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By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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I once wrote an article that told consumers to fire any agent who never said "Don't Buy THAT house!.  In fact, if an agent doesn't say DON'T buy the house more than they say "Do you want to buy this one?", they cannot possibly be representing their buyer client well. If it appears that the agent...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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Newer townhomes are often the easiest to stage and can be done in just an hour or so.  The owners of this townhome were moving out into the home I just sold them, before the property was going to be listed for sale.  I asked them to leave those white sofas and and bayberry colored area rug and t...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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When I first saw this "Jesus Christ Superman", it reminded me of what my clients expect of me.  We really do just have to be able to Do It All when it comes to the real estate transaction. The more you know about housing, home inspections, finance, trends, market conditions and everything that i...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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I just returned from a home inspection and have to sort through the list to determine what remedies to request.  One thing we have learned as agents, is that credits very often are not the best way to address things.  New homebuyers get all caught up in moving in and decorating, take the credit ...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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Maybe it's time to take it off the market. Weird phenomenon.  I am getting more calls on houses when I take them off the market than I got when they were on the market. Maybe taking a house off the market sends the message that it will not always be around and it's time to start thinking more ser...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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It has been pretty standard for agents to pay referral fees to one another of between 20% to 25% of the commission.  It has also been pretty standard for companies to receive a referral fee of 35% to 50% from agents who are representing their relocated employees. However had the buyer or seller c...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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Back to transparency.  When an agent offers to "Find you an Agent" in another area or when a Website offers to "Find you an Agent" to assist you, often there is a "Finders Fee" involved.  I'm not saying that isn't reasonable, but let's go back to Transparency in the Real Estate Transaction and T...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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One of the most important issues a consumer needs to know, is what the commission is and who is the end recipient of that commission. All to often agents lead the consumer to believe that they only get half and the Broker gets half, which is generally not the truth.  They don't really "lie".  The...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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The Seattle Seahawks are hosting a Christmas Eve game against the San Diego Chargers at Quest Field in a decisive game. The Seattle Seahawks (8-6) need a win today to secure a playoff spot and the San Diego Chargers (12-2) need a win to clinch home field advantage in their playoff run.Both teams ...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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If going to a Thursday Night Football game isn't a great excuse to get off work earlier I don't know what is. Tomorrow the Seattle Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers in nationally televised game at Quest Field. The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a loss to the Arizona Cardinals (don't even get...

By David Gibbons
(Zillow.com)
Comments 9
 If you posted your listings on Zillow today or yesterday, THANK YOU! It's been an exciting couple of days. If you posted your Make Me Move price, fantastic!  At a lively Zillow company all-hands meeting today, our latest affectionate phrase, to "ZFresh", was coined. "To ZFresh" is to refresh you...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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This week the Seahawks continue to their road trip in Arizona. Coming off a big win against the Devenver Broncos last Sunday night they need to maintain pose and not get over inflated. In my post Seahawks beat Broncos 23-20 I discussed the details of the game if you like a recap but the main high...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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The Experience Music Project (EMP) was founded by Washington's Paul Allen and Co-founded by Jody Patton to document the rich history of music and to provide a source of education in music. Paul Allen's great love of Jimmy Hendrix and is large collection of memorabilia led to the construction of t...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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For the second time this year the Seattle Seahawks will host Monday Night Football. This is one for the record books because it could be the last time Brett Farve is in Seattle. Friends and I are heading to the game early because of the weather, its snowing like a mad man up here.Seattle is hopin...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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Today a friend and I went into the big city (Seattle) to see the Bodies...The Exhibition. It was a unique glimpse into the inner workings of the human body and it left us with a better sense of understanding as well as a creepy feeling.There were many things that made this exhibit worth seeing: t...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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Sunday will mark a turning point in the season for the Seattle Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams are on a 2 game winning streak and looking to make it 3. The Hawks are still missing their top two players and from what I have been reading on the Hasselblog, Matt's rehab is going well...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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The 5-3 Seattle Seahawks host the 4-4 St. Louis Rams in a NFC West Divisional showdown at Quest Field. Seattle is still missing their Probowl Quaterback, Matt Hasselbeck and MVP Running Back, Shaun Alexander but even without these to  players the Hawks show they can still win. Senca Wallace, star...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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Last night my friend Chris, his wife and I went to Benaroya Hall in Seattle for the Children's Hospital Fundraiser. Being my first time to there I wasn't quite to sure to expect but still excited to see what may unfold. The event was put on by the Sapristi Guild and Matt Messina & Orchestra prefo...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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This Monday night the Seattle Seahawks host ex-divisional rivals, the Oakland Raiders. Quest Field will be off the chain and the excitement will be oozing from all the Hawk's fans viens. It is going to get rough and roudy and it is my bet that will be very few Raider fans at the game. The Raiders...

By Vladimir Gurevich
(Coldwell Banker Bain)
Comments 3
  Income trends and development restrictions have made Seattle one of the top cities safe bets for investors.Seattle   Average annual home price appreciation (1949-2006)*:   3.2%The newest graduate to join this elite class of super-expensive cities, Seattle is the least likely to hold its place. ...

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