Gone South, the Bird and the Premises Both

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

I took this picture yesterday while enjoying the balmy 30 plus degree weather. Obviously I added the Gone South sign.

I need to take down and repair or replace the bird house before the new spring occupants arrive. The bird house is special so I'm torn as what to do.

Short history on the bird house. I put together a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity by selling bird house kits and then holding a best bird house contest. Then we sold off the bird houses to raise even more money. The bird house pictured above was the big winner.

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Comments (25)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... loved this story about the fundraiser. Go ahead and renovate that bird house... I think the birds will be most appreciative when they return.

Jan 17, 2022 06:07 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Well, put it into the MLS and let some investors buy it and flip it

Jan 17, 2022 06:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think I will do just that Wayne Martin . The outdoor elements, squirrels, and the birds have been hard on it.

Jan 17, 2022 06:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hi Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog . I just put the feeders out this weekend. I figured that with the amount of snow we have the birds could use an easy to find meal.

Jan 17, 2022 06:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kat Palmiotti fixing it will be a lot more work then replacing it but I think it's the right thing to do.

Jan 17, 2022 06:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was a very successful fund raiser Brian England as well as good publicity for Habitat for Humanity. 

Jan 17, 2022 06:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It truly was Michael Jacobs and although my focus was (and will always be) on helping people we also helped out our feathered friends with housing.

Jan 17, 2022 06:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nina Hollander, Broker you know your wish is my command. The encouragement from you and others is now my plan of action.

Jan 17, 2022 06:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thanks for the laugh out loud moment this Monday morning Ed Silva . Renovation seems to be the order of the day but I think I'll keep the MLS out of it.

Jan 17, 2022 06:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

Do what you think is right and easiest for you.  I think it is a lovely looking birdhouse.  A

Jan 17, 2022 07:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It did win the contest Ron and Alexandra Seigel so I think I will restore it however I may temporarily replace it so I do not have to hurry the restoration process.

Jan 17, 2022 09:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob,  I think I saw lots of them fly over my house and still going south.  I will let you know when they are headed back to you!

Jan 17, 2022 11:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thanks Will Hamm I will watch for your notice as well as the birds themselves. That being said, when I went home for lunch today there were many birds at our feeder today.

Jan 17, 2022 11:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I wouldn't fix that birdhouse.  I like the rustic appearance it has.  

Jan 17, 2022 01:12 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I know where your birds are Bob!  Hanging out in our yard and it's fun watching them.  Let me know when the house is ready for them and I'll get them packing on up and back to you!!  LOL

Jan 17, 2022 02:37 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

What a fun idea for a fundraiser. Rehab it Bob, so you are not considered a slumlord among the birds! LOL

Jan 17, 2022 04:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm concerned it won't hold together another year if I don't take action Myrl Jeffcoat . Of course I could clean it up and keep it as a rustic  decoration in the house.

Jan 17, 2022 06:32 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You can send them back mid April Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker , I should have the house renovated by then.

Jan 17, 2022 06:37 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

OK great....just give me a month's notice to get them all ready to fly!  LOL

Jan 17, 2022 08:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- what a cute idea for a fundraiser. We have a bluebird box in our yard that has a nest in it. We're hoping mom and dad blue birds will hold off a bit on the egg laying. 

Jan 17, 2022 07:35 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Kathy Streib . I came up with a couple of very successful ideas for fundraising for Habitat for Humanity. I'm surprised the organization didn't pass them on as they were original and successful.

Jan 18, 2022 05:39 AM