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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Loyalty Matters for Long-Term Success We've all heard that that 'buyers are liars and sellers are too' as a result of things going south between parties or if an agent was taken advantage of by a consumer. Unfortunately, we are unable to control the decisions or actions of others in any situation, whether professional or personal. Taking a less cynical approach to business has garnered trust through the years with past clients who rely on me for information and to refer business. I am dependable, ever willing to help guide them successfuly toward sales goals.  Once I commit myself to clients, it’s for life...unless they choose otherwise. Of course, it stings when someone deviates, that is their decision but the personalized service, consistently provided, ends at that moment. Repeat cli...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Southern Utah Land Use Meeting in Session When purchasing property, it’s important to know the rules and regulations that guide the usage of the land. Hiring an experienced real estate agent is a good first step. Relying on and listening is just as important. Meanwhile, it's time to call the Land Use Meeting to order: SunRiver Golf Course St. George - 18 holes - Public Bloomington Country Club Golf Course - St. George - 18 holes - Private Green Spring Golf Course  - Washington City - 18 holes - Public Coral Canyon Golf Course  - Washington City - 18 holes - Public Dixie Red Hills Golf Course - St. George - 9 holes - Public Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club - St. George - 18 holes - Private Sand Hollow Golf Course - Hurricane - 27 holes - Public Sky Mountain Golf Course - Hurricane - 1...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
*Results May Vary - Proceed At Your Own Pace. Some so-called 'experts' take a crystal-ballish approach in predicting the timeframe to purchase or sell property. Ha! If true, every sale would be streamlined, full speed ahead and quickly on to the next one. And repeat! While we can give a professional estimate, there are no definitive days because so many things can occur from signing documents to settlement and recordation. Inspections, lending requirements are factors. Our industry is cyclical, so markets vary, along with timelines. One year, sales are brisk, challenging agents to keep up with demand. The next rotation slows sales to a crawl, a career end-result for many professionals. When meeting with clients, they are told that I can go as fast as or as slow as necessary. Their wants...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Avoid Shooting Holes in the Bottom of The Boat Most agents work extremely hard for their clients but some agent's actions or lack of, can hurt a sales transaction. Be sure to timely relay any information, answer the phone plus promptly return calls, communication, whether good or bad sets the tone. Valuing a property correctly means setting a realistic asking price to get the property sold quicker and for more money. Undervaluing leaves money on the table and is also a disservice to home owners, though buyers will benefit. That can mean trouble ahead. Negotiate the contract like it's your own property, getting the best terms and conditions possible, otherwise money can be lost and achieving the best outcome becomes out of reach. An experienced agent knows how to advocate effectively for...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Gratitude Post: A Journey Taken To be happy, practice gratitude by appreciating the good things in life. Build stronger relationships, connecting often and spend time with those who truly matter. Take care of yourself and L❤️VE BIG!  Repeat daily.  Business can spill over into personal relations. Honoring all commitments with honest and true intentions brings excellent results!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Any Hopes of Reviving This Member? Recently, there was question asked by Michael Elliott on how many people did we think participated in the Q & A section of ActiveRain. The answers ranged from 50 to tree fitty (that was mine). The actual number is an unknown, same for the amount of regular participants across this entire platform. Last month's challenge, hosted by, Debe Maxwell, CRS and Brad Andersohn involved reaching put to those members who have left ActiveRain. While going to an older post that I wrote in 2013, I came across this answer from a dead nobody from Alamance, NT, who goes by the name F U.  Huh, I thought, then decided to let it be and let God! Rest In Peace F U from Alamance NT, though your time here was short lived. LOL  Lettuce pray.
