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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
High Density is a Developer's Dream Land remains a most valuable investment and builder's often maximize their profits by subdividing it into smaller footprints when developing residential housing. Crowding reduces construction costs but can create strained infrastructure when essential commercial services lag behind buyer demand.   Thankfully, consumers can choose their way of life according to their credit, stream of income, employment and Wants/Wish List. Whether it be a condo in a walkable neighborhood, mixed with commercial businesses,  or a sprawling mansion in a 24-hour gated community. Below are some examples. Single Family HomesStand alone residences typically garner a higher price but are much preferred because of more choices when it comes to architecture styles, sizes and ya...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Summer in Southern Utahhh Is Heating Up! A potential buyer was looking at recent temperatures in southern Utah and is not sure he wants to move here, as it is hot! 🔥 I responded with..."The beauty of living in the high desert is abundant sunshine, typically exceeding 300 days a year.  Besides, you can always remain indoors on hotter days." Plus:In an arid climate, there is less mold, mildew and allergens that can trigger flare-ups and the sun gives the body a boost to Vitamin D levels. Golfing on championship courses, hiking, running, biking, fishing, camping and gazing up at star-filled skies are just a few of the activities you can enjoy year-round.  Also:Spending time in nature is known to have a calming effect, especially with the scenic hardscapes, state and National Parks. Winters...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Eating at Your Table New to the neighborhood, a homeowner began preparing a meal in anticipation for many people to celebrate the special occasion. He asked his daughter to contact relatives and friends to eat with them. His daughter, who was physically challenged went down the list, calling everyone they knew, then rolled her wheelchair around the neighborhood, asking them to help unload the moving truck.  After several minutes, a small group of people arrived, apparently the rest were too busy to help. Those who came, ate and drank, staying well into the evening. Afterwards, the stunned father turned to his daughter and said,  “The people who showed up I didn’t know. So, where are our relatives and friends?" The daughter replied,  “Those who came out of their homes came to help us tod...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Nerdin Gardens: Talk Dirt To Me It's thirsty work to keep all plants watered properly in Nerdin Gardens and I always pro-seed with caution. Too much and bottom rot occurs, too little and the leaves on plants wilt and then there's pesky pests to contend with, specifically those that bore into the stems.  There’s never a dill moment around here plus remembering to sow between the lines makes plants happy. They will talk dirt, out loud even! This is what was heard this morning when picking fruits and vegetables for a garden salad later today for me and My Honey... "I love you so bunch.""My rooting heart beets for you!""It’s party thyme, I be-leaf in you.""I love peas and quiet.""You are one in a melon!" A well tended garden pays off in gratituitous affection especially when we are mint to ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
In One...Out The Other In an industry built on truth, consistency and accuracy, there are times when that all can and will be tested. Recently, during a transaction in progress, the title company gave out incorrect information regarding signer authorization on a contract. It created an atmosphere of distrust, immediately. The excuse, when asked why this company would allow a rep to be customer facing, if lacking in work experience. "Oh, she shouldn't have given that information to you." Utter nonsense, in my opinion!  If the source is unreliable when expertise is expected, it can be detrimental to all involved. From a professional standpoint, the company fell short. The erroneous remark almost halted forward progression. With fraud increasing in numbers every day, consumers need to trus...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Our Annual 4th of July Dinner Menu for 2024   It's Independence Day again, folks. You know, the one day of the year where all Americans can feel FREE to celebrate to our heart's content, despite some people adamantly complaining and moaning about the noise?   Ignore them and do what sings to your ever-loving, patriotic heart!   For dinner: We will be serving Freedom burgers in Allegiance with a United side of All-American fries plus Constitutionally, Patriotic-packed beverages. For dessert, enjoy a slice of home-made, Justified apple pie. Musical entertainment at the Legendary Silo to be provided by the Red, White and Blues Band.   At dusk, the National Anthem will Proudly play, followed by an Independently unparalleled, Declarated fireworks display.  It Stands to be Indivisible! Won't...