I think it’s a few minutes before it’s officially spring, but this is close enough. I looked for a bouquet of daffodils, which have been my sign of spring from way back but they don’t seem to sell them anymore. I opted for a bouquet of daisies, which also make me smile.


Too bad short sales aren’t making me smile. I had a client who wondered if a short sale meant a short time to close. Don’t we wish! The banks are so overloaded short sales feel more like long sales…with waits of a month or more just for a response of any kind.

Of course on the flip side is getting a property for a good price…something that can make a buyer smile. For now since I have multiple clients waiting to learn if that is true I’ll have to settle for daisies…they have such a sunny look they always brighten my day.

Happy spring!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailWebsite

About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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