April 1-30 – Tulip Festival – Mount Vernon
April 4-8 – Dr. Seuss – Seattle
April 4-19 – Dinner Cirque Show – Redmond
April 8 – Walk MS: Seattle and 5K Run 2018 – Seattle
April 6-29 – Crime Drama- Catch Me If You Can – Tacoma
April 6-22 – “Shrek Jr” presented by Village Theatre – Everett
April 7 – Daffodil Parade – Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting
April 7 – Blues Music – Tacoma
April 7 – Jurassic Tour – Monroe
April 8 – Half Marathon & 10K – Everett
April 8 – Pacifica Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert – Everett
April 9 – St. Anthony’s Hospital blood drive – Gig Harbor
April 12 – Murder Mystery Dinner – Tacoma
April 13-15 – Washington State Evergreen Spring RV Show – Monroe
April 14 – Annual Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival – Puyallup
April 14 – Plant Swap at Uptown – Gig Harbor
April 20 – Cherry Blossom Festival – Seattle
April 21 – Jazz Walk – North Bend
April 21 – Walk MS: South Sound 2018 – University Place
Here are some quotes from some amazing women in honor of all women!
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyoncé Knowles Carter
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
An article from the associated press reported that on Monday morning 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled in the bay close to Lake Union. If you get out in the water often, check out this article for more information, and information regarding the clean-up.
-Can’t wait for the next one!
What can my CIPS designation do for my clients?
Global transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. From currency issues and financing to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle these differences can make or break a real estate transaction. Because of these nuances, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable and trusted professional, such as Laurie Way, a CIPS designee.
What is the CIPS Designation?
A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee has undergone specialized training to complete global transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk
The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in global business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo.
My certification is valuable because I have training in:
- Currency and exchange rate issues
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Regional market conditions
- Investment performance
- Tax issues
I can now help clients do business in over 45 countries, and ensure that the client will receive the same level of service no matter where the real estate transaction is.**
**Resources: National Association of Realtors Website.
You saw the eclipse- Now what to do with those glasses?
Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.
My office is a registered collection center!
Send your glasses to:
Laurie Way 1200 Westlake Avenue N #406, Seattle WA, 98109
Or stop by, say hi, and recycle your glasses!
You may also mail your glasses directly to:
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
Special viewing equipment is needed to safely watch the eclipse due to the brightness of the sun and the dangers of staring at it for long periods of time. The easiest method to see the eclipse will be to use safely glasses, though those are becoming harder to find. Many stores and online retailers are sold out and the proliferation of cheap knock-offs is raising safety concerns. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse. It is not safe to look at the sun while wearing sunglasses, and the eclipse may damage your phone, so do not attempt to take a photo with your smartphone.
If you don’t want to risk sun damage to your eyes – or fight the crowds trying to get the best view of the eclipse – you can tune in online. NASA has a day of programming planned, including live coverage from 12 locations, airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET. You can find more information here.