Washington State’s Database of Unprofessional Agents

Alternate title: Real Estate Agents do the Darndest Things! A while ago someone sent me a link to an interesting page over on the state’s Department of Licensing website: Disciplinary actions: Real estate brokers and managing brokers Some of the tidbits contained within: Unprofessional conduct — Had judgments against him directly related to his real […]

Friday Flashback: “I tease the bubble bloggers!”

Local real estate salesman Mack McCoy, writing on the now-defunct Seattle Real Estate Professionals blog in October 2007: I tease the bubble bloggers! The people on this board have extensive experience in the real estate world, and while there may be differences of opinion among them, the fact is that their opinions deserve to carry […]

Friday Flashback: “The impossible happened.”

I received the following email totally unsolicited this week from a local agent that I sparred with a couple of times on these pages back in 2007: You were right. I was wrong. A few years ago you predicted how terrible the market would be. I doubted you. Why? Having gone through the tech led […]

Can the NWMLS Control Online Conversations About Listings?

I linked this up last week on the Twitter account, but the story has been getting enough chit chat online in the last few days that I figure it deserves its own post here. In news first broken by local REALTOR® Marlow Harris, the NWMLS will apparently be adding two new ways to fine their […]

$8,000 Tax Credit: To Extend or Not to Extend?

As the expiration date on the first-time homebuyer $8,000 tax credit nears, talk is stirring about renewing and expanding the scheme. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the varying related pieces I’ve been following from around the web. First up, we’ve got the National Ass. of Realtors pushing hard on their members to “Write […]

Seattle Real Estate Reporting: There Can Be Only One

When I started Seattle Bubble just over four years ago in August 2005, there were many sources for local real estate news—The Seattle Times, The Seattle P-I, Rain City Guide, etc… I started this site not due to a lack of news sources, but due to what I felt was a lack of consumer-oriented local […]