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Nerdin Gardens: Encroachment Can Lead to Disaster Encroachment into another's territory can create an unhealthy environment, especially when intentional. Not only that, but disease can take over in the garden plot. Pruning cuts back on the chances of fungal issues or the choking off plant material that coincides within the vicinity. Some plants are very sneaky when branching out in their desire to take in more sun or to spread their roots far and wide in the air or on the ground. Cucumber, tomato and squash vines have tendrils that love to grasp and pull at other plants for support. It's best to take steps to ensure fruition for all living matter in the garden. Knowing the time to act, is key. When plants become too aggressive in reaching out or by harming its neighbors, it might be tim...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Mother: Unwavering Strength & Love While searching for words to describe my role as a mother, one word that continues to come to the forefront is: Unwavering.  Life is a succession of ups and downs, celebrations and firsts - first steps, first words, first achievements.  Mom’s foster confidence and resilience, encouraging and supporting a child’s needs, their dreams throughout life. A mom offers unwavering love and constant interaction, juggling responsibilities with grace and a sense of humor. As nurturer and caregiver, the unconditional commitment shapes values, guides the small child through challenges. The relationship between mother and child becomes an breakable bond with lasting memories that span a lifetime. Happy Mother’s Day! ❤
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Turbulent Times: The Know-It-All Seller Many homeowner's are confident in their agent's abilities, some, however, become overbearing, know-it-all's, impeding progress once a property is listed. It's best that a real estate professional set business boundaries and outline expectations early on, without constantly revisiting. An experienced agent, who took a listing, said he was not able to get a word in edgewise when meeting with the seller, who also happened to have sold real estate 25+ years ago (insert eyeroll). Why would anyone allow that type of behavior to become part of a sales transaction?  Chances are, the seller might railroad the agent all the way through terms and conditions and negotiations, timelines. If not staunched, that could potentially bleed over into the other party....
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Appealing? No, A Peeling! In the past, I have said that a home inspection is not a repair list for a seller but at this point, I change my mind, especially when a property has not been cared for regularly through the years. It becomes tired, dilapidated, presenting many problems to potential buyers. Like everything in life, a property needs to be regularly maintained. Prior to putting a house on the market for sale, it’s best to hire professionals to come in and bring the property up to a better standard unless it is an Invester Special. Dripping faucets, clogged drains, loose toilets, cracked windows, roof leaks, pest infestations, ancient appliances, outdated smoke alarms, HVAC systems that need immediate attention can become big ticket items, though a seller may not think so! Such a ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Bulldog Tenacity & Fight: As Good As I Ever Was Throughout my real estate career, there are times when firm negotiating comes into play with the party on the other side. A fellow agent told me that, "Wanda, you are an agent that represents clients well when it comes to negotiating a sales contract." That is quite a compliment! Agents must represent clients to the highest degree. That has been my business model from the start. Though people insist that being 'nice' is important in all aspects of life, I disagree. Being nice often means avoiding conflict or caving to pressure, attempting to keep the peace in stressful situations. A good professional is not easily swayed by undue influence, can make tough decisions, pushing through, even when uncomfortable. A moral compass is in play when ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Iris You All a Wonderful Day!Blooms can be awe-inspiring when in eye-view. It’s important to take time each day to enjoy the offerings, especially when nature is so generous. Taking a walk in Nerdin Gardens brings an uplifting element every morning. Here are some flowers for you to enjoy!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
C🐽nnections That Truly Matter My journey here on ActiveRain has resulted in many professional relationships that have turned into a few endearing friendships. One such member came to see us when visiting our Georgia family. Not only did she welcome us with a few special gifts, it was the sincere hug that hit my heart region! We both love 'all things pig', oohing and awing over their cuteness. Many years have passed since she was active on the platform. Unexpected situations and events took her in a different direction and she is living a most satisfying life. Chances are she will not return to play with the rest of us residing in the Rain and that's okay. Like life, some are meant to be here for a reason, a season or for life. Diehard members understand that sentence very well! LOL The ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Miss Representing  Attending the required, 3-hour ethics class last week, the instructor touched on quite a few subjects, one in particular stood out for me:  ⚠️ Seems words can hurt when intentionally misrepresenting a property, fluffing promotes a waste of valuable time, buyers may walk away and that could ruin the reputation of the listing agent. ⚠️ If a property is not Move-In-Ready! or Turnkey! or Completely Renovated! -  please do not, I repeat, DO NOT input those words on the MLS. That is considered misleading potential home buyers. ⚠️ Walking into a property that has years of ignored stains where the refrigerator once sat, not to mention, leaky faucets, non-working appliances, pest infestations, overgrown landscaping, creates non-trust. Consumers rely on facts to make an informe...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
