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Joni Mitchell paints a lovely picture of idealism versus reality when she wrote the song; Both Sides Now.  Some of us look at clouds with such wonder and optimism... like ice cream castles in the air.  Others look at clouds as blocking the sun; raining and snowing on everyone.  Recently, I had a ...
05/14/2020
I was 10 years old when I became keenly aware of my mother's love for coffee.  She labored over a percolator, barely able to stand on her feet while leaning into the counter for balance, as she carefully measured the right amount of water and coffee grounds.  When she was done, we both eagerly wa...
04/21/2020
It's not often that we experience the luxury of time standing still.  The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse of what the world feels like on pause.  Is it a blessing, or a curse?  Or perhaps both?!Our family experienced a very personal pause 1.5 years ago when my hubby was diagnosed with a ...
04/14/2020
As new information continues to evolve regarding the Coronavirus, so does the need to address potential health issues that impact the real estate industry.  Some states have created a Coronavirus Addendum, addressing the need for escrow extensions due to unforeseen delays.  Some real estate broke...
03/18/2020
I've often said... character doesn't shine when things are going hunky-dory.  Who needs refining around the edges when business is booming, money is plentiful, love is ever abounding, and toilet paper is in huge supply?  Everyone, said no one!Character SHINES when the $#IT hits the fan!Are you gr...
03/15/2020
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The Blessed Blogger.  After several years of using the pen name; The Naked Blogger, I wanted to choose a new pen name that would give me joy, and perhaps better reflect my happy and blessed soul.What's the inspiration behind the name?  Very simply, I've been blessed with a loving family, wonderfu...
03/11/2020
Coronavirus - He Did What?!  I received a text from one of my agents, who said one of our local mortgage brokers has coronavirus.  I asked where she heard this, and she forwarded me a Facebook post written by the local mortgage broker, which said that he "just got diagnosed with the Coronavirus" ...
03/09/2020
Several years ago, I took some staging courses and became a certified Stager.  My intent was to use the skills I learned to accessorize my marketing plan by adding a complimentary staging consult to my listing package.  The investment has paid off in spades.When I take a new listing, I spend a co...
03/04/2020
It's no surprise that Oregon touts the Nation's 10th-fastest rate of net migration.  What does this mean?  People are moving to Oregon and not leaving.  Here are 7 reasons why people love Oregon.Oregon is beautiful.  You don't have to drive far to experience towering redwood trees, clean coastal ...
02/18/2020
You can tell a lot about a person by observing the way they interact with others.  Are they attentive or distracted by chaos?  Are they in a rush, or do they exude patience?  Are their words kind, or wrought with sarcasm and discontent?  Do they listen intently, or prefer to be heard?  Do they an...
02/05/2020
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson

The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
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