The day began like any other morning.  I arrived at the crack of dawn with coffee in hand.  I'm not particularly a morning person, but I knew I needed to be by her side. Four weeks camped out in I.C.U., I kept hoping and praying for a miracle.  She couldn't speak, but on good days, she followed m...
My Magic Potion...  Seriously!
From Trails to Ales... The New York Times has tagged Bend Oregon as one of the top 52 Places to Go in 2015.  It's no surprise the area attracts outdoor enthusiasts for its world-class skiing, biking, hiking, fishing and paddle boarding. But here's some facts you may not know...  Bend, Oregon has ...
Turning a page in a techy world.  It's a bit of an oxymoron, I know.  Especially when the written word on 'paper' is quickly becoming a relic.  In the last 12 months, I've printed one transaction... the rest were digital.  As a Principal Broker, this delights me.  As a nostalgic kind of gal, I'm ...
It’s a day of dread that I saw coming, but never fully anticipated the weight I would feel when the day arrived.  I’m not the first to face the monumental task of caring for an aging parent, and certainly not the last.  For years, we managed to keep dad at home surrounded by familiar things.  Jun...
There's a new buzz on the street and it starts with Z.  Many of you may be noticing that your active listings on Zillow are no longer showing 'For Sale.'  If you haven't checked, you should.  The dark days of Zillow have begun.  Up until a few days ago, Zillow received their listing syndication f...
A Weed or A Wish?  Obstacles or Opportunities?  Life is truly about perspective and how we view the world through our tiny lens. My friends say I was born positive.  Perhaps.  But I've certainly had my share of trials, heartache and disappointment.  Who hasn't.  Do you suppose we were shaped in t...
  Selling real estate isn't just about houses and land.  It's about identifying the goals and dreams of every buyer and seller, and finding a way to ignite their senses.  Perhaps it can be boiler plated down to two words... MOTIVATION and ANTICIPATION. There's a bit of psychology in every sale.  ...
There's lots of buzz on the street regarding Millennials these days.  Who are they and what are they buying?  Why should we care?  Fortunately for REALTORS, a survey isn't necessary.  The National Association of REALTORS just rolled out its 2015 Multi-Generational Trends Report.  I'll save you so...
A-N-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N!It's something we get giddy about.  Apple has mastered the concept.  So have lovers and adoption agencies.My point?  We crave excitement and suspense.  We dream about it.  We salivate over it.  We imagine ourselves possessing it.  It's ours.That's where brilliant marketing...

Melinda (Mel) Peterson

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