Monthly Archives: June 2019

Struggling Times

Struggling Times
Feeling a little sentimental this morning, I decided to drive to a religious service at a church I attended on a regular basis and very involved with a number of years ago.  After getting myself seated near its nave's center, I had myself a good look-round at the changes that have taken place in recent years.It made me a little sad when seeing … continue reading

Relievers of Stress

Relievers of Stress
I'm sure everyone was doing their best to stay out of the heat today.  With all the rain we had earlier this week and now no wind, the humidity level was making if feel all the hotter.The only real estate work I had this morning, was to get the signed purchase agreement on a home I sold yesterday emailed off to the buyer's lender with a cover … continue reading

Dependably Good

Dependably Good
From the time I arrived at the office, and up until late morning, I was working at getting a home closing to have a soft landing.  Most of that time was spent dealing with the removal of  “stuff” the sellers had decided to leave behind.  Now I've seen a good deal of “stuff” left behind, but what I saw yesterday was more than I'd encounte … continue reading

Seeing Shysters

Seeing Shysters
It certainly was a surprise to see those ominous clouds rolling in this morning, and then follow by several downpours.  Thank goodness I got all my running done earlier this morning so I could barricade myself in the office while it moved thru.Correspondence is one of those necessary duties when in real estate, and today's was a letter to a ve … continue reading

One Day’s Journey

One Day’s Journey
My morning started out a little earlier than normal when knowing I had arrive at my office before the phones started ringing to get some much needed desk work done.  It always takes so much longer during regular hours due to the number of interruptions I have over the course of a day.One of my past customers called asking about what the market … continue reading

An Open Letter

An Open Letter
I was surprised to see it raining again, but at least it cleared off and evolved into a beautiful day which all of us so much deserve.  That cooling north wind is definitely keeping the humidity down which means we're in store for a pleasant evening.My first appointment today was to write an offer for a young gentleman who's planning on purcha … continue reading

The Most Fake News

The Most Fake News
It was definitely a Monday morning with all the phone calls and drop-ins.  Since most of my appointments were in the afternoon, I had planned for an easy morning where I could get some other things done, but that wasn't the case.There happened to be a gentleman from the Des Moines area who arrived without notice, and the reason for his visit w … continue reading

The Benefits of Life Estates

The Benefits of Life Estates
Pretty much my entire day was spent making my final preparations for hosting, and then wrapping up the public open house I had over at Prairie Place on 1st this afternoon.  Thank goodness the rain stopped by the time 1:00 pm rolled around, and judging by the number of people in attendance, I'd say there was an exceptionally good turnout once again … continue reading

Excess of Meth Users

Excess of Meth Users
The first item on my agenda this morning was to get my tent signs out for tomorrow's public open house over at Prairie Place on 1st.  I'm pushing all the more for public awareness of my listings via the internet and signage because I've recently come to the conclusion that I'm throwing far too much money down a proverbial rat hole when advertising … continue reading

Rent-Free

Rent-Free
I'm happy to announce that the buyer I've been working with this past month, did manage to get a home purchased today. It has been a long journey of looking, but I believe she ended up with the best home for the money in our market.What I really appreciated about working with her, was her great intelligence to where she not only looked for a ho … continue reading