Real Estate Rock Star

We like introducing you to agents we work with, love and admire. To us, it is worth spreading the word on the Real Estate Rock Stars out there.

Meet JASON VIYDO. He makes the home buying and selling process almost effortless. With his many years of experience in the industry he has seen and experienced just about everything. My advice? Listen to him, do what he says and your property will be listed, shown and sold in the best light. I appreciate that he personally meets us at the property, the inspector, the appraiser, the painter, the cleaner-it's all hands on and laser focused. I gave him a few get to know ya questions:

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WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?

The opportunity to help my clients get clear on their real estate goals.  It is one of the biggest financial purchase or sale most of us make in our lifetime.  In some cases, giving the advice to not buy or sell if it is not in the best interest of my client is a rewarding part of my job.  I like being able to help someone achieve their goals.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN AGENT?

30 years; all with Windermere Real Estate

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE LISTINGS?

A group of townhomes on Yale in the Eastlake neighborhood in 2008. This was a fabulous site overlooking Lake Union, the city skyline and evening sunsets in the most challenging market I ever faced.  I was able to get them all sold, while other properties around the city were going to foreclosure.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?

Bourbon on the rocks.  It reminds me of my father; he always had a bottle of Old Grandad in the liquor cabinet, even though I never saw him take a drink. 

IF YOU HAD A BOAT WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT?

The Carol Marie. (ahhh... I love that-your sweet adorable wife!)

WHAT IS THE BEST PURCHASE YOU EVER MADE?

Our home where we raised our family.  However, I always enjoy the purchase of a hot, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.

WHAT IS THE WORST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Parking in city.  To ease my pain, I’ve switched to a small electric car, the I-3.  I can create a parking spot darn near anywhere.

WHAT BENEFIT DO YOU BRING TO A GROUP OF FRIENDS?

Humor.  I like to give my friend’s a good-natured ribbing.  If you can dish it out, you got to be able to take it.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek.  This book is about being a leader and pulling together as a team.

Go here to meet another Rock Star Agent in our series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for noticing

Photo by Bethany @ One Girl Trucking


I visit a blog called One Girl Trucking which is far from my world. There are entertaining and heart warming stories of her work days & nights hauling freight. Her truck Rosie is beautiful. I love reading her tales on the road, stories about her farm and seeing her photographs. A country girl with a taste for adventure. Once in awhile she will let you ride next to her via a video and it's trippy.

How thrilled I was that she listed our blog as one that she visits. Thank you so much....

Christmas Decorations

Here are some photos taken by my super talented stylist friend Kamie. She always has a clever decorating spin each holiday. This holiday her inspiration is Alice in Wonderland.

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I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!







L.A. Flea Market

I have wonderful memories of visiting Sister Ex in L.A. and shopping the flea markets. I had to carry some crazy things on the airplane that today would never be allowed. Sigh.....

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The monthly sale will be held this Sunday in Dodger Stadium and will include a couple of auctions, music, tons of food and a service that carries your purchases to your car-a bit more upscale than the gritty flea markets of our day. You can read more about the sale here.