Coldwell Banker Bain | Seal FastStart Career Accelerator

Coldwell Banker has always enjoyed a well-deserved national reputation for attracting and educating the best and the brightest associates in the industry. For many, that journey begins with FastStart™, Coldwell Banker’s ‘signature’ core training program for real estate professionals. For over 40 years, FastStart™ has developed a strong legacy of quickly producing confident, competent and

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How’s the market? Using “Surprising” Stats to Jump Ahead in 2012

It’s official–the brokers in my office consider me a “stats” guy. This moniker has always bothered me a bit, because I don’t consider myself a numbers person at all. Far from it, I was likely that annoying kid in math class trying to look over your shoulder during the test on dividing fractions. No, I’m

Season’s Greetings from Coldwell Banker Bain

It was just before Christmas, when 2 friends in high tech, Were chatting in their cubicles, as conflicted as heck. They argued back and forth “Should we buy, should we rent?” Then one said “Where is the postcard that Bain Realtor sent?”  There on the card was the home of their dreams, And offered at

The Legacy of William A. Bain (and the Rest of Us)

Recently, the name sake of Coldwell Banker Bain, William A. Bain, passed away at age 88.  Brokers who personally knew Mr. Bain have stopped by my office this week to reminisce about the man and his leadership, and particular phrases have cropped up again and again; “A TRUE gentleman” “honest” “fair” “kind” “a man of

Pending sales up inventory and prices down

NWMLS October Stats for King County – Two Treats, One Trick

Recently, I was chatting with Mike Grady (President of CBBain) about the differences between the Greater Seattle housing market this year and last. We were talking because the NWMLS had just released their market stats for October, and three things really stood out. First, the inventory of homes for sale in King County was down substantially year over