Forgot something?

Karma will remind you.

Karma will remind you, she shows kindness when it was given. A reminder when it’s needed. Do the wrong thing and she’s a witch. I choose the first one, do the right thing and you do not need to think about it. Enjoy the pictures, they came from a beautiful friend.

Take a moment to reflect. Enjoy the pictures.

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Turtle Soup

Yeah, that’s what I said.

I’m not really going to eat turtle soup. I’m referring to an analogy from one of my favorite movies. The reason I’m writing about this is I see a lot of people stuck in the soup. Here’s why. As you go through your day, is it over and over again? Are you happy with the lifestyle you live? Is your job fantastic? Is your career going as planned? Or are you knee-deep in a workload that has you buried? Your not paid enough for this job.How about your home?  If both of those are perfect then I’m not thinking of you. 

How about your home the same thing, have you painted lately? Or does your home not interest you any longer? Same old curtains, paint, cupboards, roof needs replaced and keep going until your overwhelmed. Or do you come home from a hard day and the home you just walked into is perfect, comfortable and very well maintained? If you answered nope lost interest it’s too much to do, now the fire is high on the soup pot. Your boiling and didn’t even know it. 

The analogy can be seen in the 1997 movie Dante’s Peak. Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton along with the cast and crew does a fantastic job. 

I can say for myself, I always move forward. First comes the thought of what you want or need. Second, comes the thought of how? Third, maybe the money needed to make changes. Forth, the hard part for some people is the Action. Fifth, the start will come in your own fashion. Slow to start, but at least it’s a start or quick and totally committed. It’s up to you, stay out of the soup pot. Don’t just be a watcher,  make life happen. 

I’d love to hear your story.  Feel free to reach me at And follow me at Most of these tips will work in any area, not just Florida. 


Stats are from MLS, 2609 Homes, SOLD in Indian River County, so far this year. Rely on the fact, not fiction.

Our customers are savvier when selling or buying a home. You have the internet to assist you, that’s great. One thing that I would like to comment on is the level of accuracy. Here’s how it works. When a seller contacts a broker to sell his/her home, the property is placed on the MLS. The agent is responsible for the content of the information and accuracy. Realtors are most careful to be cognizance of details they are placing on this site. Our whole world of Real Estate is most incredibly important to us. We are held to high standards by our Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and our piers.

Internet sites are wonderful for pictures and info. I personally like and Homesnap. With that being said, for me or any other Realtor in my office to find the facts, we use MLS. Not only in this county but any other, that we would use to find or sell your home.

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Totally Dreaming

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had my social media blow up. WoooooHooooo! Here’s the thing I want to talk about today, not for everyone but I like it. 

Sumer, fun and Disney World. My family and I are seasonal pass holders. Because we are Florida Residences, Disney gives us all an opportunity for a price adjustment on the parks. What else is good, is if we want to go to Orlando for a day trip it’s doable. Gas, lunch and our walking shoes. Florida is hot in summer, just like everywhere else in the lower 48. We’re really lucky when our grandkids come with us. Well sort of, they make me ride the slinky dog dash.  If you haven’t been to Disney World or at least not for a while, it’s for people of all ages. 

Slinky Dog to mild for you that’s okay, there is a lot more.

Well back to work! Happy Summer.

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What Does a Realtor Do?

It’s almost impossible to think of everything I know I’ve done on a regular basis.   While I’d like to respond, it’s best for me to let you take look at part of a list on how Pat Vredevoogd-Combs told the House Financial Services Committee on Housing & provide the following list.  

Pre-Listing Activities

  1. Make appointment with seller for listing presentation
  2. Send seller a written or e-mail confirmation of listing appointment & call to confirm
  3. Review pre-appointment questions
  4. Research all comparable currently listed properties
  5. Research sales activity for past 18 months from MLS & public records databases
  6. Research “Average Days on Market” for property of this type, price range & location
  7. Download & review property tax roll information
  8. Prepare “Comparable Market Analysis” (CMA) to establish fair market value
  9. Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex lay-out
  10. Research property’s ownership & deed type
  11. Research property’s public record information for lot size & dimensions
  12. Research & verify legal description
  13. Research property’s land use coding & deed restrictions
  14. Research property’s current use & zoning
  15. Verify legal names of owner(s) in county’s public property records
  16. Prepare listing presentation package with above materials
  17. Perform exterior “Curb Appeal Assessment” of subject property
  18. Compile & assemble formal file on property
  19. Confirm current public schools & explain impact of schools on market value
  20. Review listing appointment checklist to ensure all steps & actions are completed

That’s the beginning, certainly not the end.   To read the rest, keep following my blog or contact me at my business email


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