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Small delicate clusters sitting atop long stalks crowd together to create individual bouquets. With a mere glance, a blossom can lift the spirits and lighten the mood. And true beauty is seen in the eyes of the observer, no matter an onion or iris, nature's offerings are to be appreciated. Happy Bloomin' Wednesday!
What do consumers REALLY, REALLY want? - 08/30/11 09:19 AM
What do consumers REALLY, REALLY want? Local Market Knowledge Anyone can put a Comparable Market Analysis together but are you able to sit down and discuss numbers to a potential seller? Or a buyer? Be savvy about what is happening in your local market. Be informed. You will be tested! Effective Negotiation Have you taken any classes or seminars that have helped you negotiate every aspect of a transaction whether it be price, conditions or sales strategy? Consumers expect some aggressiveness when discussing terms to garner the best results in a timely manner. Online Presence What do you bring to the table as (17 comments)
Motivational Monday: Try it you'll like it! Find ways to improve your life and community through positive means. What good is it to complain about what has already been done? Take a positive stance and surround yourself with motivated people who care to make necessary changes personally, civically and professionally. Make a conscience decision to volunteer your time to worthy causes, get involved in local community organizations and join forces to improve your surroundings. Create a better neighborhood and environment for yourself and others one small improvement at a time... Try it you'll like it, take a tip from me, I (12 comments)
My first thought was...Tag, you're it! as these quick moving clouds scurry across the sky in a game of chase! There was fishing to be done but the skyscape intrigued me as I sat on the boat in the middle of the lake watching their morphing shapes and translucent trails. Playful weightless puffs of haze, you amaze and raise the eyes skyward. ~WKN Happy Sunday to you all! (21 comments)
Residential Sales went from 300 closed for the month of June to 232 in July, a decrease in sales for a total of 68 properties. That is typical for the summer months as children are out of school and people have vacation destinations in mind. Washington County School District is back in session for the year and is also Tweeting in order to keep the public in tune with local events. Put southern Utah on your list (11 comments)
Sign up and you could WIN an all-expense trip for two to The Palazzo® in Las Vegas, Nevada -AND- tickets to the Phantom of the Opera! Also, if you get a hole-in-one, you may have the opportunity to watch the Masters in person. Wow! what are you waiting for? Sign up now! So, get a team together and register to play in the 8th Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament held in southern Utah! A good time guaranteed!
At the end of the day, how do you relax, regroup and refresh? Is it? Poolside Golfing Hiking Fishing Surfing Skiing Walking Running Biking Writing Reading Sculpting Horseback Driving Knitting Crafting Cooking Painting Boxing Singing Shopping Blogging Photography Or do you go home and scream into a pillow after a particularly trying day? Hey, it works! Whatever your choice to de-stress, we can agree that we need time to R & R & R! A Happy, Stress-free Thursday to you all! (22 comments)
Minty tendrils feathering out. Wispering. Vividly painting the desertscape. Wispering. Inquisitively seeking open space. Wispering. Tickley, twisty and twining strands. Wispering. On an outing at Coral Canyon Golf Course, I hit the ball into the rough. I never did find it but instead came across this beautiful Desert Sage and it was wispering to me. It was, as you can see! Happy Wednesday! (16 comments)
I got the listing the old-fashioned way. No technology. No internet. No kidding! - 08/23/11 08:49 AM
I got the listing the old-fashioned way. No technology. No internet. No kidding! As I arrived 5 minutes early to my scheduled appointment, I was excited, thrilled and ready-to-list-this-house! I only had to convince the seller to make the best choice. The night before I improved the listing presentation by making it specific to that property and printed it out in full color and bound it professionally. I set-up my laptop on his dining room table and couldn't connect to the internet. What?! Oh no! I remained calm and quickly explained that everything was included in the presentation that was on-line. We thoroughly (20 comments)
Motivational Monday: Push through that discomfort zone! - 08/22/11 08:42 AM
Motivational Monday: Push through that discomfort zone! Ever feel like throwing your hands up in surrender when everything goes sideways? The pressure mounting minute-to-minute, hour-by-hour when you're diligently working toward critical deadlines? When giving up seems like the only viable option...Put those virtual shoulder pads on and push ahead through the discomfort zone! Your clients expect favorable results and depend on you to accomplish the goals set forth. Whatever you do, hold it together, keep calm and head toward the end result. You have people depending on you! Be the professional that can handle: Stress Pressure Deadlines Show your skillset and celebrate the (20 comments)
While traveling back from Las Vegas to St. George, Utah, the skies changed quickly, giving way to a massive cloudburst fed simultaneously with sunshine while a ginormous deluge cascades from its center. What an unexpected and amazing sensory delight! And have to admit, I was glad to be here as an awed spectator rather than an unwilling participant over there! Happy Sunday to you all!
