparatively large but for my purposes Ill confine my observations, of homes bought ...
Today I passed the 100,000 mark! Perhaps with all that unlimited knowledge and friends on AR we can solve a homeowners assn issue... You see the association has a prohibition against long term guests ... they dont describe "guests" nor do they describe long term... perhaps that is a loophole. Of ...
As the year moves on, we will most certainly hear more from erstwhile politicians interested in parting us from our votes about (among other things) how they would handle immigration policy. With St Patricks coming up I thought a quick reflection on some parallels in my life might be an appropria...
Last May (2011) I got involved in a farm that the owner wanted to sell. Didn't need to sell but made sense from a business point. It was a large organic farm of about 200 acres though only about 150 was planted. Got the basic information and provided it to a buyer. About 30 days in I met the buye...
Well they are, but here is an interesting chart from a friend at Peoples Bank (Darel Ansley who blogs here) that shows a very interesting perspective on rates... take a look. By current standards rates are low... but they have been lower... in the late 40's to about 1950 they were lower and helpe...
When I first got into this business many "older" agents told me you could pretty much take late Fall and December off as not much happened. Well I guess you could but why...with all the other agents taking time off it leaves more opportunities for those that stay and keep hitting the ball! So I f...

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Comments and advice on the Real Estate market in Washington State and the housing market in and around Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley.