clutter clearing—not that fun

I met my friend and Windermere real estate agent Phillipa for coffee not long ago. I was yammering about the ups and down of biz and said something like, "Everyone has stuff, most of us have too much stuff and feel stuck. I hear people in distress about this ALL THE...

An easy tip on what to do with Gift Cards

How many of you out there have found a Gift Card you thought you lost, you find it (yay!) and then you realize, IT'S EXPIRED. Or, equally frustrating, you're at the Apple Store and no—you don't have the $100 gift card on you from when you recycled your last iPhone....

SELLING OLD HOMES—they can be tricky. Here’s one of the reasons why.

Recently, I cleared three older homes, all in the same neighborhood of Seattle, Capital Hill. (One of my FAVORITE neighborhoods in Seattle, btw!) A Windermere broker intelligently hired me and we scheduled the three clearings all within a three week time frame. I...

Why Wearing a Seahawks Jersey Might Help You Tackle Your Messy Garage

"You can't read the label when you're inside the jar."  Do you know how often I say this? ALL. THE.  TIME. That's how often. (Usually accompanied by a ☝️). Why? Because it's sooooo dang true! Think about it. How many times have you tried to fix a problem that was...

When Homes Sell Too Fast

PING! Text message comes in. "Can you look at a listing I have in Wallingford, before this weekend? It's needs an energy clearing."    PING! Next text: "This is Dave Marks, by the way."  Me: "Sure! how about (blahdey blahdey) day and time?"  Three texts...

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clutter clearing—not that fun

I met my friend and Windermere real estate agent Phillipa for coffee not long ago. I was yammering about the ups and down of biz and said something like, "Everyone has stuff, most of us have too much stuff and feel stuck. I hear people in distress about this ALL THE...

An easy tip on what to do with Gift Cards

How many of you out there have found a Gift Card you thought you lost, you find it (yay!) and then you realize, IT'S EXPIRED. Or, equally frustrating, you're at the Apple Store and no—you don't have the $100 gift card on you from when you recycled your last iPhone....

Why Wearing a Seahawks Jersey Might Help You Tackle Your Messy Garage

"You can't read the label when you're inside the jar."  Do you know how often I say this? ALL. THE.  TIME. That's how often. (Usually accompanied by a ☝️). Why? Because it's sooooo dang true! Think about it. How many times have you tried to fix a problem that was...

When Homes Sell Too Fast

PING! Text message comes in. "Can you look at a listing I have in Wallingford, before this weekend? It's needs an energy clearing."    PING! Next text: "This is Dave Marks, by the way."  Me: "Sure! how about (blahdey blahdey) day and time?"  Three texts...

Want more energy? Take it from me – here’s what NOT to do.

“How do you keep yourself from getting drained?” Hands down, this is the #1 question I get asked when people hear what I do for a living. And I used to give really elaborate answers. Answers that would make the person asking the question about getting drained, look...