Washington County, UT Real Estate News

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
I count my money at the ATM. Do you? Influential public speaker Stephen R. Covey once said that, "Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships." A woman called, asking me to list the house she recently purchased. I was supposed to be the buyer agent but she went with someone else. She apologized profusely, saying she made a huge mistake! She wanted to sell NOW because her deceased husband's children had found her...? I later get this message..."Hi Wanda, we won't be able to meet with you, my fiancé and I are going with a family member." Thanks. Honestly, I was relieved and told her. "I was going to decline anyway due to the nature of why you are suddenly selling. It might be unsafe ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Protecting clients like a bulldog on a pant leg. While negotiating repairs, the buyer agent sent a short list in an email, then called. Several hours later, an 'updated' list was sent with more items added, saying that she misunderstood the buyers requests. I quickly called her back, informing her that my clients agreed to the first list but not the second. I had already called professionals to bid/remediate the requested repairs from the original message. My clients are fair but not okay with a rolling list of requested repairs, especially when the agent specifically discussed, on the phone, each detail, in the first email right after sending the information.  Some buyers will keep asking for 'this and that' until they are finally told no. I always protect clients like a bulldog on a p...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Would you buy a car well above your budget? For most people, the answer in no. Then, why do some potential buyers insist that their agent show them homes they cannot afford?  Viewing residential properties listed higher than the ability to purchase is a complete waste of time for everyone. Buyers often get emotionally wrapped up and then realize their purchase power falls way short. Besides, the seller's expectations are agreed upon prior to listing their house for sale. Paperwork is signed, photos are taken and they are in go-mode. Chances are, a low ball offer will get rejected, setting the tone. A buyer agent called asking to show one of my listings. He told me his clients were qualified much below the list price of the property for sale. In my opinion, this is an injustice to his cl...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
NAR: Choose to Inspire Like the Huntsman World Senior Games Every year, a spectacular athlete is chosen to inspire and speak to fellow participants during the Opening Ceremonies of the Huntsman World Senior Games. Not only is the athlete relevant but also tied to the spirit of competition with multiple successes, through sporting events. This year's speaker was Anne Abernathy, a world-class, inspirational athlete, who at 68, is going strong, still competing. She has participated in 6 Olympic Games and is changing it up a bit from luge to archery. Anne shared the life lessons and principles learned through her incredible story. Speakers from past year's include: Record-setting Ironman triathlete James Lawrence, 1960 Olympic Games gold medalist, Rafer Johnson, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kerse...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Update: What will $465,000 Buy in St. George, Utah?  A well maintained, 1,815 square foot, single level 3 bedroom plus an office, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage home.  New, luxury vinyl plank flooring, open concept living/dining area, granite countertops in kitchen with center island in Desirable Desert Crest.  Sits on a fully fenced .17 acre corner lot with a backyard meant for outdoor play! Side gate for RV parking. No HOA.  Desert Crest is minutes away from the St. George Municipal Airport for those who are frequent fliers. Conveniently located but outside the hustle and bustle of city traffic and noise.  Marketed and advertised by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! | Red Rock Real Estate in Sunny Southern Utah | MLS# 21-226275 | Call me to get in at 435.632.9374 | 3671 E Tauri Way, St. Geor...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Sincere Gifts Shared As my husband, Michael was putting the finishing touches on a fresh basket for some friends, I was amazed how the natural beauty of the colors, shapes and sizes harmonized. It was a work of art! All fruits and vegetables were produced in our back yard garden, from the Roma tomatoes, midnight snack and super sweet cherry tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, burpless-skinless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash to the green and red bell peppers, banana peppers, jalapeños, poblanos, grapes and muscadines. We are both thankful and grateful for nature's gifts that are bestowed upon us time and again as happy gardeners.~ Michael Nerdin and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin in Nerdin Gardens Industry tie-in: Presentation matters in busines...