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  My early years on a New Jersey farm created my happiest childhood memories.  One of my most vivid recollections is the taste of sun-kissed vegetables and fruits straight out of the garden! Yummy!  My young, picky-eater self happily “sneaked” some strawberries, tiny ears of baby corn or fresh gr...
07/28/2010
  Tucked into a side street close to Spokane’s Manito Park is a delightful local hangout, the Rockwood Bakery.  This local eatery offers a wide array of lunch items and treats including quiche, muffins, panini sandwiches, soups, salads, croissants, cupcakes and more!  Best cherry pie I have ever...
07/25/2010
  When you purchase a new home, no matter how old or new, I can almost guarantee you will be making a trip to the hardware store within the first week . . .if not the first day!  Even if you are lucky enough to have a fully-functioning toilet and the previous owners didn’t remove all the light bu...
07/19/2010
  Last week I wrote a post about a new marketing strategy we were trying . . .conducting an Open House along with a garage sale at one of our listings.  Well, this week I want to report some good news.  It WORKED!!  We were thrilled with the number of people who viewed the home and the homeowner...
07/12/2010
  This weekend we are trying a new marketing strategy . . . an Open House and Garage Sale combo!  I thought of the idea a few months ago and then, a short time later, saw an article on a real estate website suggesting the same thing!  Their logic behind this strategy?  More people follow garage s...
07/08/2010
  I am going to let you in on a little secret . . .now, remember, this is just between us . . .no telling . . .I am not from Spokane.  Did you get that?!  I was not born and raised in Spokane. I know you are just shaking your head in disbelief and imagining that I will be totally unequipped to ha...
06/28/2010
Spokane is the home of the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament in the WORLD!  If you are a basketball fan or think you and two of your buddies have what it takes to win at this awesome event, be sure to check it out.  Registration is closed for this year, but come join in the fun anyway ....
06/21/2010
    Recently I joined a business networking group in an effort to get referrals for buyers and sellers.  In my quest to make connections, I had been meeting individually with various members of the group.  Several attempted to recruit me for some outside selling venture.  A couple were very inter...
06/20/2010
5000 sq ft home with an amazing view!  For only $299,990 on Spokane's South Hill . . .so why hasn't this house sold yet?  Well, look at the front of this home and then look at the back!  The top floor is a 1960's rancher with great woodwork, old tiles, etc. that was moved to this location in the ...
06/20/2010
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      I’ve been wondering lately . . . in today’s market is neutral paint really the best way to go?   In a seller’s market, it was probably a safe idea.  Lots of competing buyers would find your “toffee cream” and “birch bark white” walls lovely and would enter into the bidding frenzy.   Neutral...
05/26/2010
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