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April 2015

Found 12 blog entries for April 2015.

R.I.P. McNugget

R.I.P. McNugget

ISSAQUAH — McNugget, a beloved bantam rooster known to frequent an Issaquah parking lot and espresso stand, was killed Tuesday night by a neighborhood dog that escaped its residence.

“It’s so sad,” said Your Espresso stand owner Michelle Schneider. “My customers have been bawling all morning.”

McNugget has been a fixture and tourist attraction in Issaquah ever since it escaped a grain supply store 13 years ago and made its  home in the parking lot. The rooster, known to split its days between the coffee shop, parking lot and nearby Staples store, was the feature of many media pieces, including one by the Seattle Times.

Schneider said she received a call from one of her well-known customers late Tuesday night, saying she saw

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If you commit any of these offenses, then it's no wonder clients will pass you by. April 2015 | By Leigh Brown

I recently saw a Facebook post from a real estate agent mentioning that a consumer looked at 250 houses with eight different practitioners before finally making a purchase. You should have seen the comments on that post. You’d think that wretched consumer should be burned at the stake! What heresy! How dare a consumer waste professionals’ time like that!

Excuse me. Why is everyone so sure the consumer is the bad guy here?

We all know some clients are more difficult to work with than others, but that doesn’t automatically put them at fault when things don’t work out between you. They might have moved on because you didn’t up

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Although a home in Oregon was used in the film, Bella's "real" home in Forks is located at 775 K. St. The four bedroom, one-and-three-quarters bathroom home is listed for $195,000. 

You can see the full listing here. Photo: Courtesy Of Erin Queen

'Twilight' home in Forks for sale

You can own Bella Swan's home for $195,000
KIRSTEN , Seattle Post-Intelligencer


The story of a teenage girl and her mysterious vampire lover transformed the small town of Forks, Washington, into an international tourist destination seemingly overnight. 

Forks is famously the setting for the Stefanie Myers' "Twilight" book series, in which protagonist Bella Swan moves to the town and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. Now, Bella's "real" home in Forks is for sale, and you can own a place that has become a tourist destination for many.

While this is not the home used in the film, it is Bella's "real" home in Forks, and  is showcased in

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Listing syndication does more than just draw eyes to your listings. It provides you with more exposure and gets buyers into your home that are interested and ready to buy! The Seattle and Eastside markets (Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue, Redmond) are booming. With people transferring for work from all over the country and world, you NEED to make sure your home is found and seen in the best possible light!

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The National Association of Realtors reports that 90% of all home buyers first view the home they purchase on-line. The Cascade Team represents the most comprehensive on-line presence in the Real Estate

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Your Home is your greatest investment! Know these questions and answers before you interview! The difference can cost you thousands!

1.  Do you provide a true website presence for my home? This is more than a splash site with a few pictures.  Click HERE for Answer!

2.  Do you syndicate my home, and PAY for premiere placement?  Click HERE for Answer!

3.  Do you advertise my home on Social Media: This is MORE than just Facebook!  Click HERE for Answer!

4.  Do you provide a full 3D Walkthrough Virtual Tour or just have shifting focus over still pictures and call that a virtual tour?  Click HERE for Answer!

5.  What is your strategy to generate multiple offers for my home?  Click HERE for Answer!

6.  Are you still using paper flyers

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Help Us Brighten A Child's Life!

For the 10th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this April!  For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use. 

And that’s where The Cascade Team — in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Guild Association and several area merchants — comes in. Throughout the month of April, agents from The Cascade Team will be walking neighborhoods and spreading the word about Project

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We are less than 2 weeks away from what the internet has called "mobilegeddon" which will happen on April 21st. 

What is Mobilegeddon? In a nutshell, Mobilegeddon is a new algorithm that is going to be applied to ALL Google indexed websites.

What does this algorithm do? This algorithm will evaluate and apply new ranking factors to your website based on how "mobile friendly" or "responsive" your website is. If you do not have a responsive website, it is estimated that you will LOSE ALL RANKINGS IN MOBILE SEARCH RESULTS!

Sorry for the bold caps, but this is REALLY IMPORTANT! Go take a look at your Google analytics right now, click on Audience, then mobile, then overview - take a look at how much of your traffic comes from mobile! 

We've

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KIRKLAND, Washington (April 6, 2015) – Buyer anxiety is rising as the pace of home sales is faster than brokers are able to replenish inventory, according to members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Figures just released for March show 11,408 pending sales during the month while only 10,505 sellers listed their homes for sale during the same period.

"The frenzy market has returned and is in full bloom in King and Snohomish counties. Listings are selling as soon as they come on the market for sale," said J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate.

The multiple offer market has become commonplace on well-priced new listings, observed John Deely, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain. However, he cautioned,

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