Multiple Offer Madness: Prepping the Buyers

It seems that just when you think you have the real estate market figured out, it changes. Not so long ago many real estate agents were juggling short sales, but today in many areas they are now grappling with multiple offer situations. Multiple offers are here to stay as inventory levels continue to [...]

March 28th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

Systems to Organize Your Business Paperwork

Last week we discussed ways to handle the personal paperwork (“Tax Time & Paper Management”) in your world. When it comes to your paperwork and your business papers it is easy to get overwhelmed with expenses, paperwork, and files. Many agents struggle with a simple system to keep their files and paperwork [...]

March 21st, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

Tax Time and Paper Management

I don’t profess to be a tax expert or an organization genius, but I do know a thing or two about managing large volumes of paper. Most real estate agents have to manage a lot of paper and when it comes to the management of their personal financial affairs, it often gets [...]

March 14th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

Inventory Shortages – The Next Bubble?

While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot area for real estate. In fact, it is not unusual in several neighborhoods for there to be more than 10, 15, or even 20 or [...]

March 7th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

The Changing Face of Real Estate: Lifestyle Housing

Today brings us to part three in our series on the changing face of real estate: lifestyle living. This final, and probably the most important, topic in this series on how real estate needs are changing shows how housing needs are changing dramatically due to lifestyle choices. In particular, Baby Boomers are [...]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

The Changing Face of Real Estate: Generational Housing

The housing needs of the multiple generations living today is changing the face of real estate and new construction. The way we used to live 20…30…40 years ago is not the way we live today … or will in the future. Each generation is demanding a different type of home and a [...]

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

The Changing Face of Real Estate: Micro Housing

Entry from Wikipedia: MICRO HOUSING – A micro-apartment, also known as an apodment or microflat, is a one-room, self-contained living space, usually purpose built, designed to accommodate a sitting space, sleeping space, bathroom and kitchenette within around 150–350 square feet. “Micro housing” is fast becoming a reality in markets all across the country.  [...]

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

The Power of Showing Up

When I talk about “showing up” I am referring to being present in your business and really giving it your all. “Showing Up” means picking up the phone when you would rather send an email or doing an open house and connecting with people when you would rather be hiding in your [...]

February 7th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

Resolutions That Should Be at the Top of Your New Year’s List

Every year in January real estate agents look to the past year for clues about what worked well for them and what they could do better. It is a time of revitalization and slate is wiped clean of the previous year’s wins and losses. It is a time to start fresh and [...]

January 31st, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »

Don’t Let This One Challenge Ruin Your Plans

If you have done your business planning for 2014, you should have developed a list of tasks that you want to accomplish – both the ongoing tasks in your business (such as following up with your database each and every month, perhaps open houses twice a month, checking the MLS every day) [...]

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in The Zebra Report | Read More »