All About Utah Real Estate

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Sna-pea! We rise early on the weekend to pick fresh produce in the cool of the morning. It is a matter of time before the sun rises above us, bringing with it, warmer temperatures.  While not hurried, we understand the importance of getting it done efficiently so that we are able to move onto other matters. Oh, it's time to get sna-pea in Nerdin Gardens!  See ya!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: The Sunkissed Colors of Summer Vibrant reds, vivid and dark greens, electric yellows, bright oranges plus multi-hues dot the landscape in our back yard garden as nature encourages a resounding end result. Stuffed green peppers are on the menu for dinner and will please the palette once more. Ingredients taken from raised beds adds to the freshest of flavors from garden to table. Our consistent methods are a labor of love and show appreciation for the earth's gifts that are bestowed upon us year after year as successful garden producers. Happy summer gardening all!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Raindrops are falling on my head...Oh, hail! 😵 As the sun relented, the skies instantly darkening, deafening thunder booming!, lightning flashing, clouds furiously clashing, dumping more than our share of rain once again.  Before dissipating, the heavens above decided to add just a touch of mayhem in the form of frozen balls, millions of them, hurled at supersonic speed towards earth!  Can I get a hail-yeah? Ouch!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Seasonal Southern Utah Storms: The earth’s thirst was quenched! Blessed rain swept into the southern Utah last night as the heavens opened up, the clouds overflowing with an abundance of water, lasting long enough to wet every available surface. Winds wrenched, clouds unclenched then drenched as the earth’s thirst was quenched.~Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Questions about homes in southern Utah for sale? Please contact me at 435.632.9374 or wanda@buynsellutah.com. Glad to help with your residential real estate needs because Wanda Can!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Not salty enough? Here's some more seasoning for you. Many new agents bash long-standing agents in one breath online and in the next, ask for help because they lack confidence, knowledge or are unfamiliar with situations as they arise. Making fun of seasoned agents seems to be a growing trend by those who are deficient and would rather have business handed to them than get out to pursue buyers and sellers. Some comments made about veteran agents:~ They are condescending dinosaurs.~ They have horrible habits and are extremely lazy. ~ They are clueless when it comes to technology, trends in marketing, new forms, etc. There is a reason we are called seasoned. We have made it through some extreme downturns and uphill challenges. It takes passion, follow up and trusted, repeat clients to rem...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Washington County Utah Residential Sales & Statistics | June 2021 National predictions support a strong real estate market to continue through 2021, though interests rates will start to climb later in the year. Locally, I see a little softening of the market. There were 22 more new listings in June 2020 as this year as in June 2021. -- 94 more properties sold in June 2020 as opposed June 2021. -- 15 DOM this year, compared to 52 days in June 2020. -- Months supply of inventory is 1.0 compared to 2020's - 2.5. Last year in June 2020, there were 1,188 homes for sale on the Washington County, Utah Multiple Listing Service, compared to just 500 on the market in June 2021. What a difference! Potential home buyers looking to make a move understand the value in moving to southern Utah. If they...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Beanstalk and the Corn has Ears! Trusted relationships are maintained with tried & true methods but do you know why it's important to avoid telling secrets while in the garden?  Because the corn has ears, the potatoes have eyes and the beanstalk!  Part of a real estate agent's fiduciary duties is to keep client information, both personal and financial, private and safe from all outside parties, further acting in the best interests of buyers/sellers.  Making reckless, false or misleading statements may adversely affect everything in progress. Only the signed names on a Listing Agreement or Buyer Broker agreement are privy to the transaction. Never relay details of a Real Estate Purchase Contract such as time-lines, repairs or loan approval status to someone not part of th...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Honey Child Ever dutiful is the Honey Child,Traveling betwixt bright blooms and hive.Collecting pollen from domestic’s to wild,In a most valiant effort to survive. The honey bee's work ethic is all business with an unwavering instinct to achieve the goals set forth. Just think of what could be accomplished if humans held the same regard for themselves and their communities. ~Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  Want a goal oriented real estate agent that will go to work for you, putting your wants and needs in front of her own? Call me at 435.632.9374 to help because Wanda Can!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
