Flower Power 2020

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

We arrived home on Monday and immediately had an appointment with new clients. They have a lot of their plates with two 100 year old mothers - his and hers. We will be selling one of the mother's former homes - she is now in a memory facility in Seattle. The last thing this baby boomer couple needs is more stress in their lives.  Therefore, we will handle all prep and detail work for them in the coming weeks as we get this property ready to list on April 1, 2020. 


We stopped by the local New Seasons store on our way home. Our hearts were filled with loving intentions and gratitude and the spring flower display outside the store matched the mood. 


Where flowers bloom so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson 



A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. - Zen Shin



To me, flowers are happiness. - Stephano Gabbana 




Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower.  - John Harrigan


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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.







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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

You and I both know the 'joys' of having parents living with us, but can you even imagine husband and wife both having centenarian parents (living with us or not)? Looks like all of you will have full plates in the coming months. And I love that . . . a flower does not think about competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Feb 19, 2020 05:01 PM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What spectacular flowers for February, Debb and Bernie! I can imagine how they made you feel at this time of year.

I think the top ones are ranunculas, which bloom in profusion at our Flower Fields in Carlsbad.

Thanks for brightening our day! And good luck with those listings!


Feb 19, 2020 08:16 PM #16
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Debb and Bernie,  Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful flower blooms, and the blooms of wisdom in these quotes.

Feb 19, 2020 08:42 PM #17
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So many colorful blooms, those would certainly brighten up anyones day!

Feb 20, 2020 05:38 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sharon Lee  They are called ranunculas. Beautiful huh? 

Feb 20, 2020 06:31 AM #19
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD -  I am starting to see some pop throughs of our bulb in our house in Armonk.  It has been mild.

Feb 20, 2020 06:40 AM #20
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, glad this couple contacted you to assist them, and sounds like you will find a way to ease them of stress.  LOVE the flowers, ready for some color.  White is getting old.....

Feb 20, 2020 09:36 AM #21
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Debb... what lovely flowers and the quotes around them are just perfect. Two 100 year-old mothers in one family is quite something. I know if anyone can help ease the stress for your clients, it would be you and Bernie.

Feb 21, 2020 04:41 AM #22
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Feb 22, 2020 07:26 PM #23
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wonderful quotes and flowers. It makes me feel Springy!

Feb 23, 2020 06:47 AM #24
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

I was so glad to see your post in Kathy Streib 's post this morning! Absolutely lovely photos of  spring flowers and makes me smile! My son brought me red roses for valentines day and they brighten my first Valentines day without my Geno!

Feb 23, 2020 08:51 AM #25
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great quotes and gorgeous flowers!

I'm looking forward to having some colors in the yard again!

Feb 23, 2020 12:43 PM #26
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Debb and Bernie:

I came back for another look after I saw Kathy's features...and enjoyed it once again. Such floral beauty!


Feb 23, 2020 05:06 PM #27
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Honestly and truly, you are living out your life's purpose, changing lives for the better. You're so much more than Real Estate Consultants - your like the healing balm for the elders, bringing families together, doing the hard work look so easy - when it's not. You never complain. You are angels on earth. 

Feb 24, 2020 04:22 AM #28
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That quote says it all to me...

Happy day Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Feb 26, 2020 04:40 AM #29
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Within the next few months, homes in my area will be blooming with flowers and greenery--trees sprout new leaves and the air smells fresh.  Thanks Mother Nature!

Feb 27, 2020 05:03 PM #30
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

What a wonderful post! - blending the daily life of a realtor with a local business, photos, and quotes!     

Out here in California, where the snowpack is less than 50% of normal, we are talking about feeling torn between the joy of the onrush of spring blooms and warm weather, and the fear and sorrow of lack of rain...

Feb 28, 2020 07:36 AM #31
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a great post and loved the illustrations photos indeed I am an eternal optimist so Lady Bird Johnson's message resonated with me, Endre

Mar 01, 2020 04:15 PM #32
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Well said.  Flowers lift spirits with their beauty and color.  Have a great week!

Mar 02, 2020 07:25 AM #33
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoyed reading this post again on a cloudy Washington morning. I also enjoyed the Lady Bird Johnson quote...

Happy Wednesday Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Mar 04, 2020 08:24 AM #34
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