All About Utah Real Estate

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Water Seeks its Own Level.  So do people. You can tell a lot by the company they keep. It's human nature to search out friends and colleagues that are comparable and compatible. The saying, "People like people like them." runs true. Here are some examples of that quote. Some people are:Resiliently buoyant...Confident people attract similar personality traits. Successful people align with the best professionals possible within their industry. It makes good business sense plus encourages excellent outcomes. Wishy washy..Some tend to modulate between floating and sinking. They tend to tread water like the dickens to remain at a higher level but are easily caught up in schemes, giving in to the gravity of current situations. Bottom feeders...Some people lack the ability to change, associati...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Nerdin Gardens: Modern Day Mr. Green Jeans When early Spring makes a showing, my husband, affectionately known as Mr. Green Greens, will begin the first stages in planting the garden, like: Tilling, feeding the soil, ensuring systems are in good working order. A diverse selection of fruits and vegetables are planned once again. Each year, we save quite a bit of money on fresh produce and every growing season, a renewed excitement begins, along with required hard work.  No time for lazy standards! Mr. Green Jeans and I often meet in the garden to decide on which fruits and vegetables will serve us well. All raised beds will be utilized, plantings determine watering schedules. The secrets of successful gardening are simple, it takes: passion knowledge sincere care maintenance intentional ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
It's about time...It's about your own space. With rental rates going up as far as 40% recently, it just makes sense to purchase a home, the money is better spent investing in real estate. Besides, if you want a pet or wish to paint a wall, no need for permission! You will be in charge after becoming a happy home owner. Supply and demand plus inflation has caused this enormous increase with no end in sight. My offered advice is to hire an experienced buyer agent who is well-versed in the local market then talk to a loan officer. Together, a determination will be made on the affordable threshold to move forward with a purchase. A landlord can no longer push the rent up once the lease has ended or suddenly sell out from under you. Traveling to neighborhoods gives ideas on where to purchase...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
You Are Not EnTITLEd! After recording on a property, the new homeowner called me several weeks later, frantic because the furnace quit working. She wanted to know why the home warranty was not included in the closing documents. What?! A home warranty was included in the real estate purchase contract. I discovered the listing agent contacted the title company through an email, instructing her title rep not to issue it. That is completely out of line! There was no reason given, just do not issue the home warranty. In my opinion, this should be an out-of-pocket expense for the listing agent, especially when there was not an explanation and the HW was agreed upon. In writing! The buyer's title company contacted the seller's title company and after waiting several days for a response, my cli...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Getting the Message Yet?! This post was inspired by Will Hamm's question regarding communication between agents. Several weeks ago, a client was interested in purchasing, he was doing a 1031 Exchange.  We identified a suitable property. The listing agent said that a few low-ball offers were received. The seller held no interest in them. With that in mind, I did a thorough search of the surrounding area and put together an informed offer and sent it.  In this market, properties do not sit on the market long, especially when offering resort-style amenities, in a great location and good condition unless it is overpriced and the owner has unrealistic expectations.  After the 24 hour response time, the agent never responded back. In fact, I tried every means of contact, other than... sending...
