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.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2007 

Oh those Geeky Boys!One of the biggest mistakes of bloggers is that they blog their heart out for months and months and THEN ask, why haven't I gotten any clients as a result of all of my efforts.It is EXCEPTIONALLY difficult to construct a blog in a manner that will attract clients.  Note I did ...
04/29/2007
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRICE FIXING AND REAL ESTATE COMMISSION NEGOTIATIONS IN THE SPIRIT OF FAIR TRADE, IS WHOSE HANDS THOSE ARE!!IF THAT IS AN AGENT AND THE AGENT'S CLIENT SHAKING HANDS AT THE END OF TALKS REGARDING REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONS, then that is Fair Trade.An agreement between a Co...
04/25/2007
The lower line is my area.  The dark blue line is my house.  Apparently the price dropped from $969,000 to less to $780,000 or so practically overnight!I'm freaking out over at RCG.  A couple of Zillow people stopped by, but no satisfactory explanation yet.Given buyers in our area are using the Z...
04/20/2007
Staging your home before putting it on the market is simply one of the steps in "Positioning Your Home to Sell". I acquired my Accredited Staging Professional designation, but frankly, staging homes before putting the house on the market is not a new concept.  There are key areas of the home on w...
04/05/2007
Over the years, I have often been asked to explain how the timeframes of a home inspection work, and how a buyer should act and react within that timeframe. I have also been asked how one MAKES the seller DO that which appears "reasonable" to the buyer There are many, many different types of Insp...
04/05/2007
Over the years we have all heard stories from people who had second thoughts after choosing an agent.  There are tons of sites that will give you advice on how to choose an agent.  But let's look at the top five reasons people are unhappy with their choices AFTER following all of that advice. The...
04/05/2007
Did you see the Inman News Article Yesterday on Redfin's "The Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights"?While it is true that it is clearly blatant self promotion, a marketing gimick, and totally self centered BS for the most part, I do think it reflects "The World According to Redfin".    That world ...
04/03/2007
Tomorrow, Sunday April 1, I'm going to be on the Tom Kelly Real Estate Show talking about Real Estate Blogs.We've all talked about blogging with each other.  Not sure how the On Air discussion will go when the topic is raised to a consumer audience.  Have no clue what Tom is going to ask me and I...
04/01/2007
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