Monday, December 31, 2007

I did it!!!

Well, I did it! I passed my final assignment for my Real Estate Broker's course. For those of you who don't know all the "ins and outs" of real estate, a broker is usually the office manager or owner of a real estate company. Every real estate office in BC must have a broker. A broker is basically responsible for the conduct of all the Realtors in the office and is responsible for the day to day operations of the office including the trust accounts and all usual "office stuff".
So now I have to register for the exam. The next date available is February 14. So now I study!!! The exam is 3 hours long and is in essay form. So a short paragraph or 2 for each questions. From what I understand the exam really does take the whole 3 hours!
So now I have to study, study, study!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Other Stuff!

So, it's beginning to slow down, a wee bit around the office. People are switching into holiday mode. It seems like most people don't buy real estate between the middle of December and January. So us Realtors, start doing mail outs etc. So you might hear from your Realtor shortly! Dean and I are planning stuff for January.

Now for something completely different...
Since I've posted a couple of pictures of "The Bear" I thought it was time for everyone to see the 18 pounds of pure muscle that dominates her! Introducing....Belle the amazing 7 year old Lhasa/Pom/Maltese.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

"The Bear"

My "little" Bear is growing up. She's 7 months old now, and pretty much fully grown. So this is what my son does to her! He puts Belle's sweater on her! Belle is out little "all muscle" Lhasa/Pom/Maltese. She weighs 18 pounds (pure muscle), she can take down the Bear! So anyway this picture is "poor little" Bear in Belle's sweater!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Something I won't be doing!

I found this on another blog that I read ( It's kind of geeky, but I know the guy that writes it and yes, he is kind of geeky, but in a nice, non-geeky way!

This is something I won't be doing, unless it's on my Harley!!! (Oh yeah, I've done that!! And sold the place too!)
Pedal Powered Real Estate

I bet there’s a market for this in South Minneapolis:

House hunting for the health conscious

A real estate brokerage company in Colorado has branded itself around the idea of using bicycles to tour homes for sale. Pedal To Properties, based in Boulder, was founded in an effort to “combine health and home,” according to the company’s Web site.

Biking is a much better way to get a feel for a neighborhood than driving. A biking agent could surely build a business around hooking up the Minneapolis biking community with homes in bike-friendly neighborhoods.

It must be winter!

It's that time of year again, when I get feeling, BLAH!!! It's seem's like I don't get enough sleep (although I sleep 9 - 10 hrs per night), morning's are tough. I'll be so glad when winter's over. I think I've said that before!

But anyway, I trudge on! I've joined the local gym in town, I've been faithfully working out in the morning Monday to Friday. I'm there for about an hour. I use the treadmill for 25 min, then onto the ladies weight circuit. So, maybe this will help me fight the winter blahs.

Real Estate is still very busy for this time of year. That's a great thing. Dean & I are still doing at least one to two new deals per week. So, it's interesting, and I'm still learning. I've got one more assignment to do for my Broker's licence, then the test!! It always seems like the last one is the toughest to do, but, I'll trudge through that too. It will be worth it in the long run!

Hope I didn't depress you too much with this posting, but, it's how I feel at the moment. I am very fortunate though, I have a fantastic job, a great husband and family, and a great person to work with (The Dean). So that is why I carry on through my most "blah" time of the year!

Monday, December 3, 2007


I really dislike snow! Yes, it's looks pretty, but.....I hate shoveling, I'm really scared of the ice.

A few years ago, I slipped on the ice and broke my wrist. Since then, ice scares me! At the moment, we have freezing rain and my driveway is a sheet of ice. I threw down some salt and I'm waiting for it to work, so I can shovel the ice.

Just remember, each day we are one day closer to spring!