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Thankful Thursday - An Attitude of Gratitude in Coeur d'Alene Idaho - 03/31/11 12:03 PM
Janna Rankin Scharf, CLHMS, GRI, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale I got off track many months ago in putting up a Thankful Thursday post each week. Not that I haven't had plenty to be thankful for. Today as I start my Thursday, I am feeling particularly grateful. When I was in the BOLD coaching program last summer, one of our assignments was to write out 10 things we are thankful for every day, and remember them throughout the day. It's an interesting exercise, you should try it. It brings your blessings into focus, and the other stuff that tends to (6 comments)
The Lake House for sale in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - 03/28/11 11:50 AM
Janna Rankin Scharf, CLHMS, GRI, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Waterfront Homes For Sale The sprawling one-owner Lake House sits nestled on the eastern shore of picturesque Avondale Lake. With nearly 6,000 square feet of finished living space, there is room for everyone, and enough flexible living space for ALL your lifestyle needs!Architecturally designed, the main level living spaces are well appointed and provide a spectacular front-row seat to four seasons of Mother Nature's Lakeside Splendor. The home is warmed by natural light from big walls of windows that frame the lake views. Situated on almost 3/4 of an acre, the (3 comments)
Today I remembered why I don't do BPO's anymore! - 03/23/11 03:55 AM
Subtitle: The perils of trespassing in the back woods in North Idaho! A Broker Price Opinion is an opinion of property value. Several years ago, when I returned to north Idaho, I began doing BPO's as a way to bring in a little income while I reestablished my real estate business. When the number of homes being offered as short sales began climbing, so did the requests by loss mitigation departments of the mortgage lenders for BPO's. Not quite as sophisticated as an appraisal, it is a real estate broker's opinion of value for a property. Some of the factors that I consider when formulating (15 comments)
Where's Waldo? - 03/20/11 11:54 PM
We've all seen them. The bad MLS pictures with the photographer's reflection in the bathroom mirror, or worse. Sometimes I am amazed at the poor photos that are used, and baffled as to why. I have actually kept a file full of zingers that I have come across in property searches that defy all reason. The other day, as I was taking photos at a property I listed, I found myself challenged to get the shot I wanted of the dining room without my image in the beautiful mirror. For fun, I decided to go ahead and snap the photo with my reflection in (9 comments)
My March afternoon listing homes for sale on Coeur d'Alene Lake - 03/18/11 12:53 AM
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Lake Homes for Sale As much fun as I had yesterday showing waterfront homes for sale on Coeur d'Alene Lake, I doubled my fun today with two listing consultations on spectacular secondary waterfront homes. The weather was much like yesterday, although I think today I saw a little bit more blue sky. I also saw rain, snow and hail. Spring, come ON! I just finished entering one of those listings into the MLS and will have fun launching it over the next couple weeks. Luxuryhomes.com, Lakehouse.com, WallStreetJournal.com, WorldProperties.com, vFlyer, Previsite... Good times! The (2 comments)
My March afternoon showing homes for sale on Coeur d'Alene Lake - 03/17/11 12:57 AM
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Waterfront Homes for Sale This afternoon I had an opportunity to show waterfront property to a prospective buyer in search of a good investment for summer family fun, along with future retirement possibilities. I don't think there is a more enjoyable part of my job than showing waterfront homes for sale! Whether Coeur d'Alene Lake, the Spokane River, Hayden Lake or any other of our many spectacular Northern Idaho lakes and rivers, it's always a good day! Now, some days this time of year are not quite as good as others, (4 comments)
Reflections on an EXCELLENT day in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! - 03/15/11 06:42 PM
It was An Excellent Day for several reasons, but the one that brings me to blogging about it was the realization of a goal I had held for two years. Late in 2008 I relocated back to my hometown of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Rick and I moved away in 1981, and had spend the past 27 years raising our family far from here. It was a good move back for us, but difficult on several levels. It's hard to leave established friendships and relationships, both personal and professional. So here I was, in a position to start my real estate business all (15 comments)
Coeur d'Alene Area Waterfront Homes For Sale - Avondale Lake Market Activity - 03/15/11 01:17 AM
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Area Waterfront Homes For Sale - Avondale Lake Market Activity Report I recently prepared a Comparable Market Analysis for waterfront homes for sale on Avondale Lake, just 5 minutes north of Coeur d'Alene in Hayden, Idaho. It was pretty short and sweet - only three Avondale Lake homes have sold in the past year, and only one Avondale Lake waterfront home is currently listed for sale. Avondale Lake is a lovely, serene, private lake covering 80-acres. It is located adjacent to Avondale Golf Course, which sits directly north of Hayden Lake Country Club, which (1 comments)
Moose Monday in Beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - 03/14/11 11:25 PM
I was looking through some photos that were recently emailed to me by a new client of mine. We are getting ready to list her house later this week and she thought I might be able to use some of her photos in my marketing. This one caught my eye. I did a double take, and yes, that is a little moose taking a cat nap on the snow covered driveway! Wildlife is abundant here in beautiful northern Idaho, but this is just not something you see everyday!
