Real Estate Agent - Gold Key Real Estate
This is the public Blog of Debbie Holmes. Real estate agent extraordinaire, with scientific training (which makes me very good at analysis). I have three boys. One going who just graduated law school and two in graduate school. I am one lucky mom!
The Treasure Valley is an arid climate.   If you do not put water on plants you have sagebrush and cheat  grass.   This was hammered into me when I was house-hunting in 1991.  We saw 6 houses, 3 of which had dead lawns.  We were new and looking for our first home.   Many of us have sprinkler sys...
We took the listing on April 9.  We closed it on September 25.  My partner, Bill Taylor, brought this one in.  The owner had it briefly listed with another agent but that other agent did not give her copies of the paper work and lowered the price of the home without asking the owner.Our client li...
This summer has been one of self-discipline.   I have been very busy with real estate and the rest of my world.   Real estate wise I have not been prospecting but me and my partner have had 4 pendings through most of the summer.  On Thursday we were briefly up to 6.    On the rest of the world my...
This has been a great year so far.  I have sold over 2 mil and it is only July.  My sorce of business is now repeat clients, friends and referrals.   This has been very exciting for me.  I sometimes wonder whether it will dry up but I think not.  People need new houses as their situation changes....
Today my partner pulled in a listing.  The owner is a friend of his sisters.   We went to the home that had been marketed for 135 days as a short sale.   The pictures on this listing were awful.  The home had been shown exactly twice in these 135 days.  After 135 days on the market there was no p...
We all have it.  Paperwork.  Our profession generates vast amounts of paperwork.   It gets worse if you do property management.  We have contracts to deal with.  Deals to keep straight.  Loan officers, title officers, buyers, sellers and inspectors to deal with.  Tenants and landlords.   Bills to...
Most but not all of my business comes from referrals or friends.  People know me for being ethical and getting the job done.   On Wed. a friend of mine asked me to price out her home.   She is not sure she wishes to sell but she is thinking of taking a leave of absence from her work and traveling...
I have a beautiful new listing.  I know the roof doesn't leak but I also know it wont stand up to an inspection.  My owner is fine with replacing the roof at closing but does not have the money to replace it before escrow.   These are my remarks: Beautiful two owner home on Mountain View. This gr...
I must admit I am a bit annoyed.  A good friend of mine called me to discuss real estate.  My first reaction was to make sure their health was good and they weren't leaving the area.   I made the appointment and went to her home.   My friend has a very nice home with stairs and needs no stairs an...
Open Sunday February 1, 2-4 PM,   Our Newest listing! Beautiful two owner home on Mountain View in west Moreland subdivision! This great home is designed for easy living with a french provincial designed kitchen. Lots of Anderson Windows throughout the upper level. Beautiful hardwood floors throu...

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