AGROTI: A Good Return On Time Invested In the last several weeks, I have spoken with several fellow Realtor's about our local real estate market. Though still brisk, a subtle shift is occurring, that most will fail to notice. Increased residential inventory is showing up on the Washington County Utah Multiple Listing Service with price reductions (or price improvements if you will) and more DOM. Our selling area has been inundated with new agents as they attempt to take advantage of quick sales and ready buyers coming into southern Utah. Not everyone has clients! With approximately 500 listings available for sale, that means more than 1,500 agents are currently doing little to no business. The 80% agent loss rate in 2 years will soon apply. For 'one-and-done' agents, they forgo a steady...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Tips on Turning Away Backyard Party Crashers! A great amount of effort goes into preparing a space for an afternoon or evening of entertaining guests. Planning a tasty food menu plus beverages, dusting all surfaces, pulling out lawn furniture, choosing games and music takes time. Making invited visitors comfortable and feel welcome is at the top of the list and includes keeping all pests at bay for the duration. There are many things that can be done in advance to create an optimum setting for all. -- Place citronella plants around to repel mosquitoes. -- House-fly traps entice them in with no way to get out. -- Turn on the patio fans, flying bugs detest a good breeze. -- Cover food up with clear domes to deter ants and wasps.-- Remove any stagnant water, instead, turn on water features...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Non-Soon Monsoon Season in Southern Utah! Thunder-clashing, mesmerizing cloud formations roil in, dropping a generous amount of rain. Spectacular light shows result as the storms quickly skitter in, then out. Monsoon season usually makes an appearance this time of year but is a no-show so far in the southern Utah area. This high desert could definitely use nature's own watering system! Be proactive: To avoid a potential disaster, consult the weather channel to ensure you are not heading into a storm prior to venturing out to hike, camp, or fish on a boat.  Though it may be Non-Soon Monsoon season in southern Utah, severe whether can be just minutes away when not paying attention. Be safe out there everyone!  Want a knowledgeable real estate agent that will go to work for you, putting yo...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
I Shore Wish... An occasional day trip to a local southern Utah lake or reservoir to cast a line and catch some fish simply satisfies. Calm waters, smooth as glass, lapping gently along the bank, anchored boats afloat, anticipating hauling in a limit. The giggles and excited cries of children when catching a prize, no matter the size, brings back memories and is still thrilling to hear. We will now anticipate teaching the next generation of outdoorsy, fishing enthusiasts, our grandchildren. Here are a few southern Utah lakes and reservoirs: Gunlock State Park Panguitch Lake Quail Creek Reservoir Sand Hollow Reservoir  Baker Dam Reservoir Pine Mountain Reservoir Enterprise Reservoir New Castle Reservoir  Taking advantage of what nature offers has been a reflex for us. Southern Utah boast...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Bounty Quicker Picker Uppers! As summer temperatures continue to rise, getting out into the garden early morning to harvest fruits and vegetables is beneficial. This ensures an enjoyable, peaceful environment. Wait too long and the risk of heat related issues comes to the forefront, like profuse sweating or dehydration. Because of this, we have become very efficient gardeners! You could say that after 20+ years of gardening experience, we are Bounty Quicker Picker Uppers! (See featured photo, that is a day's harvest in Nerdin Gardens.) Industry tie-in: Efficiency also plays a large part in effectively servicing clients in business situations. Self-motivation, strong work ethic and a sincere desire to succeed, matters.  Want a top producing real estate agent that will go ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: A Pocket Full of Sunshine! Our gardens are currently teeming with life. Summer flowers are blooming, creating bright pops of color throughout the entire landscape. Zucchini, several varieties of tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, artichokes, grapes, muscadines, cucumbers and melons are all ripening at a quickened pace, from garden to table. Fresh salads throughout the long growing season is a gardener's perk. Walking the garden perimeter daily ensures that plant material thrives and problems are quickly handled. This routine is similar to running a business. Systems and processes need to be given consistent attention to remain successful and flourish or it may simply die of neglect. Everyone can aspire to elevated standards if they wish. Of course, self-motivation, diligence an...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸   While celebrating today, please give some thought today to all the people who have led the way for freedom's sake and to those who are still willing to step up so that we remain a free country.   FREEDOM isn’t FREE. It has come at a great cost!   God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home. God bless America, My home, sweet home.   #GodBlessAmerica #HappyIndependenceDayAmerica #FreedomIsntFree #Happy4thofJulyAll
