Washington County, UT Real Estate News

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Preparing for a Deluge Always check the weather before going on vacation near a river or stream or a hike through a slot canyon, to camp, or fish.  Turn on your local weather channel or check on phone to avoid heading into a storm. Severe conditions are better weathered through on higher ground, in a safe, controlled environment where there is constant communication with regular updates. I cannot emphasize this enough!  Thunderstorms with heavy rain can cause severe flooding in canyons. These storms can be powerful and sudden. Water can rise quickly downstream from heavy rain, even when the parent thunderstorm is miles away! If you are visiting an area during monsoon season: Know the weather forecast for your area as well as areas upstream. Finish hiking in the morning and be out of can...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
To Have. To Hold. No Sold! After meeting the home seller at the proposed property to list, we walked from room to room, I noticed the condition that each held. Clear evidence of past water  damage was present on several ceilings. Though there was an attempt to repair, the areas were not painted and the seller told me that was not going to do that! Instead, she pointed out the new door, appliances and carpet in a few of the rooms. At the end of the appointment, I proposed a list amount that the property most likely would sell for and she just laughed, strongly insisting that her purchase price would be met. She listed with another agent. Recently, I looked on the MLS to check the status. Original list price was more than $75K higher than mine and has come down $50K so far, after 40+ days...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
For Sale. To Sold. Sail On. Homeowners may contemplate selling their property, despite media hype and negative forecasts. There will always be questions prior to listing a house but many advantages to selling now, rather than later. Here are some reasons:Strong DemandBuyers continue to look for housing opportunities in the southern Utah market. In the last several years, the area experienced record sales from consumers flooding into the market from other states. Right now, home buyers are in the local market, more than ready, willing and able to purchase. Quicker ProcessAs interest rates climb, the cost to carry a mortgage loan goes up and consumers may become wary.  A challenge that may present in future housing markets is the length of time from list, contract, to closing. Selling now...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
A quantifiable frequency of vibrations... Sunrises and sunsets are a visible and quantifiable frequency of vibrations that lends to a strong sense of inner-awe connectedness. Several rainy days have given us some spectacular settings here in southern Utah.  We often sit on the covered patio of The Silo to ooh and ahhh over the lightening skittering across the skies, as the thunders booms in all directions. The end result is an amazing early morning light show like no other! From the very deepest of purples to neon pinks, to vibrant yellows to brilliant oranges, to glowing reds, what is your favorite power color? ~Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Nerdin Gardens: Oh look, he's S-M-I-L-I-N-G! Reminiscing today about our Pot-bellied Pigs...Sometimes I wish that everything in the world was perfect like nature. Piglets quickly transform into walking, snorting, squealing little creatures. On their first day, they: Opened their eyes Were able to walk Jumped into the water dish to cool themselves Snuggled with siblings for comfort & a nap Knew exactly where their food was...Momma!  This little guy in the picture was ok with me holding him for a short bit, then started squealing for momma so I put him down. Miss Prissy was a wonderful momma to her babies and Bacon (dad) maintained his distance with a few grunts! At night, the babies slept between Bacon and Miss Prissy. We soon realized that we had prevent another set of newborns, so cont...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Be your best for their best outcomes. Competition encourages people to excel, though things do happen on the way to success. The following is some advice to offset unnecessary problems when navigating through advertising and marketing efforts. Know The Target When creating a marketing campaign, you must know potential buyer and seller dynamics, plus remain Top of Mind to be that #1 professional contact. Maintaining and building client relationships takes focus and follow up to go far beyond a couple of purchases or sales.Clarify All MessagesGood communication means considering a very specific audience reach and then relaying which messages are most effective to solidify the working association. Keeping the target market in mind allows you to communicate even more effectively with consum...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Monday, Monday! Monday is anything but mundane and is showing up in the finest of fashion, true to form, in a vibrant sunrise. From warm pops of color to electric hues, this promised to be a true crowd pleaser. And it was! MaroonsOchresNeonsDenimsAmethystsYellows This second day starts the work week and could be a fun day if I dare say...okay, Happy Monday!