Community Services

Local Business Spotlight

I just can't get away from food, I love it, what can I say. This local business spotlight is for a local caterer, who has her business in The Dalles, Oregon but is from Dufur. Terry Cobb and Cobblestone Catering have been feeding hungry crowds for over 20 years in Dufur, The Dalles, and surrounding… Continue reading Local Business Spotlight


The Importance of Thank You

In business as in life, sometimes a simple thank you is one of your best features. Growing up I had a relative who I didn't see as much, who loved handwritten Thank You notes. I was horrible at writing them, and I didn't get a lot of encouragement or instruction to tell people thank you… Continue reading The Importance of Thank You

Real Estate

Combating Commission Objection

How do you combat people objecting to your commission? I’ve heard the argument that the commission a listing brokerage charges is too high, and why should the seller pay that much. Let’s do some math! Now, people need to understand that a commission is split between the brokerage(s) involved in the transaction and then the… Continue reading Combating Commission Objection

Real Estate

Real Estate is a Personal Business

Shopping for a home today has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, from when listings were published in a book that was kept in each office and information was only available through an agent/broker, to now ... The Digital Information Super Age! The internet has broadened that reach to every continent on the globe, to nearly everyone who… Continue reading Real Estate is a Personal Business