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Ripe for the PickingHarvesting maters one by one,in the early morning sun.People benefit far and wide,from vines lifted up so high.Gathering gifts at the tippy topas they gently sway, non-stop.Juicy red orbs perched in a row, soon they will be on the go! Am thankful from my head tomatoes! Industry tie-in:Knowing when produce is ready to pick is crucial, just as understanding a potential client's timeline to hire professional services. Too soon yields less than optimum results and too late means a lost opportunity!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Going to Ground There are at least 20,000 varieties of bees worldwide. Among them are the Ground Nesting Bees that make their home by burrowing into the soil. They are fastidious diggers and often single dwellers. They play a huge role in pollinating crops, wild flowers, and fruit and I have a deep appreciation for their diligent hard work. Unlike honey bees, the queens live individually, raising their own young. The conical entrances to the nests are in patches of bare soil, preferring to live in sandy soils on south facing slopes. They do not form hives, but a large number of females may nest in the same area. As a solitary species, they are non-aggressive, males are unable to sting, though females will, if handled. Most activity at nest sites happens in early spring b...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Choices other people make are theirs to own. Not yours. As a seasoned real estate professional, a best practice is to discuss all details, good or bad and allow clients to decide how they wish to move forward. I refuse to make decisions for them, definitely not my place. This business habit has served me well. For example:A friend who owns an investment property laments over putting it up for sale while tenants are in place. She states that one of the parents is a felon and it may be difficult for them to secure another rental. My advice:Make decisions based on what is beneficial for you, that matters most. The choices other people make are theirs to own, not yours. The couple has leased property in the past without your help. They now have a solid rental history, thanks to your generos...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Sowing the Seeds of Success!  Gardening is much more than just digging holes, planting and watering. The smells, sounds and sights are compliments of nature. The gifts bestowed upon us year after year are appreciated and respected.  As I stroll through the grounds, I am met with honey bees that are still foraging for food that will take them through the colder months. They hibernate inside their hive until spring makes a showing once again.  We will be picking lemon cucumbers for ready eating, ripe green peppers, perfect vessels to fill with Philly Cheesesteak ingredients for now and to be frozen for future meals. Caprese Salad Skewers are still in season.   Soon, plant material will be removed and the raised beds covered until the next growing season. It will allow us t...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Simple Thank You's Turn Into Smiling Faces and an Occasional Hug! Those who know me, understand that I appreciate drama-free transactions. Though unable to control the actions of others or the direction that a ratified contract may go, I am able to do my part to see it through. A plate of cherry tomatoes, picked fresh from Nerdin Gardens and a thank you card for the listing agent after a successful real estate collaboration is my show of appreciation. Upon receiving, her smile was a mile wide. She even gave me a hug!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
It's fall ya'll and you autumn be buying or selling a home in southern Utah! Inventory has reached approximately 1,000 properties again in Washington County, when 6 months ago, it was around 200. Interest rates are still at an all time low and the weather is perfect for home shopping. Call me for all 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)
Feeling 12 Foot Tall in Nerdin Gardens!Tomato plants are vines that climb and often become entangled. My husband thought to use landscape posts and green tape to trellis each one as new growth appeared to make them easier to harvest. Priceless!From past experience, these 5 reasons are why we back yard garden:1. Fresh food to eat. From garden bed to dinner table as quick as that! There is nothing better than available fruits and vegetables, daily. A pinch here, snip or pull and twist there and you have a side dish ready to eat within a few steps.  2. Better overall nutrition. Fruits and vegetable grown at home are healthier and taste better than mass produced vegetables exposed to synthetic substances. No pesticides and insecticides mean a safer environment for garden visitors like bees ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Apple Valley Utah Home for Sale in Cedar Point Estates. Now Only $595,000!  Amazing surroundings like Zion National Park an hour away, nearby hiking, biking & ATV trails! Moab & Lake Powell within a 4.5 hour drive.  Hop on your ATV and explore the beauty of the surrounding area with the Canaan Mountain wilderness range as a spectacular backdrop.  Upgraded, 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home w/granite countertops, center island, corner pantry, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances. Spacious master bedroom has dual closets, luxurious master bath. Block wall surrounds the back yard. Room for an RV garage or resort-style pool.  Four car garage (4 CARS!), Oversized RV parking, no HOA dues. Solar panels = Low utility costs. Rural living at it's best!  Apple Valley is a town in Washington Count...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
