Monthly Archives: June 2019

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

Patiently Waiting

Patiently Waiting
As expected, my day was near non-stop with early morning appointments and then the extended showing of homes which lasted until around 5:00 pm this afternoon.  I would say it's been many months since I was called upon to show that many homes in one outing.  What pleased me the most, was being able to stick pretty close to the scheduled time frame … continue reading

Old with Grace

Old with Grace
As we're approaching the official day of summer, it's beginning to look like it'll be happening. Today was a near perfect day and let's hope they'll continue. The gentle breezes coming out of the north were reminiscent of bygone summers.My entire morning was consumed with setting up appointments for tomorrow's marathon showing of homes.  The l … continue reading

The Kicker

The Kicker
I'm beginning to wonder if our weather patterns this summer are going to be a repeat of last year's.  If that's the case, I'm going to feel cheated again because in years past,  I've always looked forward to normal sunny days and delightful sunsets.  All this rain we've been getting is also creating all the many overly-damp basements in North Io … continue reading

Hovering and Hammering

Hovering and Hammering
When thinking it was going to be a light work day, I was soon proven wrong with all the phone calls and drop-ins.The most important appointment this morning was to attend the closing of a home which I had listed far longer than I would've liked, but it was yet another example of how much harder it is in these times to sell cheaper homes in need … continue reading