Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Where is the Right Place to Live?

Looking for the perfect house in the perfect location can be a challenge. How do I decide where the right place to live is?

Let's start with making a list.
  • Kid friendly
  • pet friendly
  • retiree destination
  • walkability
  • cultural experience
  • outdoor activities 
You may have other items on your list as well.

Now it's time to visit and learn about this place.
  • what are the challenges and issues this place is facing?
  • what are the good things happening in this area?
  • do nighttime visits look different than daytime visits? 
  • are you willing to accept both the good and bad?

If you're thinking about relocating as well as finding the perfect house, don't make the move from just one vacation visit. Considering just the good and bad might not be the best solution either. How does the locations make you feel? Are the people friendly. Can you see yourself living and thriving there? Does it feel welcoming?

When you need more information or would like to talk about moving, please give me a call. I would love to help.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Words We use

We all use common phrases and words when we talk with people but have you really stopped to think about what those words convey?

I recently read an article that made me re-think these phrases and words.

The first one that was mentioned was "no problem". It looks and sounds okay, but are you really being a bit resentful or is that implied?

The next word is one I hear from my kids all the time. "Whatever" It does annoy me but I've never stopped to consider that the reason it annoys me is the dismissal of my ideas. Do you really want a boss or co-worker to feel that way?

An then the saying, "It is what it is"  It really doesn't say too much about any thinking skills. No comment and a bit meaningless.

The ever present "Can't" is a no brainer as far as I'm concerned.  Not only is it negative but makes it sound as if you're not even willing to try to make an effort or maybe find another solution. 

What do you think Are there other words or phrases that don't really say what they mean?