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When we have Lilies

When we have Lilies
For the strangest reason, today continued to seem all the more like Saturday instead of Friday, and likely because so many offices were closed. I didn't have any scheduled appointments, but I did get some walk-ins which were well received.The bulk of my morning was spent working on files and accounting, and since I had some banking to do, I hea … continue reading

All Levels of Management

All Levels of Management
I'm beginning to wonder why some shoemakers don't make dress running shoes, because on a day like today, I could've used a pair. Fortunately I managed to get everything accomplished which needed to be, and thankful for it.Having left early enough, I was again able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise, along with not having to fight morning traffic. Jud … continue reading

Instead of Taking Ownership

Instead of Taking Ownership
Another early morning began with my stopping by a listing to pick up my sold sign and remove the lockbox from its front door, just so all would be completely finished before I headed over to the buyer's bank around mid-morning for a closing.On my way back to the office, I stopped by a client's home to check on the shingle job being done on a ho … continue reading

A Quick Walk

A Quick Walk
With it being our last day of the month, mine was filled with more calls and walk-ins which kept me hopping nearly the entire day. I'm still working on two offers that don't seem to be going anywhere, and of course there are other agents involved which creates all the more lines of communication. Whatever does happen with those two, I'll know I've … continue reading

A Scoop or Two

A Scoop or Two
Now that we're nearing the end of June, the humidity levels are starting to rise, and if we didn't have a light breeze today, it would've felt like a sauna outside. I had to laugh to myself when I pulled into a driveway to meet with a seller, and as soon as I stepped out of my car, my glasses fogged, and when she got out, hers were also foggy. Sinc … continue reading

An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day
Another early up and out morning happened again, and mostly because I wanted to get some office work completed before it started getting hot, because I knew my day would be very much filled with manual labor out of doors.I"d started a window washing job several days ago, and because they'd not been washed for a very long time, I discovered they … continue reading

Between Two Classics

Between Two Classics
It seems I'm growing all the more accustomed to rising early, because even though I didn't have anything so terribly pressing this morning, I was on the road even earlier during our morning's twilight. It's interesting to how the birds were already out searching for food at such an hour, and for sure, it was a delightfully quite drive with nearly n … continue reading

Two Little Princes

Two Little Princes
It was another up, out, and back at it again this morning, and if someone should ask me what went on this week, I'd have to look at my appointment calendar for each day because it's been a roller-coaster ride.As much as I was wanting to get more accomplished, the amount of time spent on various issues with buyers and sellers, eroded much of wha … continue reading

Vintage Scents

Vintage Scents
It sure was a beautiful day in North Iowa, and hopefully everyone being able, is out enjoying it because exactly six months from now, it's going to be Christmas Day. I'm sure that's giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling right now, isn't it? The reason I mention it at this time, is for it to be our reminder that seasons change more quickly than we som … continue reading

Knee-jerk Excuses

Knee-jerk Excuses
Another earlier than normal journey to the office this morning, and mostly due to a laundry list of things that needed to get finished before noon arrived. Those intermittent cloud bursts weren't helping matters while running errands. I'd say we've got our fair share of rain and then some.The absolute highlight of my morning, was catching a gli … continue reading

The Right to Adorn

The Right to Adorn
Another long day at the office again, but at least I managed to get one more file readied for closing next week which was a relief. With the more restrictions of human contact at the banks, and the additional disclosures needing to be delivered to buyers due to the TRID rules, the waiting until a week or less to get all files completed has become a … continue reading

Checkbooks Readied

Checkbooks Readied
That was quite the storm we had yesterday evening, and hopefully the last one like it for the season, because those strong gusts of wind were wicked. I personally saw one limb come tearing down, and after a few conversations today with residents in our fair City, it sounded like there were some really big trees that had created hellacious damages. … continue reading