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Feeling buried? Stressed out because you may be missing potential business opportunities due to paperwork piling up, missed phone calls and e-mails, scheduling and appointment mishaps? Hire a part-time transaction coordinator to help with the necessary behind the scenes part of your business so you are able to be face-to-face with clients without the added stress of a backlash of missed contacts or deadlines. Make sure your assistant: Has a can-do attitude Works well under pressure Maintains a pleasant demeanor Can be flexible regarding hours Is highly organized in multitasking Thoroughly knows responsibilities and expectations Ensures all paperwork is completed, signed (18 comments)
Does anyone have a simpler name for this variety of cacti? This cactus blooms twice a year and the flowers last only a day or so. The only name I found was Echinopsis Cactus, does anyone know of a simpler name for this variety? The colors of the blooms come in pink, orange, white and yellow and as you can see, they are very vibrant! I took some amazing shots of the white ones and am going back today to see if I can capture more of their blooming beauty before the flowers close up! They're everywhere here in southern Utah! Do (12 comments)
While out doing yard work, I happened to see this tree we planted several years ago blooming out. Prior to today, I had not seen it all dressed up in its finery. And the first thing that came to mind was the grass skirts that hula dancers wear when performing and when a slight breeze stirred, they started dancing, swaying back and forth! What comes to your mind? Happy Sunday to you all!
What drives you? Is it... the need to be #1 the accomplishment achieving status becoming wealthy doing for others out of necessity outdoing others the constant pressure the love of your profession providing for your family that next cruise... Whatever it may be that drives you to succeed, be thankful that you know what truly works for you. Now get out there and DRIVE! (26 comments)
When is 2 better than 1? - 04/21/10 04:50 PM
When is 2 better than 1? When your clients close one transaction with you AND they decide to list their second home with you! I am excited to share the great news with all of you because this is an exciting opportunity and I am truly grateful. When I first met the buyers, they were reluctant to sign an agreement to represent them but once I sat with them and explained what I was able to do for them, they called me and said they'd sign. Part of the services I provide to buyers are: All available inventories based on specific criteria provided (15 comments)
When it comes to gardening, I envision how the garden should look after planting a diverse variety of bulbs, seed and plant material but never set my expectations too high. My biggest excitement comes with the flowers finally bud out, spreading their petals and turning on the vibrant color! So, if there is just one or many, I am still appreciative and thankful of their beauty! This one in particular is a loner! Happy Wednesday to you all! (22 comments)
Tuesday Tips: Prepare for Plan B! - 04/20/10 03:11 PM
Proper planning can still go awry, especially when attempting to predict the future! After recently speaking with my sister, I had to laugh as she described the Easter Holiday spent with her daughter, son-in-law and their 2 little ones. In order to get ahead of the game regarding the Easter Egg Hunt the next day, her son-in-law decided to hide all the eggs the night before. What a great idea! While the children were occupied, he set out in the yard and hid 3 dozen eggs without a single interruption. Aha! Mission accomplished! They went to bed that evening and the next day they (26 comments)
While trying to come up with a fitting title to these beautiful tulips, 'Three times the charm' would have been appropriate but their stunning color urged me to continue searching my mind for a more uplifting description. Then, all of a sudden, I got it! One tulip by itself is lovely, Two tulips are twice as beautiful, But three are truly a Triple Delight! Happy Sunday everyone! (25 comments)
Home Selling Tax Benefits - 04/17/10 02:58 PM
This is a timely message from Gabe Sanders regarding the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and its benefits. I have disabled the comments so you may go directly to Gabe's blog for comments.