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Future Points Store Offering: Southern Utah Glamping Village Getaway Imagine waking to cool, crisp mornings alongside the Virgin River as the sun slowly ascends the horizon. This vacation promises to renew a sense of wonder in the world around you and challenge the inner adventurer!  Breakfast is cooked over an open flame and includes a variety of roasted coffees, beignets, omelets made to order, assorted fresh fruits, Mimosa’s made of hand-squeezed orange juice and the finest of champagnes.   Lunches and dinners are specially tailored to tantalize the taste buds. Acclaimed Chef Ramsey will fly in to oversee the menus, cooking and serving of meals with the finest of all-natural ingredients from Nerdin Gardens. This is a personally crafted, luxurious all-inclusive 3-day vacation, specifi...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Nerdin Gardens: A Wee, Busy Honey Bee I see a wee, busy Honey bee,Drifting toward a flowering tree. While working at feeding the nest.'Twas warily pressed to take a rest, It strives to perform for the hive,So the swarm may all remain alive. ~ Wanda Kubat-Nerdin in Nerdin Gardens Even bees need to take an occasional break in order to gain momentum once again and perform. Very seldom, have I witnessed one completely still on a blooming plant until ready to fly, going about it's day. We are so very thankful for the work ethic of the honey bees because it they shirked their responsibilities and duties like some humans, our garden would suffer greatly. They indeed are a gardeners true friend!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Be Aware: Straight Trees Often Have Crooked Roots. First appearances or impressions only last seconds and aren't always the best way to judge what is currently being presented. Hone in to the inner self, trusting your intuition, it's all about listening to instinct. The core voice can be a true guide in these cases. When your integrity is questioned by someone trying to quickly advance their situation, it's time to do some soul searching before taking a next step. Trust the gut when something seems very off in actions.  Asking questions nets solid answers from trusted sources, determining the course. My roots are intentionally well grounded, having spread, anchoring me securely to a higher real estate industry standard. While some people may appear to be trustworthy and straightforward ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
ActiveRain Point Store - I Want It All! We realized that a vacation will be needed after treating guests to luxurious spa treatments, world-class musical entertainment, cooking plus serving cocktails at The Legendary Silo. More than one offering is in-store for us.   Golf is a favorite pastime for us and friends. Joining Carol Williams at a seaside escape with grand accommodations, the Pebble Beach Resort is just what is needed to stretch the legs. Driving rolling fairways and chipping onto pristine greens can be challenging. Relaxing afterwards with a drink in hand and a meal designed by an award winning chef tops it off nicely!  Inna Garten, the Barefoot Contessa is a favorite chef, Kathy Streib's point store offering has awakened the taste buds for a very special culinary treat! We h...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Real Talk: When Just Fishing Agent calls on behalf of client to ask several questions about a listing. I gladly answer, then inquired if an offer was in the works. She said, "He's fishing." "I said, "When he returns, please ask your client." She then said, "No, no, he's just fishing!"  Ohhhhh!...HE'S JUST FISHING! She went on to tell me this was not his first 'testing of the waters', that he has been 'just fishing'  for more than 2+ years. Purchasing a home two years ago would have bought a home that fit the search criteria, including price point. Now that prices have gone up, nothing comes close to fulfilling his wants and needs. Oh well...If I was fishing right now in the middle of our favorite lake, a good size trout would fulfill the Wish List right now!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Nerdin Gardens: Taking a Pea Just when I was getting ready to take a pea in the back yard garden, I was suddenly interrupted by an unexpected but welcome visitor!  Satisfaction comes from being able to pick fresh fruits and vegetables early mornings or later in the day when the temperatures start cooling, knowing they are organic as nature intended. #NerdinGardens2022 #MyPeasInAPod #BackYardGardenHumor
