Paul - A Dude Abides

The first MLS press release of 2019 is out. If you haven’t seen it, you can read it here. So here’s, like, you know, my opinion, man. Price for today.  For right now! Inventory is low. Rates? Who knows. Prices are still up....
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La’Cee - Somewhere Beyond the Sound

In case you haven’t heard, which would be shocking, this weekend the “Seattle Squeeze” begins with the closing of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, FOREVER. Personally I prefer “Viadoom” or “Carmageddon” now that I’ve heard The City banned the use of...
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Paul - NWMLS Updates

The latest NWMLS press release came out last week. I’m grateful because now I know the current party line when it comes to answering the questions we all get, “How’s the market doing?” and “What’s going to happen in 6...
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Liv - Holiday Madness

Recently, someone (not in our market, FYI) mentioned to me the week following Christmas is one of the busiest of the year for home buying. I immediately started to think back to past years, and while I do remember more...
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La’Cee - In the Year 2000 (and 19)

All of the design trends reports for 2019 have been coming out and they are fascinating. While many feel like they’re spot-on, others feel like they’re trying to make “fetch” happen. I’ve been collecting these as I see them and...
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Paul - Is Thankful

Last week’s NWMLS press release was filled with some great quotes. Let’s run down a few: J. Lennox Scott states, “We’ve gone from being virtually sold out in many areas close to the job centers to healthier inventory levels.” “Contrary to...
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La’Cee - The Smoke Clears

Amazon finally made the announcement the country has been waiting to hear. HQ2 will be split between two locations, New York and Virginia. For the cities in the running to be chosen, I’m sure it was a tough pill to...
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Paul - It’s Not Easy Being Greened

If you’ve ever been backstage in a theater, you’re probably familiar with, “The Green Room.” This is the place where performers can go to wait before they go on. For some this is a place of rest and meditation, but...
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La’Cee - One Room to Rule Them All

Maybe you caught this interesting stat when this story was first written about a month ago, but it’s worth mentioning. In Seattle, one in ten homes are now single-room residences. In fact, “The number of one-room units, which now stands...
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Paul - No Time for Chicken Littles

Read this. Now, read between the lines. The market has shifted and we don’t know for how long.  Now is the time to sharpen up. Your pricing should be perfect for right now, not the two-month projection. Your onsite presentation should...
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Liv - You Have a Great Personality

No, that’s not a passive-aggressive comment about your new haircut. Today, I thought I would add to what Ray and La’Cee started last week with their sales tools/techniques sections by focusing on identifying personality types. Understanding personality types is key...
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Ray - Ah, the Good Ol' Days

With so many great online sales tools floating around out there these days, it’s easy to forget about the time-tested sales methods. Whether it’s having great signs, or making an actual phone call (God forbid), certain sales techniques never go...
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La’Cee - Box Me In (Just This Once)

Have you ever spent time onsite selling in an old, busted, smelly, funktified trailer masking as a “pre-sale information sales center”? I have. I was locked out of one once, too, which I don’t recommend. Perhaps the days of these depressing...
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Paul - Far from Balanced

I think the headline is having some fun with me here, but whatever. I’ll allow it. We’re a little late, but it’s better than never.  And, we’ve attached the chart this time, so we’re super excited. Everything’s coming up Milhouse....
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Paul - An Unremarkable Shift

Before we start, and sticking with our quote of the week, here’s a little extra for you faithful readers in honor of the Pearl Jam Home Shows. I heard they played for over three hours last night. Great track. Great album....
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Ray - Have the Drive to Drive?

Zillow and HERE Technologies have released a very interesting analysis aimed to track down the best home and rent values when compared against the commute to downtown Seattle. It’s a slick tool to help answer one of the biggest issues...
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Paul - 9021-Oh Damn!

Crack open that piggy bank, cash out your Bitcoin investments and sell-off your vintage action figures. Have I got a deal for you! How about a 157-acre lot on a mountain high above Beverly Hills? Build your very own 1.5...
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Liv - So Much Drama...

Keeping with our California theme today, it looks like the living legend, Snoop Dogg, has run into some issues with his recent mansion remodel. The Doggfather is currently suing his contractor for not paying subs and living up to their...
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