It’s Friday (ok, Saturday), let’s sweep! | staying curious

Ballard + Eastlake + Madison Park + Northgate + Sand Point + Wedgwood


Yes, it’s Saturday – not Friday – the result of a long week spilling into Saturday morning. That happens! It was a good week – hope yours was too.

This week I’d like to share a conversation I had with a peer in our industry with respect to the power and importance of staying curious. 

On staying curious…what I notice is those that stay curious are successful. Those who stay curious stay relevant. To give a good example, I’ll again highlight Sol Vilarreal and his  incredible weekly habit in building his Civic Minute (weekly mailchip newsletter to his sphere). I asked Sol what a few of his favorite resources are in building his Civic Minute and staying curious…

(…and thank you Sol for your willingness to share!)

Most of Sol’s weekly real estate content comes from either The Seattle Times, Curbed Seattle, Seattle Bubble, the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Sol’s “Civic” content usually comes from:

The local section of the Seattle Times

Erica C. Barnett at The C is for Crank

Heidi Groover, Sydney Brownstone, and Steven Hsieh at The Stranger


Seattle Weekly (Sol’s found Twitter to be the best way to get their local politics articles)

Joel Connelly at the P-I


And speaking to curiosity – sure interesting this week to follow Amazon’s reveal in their Top 20 cities still in the running for HQ2 – fascinating! The reveal here!

How might you stay curious in 2018? What habits will you create to stay curious? What will you read? What will you listen to?

That’s a wrap for this week! Next week, FWL will feature Episode #7 Double Down podcast – with David Daniel (Demco), Chip Painter (VP, Windermere Services) and Mark Hobbs (Eastlake assistant manager and the King of Standards of Practice. We’ll dive into our first legal bites of the year and set the table in a deeper dive into Standards of Practice. And oh, a bit on Zillow too!

Stay curious my friends,

Laura Smith, General Manager | Windermere Real Estate Co.

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Ballard + Eastlake + Madison Park + Northgate + Sand Point + Wedgwood

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