wwwbuynsellutahcom: Speechless Sunday(almost!): Should I stay or should I go now?
- 11/06/11 09:42 AM
Speechless Sunday(almost!): Should I stay or should I go now?
A sudden storm blew in complete with roiling clouds, spraying a fine mist from the heavens at Panguitch Lake. We expected a deluge but in its place came a vibrant rainbow breaking through heavy cover, stretching downward.
It appeared to be confused as if to ask…Should I stay or should I go?
And it did!
Happy Sunday to you all!
wwwbuynsellutahcom: 5th Annual Snow Canyon Half Marathon, 5k and Tuff Kids Run / St. George, Utah / November 5th, 2011
- 11/04/11 08:57 AM
5th Annual Snow Canyon Half Marathon, 5k and Tuff Kids Run / St. George, Utah / November 5th, 2011
One day left to register for the 5th Annual Snow Canyon Half Marathon, 5K and Tuff Kids Run on November 5th, 2011! Over 2000 registrants from 18 states and Canada have registered to participate in this amazing southern Utah event! The Half Marathon winds through the scenic landscape of Snow Canyon State Park.
The course is:
It also offers stunning views at every turn! The half-marathon course starts at Snow Canyon State Park, down the west canyon trail to the main trail, through the black lava
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Size matters not, … Look at me. Judge me by size, do you? — Yoda
- 11/02/11 09:32 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Size matters not, … Look at me. Judge me by size, do you? — Yoda
They may be small in stature but can Get-It-Done just as well as their larger counterparts. It may take more steps and more energy but sure enough at the end of the day, they can rest assure that size did not play a part in a job left half done or less than standard.
And besides, according to Yoda, size does not matter!
Enjoy your Wednesday all!
wwwbuynsellutahcom: It's 11/1/11. What will you be doing on 11/11/11?
- 11/01/11 02:33 PM
It's 11/1/11. What will you be doing on 11/11/11?
I will be marching in the Veteran's Day Parade alongside U.S. Veterans from all branches of military service, the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce Dixie Sunshiners, and business owners in beautiful St. George, Utah!
It starts at 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning on 300 East Tabernacle and continues to 200 West Tabernacle. Also a tribute to the Military and Public Safety persons at 10:45 a.m. in the St. George Tabernacle / 18 South Main Street.
ON THE AGENDA FOR NOVEMBER 2011
The City of Ivins donated 10 acres of land for a Veteran's Nursing Home to be built. It will:
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Motivational Monday: No time to be still.
- 10/31/11 09:34 AM
Motivational Monday: No time to be still.
Back in January, I wrote a Motivational Monday post titled Beat All Odds! that talks about overcoming adversity and challenges in life because you-will-be-tested! Through fear, loss or disappointment, we must continue to push through in order to reach the goals set forth, no time to be still.
As we head into November, is time to reflect and look ahead to the coming year. What do you expect to accomplish and how are you going to get there? 2012 will be a new start for me as my real estate partner of
wwwbuynsellutahcom: An inspection report is not a guarantee for repairs.
- 10/28/11 08:48 AM
An inspection report is not a guarantee for repairs.
A home inspection is a thorough report based on condition of property, not necessarily a repair list for the seller. Many buyers assume that just because a defect is found, the seller will automatically call a contractor and wallah, repairs done!
I received an e-mail with a list from the buyer agent and was informed the buyer would walk IF the problems were not corrected. A whole $150.00 worth of repairs!
Hold on now! The seller:
Accepted buyer's offer without countering
Guaranteed a home warranty with the purchase
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Thankful Thursdays: I love my local bank! You will too!
- 10/27/11 09:09 AM
Thankful Thursdays: I love my local bank! You will too!
Maintains before and after business hours
Is open for business 7 days a week, yes, even Sundays!
Possesses several convenient locations throughout southern Utah
Encourages more withdrawals than deposits daily
Provides a casual atmosphere with plenty of seating
My bank accommodates large groups or just a few at a time, requires no dress code and no unnecessary fees.
Do you have a favorite local fishing bank?
Enjoy your Thursday!
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Jack-o'-lantern sky.
- 10/26/11 09:00 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Jack-o'-lantern sky.
As the sun drifts downward, yellows and oranges infuse, masquerading under the guise of a Jack-o'-lantern sky. ~ WKN
A lawmaker is proposing to change Halloween from the 31st of October to the last Saturday of October every year. What are your thoughts? Are you a traditionalist and say 'leave it alone' or do you agree with the plan?
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Motivational Monday: Show up with bells on!
- 10/24/11 08:43 AM
Motivational Monday: Show up with bells on!
The surest way to gain a client’s trust is to do what you say. When you set up an appointment to view homes, show up:
Prepared to go
Arriving late, disheveled and poorly organized will be met with scrutiny and may end a potentially great relationship. That quick! If you’re going to be late, a courtesy call is expected and the least you can do when people are waiting.
You only get one chance to make a positive impression with new clients so make the effort
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Speechless Sunday (almost!): Fall for Southern Utah!
- 10/23/11 10:04 AM
Speechless Sunday (almost!): Fall for Southern Utah!
