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  • Midwest Minute- May 16/18- “Steps to Getting a Property on the Market”

    Steps to Getting a Property on the Market It usually starts with a phone call, “Hi Vern, we are thinking of selling our property, what do we need to do?” There is a lot of “behind the scenes” preparation needed before I even meet with you, starting with pulling the land title. Why, you may …

  • Midwest Minute- May 9/18- “Straight Shooting”

    Straight Shooting It could be said that I have routinely disappointed folks across 5,000 square miles this spring. Not everybody though; the owners of farmland are smiling. I have provided close to forty valuations in the last two weeks; frankly it has been a grueling schedule. The long winter suddenly became summer, and with the …

  • Midwest Minute- May 2/18- “Make the Move”

    Make the Move This article is targeted at individuals and couples who have decided to downsize from their current family home, acreage, or farm. The rest of you can turn the page; unless of course, you are adult children of parents seeking a significant life change. In which case, be supportive, but don’t get in …

  • Midwest Minute- April 25/18- “Being Real”

    Being Real I have never been one to hide my feelings or varnish over the truth. Ask me for a perspective and you will get one. I try my best not to be harsh about the realities of the current market, but if you want facts on which to base your decision, I will strive …

  • Midwest Minute- April 18/18- “Interesting People”

    Interesting People I have been a Realtor for fifteen years, meeting literally thousands of people along the way during my career. To be invited into someone’s life, even for a short while, is an honor and can leave you with lasting memories. Some clients have become friends while there has been a few I would …


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