jim valentine: Northern Nevada Real Estate Critical Short Sale Timing - 12/23/12 07:38 AM
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jim valentine: Douglas Pop Warner Little Scholars Awards Three Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in Carson Valley - 06/10/11 09:05 PM
Douglas Pop Warner Little Scholars Awards Three Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in Carson Valley 
The Douglas Pop Warner Board of Directors recently awarded their 2011 Scholarships.  DPW gives two $1,000 scholarships to graduating Seniors that played Pop Warner primarily based on their essay on the topic "What Pop Warner meant to me."  According to President, Jim Valentine, this year the candidates were of such quality that the Board decided to award a third $1,000 scholarship.  Scholarship recipients are Douglas High seniors Adrian Romanowitz, Dillon Spates and Ben Reed. 
Dillon Spates, award winning football player, state wrestling champion, and recipient of a … (2 comments)

jim valentine: He Drives A Desk All Week and A John Deere All Weekend! - 08/01/09 01:26 PM
He Drives A Desk All Week and A John Deere All Weekend!
One of our major goals was to move to the country in our beautiful Carson Valley Nevada where we could have some space; some land and … my childhood dream … own a few horses!
Well … dreams do come true … and we have them all! Or, maybe I should say, they have us! Even though it is a labor of love … space, land, and horses (donkeys too!) do come with a few strings!
They all need to be attended to and cared for! Here’s a … (7 comments)

jim valentine: Time To Train The Tiger Coaches ... Pop Warner Football! ... Our Community Service - 08/01/09 11:13 AM
 
Football and Tiny Tigers!  It's Pop Warner time in Carson Valley!  Here's a great post from Jim Valentine, President of Douglas Pop Warner!  Enjoy!
 
Its time to train the coaches.  Football is coming and our young Pop Warner athletes will be hitting the fields in the next couple of weeks.  Some come with trepidation, can they really do it?  Others come with great anticipation ... they've been waiting for the first day of practice since they walked off the field of their last game last season.  They will soon be blended in to a wonderful team of Douglas Tigers.
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jim valentine: Real Estate Sales Wisdom in a Drumstick® Ice Cream Cone - 07/18/09 09:53 AM
This is a very innovative post from Tom Ferry.  I have had the pleasure of coaching with tom!  He has amazing insight and perspective.  Enjoy!


 
Summer’s here and in my house that means Jr. Lifeguards daily, tons of sand and sunscreen, loads of pool time and family barbeques, complete with ice cream.
The other night my sons and I were enjoying one of those classic ice cream treats called “Drumsticks”. You know the ones … Peanut pieces on top of vanilla ice cream, swirled with chocolate in an old fashion sugarcone. (I forgot how good they were … (3 comments)

jim valentine: Born Again American ... Watch This Video! ... www.bornagainamerican.org - 07/11/09 07:10 PM
I received this via an email from a friend! I think it's great, it really touched me, and wanted to share it with all of you! There is a whole website with additional information and other video clips on their website at ww.bornagainamerican.org It's a bit past the 4th of July, but it's never too late to stand up for what we believe in! Enjoy! … (7 comments)

jim valentine: I Genuinely Enjoy Working With Professional Agents Who Know The Right Thing To Do ... And ... Do It! - 07/10/09 12:10 AM
I Genuinely Enjoy Working With Professional Agents Who Know The Right Thing To Do ... And ... Do It!
There is a great agent in our local community, Ashley, who works down the road at another office.  She not brand new, been selling a couple three years!  I've sort of watched her here and there, I was always impressed at how she worked and how she handled herself!
Recently she showed a listing that we had in a very popular family neighborhood.  The house was a little gem, bought by an investor at foreclosure.  The prior owner maintained the house until the … (11 comments)

jim valentine: Wordless Wednesday Offering ... Carson Valley - 07/08/09 09:04 AM
Wordless Wednesday Offering  ... Carson Valley
Our brother-in-law is a wonderful artist.  This is another example of his beautiful work show casing our wonderful Carson Valley.  Last week we featured his painting  Sierra Nevadas.  Enjoy!
 
 
Carson Valley
The Carson Valley in Northern Nevada has the drama of light and shadow in all seasons. The Sierra Nevada range rises straight up from the valley floor. I liked the brightness of the cottonwood trees and desert Rabbitbrush up against the blue-purple mountains on this fall day.
Contact Jim by email: art@promessi.com.
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Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors … (6 comments)

jim valentine: Papa, The Grandsons, And A Big Red Rocket ... Happy Fourth of July! - 07/04/09 07:31 PM
Papa, The Grandsons, And A Big Red Rocket ... Happy Fourth of July!
All day, all night, and all day again with the grandsons for the Fourth of July is a wonderful way to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as citizen of this great country! 
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" translated this weekend for to "BBQ Ribs, Irrigating the Fields with Papa, Swimming in the Canal, Sleeping Outside in the Travel Trailer, and ... Launching a Big Red Rocket!

 Out To the Field for the Launch!

Pumping Up the Pressure!
 
Blast Off!
 
Wishing You All … (13 comments)

jim valentine: Who Needs Photo Shop When We Live In Carson Valley, Nevada? - 07/04/09 03:42 PM
Who Need Photo Shop When We Live In Carson Valley, Nevada?
Yesterday morning I was up early, blogging a bit and sipping some coffee to start the day, I noticed some beautiful sunrise clouds above the Sierras.   The cool crisp morning is my favorite time of the day!
 
