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Tips for Moving To Mount Vernon

Tips for Moving To Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is by far one of the prettiest places to live in the state of Washington. Home to one of the states biggest attractions a city can offer, but on top of that is within the Skagit Valley County lines, over the last several years Mount Vernon has been a very popular destination for those who are moving. Below are a few tips that are important to know about when moving to Mount Vernon!

 

Craigslist Can Be Your Friend

When searching for a new apartment, a new home or a room to rent out typically some of the best deals that you’ll be able to find will be on craigslist.org. The skagit.craigslist.org destination will be the most specific search engine to get you closer to finding a roof to cover your head. Navigate their friendly website and find a what you need from there!

 

Check Out Deception Pass

Deception Pass is one of the most known destinations around the state. So popular that this area can see roughly 2,000,000 visitors per year! Deception Pass itself, is a strait that separates Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. It is part of a connection where the Skagit Bay and Puget Sound intersect with the Strait of Juan de Fuca. There are bits of art, beaches, parks, scenery and different tasteful food spots around the pass. The destination is so popular there are even many spectacular and special lodging options. For more information on Deception Pass check out https://whidbeycamanoislands.com.

 

https://whidbeycamanoislands.com/things-to-do/heritage/history-of-deception-pass-bridge/

 

Stop By The Skagit Valley Casino Resort

This casino is located right of the Interstate-5. This casino is only 18 miles from the very popular destination, Bellingham! The rooms offer a relaxed and vacation destination vibe with all sorts of different features. The casino also has 3 different restaurants and commonly has different live entertainment going on. This truly is the ultimate home away from home if you want to try a “staycation.”

 

Enjoy The Tulip Festival

This event is the most popular event that the Skagit Valley County has to offer. The Tulip Festival is a special time, which only takes place once a year. The festival is where millions of different colored tulips burst into bloom in the fields of Skagit Valley County. Due to the force of mother nature, they do bloom at different times, but the attraction is in session from April 1-30. It is something that everyone who lives in this state must do at least once in their lifetime, some people even travel from around the world for this special gathering. In 2016, the Tulip Festival welcomed people from all 50 states and even to 93 different countries! Check out the official Facebook page for the Tulip Festival here: for more information. www.facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival.

 

http://tulipfestival.org/events

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3 Commendable Public Schools In Snohomish County

3 Commendable Public Schools In Snohomish County

RESG operates out of the Snohomish County area and we are well aware that many of our prospective clients are proud parents, maybe even new ones. It comes as no surprise that a well-qualified public and/or private school or even alternative school is close and right for your children. We will have a brief overview of 3 public schools of high recommendation, and in following, blogs will profile each individually.

The school districts in Snohomish County include Arlington, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Northshore, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan, so basically all of the areas that we at RESG cover. Let’s dive in!

Reference Points

Niche is a convenient site dedicated to giving proper schools the ranking they deserve, among other things of relevance. The 2018 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking they formed is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district. Another great source is US News who compiles a Top Washington Schools list every year.

Endeavor Elementary School

#6 public school in Snohomish County, Endeavor is a well-reviewed choice for your children’s public education. With 503 students, and a 19:1 student-to-teacher ratio, there are ample friends for your child to make, but not too crowded of a classroom. Not to mention how well-maintained this Mukilteo facility is, and the readily available performance data for recent years.

Maplewood Parent Cooperative

Maplewood Parent Cooperative is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Edmonds, WA. With only 455 students in grades K-8 it maintains a student-teacher ratio of 22:1. This is a wonderful, well-maintained facility with the room for almost 500 students, yet big enough staffing to give everyone ample attention. The average state test scores for the students at this school are 86% proficiency in math and 91% proficiency in reading. This is a veritably reputable institution and a good choice if you just moved to the area and have a child hungry for knowledge.