Via Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Premier Realty Group): This year’s tax filing season is behind us, but if you sell your home this year (or any other, for that matter), you'll find your home will shelter your taxes as well as your family. Specifically, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides a substantial exemption on your capital gains when you sell. In general terms, when you (0 comments)
Be careful when someone calls your home requesting credit card information. Just this morning, I took a call from a woman claiming that my credit card was sent to collections and she needed some information from me. Immediately, I questioned her statement saying that my bank has never called requesting information from me, they have my information. She told me I was looking for an argument; I told her "No, you haven't proven to me who you say you are and I'm only protecting my interests" and immediately disconnected the call. I quickly called my bank and talked with customer service regarding (15 comments)
I seem to be oblivious to my surroundings many days and miss a lot of little things due to the hectic pace of the day's work. Just as I pulled into the driveway, I noticed a burst of color that wasn't there earlier in the day when I left for work. I had to get closer to see what had captured my attention so quickly and was surprised to see these tulips, just one plant, two flowers that stood out within its surroundings. I appreciate these moments, especially as I get older because they help to calm the nerves and allow me to appreciate the 'little (17 comments)
Bullying has to stop in the schools! It is DETRIMENTAL to our children's health, performance and self-esteem! In light of recent teenage suicides from the result of bullying, this seriously needs to be addressed and severe consequences need to be dealt regarding the perpetrators! Unfortunately it doesn't end in school and you'd be amazed how many adult bullies there are in the workplace. People bully when they feel the NEED to CONTROL a situation or person. Bullying also takes many forms, such as: Name calling Yelling & screaming Finger pointing in face Berating someone in public Defamation of character to (18 comments)
Would you have your barber carve these words into your head, in hopes of getting noticed in order to get on The Biggest Loser reality show?! These two brothers WOULD and DID in hopes of being chosen to participate in the show! A fellow agent, Dennis Sillito, in the office of Prado Real Estate in St. George, Utah is the father of these two brothers who weigh more than 340 pounds each. They want to gain a healthier lifestyle and believe The Biggest Loser may be the best opportunity for them to get there! I wish them luck and if attention was (22 comments)
Motivational Monday: Just Git! - 04/12/10 08:28 AM
Git going! Git moving! Git some leads Git some clients Git some listings Git some buyers Git some classes Git some motivation Git yourself in motion The only way to git successful is to git going. For those still sitting around waiting for the market to change to suit your needs, git going, git moving, just git or git lost. I'd be surprised if you're still gittin' it in this business. Go, Git now! (23 comments)
Speechless Sunday (almost!): Waiting for its time to go. - 04/11/10 07:20 PM
When spotting an interesting example of unusual architecture while driving, I usually pull over (if time allows), grabbing my camera to capture the shot. This old barn and animal pen in Veyo, Utah has weathered many seasons but still seems determined to stand tall even though it leans way to the left!
Perhaps it leans because of the wind or just that it's getting tired...maybe a little of both. It would've been great to see it alive and utilized in better times; Hay stacked high, pigs in the pens, horses in the corral, chickens clucking instead in a state of disrepair, just sitting alone waiting (21 comments)
Are you HYPER? I am, thanks to Bob! - 04/10/10 03:08 PM
Just as important as it is to stretch your body before getting out of bed when waking, it's just as important to stretch your abilities when marketing your selling area to your target market. I have to admit after Bob Stewart's Hyperlocal Contest, I was exhausted but felt a sense of accomplishment after submitting my last hyper local blog. I had to do extensive research, get out in the community, take pictures, reach out and make phone calls in order to get information not publicly available. All in all, it's invaluable for agents to improve advertising and marketing skills to increase visibility and reach which (11 comments)
Friday Funnies: There's no robbing this robin! - 04/09/10 08:35 AM
Now that Spring has arrived, birds are busy readying their nests in time for the arrival of little ones. Robins are very protective of their homes and even to the point of aggressively warning animals or people that come too close. Our cat, McKenzie was taking a leisurely stroll across the yard, when here comes Mama Robin cutting a clear path in the sky right toward her with blazing speed! At the last minute, surprised, McKenzie saw her and jumped up and turned a complete flip in the air, landing in the same direction as she started. She seemed dazed but quickly left (22 comments)
1954 East View Point Drive, St. George, UT 84790 - MLS# 09-111672 & 1707 South Paragon Drive, St. George, UT 84790 - MLS# 09-109626 Saturday April 10, 2010 ~ 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stop by and tour both of these custom, one-of-a-kind homes for the Utah Statewide Open House, Lee and I'd love to see you! To find out more about this Masterplanned Luxury Community Sitting High Above It All! go to: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1568213/homes-for-sale-stone-cliff-community-st-george-utah-84790
This flowering plum tree sits only 5 feet from the highway and has seen plenty of seasons come and go. During its many years, it has survived severe winds and plenty of inclement weather. As you can see, some of the limbs are broken and now face downward, but yet they still continue to grow and flower every Spring. Even twisted and splintered, the tree continues to flourish and amaze me with its beauty every year. That is what I consider overcoming adversity.