Holding hands on the way to Kindergarten - 08/20/11 12:02 PM
Holding hands on the way to Kindergarten The fall of 1966 was the first taste of independence as I began Kindergarten. The most vivid memory was outside the classroom as Faye, my older cousin who was a teen held my hand and walked me to Fox Elementary School in Columbus, Georgia. We had recently arrived cross-country due to my parents divorce from California, my mother and six little ones. We were all still out-of-sorts, reeling, trying to adjust to new surroundings. Her taking my hand grounded me and helped me to feel special during this most turbulent time. At school my (17 comments)
Back to School ~ Washington County School District ~ Southern Utah ~ Schedule of Events 2011-2012 - 08/19/11 07:59 AM
Back to School ~ Washington County School District ~ Southern Utah ~ Schedule of Events 2011-2012 As the new school year begins, there are exciting changes that have been made; one of them is that WCSD is Tweeting! Receive Washington County School District tweets without a twitter account by texting* the exact words: follow wcsd_news to the number 40404. You can now be up-to-date with the latest school happenings and events in the southern Utah area! How exciting is that?! http://www.twitter.com/wcsd_news
................................................................ Calendar of Events Thursday - August 18, 2011 Enterprise Schools ONLY - New School Year Begins Monday - September 05, 2011 LABOR DAY - No School Tuesday - (10 comments)
Thankful Thursdays: Dixie Care & Share in St. George Utah - 08/18/11 08:48 AM
Thankful Thursdays: Dixie Care & Share in St. George Utah We have been blessed with an amazing fruit and vegetable garden this season and what better way to show appreciation than by sharing it with others? On the way down from Veyo to St. George with a large box of assorted vegetables that included: tomatoes, green peppers, skinless Armenian cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, crook neck squash and zucchini squash, I drove up to the Dixie Care & Share facility and dropped it off.
This small act of giving made the rest of my day feel effortless by lifting my spirits. Dixie Care & Share (16 comments)
Everyone has a bad day now and then. I can come back if necessary...later in the day...er...perhaps tomorrow or early into the next week. Let me know what works best for you. I can plainly see This Is Not A Good Time. Till then... ............................................... The ability to read a person's body language may save time, energy and allow you to reschedule an appointment to allow time for better circumstances. When Hiway is like this, I stay away and we get along just fine! And when all is good in her world, (25 comments)
Back to School ~ Washington County School District ~ Southern Utah ~ Bus Schedules Last year I wrote a blog on traffic conditions once school started: Defensive Back-to-School Driving: You will be T-E-S-T-E-D! It is always a good reminder to SLOW DOWN and be extra cautious while driving in close proximity of schools. Watch for flashing lights, heed crossing guard instructions, bicyclists and young ones darting out in between cars.
