Thursday, January 5, 2023 / by Carolyn Crispin
Gone are the days of showing 28 homes over 3 days to a client because there just aren't 28 homes to show the same client anymore. People have been waiting for the market to crash since 2019 and although prices are started to modestly drop, they won't bottom out while the housing inventory continues to be so low.
In 2020, right after the pandemic lockdown, we thought that would be the end of our careers. Little did we know investors and buyers were going to come out of the wood work to make moves in real estate while the competition with other clientele was lower because of the pandemic induced lock downs. Because we carry a massive heart of integrity, empathy and ethics, it was painful to see so many buyers lose out on homes they needed because they couldn't compete with cash in a multiple offer situation.
We even started adding in escalation clauses. These were placed in the special agreements section of a sale contract stating that the buyer was willing to pay $1,000 over ...
Thursday, September 3, 2020 / by Carolyn Crispin
My name is Elisha Conner and I am a Buyer Specialist (agent) with the Crispin Team at Keller Williams Tri-Lakes. I also work in social media marketing so I am online often which exposes me to data such as where people are in life and where they want to be.
Through daily posts online, I witness the strong desire for success. There is an even stronger desire for more time with our families and the financial freedom we were created to experience.
With so many people experiencing change in their lives and careers it seems a door has opened that will not be shut. The door to your minds have been opened and you're ready to make the move to a place where the ceilings are already broken by those that came before you, paving a way for you to change your family's life.
Although hourly and salary positions can have a sense of security, we all know the day the door closes on a job, that security is immediately ripped away from you and sometimes without warning or time to plan for ...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / by Carolyn Crispin
Who Was Saint Patrick?
The Origin of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day celebrates Irish culture and heritage originally set up as a religious day of feasting in honor of the great, late Saint Patrick.
Before we celebrate tonight, do you know who St. Patrick was?
Most assume he was a leprechaun or an Irish man that drank green beer in pubs.
In fact, St. Patrick was quite the opposite. He was a patron saint of Ireland and a missionary.
Saint Patrick was not born Irish, but of Scottish decent. He was the grandson of a priest and the son of a deacon.
For many years of his life he spent his time as a missionary converting pagans to Christianity.
Today's celebration of this Irish holiday, in honor a Scottish man, has been associated with shamrocks.
What's the relation?
St. Patrick would use a 3-leaf clover (shamrock) to explain the Holy Trinity of God to the Irish unbelievers, the pagans. Today, superstition suggests the 4-leaf clover is a sign of good luck, faith, hope and lO ...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 / by Carolyn Crispin
Celebrity names are hunting down commercial property in Branson, Missouri because of the millions of tourists that come through each year looking to be entertained, wined and dined.
The Crispin Team at Keller Williams Tri-Lakes took a trip to the new Paula Deen’s Family Restaurant, downtown on the Landing, right before Christmas break. Inside the big double doors awaits a country merchandise paradise with retail items you can’t find anywhere else.
The country French interior decorating makes for a bright, cheery environment with a “relax, you’re at home” vibe. As we were greeted by the hostess with a smile, we were sat at a large oversized booth large enough for 10 or more. A lot of times, when going out to eat as a large group, you will find restaurants cannot accommodate your party sitting together, well Paula Deen can!
Our waitress was warm, welcoming and accommodating to the fullest. The energy inside of an establishment with positive spirited r ...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 / by Carolyn Crispin
Does returning a Christmas gift resemble rejection, a lack of gratitude or does it demonstrate resourcefulness?
I remember when I was a little child if there was anything less than supreme excitement shown over every gift opened by someone in the family it was harshly frowned upon. I remember even if it was a small gift that you didn’t even ask for, as a child, it was your job to make everyone feel good about spending their hard-earned cash on you for the holidays. This is not necessarily how you teach gratitude, but somehow I found my way to it.
How the times have changed. I have witnessed, with my own eyes, a child opening up a gift, looking at the parent in disgust and then vocalizing that they didn’t like the gift and had no idea why that adult had thought to gift that child something they didn’t ask for. If grandma found out you returned your roller blades to the store to exchange for something else, her heart was hurt and the Christmas fun was dampened by th ...