Announcing the next great real estate blogger…

As many of you probably already know, I’ve been searching for a secret weapon that will help me win the Project Blogger competition…

[photopress:slide0001_image002.jpg,full,alignright]About a week ago, after many very interesting conversations (and many wonderful options!!!), I finally settled on my apprenticeliterally.

Interestingly, I was inspired to “Go Hollywood” with my choice after Ardell picked a Floridian based on his looks. I asked some people around Move if they knew of any Hollywood stars who might be interested and thanks to a direct connection with Trump (he’s been known to purchase the Featured Home product on!), I was able to connect up with Kendra Todd. 🙂

But beyond any celebrity, the main reason I picked Kendra is that she thinks big! Trump big! The tipping factor was that in our conversations, she convinced me that she really understood how important blogging would be if she was going to dominate her local market (the State of Florida). And yet, at the same time, she didn’t want to limit herself to Florida issues. (Florida real estate isn’t that interesting…)

I think it is safe to say that over the next few months you can expect great things from Kendra’s real estate blog!

Public Service Announcement

As a “Certified Emergency Response Team” Member here in Kirkland, I was invited to attend the class on being a “weather spotter”.

Not my cup of tea, but thought some of you might be interested.


Site: Redmond Public Safety Bldg – Redmond, Wa
(8701 160th Ave NE – see map below)
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
RSVP: Lt. Charlie Gorman, Redmond Police Dept. (425) 556-2566 or e-mail:

The National Weather Service will train new and veteran spotters, including interested citizens, amateur radio, CERT, citizen corps, and law enforcement staff, on how to look for and report significant weather events. Training includes video demonstrations. Spotters are needed, particularly in rural parts of King County, as well as those who have weather instrumentation, such as an anemometer.

If planning to attend this spotter training session, please RSVP so an appropriate number of handout materials can be on hand. Class capacity is 60, so sign up early! We look forward to seeing you at this or other Skywarn Weather Spotter training sessions, and receiving your hazardous weather reports.