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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.
Other than the "100 aker wood" how does Pooh Bear relate to Real Estate? The other day I had finished a book titled "Juggling Elephants" (which I recommend for the busy agent... or those that plan to be) and was looking for something to read. I found a very old copy of Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. M...
I just read the following entry on Flat Fee broker and got to thinking about a new brokerage in our area that is listing and giving access to the MLS for $300 plus offering the selling office (in this instance) $4,500.  Anyone is free to pursue their own business model. However, this is not about...
It is January and time to lay out your year! Yes you can do a lot of it now. Then after the Year is done work on the month and every Sunday evening lay out your week.Here is what I have done to lay out a successful year today  1. I have booked one hour in the afternoon, two separate days, for sho...
About three weeks ago Gordie Romer, (a geat Windermere agent from Leavenworth...your welcome) and I plus a car full of assorted significant others, wives, kids and dogs set out on a Christmas tree hunt in the Wenatchee National Forest. Weather reports said some to 1" of snow. No big deal.What we ...
With the Christmas Holiday literally hours away i thought it might be interesting to compare some Christmas Traditions in our families. (And if you are into other Holidays at this time of year those would be great too... families are made of traditions).Several years ago my daughter introduced me...
For some time now, we have all seen Price Reduced riders on yard signs, in advertisements and fllyers. In general these are an attempt to communicate a new price but what are we really saying.Everywhere (almost anyway) we turn there are doom and gloomers, in the press, office, friends, investors ...
Following the numbers only it appears that we slipped (actually dove) into a buyers market during August and September. Virtually all categories and price ranges showing inventories of 7-10 months. However I think October, if we don't scare ourselves to death, will show better numbers... there we...
Our business depends upon people. All kinds of people. All levels of socio-economic strata.There are a trillion people out there trying to tell us how to do it better, reach the people... bigger and better farms, internet marketing, systems, relational selling, ninja selling, and the list goes on...
First have a lender that knows his/her business. Recently I had a buyer that had some money but a credit score 0f 598/625/633. They had several lates last year and one this year. Also a backside ratio of 55%. There were good reason for all and even with the ratio their living style would allow th...
There seems to be a lot of incomplete or inaccurate information floating around about the role of the various principals in lending. Some generated by brokers/lenders themselves. To qualify my statements I am a REALTOR. However, I was CEO of a bank, I also owned my own brokerage company and I als...

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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.