Archive for January, 2010

Jan
27

Chat With Wendy Ceccherelli

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Many of you may remember Wendy from the November 2008 REAPS meeting when she was one of the panelist sharing her latest deal in Leschi.  Lately her smiling face can be found at the monthly REAPS meetings as an ambassador and membership coordinator.

Share a little of your background?

I spent 25 years as a government arts funder.  I got started in real estate when I came to the Northwest and loved it here.  Retirement was coming and I wanted options to be able to live anywhere.

BIO
Name: Wendy Ceccherelli
Located: Leschi
How long in real estate: 5 years
Hobbies: Hot air balloon commercial rated, Running, Cross county skiing, and Dragon boat paddler
Blog: www.WendyWonder.BlogSpot.com
Website: www.2525RockyPointRoadNW.com

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Jan
24

Success Leaves Clues

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According to the news, the talk around the water cooler or coffee, and anyone else looking to share their opinion, it can seem that the real estate market and investing is doomed.  If that is what you want to believe then you will find problems and have difficulty in seeing opportunities around you.  However, if you refuse to accept the gloom and doom you will be able to see the opportunities and successes taking place around you every day.

For the next year my mission will be to point out success stories from fellow REAP members.  My grandfather taught me something when I was a teenager and I have come to believe it to be a fundamental success principle.  Success Principle: Success leaves clues.   Success is taking place every day by people and companies around you.  They are not luckier or smarter than you and me.  What they have is a plan based on what has worked for others, taking the correct actions on a daily basis, and know that success is possible amongst all the noise of failure, gloom, and doom.

Each week as I share the stories of fellow REAPS members you will see what they are doing, read what is working for them as well as what has not and what they do to keep themselves moving forward and motivated.   Another Success Principle:

Knowledge + Attitudes + Skills + Habits = Success

I will keep this principle in mind as I meet and talk with members who are having success in what they are doing.  You will see how they got started and what they are doing.  You will get a glimpse into their attitudes and habits.  If you are looking you will find ideas that you can use to improve yourself and your real estate business on your road to success.  Take the time to spend time with those who see the possibilities and are not following the norm and you will start to see possibilities as well and find yourself changing your non-supportive habits.  I truly believe that no matter where you are or what happened to you last year or in years past; you can make this year a better year.  Check back often to see what others are doing and please leave your comments on what you find useful and your questions.

To Your Success,
Mitchy

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Jan
24

Welcome to the new REAPS Blog

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Hi there, REAPSters!

As part of our transition to our new home page, we have a new BLOG.  You’ll be able to comment and rate (!) posts by our REAPS volunteer team of bloggers.

We’re going to have pieces of interest from other sites, commentary and opinion, member announcements and other interesting information.  It’s all new, so as we settle in, please feel free to give us feedback!

If you’re interested in becoming a REAPS Blogger, then we’d like to hear from you.  Contact me at [email protected] and we can chat.

I look forward to hearing from you and wish you a successful and rewarding 2010!

Dugald Allen
Webmaster

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