Washington County, UT Real Estate News

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Not a Virtual Duker or Pilferer Be! During my 13+ years on ActiveRain, I have written over 4,600 posts on everything from everything real estate related, tips on realizing buying & selling goals, to back yard gardening and family life. It brings business. No. 1 Don't- Avoid engaging negative, attention mongers. It creates contemptuous discord. Online reputation matters when attracting consumers and industry longevity means more than hitting sales goals. Some people, no matter the subject, will claim offense, demean the author or argue vehemently to the point of no return. Maintaining professional composure trumps getting involved in contrived controversy. No comment necessary. Just click off. That timeless post says it all when combative, rude, obnoxious posters attempt to intimidate by...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Success is an action word! Maintaining a real estate career in a changing market means grabbing the attention of consumers before the opposition does! Motivation plays a large part in being seen and heard in a saturated selling area. These things do help:1. Consistent methods - Create trust relationships with clients through dependability. 2. Follow through - Value other people's time, committing sincerely to the process.3. Effective preparation - Always be on the ready for questions on everything local. It takes much more than just going through the motions to get desired results. Positioning for success continues long lasting relationships, through an effective marketing plan, while gaining new business. To be seen and heard successfully. That is an end goal, right?
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Fido 🐶 Now that the 'Season to be Jolly' is upon us, many humans tend to overindulge in rich foods along with decadent desserts through to the New Year. Oh! Not to mention, Valentines Day and then there's Easter and...so on! While celebrating, avoid giving the following to a dog: Chocolate Dairy products Chicken or turkey bones Gum and candy Artificial sweeteners Grapes Raisins Macadamia nuts Avocados Onions Garlic Salt Tea leaves Raw yeast dough Spoiled foods Alcohol products  A dog can become very sick or worse, die when ingesting the above items, so be careful when preparing foods and when eating them. What often falls to the floor is quickly gobbled up by these 4-legged family members! If accidentally partaking, the symptoms may be; distended stomac...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Expired Can Get You Fired! Agent lists a property early on Friday and then leaves town and cannot be reached by phone call, text message or email. Upon his return, there are 9 offers on the table and unfortunately, each of them have expired.  Not only did the listing agent fail to best represent the sellers to the highest ability, he quickly found out that he was fired. The nine other buyer agents also did not do their best to seek a viable solution for their clients.  None of them contacted the LA's brokerage or attempted to reach the sellers after that agent left town for 3 days. What would you have done to ensure that the client's offer had eyes on it before expiring?  First, I'd call the LA's brokerage, ask for the broker or the agent chosen to help in his absence. If no results, I'...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Less Impressed with Highest & Best! Part of being an effective listing agent is to aggressively market properties, encouraging feet through the door to get them sold. Discussing details of any and all offers that may come in, is also a standard practice. A particular home hit on all marks for several buyers, resulting in a multi-offer situation. Agent and sellers started reviewing all contracts. Agent gets a call from a buyer agent, asking why their offer was not accepted. She  began to explain and suddenly the BA starts yelling, saying she is stupid, inept and that if she was smart, she would convince her clients to accept his buyers cash offer, which was well over list price plus a quick closing! The sellers heard the conversation, then asked which real estate purchase contract did th...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Adjust your sails! Successful agents own the ability to adjust and adapt in the real estate arena, while moving their businesses forward. When adverse situations present, they find solutions that best benefit the client's goals. Methods that work require tenacity, resiliency and follow through. Juggling timelines, schedules, cancellations, withdrawals, meeting critical deadlines are all part of the process. No time for speculation. Getting back to the basics can create the best outcome, every time. You and I can determine our standard of business and must leave the rest where it belongs. We can't control the wind but can adjust the sails. Happy sales all!