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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.
First I am a bit of an anachronism. Also more than a little traditional. With that said, my question is do we, or should we dress for success?I think the old saying "the clothes make the man (or now woman)" still has validity. Our business we are meeting strangers and first impressions are import...
Good question. I guess under it all I grew up here. But I have lived a lot of other places and keep coming back.Could be the weather. With 360 days of sun (according to the CofC and I think some of those days the sun needs to be caught with a stop watch) moderate temps, low rain fall it is an are...
Met a young agent today (less than one year) who had just had a $675,000 all cash, quick close (under 10 days) blow up over a last minute property inspection. He was more than a little bummed. Couple comments started me to thinking. The first was "they said they could close in five days" and the ...
I was curious about how much land there was and what the impact on availability and costs would be. In the State of Washington 32.8% of total land is owned by the Federal Government, 9.1% is owned by the State and 4.9 % is owned by the Tribes. That amounts to 46.8% of the land. However 35.9% is d...
Seems like all the news of late is about sub-prime. There has been a decided shift away from the infamous "bubble" I wonder where the sky will fall next? I am not sitting here with blinders but I do believe that each "major" story will fall into the "this too shall pass" category. The problem as ...
Since 1/1/07 our office has 18% of the listings, 30% of the pendings and 28% of the sold sales in our MLS. If we add in our Leavenworth office the numbers get even better. A lot of credit goes to the work of our broker in hearding this group of chickens around. But mostly just hard work by an out...
Next to assuming who may and may not be prospective clients, time is the next most abused quantity in our business. No matter what you do it is finite. Twenty four hours per day, 60 minutes per hour and 60 seconds per minute. Once gone it is gone. What is ahead cannot be extended added to or impr...
Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about a shake out in the Mortgage Industry (ever notice when we start to refer to a business as an Industry there is almost an immediate downturn?). My friend Kevin Nelson recently wrote a couple blogs on this site about this subject and ...
I try to always present an offer to purchase ... in person. But I find that the majority (?) of agents don't. Why? To me it is part of the deal for which I will be well compensated. If you are representing your clients interests, to do less is, in my opinion, a disservice. There is so much to be ...
I frequently Blog over at my Wenatchee Real Estate Blog and today I was making a general entry about Wenatchee (aka River City) and the general market. I pointed out that I am a bit of a contrarian. That is when everyone, everyplace is talking about how good real estate in Wenatchee is (especiall...

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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.