Luxury Real Estate Blog

Have to miss son's moment to attend "shared ownership" event

Mar 26, 2008

By Scott Rudolph So… I’m headed to San Francisco next week in order to meet with hundreds within the “shared ownership” sector. I’ll be missing my son’s first oral presentation before the school and I’m sick about it. No question, there is much to learn and much to discuss but, truth be told, I’m a dyed-in-the-wool, whole-ownership kinda’ guy.

St. Patrick's Day in the Emerald City

Mar 26, 2008

By Robert Lockard I found a fun little article in The Seattle Times today entitled “Get your green on: ‘Tis St. Paddy’s Day.” Not only was the article lighthearted and fun to read, but it also included a nice photo of John Harvey Losh, the father of LuxuryRealEstate.com President John Brian Losh. The elder Losh looks completely enraptured in the spirit of this holiday, even wearing giant Leprechaun (or maybe Vulcan) ears. What a fun photo.

Motivational quotes

Mar 26, 2008

By Jennifer Schuyler The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur." Vince Lombardi "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination." Tommy Lasorda If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." Samuel Johnson Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory." Gandhi A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop." Robert Hughes The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that, whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." Vince Lombardi And finally … We will either find a way, or make one!" Hannibal Editor’s Note: Jennifer Schuyler is the Senior Membership Manager with LuxuryRealEstate.com. She has a remarkable history of meeting and exceeding luxury brokers’ marketing needs. This is quite an interesting collection of quotes famous people. It seems that determination is the central focus of these quotes. It doesn’t matter so much that the world around us is shaking in fear, as long as we are calm and positive inside. When challenges come, let us lift up our heads and welcome the opportunity to show who we truly are.

LuxuryRealEstate.com reaches out to international buyers

Mar 26, 2008

By Courtney Jackson I am excited to announce the launch of a new print product. We have been hearing more and more about the need for International advertising so we decided to add the International Wall Street Journal to our list of exclusive advertising opportunities. The International edition is distributed throughout Europe and Asia with a distribution of 167,452. We currently offer a 1/8 page option. Make sure to contact your Account Manager to find out all the details. Editor’s Note: Courtney Jackson is the Print Director for LuxuryRealEstate.com. She works closely with The Wall Street Journal, Unique Homes and a variety of other publications to help luxury brokers gain domestic and international exposure for their properties. During this time of a weakening dollar and falling property prices in some parts of the United States, foreign investors are becoming an important part of U.S. real estate. Now is a great time for them to buy, and now is a key time to reach out to these potential clients. This is a great opportunity.

Betsy & Brian Losh honored with service award

Mar 26, 2008

By Meghan Barry Congratulations to Betsy & Brian Losh, of Ewing & Clark Inc. in Seattle, WA. Yesterday, March 11th, at the Kerry Oliver Guild Luncheon Brian and Betsy were honored by the Seattle Children’s Home for their years of service and support. Since 1884, Seattle Children’s Home (SCH) has been taking care of the special needs of children and their families. At SCH, a full spectrum of care is offered. Services range from residential treatment with 24-hour nursing and psychiatric services to less-intensive counseling visits. Many LuxuryRealEstate.com members give back to their communities throughout the year. It is always wonderful to see recognition for these tireless efforts. Editor’s Note: Meghan Barry is the Executive Vice President of LuxuryRealEstate.com. She works closely with CEO John Brian Losh to organize a variety of Luxury Real Estate programs, events and services. This is a wonderful honor for Mr. and Mrs. Losh to receive. Giving your time and talents to a worthy cause in an excellent way to forget about yourself and remember what is really important in life. Obtaining positive publicity, while a definite plus, should not be the only goal of doing good, and Mr. and Mrs. Losh have shown that they are mainly focused on other people in this endeavor because of their low-key kindness.

