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Some people's kids - 05/31/08 01:46 AM
Here in Southern Utah we have a lot of farms and vacation homes that have water wells to supply the water for either the farm and the house or just the house. We have had a rash of vandalizms that have been occurring in our area wherein people will drive to the well pump and cut the electrical wires going from the pump to the sending unit. They will then tie the cut ends around a tow hitch and drive off pulling up the wiring for the pump and causing a lot of damage to the pump and well. These people (7 comments)
Now is a good time to buy! - 05/30/08 03:43 PM
Occasionaly our box at the office gets something that is very useful. Yesterday was such a day, we had from one of the local Mortgage Brokers offices. It was a CD and a Brochure from Steve Harney the Realtor and Trainer from New York. While I have been a little too busy to get through the CD, the brochure has some really interesting points to help get buyers off the fence in this market. He noted that nationally home prices our down 10.9% over the past few month. What was interesting is the fact that in the past 3-5 years homes (2 comments)
Cedar City Real Estate - 05/29/08 01:46 AM
It's starting to warm back up. I thought that we were supposed to be concerned with global warming! It has been great March weather for most of this month. I keep looking at the calendar to remind myself that it is May that is drawing to a close. I am not making light of evironmental issues, just making a feeble attempt at humor. This seem to be heading in the right direction in the real estate market here in Cedar City. An agent in our office listed a house here in Cedar City for a really good deal. It hit the (1 comments)
Memorial Day............. - 05/22/08 04:01 PM
As we near the weekend, I wanted to take time to ponder and remember why it is that we have this Holiday Weekend. Memorial Day was orginally set up to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us, those that gave their lives in combat.
I want to add my voice and my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for those heroes that died so that we may enjoy the freedoms and way of life that we enjoy. They didn't worry about politics or ideologies beyond the fact that their country asked a sacrifice of them, and they gave (8 comments)
Weather is it still Teasing Us? - 05/16/08 06:21 PM
I am not sure if Spring has actually arrived again, or if this is going to be another teaser weekend. It is absolutely gorgeous right now. This has happened several times in the past 5 weeks, 2 or 3 days of unbelievably beautiful Spring weather, followed by a couple of days of high wind, then either really cold rainy days or even snow flurries. This is one of the most bizarre months of May that I have ever been through, and I am getting to the point that I have been through several. I guess that it is just the way (7 comments)
Some more Pet Peeves - 05/16/08 02:34 AM
Darcy is on our local board of directors, she is in charge of the MLS. Part of her assignment is to "clean up" the mistakes and clear out the old no longer existing listings on the MLS. She found the task daunting enough that she has asked several Realtors from several different Brokerages to help her clean up certain parts of the MLS. I realize that typos occur, and I don't know about everyone's software, but our software that we use has a mapping feature that if the road didn't exist when the map was made, it has a couple of (4 comments)
Cedar City Weekend Happenings - 05/16/08 02:19 AM
It looks like a busy weekend here in Cedar City. The Iron County Search and Rescue Team is hosting their annual fund raising carnival here on North Main Street. This is a good opportunity to support those who will go out and search for you should you get lost in Iron County. Just sort of kidding, they do a great job and assisting the various agencies in the area with things like lost people, or helping the ambulance service with those that get hurt in the back country.
It isn't a gigantic carnival, but it is a lot of fun (2 comments)
Listings in Cedar City.... - 05/14/08 01:57 AM
I know that I have blogged several times about what is available in Cedar City. I have had the great opportunity to preview several homes in the past few days, and let me say, there is a good variety! If you're looking for something away from town with some acreage and some great views, we have a few properties that fit that bill.
There are several brand new condo or town house projects that are priced very reasonably. There are a few starter type homes, but they are selling very quickly! We also have several next step or move (2 comments)
Another Great Book! - 05/08/08 11:09 PM
I just re read The Champion Real Estate Agent by Dirk Zeller. It is a great book, I highly recommend it to new agents and experienced agents alike. It goes into much more depth than the Success as a Real Estate Agent for Dummies book that is also written by Mr. Zeller. I really liked his time management logs and his approach to time management. He breaks things down into activities that actually make you money vs. those that don't. This is helpful, because often we feel that by being busy, we are doing what we need to do to be (6 comments)
Sphere of Influence! - 05/07/08 11:57 PM
It is amazing how simple and basic parts of this business can be! Darcy and I were able to get two really good listings from a past client, now a friend. Just by doing simple things, like caring enough to follow up when the husband was in the hospital, or making sure to email once in awhile. Tonight we enjoyed a wonderful time going to dinner with them, then while the husband and I watched the Magic and Piston's game, Darcy and Wanda filled out the listing paperwork. Wanda is a Licensed Realtor in California, so it is a great relationship (9 comments)
RAIN - 05/07/08 11:42 PM
Finally, the first rain of the spring is coming down in buckets here in Cedar City! It is long overdue and welcome for the most part. It would only be unwelcome if it causes flooding and property damage!
We are really glad that this storm came in the form of rain and not snow! The leaves are almost out on the trees and it would have been a shame to have them damaged from another arctic blast of cold air. We needed the rain to come and wash down the dust, and alleviate the growing fire danger. As much (5 comments)
Happy Mother's Day!! - 05/06/08 11:51 PM
I just wanted to jump on the bandwagon early and wish all Mother's out there a Happy Mother's Day! This is something that I don't get to do often on my own anymore, my mother died 5 years ago. So from a son that doesn't have the opportunity to express to his mother just how much she has meant to him throughout his life. Please don't forget your mother on Mother's Day!
I still get to make sure that my beautiful wife knows how much I appreciate and love her. What I would give to be able to give my (3 comments)
Bad Agents Need to go away....................... - 05/06/08 03:24 PM
Darcy does bookkeeping part time for a local construction company. She is in a small office complex with several different businesses in the complex. She was talking to a lady that works at another business who told her that she has a house in another state that is listed with an agent. The lady told Darcy that her agent called to say that they were holding an Open House on a weekend. The lady and her husband were curious so they decided to go and just see what kind of interest their house was generating. They drove into town the night (10 comments)
Winning......................... - 05/03/08 02:48 AM
There is on the white board in our training room at the office a quote, I am not sure who wrote it, but I liked it. I goes: Whoever said that winning isn't everything, has never battled cancer! What a true statement! We have a Realtor in our office that is currently battling this horrific disease. This is one thing that has touched nearly every family in our country. I have lost several loved ones to one form or another of this disease. I am sure that many other of our Active Rainers are in the same boat as I am. (5 comments)
Office Caravans - 05/02/08 01:39 AM
Every week our office has a sales training meeting that the broker does. Sometimes, he will have some outside people, but usually it is the broker that does the training. We also go over new listings in the office as well as real estate needs that our clients have, but we haven't been able to meet with what is listed in the MLS. The meeting is usually an hour then we go on a tour of listings that our office agents have listed.
This is a great opportunity to preview the property, and as a listing agent, we use (6 comments)
Utah Division of Real Estate Caravan - 05/02/08 12:41 AM
Darcy and I had a great experienc today. The states Division of Real Estate has the Director of the Division, the Education Director and the Enforcement Director go around to various areas within the state to do trainings and to meet with Realtors that do not work in the Salt Lake City area. This isn't the first year that they have done this, but it is the first year that Darcy and I have had the day free to attend this training. It was great information on what they as the head of our division are doing to help us to better do our (0 comments)
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