Celebrating 100 Months
100 months ago puts us into the year 2011. That’s the year Seattle voters approved the Highway 99 tunnel, Oprah Winfrey aired her last show, and the unemployment rate was 9 percent.
I published my first View from the Street newsletter on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Since then, I’ve written about rats, listing lingo, and legal matters. I covered topics outside real estate, such as travel, type, and life events.
100 months of The View From the Street: 12 reader favorites
Oh Rats, I didn’t know this!
Seattle rats and vermin of any kind are a common problem in the Seattle area where water features prominently in the geography and trees make perfect “jumping-off points” for many kinds of rodents.
Presenting any listing client with that many offers takes Fingerspitzengefühl, especially when the seller is 90 years old. The offers had only one thing in common. All buyers were prepared to pay more than list price.
Home listing words that translate into a higher sale price.
Home listing words matter indeed, says a story in the Wall Street Journal. Each property characteristic, especially one that can be verified, translates into a higher sale price.
Annie, the Legal Hotline lawyer
Let me introduce you to one of the best sources for real estate information on the Web. Her name is Annie Fitzsimmons. She’s the Legal Hotline Lawyer for the Washington Association of Realtors®.
Will this put Bothell on the map?
Even if it doesn’t put Bothell on the map quite yet, you should put a visit to this place on your calendar. I’m talking about the new McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell.
No wealth creation without real estate
One night, ten years ago on a Christmas vacation, I found it hard to fall asleep. I grabbed a book my son was reading: The Mystery of Capital. I expected to drop the book beside the bed after a few paragraphs.
Mark Zuckerberg versus Upstairs Downstairs
The founder of Facebook announced an ambitious New Year’s resolution: to write the code for a virtual assistant (VA). The artificial intelligence (AI) creation would combine the existing “Internet of Things.”
Real Estate Barista
Made to order, one customer at a time: a real estate barista is a real estate agent who systematically performs at the highest possible level serving individual needs.
Real Estate and Social Media
Real estate and social media are made for each other. Are you on Facebook at least once a day? According to Brandwatch.com, there were 1.083 billion daily active users a year ago.
The year I bought Jeff Bezos lunch
The year was 1997. My office was right above the NBC studios at Rockefeller Center. On the way to work, I walked past the same people I had seen 30 minutes earlier on TV
Just my Type
I learned my original trade as a graphic designer at a college in Basel, Switzerland. I say trade because you were equipped to actually make a good living after graduation.
My Germany Journey
When you are a real estate broker, you see the world with different eyes. My German journey was no different. I pay attention to homes wherever I travel.
Gerhard Ade, a name in real estate and on the web.
A name you can trust.
Gerhard talks about his name, on growing up with the web, and what it takes to build trust in real estate. Don’t miss this video!
The View from the Street newsletter goes via Constant Contact to almost 400 subscribers. Then, I publish it as my blog on ReSeattle.com. This is the 💯 100th issue.
First published by Gerhard as his June 2019 View from the Street Newsletter.