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Specialty Waterfront Property Website Launches

Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 by Sotheby's International Realty Updated on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Waterfront homes requires special skill and understanding to successfully market and sell, as they cover a diverse range of properties from lakefront to bay or gulf, river and seafront- all as unique as the people they attract.

Spring Decorating Ideas for 2012

Published Thursday, May 10, 2012 by Canadian Living Updated on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Most of us don't redecorate our homes every year, let alone every season. But simple changes and inexpensive updates can really help revitalize your living space, and make it feel fresh and new. And you don't have to spend a bundle to do it. Simply get creative with what you already own, and pick up a few accent pieces to help you pull the look together.

RSIR ON WSJ.COM - How to Lessen Moving Day Stress

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Sotheby's International Realty Updated on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Changing addresses often means changing lifestyles—upsizing, settling down in unfamiliar surroundings or adjusting to new neighbors. To dial down the stress, real estate professionals recommend starting the moving process before the property even goes on the market. “We normally encourage owners to edit, to thin out the amount of accoutrements, personal knickknacks, the jar with the paper clips and the 47 different photos of grandchildren on the wall,” says Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle, WA.

Nancy Heckler makes new Indianola garden her own

Published Monday, August 13, 2012 by The Seattle Times Updated on Monday, August 13, 2012
For a decade, Heckler had dedicated herself to a multiacre, horticultural extravaganza that was one of the most published gardens in the country, even making the cover of "Martha Stewart Living

The Great Gatsby Event Video

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by RSIR Staff Updated on Tuesday, August 7, 2012
LUXE Interiors + Ferrari of Seattle + Realogics Sotheby's International Realty hosted The Great Gatsby private event on July 26, 2012 at an Elizabeth Ayers-designed estate overlooking Lake Washington. Guests enjoyed Ferrari test drives, a garden party adorned with Canlis Glass and inspired furnishings by Masins. Spirits, fine wines and bites by, O Wines, DeLille Cellars, Glass Vodka and John Howie. It was a grand affair for the Connoisseurs of Life.
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The Great Gatsby Event

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by RSIR Staff Updated on Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Celebrating the "Connoisseurs of Life" more than 200 guests attended The Great Gatsby event held at one of Mt. Baker's most noted historical estates designed by Elizabeth Ayers and listed by Chris Doucet of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty.  Hosted by Luxe Magazine, guests arrived in Gatsby inspired style from the roaring 20's and were treated to private test drives of the new line of Ferrari and Maserati, a garden party complete with glass art installation by Canlis Glass, interior furnishings by Masins Fine Furnishings, a new kitchen vision by Cutting Edge Design and bites and libations from John Howie, DeLille Cellars, O Wines and Glass Distillery / Vodka. Canlis Glass awarded the "Best Dressed" couples with winner taking home a Canlis Glass work of art and the runner ups winning a hosted event at Canlis Glass for 50.

Gatsby Style: Masins Furnishes Ferrari + Luxe Magazine Event

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Masins Fine Furnishings Updated on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel The Great Gatsby was the inspiration for a evening celebration of luxury living and style sponsored by Ferrrari of Seattle and Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine. Masins was delighted to participate with this extraordinary event, providing an assortment of fabulous furnishings to stage the remarkable venue...

Top 10 Event at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue

Published Friday, June 29, 2012 by RSIR Staff Updated on Saturday, June 30, 2012
On June 28 scores of existing and prospective homebuyers attended the “TOP 10 EVENT” at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue in celebration of the final ten homes remaining for sale.  In addition to touring the model homes, guests were treated to a bounty of fine foods and wines from DeLaurenti of The Pike Place Market while they attentively watched two dynamic presentations.

Being sent to the dog house is a good thing!

Published Friday, May 18, 2012 by RSIR Updated on Friday, May 18, 2012
Join LUXE Magazine, MC Ken Carson Game Day Host of Seattle Seahawks / Sounders and more than a hundred designers, architects, builders and suppliers as a host of celebrity judges award a series of costume awards for the Parade of Dog Show and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty auctions off the designer dog houses.  Tickets are $40 and benefit The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden & Seattle Humane Society.  
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Stage Your Home Like a Pro for Free

Published Thursday, May 10, 2012 by MSN Real Estate Updated on Thursday, May 10, 2012
Selling your house in today's tough real-estate market takes a lot of work. Your home needs to look its best to stand apart from the competition, which means you need to stage your home in order to get top dollar. Staging services cost thousands, but with a little work and investment, you can easily do it yourself.