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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, REBS, GMA, LAS, LUTCF
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Preferred REALTOR list in Utah has been updated - Did you grab your city?UTAH PREFERRED REAL ESTATE AGENTS BY CITY
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Playing The Spaghetti Real Estate Game! Several  years ago, I wrote a post about offers being submitted haphazardly on short sale properties to achieve client goals. Now, it appears that agents are throwing out any number when marketing properties for sale. After listing a property based on solid comparables in the surrounding neighborhood, another extremely over-valued listing suddenly popped up . I called the listing agent, asking for supporting sales. She said,  "The owners wanted to list at that price and, what else could I do?" I told her she could have shown them actual sold numbers. It is detrimental to potential buyers who unknowingly may bite at that higher price. Throwing listings up that have no backed up sales data on the Multiple Listing Service to see if it sticks is egreg...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
There are no short cuts in speed skating. That being said, why do agents travel to outside markets to show properties, knowing full well they are real ill-prepared to open doors for their clients? Recently, I got a request to show a newly listed house. I set it up with instructions on the eKey location. Last minute, I received a text that said the agent was unable to open the box because she lacks access to the local MLS, asking that the door be left unlocked. She further stated that they were just at another property and unable to gain access. Is this agent representing the clients fully in her efforts? In my opinion, NO. This is utterly and completely unprofessional! As an experienced listing agent, the biggest commitment goal is to get the house sold as quickly as possible for the se...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St. George, Utah Townhouse For Sale. Under $400K! Desirable Casitas at Hidden Valley in St. George, Utah has an outdoor community pool, Hidden Valley Park, splash pad, volleyball court, tennis courts and walking trails and much, much more.   This modern, upgraded townhouse located in a fantastic neighborhood offers much to buyers. Courtyard is perfect for outdoor BBQ's and relaxing!  Well maintained, 1,413 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, two car garage town home in established neighborhood with many upgrades.  Well appointed kitchen with plenty of counter space, newer gas range, refrigerator, dining area is more than adequate.  Built-in desk nook just beyond the stairway allows a place to study or get connected online!  Master suite connects to a custom, walk-in closet unlike any othe...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Real Estate Don't Play That Way! New agents who yearn to be on the instantaneous, fast track to business building, need to take a realistic approach. In this industry, it takes time to reach real estate success and tenacity to remain. When getting my license, I had some seasoned professionals who gave me straight advice: One, was to slow it down! Two, set up processes and procedures Three, allow consistent methods to guide  This helped to create an effective, long standing business model. Favorable results do not come quickly in this industry but rather slow and steady with a combination of follow up/through and hard work! Creating successful habits by doing the work gains significant outcomes. If instant is preferred, then perhaps another profession may be more suitable because real es...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Feeling Shatterproof? The Internet Will Determine That! The internet was invented for military communication purposes, and then expanded to share data among scientists. Proper use works for most businesspeople today but has become a time-suck for others. Rather than getting up and out to properly exercise, some choose to remain inside, steadfastly glued to their chairs for upwards of 12 hours a day, in anticipation of what comes next. Every day that presents is on repeat. How lucky I am to have grown up without the constant on-line barrage of, in-your-face advertisements all vying to entice, salacious news reports driving traffic at whatever cost, the combative on-line behavior. Since the internet became available to the public, the loss of self-control due to internet addiction runs ra...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Real eyes. Real lies. Realize.   Perceptions, actions and reactions play singular roles for each person. What one easily comprehends, another may experience difficulty grasping the meaning or responding appropriately. Mental acuity matters. Being realistic plays an important role in achieving buyers and sellers goals. Seasoned agents know that most anything can happen and often does. It's a matter of adapting/adjusting as challenges present. Real eyes. Seeing the world through collective past experiences lends to stability plus it promotes stepping back to pause before moving forward too quickly. Hesitation may be on the side of the decision maker. Real lies. Sidestepping those who possess the ability to deceive while straight-faced, using emotional pulls for their own selfish purposes....
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By Carol Judd, Vernal Utah Real Estate
(New Star Real Estate)
There's a new shop in town in Vernal, Utah.  Locals and tourists alike can select from over 40 different flavors of Balsamic vinegars, Olive Oils and Wine vinegars.  Try them before you choose from three different bottle sizes.Try out new recipes and put pairing of flavors together for your bread dipping, salad toppings and recipe adventures.  There are so many creative uses that will delight you.Adelia's Garden also has used and new books, vintage glassware, antique toys and photography  along with other gift choices.the store is located in a local Historic Landmark home at 313 S Vernal Ave, Vernal, Utah 84078.Website soon opening at sunrisebalsamic.com.  Also can be found on facebook.Follow in Instagram also.
