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May 2016

Found 10 blog entries for May 2016.

If you can be secure enough with yourself to do an honest assessment of where you are at in your career, where you want to be, and what the most successful agent/brokers around you are doing, then you’ll have an idea of your potential success in the long term.

Forget about sales numbers. How do the most successful agents think and believe?

Visualize a pyramid with the six distinct levels represented below. Level one represents the first part of the journey to success in real estate, and level six represents the pinnacle. This pyramid is useful as an assessment tool to see where you operate on a daily basis and whether you need to make adjustments.

No one is locked into a level, and you can absolutely aspire to consistent improvement from one

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It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago today I told my managing broker at John L Scott that I was leaving and going to start my own brokerage. Back then I had a different business partner named David Field, Doug Young still didn’t have a real estate license, Lori Young was my stager and believe it or not… Zillow only cost $25 per month!

Fast forward to today and here we sit with 25 offices in 5 states (with more to come soon) with several hundred brokers out there doing amazing things.

The most common question I get asked these days is something like this; “Are you surprised or shocked at how much The Cascade Team has grown?”… To which I usually smile and politely say…. “No. We’re right about where I thought we would be, and within the company

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cat picturing itself as a tiger   The Names of the agents have been withheld to protect their privacy and that of their clients and in some cases "The Guilty Parties".  

Scaredy Cats

I had just co-listed a home with my mom Micki, and we were getting ready for an open house when I met the owners’ cat. Buster was hissing, screaming, and waving his claws like crazy—so much so that I was scared and left the house.

My mom was putting signs in the front yard, and I went out and told her what was happening. She said, “Oh Heidi, if you’re going to be in this business, you can’t let a little cat scare you.” She went into the house saying she’d put Buster in his kennel. I felt a little embarrassed as I waited outside. But after another minute, I heard a scream and a door

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Property Website HERE

3907 222nd Ave SE, Sammamish

Price: Now $1,500,000

Beds: 5

Baths 6.25

Sqft: 4,210

Stunning Sammamish custom home on exceptionally large and flat lot within Issaquah School District. The materials and details put into crafting this beauty are extensive. Start with the driveway comprised of Roman and Mediterranean pavers, exterior consists of Western Red Cedar shingles, clear cedar tongue and groove enclosed soffits. Custom stone work all around with artistic details. Metal railing on the deck and throughout the house is work of a local Redmond Artist. The reclaimed wood timbers on the deck and entry come from a barn in Vancouver WA. Exterior paint is Miller ‘Evolution’, a lifetime product and the roof is a 50

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Twenty Six (26) listing just this week for www.TheCascadeTeam.com setting a new single week record for the most listings and also a single day record of 15 listings in one day on Thursday! All of this at a perfect with as we approach Open House Treasure Hunt weekend. Learn More Here: Those listings can be viewed at this link: http://www.thecascadeteam.com/greater-seattle-listings.php

From $1,000,000+ TCT Premiere Listings in Woodinville, Sammamish & The Issaquah Highlands to listings in Mukilteo, North Bend, Kent, Tacoma and even Camano Island The Cascade Team listed homes across the NW region! 

But the real winners were the home sellers working with us. This week alone, they saved over $210,000 in commissions with our full-service for 1%

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The Open House Treasure Hunt is Back!

 Join us on Saturday, May 14th for our Annual Open House Treasure Hunt.

  Tour 5 homes and register to win over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes!

~10am to 4pm~

Star 101.5 and KMPS 94.1 will be there!

 

Check out our  Locations! 

Star 101.5 will be at
1135 268th Way SE,
Sammamish, WA
From 11am to Noon

Star 101.5 will be at
18878 NE 67th Way,
Redmond, WA
From 1pm to 2pm

 

Check out our  Locations! 

KMPS 94.1 will be at
7249 Autumn Ave SE,
Snoqualmie, WA
From 11am to 12:30pm

KMPS 94.1 will be at
24232 SE 10th Place,
Sammamish, WA
From 1pm to 2:30pm

 
See all of our other open houses below!
 

House

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3D Virtual Tag Posts are spatial annotations that allow users to enhance their Spaces with text-based comments anchored to a point in the 3D geometry of a Walkthrough Virtual Tour From The Cascade Team. Unlike 2D tags which would require multiple tags of a single item across several images, once a single 3D Virtual Tag Post is placed within a Space, it is viewable from any perspective as the user moves around. Whether they’re creating a 3D virtual tour to sell a property or adding additional information about the neighborhood, The Cascade Team can now add amazing context to their virtual models.

“3D Virtual Tag Posts content vastly expands the amount of information The Cascade Team can convey about homes and properties they list. We refer to this

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A major credit reporting agency says it will soon take into account homeowner association fees. Home owners who are late on payments may soon see the effect on their credit score.

Sperlonga, a credit data aggregator, is the first company to provide HOA payment and account status data to Equifax, which is one of the three major credit-reporting agencies. A full rollout of the new HOA reporting to Equifax will go live in October.

Homeowner associations and property management companies collect about $70 billion in HOA payments yearly among at least 333,000 community associations, according to the Community Association Institute.

“Until now, HOA payments have gone largely unreported to the national credit-reporting agencies,” says Matt Martin,

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Housing inventory improves, but market still favors sellers

KIRKLAND, Washington (May 5, 2016) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported strong gains in the volume of new listings its members added during April (up 13.6 percent from March), but inventory remained well below the supply needed for a more balanced market. MLS leaders say the lopsided market is prompting some anxious buyers to take ill-advised risks.

Prices showed some signs of moderating with a 5.5 percent year-over-year increase across the MLS 23-county market area. That’s the lowest YOY gain since December 2014 when it was 5.45 percent.

In its latest statistics with summaries of April activity, the MLS reported 11,407 pending sales during the month, about the same as a year

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40 Safest Cities in Washington

From lush forests and majestic mountains to exciting metropolitan areas, Washington offers its residents and visitors access to a rich, active lifestyle. Whether you prefer a bustling city or want to lose yourself in the rural grandeur of the countryside, the Evergreen State is a desirable place to call home.

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This gem of the Pacific Northwest does a great job protecting its citizens as well as its abundant natural resources. Between 2012 and 2013, the state saw an overall decrease in violent crimes, with 2013 seeing 1,176

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