I always say we’re in the red part of a blue state. Most Tri-Cities residents vote Republican. In fact, most of the Eastern side of the state votes Republican (larger tracts of land, less people pushing in from every side, more of a don’t-tell-me-what-to-do-when-you’re-all-the-way-across-the-country mentality). From Zillow comes this fascinating piece of research about property values and […]
One of the agents from the Kennewick office sought me out the other day to let me know my marketing is working well for her. That’s right…MY MARKETING is bringing her clients! Her client chose her from the agent pics and bios on the main page of our agency’s site, but uses my site to […]
When a seller calls me to discuss listing their house, I ask if they have some time and then conduct a pre-listing interview. I ask questions like the reason for the sale, amount left owing on the mortgage, personal opinion of value, etc. I also always ask, “What three things are you looking for in a […]
Yes! The first half of the year’s stats are in. And, of course it’s not this easy, but if you take a look at total sales y-t-d, and double it, you wind up just four sales short of last year’s total for the year. ’06 was our second best year ever. I love what this […]
I have tried to write about this many times, but I always get so upset that I don’t report the story accurately. This is a great example (be sure to read part 2) of why Realtors cringe when a client comes to them ‘pre-approved’ through any lender whose business name ends in ‘.com’. The local […]
From the Who-Knew-They-Even-Tracked-This-Stuff Department…the 7-11 store on Clearwater Ave. is #1 in Slurpee sales in the West. Very cool (pun intended).