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Wildfire season is here in southern Utah. Below are some some necessary steps for homeowners in outlying areas to prevent the loss of your home. Thin overgrown bushes (17 comments)
While taking pictures of a field of purple wild flowers in southern Utah, there were numerous sparrows flitting back and forth, diving, climbing, performing aerial maneuvers beyond any speed limits. Imagine my delight when I uploaded the photos to the computer and found this gem! The bird was travelling so fast, it was a velocitous blur on a clear mission to reach its detination across the meadow or beyond. Wow, what an interesting shot!
They say "JUMP!” You say “How High?!” Not necessarily so anymore, now that you work for yourself. There are some clear advantages of being your own boss and they are: Setting your own goals Defining your target market Measuring the work standard Creating the office environment Consistently reaching out to SOI Reaching and exceeding client expectations Together, this list will help build your business, determine your client’s needs and give you a competitive edge in any market; one that exudes both professionalism and achievement. Plus make you JUMP for JOY at your success! When you’re ready to do so, of (64 comments)
St George Utah Area Golf Course Homes For Sale / Market Snapshot / July 26th, 2012 There are currently 1,384 residential listings in Washington County, Utah starting at $14,900.00 for a 770 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on a rented lot to $12,700,000 for a 23,780 square foot single family home with 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms on 3.13 acres of land. There are currently 1,359 land lots in Washington County, Utah starting at $700.00 for 1.43 acre lot to $16,600,000 for a 41.69 acres of land. If GOLF is your game, our Southern Utah Golf Courses aim (5 comments)
How else are we supposed to take 'em home, cook 'em and eat 'em? If fishing is your sport (like it is ours), there are 6 great fishing lakes within a 30 minute drive from St. George, Utah, not to mention the Utah State Parks: Gunlock State Park Sand Hollow State Park Quail Creek State Park Snow Canyon State Park And National Parks nearby: Zion Bryce Canyon Arches Capitol Reef Southern Utah offers a peaceful, friendly atmosphere with year round mild temperatures, clean air, low crime and an easy-going lifestyle. St. George is no longer that (15 comments)
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption in Morgan, Utah ~ August 2-4, 2012 - 07/24/12 08:42 AM
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption in Morgan, Utah ~ August 2-4, 2012 SCHEDULE: Utah WH&B Facility Adoptions - 2012 Utah WH&B Events - 2012 August 10-12: Carolyn Hunt Clinic at the Sage Creek Arena in Heber City, UT Nov 2-3: 18th Annual Heber City's Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair, Heber City, UT Additional adoptions may be added to this schedule at any time, or may be subject to change due to the availability of wild horses & burros and other factors. Please call your local BLM office for adoption details or contact Gus Warr - Utah State WH&B Lead (10 comments)
Pioneer Day aka Deliverance Day in The State of Utah July 24th! - 07/23/12 02:28 PM
Pioneer Day aka Deliverance Day in The State of Utah July 24th! Pioneer Day aka Deliverance Day marks the entry of the first Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley from back east on the 24th of July, 1847. This is a holiday that has strong ties to the LDS faith but is open to everyone to celebrate! Because it is a state holiday, banks and post offices are open on this day. Local areas offer pioneer activities, rodeos, parades and fireworks displays to celebrate this state of Utah holiday. For more information on Pioneer Day and its history, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Day_(Utah) Washington (8 comments)
Stormy skies are eerily mesmerizing but can be dangerous in one swift second! We are in our wet season here in southern Utah and the cloud formations quickly skitter, ever evolving, across the uppersphere. Even Hurricane, Utah was issued a tornado warning due to the size, shape and density of the ominous vapors, Glad it did not come to fruition. The City of St. George has issued warnings regarding waterways and possible flash flooding in those areas. In one hour a trickle of water in a fairly dry riverbed can raise 8 feet and turn into a roaring (8 comments)
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Reach out, reach out and touch someone. - 07/18/12 01:20 PM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Reach out, reach out and touch someone. Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers and known to grow upright, stretching toward the sky, their stalks often measuring between six to ten feet and even taller. Apparently this one wished to come down at eye level and say hello to all who hurried past. Hey! Nice to meet you Holly and thank you for reaching out, you certainly brightened my moment! Happy Wednesday all! (14 comments)
"HomeFinder.com Makeover" Improving listing presentations. - 07/17/12 05:40 AM
"HomeFinder.com Makeover" Improving listing presentations. Perhaps a notebook or iPad to streamline listing documents for dependable access to the internet when meeting with potential clients is the next business purchase on my list. Lesson learned after having played the waiting game more than once while the HotSpot for $65 per month fails again. THAT, I repeat, THAT should never happen when meeting sellers for the first time. Actually, it should NEVER happen! Good thing I had a back up plan: I still was able to win the sellers over when the equipment refused to boot up. And had a beautiful 4-color paper presentation as a (5 comments)
How is your Relationship Muscle? Is it strong and improving or could it use a little workout? To maintain strong client relationship muscle, it is necessary to: Get up, dress up and show up Lift yourself up & stay motivated Push yourself to meet client goals Reach up & out to present & past clients Follow up & follow through consistently Be repetitious with thanks & appreciation Utilize good communication at all times Practice, practice, practice being your best We get busy with day-to-day workloads, wrapping up details and meeting deadlines but in order to keep our client relationship muscle (19 comments)
You'll be amazed at what is found! When visiting new sights, I enjoy when natural light shines through windows, especially overhead. The intricate patterns, shapes and craftsmanship that go into creating such works of art come to the forefront along with a sincere appreciation for beautiful detailing. This dome is no exception. Enjoy your Sunday, it is indeed a gift! (14 comments)
My son Spensyr and I were on the way home when we both spotted a beautiful creature behind the fence alongside Hiway 18. I was armed with the phone camera and he had the Kodak in hand and between us we were able to get a great shot while stepping over dried desert plants and sinking into the fine dirt just off the road. He was not concerned with us in the least and kept to the task of eating while we ooohed and ahhhed over him. If only I could paint such perfection. He is (14 comments)
Sky Mountain Golf Course Community approximately 15 minutes east of St. George, in a community of 240 homes built around the spectacular Sky Mountain Golf Course in Hurricane, Utah.