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Glad-handing Feels Icky Glad-handing means being overly friendly to people who have never met in person before, as a way of scoring an advantage. Also known as schmoozing or lavishing someone with compliments to impress, that often feel superficial. Politicians, celebrities and tik-tok performers regularly do this to gain a following. Admirers may also fawn over them, claiming to be their biggest fan, as an ulterior motive to gain favor or a closer position. Name-dropping is often played up. In business and life in general, I prefer a sincere, hands-on approach with a front-facing attitude. It tends to be a genuine way to get to know people and to further solidify relationships. Loyalty, for all the right reasons exists, believe it or not! Am more than willing to relay information that ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Nerdin Gardens: Growing a Bountiful Bouquet Granted, many of our work days are spent searching for answers or solutions to the many problems that tend to arise at work. Knowing how to address, then redirect, quickly becomes so important to avoid strained relationships. Clients have questions, want solutions by looking for answers provided from people who are adept in the real estate industry. Turning off unecessary static after hours, encourages better emotional, spiritual and intellectual health. Busy workdays, howing homes or getting a property ready to list takes stamina. Remember to take care of yourself during those times. Here are a few tips to do in helping that along.• Stay hydrated: Drink water for clear thinking.• Deep breathing: Take a moment to calm the mind.  • Set boundari...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
It's a Wrap! Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge Many thanks to each of you for participating and offering a favorite recipe during the month of June. Kathy Streib and I enjoyed the variety of choices offered, especially those that were handed down through time. From pasta dishes to chicken kebobs to tasty sides and salads that compliment the summer season, they're all sure to please the palate! Here is a bonus, low calorie recipe with all produce picked from Nerdin Gardens. Fresh Lemon Cucumber Salad Prep Time 15 minutes | Serves 3 as a side dishIngredients• 2 (6 and 1/2 cups) large cucumbers• 1 cup cherry tomatoes• 1/2 cup yellow sweet bell pepper• 3 tablespoons parsley• 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest• 1 tablespoon olive oil• 1 and 1/2 t...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Nerdin Gardens: Sunday's Grateful Harvest Despite the heat of the summer, we managed to pull in an abundant day's harvest this morning, thanks to My Honey's green thumb and some extra TLC! Rather than allow our garden to become wilted or succumb to hot weather, a little extra watering and weeding is the solution. We are ever grateful for nature and the gifts from Nerdin Gardens that are bestowed upon us season after growing season. I predict a few fresh salads in our near future from garden to table. Happy Sunday all!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Silotastic Fiesta Corn Salad Fellow ActiveRainer’s, this recipe continues to be a spicy hit every time we serve this dish at our Silobrations. Simple to make, this one sings to the tastebuds in a most delightful way! It is often served with BBQ ribs and homemade macaroni salad. Many of the ingredients are taken from Nerdin Gardens and it takes approximately 30 minutes to make this recipe and it displays the colors of summer! Silotastic Fiesta Corn SaladIngredients:* 2 tablespoon olive oil* 6 ears fresh, shucked corn* 3 jalapenoes chopped fine* 4 green onions, sliced thin* 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped* 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper* 4 tablespoons mayonnaise* 3/4 cup sour cream* 1/2 cup Cotija cheese or more* 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika* 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper* 2 juiced limes Direc...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
If It Looks Like a Duck... First thing this morning, a family of ducks visited Nerdin Gardens for a quick rest before heading out to Pine Valley Reservoir.Aren't they adorable? 💛😆💛 Using a common sense approach, anyone can clearly see that those are not really ducks. They are crook neck squash from our back yard garden. Verification is necessary to reach a rational conclusion, if that is the goal. Small children may not be able to decipher reality from fantasy and because the squash does mimic the shape and color. To them they are indeed ducks! Some adults will agree with the premise rather than seeking the truth or questioning the validity of the claim. For them, it's easier to avoid a potential confrontation. In real estate, passive behavior serves no one in either party. Clients depe...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
 The Bumble Bee and Butterfly  Yesterday, a comment made by Kathy Streib sparked the memory of a post that was written 10 years ago that remains relevant today. I re-worked it and here is the result: Nature holds no grudges or ill will toward fellow creatures when diligently foraging for food. If they are the intended meal for a predator, that's different but as an industry professional, you can't eat your competition. It just isn't right, though cannabalism is not against the law. It's true! Cooperation is crucial to success. When realizing a client's sales goals whether buying or selling property, it's our responsibility to use diligence and utmost care when representing another person's interests and practice cooperation to achieve positive outcomes. That should always be the result....
