Category Archives: Mason CIty

Hell-bent on Buying

Hell-bent on Buying
I had to be at my office early enough today to get in touch with the seller on one of my listings we've been negotiating, just so we would have time to visit before she went to work. She made another counter-offer back to the buyers, and fortunately they took it, so it looks like we have yet one more office listing under contract which means I'm go … continue reading

Sort of Ugly

Sort of Ugly
It looks like we're heading into one heck of a dry spell, and unfortunately at a time when the hot crops like tomatoes and peppers are needing the moisture to set their fruit. As much as I've been wanting to take a weekend off and head out to Eastern Iowa, my real estate workload, along with my own pressing projects have kept me from having time. … continue reading

Inveterate Anger

Inveterate Anger
It was a pleasant morning until the sun was beating down overhead, and thank goodness we had enough of a breeze to keep the humidity levels down. When looking at the extended forecast, I'm afraid tomorrow is going to be another hot one, so let's hope the breezes continue. Someone mentioned that somewhere out in Illinois, they recently had golf ball … continue reading

In the Holds

In the Holds
The cool air felt oh so good this morning, which was creating a really creepy-cool serpentine ground fog, and when looking at it form a distance, it almost appeared as a living mass of gray that was slowing moving across streets and between homes. Seeing that type of fog is one more reason why I enjoy low-lying areas because of the greater diversit … continue reading

Zero-entry Living

Zero-entry Living
The rain that was expected today, only came in sprinkles, which was fine by me considering the amount we received on Saturday afternoon. I'm still reeling from the horrendous tree damage done from that straight-line wind accompanying it.Most of my morning was swallowed up with working on files and running more errands. I would say the average p … continue reading

Hidden under Baskets

Hidden under Baskets
My day started early again, and for good reason because I wanted to get as much yard work done before my morning open house, and glad I did because I certainly wasn't expecting the caliber of a storm which came barreling thru our City this afternoon. Yikes! When driving down some of the streets, I was holding my breath that a big tree limb wouldn't … 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

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

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

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