Janine Hook's (trilogy7) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams
We live in the Northwest Neighborhood and often take pictures as we walk. These are some from around this time last year.          
    After the last Top Producer 8i update I couldn't find the 'Quick Application Access' button that used to be on the left side of the window. So I'm sharing this in case anyone else is having the same problem. At the very top of the TP8I screen are two faintly-lettered buttons, one of which is...
The power of the phone call Real estate trainers continuously talk about the importance of making personal contact with our prospects. My husband related a non-real estate example that I thought was worth passing along. So here's his story in Chuck's own words- "I am in charge of the delivery of ...
On Jan. 12, 2009, a new memo came out from Stuart Thronson, Assistant Director, Special Programs Division of the Department of Revenue with the Subject "Application of the Real Estate Excise Tax on 'Short Sales'." In this memo he clarified that Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) would not be charged t...
     Summary: the Washington Department of Revenue (“the Department”) has stated that    Sellers doing short sales must pay excise tax on the amount of their forgiven debt. As a    former tax attorney and currently active real estate agent in the State of Washington    (“Washington”), I oppose t...
    Should You Build in Clark County Washington?   There are really three questions here- Should I be considering new construction at all?  If so, do I want to have something custom-built or do I want to buy a "spec" helps? Why would I buy or build in Clark County vs someplace else? New vs. Exis...
Yes You Can... Sell a house in less than 30 days in today's market. Here's how- Price it right. So how do you know?  Check comparable 'active,' 'pending' and recently 'sold and closed' properties that are similar to yours. Compare them on a dollars-per-square-foot basis. If the 'sold and closed' ...
I recently assisted a buyer to purchase a home. The house had been previously listed in the last couple of months for $15,000 less than my buyer is now paying. Why didn't it sell while it was listed for so much less? It's possible the house was cluttered. I don't know for sure since I didn't have...

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