It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | nwmls fine notices + gardner report, Q3 + we’ve got you covered + #boss, #spicegirls

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Welcome to Friday! A few items to digest this week as we prepare for another productive week ahead – let’s take a quick sweep…as this beautiful Friday afternoon + evening awaits us all!

NWMLS Fine Notices | What have I noticed? Yes, indeed – brokers are being fined when not including Legal Descriptions – they are not kidding around about this one. It is minimal compared to other more costly fines however I hate to see anyone get fined – especially when the Legal is most likely in your file;) ***of particular note, I’m noticing some NWMLS compliance emails landing in your “clutter” and even sometime “junk” email – which then would put you at odds in typically doing anything to remedy a fine. If you see any communication direct from the NWMLS in “clutter” or “junk” drag and drop into your “inbox” and your email will be smarter (we train our inboxes with this action of dragging + dropping!).

Note: if you do receive a NWMLS fine – do try to play the card “this is the first time it has happened” card and often they will waive upon first offense – doesn’t hurt to ask!

The Gardner Report | Third Quarter 2016 | Washington Real Estate Market Update

Click here for the Matthew Gardner’s full report– Economic Overview + Home Sales Activity + Home Prices + Days on Market + Conclusions…

Keep in mind, this “science” is put together to help us stay on top of our game however also for you to share with your clients. It always matters “who says it” – might as well leverage an in-house Chief Economist. Need help implementing? Just ask! 

…”This speedometer reflects the state of the region’s housing market using housing inventory, price gains, sales velocities, interest rates, and larger economics factors. For the third quarter of 2016, I am moving the needle very slightly toward the buyers. This is entirely due to the recent increase in inventory levels that I believe will continue through the rest of the year. That said, the region remains steadfastly a seller’s market.” – Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist – Windermere Real Estate

We’ve Got You Covered | It appears we are doing some good in our winter drive thank you everyone! Gentle Giant moving trucks will arrive our offices on November 14th to collect our goods – new hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, and warm socks for YouthCare, a non-profit that provides support and services to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area. There is still time to shout this out to your people and use our offices as drop off locations – or, an opportunity to go pick up a few items from your clients, sphere etc…win/win – yet another reason to see great people this time of year! Your offices have marketing materials (done for you) should you choose to share with your database, social media efforts and the like.

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Halloween Fun! | I couldn’t help myself as we prepare for Halloween this Monday. Our Ballard office got a head start today with their costume contest – it has nothing to do with real estate (everything to do with their office community) and I had to share! #Boss, #SpiceGirls

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Have a wonderful weekend in both productive work + play, here to help – that is the ultimate goal. My cell – 206.227.7133 – feel free to give a shout if you need anything.

In partnership with you,

Laura Smith, General Manager | Windermere Real Estate Co + Northwest, Inc.