We live in a complex world and it’s easy to focus on our challenges instead of being thankful for all that we have and enjoy in this land of plenty.
One little thing I learned earlier this year has become a part of my daily life.
I have a simple Word document titled “Thankful” on my computer.
Each morning, with my first cup of coffee, I write three things I am thankful for in that document.
On many days, there are more than three!
This helps me focus on the positives in my life instead of my challenges.
This morning, I wrote that I am thankful for those of you who follow this blog 🙂 !
Yesterday marked my 1,800th post on BoiseBlog!
My intent, with this blog, is to inform and educate my viewers about the Boise real estate market and the seldom-discussed inner workings of the real estate world.
Since humble beginnings on September 16, 2006, I have written 270,220 words on this blog.
Since its inception, this blog has received 405,093 page views from interested viewers around the world.
I post every day, rain or shine!
Thanks for your ongoing support!
Your lawn will appreciate it if you feed it before it goes to sleep this winter.
I applied winter fertilizer on my lawn yesterday, using a handheld broadcast spreader and Scott’s Winterguard Turf Builder fertilizer.
Then, I watered it in with an oscillating sprinkler because our irrigation water is long gone.
I can already see the difference this morning, less than 24 hours after fertilizing it.
Now, I can rest assured that I will have one of the best-looking lawns in my neighborhood next Spring!
I think I’m pretty much up to speed with technology, but I’m sometimes amazed by some of the things I experience in my everyday real estate activities.
Case in point: I just got a call with a recorded message saying someone had left a “text to landline” message for me, and to press 1 to listen to it.
I nearly hung up because I thought it was a telemarketing call or a recorded political message.
But then, I listened to the message that said “Is (address redacted) available?”, followed by “Press 1 if yes, or press 2 if no”.
I pressed “1” and and left a voicemail message asking the agent to call me.
I haven’t heard back and have no idea who’s apparently working on selling one of my listings.
Why in the world, with phone in hand, would someone text me instead of simply calling me?
What ever happened to simply having a conversation with another agent?
** UPDATE **
Just spoke with the agent and discussed how to structure an acceptable offer.
She hopes to have an offer for me later today.
Sometimes it’s just best to have a conversation!