For All Your Northern Nevada Real Estate Needs visit us at www.carsonvalleyland.com or Search MLS
Email Lisa and Jim   Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine  RE/MAX Realty Affiliates  Gardnerville, Nevada
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jim valentine: Sometimes Mother Nature Lights Up The Sky! Happy Fourth Of July To You All! - 07/04/09 11:15 AM
Sometimes Mother Nature Lights Up The Sky!  Happy Fourth Of July To You All!
We are always amazed at the truly lovely sunsets that grace our skyline every evening!  Carson Valley is such a beautiful spot to live and work!  We count our blessings daily! 
For all your Northern Nevada Real Estate Needs visit www.carsonvalleyland.com or email Lisa wetzel and Jim Valentine 

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jim valentine: 1762 Torina ... Minden, Nevada 89423 Amazing New Price! - 06/29/09 09:58 AM
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jim valentine: 318 Stillwater Drive, Dayton, Nevada 89403 ... Back On Market! A Great Family Home Available aGAIN! - 06/29/09 09:46 AM
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jim valentine: LOL Friday ... Get Out Of The Car! - 06/26/09 10:42 AM
Here's a very funny news paper article that was sent to my by my sis.  It's suppose to be a true story!
I just laughed and laughed while reading it ... I hope you all do too!
Happy Laugh Out Loud Friday!

 
 
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Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine RE/MAX Realty Affiliates 1320 Hwy 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-781-5472        Lisa 775-781-3704        Jim 775-781-3703        Jessie www.carsonvalleyland.com www.experienceispriceless.blogspot.com carsonvalleyland@hotmail.com
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jim valentine: Wordless Wednesday ... Enjoying The Simple Things In Life - 06/24/09 05:30 AM
Buster Watching The Grandsons Swim In The Irrigation Ditch

Life's Simple Pleasures Are The Best

Lisa Wetzel / Jim Valentine   RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 1320 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV  89410
775-781-5472  carsonvalleyland@hotmail.com   www.carsonvalleyland.com
Serving Carson Valley, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, Carson City, Dayton, Smith Valley since 1976.
Call us for your Northern Nevada real estate needs.
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jim valentine: Today ... Wachovia Did A Great Thing! - 06/23/09 09:49 PM
Today ... Wachovia Did A Great Thing!
We have a tough deal that we have worked through for months!  We have jumped through hoop after hoop!
We thought we were finally moving toward a close and ... BOOM! ... the appraisal didn't come in!
C@#P! 
Now what?
We asked Wachovia to take a lesser payoff. 
Not in the cards!  No Way! Isn't going to happen!
Guess What!  It happened!
They reconsidered the next day  ...  the Short Sale Coordinator made a second call to ask them!
Yeah!  Lezlee Bickson, Northern Nevada Title in Carson City, Nevada!
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jim valentine: The Ethereal Feeling Created By A Thunderstorm - 06/18/09 07:45 AM
Here's a beautiful photo of an approaching thunderstorm over the Carson Valley!  Thanks Jim!


This was taken from our office window a couple of weeks ago.  The feeling was quite ethereal as we got ready for the violence of the storm.  It rained, and cleared up, of course.  These moments remind us of the power and beauty of Mother Nature.  Look around the clouds - they are really three dimensional.  The mountain, Jobs Peak, is about 8-9 miles away - this is a very big set of clouds.
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jim valentine: Here's A Glorious Example Of The Beauty Of Carson Valley, Nevada! - 06/17/09 07:27 PM
Here's a glorious example of the beauty of Carson Valley. 
Jobs Peak looking her best.  Many people think that Nevada is all desert and sagebrush.  There are many beautiful agricultural valleys like our that offer some wide open green spaces!
The majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains run the border between California and Northern Nevada and provide a stunning backdrop for our northern Nevada Communities!

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jim valentine: Nevada Realtors Will Soon Be Allowed to Perform BPO's For A Wide Variety of Reasons - 06/15/09 07:29 PM
Nevada Realtors Will Soon Be Allowed to Perform BPO's For A Wide Variety of Reasons
Here's an excerpt from our Nevada Association of Realtors Weekly Report.
This is great news for those of us in Nevada who have been providing BPO's for Asset Management Companies and REO Lenders.
Prior to the passage of this legislation agents in Nevada were limited in the scope of BPO's that we could provide.  We were only allowed to prepare BPO's if we were attempting to obtain a listing.   This new legislation will open the door for all of us who would like to expand the … (3 comments)

jim valentine: I Love A Parade ... Small Town America At Its Finest - 06/14/09 12:34 PM
The 99th Carson Valley Days parade brought smiles and joy to the many that watched and participated in it.  It is a special event that includes the youth of our community, local businesses, politicians, and assorted government agencies in a parade of community support and pride.
This year was as good as ever.  Grand Marshal Jo Jo Townsell, local citizen and famous ex-football player, kicked it off.  His parade ended when the beautiful convertible he was riding in broke down and was pushed to the end by the volleyball girls that were following him.  True community team work.
We had Miss … (2 comments)

 
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine have been selling real estate in Northern Nevada over 33 years. They work at RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville, Nevada. All blog entries are based on their combined experience working daily as top producing real estate agents in their market. Feel free to post your questions or comments.


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