Help KUOW with a Piece on Seattle-Area Real Estate

I received the following email yesterday from someone with KUOW—Seattle’s local NPR outlet:

KUOW reporter Deborah Wang is working on a story about the commercial real estate and condo markets. Hearing from people in your world would be huge to us. I’ve built a question form for the web that reflects what Deborah is pursuing. We would both be thrilled if you would post our question form and explain that this is one of KUOW’s approaches to newsgathering.

People who answer this form become news sources for us, allowing them a direct route to our ears for the future. We hold their information in our Public Insight Network, a database of about 600 people who help us cover the Puget Sound region by sharing their expertise and experience.

The specific story angle they’re currently working on is titled “Real Estate: Are you trying to get a better deal?” They’re looking for local residents that are renewing their rent, renting out a new residential or office space, in the market for a new condo, or are currently a landlord.

This sounds like an interesting idea. I encourage anyone who is interested in this project to head over to KUOW’s web form and get in touch with them. It’s nice to see some “old media” pursuing innovative new approaches to news.

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


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    Crashcadia says:

    Have the media take a look around at all of the projects that are started and now just sitting, incomplete.

    For example.
    The new auto dealership at the bottom of the hill to Bonney Lake. Yes a new auto dealership. How stupid is that.
    Just down the road at the end of 167 they are closing down dealerships.

    Or the wedge of a building located at the intersection of 410 and South Prarie road. They started it. Now tar paper hangs from the sides of it.

    Or the Cascadia development. The States largest planned residential project thats suppose ta have lots of comercial bussinesses. If you can believe that.

    How about all those big buildings along Hwy 167 in Sumner that were built 3 years ago and have been sitting empty all the while…. and they are still building more.

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