Monthly Archives: July 2018

Y’all Come Back Now

Y’all Come Back Now
It couldn't have been a more pleasant last day of July where the sun was shining, the birds singing, and the temperatures moderate. Now if every day would be as such for the remainder of our season, I'll be very forgiving with Mother Nature for the poundings we received thus far this year.My morning appointment was with an executor to have a lo … continue reading

Delicate Calcification

Delicate Calcification
The day went by relatively quickly with all the little "to do's" which always go with our profession, including picking up signs, going to the bank, checking on vacant houses, and getting desk work done.I was about five minutes late for my afternoon appointment due to the bottleneck of traffic near that continuous street work on 4th St. SE.  T … continue reading

Nature’s Recyclers

Nature’s Recyclers
When I left for church early this morning, I noticed it to be 59 degrees outside.  Yes, the days are growing shorter and the nights colder.  Like most of you, I'm feeling a bit cheated by Mother Nature this year.  It seems we went from the cold and snow to hot and humid with nothing between.  And, we certainly can't forget those wicked storms w … continue reading

Served in a Dish

Served in a Dish
Thank goodness we're still getting the cooling north breezes to keep the humidity down and hopefully dry things off.  While driving to the office early this morning, I noticed a really creepy patch of ground fog that had collected in a small pasture between two fields of tall corn.  It was actually moving very slowly in a serpentine fashion.  Th … continue reading

Better than Brand New

Better than Brand New
Most of my morning was spent with follow-up correspondence and updating listings.  I had a thick stack of information to get copied and mailed off to a prospective out of town buyer who was asking for it.  I do work at making sure all buyers are given all pertinent information on any and all of my listings.  As far as I'm concerned, the best buy … continue reading

En-visioning

En-visioning
That was quite the thunderstorm we had last night.  While driving to work, I noticed a considerable number of small branches in yards as well as on the streets.  I figured that wind was going to do some damage because of the color of those clouds.  They reminded me a little of that horrible windstorm which took down trees and power lines on the … continue reading

Light Switch Love

Light Switch Love
Not much progress was made in the world of real estate today.  It seems there are always those days throughout the year when the market goes into a funk.  It sounds like a few other agents have had similar situations where they couldn't get buyers and sellers to come together on prices. What's comforting about these days, is knowing that they're … continue reading

Mole Hills

Mole Hills
Since yesterday, I've been diligently working at getting several of my listings sold.  One thing I've noticed this past year or two, are all the more buyers paying way more than they should for shoddily-built and lipsticked homes that have been purposely tweaked to attract the interest and subsequent sale to unwary home seekers.   There've been … continue reading

Corporate Consumerism

Corporate Consumerism
I wasn't expecting the humidity to be as great as it was today--especially this afternoon.  Seems we become all the more comfortable with the cooler/drier temperatures, and then wham, it's back.  While driving back from Minneapolis yesterday, I couldn't help but notice how tall the corn was all those many miles.  All the moisture and heat we've … continue reading

Fortunes Lost

Fortunes Lost
The first thing on my schedule this morning was to drive over to St. Paul Lutheran and play the organ and piano for their 9:00 am Service.  Now that I've grown all the more accustomed to the order of their service as well as their vintage organ, I'm all the less worried about making noticeable mistakes.  As I was leaving, I was thinking how much … continue reading