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I have a husband who works really hard and all of the time. He decided that after a particularly long and trying series of changes at his job that he would take a “few days off and be home”. Well, that has entailed all of the projects that he feels needed to be done on those days off, that he hadn’t gotten to.
I was envisioning actually SEEING him and maybe spending some relaxing time TOGETHER. The “together” time involved being outside cleaning frozen leaves (78 comments)
On a typical winter-wet day in December, 2005, I walked into the office at Vernonia Realty. After a couple of brief introductions by Ken and Helen Bateman, I was escorted back to the office of the Principal Broker. I sat down across the desk from a gravelly-voiced man, with oxygen tubing placed lightly in his nostrils, who sat tall and solid in his seat. I had just been introduced to my future mentor in real estate, Mr. Derl Roberts. On the exterior, he presented himself as a sharp, no-nonsense fellow (14 comments)
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-The Square Peg in the Round Hole - 01/18/12 01:24 PM
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-The Square Peg in the Round Hole Don’t you have those transactions that just seem like they are so HARD? Nothing seems to go smoothly, everyone’s at odds with each step of the transaction or each other and it feels like you are forcing it to happen.
When I have this type of transaction, my gut says, this isn’t going to close. And most of the time, I’m right. You can jump through every hoop, cajole, plead, and possibly put yourself and your clients through HELL and it all STILL falls apart.
Sometimes, (16 comments)
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Determining Boundaries - 01/16/12 11:04 AM
Regarding actual and literal “boundaries” when dealing with a vacant lot or a lakefront property one can be presented with quite a challenge when living in a rural community, or on a lake like Fishhawk Lake. An original survey may have happened 40+ years ago and land changes, overgrowth happens, stakes and pins disappear under layers of earth. Unless a current owner has had a survey done and physically can find the pins marking the corners of the lot or lakefront property, or have access to an actual survey done on the property from a former owner, it’s anyone’s guess as to what (8 comments)
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate--There's Something In the Air - 01/13/12 10:59 PM
There’s something in the air…can you feel it? Can you see it? Can you smell it? It’s fresh. It’s lighter. It’s as if the clouds are lifting and sharp rays of sunshine are breaking through a bit here, a bit there.
It’s permeating the real estate mentality. Almost as if with the “dawn” of the new year, we all woke up from that deep slumber of troubled sleep and feel refreshed by the reawakening of a sense of taking back our power. When I speak with others in my working community as well as across the (11 comments)
Trust Definition: reliance: confidence in and reliance on good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability
As a child, I was one of those kids that didn’t hold back speaking the truth. Much to my parents’ chagrin, I was REALLY honest about everything. If someone was mean or they were a wonderful person, I would tell them, and there was no gray area. One time some neighbors that we’d never met showed up unannounced, stayed for several hours, way past dinnertime (which we hadn’t had) and as they were in the (9 comments)
Fishhawk Lake Thoughts-What Life is REALLY About-Happiness Revealed - 01/11/12 12:36 AM
One of my dear friends sent this to me (the video below). It is so simple and SO moving that I really felt the need to share this video with you, my social network of friends. I hope that if you have a few minutes that you can stop and truly watch the unfolding beauty of this piece and listen to the simple but profound messages given to us by one child and one older gentleman.
I promise you it will be worth it. Happiness Revealed...from your friend at Fishhawk Lake.
Either they’ve discovered our area from friends, or from a search on the internet—some finding blogposts of mine on ActiveRain or my Wordpress blog or through people who have bought property out here. Maybe it’s from past clients who are so excited that they show photos at a Christmas party because they just bought lakefront property at Fishhawk Lake and it sparks interest from people who’ve had this dream of buying (17 comments)
It’s a big big home, with acreage and in a place where there are several other realtors in the area! What’s funny is that I can navigate through several sites, taught myself how to create my WordPress blogsite (Fishhawklakerealtor's blog), tweak photos up the wazoo, but I can’t figure out FACEBOOK. If I had teenagers living at home, then that most certainly would help.
· Teach one child and you could be mentoring the next great world leader · Save one animal from being euthanized and you will give life and gain unconditional love · Donate to one charity and save a small or big part of the world · Lose one pound a week and you will keep it off more easily and attain your goal · Share one lesson that you have learned that changed the course of your life · Recycle one container a week and you will give back to the earth · Put one dollar (20 comments)
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