Filming and "Traveling" in Seattle

Mar 26, 2008

By Allyson Metters Every morning I walk through the historic Pike Place Market on my way to the LuxuryRealEstate.com office. I get in really early in the morning, so most days it is just me passing by the produce vendors who are setting up for the busy day of shoppers and tourists. Today was a bit different. As I turned the corner onto Pike Place, I noticed that the entire street was closed to traffic and there was security everywhere. I asked the produce vendors what was going on, and they told me that Aaron Eckart and Jennifer Aniston are in town to film a movie called Traveling. As someone who lived in Los Angeles for awhile, and even worked for a time as a nanny to a family with very close connections to the industry (that could be a whole series of unrelated blog entries!), the actual sight of a film set is not incredibly fascinating to me, but I was excited to see that Seattle is going to be showcased. Seattle is truly an amazing, beautiful city. In fact, according to “Talent Markets: the Importance of Location in the Competition for Human Capital,” a collaboration of the Human Capital Institute and Monster.com, Seattle was in the top 10 preferred U.S. metropolitan areas of job relocation. Judging by the number of transplants that we have in our office alone, the city’s appeal is quite evident. Editor’s Note: Allyson Metters is the Relocation Manager for LuxuryRealEstate.com. She helps people who are moving to find a perfect broker to meet their needs in their new area. By the way, you can find some more information on this new movie in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. I hope that this movie turns out to be good! The right place for you to live is based upon many factors, and this list by the Human Capital Institute and Monster.com could be quite useful for many people as they seek a new home. Luxury Referral Services is another excellent resource for you to find a top broker in new areas.

Is the web finally mobile?

Mar 26, 2008

By Joey Pauley Over the years, people have predicted that the web would eventually go mobile. I was all for it, but, unfortunately, my phone’s capabilities were very thin. Blackberrys did a good job with email, but as for an elevated internet experience, they were barely getting past the ground floor.

Fantasy features

Mar 26, 2008

By Kimberly Fulwyler I am surprised that more luxury homes don’t have rock-climbing walls, or indoor tennis courts. To me, the epitome of a luxury home is having amenities that reach beyond your wildest dreams. While many luxury homes do have incredible amenities, such as custom pools, heated floors, and outdoor kitchens, there are few that stand out above the crowd.

Ewing & Clark sells Seattle property for record price

Mar 26, 2008

By Meghan Barry Ewing & Clark, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent closing of 1620 Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle, Washington for $15,800,000. This is the highest residential sale in King County in the past two years. The 9,000-square-foot Santa Barbara-style residence sits on 120 feet of Lake Washington waterfront in the heart of Seattle’s renowned Denny Blaine neighborhood. The home was originally designed by William Blaine. The reconstruction was designed by Stuart Silk and built by Reed Construction, and the interiors were designed by Michael McQuiston Designs. Betsy Q. Terry brokered both the purchase and resale of the property, also serving as a consultant on the rebuild. View the property here: www.luxuryrealestate.com/748661. Editor’s Note: Meghan Barry is the Executive Vice President of LuxuryRealEstate.com. She works closely with CEO John Brian Losh to organize a variety of Luxury Real Estate programs, events and services. Mr. Losh is also the owner and broker of Ewing & Clark, which is Seattle’s oldest brokerage. This is wonderful news, and I hope that you also have great news to share.

Are you Linked In?

Mar 26, 2008

By Brian Langhorst Many websites provide networking opportunities to connect with colleagues, business partners, friends, etc. LinkedIn is my current frontrunner among the crowd to showcase a truly professional network. It is easy to use and very efficient to maintain. I highly encourage all of our members to use this website to showcase their business and reach. We even have a Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate group for you to join. Imagine the possibilities for referrals (incoming and outbound) if you were to really show the vast scope of your business network. Just thinking of the referral opportunities makes me excited for you. Clients looking for professional representation from a REALTOR® need to easily see just how well-connected you are. I believe LinkedIn to be the best way to do just that.  Log on today and see just what I am talking about! Editor’s Note: Brian Langhorst is an Account Manager with LuxuryRealEstate.com. He meets members’ unique needs through the dynamic services LuxuryRealEstate.com provides. I’m also a member of LinkedIn, and I recommend it, as well. It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort, and it allows you to stay connected with people you’ve known in the past as well as your current associates. Be sure to find other members of LuxuryRealEstate.com by searching with both "Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate" and "LuxuryRealEstate.com." Some members use one or the other, so it’s best to search both names for our network.
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