Low HOA dues (approximately $50 per month) include: A clubhouse equipped with a working kitchen and is available for private gatherings for a reasonable price, pool & spa, and exercise room equipped with a variety of exercise and personal training equipment. Open 5:00 a.m. to midnight. There (5 comments)
Motivational Monday: Steer clear or the smell will get ya! Some people invest in the rumor mill and can't wait to find their next unsuspecting audience. Hearsay and gossip can hurt people and create an energy sucking, negative environment. As real estate agents, we must be respectful of peers, fellow agents and clients. It's most important to: Maintain professionalism in the workplace Refrain from delivering erroneous information Allow the Code of Ethics be your guide every day Surround yourself with positive, motivated people Avoid negative discussions that put others in a bad light Those who give in to the practice of (15 comments)
Remnants of a dried up can of tuna was all that was left of this kitty's last meal until our son Spensyr and his girlfriend Mandy happened along the canal in Richfield. This Tabby came out of some brush, meowing and they immediately took her home to get a drink of water and more food until they could figure out what to do. Of course, they sent me this photo and my heart went out to Canal; her new name. After realizing she was sick, the adults drove to an animal shelter that (17 comments)
Santa Clara Utah ~ French Country Charm with all the Bells & Whistles! - 07/07/12 09:21 AM
The attention to architectural detail is found throughout every room and niche. 2368 COVEY Lane, Santa Clara, UT 84765 ~ Priced to sell $699,900.00 ~ 8,403 total square feet ~ 4 Bedrooms ~ 3.5 Bathrooms ~ 2 fireplaces ~ 3 car garage ~ Library ~ Media room ~ Open Loft Area ~ Home office with custom built-ins ~ Upstairs study ~ Gourmet kitchen ~ Surround sound throughout ~ Central Vacuum ~ Water softener ~ Travertine flooring & Wood Bric-a-brac ~ Plush upgraded carpet & padding ~ Granite counter-tops throughout home ~ Custom cabinetry in kitchen, laundry and bathrooms ~ 2,946 unfinished (5 comments)
This All-American contender knows the routine by heart as he has practiced an entire lifetime and understands that nothing less than perfection will yield optimum results. No room for error as the field of competition is tough! No do-overs. No margin for mistakes. Ultimately the desire to perform becomes the focus for a perfect landing! And--he--scores--a--PERFECT--10! (10 comments)
An end that was impossible to ignore as I drove along Hiway 18 towards home. I strive to truly appreciate what is before me, to be forever thankful for the beautiful gifts that are presented every day. Life is the end result of the choices we make and I wish to be a positive, motivating force. Why be anything less? (13 comments)
35% rain quickly turned into 100% as we came over the rise just before Panquitch Lake. A light sprinkle did nothing to deter us from setting up our spot on the beach. Sitting inside the truck during a downpour or two until we realized there was rain gear in the toolbox. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, it must be a duck...oh, wait, that's me in a bright neon yellow slicker with hood and matching pants! Ha!
Who needs fishing fashion when you are (14 comments)
Happy 4th of July! Let's honor this great country of ours. - 07/04/12 09:10 AM
Happy 4th of July! Let's honor this great country of ours. I posted this blog last year and I think it is appropriate to do so again. Enjoy the day and always remember the fight in the people then and the spirit in our people now are what make this country great! God Bless the U.S.A.! Mr. Skelton was an amazing comedian in his own right but there were times when he would become solemn, especially when he wanted to express something of great importance. This is one of those times and wanted to share this with all of you for (13 comments)
Washington County Utah Board Tour ~ Ridge at St. George MLS# 12-137278 - 07/03/12 05:19 AM
Washington County Utah Board Tour ~ Ridge at St. George MLS# 12-137278 Join us today at 9:30 a.m. for the weekly WCBR Tour and experience these amazing views of the city below and beyond! Resort-style living in this 2254 square foot, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with 2 car garage and just what you have in mind. ~ ONLY $237,900!!! ~ (5 comments)
Motivational Monday: Is your best good enough? While it is impossible to be all things to all people, you can find out who you are and allow that be your guide. It is imperative to discover your strengths and use them to: Set priorities Make decisions Have better relationships Accept your own uniqueness Achieve personal and professional success Let go of comparing yourself to others and to the things that have limited you in the past. Realize that you can’t do it all but you can do your best. And that is good enough. It really is!
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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