Category: Good Ideas

Seattle Dream Homes is having a Gingerbread Dream Home contest!

Seattle Dream Homes is having a virtual Gingerbread House contest on the website and the judge is Jessie Oleson from Cake Spy. The winner will receive a $75 gift certificate for photo books from Kodak.

Just send your photo to by Midnight, Xmas Eve December 24th. The winner will be announced online on the website.

NOTE: We have a winner! Please see Gingerbread Dream Home for details. Thanks to everyone who participated this year!

Alternative cooking methods for the busy real estate professional

Manifold Destiny

It’s going to be a hot day. You might have been showing houses to a difficult client or put out fires for a challenging escrow. You know you’re not going to want to go home and turn on the oven to cook. Make that hot car do double-duty.

Some chicken or salmon, maybe a few onions and peppers, wrap in foil, lodge on a flat service over the engine, perhaps around the valves. Use a clamp if you need to. A 30-45 minute drive oughta do it.

Here are step-by-step instructions: Cooking in your car by Instructables

A car’s interior can get as high as 160 degrees. You can bake cookies.

Cookies in the car

Don’t wash dishes by hand? Try cooking dinner in your automatic dishwasher. Dishwasher Salmon with cilantro sauce

Car Cooking: Step-by-step

Pot stickers using solar cooking

Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!

In-Car Coffee Makers

Note: If you need a cold one, the striker plate inside your car door can double as a bottle opener in a pinch.

Talk. Make Money.

Baby on Phone

People call all the time asking for real estate advice. Generally, I’m glad to give it (you get what you pay for….) What if I could charge money to answer those real estate questions? $3 a minute? How about a price opinion? $100?

Ether lets you earn money selling what you say. You get a free phone number and you set your rate. Your phone only rings when people want to talk to you……