The Real Estate Nerd

Real Estate Agent

I woke up this morning and realized that I am, in fact, a real estate nerd.  Sometime early this morning my husband and I were both awake.  He indicated he'd been having bad dreams.  I said, yet again, I'd been dreaming about renovating a house.  I could feel him roll his eyes through my back.  Night after night I happily visit, show and renovate homes in my dreams.  I often find rooms we didn't know where there.  They are always grand rooms with fantastic features!  When I renovate a home in my dreams, I can even smell that "fragrance" when all the flooring has been pulled up and everything is in disarray!  I love that smell.  It's the smell of new beginnings! 

Sometimes I dream about homes that we've "purchased" and other times I dream about homes I've just visited - most often it's about homes we have listed!  I can't get enough of home renovation magazines, such as DWELL  and THANK GOODNESS for HGTV.  I can get lost thinking about faucets and cabinet fronts!    

I LOVE houses and love design - which is likely why I have one son that's an architect and one that's a book designer!  Maybe dreams are shared between mother and child during pregnancy. 

While I am a well-trained educator - my passions are shared between helping others, education and home design.  I think it's why I enjoy my work so much.  As a Realtor, I can help home buyers and sellers realize their current dream or need, while helping them see through to what can be.  As a nerd.... I've usually studied something about it.  I can't quite claim the encyclopedic levels of remembered "stuff" that my husband and sons can, but I can pull an odd fact or interesting idea out of my hat quite frequently.  AND the educator in my - well, that makes sure I find the answer if I don't know it already!!  What I did I do before Google??? 

Best part of my dreams??  Like working with buyers if we don't find it today - we can pick up on it later.... I do that too!  I am lucky to partner with a woman that keeps me on my toes!  We are the On the SPOT Team with Keller Williams- New Beginnings. Watch for blogs about our listings - they are in my dreams! If you'd like to talk with us about buyer or listing a home just call! I'll share my musings as the Real Estate Nerd with our listings! Leslie Ratcliff and Candy Spurzem

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Candy Spurzem

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John Jonas
ReplaceMyself - Virtual Assistants - Highland, UT
John Jonas

Hey Candy, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who constantly dreams about work and doesn't consider it as a nightmare. haha

Jan 12, 2014 07:47 AM
Candy Spurzem
Madison, MS
Making real estate stress-free and fun!

John, I never even think about it being dreaming about work!  It's my own little Candy world.  :)

Jan 13, 2014 01:29 AM
John Jonas
ReplaceMyself - Virtual Assistants - Highland, UT
John Jonas

Haha nothing wrong about it. It's just passion to make the best out of what you do! 

Jan 13, 2014 11:13 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Candy, your enthusiasm is contageous! Welcome to ActiveRain!

Jan 15, 2014 12:25 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love dreams of renovating an old condo I had. It was my first place and still wake up happy when I've dreamed about it.

Jan 15, 2014 04:12 AM
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

I day dream about renovating houses I've seen every time I'm in a home improvement store. "Those floors would look great in that living room!" :) Welcome to AR!

Jan 15, 2014 11:32 AM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Candy, Thanks for Sharing! Also, Welcome to the Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts. If you would like to connect with me on ActiveRain, please subscribe to my blog! Welcome Aboard & Much Success!

Mar 29, 2014 03:39 PM