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Washington County Utah Residential Sales & Statistics | May 2021 Some articles claim the brisk seller's market has ended in some areas across the U.S.A. I am seeing price reductions but more properties coming online now than in the last 6 months. There were almost the same number of new listings in May 2020 as this year as in May 2021. Fifty more properties sold in May 2020 as opposed May 2021. 18 DOM this year than last, compared to 51 days in May 2020. Months supply of inventory is .08 compared to 2020's - 3.1.  Last year in May 2020, there were 1,406 homes for sale on the Washington County, Utah Multiple Listing Service, compared to just 431 on the market in May 2021. What a difference!  Potential home buyers looking to make a move understand the value in moving to southern Utah. If ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Southern Utah Fishing: In Pursuit of the Capture   Calm waters. Fish rolling. Baited hooks. Lines cast.   Catching rainbows. Reeling in. Rinse and repeat. Wish days like this could last.   Panguitch has been a favorite family day trip destination for some time. Casting a line from the bank can be advantageous when very familiar with all hot spots teeming with fish.   Rental cabins are available to rent offering lake views, boat slips at the dock, boat rentals-from pontoons to small aluminum models, a full service restaurant and fishing supply store.   Horseback riding trips, ATV trails and so much more right there to take advantage of. I see a long weekend spent there in our near future! Let's go fishing soon My Honey!   #GoneFishing #PanquitchLake #BigFish     Looking for an experienc...
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By sandy straley, Selling Homes for over 40 Years
(Rindlesbach Homes)
  Xeriscape: Earth-Friendly YardsSince we are conserving water this year. ..  I thought this would be a good read and put into practice. Close your eyes and imagine your dream home and the accompanying dream yard. What do you see? If you’re like the overwhelming majority of Americans, the vision includes a lush, soft, emerald green carpet of bluegrass. There’s nothing wrong with this picture except that bluegrass is indigenous to high-rainfall, rich-soil areas, and if you don’t live in one of these areas, you’re going to spend a lot of time and money watering, fertilizing and maintaining your lawn. So what, you say? Consider this: according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, urban areas use between 25 and 37 percent of their water supply for landscape and garden watering. Fort...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Stretching the Prospecting Muscle Venturing out to the gardens in search of Praying Mantis hatchlings can become an adventure. Extremely elusive at a glance, knowing where to look, with an experienced eye, helps. They are diligent, self-motivated hunters, often traveling to great lengths to forage. Well-honed instincts guide them to food sources, their stealthiness provides cover against predators. After looking for quite some time under/over leaves and high atop stately Hollyhock towers, I spied with my side eye...a tiny mantis stretching itself an effort to satisfy his appetite.  Remaining alive depends on consistent methods implemented every day. I was so excited, took a picture to remember and celebrate his most welcome presence in Nerdin Gardens. We can all learn go...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Purposeful Peace of Mind for Success Longevity in the real estate industry depends on achieving client sales goals. Three things result from being diligent, especially when putting others wants and needs first. Purpose - Our industry is geared toward helping people buy or sell property and is most rewarding to help someone's dreams come true! A long standing partnership relies on dependability to achieve favorable outcomes. Peace of Mind - A strong work ethic often encourages a secure sense of happiness. Tremendous satisfaction comes from knowing that buyers and sellers appreciate the efforts put forth so they may confidently transition.  Success - The spirit of cooperation plays a big part in every step of a transaction. When all parties come together in agreement, in writing to the cl...
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