Monthly Archives: June 2017

Great Like

Nearing the end of this last day of June, I'm exceptionally happy the closings I had earlier all went very well.  No last minute surprises, no hiccups, and above all, no hurt feelings on either side of the table.  I even got a big hug from a buyer who's been a dear one I've known for many years.After the closing was finished, the husband told e … continue reading

Up and Away

After all the rain we've had, it's now beginning to feel more like summer with the arrival of this high humidity.  I'm hoping this weekend along with Monday and Tuesday will be pleasant so everyone can enjoy their 4th of July gatherings.  With all the recent hoopla over fireworks, I've actually not heard anything loud enough to complain about sin … continue reading

Perfect Pitch

As the month nears its end, I was reminded again today how hectic it can be around the office.  Not only do I have closings coming up that have had last days changes made, but also the repeating inquiries about rentals available.I've been hearing some stories about housing rentals that got me all the more concerned regarding the caliber of tenan … continue reading

Beyond our Reach

My morning started out about as usual as every other workday.  There were those spill-over calls and texts from yesterday that needed to be answered along with some unexpected research I was called to do for an appraiser who wasn't able to access online statistics due to his computer having likely been compromised by a virus or two.I've been fin … continue reading

Tropical Blossom

More than just a few people have been mentioning how unseasonably cool our days and nights have been this past week.  I couldn't help but agree more when a delivery person arrived today and mentioned how cold it was last year on the 4th of July.  We both confirmed that winters aren't winter anymore as well as summers not being summers.  In recen … continue reading

Iron Blue Heron

The public open house I had at 721 N. Delaware had more visitors than I'd expected on such a glorious Sunday afternoon.  I have a "feeling" it's going to be selling soon.  With all the homes recently sold around Mason City and North Iowa, there's bound to be a buyer who'll understand its real value as well as realizing the price is far below mark … continue reading

Industrial Rain

It was surprising to find it raining off and on today.  Thank goodness I got my outside menial chores done before the intermittent light showers started.  I did a little mowing at a property and while there, I couldn't help but notice how poorly the so-called middle to lower tier of today's homeowners take care of their yards.  They seem to make … continue reading

They’re Swinging

Without question, this work week of mine has been quite the roller-coaster ride in my attempts to keep everything balanced to where everyone remained on the same page.While driving away from a meeting with some of my Realtor colleagues, I've decided many have interesting perceptions of themselves as well as those around them.  Even in my profess … continue reading

Brewing Storm

Now some would say the 21st of June is the longest day of the year, while of late, most say the 22nd is the day offering us the most sunlight.  Be it yesterday or today, we'll say it's the end point of the earth's two-way dirctional tilting.Every year when this time arrives, I recall my readings from long ago about the Celtic tribes, the Druids, … continue reading

At Face Value

Most of my day was spent out of the office with clients and customers, and certainly happy to be driving in light rain.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we would have just a nice light shower every day without thunder, lightening, and strong winds?  It's finally now starting to feel like summer and here we are at the turning point of the sun's return … continue reading