Today - 03/08/11 10:03 PM
I spent a couple hours today photographing a home I am in the process of listing. It is a large and beautiful home, and as I went from room to room, I had some 4-legged company. Buster kept an eye on me. He was a calm and quiet sweetheart and made me smile when I would turn around and find him pretending not to watch me. One of these days I will have time to get back to some serious real estate blogging, but in the mean time, meet my new friend, Buster!
An unexpected Thank You - 03/04/11 12:26 PM
I got to my office bright and early, in a bit of a mental slump. Yesterday was a challenging day on a couple of levels. This morning I didn't exactly have a spring in my step. I had barely settled in at my desk, uncharacteristically wallowing a bit, when an associate of mine popped into my office. She's relatively new, and I haven't had a chance to get to know her well. She proceeded to present me with a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers. She said she knew my birthday was coming up and wanted to thank me for all I do and share (12 comments)
Donate the gift of LIFE at our Keller Williams Coeur d'Alene Blood Drive - 03/04/11 11:31 AM
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Mark your calendars for Friday, March 18th, for our annual Keller Williams Realty blood drive to benefit Inland Northwest Blood Center. It will be held at our office in Coeur d'Alene, at 1450 Northwest Boulevard, Suite 301. Come join us in donating the gift of life! From a grateful beneficiary: "If I could give you a gift in return, it would be to give you a peak into my kitchen window about 6pm any weeknight - to witness the chaos, hear the voices and laughter, and see the bountiful life in our home (2 comments)
Exclusive Black Rock North in Coeur d'Alene Idaho to be sold at sheriff's sale - 03/02/11 11:48 PM
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Luxury Home Sales Black Rock Development and American Bank finalized terms the end of February on the foreclosure of Black Rock North, a floundering and unfinished golf community on 1,100 acres directly north of The Club at Black Rock. A sheriff's sale of the development will occur by the end of next month, according to a story earlier this week. Read the entire story in the Coeur d'Alene Press here. These high-end projects and others backed by Marshall Chesrown, including the Ridge at Sunup Bay, have floundered with the collapse of the real (2 comments)
Unlike LAST year, March came in like a lion in North Idaho! - 03/01/11 10:24 PM
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Real Estate Sales I had to smile when I pulled up my March 1st blog post from LAST year: Unlike LAST year, March came in like a lamb in North Idaho as the little lambs attest! No gentle lamb weather here this year, March 2011 came in like a LION! We have been in a deep freeze, snow has been falling, interspersed with sleet and rain, for the past couple of weeks. I think the sun made a brief appearance through the clouds a few days ago, but won't be seen again (7 comments)
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Blog By Janna Rankin Scharf of Keller Williams Realty is a Great Place For Real Estate Agents and Potential Buyers and Sellers to get to know more about Coeur d'Alene Idaho as well as other parts of Kootenai County and North Idaho.
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