lisa wetzel: Northern Nevada Real Estate Critical Short Sale Timing - 12/22/12 11:38 PM

lisa wetzel: Douglas Pop Warner Little Scholars Awards Three Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in Carson Valley - 06/10/11 02:05 PM
Douglas Pop Warner Little Scholars Awards Three Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in Carson Valley 
The Douglas Pop Warner Board of Directors recently awarded their 2011 Scholarships.  DPW gives two $1,000 scholarships to graduating Seniors that played Pop Warner primarily based on their essay on the topic "What Pop Warner meant to me."  According to President, Jim Valentine, this year the candidates were of such quality that the Board decided to award a third $1,000 scholarship.  Scholarship recipients are Douglas High seniors Adrian Romanowitz, Dillon Spates and Ben Reed. 
Dillon Spates, award winning football player, state wrestling champion, and recipient of a … (2 comments)

lisa wetzel: Under All Is The Land - 01/23/11 09:00 AM
Under All Is The Land  
So begins the Preamble to the amazing Realtor Code of Ethics.  Read carefully, it contains some powerful statements.  Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend on the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS ® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of … (1 comments)

lisa wetzel: Speechless Sunday! A Welcome Reward At The End Of A Long Long Week! - 08/16/09 07:48 AM
Speechless Sunday!  A Welcome Reward At The End Of A Long Long Week!

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors of this blog.  Lisa, Jim  and Jessie are experts in Carson Valley, Carson City and the tri-county area of Douglas County, Carson City and Lyon County.  Call our team anytime at 775-781-5472 or 775-781-3704.  To Search for Homes go to: of visit our website at

lisa wetzel: A Chiropractor That Cares ... Susan M. Barry DC Gardnerville, Nevada - 08/07/09 04:17 PM
A Chiropractor That Cares ... Susan M. Barry DC   Gardnerville, Nevada
In the heart of Gardnerville, in a quaint unassuming location at  1388 Hwy 395 N. is the Chiropractic Office of Dr. Susan M. Barry.   
A graduate of  Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa Dr. Barry originally opened  her Carson Valley Practice in October 1989 and operated for 10 successful years until a brief illness forced her into temporary retirement.  
Dr. Barry reopened her practice in June of 2006 and there's been no looking back since then! 
I personally first met Dr. Barry in the fall of 2007 on the recommendation of … (3 comments)

lisa wetzel: He Drives A Desk All Week and A John Deere All Weekend! - 08/01/09 06:26 AM
He Drives A Desk All Week and A John Deere All Weekend!
One of our major goals was to move to the country in our beautiful Carson Valley Nevada where we could have some space; some land and … my childhood dream … own a few horses!
Well … dreams do come true … and we have them all! Or, maybe I should say, they have us! Even though it is a labor of love … space, land, and horses (donkeys too!) do come with a few strings!
They all need to be attended to and cared for! Here’s a … (7 comments)

lisa wetzel: Real Estate Sales Wisdom in a Drumstick® Ice Cream Cone - 07/18/09 02:53 AM
This is a very innovative post from Tom Ferry.  I have had the pleasure of coaching with tom!  He has amazing insight and perspective.  Enjoy!

Summer’s here and in my house that means Jr. Lifeguards daily, tons of sand and sunscreen, loads of pool time and family barbeques, complete with ice cream.
The other night my sons and I were enjoying one of those classic ice cream treats called “Drumsticks”. You know the ones … Peanut pieces on top of vanilla ice cream, swirled with chocolate in an old fashion sugarcone. (I forgot how good they were … (3 comments)

lisa wetzel: Born Again American ... Watch This Video! ... - 07/11/09 12:10 PM
I received this via an email from a friend! I think it's great, it really touched me, and wanted to share it with all of you! There is a whole website with additional information and other video clips on their website at It's a bit past the 4th of July, but it's never too late to stand up for what we believe in! Enjoy! … (7 comments)

lisa wetzel: I Genuinely Enjoy Working With Professional Agents Who Know The Right Thing To Do ... And ... Do It! - 07/09/09 05:10 PM
I Genuinely Enjoy Working With Professional Agents Who Know The Right Thing To Do ... And ... Do It!
There is a great agent in our local community, Ashley, who works down the road at another office.  She not brand new, been selling a couple three years!  I've sort of watched her here and there, I was always impressed at how she worked and how she handled herself!
Recently she showed a listing that we had in a very popular family neighborhood.  The house was a little gem, bought by an investor at foreclosure.  The prior owner maintained the house until the … (11 comments)

