Onions and Potatoes

It was a rewarding day for another buyer who just purchased a home thru my office. I'm not sure who was the most excited--her or me. Moments like this morning's are what keep me happy about being a Realtor in spite of dealing with all the extra paperwork and of course the omnipresent competition. Long ago I realized that as soon as one of my competitors retired, another one would sprout up in its … continue reading

All the More Incentive

As we're marching into the month of August, I'm already finding people subtly preparing for the arrival of our yearly time of cold and darkness.  I've been hearing a few whispers from some regarding what they're going to be doing next summer.  Wow!  I understand looking towards the future, but wouldn't it to be all the more in one's best interest to enjoy each day to its absolute fullest?  Yes… continue reading

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Now that I've finished a whirlwind week, I was able to get caught up on a number of things that were crying for my attention. After about three hours of non-stop focus, I did manage to get the bulk of my administrative chores finished. It's always a relief to be able to walk away from fully completed files and hopefully never have to look back. A great number of years ago I worked under a broke… continue reading

Third and Final Notice

For sure today was a wild ride in real estate due to the tight time frames in which I was confined so to make every pre-scheduled appointment.  I usually arrive at the office early, but was forced to get there even earlier because there were a number of documents I had to get prepared and emailed out.  Fifteen minutes before I was to be at my first showing at 8:00 a.m., all the docs were complet… continue reading

Guinea Pig

This was again one of the most beautiful August days to where even the couple from out-of-State I've been showing homes to these past several days were in agreement.  Having pleasant weather while showing homes adds Nature's extra touch of comfort. Having had several conversations with retirees today, I'm convinced the un-spoken reason we're getting more elderly people locating here, is becaus… continue reading

For Generations

Today was near non-stop with appointments and showings, and likely tomorrow will be a mirror image.  I'm just happy I was able to get everything accomplished without having anything hanging overnight and staring at me come morning. For certain, there were a few houses shown today that were nothing more than walk-ins and walk-outs.  I've fine-tuned tomorrow's to where there shouldn't be anymore l… continue reading

Hell Serves no Ice

I'm still in a bit of shock that it's already the 2nd of August and feeling Summer's just getting started.  We did have a quirky beginning with all the rain and lower temps early on, so I guess we're all going to have to start playing "catch-up" with our enjoyment of Mother Nature's last third of Summer days and evenings for this year. It sure was another crazy wind storm with rain last night.… continue reading

Work of a Master

With it now being the third day of dealing with my 15 flea bites, I'm all the more determined to stay as far from fleas as possible, but no farther.  Calamine lotion has been the best remedy against the itching as well as keeping the inflammation down, but since those bites are on my legs and having to wear long slacks, as soon as the lotion gets rubbed of by the fabric, they're back to itching a… continue reading

I’ve Seen it All

It certainly was a beyond typical Monday considering it  being the end of the month.  The phone calls and drop-ins were plentiful.  I'm just glad they were all steady streams that could be managed.  I was also surprised by the number of people that emailed and text me.  I mentioned to someone again today where the texts are likely going to overcome real-life phone conversations.  Those poor … continue reading

15 Bites

It was certainly a beautiful morning Downtown, and from the looks of it, there were a number of others besides myself walking down Federal Avenue.  Likely most of them were guests at the Historic Park Inn Hotel since I didn't recognize a one, and they all seemed to be interested in snapping photos of the old buildings lining our streets. I'm normally not out walking the Downtown on Sunday morn… continue reading