Anyone who has visited the southern Utah will agree there are amazing backdrops at every turn, from red and white sandstone formations, massive lava fields to the red rock bluffs that dominate this area to the majestic Pine Mountain range.
This is a view from the Sunbrook Golf Course clubhouse covered patio located just off Dixie Drive in St. George. So if you're planning an autumn trip, look into coming this way, you will Fall for Southern Utah!
Happy Sunday to you all!
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Dixie State College in St. George, Utah celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary!
- 10/22/11 01:33 PM
Dixie State College in St. George, Utah celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary!
2011 marks the 100th year for Dixie State College in St. George, Utah and the party starts this morning with a parade and goes well into the evening with a Homecoming Dance to remember!
Alumni will be there to commemorate this day as a memorable milestone for students of yesteryear as well as current students enrolled at DSC. Here’s to many, many more years of continued success Dixie State College!
For more information on Dixie State College’s rich southern Utah history and the latest news, go to: www.dixie.edu
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Friday Funnies: "I don't THINK so!"
- 10/21/11 09:03 AM
Friday Funnies: "I don't THINK so!"
Once upon a time a princess met a frog in the forest. The frog said he was a handsome prince until an evil witch cast a spell on him.
"Kiss me, we'll marry and live in the castle." Then you can:
Do all the laundry
Mend my clothes
Cook the meals
Clean the castle
Have my children
As she was eating frog legs for dinner a little later, the independent princess kept licking her lips and saying to herself, "I don't THINK so!"
The moral of this story is a
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Thankful Thursdays: Do it anyway!
- 10/20/11 08:41 AM
Thankful Thursdays: Do it anyway!
During the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the speaker recited a quote that spoke to me and inspired me to share with all of you. We have all been let down, hurt, confused, disappointed with relationships or by events in our lives but Mother Teresa puts everything in perspective:
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Praying for prospects.
- 10/19/11 08:50 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Praying for prospects.
Cooler temperatures have brought some creatures from cover into the open in hopes of grabbing a quick meal and this praying mantis is no exception. It is also necessary for real estate agents, when facing changing conditions, to initiate creative ways of gaining new clients.
Another lesson from Nature, there is much to learn!
Happy Wednesday to you all!
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Motivational Monday: Slow and steady now!
- 10/17/11 09:01 AM
Motivational Monday: Slow and steady now!
Do you still get excited when the phone rings with a new client on the other end of the line? I do and have learned through experience to settle down a bit in order create a winning strategy that better benefits them.
And that includes:
Researching homes that fit criteria
Making an informed offer that is based upon local market information
Negotiating aggressively to reach an accepted price
Setting acceptable timelines for performing due diligence
Reaching settlement and closing
By taking the process step-by-step, it allows for a smoother, seamless transaction with
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Speechless Sunday (almost!): I'll see ya.
- 10/16/11 10:17 AM
Speechless Sunday (almost!): I'll see ya.
Known as Alcea ~ Better known as the Hollyhock. Pronounced Al see uh.
I'll see ya along the roadways, in a field among wildflowers and in sporadic clusters spread hither and yon. And smile big knowing I'll see ya vibrant beauty again next season and the one after and after that...!
Hollyhocks are a hardy flowering plant that can grow to heights over 11 feet, is drought resistant and begins to bloom in the Spring and continues through the Summer months well into Fall. The crepe paper-like flowers are round, saucer size, and
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Habitat for Humanity opportunity!
- 10/15/11 11:57 AM
Habitat for Humanity opportunity!
There are hard working people in the community who are in need of good living conditions, who get up each day and go to work to support their families. They may lack the funds for a down payment and pay their rent on time-every time. Do you have a local family in mind who lives in your community and may be a good candidate for a new home? Someone who is not afraid of some hard work in order to get their house built?
Nominate them. It may be the best thing you could do
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Market Snapshot / Golf Course Homes FOR SALE / Sky Mountain Golf Course / Hurricane Utah / October 14, 2011
- 10/14/11 10:02 AM
Market Snapshot / Golf Course Homes FOR SALE / Sky Mountain Golf Course / Hurricane Utah / Washington County Utah Stats / October 14. 2011
Sky Mountain Golf Course Community, located 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.
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Thankful Thursdays: Finally! A bank you can count on.
- 10/13/11 10:34 AM
Thankful Thursdays: Finally! A bank you can count on.
While I know other banks have been disreputable in the past several years, this one has been a solid force in our community and will continue to be a local favorite.
Allows room for growth
This bank is gaining clients of all ages, putting smiles on their faces and welcoming new visitors daily.
This is my kind of bank!
wwwbuynsellutahcom: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Blaze of glory!
- 10/12/11 08:52 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Blaze of glory!
During the past two weeks of rainy weather, the heavy cloud cover has created some brilliant sunsets in southern Utah. And this one is no exception! Weather experts agree that when excessive moisture mixes with particles in the air, the atmosphere takes on intense red tones. They light up the sky fantastically, creating an ethereal fiery effect.
Continue looking skyward! Happy Wednesday to you all!