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2020 

Community Videos - Thinking Like Your Target Client  First things first. Put yourself in the mindset of your target client.  What's important to your target clients? These are the topics you'll want to explore as you create a video library about your community. Local videos are going to establish...
01/30/2020
On Being Nice Today, I'm inspired by some lovely posts written by Active Rain members. The first I read, was Sheila Anderson's post with the simple reminder to, Be Nice. It's since been shared, and it inspired yet another post on the subject from Nina Hollander. "Be Nice...It Costs Nothing To Be ...
01/29/2020
 ADUs in Clark CountySince we specialize in multigen homes, we often receive requests for information about Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Clark County, WA. ADUs can be a desirable alternative for multigen living, provided you know the guidelines in your local area. Recently a rural homeowner...
01/26/2020
YouTube Thursdays   Do you want people to find you through videos.  Showcasing your market is a great way to get found.    If you want to build an effective community video library, the first step is to outline your goals. Still photos do a great job of selling homes, but videos offer us an exper...
01/23/2020
All real estate brokers in Washington should be aware of the changes to the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) rates that went into effect January 1 of this year.The new rates present a "glass is half full / half empty" scenario and (to mix metaphors) the benefits and drawbacks "are in the eye of the ...
01/18/2020
YouTube Thursdays - The Importance of Wearing Your Niche with Pride  In our opinion, establishing your niche-dom(s) in real estate is a must right now. If you already have one or two, great. If not, we suggest you call our Branding Gurus and Marketing Experts, Ron and Alexandra Seigel. The proces...
01/16/2020
Multigen Home Sales - JanuaryMultigenerational  (multigen) homes are gaining in popularity.  And no wonder - multigen households can be a great option for all ages. The 2018 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are multigen families.  Although many young adult...
01/13/2020
 Nature is good for us. By now, most of us recognize the link between better physical and mental health and time spent in nature. You'll find plenty of research about the topic. But, exactly how much time do we need to spend in natural surroundings to reap the full benefits?   New research finds ...
01/13/2020
At our Multigen home in Camas, Washington, mom is the biggest football fan. Well, in reality, she and Bob, my brother-in-law are both big football fans. In fact, they are both fans of most all sports. Games are loud around here. with shouting going on in both homes, ours and Bob and my sister, Ch...
01/11/2020
YouTube Thursdays  - It’s a Brand New Year   We’ve been researching video marketing trends for Realtors in 2020. Several articles suggest video marketing is a big waste of time for real estate. Generally speaking, the way most agents utilize video, we agree.  The videos that do work are not about...
01/09/2020
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Debb Janes and Bernie Stea have been a real estate team for over a decade in Clark County, WA, where they specialize in ViewHomes™, family estates, multi-generational living, and homes with large lots or acreage.