ActiveRain and All Things Real Estate...Zoom...Zoom! This month's ActiveRain Challenge gets straight to the point of zoom meetings. While I have participated in quite a few, some life events have taken priority plus the focus is also on maintaining a real estate business. Have been witness to so many professionals who have given expert presentations. I would love to see a legal team do a panel on national law with all things that affect us as real estate industry professionals. For example, proper buyer and seller representation for newbies, marketing and advertising, disclosing facts that may adversely affect the integrity of a property to prevent repercussion plus the pitfalls of limited agency. Many new agents are disparagingly disrespectful to other industry professionals. And yes, ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Avoid getting carried away with hyperbolic extravagance. Professionals have responsibilities to buyers and sellers to be knowledgeable about the local market, to convey accurate information so an informed decision can be made. Some prefer to show off their creative writing skills. Excessive, over-embellished descriptions have no place in the real estate industry. Hyperbolic extravagance, it seems, has taken the place of a straight forward approach for those looking to gain consumer interest. Professional photos and clear, apt descriptions will garner the right attention rather than questions or misunderstandings once a property has been seen in person. Being concise really matters in real estate and with proper marketing and advertising, a home can be seen in its best light. There is no...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens Classified Ads: Single Female Seeking Mature Male Praying to meet a lean, athletic female, looking for a short term, meaningful relationship with no strings attached? Look no further. Straight forward approach, no hidden agenda’s. Likes to take short trips plus hang out and about in natural environments in the great outdoors. If meant to be, a promise to be very attentive to your needs and then, who knows what the future may hold for us? Perhaps a quick bite to eat!Apply in person at Nerdin Gardens in the back yard near the garlic chives, oregano and basil. I will surely see you before you see me! Oxo The female praying mantis severs the males head while mating, eating it and the body. Perhaps it's because she's hungry...hangry...angry or all! 👀 Happy Sunday from Nerdin G...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Nerdin Gardens: Very Short TalesTrasil held a nasal appraisal with the basil in the back yard garden. The plant suddenly pitched, he was ditched, and for him, it was fatal!The End~Wanda Kubat-Nerdin in Nerdin Gardens  Inspiration comes easy when spotting nature's creatures in our back yard garden. With fall on the way, we will say good bye to the sunburned days of summer to welcome in a cooler season and enjoy all that it brings.
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Review of the Jolie Gentil Cozy Series - Elaine L. Orr  Occasionally, I look for a lighter mystery book series to read at night before falling asleep. This one satisfies that plus gives a good look into the real estate appraisal industry as well.   Jolie Gentil (means 'pretty nice' in French and pronounced with a soft J and G), needs to get away from her ex-husband Robby who has a severe gambling problem, he embezzled funds from his bank and wiped out both their accounts .  She moves to the Jersey shore and Great Aunt Madge's Cozy Corner Bed & Breakfast with her cat Jazz and joining Madge's pair of prune-eating dogs, Mister Rogers and Miss Piggy.  Shortly after arriving in Ocean Valley, she meets the thug sent by an angry loan shark, who attempts to frighten her into paying her husband'...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
a mile wide radius  Most agents who have been in the industry for some time can sense when a potential client is being disingenuous.  That's why it's important to qualify before  setting out to look at properties and to get everything in writing.   As a veteran Realtor with a straight forward approach, many people have come and gone with much success.  Of course, I quickly saw through a few who wanted to be chauffeured around, much like a tour-for-the-day guide.  Not happening here. Time is most valuable and once spent, irretrievable. I'll take a mile wide radius around people like that.  Thankful to continue loyal relationships with those who respect the process and put trust in me to achieve their goals.  Happy sales all!
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