Bus Schedules: The Washington County School District has developed a web site to allow parents to educate themselves of the responsibilities of their student(s) while riding the bus to and from (8 comments)
Motivational Monday: VD - Catch it. Share it! Now that I got your attention... It is VISION and DETERMINATION. Prado & Kramer's Real Estate Broker Jack Scott agrees that it's easy to be in touch of what you see your future to be, other times it's not so clear. He says, “When you get that clear vision, all that you need is the determination to achieve it”. It’s true and as I see it…Most people who have VD are contagious and more than willing to share it . My advice is if you possess it and know some one that is missing (17 comments)
Mother Nature has set the stage for this young bloom. Just yesterday, it was a mere bud and today a wondrous delight! The sun captures the essense with bright rays, luminating its translucent core. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? It worries not, for today it is a bright star! Happy Sunday to you all! (24 comments)
Back to School ~ Washington County School District Board Members 2011 - Southern Utah - 08/13/11 06:50 PM
Washington County School District Board Members Photo Info - Left to Right Wes Christiansen, Brent Bills (Business Director), Wendel Gubler, Kelly Blake, Laura Hesson (President), Craig Seegmiller, Carole Morris, Max Rose (Superintendent), Cal Durfey (Vice President) Photo is the property of the Washington County School District. The public is invited to take part in the meetings for the Washington County School District. Getting involved in the district allows for positive changes to be made in the spirit of creating better learning environments for all children. The Washington County School District Board is made up of county employees and business people (10 comments)
Thankful Thursdays: Trust matters! - 08/11/11 10:02 AM
Thankful Thursdays: Trust matters! We can all agree there is no true method to gaining trust in relationships, whether professional or personal. A great plan is to gain the consumer’s confidence, one-client-at-a-time. As you meet new people, discuss their needs and begin a new relationship, they rely on you to be: Honest Yourself Reliable Competent Committed Trustworthy Open Building a solid business rapport requires no less than putting client’s goals in the forefront while gaining positive results in a timely manner. Building trust takes time, every time. Keep promises and satisfy your client’s realistic expectations. Trust will follow and it does (16 comments)
Fishing is the strategy of anticipating the moment to pull your pole upward at precisely the same time a fish makes a commitment. React too soon to the tug on the line and gone is the fish. Pull too hard and you may lose your bait. Reel too fast and PING! the rigging and the fish disappear! The best advice I am able to give regarding fishing is to wait for it...wait for it...and then BAM! A successful catch! In my opinion: Fishing is akin to developing a relationship with a potential buyer. Part (22 comments)
Motivational Monday: Showing up = A successful outcome! - 08/08/11 09:26 AM
Motivational Monday: Showing up = A successful outcome! The saying goes that in order to become successful; you must get up, dress up and show up. Doing that consistently gains positive results and create good business habits. So when setting those listing appointments: Be on time. Being late may present a lack of care on your behalf. Be prepared. Have your materials and presentation ready to go. Be thorough. You only get one chance on a listing appointment. Be confident. People are able to sense your positivity level. Be sharp. Know your subject matter when answering questions. And once you have the (15 comments)
Me, take chances? No way! Never a risk taker. So far. So good. Some people welcome risk by accepting its challenges and thrills. Not me. When crossing a brisk stream, I will walk a ways to find a more narrow breach rather than taking a running jump at its widest point and chance falling in, getting injured or death-gripping the sides of the bank to avoid getting wet. Call me a safe seeker. That is what I am. I am the same regarding business. A well thought-out cohesive plan will get you closer to your goals eventually rather than one (50 comments)
While waiting for my car to be detailed at the car wash, I overheard a woman say to her husband, "The house we were going to view was sold." I sat for a moment until she got off the phone and then asked her if she was working with an agent. Yes, she replied. I asked for her name. I called the agent and set up a showing appointment for her and her clients on the house I just listed in LESS THAN AN HOUR after uploading to the MLS! You could (18 comments)
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson - 08/03/11 09:46 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature takes time to flourish, from seed to bud to mature flower, it knows the expectations put forth. And once ready to present its true self, the results are spectacular! Nature is: consistent diligent and self sustaining We can learn some business sense from Nature. Success takes time and staying the course, it really is that simple! Happy Wednesday to you all!
MUST SEE! A rare DOUBLE RAINBOW! My husband and I threw together a quick plan for a day fishing trip to Panguitch Lake, just the two of us. We packed, hooked up the pontoon boat and away we went! Reaching the lake about 1:00 p.m., launched the boat and sat back for the rest of the day Baiting Casting Catching Releasing Keeping Relaxing The day offered plenty of sunshine, clouds and then all of a sudden a squall moved in, forcing us off the lake! We also caught another beauty after the storm passed over...I guess you could say we caught (53 comments)
Motivational Monday: Referral-ready, willing and able? Do you plan to pursue referral leads when presented? If you're interested in making them an integral part of your business, my advice is to be: Ready to respond Willing to negotiate the terms & Able to take on new clients immediately To date, I have been sent 3 potential referrals from other members here in the Rain and recently missed out on one by mere minutes. I will continue to make myself available for all referrals, here or through other reliable sources. Expanding your business through referrals is an opportunity to introduce yourself (15 comments)
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