Gerhard's View from the Street

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Real Estate Agent - RSVP Real Estate - WA 47927
Real Estate with Confidence
In its January 6, 2016, release, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) quoted a broker as saying:  “The lack of inventory makes buyers twitch when a new listing hits the market.” No wonder, because area-wide there was a supply for just under 1.8 months. In King County, inventory dropped ...
The Internet of Things to come for your homeWhile the attributes of smart technology are fluid we can categorize them in three ways:  Home Security and Safety, Wireless Connectivity, and Cloud Entertainment and Information Home security and safetyThe Internet proved to be a game changer for home ...
This book should be mandatory reading. When I discovered this book a few years ago, I did not expect it to have anything to do with real estate. However, what I was reading made me think differently about what I’ve been doing for the past fourteen years. The case the author presented was so clea...
Driving by McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, located on NE Bothell Way, you would think it is still a school. Above the main entrance, it only says W. A. Anderson, 18607A. The McMenamins Anderson School opened for business on October 15th.  I had no idea what to expect, and everything I enco...
Pricing, preparation, and presentation is what sold this Snohomish home. The presentation attracted the right kind of buyer. The home sold at full-price after only 21 days. The high quality of the home improvements and the gas generator were big selling points. Referral BusinessI met this client ...
All in the familySeattle was also the place where I changed careers. After 20-plus years of design and writing, I was found suddenly to be too old to be a creative director. Not necessarily by design, but by His plan, I entered the world of real estate. At about the same time, my wife found work ...
Kirkland Short Sale - sale pendingNow vacant, this Kirkland short sale was beautifully furnished and worth seeing. Even without furniture, it is obviously a home that’s perfect for laidback living or for entertaining your friends.The 1964 home has been renovated with modern finishes and features....
 Imagine, you arrive at work, and you don’t recognize any of your co-workers. The names on the doors and desks have changed. You thought you knew the players on your favorite team? Imagine that from one week to the next there would be new players on the team. Welcome to the working world of real ...
Let me introduce you to one of the best sources for real estate information on the Web. Her name is Annie Fitzsimmons. She’s the Legal Hotline Lawyer for the Washington Association of Realtors®. Her answers to legal questions are, according to the Association’s YouTube channel, a benefit to Washi...
What I Learn From Home BuyersA couple of weeks ago, I showed a client six homes, one in Bellevue, and five in Kirkland. In preparation, we met and discussed the why, what, where and “how much” questions. For the answers to the latter I recommended a respected mortgage broker. For the what and the...

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