An Agent's Life: Dancing in the Rain! Just a few thoughts on this sunny Sunday morning... We Must Keep Moving. Allow courage to become a guideSetbacks are not burdened of pride. Spirited tumbles occur through time,Failure is yet a mountain that's climbed. Ever willing to rise up while falling,Especially when hard times are calling. Weathered trials meant to help one gain,And face the sun while dancing in the rain! Markets are cyclical, seasoned agents know this and understand the high's and low's of the real estate industry. While some difficult times may be organic, it seems like contrived conditions have moved in and we must wait for the end results of decisions made outside the scope of our control. In the meantime, I choose to dance!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
A Warm Lead Feels Like a Hug! After a homebuyer closed and recorded, she invited me to an outdoor gathering with quite a few people. Food and drinks were served and a woman approached me, saying a good friend of hers needed an agent. She felt that I was the person to represent her in purchasing a house here in southern Utah because of the service that was provided to another friend in her circle. That was quite a worth-of-mouth endorsement! Whether realized or not, people are watching behavior and actions, this is proof. Commitment to reaching the goals for clients and diligently exceeding the expectation brings happy clients with smiles all around. And we can always use more hugs!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
My Honey Sent Me Flowers This Morning! It takes a few seconds, on a busy day to reach out to people you either love, do business with or in fact, matter in life. Imagine my surprise when waking up this morning, I had a series of photos in a text message from my husband, Michael.  Immediately, my mood was elevated, making a great start to the day!   Technology makes it easy to send a note, make a call or contact people through an email or a quick text. It's amazing the results that come from a simple step forward. Just do it and have a positively, blooming day!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Sometimes it's just a crush, not true love! Despite the fact that buyers were able to go much higher, an agent submitted a low ball offer on their behalf for a property they seemed to really want. After testing the sellers, they soon discovered their offer was among 8 other contracts received the same day for consideration. Homes in that price range were in high demand. She asked if sending a message to the listing agent, asking for another opportunity to respond with more money, would help. Afterwards, the agent admitted her clients could have offered full price and paid their own closing costs.  Agents must educate buyers fully about the current marketplace, even subtle nuances. Thinking there are still screaming deals out there or they can haggle on price is unrealistic. Rejection or...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Nerdin Gardens: Lettuce All Get A Head As garden plants push through the rich soil, gaining ground in their journey towards fruition, some seem to be in a race to get to the end of their production cycle. The southern Utah sun brightly shines down, happily nurturing them all in unison. Smooth, tomato orbs of tangy sweetness, vying for the top, anxious tendrils searching for purchase, coiling around the wooden supports, as high as 13 feet. Zucchini blooms turning out long and lean fruit in a cacophony of simultaneous accomplishment. Sweet pea vines, encouraging rapid growth, often stretching up and outside of any boundaries or confines. Strawberries popping up vivid red quickly from their recent pink status while ravishing, round radishes bobbing just above the earth's surface, demanding...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Heavens to Betsey! The Pastor's wife hired her little brother Bubba to paint the church, as it was showing serious signs of wear, the color chipping & peeling away. Though not a professional, he dabbled in a little bit of this and more of that. After Betsey paid the full amount, he bought the paint and necessary supplies and soon realized there was a shortage of paint. He had no more money because he'd gone to the bar the night before and all spent his earnings. He had a solution! Bubba used paint thinner to make it go farther. Finishing the job, a few sprinkles turned to steady rain and all the paint washed off because he used too much. Suddenly, the church was struck by lightening! He heard a voice booming down from heaven, saying, "Repaint and thin no more." Industry Advice:  Hire ex...
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