beach: "You're gonna love it here!" - 10/06/13 09:05 AM
Back in the day, when I was a partner in an advertising and marketing agency, we were challenged by a motel chain to come up with a catchy slogan.  Hence, "You're gonna love it here!".  As the presenter in our firm, I was excited about this campaign.  It had all of the earmarks of a monster hit! I thought that it showed that they had a warmer side to their business which would appeal to a weary traveler.   However, after several hours of debate among the board over whether or not the slang in our slogan reflected poorly on their … (6 comments)

beach: Trying not to get so tied up in "nots"! - 10/05/13 09:59 AM
I have discovered that it is relatively easy to respond to a "you can't" or "no way" or "that's not possible" or to "not now" with a "Why not?" when it comes from other people.  It only is an affront to my personal liberties.   The answer to this question gives me the information that I need to either proceed or to back off.  I think that we all interact with people pretty much this same way.  After all, since childhood have we not been used to asking "why?" or "Why not?"  Or, better yet growing up in Maine, it would … (23 comments)

beach: One in a million? "So you are telling me I still have a chance!" - 10/03/13 10:32 AM
Maybe not so Dumb or Dumber.  This morning we played tennis with some great friends who have relocated to the Colonnades on Hutchinson Island on a full time basis.  My partner and I lost the first two sets badly.  She kept telling me, we still have a chance, reciting the famous Dumb and Dumber quote!  She is really delightful.
Whether it was prophetic, wishful thinking, or a conviction that against all odds, "There is still a chance!", we prevailed and won the third set with ease!  Reading my latest book, Mega Creativity by Andrei Aleinikov, the author sets the stage that … (2 comments)

beach: I will sail my vessel until the river runs dry! Garth Brooks - 09/27/13 06:52 AM
Tonight my wife, Pam, and I are submitting our application to the Fort Pierce Yacht Club which is at the end of the causeway that connects our beloved Hutchinson Island to the mainland.  Now, just in case you might get the image in your mind that this is a black tie affair, nothing could be further from the truth.  The FPYC, as they liked to be called, is waaaaay too cool for that!  Like everything about our Hutchinson Island, they are really laid back and have left any pretentiousness at the door.
First of all, you do not need a vessel … (4 comments)

beach: Running the HASH! - 09/26/13 08:18 AM
Hashing . . . it's a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work.  Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying. Harriers and Harriettes chase "hares" (see below) on three to five mile trails through town, country, and beach.  All in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times.
 
Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of British colonial officials and expatriates founded a running club called the Hash House Harriers. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, nicknamed the "Hash House." Hash House Harrier runs were patterned … (2 comments)

beach: If it starts hard, it usually ends hard! - 09/25/13 10:33 AM
This truism has applied to virtually every deal in every business in which I have been involved in over the past forty-five years.  The only difference is that the real estate business has a safety net called the referral fee.  In other businesses when the deal started bad and eventually ended bad you lost it all!
 
In sales you are bound to run into a potential buyer,  seller, or a buying/selling opportunity that gets started on the wrong foot.  You really do not know why,  it just happens. example:  The buyer is impossible to please even though you have stood … (4 comments)

beach: Buyers are not strangers, just friends that we have not met! - 09/21/13 12:09 PM
My wife and I had an appointment today with a couple from Fort Lauderdale who were looking for a retirement home on Hutchinson Island.  We showed them all of the amenities of our Colonnades community.  I could tell that they loved the relaxed atmosphere of our community as well as the ambiance of Hutchinson Island.
We took a liesurely walk through the amenities as we headed for our first showing.  Now, these buyers are from European descent and do not taking buying a retirement home on the same level as purchasing a loaf of bread.  It took us almost an … (0 comments)

beach: "Sittin' on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away..." - 09/20/13 07:29 AM
Yesterday morning as I was out and about doing real estate stuff on Hutchinson Island , I happened to catch this old tune by Otis Redding on the radio. As I listened to the lyrics and pictured Otis looking out over San Francisco Bay I suddenly realized that it had been awhile since my wife and I had taken a leisurely stroll on our beach.  Not that we had become couch potatoes because our motto is, "take a little vacation in every day."  Here on Hutchinson Island there is enough vacation in every day to fill a lifetime.  But, we had … (3 comments)

