Where can you get your Halloween fix? I put together a short list to get you started. Tell me what you’ve found and we’ll add to the list!
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
I researched the topic til my eyes were red, swollen and felt like fire! I know it’s real; I know it’s terrifying; I know there are ways to minimize it.
Buyer’s remorse is a sickening topic to consider when the purchase is a home. It’s not a pair of ill-fitting shoes or an ugly sofa to be returned or cast off and forgotten. I’m amazed to discover statistics are all over the board regarding – well, statistics! But certain things jumped out at me. Socio-economic status was deemed irrelevant. The phenomena seems more prevalent among millennials (who want to diy, but often discover the scope of work is outside their skill set or the cost becomes prohibitive) and first time home buyers (who get swept away in their excitement).
The purchase of a home can easily overwhelm. So, what can you do? Identify each step before you tackle the process, break it down into bite size pieces, and make it manageable. Part of my job is to help you focus on your requirements and goals. Needs first. Wants are a bonus and depend on your budget. A bit of thought and planning, some serious brainstorming, these things are not a waste of time.Continue reading Millennials, First Time Home Buyers And Buyer’s Remorse
There’s a lot of waiting in real estate. You’re aware of that if you’ve bought or sold a house. As a Realtor, I wait for signs, photos, appraisers, inspectors, clients, lenders, other agents and closings. Today, while I’m waiting for you to call, I’ll practice a few affirmations – Realtors are big on affirmations. I may (will) twist them a bit to suit my purpose.
1.) I am the architect of my life (are you thinking about new construction?); I build its foundation (no cracks, please) and choose its contents (built-ins?).
2.) Today, I am brimming with energy (plumbed for gas in the kitchen) and overflowing with joy (immediately upon closing).
3.) My body is healthy (though a bit tired); my mind is brilliant (I’m definitely bright, but I don’t know about brilliant!); my soul is tranquil (that might be a stretch – I really need to hear from a lender).
4.) I am superior to negative thoughts (always – no matter what the inspector says) and low actions (unacceptable).
5.) I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today (Lord, I hope I started before today!).Continue reading Wait A Minute!
Imagine waking one morning in a fabulous mood, feeling like sunshine on the inside. You get dressed, grab a piece of toast, dash out the front door and you’re anticipating a splendid day. You get to the curb, stand there, wait for the light to change, hum a little off-key tune. You hold your face up to be kissed by the sun,
but…no…a car goes by, hits the only puddle in town and splashes you head to toe with oily, muddy slime.
You glance up just in time to see the driver’s face and she doesn’t appear remorseful or even surprised. No, her face looks like a storm cloud, and the look she gives you is one of fury, daring you to suggest she’s at fault.Continue reading The Reality of Ripples