The smaller tulip appears to be looking up at the bigger one and saying, "I'm going to be just like you when I grow up!" I am so lucky to see the beauty that St. George and the southern Utah area offers every season, every day and as often as I can, I take pictures in order to share it with all of you. Happy Wednesday everyone! (21 comments)
"Let's play ball y'all!" - 04/06/10 08:22 AM
What could be better than sitting in a bleacher seat at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, a brat-with ‘the works' in one hand a cold beverage in the other singing "Take me out to the ball game" along with Harry Caray and the rest of the crowd as the Cubs get ready to play-some-ball! The Cubs WINNING THE PENNANT of course! Well until then, there's nothing like being there, to ‘feel' the excitement of a live game! I've been a Cub fan since the 1980s and hope that at some time, in my lifetime, they'll take the pennant. Until then, I (20 comments)
Golf Course Homes For Sale / Sunbrook Community, St. George, Utah 84770 - 04/05/10 02:21 PM
Wake up to the amazing views of the Red Rocks, Pine Valley Mountain and the green fairways of the Championship Sunbrook Golf Course every day! The Sunbrook Community master-plan offers 3-9 holes courses that make up 27-holes of championship golf while offering beautiful architecturally pleasing homes and green belt areas. Named the best ranked golf course in the state of Utah by Golf Digest magazine two times, the 3 courses are all completely different--Blackrock is tough, but fair. The Point has beautiful scenic views, and Woodbridge is a real challenge with an island hole.
Ted Robinson designed the Sunbrook Golf Course which opened to public (17 comments)
Motivational Monday: The cat caught a baby chick...and brought it to me! Oh no! - 04/05/10 08:52 AM
As I was sitting at my computer this morning, I heard some noise off to the west side of the house. I didn't think much of it and continued working on the task at hand. Suddenly, Hiway, our cat peeked around the corner and presented me with a gift...a baby chick and it was so cute, I had to smile! While I was busy getting to work this Monday morning, so was she. Somehow, she got into my sons Easter basket and grabbed a plastic egg filled with jelly beans! What a great shot! Ha-ha! Happy Monday everyone!
As you gather today for Easter, why not make some great memories with your friends and family? Take a lot of pictures, share your favorite stories, bring a special homemade dish if you're traveling to someone's home. However you decide to spend this day, enjoy those around you, remember what is important in your life and be thankful. Happy Easter to you all! (17 comments)
Little ones, bring your parents from 12noon to 2pm today, Saturday April 3rd, to visit the Easter Bunny, have your picture taken, get a candy-filled egg and get a cupcake from 25 Main! And the best thing about this is...IT'S FREE! While you're in the area, be sure to visit the St. George Art Festival. Music, booths, food and much, much more awaits you in the City Square! Prado Real Estate is located at 21 North Main Street in the heart of downtown St. George, Utah. (14 comments)
Energy Efficient Homes for Sale in Ironwood Community, St. George, UT 84770 - 04/02/10 04:58 PM
Ironwood Community was voted "Best Community"in the State of Utah by the Sales and Marketing Council of Utah in 2003. This single family home community located in west St. George consists of a mixture of flat roof and southwestern Tuscan architecture. Construction on Ironwood began in the late 1990s with a total of 142 homes in the community. All exteriors are stucco with stone accents, tile roofs and pristine landscaped yards.
Many homes have cozy fireplaces, granite countertops, ceramic tile, upgraded carpet, custom cabinetry, open floor plans with vaulted ceilings and large master bedrooms. Backyards are fully landscaped with grass, native plants (7 comments)
Our family volunteers many hours each year for southern Utah events or just to brighten someone's day. We spend time stuffing plastic eggs with a variety of candies to hand out to people we meet along the way. We came across this little guy and he was estatic to see the Easter Bunny from a distance away, saying "Hi Easter Bunny!" and waving to him but...when it came down to it, he didn't like being ...UP CLOSE and PERSONAL! The photo says it all! Happy Friday to you all! (28 comments)
Getting our blog on in St. George, Utah! - 04/01/10 10:21 PM
Today, I had the pleasure of sharing 2 hours with four professionals in St. George, Utah teaching them the basics in order to set up their accounts on Activerain. Two real estate agents in my office at Prado Real Estate, Theresa Joers and Robin Emery were present, along with Sarah Border from Inwest Title Services and Sandy Thompson from Axiom Financial. We had a lot of fun going through the profile set-up and laughed most our way through it. This was an exciting undertaking and I look forward to seeing these ladies learn and grow here in the Rain! Thank you for the opportunity (16 comments)
I literally was tip-toeing to get a shot of these beautifully bright tulips in a round-a-bout in St. George! Those who know me, expect this kind of behavior because they know I--LOVE--FLOWERS! I am thankful that Mother Nature is gracious enough to provide us with such beauty everyday. You just have to STOP and take a LOOK and SEE! (21 comments)
Southern Utah has over 300 days of sunshine per year while offering mild winter temperatures for outdoor activities every day! Add that to the picturesque canyons, red rock cliffs, sandstone bluffs, clean air plus small town atmosphere you’re Home, Sweet Home! Come and experience Southern Utah for yourself!
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