Monthly Archives: February 2018

Horrifically Bad

Horrifically Bad
The most scary thoughts were what must be happening all over our City with our Seniors and their spills during these times. We all know, as humans age, their bones are not as elastic as they were when young, to where even a light fall on a hard surface can create fractures and even breaks.  Hopefully with the first of March being tomorrow, we won' … continue reading

Synthetic Opioids

Synthetic Opioids
Oh how good it felt to have our temps above freezing today.  The streams of water were definitely running down the streets of our Downtown.  After having noticed more water than normal running down the street outside my office, I stepped outside to see what was causing it.  Sure enough, one of the storm sewer openings was closed due to packed sn … continue reading

Freely Roaming

Freely Roaming
One of my well knowns called today to talk about her journey back to Mason City from Southern Iowa late Saturday.  Just listening to her narration of the scary road conditions she encountered caused me to remember some hellacious moments I had while driving back from Des Moines during past winter months.  Because Des Moines and Mason City are bas … continue reading

The Shell Rock

The Shell Rock
Since having a relatively free morning, I decided to do a little driving around the countryside with my camera.  The sun was definitely shining brightly, and what made it all the more beautiful, was the noticeable lack of people on the road.  I was gone for only a little over an hour, but I did get some pretty good shots that I'll be sharing alon … continue reading

White Shite Tonight

White Shite Tonight
I walked up the not so slick sidewalk and got the house unlocked as well as turning on as many lights I could find.  But while doing that, I hadn't realized the buyers had already arrived and were making their way in the direction of the driveway.  Before I got the front door opened, the husband had already slipped and nearly fallen.  I quickly … continue reading

Absolute Laziness

Absolute Laziness
Please don't forget about my public open house tomorrow that's located at 1034 Park Lane here in Mason City.  I'll be there from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, so do tell everyone because it really is a very well built home in a much sought after district of our City.  As far as I'm concerned, it should've been sold right out of the gates, but I have to remembe … continue reading

Next Day Delivery

Next Day Delivery
Most of my day was spent keeping up with sale files that are moving towards their closings.  As much as I appreciate modern technology, today was my day of exceptional frustration with office machines not working correctly, as well as the internet being funked up.  One of my clients was at the office while I was trying to get one of them to work, … continue reading

A Sterling Sunset

A Sterling Sunset
After receiving a phone call this afternoon, I bristled when discovering one of the homes I was scheduled to show tomorrow just happened to get sold last night.  As I mentioned to one who's not been in the business as long as I have, "We'll be seeing a noticeable change in the way real estate offices market their new listings."I remember a tim … continue reading

Her Ice Man

Her Ice Man
Another of my appointments today was with the director of Prairie Place on 1st.  We talked about the units remaining, along with the number of people that've been showing interest, but not stepping forward to make offers.  We decided it's the time of the year as well as this crazy weather that's been holding them back.  During these bitterly col … continue reading

Bucket O’Chiles

Bucket O’Chiles
The bulk of my morning was spent working at keeping several sales files moving in the right direction.  As I've said a hundred times before, "A home isn't sold until it's closed."  Perhaps I'm a little more prudent than other Realtors with advice I give to sellers to where I go over the normal chain of events from the time they sign their purchas … continue reading