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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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2008 

Rosemarie Hicks tagged me in the 2008 Supermeme 1. Who is my favorite musical artist? My favorite musical "artist" is Frank...Sinatra, of course.  It's more about the man than "the man and his music" and Frank has always been "The Man" in my life.  My Dad would say "Be Quiet...It's 'THE MAN' :)  ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
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It's been a hell of a day.  One of those days when you just want to hang it up.  One went in...one fell out...when is teetering on the edge...and every one a struggle.  Hours and hours of work on every one of them.  Then I made a comment on ActiveRain and smiled. The word I ha to enter to get my ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
I have several offers in various stages "going around".  On one I am agent for the buyer, on a few others I am agent for the seller. What I have noticed is that even some experienced, full time agents of long standing have had to take side jobs to make it through this weaker market.  What can we ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
And who doesn't.  My hidden agenda today was to hopefully sell the listing before I held the Open House today.  Turns out the offer will be delivered TO the Open House, and that's OK! There's been a lot of talk about ActiveRain not sponsoring "free speech" and telling someone to Hit the Road Jack...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Joel Burslem wrote a "Guess Who's Coming to Connect" post.  I'm plyaing "catch up" this year with no closings from February through May!  So I don't have a lot of time and resources this year. But I will be flying in for the Beer Party, speaking at and attending the first day, which is Blogger's ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
I don't doubt that one has to be a bit of "a player" to be successful in the real estate business.  No missed opportunities.  No mistaking the signs that one is ready to buy or NOT ready to sell.  It's our business. Sure we help people do one of the most important things they do.  Buy their house...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Agents have been talking about the need to "thin the herd" for quite a few years now.  Maybe someone should have said "Be Careful What You Wish For" back then. Yes, it's true that the experienced agents suffered by there being too many agents for many or most to truly make a decent living. But no...
Posted almost 6 years ago
I quick question.  I need an eFax type service like yesterday!!!  Can you please give me any info you may have regarding these services.  Good experiences.  Bad experiences.  Cost?  Any input would be GREATLY appreciated. I'm busier than ever...hope same is going for all of you!  On the run but w...
Posted almost 6 years ago
I woke up at 6:00 a.m. this morning and embarked on a journey that I have been meaning to take for quite sometime. I am attempting to document all of the instances where I represented the buyer or the seller in a real estate transaction.  Though I may never be able to remember and record all of t...
Posted almost 6 years ago
The pic is from Kung Fu Panda at Cannes with Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black  I rarely get involved in pop stories.  But I am just so happy for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. My take was that poor Brad Pitt wanted kids and his first wife wasn't very accommodating in that regard.  I mean really.  If...
Posted almost 6 years ago
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