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Hope Your Day is Wonders Full! This is the first year of waking without the presence of children or the Gbabies on Christmas Day. Thankfully, there is FaceTime. Pure joy and excited squeals of the little ones as they open gifts is delightful! Santa got it right again this year for these good boys and girls!  A 'real' make-up kit for little Kenslee, colorful teething rings for baby Kodah, a baby with bottle for Ruby, an electronic RC Tank Car for Ruger and a Barbie car for Remi. It's a good thing the list get's checked twice! The magical spirit of the holidays is felt in real time, though many miles separate us geographically. Wishing you all a Christmas filled with the love of family and friends and do have a most wonders full day! Merry Christmas!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Offering dough to bribe...er, I mean, to get sellers thinking! Southern Utah continues to be a brisk, seller's market. After losing out to several cash offers and overly emotional multiple offer buyers, I wrote a letter to local home owners, encouraging them to 'think about selling!' My buyer client's budget is in a very desirable range, where properties are figuratively flying off the shelves when listed! Realizing I needed to get creative and grab attention, so offered some dough as an incentive. Who can resist that, right?!  I sent the letters out in a large size, hand addressed, colored envelope. Going an extra step for clients to help guide their home buying goals is indeed appreciated. It is amazing what a determined mindset can accomplish.  A mass mailing is also one way to put y...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
SAVE $$$. Do-It-Yourself. Get Robbed!  Potential risks present when welcoming random strangers into an occupied home, some visitors have bad intentions when crossing the threshold. The dangers far outweigh the rewards, in many cases. A FSBO held an open house event: 'Potential buyers' went upstairs and stole some valuables. He had no idea until it was discovered later that evening. It was too late to take action because the people who robbed him couldn't be identified.  Windows and doors can become conveniently unlocked, jewelry, guns, small electronic devices can come up missing when a crowd rushes in, or owners are distracted and people are left unattended. When hiring a real estate agent to sell a property, not only are qualified people walking through the home but there is assurance...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
MAD? I AM and YOU Should Be Too! Whether you are a one person team or among a group of two or twenty, success is dependent on everyone pulling their own weight. By doing a fair share of work, a strong work ethic results. Granted, at times, the work load shifts and the balance becomes uneven, creating unnecessary stress. Envisioning the end result by placing clients first, can help put things back in perspective. Consumers depend on agents to make good decisions on their behalf consistently by adjusting to the ups & downs in a transaction to accomplish the sales goals set forth. It's simply okay if you are MAD... Because Making A Difference is what it's all about and am MAD quite often for clients sake! Am blessed to have continued good fortune through referrals because it really is all ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Avoid Going Down During The Holidays Maintaining a healthy life balance takes willpower and knowing when to take more on, say no or how to simply let things go. Granted, we are all here to help one another but some may give/ask for too much. When volunteering, set limits because once the hand is raised, the gate is opened, a flood of sorts can occur. Unrealistic expectations will drain a person's energy quickly. It is best to contemplate before saying yes. If allowed, some people will take you down to depths never dreamed of for their own purposes. Clear boundaries must be set to avoid being inundated with unreasonable requests or superciliousness. Being a natural caregiver, I am used to putting other people's needs in front of mine. Through numerous trials and at times, being stretched...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Show Up Like Santa - With Bells On! If there ever was a person who consistently performs each year without fail, it would be Mr. Claus himself! Together, with his Christmas crew, they achieve successful outcomes every-single-time. There are endless rewards to getting up, dressing up and showing up, ready to work. Doing that regularly gains positive results and creates good business habits. Ask Santa's elves, they'll tell you! Reliability matters in real estate. Consumers depend on being guided to educated decisions by local professionals who are prepared and arrive when expected to deliver pertinent information. Being present, with bells on, also creates a positively, productive work environment. For those who may need improvement, take some hints from the Big Man with the Bag. He alway...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Stupid is as Stupidous Part of being looked upon as a real estate professional pertains to a higher level of conduct. An ever important aspect is how we are perceived by consumers and fellow colleagues. The lines often become blurred. For example:A Women's Council of Realtors meeting at a residence, later turned into getting naked and jumping into the homeowner's pool. While the people engaged in that activity thought it was okay. It really wasn't! Agent fell short of honoring the agreement to specifically be present to show the home. Seller discovered that he was on an extended trip to Florida with his wife. Homeowner called him, wanting to cancel. A house was robbed while listed on the market, homeowner filed a police report. One Saturday, while in town, she went to a yard sale, the s...
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