Apr

08

Hey Photographer

After price, photos are the most effective marketing tool when selling residential real estate. Photos matter! In the internet age, a photo must be worth way more than a thousand words. Poor photos physically pain me. I cringe when I see listing photos obviously taken with someone’s smartphone camera. Oof. Actually, I cringe whenever listing photos […]

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Jun

05

From Old To New In SLU

When I moved to Seattle in 1989, my children went to pre-school in this downtown industrial neighborhood called Cascadia or the Cascade neighborhood, home to laundry services and the wholesale flower market. It wasn’t one bit glamorous or chic. The moniker South Lake Union hadn’t been invented yet. I remember when the recent wave of development began here and journalists were […]

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May

16

Not Loft Accessible

Crutches and loft-viewing don’t always pair perfectly. Sometimes we must let others be our eyes. As seen earlier this week at a new listing on Capitol Hill. 

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Apr

11

Overlooking Pike Place Market

One of the ways in which buyers agents are finding homes for their clients right now in our inventory-strapped marketplace is to investigate off-market listings. Sometimes a listing that expired in the past year or so still has a seller who wants to sell, who still plans to sell once they feel their timing has […]

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Feb

16

My New Ride

Car2Go is the new sensation in Seattle. Their fleet of white with blue Smart cars drive by me on the streets continually! I have been car-sharing since I sold my own car last April, but these have been casual arrangements between friends and family who have cars with which they have been generous. As my […]

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Feb

09

Some Realtor Job Descriptions

Sometimes, my work is a little gritty, like yesterday when I was called upon to photograph and measure a storage locker in a condominium garage. And sometimes my work is a downright glamorous, like today when I was able to preview three historic mansions for sale in the Harvard-Belmont district on Capitol Hill, with prices […]

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Nov

28

Though The Weather Outside Is Frightful

This week, the one after Thanksgiving week-end, a week that will include December, it has been my favorite week of the year in which to list a property for sale. A counter-intuitive strategy since many assume the market has gone dormant but here’s why it works: no competition. And whatever day of the year it […]

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Nov

19

Headquarters

These past two weeks I have been going to the office to work. It’s fun: the company of colleagues, their comings and goings, real estate chit-chat. I was the last person to leave two different nights this week. But what I think has the biggest impact on my productivity are those big bright florescent lights […]

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