Matt Side's Blog Posts

Back To School Organization 5 Tips

A new school year, new classrooms and all-new activities means a lot more stuff coming into your home. How do you keep from getting overrun?Here are five no-nonsense tips to staying organized and

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Realty One Group Eclipse Grand Opening Celebrations

At Realty One Group we know how to work hard but most importantly we know how to play hard.Over the last few months, we have been ramping up for our official grand opening, remodeling our office

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Technology Buyers Are Looking For In 2019

You’ve got a great job offer and you’re moving from your New York City condo to a more affordable city like Spokane, WA. Today you need to start thinking about selling your home this year

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Celebrating For Success

The consensus today is that we hand out too many trophies, too frequently. But, there’s still good reason to celebrate our personal successes. Experts agree that we limit future success and

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Using Pantone Living Coral In Your Home

Choosing the best realtor isn’t the only challenge you’ll face when putting your home on the market. Making sure your home is in top condition is vital when it comes to enticing potential

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Designing Your Home Library

I have always loved books, and I can spend endless hours in and around books. If you have your own personal collection of books, whether first editions or comic books, you want to keep track of

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Communicating Effectively And Efficiently

Welsh-born poet George Herbert once said, “Good words are worth much and cost little”, and this is especially relevant in all facets of our personal and professional lives as communication is

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Spokane Craft Brew Scene Explodes

There is an interesting trend going on in Spokane, it has happened quickly but no longer silently (from over a year ago).Take a drive around Spokane and you will surely be in awe of how many craft

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Escape The City Deer Park Private Ranch 410 W 3rd St Deer Park WA 99006

10 Acres of Land, Rural Atmosphere Close to City, Garages, Shops, Fencing & SheltersRural, secluded, county living that borders the City of Deer Park.Tucked away and yet connected to city water

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Affordable Remodel Near SCC 1734 N Smith St Spokane WA 99207

Gorgeous Remodels Throughout, Tile, Hardwoods, Updated Roof, Siding, Windows & FurnaceBeautifully updated in a great location. Your new home is close to schools, the centennial trail, and down the

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Valley Rancher W Apartment Suite 12220 E 19th Ave Spokane Valley WA 99206

Updated Valley Rancher, Above Garage Full Apartment, Hardwood Floors, Fireplaces, Large Fenced Yard, Main Floor AmenitiesBeautiful south valley rancher with lots of space and a separate apartment

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Northwood Sprawling Rancher 8415 E Columbia Park Dr Spokane WA 99212

Single Level Living w/ Amazing Outdoor Oasis, Northwood Home Near Arbor Crest and Quick Access to Mt SpokanePassive Solar Outdoor Paradise tucked into the heart of Northwood. Low energy, passive

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Garden Lovers Dream Home 3020 E Sharp Ave Spokane WA 99202

1/4 Acre Lot w/Apple Tree and Fenced Manicured Lawn, Updated Siding and WindowsThis 3 bed 1 bath house is in excellent condition inside and out and tucked out of the way on nearly a quarter acre.

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10 Bedroom 5 Bedroom Adult Family Home Hostel For Sale

10 Bd 5 Ba Home, Hostel or Adult Care Center w/ nearly 7000 SF!Built in 2004 as an Adult Family home the opportunities for this property are endless.Each floor has over 3400 SF, completely separate

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Riverside State Park Outdoor Enthusiast Dream Property W South Bank Rd Nine Mile Falls WA

Treed Riverside Area Property w/Power and Phone Ran to PropertyOutdoor Enthusiasts Dream! Only 30 minutes to Spokane the Beautiful and buildable 9.88 acres is located just down the road from

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High Cap Triplex 5405 N Crestline St Spokane WA 99207

Brick Rancher Single Level Triplex 2BR/1BA Units Covered Parking!Great Cap Rate, low vacancy and 2 blocks from the city park!!! If you are looking for a cashflow property as either an investment or

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Shadle Rancher 4524 N Maple St Spokane WA 99205

Shadle Rancher w/Hardwood Floors, Wood Fireplace, Finished Basement, Updated WindowsShadle 4 Bed 2Bath home close to shopping, parks, schools, pubs and restaurants. Nestled in between the up and

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Spokanes Lingering Winter Leads Road To Rehabilitation

This lingering winter is hard to ignorefor some that means shaking a fist while staring out the back sliding door. For others like Matt and family, the snow is welcomed, at least welcomed in the

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Spokane Craft Brew Scene Going Strong

There is an interesting trend going on in Spokane, it has happened quickly but no longer silently (from a year ago).Take a drive around Spokane and you will surely be in awe of how many craft

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Make Your Home Efficient On The Cheap

Here are a few things you can do this year to improve the efficiency (and functional aspects) of your home, bring down your bills and help out mother earth in the process.1. Install a smart

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New Construction Above Latah Valley 2959 W 22nd Ave Spokane WA 99224

Valley Views, Modern Craftsman Home, Open Floor Plan, Granite, Stainless Steel, 7 Min to Downtown SpokaneNew Construction above the Latah Valley, the foundation has been poured and the framing has

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Meet Shael Larson Full Time Realtor

Meet Shael, our newest full time realtor!We welcome Shael to the EvoReal team, he brings the perfect balance of humor and humility to our company. Shael is thorough and a great listener who makes

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Ditch The Clutter

Tip of the day, 'Remove the clutter'!Sitting on the outskirts of Deer Park, WA we walked through one of our coming soon listings, which will go live in the next few days. The owners are living in

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Stay Cool During The Hot Days Summer Is Here

Its hot out, so we thought it fitting to give some pointers on how to be as efficient as you can be and stay comfortable during those scorchers of a day.  1. Get your AC serviced, if you

