I really LOVE junk food

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

I really LOVE junk food

A Bag of ChipsAnd I would bet that you do too.  Just the thought of reaching into a big bag of potato chips or picking up that jumbo burger piled high with cheese and the juice running down your arm.  And what do you have sitting right next to the burger? A huge pile of fries and a nice frosty cold glass of your favorite beer!  Now you're talking, move over momma daddy is coming to the table.  This may not be a good healthy meal but boy it sure tastes good, doesn't it?

Sometimes, in getting ready to buy or sell a home we want to do the Huge Hamburgerstuff that is easy and good tasting.  You know, take shortcuts in the home buying process.  Sorta like working out and trying to get into shape, we do the easy stuff today and put off until tomorrow what really needs to be done today.

Getting yourself prepared to purchase a new home takes, getting in shape, planning.  When you currently own a home and need to sell the current home as well as purchase, the planning of the sale and purchase can be best managed with diligent consideration of certain things.  Things like:

  • Realistically pricing your current home based upon the comparable homes that have recently sold in a similar location with similar amenities and upgrades.
  • Do not price your current home based upon what you would like to purchase.
  • Consult a mortgage loan officer to understand your financing options. 
  • Understand the current marketplace:  What is the average time on the market for homes in the same price range as yours?  What is the average time it takes to go from accepted contract to closing?  Is the market still soft or is it starting to pickup?
  • Although it might be difficult to imagine not purchasing a new home until your current home is under contract and all of the contingencies have been met, you will be in a better position to negotiate with a new seller.

Getting yourself "in Shape" now to buy your next home will prove to be beneficial when you list your current home.  The time proven motto of the Boy Scouts, "Be Prepared", is what will keep you in shape now and throughout the home selling and buying process.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home and a REALTOR® that knows the St. Charles County MO marketplace.  Call Don Rogers at 314-954-6775 or email me at Don@DRogersHomes.com and we can start you home buying experience today.  I have called O Fallon MO home for over 15 years and have been a REALTOR for over 10 years, give me a call.  If you are relocating into or out of St. Charles County MO I can help you too.  By the way I am never too busy for your referral, so if you know of someone that is looking to buy or sell have them give me a call, too.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

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Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
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Well now Shawn I have been offended.  I am the BLONDE cook in my house LOL...... And I was a boy scout so I am always prepared.

I hope that you have a GREAT day today ma'am.

Feb 01, 2009 02:38 AM #30
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Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
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Loved the analogy, loved the post, pictures and comments, but it is posts like this that undermine my New Year's resolution!!  Guess I should have paid more attention to the title.  The houses that sell first are the ones owned by sellers who are watching the fat grams and eating lots of fiber!

Feb 01, 2009 02:55 AM #31
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Don Rogers
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Pat,

I'm sorry I didn't mean to undermine your new year's resolution.

Feb 01, 2009 03:42 AM #32
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What, no Grey Goose?!  GREAT post and very clever, my friend!  Congrats on the newletter feature too.

 

Feb 01, 2009 06:45 AM #33
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Don Rogers
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Debe,

I have searched high and low for Grey Goose and could not find any but I did find this  ..............................................................................................................

  Grey Parrot!!!!!

BTW, Thanks ma'am for stopping in.  ;-)

Feb 01, 2009 07:30 AM #34
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Sandy McAlpine
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I love junk food too. Happy bodies make happy minds. Great post. I think working out is hard as is selling a home is hard work as well!

Feb 01, 2009 08:44 AM #35
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Kristen Wahl
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Don, great post! I love the junk food analogy. You're so right, it's hard to do the right thing sometimes, but it definitely helps us out in the long run!

Feb 01, 2009 08:46 AM #36
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This is a great metaphor. And, you are so correct in saying that much of what needs to be done is not the easy stuff.

Feb 01, 2009 12:02 PM #37
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Stacey Johnson-Cosby in Kansas City, MO

Hi Don, I love this! I'd eat that cheeseburger...just without the bun. It sounds like you are doing great. I just wanted to say hello to you. I'm on my way to get a huge bowl of chocolate Moose Tracks ice cream.

Feb 01, 2009 12:25 PM #38
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Don Rogers
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Sandy,

Selling a home is hard on both the owner and the agent and it is made even harder if we are not ready in-shape.

Feb 01, 2009 11:49 PM #39
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Don Rogers
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Kristen,

We, the agent, need to make sure that we are doing the right thing by getting the buyer/seller "in-shape" to go through the whole buying and selling process.  We need to be the personal trainer if you will.

Feb 01, 2009 11:52 PM #40
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Stacey,

Your smiling face was missed at Capitol Conference I hope to see you in Branson tho.  Thank you for stopping in and saying hello and commenting.  It is always good to hear from you ma'am.  I hope that you enjoyed your ice cream too.

Feb 01, 2009 11:55 PM #41
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DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones
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Ok there went my diet after the site of my favorite. Potato Chips- I'm now salivating.

Feb 02, 2009 10:24 AM #42
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Dee Dee,

It takes will power to stay away from potato chips!!  I ought to know since I can sit down and polish off a family sized bag by myself in one sitting.  Well my little pug does help a little bit.

Feb 02, 2009 08:10 PM #43
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Morgan Evans
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I agree with you, when I talk to a buyer who is just thinking of purchasing I always tell them to do a set of tasks that will utlimately pay off in the end.  Boy, is a cheeseburger delicious every once in a while!!

Feb 02, 2009 10:34 PM #44
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Morgan,

Good evening sir.  It is always good to have your clients do their exercises to get into shape when it comes time to buy.

Feb 03, 2009 10:37 AM #45
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Ann Hayden
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Don,

Your title is cute...and the public could learn a lot from this one.

Thanks for sharing,

Ann Hayden trying to stay warm in Wildwood, Missouri

Feb 03, 2009 01:12 PM #46
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Mike Henderson
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If only it took a vitamin to make it right.

Feb 03, 2009 06:33 PM #47
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Ann,

Thank you ma'am, I hope that the public will read this and take it to heart.

BTW, I hope that you are able to stay warm for now.  It is suppose to warm up by the weekend.

Feb 03, 2009 11:15 PM #48
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Don Rogers
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Mike,

It would be nice if there was such a pill but I am not sure very many people would take it.

Feb 03, 2009 11:17 PM #49
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