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Thankful to Gather with Those Who Matter Family gatherings during the holidays has always been a priority. We are very traditional in our ways and are happy that our children recognize the importance of creating memorable moments for their little ones. When the boys were growing up, we were up very early, a hearty breakfast was made, usually homemade waffles. We'd eat, chores were done and the kids left to play outside. Then we'd get busy baking and cooking. Back in the day, my parents and brother would also join us for an entire day of catching up and feasting. We often ate outside at a table because of the mild weather. Several years later, we traveled north to celebrate.   Last year, Michael and I decided to spend the Thanksgiving weekend in Fort Mohave, near Laughlin, Nevada with Ca...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
What roles do ethics play in business? In a competitive sales-based industry, agents must prove their value and worth to consumer's who are making one of the biggest investments in their lifetime. The following 3 things can help in business. 1️⃣ Developing and maintaining trustA key component to a good working relationship that takes time, every time. Keeping promises, a show of sincerity in all efforts and satisfying the client’s realistic expectations allows trust to result. 2️⃣ Transparency in business practicesWhen meeting, relaying open and honest communications with fact-based information benefits the overall process. Be yourself, show utmost self-confidence, be local market savvy and remain committed. 3️⃣ Gaining the consumer's confidenceBuilding a solid business rapport requires...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Making Someone's Day In a Small Way! Upon opening a text,  this photo along with a message from my husband appeared..."This rose reminds me of how beautiful you are." How thoughtful he was to stop for a moment and relay that sentiment. Did he have to? No.  Was he prompted? No. Moments like this are so appreciated. Small gestures become monumental especially when totally unexpected. When is the last time you made someone's day, even in a small way? Happy Saturday all! 
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Channeling My Inner Goofsraba In a changing market, to maintain a competitive edge successfully in real estate, I must prepare to meet it, rather than wait for it to happen. No sense in getting overly stressed about something outside the scope of control. Am so thankful to remain in an industry that has taught me so much. Not only am I a negotiator but an effective marketer, advertiser, counselor, content writer, advisor to both buying and selling clients and so much more! Here is what I choose to do:Avoid panic. Many are accustomed to the brisk buying and selling of the last cycle. As leads dry up, they become stricken. It's important to remain focused on reaching goals that are attainable by stepping back to look at the overall picture. Remain engaged. Continue to connect with past cl...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Practicing 'The Clients for Life' Business Model Most of the time, once a transaction records, that’s pretty much the end of the business-client relationship for many real estate professionals and their buyers or sellers. For me, it is just the beginning! The 'Clients for Life' business plan has been a successful for this 'Agent for Life'. It still works because clients were very happy with my services. They truly matter, are more than just a past sales record.  Clients For Life Are: Much more than just another sales number An integral part of trusted work relationships A most valuable part of continued business success We have a long-standing relationship afterwards. I am available, send out personalized mailings, Comparable Market Analyses, remain in contact, have even babysat for a s...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
It takes both sun -and- rain for a flower to grow. Have you noticed that we now live in a culture where many adults are unable to handle constructive criticism because everything in their lives is based on emotions? They may refuse to accept any advice. To that segment of people, it may feel more like a provoked attack on a frail sense of self worth, rather than something designed to improve overall work habits, the mindset or to encourage better outcomes.  Critical thinking takes leave, especially when someone's looking to fast-track success. A lot of younger people want all the answers prior to any commitment of time, research on their own or work experience. Instead, the dream is immediate gratification, pockets full of sunshine and rays of happiness streaming down on them every day....
