Tracie's Thoughts

Community Fellow Agent Collaboration 2020, the year of isolation, has made me more thankful than ever for my relationships with fellow brokers. Being independent contractors we are essentially in this alone. It can feel lonely even though we talk to all our clients and contractors and agents on the other side of transactions. I thrive in collaborative environments and […]
Community My Commitment to Strong Connections Everywhere 2020- the year I spent making true, valued connections with other realtors I find inspiring.  I’m sure you can imagine the beginning of quarantine was a scary, strange time for us all, but for us Real Estate Business Owners we weren’t quite sure what to expect for our near future. I was incredibly thankful I had reached out to […]
Market Updates New Addition! My Weekly Market Updates I’m excited to announce my newest edition to help keep you informed! My weekly Market Update!  Each Friday, keep an eye out on Social Media to see my recap of the market over the past week. I will focus on the basics: how many listings were added, how many homes sold, and how many offers […]
Buying a Home Contractor Pricing for YOU!   Rainy Weekend Plans?! Have you been wanting to get some painting done? I’m excited to extend my personal discount to you! There’s nothing better than supporting a local business {especially right now- when they really need our support}, getting a great deal, AND unmatched customer service! You can get it all by taking my […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 12 Moving On to Phase 2! Welcome to June! It was announced today that the Washington State Secretary of Health has accepted Whatcom County’s application to move on to Phase 2 of the Washington’s Safe Start Plan. You can read a broad explanation of what that means here, and here are a few key changes: Lets you have 5 […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 9   Beginning & Ending on High Notes Our new normal seems to be becoming less new and more normal, just in time for our Phase 1 to be coming to an end- maybe one more week (at the earliest), and then we move on to Phase 2! It’s still not business as usual – no open houses, only serious homebuyers […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 8   I hosted my very first Virtual Open House this weekend- what a fun way to show potential buyers and home lovers a home without spreading germs!  I hope you were able to join me live on Facebook from the comfort of your own home! If not, the recorded video is posted on my feed in facebook and on […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 7 A PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD It’s already May! It almost seemed like April would never end, but we made it! Good job, team! Friday, May 1st, Governor Inslee announced that the Stay Home Order would now be extended past the previous deadline of May 4th to May 31st. The state will be opened back up slowly in a 4 phase series. As part of […]
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Tracie's Thoughts Gov. Inslee’s Wa Recovery Plan     A SAFE RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE On Tuesday, 4/21, Governor Jay Inslee announced his plan for a safe return to public life. This plan is broken down into 3 main goals: Protect the Health and Safety of Washingtonians Facilitate a Safe Start and Transition to Economic Recovery Support All People and Communities He’s included all the details […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 6 A Plan to Move Forward Hard to believe we’ve been paying attention to the numbers for 6 weeks already.  I’m thankful the number of COVID-19 cases in Washington State continues to decrease and we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel!  Below You’ll find: Updated Numbers Washington’s Recovery Plan Matthew’s New Construction Update Love to the Alcoa Families Another Chance […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 4 Data, Tours, Taxes and Interest Rates Most prominent in the news this last week was Washington State deciding that our students will not return to in person schooling this school year.  Families are mourning sadness of missing out on the end of year celebrations for milestone grade transitions, cancelled sports seasons and so much more.  […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter – Week 3 May the 4th Be… Here Quickly! Here we are again with another update on our Stay at Home Directive, which now has been extended until May 4th. It might seem like so far away, but the more we stay home (and the better we follow the rules), the sooner we will be able to resume our regular lifestyles! I’m continuing with week 3 of looking at […]
Market Updates REVISED Current Numbers that Matter – Week 2 I SPOKE AN HOUR TOO SOON! The Governor JUST deemed Real Estate as an “Essential Business”!  So what does this mean for you and our clients?  We now have to adhere to stricter guidelines to ensure safety for our clients and homeowners, however we are able to do the following: 1. In-person activities must be appointment-only 2. No […]
Market Updates Current Numbers that Matter- Week 2 SO MUCH CHANGE It is hard to believe our lives could have changed much more in this last week than they did the week before, but it certainly happened, didn’t it?! Here’s a Timeline of the last week’s significant events for reference: Sunday 3/22- President Trump approved our state’s disaster declaration Monday 3/23- Boeing suspended […]
Market Updates Current Numbers the Matter- Week 1 There are so many things changing on just about a daily basis right now. People are asking a lot of questions about things ranging from everyday life, to big things like buying and selling real estate. Without looking at data, all I can tell you is what this all feels like, so I think this […]
Community The “Hirst Decision” Streamflow Restoration under Chapter 90.94 RCW WRIA 1 rulemaking – The “Hirst Decision” Brief History-Here is how we got to this point In 2016, the Washington State Supreme Court issued the “Hirst” decision which stated that Whatcom County failed to comply with the Growth Management Act requirements to protect water resources. The decision limited landowners’ […]
Community Kicks for Kids! Remember what it felt like the last time you realized you had a hole in your ? Or even worse when your feet weren’t supported by the you’d had for way too long and your feet hurt? It breaks my heart to think there are kiddos that wake up everyday and put shoes and/or socks […]
Community Whatcom County Holiday Craft Fairs & Events Holiday Craft Fairs & Events… November 2 – 3: Sarah’s What Knots Fall/Winter Bazaar! 8am – 4pm 585 W Hemmi Rd, Bellingham Holiday Bake Sale & Bazaar 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. -401 Grover Street, Lynden, WA Lunch at noon, Friday $6 November 3rd – Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair 9am – 4pm 1400 Larabee […]
Community Client Appreciation Cruise On Thursday, August 16th we invited our clients and friends on a 2-hour cruise around the bay. We had delicious food, good drinks and even spotted some whales! We loved getting to see everyone who has believed in us and helped us grow the past 2 years. Click on the button below to view all […]
Tracie's Thoughts Throughout the Summer – Keeping Cool Man it’s HOT out there!! What are you doing to keep your home cool?