Paul - Let's play a game

Count how many times in the next few weeks you hear or see the line, “Spring Has Sprung”. I’m not sure if any phrase is more overused this time of year and it makes me cringe. One thing that doesn’t...
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La’Cee - Mutiny!

We finally became fed up with a certain someone and kicked him out. So, I’m completely taking over this week. You’re welcome. ANYWAY let’s get started! As you will soon notice, if you haven’t already, the theme this week is...
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Paul - A Look at January

There’s some comfort to be had in the latest press release from the NWMLS. At least the song has remained the same in the last 18 or 19 of them.  Perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but it’s probably pretty close.  This...
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La’Cee Says Get on "Board"

Here we go, everyone. It’s time for a Pinterest update.  According to the social media site, they have reached 175 Million active monthly users of which 75 Million users are from the US. Other reports even say it’s closer to 200...
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Ray - The Last One from The Great One

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for most of your life, you’re well aware of the work of America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. He was famous for his ability to take advantage of exquisite natural settings and create...
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La’Cee Looks at Tech, Tools and Toys

In this week’s Blast you may notice a bit of a theme. There are a couple of very big things going on the tech world right now we felt were worth discussing. To start, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is...
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Paul Congratulates the Dawgs!

It just seems appropriate for a Seattle Team to win this one. In an Amazon-sponsored competition, a UW team from the Department of Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering developed a program they call “Sounding Board”. Without going too far into...
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Paul - A Year in Review

First of all, we at TeamBuilder wish all of you a very happy holiday season. The Hurme compound had a great time with family and friends opening presents, eating some great food and catching up on a fantastic year. Before...
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La’Cee on A Different Shade of Soul

Pantone has given us their “Color of the Year” for 2018 (Hurme says, “It’s their best in years!” J). I’ve seen last year’s color “Greenery” out and about in a few different model homes, but I think 2018’s holds more...
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La’Cee Congratulates the Winners

We had a great time last week at the 2017 New Home Council Tribute Awards. It’s always so much fun every year to celebrate the excellent professionals in our industry, see all of the familiar faces and meet some new...
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Paul is Ready for Some Bird

Well once again the holidays are upon us starting with one of my favorites, Thanksgiving. What’s better than stuffing your face, spending time with family and friends and watching a little football? Well in our house we like to add...
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Paul looks at selling

The ability to gather information quickly is not a new thing.  Ask yourself how many times you’ve read something on Social Media and think to yourself, “Why don’t they just Google that?”  So this latest article on Inman piqued my...
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La’Cee Worries

Referencing Hurme’s comment above I thought I’d give you something else to worry about. A quick search on Google came up with these great items to purchase to prep for the next Great Seattle Flood and ease your selling process: 6-steps-to-protecting-your-home-frrom-Floods...
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Paul - Analyze This

“Stats are for losers,” said Chris Petersen, Head Coach, UW Football (and Bill Belichick and Jerry Jones and some dude named McAdoo – according to the G). Not true, not true!  Analysts of the world unite! Anyway, where were we? ...
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La’Cee - Time to Get Prepared

Well if you haven’t seen 10 Cloverfield Lane, you should (with kids out of the room). Not only is John Goodman a national treasure, but look at what is happening in the real world. Mexico, Houston, Puerto Rico, the Virgin...
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