Jillayne Schlicke Made Inman’s 100 Most Influential List!

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A huge congratulations to our very own Jillayne Schlicke on making this year’s list of the 100 Most influential Real Estate Leaders! Here’s how they describe her: Jillayne Schlicke is a researcher, writer and educator who advocates that real estate and mortgage industry professionals maintain a high level of training and ethical standards. As CEO […]

Lessons from the Foxhole: A Nevadan Takes a Stab at Seattle’s Real Estate Future

In August of 2005, our real estate market crashed.   It’s been five years and we’re slowly trying to get back on our f

Join us this Friday for a Tweetup at Elysian Brewery

I’m going to be in town this week and thought it would be fun to organize a tweetup this Friday at the Elysian Brewery i

Are you going? REBarCampSeattle and more…

There are a ton of great Seattle real estate events in the near future with RCG contributors playing a huge part, so las

The Third Bubble …

It has often been said that we have even more of a bubble in real estate agents than we have in real estate prices. In fact we have had three concurrent bubbles – house prices, number of purchases, and number of agents. Unfortunately for the members of the residential real estate sales profession, we are […]

Remember When There Was No Bubble?

It’s been 4 years – let’s reminisce for a moment, shall we? I remember. I also remember incurring the wrath of the bubble blogger set with a slightly too subtle dig at the no bubble stance. For the record I said that saying there is no bubble was a “crazy statement.” But my predictions (which […]

Sellers Leaving The Mess Behind

Cleaning up after yourself is in the contract… Recently, there seems to be some confusion as to item number 5 of the NWMLS form 22D (optional clauses addendum to the purchase and sale agreement).  Maybe the sellers are deciding that the buyer already got a good deal and they shouldn’t leave the home in decent […]

Seattle Area Open House Information Sources

Can you tell me where I can find a list of all the Open Houses that are happening in my area this Sunday? I’ve been asked this question lots of times and I have always had to answer, “I’m sorry. There is no single, good source. Everyplace is going to list the ones they are […]

Virtual Discrimination by Real Estate Brokers

A real estate broker who operates in 23 states has filed a complaint with Federal authorities against the local MLS for “restraint of trade” practices, according to Inman News. Ryan Gehris, who is a broker of record for flat-fee real estate company Housepad.com in 10 of those states, alleges that the North Carolina MLS’s requirement […]

Real Estate Agents, Seth Godin and Tribes

Everyone who is going to buy or sell a house in 2009, should answer this question before choosing an agent: Are you looking for a Leader-Agent, or are you looking for a Follower-Agent? For those who have never heard of Seth Godin and/or Tribes, the hyperlinked words in this sentence are links to valuable resources, in that regard.  Now…forget […]