A reflection about being wished a “Happy Memorial Day”

Several recent marketing emails I’ve received lately were titled “Happy Memorial Day”. My response?  Cringing. “Happy”? I don’t want to disparage the senders, but language is important to me. Word choice and imagery, critical. This day where we remember our war dead, “happy”, to me, misses the point. “Thoughtful”, perhaps. “Reflective” works well, too. Thinking Read More …

A few thoughts about Memorial Day weekend

As it’s Friday, I’m planning out the family’s agenda for this long weekend. One of the key elements for us will be rest. But there’s Folklife down at the Seattle Center, with that there’s Art Of The Brick at the Pacific Science Center, farmer’s markets, hikes, so very much to do. I want to add Read More …

An Open House for some serious work in Lynnwood

Next Wednesday there will be an open house for this project. On 196th from the east side of Fred Meyer to just before I-5. Come and be informed, and give your thoughts and input. If you want to take the deep dive, here’s the project’s website.   PROJECT OPEN HOUSE NOTICE 196th Street SW Improvements: Read More …

Exploring Mukilteo

Though quite grey, yesterday was rather dry. A friend who has been interested in exploring local trails called us, so off my son and went, with two dogs in tow. A Mukilteo resident, she takes her dogs regularly to the Japanese Gulch Dog Park, where I’ve never been. First, though, we briefly hike around the Read More …

A Thought About Today’s Real Estate In Greater Seattle

When we agents log into the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), we’re presented with some key market stats. The first one shows how many homes have been listed in the past 24 hours. When I logged this morning, there were seven. Yesterday, though, there were over 800. Today’s total inventory is 14,244, so over 6% of Read More …

Defining “Accidental Real Estate Agent”

I’ve been calling myself an accidental real estate agent for quite awhile. It’s well past time to explain what I mean. Most real estate agents I’ve met made a deliberate choice to enter this field. For many, it was money. Others I know are in this for the flexible hours, to be their own boss, Read More …