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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
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My Uncle Pete Delaurenti was the kind of guy every kid would love to have as an uncle. A tad eccentric, self-taught, creative, a musician, and almost always cheerful with a warm smile, he was one of the family’s entrepreneurs. Delaurenti Music Store was in the front half of his home on Rainier Av...

By Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate
(Better Properties Real Estate)
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Buyer's remorse - what is it? Have you ever experienced it? Have you have decided to sell/buy your home and relocate to a larger home? Smaller home? Assisted living facility? No matter your individual circumstances there is a high possibility that at some point during this transition you will ex...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 9
I caught myself the other day impatiently waiting for the next age. You know, the one after this one. “That’s interesting,” I thought to myself, and a bit ironic given the fact that I go through most days scrambling to get through that ‘so much to do in so little time’. Technology had me in its g...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 10
I’m a fan of Gary Vaynerchuk... and I credit the title of this post to him. It’s a line he uses in many of his talks when he’s making points on being asked about (or confronted with) the ROI of social media. Gary’s a ‘take no prisoners’ kind of guy and I love watching his YouTube videos. I can re...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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Renton Washington Short sales for 98059 zip code totaled 71 in 2012 which was ____ more (less) than in 2011. The highest priced closed short sale per NWMLS data, was $1,000,000, while the lowest priced property sold for $117,000. The average sales price was $311,773 and the average days on market...

By Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate
(Better Properties Real Estate)
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Where Do You Like To Write And Why? Creative juices are funny things. Sometimes they flow so fast it's almost impossible to keep up and get it all down on paper before a thought vanishes. Other times they are elusive. One thing that helps is a "place" that is conducive to writing and this can var...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 13
How do you explain it when others are able to achieve things that seem to defy all the assumptions? I watched this TEDx talk last month that’s really got me thinking about my creative work processes. In this video Simon Sinek discusses concepts from his book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Ins...

By Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate
(Better Properties Real Estate)
Comments 8
What Would You Regret The Most IF??  If a person in your life died today, what would you regret most that you hadn't done?  Have you ever thought about this? Granted it isn't something most of us would choose to think about, since, with the exception of very old or the very very ill,  we choose n...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 29
The holidays bring up a lot of wonderful memories... and they include a few ghosts from Christmas past. Not to dwell on anything dark a few days just before Christmas but I was thinking of my Dad this day. Funny how you do that as time goes by. He’s been gone now since November of 1998. It struck...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 15
I was reminded the other day of my first truck. It was a 1951 ¾ ton white Chevy panel. I bought it from the Orting Fire Department in 1967. They retired this big old fire rescue truck with its 4 speed long throw floor shifter with compound low, 17 inch wheels, a 92 hp inline 6 cylinder engine and...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
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In my box of old family treasures I found this Christmas Card. It was sent to my Grandpa George from his niece Julie in 1964. Though at first look it appears to be 3D, it’s actually a photograph of a handmade card. Pretty cool for 1964. Santa’s beard, coat trim, and the snow are obviously made of...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 15
Dang it! I did it again! As is often I’m on the run when I hear the sound of those jungle drums going off in my shirt pocket. It’s one of my tribe, they need me now! My adrenaline rushes, reflex takes over. Briefcase in my right hand I snap with my left... I’m one iPhone slinging 4s digital cowbo...

By Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate
(Better Properties Real Estate)
Comments 1
CHRISTMAS HAPPENINGS IN RENTON Did you know that this weekend (Dec 14-15) you can take the kids to visit Santa's house right here in Renton?? Friday (14th) he will be there from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday (15th) from 1-4 p.m.  This will take place at the Downtown Piazza (on Burnett between 2nd & 3rd)....

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 12
One of the things I enjoy during the Holiday Season is getting out the old box of decorations to revisit those little treasures from yesteryear. Like the tree ornament my brother Terry made back in grade school out of Plaster of Paris. It weighs over a pound and would bend the branch so far you f...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 15
I picked up the guitar when I was 13 years old. The British Invasion had just begun and I knew there was no way I’d ever become a rock n roll star playing an accordion or french horn. I spent hours and hours listening to 45 records and strumming along to learn the tunes. After I got past the 3 ch...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 11
Last night I was thinking about the Thanksgiving stories and comments I’ve enjoyed here over the past few days. Delightful memories of family and loved ones gathered around the table enjoying a wonderful meal and telling stories about one another from back in the day. The one's that capture my he...

By Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate
(Better Properties Real Estate)
Comments 4
Christmas Preparations - It's that time of year again!! Some of us are trying to hold off with the Christmas preparations at least until after Thanksgiving and others are chomping at the bit wanting to get this "show on the road."   My wife and I took a day trip to Leavenworth last weekend knowin...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 18
I was thinking about growing up this morning and how I learned about Thanksgiving. Much of it then was in school, church and sunday school and of course at home. I recall the childhood plays of Pilgrims and Indians, the little art projects we made cutting out black, white, and autumn colored cons...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 35
The other day I was asked in a social media class, “But how does this relate to real estate?” I was talking about community and the conversation was going something like this... Most of us use online like the 21st Century Phonebook. We have a question or a need and jump on Google, Bing, or Yahoo ...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Comments 1
Median Sales Prices for Single Family homes in Renton, WA peaked in September, according to statistics from NWMLS.   The median Sales price for homes in Renton, sold year to date in 2012 hit a high of $328,178 which is a 39% increase over the low of $235,500 in January of this year.  One likely c...

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