Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ducking Under

Ducking Under
It certainly was another “whoosh” day for Holtz Realty.  Unfortunately, my wish for no rain wasn't granted, but at least it didn't pour down while I was out showing homes.  We all just took it in stride considering what we've already been thru since the first of the year.  It was so chilly and damp in my office today, I found a need to turn … continue reading

On Our Parade

On Our Parade
Another pleasant day in North Iowa unfolded with it having cooled down to more normal May temperatures.  I'm hoping the farmers aren't so far behind that they have to switch from corn to beans. It still makes me wonder why they aren't planting switchgrass.  Yes, they have to wait a full a year before harvesting, but at least it's a perennial that … continue reading

Set Sail

Set Sail
I'm glad I ate my Wheaties this morning because I was on the go from the time I walked thru the front door of my office.  I've never been one to complain of being too busy, but I worry at times about finding myself late for an appointment due to having been held up by another.  Once again, I was thankful my stacked appointments fell into place ju … continue reading

Call me This

Call me This
After visiting with several people today about the lack of ducklings and goslings in our City, every one of them said something similar to, "Oh you're right. I haven't seen any either." It's just one more by-product of Mother Nature's decision to keep us in the throes of a brutally long winter.It was one of the days where I have nearly no clue … continue reading

More Eggs

More Eggs
I'm still in complete dis-belief how warm it was again today. It topped out at a staggering 85 degrees again in the Downtown. It's going to be a very interesting summer if this continues, and if it does, we'll be having some hellacious storms whenever cold fronts go banging into overly-warm and likely humid warm fronts.Certainly, you all rememb … continue reading

Another’s Writing

Another’s Writing
This was quite the weekend for being busy in real estate, and certainly glad the weather was pleasant to where the attitudes of the many I crossed paths with, were upbeat. Once again my morning started earlier than normal, only to make sure I had everything ready for my public open house at Prairie Place on 1st.After getting my morning appointm … continue reading

In Great Favor

In Great Favor
It looks like we're heading in the direction of a very hot and possibly humid summer. I was shocked to find it 84 degrees this afternoon. I'm not sure how well our Spring flowers are taking this because they don't like such high temperatures. They're looking good for now because of all the moisture in the soil, but once it dries up a bit, they'll b … continue reading

Ethos

Ethos
It was another day of juggling hours between my real estate job and getting another four hours of continuing education completed. I'm not sure if I'm going to do another 1.5 days of classroom hours back-to-back again--especially if they're scheduled anywhere near the first or last of the month.Today's required course was "Ethics" which I've alw … continue reading

May Showers

May Showers
Today happened to be one of those where I felt to be burning a candle at both ends due to my having weeks ago scheduled a continuing education class which we Realtors are required to take on an prescribed basis.Since the class started out at NIACC at 8:00 am, I made sure to get to the office all the  earlier so to respond to over-night emails … continue reading

Place on First

Place on First
It was a wild ride in real estate today with all the quirky little events taking place, but I did manage to keep my appointments intact without being late or having to re-schedule.  Yes, there are always those singular and thankfully few days when we feel as if the universe is out of balance, and then wishing it would quickly re-align itself.  Wh … continue reading