Monthly Archives: March 2018

Home-grown Wholesomeness

Home-grown Wholesomeness
I sure would've hated to be behind that truck when they all started falling. It made me think of a happening many years ago while I was driving back to Mason City from Clear Lake on Hwy 106.  It was a windy day like today, and in the distance I could see a big open-bed truck coming towards me loaded with bales of hay.  As that truck was about 100 … continue reading

Peter Cottontail

Peter Cottontail
It was one of those days where I felt as if I were in my car more than at my desk.  There were sold signs to pick up, houses to re-inspect, several runs to banks, and a few visits to attorneys offices.  I was stacked so much with errands and phone calls to return, I almost didn't make it to my late afternoon closing on time.The closing of tod … continue reading

The Last Outpost

The Last Outpost
One of my favorite past customers stopped by the office today to give me a little advice on a small project I've been working on.  Since I knew he likes spicy foods, I asked if he would like a small jar of my all natural home-grown and ground chili peppers.  Of course he gladly accepted.  I did warn him about how the heat from it creeps up on yo … continue reading

Eastmas

Eastmas
While out on an appointment today, I ran into an elderly customer of mine who began talking about how we've had a much milder winter compared ones he'd experienced back when he was younger and raising his family.  He went on about blizzards and high snow drifts, but I didn't say much other than listen and acknowledge.Since he's up there in age … continue reading

Justification of Greed

Justification of Greed
Another one of my listings sold today which once again lowered the number of active homes in our inventory.  I've become more diligent in putting the word out to prospective home sellers that Holtz Realty badly needs listings.Another little duty I had, was to drive over to a rental home that's owned by one of my clients.  I agreed to take a n … continue reading

Zukunftsangst

Zukunftsangst
One of my past clients stopped by my office today with a friend who's looking at purchasing later this Spring or Summer.  Their need to purchase is definitely valid because their family is growing, while the home they're in isn't.  Knowing the square-footage of it, I'd say they're bulging at the seams.I was glad to hear that my client has dec … continue reading

Shopping and Eating

Shopping and Eating
I arrived early enough so to find an out-of-the-way seat before it got filled by another looking for similar.  The service was typical for Palm Sunday with their extra readings, but the shocker for me was their music.  For years and years Palm Sunday's music has always been pretty much standard, so listening to obscure and syncopated music being … continue reading

Tangled Branches

Tangled Branches
Someone called late this morning wanting to look at a home, and knowing it was vacant and most likely un-shoveled, I added another 45 minutes to when I could be there which would afford me enough time to shovel a path from the street to the home's back door.  Unfortunately, they arrived about 20 minutes early and me not yet being to the back door. … continue reading

The Whisperings of Death

The Whisperings of Death
Now that we’re approaching April, I hope all you wanna-be gardeners are readying your seeds and plants for the coming growing season.  When young on the farm, we used to have several large cold frames which were used to start nearly every vegetable we grew from seed.  We always had very good luck with the growth of those seedlings because they … continue reading

Big Sniffers

Big Sniffers
Another one of my listings sold today to where I may have to turn into a town crier and issue an all points bulletin screaming, “We need listings!”  I hope my future sellers realize that I do attempt to get my listings sold more sooner than later.  I’ve never been one who knowingly lists high just to get the listing, and shortly thereafter … continue reading