lisa wetzel: Wordless Wednesday Offering ... Carson Valley - 07/08/09 02:04 AM
Wordless Wednesday Offering  ... Carson Valley
Our brother-in-law is a wonderful artist.  This is another example of his beautiful work show casing our wonderful Carson Valley.  Last week we featured his painting  Sierra Nevadas.  Enjoy!
Carson Valley
The Carson Valley in Northern Nevada has the drama of light and shadow in all seasons. The Sierra Nevada range rises straight up from the valley floor. I liked the brightness of the cottonwood trees and desert Rabbitbrush up against the blue-purple mountains on this fall day.
Contact Jim by email:
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors … (6 comments)

lisa wetzel: Papa, The Grandsons, And A Big Red Rocket ... Happy Fourth of July! - 07/04/09 12:31 PM
Papa, The Grandsons, And A Big Red Rocket ... Happy Fourth of July!
All day, all night, and all day again with the grandsons for the Fourth of July is a wonderful way to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as citizen of this great country! 
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" translated this weekend for to "BBQ Ribs, Irrigating the Fields with Papa, Swimming in the Canal, Sleeping Outside in the Travel Trailer, and ... Launching a Big Red Rocket!

 Out To the Field for the Launch!

Pumping Up the Pressure!
Blast Off!
Wishing You All … (13 comments)

lisa wetzel: Who Needs Photo Shop When We Live In Carson Valley, Nevada? - 07/04/09 08:42 AM
Who Need Photo Shop When We Live In Carson Valley, Nevada?
Yesterday morning I was up early, blogging a bit and sipping some coffee to start the day, I noticed some beautiful sunrise clouds above the Sierras.   The cool crisp morning is my favorite time of the day!
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lisa wetzel: Sometimes Mother Nature Lights Up The Sky! Happy Fourth Of July To You All! - 07/04/09 04:15 AM
Sometimes Mother Nature Lights Up The Sky!  Happy Fourth Of July To You All!
We are always amazed at the truly lovely sunsets that grace our skyline every evening!  Carson Valley is such a beautiful spot to live and work!  We count our blessings daily! 
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lisa wetzel: 1762 Torina ... Minden, Nevada 89423 Amazing New Price! - 06/29/09 02:58 AM

lisa wetzel: 318 Stillwater Drive, Dayton, Nevada 89403 ... Back On Market! A Great Family Home Available aGAIN! - 06/29/09 02:46 AM

lisa wetzel: LOL Friday ... Get Out Of The Car! - 06/26/09 03:42 AM
Here's a very funny news paper article that was sent to my by my sis.  It's suppose to be a true story!
I just laughed and laughed while reading it ... I hope you all do too!
Happy Laugh Out Loud Friday!

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lisa wetzel: Wordless Wednesday ... Enjoying The Simple Things In Life - 06/23/09 10:30 PM
Buster Watching The Grandsons Swim In The Irrigation Ditch

Life's Simple Pleasures Are The Best

Lisa Wetzel / Jim Valentine   RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 1320 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV  89410
Serving Carson Valley, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, Carson City, Dayton, Smith Valley since 1976.
Call us for your Northern Nevada real estate needs.

lisa wetzel: Today ... Wachovia Did A Great Thing! - 06/23/09 02:49 PM
Today ... Wachovia Did A Great Thing!
We have a tough deal that we have worked through for months!  We have jumped through hoop after hoop!
We thought we were finally moving toward a close and ... BOOM! ... the appraisal didn't come in!
Now what?
We asked Wachovia to take a lesser payoff. 
Not in the cards!  No Way! Isn't going to happen!
Guess What!  It happened!
They reconsidered the next day  ...  the Short Sale Coordinator made a second call to ask them!
Yeah!  Lezlee Bickson, Northern Nevada Title in Carson City, Nevada!

lisa wetzel: 1745 Foothill Road Gardnerville, Nevada 89410 Beautiful Carson Valley Homesite! Nestled At The Base Of The Sierras! - 06/23/09 02:13 PM

lisa wetzel: The Ethereal Feeling Created By A Thunderstorm - 06/18/09 12:45 AM
Here's a beautiful photo of an approaching thunderstorm over the Carson Valley!  Thanks Jim!

This was taken from our office window a couple of weeks ago.  The feeling was quite ethereal as we got ready for the violence of the storm.  It rained, and cleared up, of course.  These moments remind us of the power and beauty of Mother Nature.  Look around the clouds - they are really three dimensional.  The mountain, Jobs Peak, is about 8-9 miles away - this is a very big set of clouds.

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine have been selling real estate in Northern Nevada over 33 years. They work at RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville, Nevada. All blog entries are based on their combined experience working daily as top producing real estate agents in their market. Feel free to post your questions or comments. By Get Facebook Buttons




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