All About Utah Real Estate

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Thrive or Die on the Vine? It's a Choice. When building a business model, seeds are planted, many that blossom into a fresh crop of opportunities every single year. With consistent implementation and follow through, success becomes the desired end result. Seasoned real estate professionals remain when they:Apply tried and true methods and processes. Granted, after first getting my real estate license, I was taken in by a few high-pressure sales schemes with promises of an amazing Return of Income. They fell short, so I threw away money to learn a valuable lesson. Tap into the sphere of influence for new transactions. Past clients and trusted business relationships have been a huge source of business. Not only have many become friends, they also help to fill my business pipeline every ye...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
And then she said, "You can't rely on past clients for new business."If that was true, there would be no long-standing work models, companies or industries. Repeat customers ensure continued success. Retention is also key when marketing to people from prior dealings.Re-occurring business opportunities come from very satisfied clients who understand the process and appreciate sincere, competent representation throughout the real estate process.Many of my colleagues fail to market or follow up at all with past clients. Not sure why. There is a veritable goldmine of steadfast relationships and future business when consumers feel you truly care.Am blessed with Clients for Life. I am a phone call or text away and will always help them, whether it's the title officer who serviced their transa...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
20 More Days Until January 1st, 2022! It's exciting to look back on the year to gage success and to also reflect on what has worked or not, to consider implementing new processes. Will you remain Top of Mind with your Sphere of Influence?  Sincerity goes a long way in further solidifying business relationships. A holiday greeting card sent through the mail or quick phone call to let them know you care can brighten the day of any receiver.  It is never too soon to start thinking of the year ahead for future business opportunities that may present. First and foremost, I plan continue to follow up and through to accomplish the clients goals! Am already looking ahead...Here WE GO! 
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Avoid Becoming A Cynic to Still BELIEVE... There are so many adverse situations that present at any time, anywhere, every day. We must own the ability to adapt in order to move forward in every aspect of life, whether personally or professionally. Pushing the cynical button:The promise of, "I'll take care of you, don't you worry!" is a lesson earned early on, when the referral I was supposed to get, didn't happen. This was a sister who emphatically told me that the listing was mine! A friend calls, saying her sister is taking advantage of their 90 year old mother. She needs an empathetic, listening ear, then asks for advice. I tell her to write down all the details and consult with an attorney. A so-called, trusted caretaker takes the debit card of the person she is responsible for, goi...
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