Open Spacious 1-level Silver Beach Home Just Listed

Enjoy the ease of one level living in this open spacious Silver Beach home . Vaulted Ceilings and skylights give great natural light year round. Separate family and dining spaces make for gracious living. Sit at the kitchen island or curl up with a cup of tea in the breakfast nook enjoying your private, fenced yard & gazebo. Enjoy the extra comforts of radiant floor heat and heated garage. Great location on generous corner lot offers proximity to Barkley Village, Lake Whatcom, parks & trails.

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Well Maintained Duplex in Highly Desirable Location

Invest today in this very well maintained duplex in highly desirable location. Close to WWU, Fairhaven, I-5 and Interurban trail . Both upstairs and downstairs units have 3 bedroom and one bath, each with their own laundry and one car garage. Over 1,000 sf on each level with good floorplans, light and sunny level yard. This low maintenance building is a great place to live and even better place to own.

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Location!!! Townhouse style 3 bedroom condo in Bellingham

Location!!! Townhouse style 3 bedroom condo is centrally located in a peaceful residential setting near Barkley Village. Enjoy an easy stroll to shopping, restaurants and the new movie theater. Right next the Railroad Trail, walk or bike to area parks and downtown. Full of light with open high ceiling and attached garage, this condo is waiting for your updates and finishing touches.

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Ideal blend of Country lifestyle within a community!

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Ideal blend of Country lifestyle within a community. Gorgeous craftsman home located on 5 shared acres w/ 3,558 sq. ft., 5 beds/3.5 bath. Highlights include Brazilian cherry radiant heat floors, granite countertop, a stone wrapped fireplace, & Viking appliances. Breathtaking views of Mt. Baker and wildlife abounds in this peaceful Nooksack Valley & Cascade Mountains Range location. It’s true, you enjoy 5 shared acres that you don’t have to maintain. Only 2 minutes to historic downtown Lynden.

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Communication is not Universal

Communicating is not Universal

I must admit, it’s all my fault.  Just like the dog whisperer says that it’s never the dog’s fault, it’s never the child’s fault or the client’s fault either.  Here’s where I went wrong, “How did you do on the test yesterday?”  How is a teenager supposed to answer that?  Seriously, what was I thinking?

Rocky the Golden RetrieverMy first error was not identifying to which test I was referring to.  I mean, duh?  How is a teenager supposed to remember the test he took yesterday?  Which class?  Which test? He may not even know what day it is today…

My second mistake was the, “how did you do” part.  I mean, of course, the test hasn’t been graded yet, so how would he know how he did?

Here’s how this went down:

“How did you do on the test yesterday,” asked a clueless mom of three teenage boys.

“What test?” asked the normal teenage boy. 

The oblivious mom answered, “The one we studied for, the one in science.”

“How would I know?”, Next was a big sigh and grimacing face, “It hasn’t been graded yet.”

What happened next is right out of the, “What not to do” book.  The ignorant mom that was indeed totally at fault said, very sarcastically (yet another mistake), “Well, when I take a test, I usually get a clue that, hey I know these answers, or, oh no, I am so lost.”  Then she went further with, “Why can’t you just communicate with me?” 

Seriously mom, what were you thinking?

  We must teRocky the Golden Retrieverachthe teenage person how to communicate.  It’s like teaching an old dog a new trick but you can’t expect the dog to know what you want until you communicate it first. 

The same goes with business; you must change your communication style and attributes to fit the group or person you are speaking to.  Your client is not an agent so telling them that you will do a free ‘CMA’ (that’s a Comparative Market Analysis of your property) doesn’t mean squat to them.  You must know who you are speaking to, before you start speaking.  Do you research, know your audience, speak at their level and leave the jargon at the office.

Here’s what I should have said to begin with, “Good morning son, yea it’s Friday!  I am so proud of you and you look so handsome today. (A little flattery helps break the ice sometimes)  Hey, how do you feel that you did on the test in science, yesterday, on hereditary genetics that you and I studied for?”  Rocky the Golden Retriever

See the difference?  It is specific, precise and a teenager will know where in their huge assiduous brain to go for an answer.

Would the communication have gone better if I started off with that?  I don’t know, I can only guess.  It depends on how much sleep the teenager had, how low his blood-sugar was and how well he feels he actually did on the test, but I will tell you that even us old dogs need to learn some new tricks!

Never stop learning, never stop trying, never stop succeeding…

Laurie Satushek Team

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Laurie Satushek

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