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Is Your Agent Listing Certified

Congrats to our newest team member Jamie Lynn to complete the process of gaining her listing certification. Our listing training process takes weeks to months of diligent work to complete (hours of

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Spokane Realtors Wanted

You aren't seeing this by accident, this is an intervention!Quit doing things on your own and join the crew! Over the last couple of weeks we closed on 7 homes with many more of our listings

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Moving To Fairchild AFB

Did you just get PCS orders to Spokane?   My first thought would be... "lucky!"  Spokane is a fabulous area for you and your family.  Military service members are welcomed with

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S Hill Brick Bungalow 3334 S Grand Blvd Spokane WA 99203

South Hill Brick Bungalow, Remodels, Updated Roof, Finished BasementCharming south hill brick 4 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow conveniently located near upper Manito hot spots. Walking distance to quaint

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Rural Property Mead School Dist 12212 E Heglar Rd Mead WA 99021

Rural Property w/ Stunning Views & Acreage near Mount Spokane, Desirable Mead School DistrictStunning views and incredible sunsets from your 4 bedroom/3 bath daylight rancher situated on 10.2 acres

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Hackers Target Realtors Security Summit

Recently our team got together and developed a revised security strategy for our business. We are not oblivious to the fact that phishing scams, hackers, and spamming cases have increased

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My Kids Are Awesome

There is a story going viral right now about a young woman who worked at Yelp and couldn’t pay her bills.  She details the following information about the entry level job she had: $8 an hour

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A Political Discussion Guide

So we are fully in the political season and it seems that everyone has strong opinions.  I know I do.  I generally keep my views to myself unless I think the topic can be discussed in a

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A Brave New World

A week and a half ago I quit my very well paying, good benefits, secure job with a great company.  I was very good at what I did, I was an expert.  I am now a self-employed real-estate

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Disaster Preparedness Complete Guide And Family Emergency Plan

Your Family Disaster Supplies KitDisasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.A highway spill of hazardous material could mean instant

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Disaster Preparedness Inspired By The Spokane Wind Storm 2015

After being without power for the four nights that followed a near hurricane force wind storm in Spokane Washington and surrounding areas, I realized how difficult the simplicity of being without

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Orange Zest And Orange Marmalade And Lava

Let's get right to it.Our Quick Bread Smackdown theme for the week is ORANGES.  We've selected "Orange Bread" from the Bona Casa Cookbook, and "Orange Marmalade Bread" from the Goosepatch

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Honey Vs Butterscotch

Quick Breads 5 and 6 - here we go.  So this week's Battle of the Breads features two very sweet contenders - "Honey Koek Loaf" and "Butterscotch Bread", both from Gooseberry Patch

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Pumpkin Bread Smackdown

This weekend was cold, dreary and rainy - so, of course, it was time to make some quick bread.Quick Breads 3 and 4 of our challenge both featured pumpkin as the main ingredient.  One recipe,

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Quick Breads 1 And 2

For 9 months of the year, I avoid the kitchen like the plague.  But, as the days of summer wane and the leaves start to pile up in the yard, I feel this absurd need to bake stuff. It usually

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Adventure Time

Sometimes I wonder if my husband had any idea what he was getting into when he proposed.I am, at heart, an adventurer.  I want to explore strange, new worlds; to seek out new life and new

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Realtors Are Like Gremlins

My time in real estate has taught me a few valuable life lessons:-a picture, taken from different angles, can make your house look like a showboat...or a tugboat.-I'm self-employed, and so can

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This Post Is Not About The Weather

I got together last night with an old friend who recently moved to Spokane.  We met up at Vintage Vines in the Spokane Valley, this great little bistro/wine bar on Evergreen Road.Now, we

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My List Of Books To Read Is Longer Than My FaceBook Friends List

I love to read.  Or, more accurately - I USED to love to read.  Don't get me wrong, if I had my way, I'd never be without a book in my hand. When I was a kid, it was a pretty safe bet

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A Whole Lotta Whole30

What's new in Spokane, you ask?  Well, I'll tell you.Tomorrow I'm starting an eating plan called Whole30. Heard of it? It's basically an elimination diet - you remove certain foods from your

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An Evening At Jones Radiator

So, I love Spokane.  I have often thought that Spokane is the Ballard of eastern Washington - quirky, eclectic, artistic, yet still a close-knit family community that has the advantage of warm

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A Sneeze A Day Keeps The Davenport Away

You know that feeling you get when you first hurt yourself - those precious few seconds between injury and the onset of pain, if any - where you can only sit and wonder how bad it's actually going

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Partnership With Project Six19

EvoReal is excited to partner with Project Six19 in its mission to educate on topics of sexual integrity and to empower teens, young adults, parents, and leadership on how best to engage this

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FREE Spokane Real Estate Accelerator Course April 15 2015

Are you considering a career in real estate but hesitate because you aren't sure if you can succeed? Wouldn't it be great to have an idea about how successful you, personally, can be before you

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A few ponderings from a Spokane TransplantMy life has afforded me the opportunity to live in  many places: Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Hawaii, New York City, San Francisco, and

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Spring Baseball in Spokane

My son has been playing baseball now for the last 7 years.  He turns 11 in four weeks and yes he started playing T-Ball at the age of three.  Don't judge me I am not one of those dads that

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Lookout Pass FREE Ski School

Skiing has always been considered a highly expensive sport to participate in and especially if you have a family.  However, two ski seasons ago we found what I think to be one of the best ski

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A Three Hour Tour

Last weekend, I found myself with that cooped up, needing some great outdoors feeling.  I know many of you never have that feeling.  My mother-in-law is one that cannot relate to my need

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