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Iffin Winn of Nerdinshire A wee, lovely girl was born unto the royal Winn family of Nerdinshire. She was a quick learner, especially when it came to manners. The please’s and thank you’s came quickly and her curtsy was simply adorable! Iffin and the family attended many special engagements on behalf of the royal family throughout the year, such as christenings or weddings and more public events. Most often, she became the center of attention. Children of royal means were expected to follow a higher standard of attire than other young villagers. Her gowns were made of the finest crushed velvet in all the kingdom, though the tulle skirting underneath the dresses she wore, irritated the skin when she moved, causing a most painful rash.  IIffin became very sad, sitting still while all the o...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Southern Utah Adventure List: Veyo Pool & Crawdad Canyon Some friends were planning a trip to southern Utah from Las Vegas, Nevada to vacation with their daughter and three grandkids. They asked me for places of interest that were geared toward the younger set.  Remembering when our two boys were growing up, they enjoyed the Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon. What is more fun than playing in a spring-fed swimming hole and hunting for crawdads along the river bank?  There is also a campground, a grill and over 200 routes in the canyon for climbers to enjoy. It's a great way to unplug the kids from the digital world and get them out in the fresh air and exploring the great outdoors!  It's typically 12-15 degrees cooler in Crawdad Canyon than St. George, Utah during the summer months in the can...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St. George Utah Luxury Home in Southgate Hills...SOLD!  After successfully closing and recording, the sellers are able to move on and buyers to move in. Was honored to work with the sole owners of the home, who my husband and I have known for more than 20 years. Not often is a property as well-maintained or cared for as this one, which made it easy to show and attract feet through the door. The process from start to finish further solidified our long-standing relationship! Congratulations to all, this is truly and one-of-a-kind, home sweet home!  Former St. George Area Parade home with 2,836 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage in Southgate Hills by Sunwest Development with AMAZING VIEWS, the finest of finishes.    Custom Cabinetry Throughout Granite Counte...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Nerdin Gardens: MANtaining, MANaging and MANual Labor Every new growing season brings a great share of excitement in awe of nature's ways plus challenges to be met in the back yard garden. Warm temperatures, nutrient rich soil, adequate sunshine, weeding by hand and plentiful water creates an optimum growth environment.  My husband Michael has a green thumb. He enjoys MANtaining the plant material and possesses the ability to encourage favorable outcomes while also creating beautiful, relaxing spaces for everyone's enjoyment.  Nurturing a home garden is akin to MANaging a business.  All systems must be in place, a strong work ethic is required plus proper planning, trouble shooting with a strong foundation in gardening knowledge.  Consistency with follow through is ultra-important for f...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Commission-Baited Breath Stinks! Recently, in the Q & A, Will Hamm asked about how many touches agents made each day and how. Some may phone daily or weekly, others practice a once a month routine or send out mailings to remain top of mind. There is no right or wrong way to retain or bring in new clientele, unless it egregiously interferes with established real estate relationships. Some agents are ultra-aggressive, marring or crossing ethical lines to gain more business at any cost. Many think they'll never get caught or be reported. Some Examples of Commission-Baited Breath:A fellow member bypassed me on FB, directly private messaging a friend who asked for an agent referral to buy a house in her area. Friend contacted me. I confronted agent and, of course she denied it! Buying a cell...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Made you L👀K! Experienced agents share their tenure and experience to demonstrate they are capable of successfully handling sales transactions. Occasionally, consumers meet those that lack a higher standard of professionalism.  That may be a sign to L👀K for someone with good interpersonal skills, who possesses the ability to effectively negotiate and can maintain composure, even in stressful situations. One who also will put you in first place. Avoid those who possess the following characteristics...Overconfident in abilities: Boasting or using puffery to impress is disingenuous and can be felt a mile away. Those new to the industry may push their performance as better than that of those with more expertise. Lack of preparation: Arriving late relays lack of care and respect for the peop...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Break Neck Speeds Kill Deals! Being prepared when new business opportunities come along means a sincere commitment when serving buyer or seller consumers. I still get giddy with the anticipation of making new, lasting connections or re-connecting with past clients, whether they are buying or selling property. Through the years I have learned to avoid rushing, to settle down, take everything down a notch, it creates a winning strategy. Slowing the process down to a step-by-step guideline allows a smoother, seamless transaction with less chance for hurried mistakes or potential misunderstandings. For buyers, that includes: Qualifying up front with a reputable, local lender Getting all documentation signed prior to viewing homes Making an informed offer that best represents the market Nego...
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