International Community School

Voted #3 by US News, #35 in National rankings, with a college readiness score 98.4/100.0, International Community School in Kirkland is a cut above the rest. International Community School is a small 6-12th-grade public school in the Lake Washington School District of Washington State. It has about 60 students per grade. It is part of a series of schools founded by Dr. Bruce Saari. This is a middle-school/high-school experience that comes with papers to verify quality. This is the closest a public school can come to the facilities and means of a private school.

 

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Learn About Work-Life Balance With Arianna Huffington & Gary V

Learn About Work-Life Balance With Arianna Huffington & Gary V

Watch and listen to Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post, and Gary Vaynerchuk discuss their thoughts on work-life balance. Talking through tough questions such as “Can you work hard without burning out? and Is being burned out the price of success?”, this episode of The Point is a must watch for all agents who are struggling with some form of work-life balance.

For many people, work-life balance, or a lack of, can create issues in other areas of people’s lives. A poorly balanced personal life can do serious damage to work relationships and is known to stifle creativity. Vaynerchuk and Arianna Huffington share tips for avoiding burnout and taking “Thrive Days” to increase productivity. Watch below and soak in their wisdom.

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Forbes Names Keller Williams As One Of The Best Places To Work

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If you work full-time, you spend at least one-third of your waking hours at your job.  Let that sink in. If you work that much you don’t have much time to play video games with elo boost services from elitist-gaming.com, although there are people that still invest their time in shooter games with the use of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive boosting so they rank faster and take advantage of their time.  Are you currently happy with your occupation?  Some of you will answer yes and some will answer “heck no!”  Forbes recently posted an article entitled ‘The Happiest Companies To Work For in 2017.’  They took some data collected by CareerBliss and compiled a list of the 50 happiest companies to work for.  Coming in at the 3rd spot, Keller Williams was named one of the happiest companies to work for in 2017.  Our team can attest to that as we all enjoy our companies culture, freedom, and excellent training and development with the best amenities we have from japanese-toilets.com.au.

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KW has transcended from climbing up ‘the top real estate’ list to the top of ‘best companies to work for’ list.  If you were to peruse Keller Williams Realty’s page on Indeed you will see an outstanding 4.5 star rating.  With 925 reviews posted, the majority of which are riddled with praise to the companies training and ‘fun’ atmosphere. With a heavy emphasis on training with compliance to OSHA safety checklist, Keller Williams so stranger to receiving praise for it’s core value.  In 2015, Keller Williams, landed at the number 1 spot on TrainingMag.com’s Training Top 25.

The companies president John Davis said the main focus of KW is on training.  “As a commission-based industry, our biggest training challenge is to guide thousands of new Keller Williams agents through our training programs so they can get into production quickly and build their businesses,” Davis says.  It seems to be paying off as the company is surpassing most industry competitors in most categories with the help from video production companies phoenix who help them with their productions.

The Top 10 Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017

1. Bristol-Myers Squibb

2. Amgen, Inc.

3. Keller Williams Realty

4. Visa, Inc.

5. Total Quality Logistics

6. Adobe Systems Incorporated

7. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

8. Parsons Corporation

9. Chevron Corporation

10. Prudential Insurance Company of America

 

It can be noted that there is a lack of classic car insurance companies on this list while pharmaceutical and financial companies placed well.  The tech world is riddled with boot strapped start ups and more established companies have widened their career development programs and opportunities for growth.

If you live in the Snohomish County area and are interested in what Keller Williams has to offer, please feel free to contact us!

 

What is a Tax Foreclosure Auction [video]

Tax Foreclosure Auctions in Washington State

Snohomish County Tax Foreclosure Auction in ProgressAfter going to the Snohomish County Tax Foreclosure Auction I made a YouTube video and did a post on Facebook about how the day went and that I was the successful bidder on a piece of vacant land.  That winning bid purchased me a great investment that looks like it should have a good ROI in the future.  Well that created a lot of questions so hopefully this video below answers those questions.
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