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Only 6 More Saturdays Until Christmas! Santa is vacationing on some beach, some where, enjoying some down time before the schedule gets really hectic. He has been making his list all year long, watching to see who's been naughty or nice. It will be revealed in 6 weeks time. Are you on target with yearly goals? It is never too soon to start thinking of the year ahead and planning for the New Year. Crazy to think there are only 6 shopping Saturdays left in 2022. Happy sales all! ............................................................... Have questions about St. George or the southern Utah area? Please contact me at 435.632.9374 or wanda@buynsellutah.com. Glad to help with all residential real estate needs because Wanda Can!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Honoring United States Veterans on November 11, 2022 On this day, we pay tribute to American Veterans from all branches of military service.  My husband is a retired Navy Chief. Our son, Sebastian and daughter-in-law, Devyn, also proudly served in the U. S. Navy.  We come from military backgrounds and have a long line of family members who have gladly served the United States of America in this capacity. My dad, John is a retired Army Sergeant, my father-in-law served, uncles served.  My sincere appreciation to each and every individual who has stepped up to a military career. It isn't easy, especially when in harm's way but is an honorable profession and way of life to be respected.   They are true heroes who deserve far more recognition than received. When given the opportunity, shake...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Growing Common Sense in the Garden & for Business For most, this means a level of practical knowledge and judgment. For those lacking, it is overlooking the obvious in an objective way, especially when getting to an accepted end result, is more important than all else. Be the one who possesses the necessary information, can troubleshoot and also find solutions to problems as they arise, while achieving goals. Your garden & business will grow and flourish rather than stagnate. Avoid salespeople that can make the simplest advertising idea seem like the next biggest, sure thing. They use high pressure tactics to spurn a quick decision. Base product purchase on whether it is a good, solid investment. Do the work! There are no fast tracks, shortcuts or instant practices for successful garden...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Speaking of Palms...Southern Utah has Them! Some people think that southern Utah is shrouded in a polar vortex during the colder months. This post is a continued effort to show off my local selling area as a final destination, maintaining mild winter weather.  Here is further proof! Southern Utah has palm trees in common areas as well as part of community landscaping throughout Washington County, Utah. Though an unexpected cold front occasionally shows itself, it quickly moves through.  The St. George, Utah area also boasts 13 golf courses to please the golf enthusiast in everyone year 'round. From a 9-hole course for a quick game, to 27-holes of pure challenge! There is a Links Course at the Sand Hollow Golf Course as well.   Southern Utah Golf Courses: SunRiver Golf Course St. George ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Washington County Utah Residential Market Snapshot: October 2022 Along with cooler Fall weather, the real estate market has started to do the same. Inventory in Southern Utah has increased and that is advantageous to buyers looking to purchase in the local area. A more affordable option when buying in surrounding rural towns, like Cedar City, New Castle, Kanab, Orderville, Central and Enterprise. Purchasing homes in those areas because may fall within a fixed budget. They drive is further to St. George proper but home buyer goals can be achieved.  Average sales price in October 2022 was $632,722. Absorption rate for October 2022 was 3.73 months, higher than October 2021 at 1.06 months of inventory. Average list price was $741,822, lower than $852,814, same time last year.  Year to date ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Real estate cycles are similar to the tide. With the incoming tide, the waves can become extremely big and continue to grow, whereas when the tide is going out, the waves dissipate. Knowing when to act or pull away is most advantageous to the surfer. Some people lack the ability to think clearly or act effectively through some situations when looking for an adrenaline-filled payoff. Rather than treading toward dangerous waters, it's more feasible to observe first. The same can be said for real estate professionals. Watching national and local trends is beneficial. Understanding when to change business direction can be gained by looking to reliable sources for information. Granted, there are some who are blindly guided by greed, rather than a viable business plan, forgoing all else, exce...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Sunday Spiritual: Lucky is the Someone When experiencing a spectacular sunrise or sunset, oftentimes words fail to adequately describe the overall effect that overcomes the observer. Lucky is the someone, who has a front row seat to this all-natural event. Feeling transported to an enlightened plane, under multi-hued skies, is one of the best feelings to experience while remaining ever-present. Raspium trails forge a heightened state while blazing 'cross the dusky skies.~ Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Happy Sunday all, wishing you a wonderful day!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
A Grateful Mother's Heart Sincere thanks to ActiveRain members, Endre Barath, Jr., Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Aura Alex, Dorie Dillard Austin TX, Brian England, Carol Williams, Kathy Streib and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker for contributing to the GoFundMe cause that I wrote about several weeks back, in late September. I am especially grateful to Endre and Kathleen for re-blogging the original content here on ActiveRain to further spread the word. Also to Kathy for featuring the post in her weekly series, Posts Just For You. None of us can predict when tragedy will strike and Sebastian's family was ill prepared to handle the enormous medical bills that came from the result of his accident. For some people, it's hard to ask for h...
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