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Not Interested, You say? The world has changed so much that when people raise valid concerns out of care and love about some important issues, the conversation becomes heated. Many struggle to remain composed or lash out unexpectedly when talking about things that directly affect them.  Seems they'd rather accept the adversity weighted upon them when struggling in their lives, instead of taking a proactive stance. Today, I saw a quote from an extremely smart, American novelist, writer and war correspondent, named Martha Gellhorn. It goes like this: 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 People often say. with pride, I'm not interested in politics. They might as well say, I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future.If we mean to keep any control over...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Moving Forward With Purpose Spending a cooler morning in the backyard garden, I am often awed when met with a Swallowtail or Monarch butterfly as they pass through. They tend to use Nerdin Gardens as a much needed rest stop, then off they go! Be more like a butterfly and move with momentum, on the go, prioritizing time, knowing its own expectations will be met. For us humans, there is no time to be still when loved ones and buyer/seller clients are dependent on us.Greeting the day with a Can-Do mindset and constant movement gains positive results. Just look at the life of this amazing creature, flitting here and there, taking little time to refresh and then moving forward with purpose.  Happy day all!
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Mom Becomes CEO (Chief Emotional Officer) of Son's New Business! As parents of two son's, we played several roles during their upbringing but enabling them, failed to make the To-Do List. Unfortunately, that has become a reflex for so many mom's and dad's out there, who wish for little Junior and sweet Jenny to succeed in life. Coddling and doing everything for them takes precedence over teaching them life skills like critical thinking, problem-solving skills, personal hygiene, how to cook, washing clothes, creating and remaining within a budget, plus effective communication skills. That is why so many end up back home when sent out into the world as adults! Mature decision-making involves taking into account all options and choosing the best course of action after giving it much though...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
And then she said, "The Chicken Is Dry." Once upon a time, using the good manners that momma taught and common courtesy were expected and respectfully carried through. Seems there is a disconnect today and some people think they are entitled to say whatever they wish with no consequences.  Our practices are old school, especially when it comes to entertaining. We make everyone feel welcome, feed them, play games and provide live music with some of the best bands in southern Utah. One woman was there only because her husband was playing on stage.  While heaping a plate with a variety of food, she said, "The Chicken Is Dry." My mother, a true, Georgia southerner, would have verbally cut her in half with a witty comeback or a swooning, Well, Bless Your Heart but she was told instead, "Then...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Nerdin Gardens: Thankful From My Heart and Soil! Our backyard garden has always been a true labor of love. Much time and effort toward preparing the soil, planting, nurturing the fruits and vegetables shows once harvesting begins. Being responsible gardeners rates high. Hot temperatures stalled new life momentarily, plus a wind storm snapped stalks and shredded leaves on the zucchini, watermelon and other squash varieties in some of the raised beds. Luckily, nature will overcome some of the destruction. Pulling the weeds manually as an all-natural method that takes diligence. Marigold flowers, praying mantis' and ladybugs work as pest control. Preventative maintenance allows optimum results during the growing season. As the fruits and vegetables in Nerdin Gardens begin to thrive, the fe...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
According to Z _ _ _ _ _, I have 0 sales in the last year. Attention Agents: You may have lost out on business because a well-known, national site touts the agents who pay for leads! We all know that consumers peruse this platform looking for properties in their local area. You should definitely type your name in and check out the results. It might be very telling! Pretty bold to report that, especially when I'm almost 20 years in this industry and just listed another property to sell. If the site is a real estate driven one, it should be held to the same ethical industry standards. Competition between agents can be fierce at best, especially when some base their business on volume, not necessarily creating long-term relationships with the people they represent when buying or selling.  ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Rest in Peace Joe & Gail Bailey. Your Lives Mattered! Perhaps you heard about the double homicide that happened in Washington City, Utah or maybe not. Seems like the media is suppressing much of this type of horrific news. Past clients, Joe & Gail were murdered in their home by their 28-year old, adult male child, who thought they deserved to die. https://www.fox13now.com/news/crime/washington-city-searching-for-suspect-after-man-and-woman-found-shot-dead Due to Collin's violent past of death threats, they had a restraining order against him. They were completely blindsided as he walked through their front door. Gail was killed first and then Collin turned the gun on his father, who struggled with debilitating ALS and was unable to run or defend himself. He then ran downstairs to kill h...
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