Windermere Real Estate

Business today Fun ice breakers at our Windermere RMS class with @nik_nik Well the last few days was awesome. Windermere’s 40th Anniversary Symposium was heald at the Seattle Sheraton. There many great classes to chose from. I have to say however that there was one class that really shined. This class had really great agents attending and one particular instructor that started one of the mornings off […]
Living Just for fun! This post is  about the fun we have here at Windermere Services. It is great when you come to work every day and love what you do, but it is even better when you have fun with other great  individuals. Every year we play a Services softball game. From the beginning I have been one of the […]
Business today The person in the room with the most information wins. A recent stat I saw a few days ago stated that 73% of Realtors make most of their income from non real estate work. Scary! What if you walked into a coffee shop and the person making your latte was your doctor? I don’t know about you, but that would not instill very much confidence […]
Business today Blogging does matter. As Windermere gets ready to launch their new websites that are based on a wordpress platform it will be a huge opportunity for many of you to think about having a blog. I for one truly believe in blogging. That said there will be many of you that may not think that blogging adds […]
Business today Social Media does not generate business, relationships generate business! Yep you heard that correctly! I just attended an amazing Windermere Installation taught by Larry Kendall from the Group out of Fort Collins Colorado.  The entire premise of the Ninja program is based around being in the FLOW, and understanding that Real Estate is a CAREER! I’m always amazed when I talk to groups of Realtors and […]
Business today Be Smart when using a QR code. So there seems to be a big buzz these days about QR codes. I’m seeing them pop up all over the place. The idea behind the QR code is great but I’m finding that Realtors aren’t really thinking about the content behind the code. Let me give you a few examples. So  you have a […]
Business today To what extent do you go to offer great customer services? When your a real estate professional sometimes your services doesn’t just extend to your customers but what about the customers on the other side? Recently I sold my home and my home uses oil for heating. The tank for this home is underground and as some of you may or may not know at some point […]
Business today Stop and think before you post a listing to your facebook personal page! Photo courtesy of So I know there are some of you out there that will read this and then keep posting your listings to facebook and that’s just too bad but hey, how does the saying go? “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make  him think!” or something like that. I recently […]
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Business today A blog vs a website! As  Windermere solutions gets ready to launch their new tools set there will be lots of discussion on the topic of blog vs website. 8 years ago a website was a good idea. Today that has shifted especially when it comes to having a website that lives in the world of Real Estate. Today we are seeing a […]
Real Estate Related Selling a home the right way! Well inspection is complete and everything looks good. Closing set for 20 days from now and I couldn’t be happier. So what are the take aways from this process I just went through? 1. make sure your working with a skilled Realtor that knows the market your home is in. 2. Listen to what they […]
Real Estate Related Day two (Pending inspection). Just wanted to give you an update on the process of listing my home. So day two and we accepted an offer over the listing price. I can’t express the importance of listening to your Realtor and making sure that you stay realistic on the value of your home. I’m always  surprised when a seller […]
Real Estate Related Why is Windermere investing in technology? A recent article form Geek Wire talked about Windermere and Brett Eddy the new CTO for the new company Windermere Solutions. After reading the article I began to read the comments. It was amusing to me to see the wide gap between the individuals that want to change the way we do real estate and the existing […]
Living Are you being realistic as a Seller in todays market? Photo by Paul G. So I just finished being a buyer in this market place and now I’m stepping into being a Seller. I want to be clear, I do work for Windermere but not as a Realtor. My opinion’s are my own on this particular topic. As I was a buyer I want to […]
Business today How being on the Web is drastically changing! Graph Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko “You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At […]