beach: "There is more than one way to skin a cat!" - 09/19/13 02:09 AM
I really do apologize for putting that image into your mind, but do you ever wonder how these old truisms started?  I can just imagine five or six seasoned trappers sitting around a wilderness trading post discussing skinning techinques over a tankard or two.  Each of them upheld their own methods, but in the end, all of them got the job done.
As a life long entreprenuer, I have learned that to be successful in business, one must be a problem solver.  One must always have the philosophy that there is more than one way to attack a problem.  Unfortunately, most … (1 comments)

beach: Every deal has a life of its own! - 09/17/13 06:37 AM
One of the most valuable lessons that I learned early on as a start up entrepreneur was just that, "Every deal has a life of its own."  I liken this philosphy to the common cold.  You come down with a cold.  You can ride it out without all of modern "cures" and it will go away in about a week and a half.  Or, you can pump yourself full of pills, liquids, sprays, and lozenges and your cold will be gone in about ten days!  You may feel better during the ride, but it will take the same amount of time … (1 comments)

beach: The peace of mind that comes with a pre-listing home inspection. - 09/16/13 08:32 AM
One of the most nerve wracking  parts of getting a deal done to the satisfaction of all parties, including the realtor, is the home inspection.  We have all heard the horror stories or worse yet, been part of one.  Even in newer homes there are things that may be found in a home inspection that will not be noticeable to the untrained seller, buyer, or realtor's eyes.  The best laid plans of mice, men, and realtors can rest on the results of the home inspection. 
I just recently closed on a single family home where the seller was not going to … (4 comments)

beach: How a Subway hawker and a buzzard made me re-examine my business. - 09/14/13 08:07 AM
Yesterday my wife and I were returning to our beautiful Hutchinson Island.  As we crossed the causeway over the Indian River, we noticed a young lady with a sign promoting a lunch special at Subway.  If you are from this neck of the woods, seeing hawkers with signs on the sidewalk is not an uncommon sight.  However, this girl was over the top.  Instead of just standing there with her sign and looking pretty, she was tossing the sign in the air, catching it behind her back, twirling it, doing just about anything to get our attention.  Needless to say, my … (4 comments)

beach: The positive side of a flopped open house! - 09/13/13 06:11 AM
We advertise.  We put out signs. We hang balloons.  We bake cookies. We invite our fellow realtors.  And no one comes to our party!  I am sure that we all have experienced the frustration of sitting for three or four hours holding an open house and wondering to ourselves if it is all worth it?  Right?  At least that was my thought process until a couple of recent events changed my way of thinking about the positive side of a flopped open house.
First of all, I am fortunate to live on Hutchinson Island, Florida where there a lot of homes … (6 comments)

beach: The" ten foot pole" on selling short sales has been getting shorter. - 09/09/13 05:01 AM
True story:  Several months ago I had a first time buyer client who was looking for a champagne home on a chardonnay budget.  Over a 30 day period, I previewed dozens of homes in the price range and showed them ten.  All of them fell short of their strict requirements.  Been there?  As is my ritual, I check my personalized searches every morning.  Lo and behold, just listed was a home that I was sure was perfect for them......but, it was a short sale.  I decide to preview it anyway.  Everything matched, but it was a short sale.  Some of my … (29 comments)

beach: "The facts, ma'am, nothing but the facts!"....Sgt Joe Friday, Dragnet - 09/08/13 02:34 AM
Whenever I get into conversations about real estate on Hutchinson Island, which is almost all of the time, I am invariably asked "what's happening with the market?"   I just happen to have a great market study resource in Realtors Property Resource.  Here is the latest market facts as of today for the Hutchinson Island 34949 zip code:
Housing Facts and Stats Please note the trends upwards in estimated home values (16.4%) and 12 month list price change (8.3%).  It appears that list prices have not kept up with home values.  In my opinion, good news for buyers!  Also, the vacancy rate … (4 comments)

 
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Kenneth Theobald

Your Keller Williams Realtor on Hutchinson Island

Hutchinson Island, FL

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Pam and I have been busy learning everything we can about our beautiful Hutchinson Island, Florida. We have been blessed with a great place to live, play, and to expand our entrepreneurial opportunities in real estate. We will be regularly updating our page with all of the experiences and news on the Island. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Florida's best kept secret, please let us know. We look forward to almost any excuse to go exploring for you.


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