ARDELL's Seattle Area Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Sound Realty
Seattle Real Estate including The Eastside cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and The Seattle Neighborhoods of Green Lake, and most points on the north side of Lake Washington.

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2007 

I predict that Daylight Savings Time being moved to March 11, 2007 will have an impact on real estate sales in areas that are not currently sluggish, such as the Seattle Area where I am. We have always known that "getting light later" expands the market to people look at property after work and ...
02/27/2007
I wrote an article earlier today about a scammer. I can almost appreciate the creative talents of an obvious scammer like that. But when it comes to the real estate industry, I just want to puke. I stopped into a new construction site yesterday to evaluate it for one of my clients. There are four...
02/17/2007
I totally get, after 16 years, that I am an "Odd Duck" when it comes to this topic.  I truly have never gotten why agents seem to feel that Real Estate is an overly-competitive industry, relative to other fields of endeavor. I rarely run into a competiton factor.  So I'd like to suggest to those...
02/17/2007
REDFIN and the "Wings of Change" by ARDELL DellaLoggia (originally posted on Redfin's Blog) Welcome to the first Real Estate Industry Yankee Blog Swap! Today 34 of the most influential real estate bloggers are trading blogs for the day to offer a full spectrum of information on everything from cu...
02/17/2007
I am posting this entry on RCG as part of the blog swap.  My next post will be the one I posted on Redfin's blog.  (This Article is Posted By Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin)  The original Title was Memo from Nerd-Land to Realtors: Drop Dead (hence the "just kidding opening below)  The full string of...
02/17/2007
Given we don't really have any vacant land to speak of in Seattle, remodels are very common.  Rather than destroy the quaint look of a craftsman, sometimes the houses is "jacked up" and a level is added uner instead of over. This house should have some view of Green Lake at this height. If anyone...
02/17/2007
I invented this back when I was doing a lot of relocation work for Coldwell Banker on the East Coast.   It comes in very handy when you are touring a lot of homes the first day in a new area. It's pretty simple.  You each have three little cards (kind of like Richard Simmons' Deal a Meal - yes, i...
02/16/2007
"If" the beginning of every residential real estate transaction were the buyers and the sellers and their agents meeting and chatting, maybe having dinner together and a drink or two for an hour. Then everyone walks through the house together while the seller tells the buyer the story of their l...
02/16/2007
In David Letterman style, let's list the top ten things that make a buyer say "let's get out of here!!", when I am showing a house.    NUMBER TEN: DEAD BUGS LYING AROUND!  That being said, I have to admit that not only have I sold properties with dead bugs lying around, I have bought them myself....
02/16/2007
I have recently been enlightened on how grossly inadequate many of the home viewing sites are and how misleading they can be. Maybe I should have known this before, but frankly, those sites rarely come into play in my everyday life. I use the mls and clients use me. I truly haven't considered unt...
02/16/2007
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