Friday, February 21, 2014

Ice "Dancing"

Meryl and Charlie, USA's gold medalists, left it all on the ice (over the past 17 years in training together) to earn their post atop the podium.

With the snow and ice of early February 2014...I often found myself ice "dancing" in and out of homes while touring with families in search of "the one."

Unfortunately, my balance and charisma on ice lacks luster. One morning, a couple of Saturday's ago, I was headed out to show a handful of homes. With my arms loaded full of stuff (coat, purse, file folders, ekey, water bottle, snow boots...just in case), I went to open my back hatch to get something.

In one flick of an eyelash, my double Lutz turned into a triple fLutz
Every blasted item I insisted on carrying in ONE trip to the car was scattered on the driveway. Every ounce of dignity sprawled out on all fours while trying to pry myself UP off the ice. 

I decided snow boots were no longer optional that morning as I dried my tears, wiped my cut knees and hands, and hustled back out the 10 minutes late. 

I may not be a gold medal Ice Dancer...but I have a heart that seeks gold in others and a work ethic that carries (or drags) me through ice & snow. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

If You Are Broken And You Know It; Write It Down (To the tune of "If You are Happy and You Know It")

Our car is often filled with tunes like "Old MacDonald" & "Twinkle Twinkle" in order to get us from spot A to spot B with minimal complaining or fighting between Eli and Ruby Kate.


Naturally, one of their favorites is "If you are Happy and You Know It."

Because my twisted mind is constantly circling back to real estate -- I thought of this little jingle to aid my current and future seller clients while filling out their seller's disclosures.

If you are broken and you know it...write it down. (write, write)
If you are broken and you know it...write it down. (write, write)
If you are broken and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you are broken and you know it...write it down.

Today's buyers do not expect perfection. But they do (and always have) expected honesty.

When in doubt, spit it out. Its a little lesson these monkeys are learning (over and over).