Retha's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC



If you have ever visited Chestertown over the Memorial Day weekend, you know about the Tea Party Festival.  If not, you should come!!  It's a re-enactment of throwing tea in protest of taxes.  A wonderful weekend full of good food, fun, history, activities for kids, a wonderful time to explore Ch...
Posted almost 6 years ago
My sellers living in upstate NY, and this property has been a rental.  Needs a lot of work and " loving".  Comps show it should be around 189,000.   Despite multiple conversations AND emails with comps, very low activity in a steadily improving market, I can't get my seller below 219,000.    We h...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Some of our newbies in our office get so frustrated when the phone constantly rings for the top producers, which, boy oh boy.... do I understand their frustration.   I was in their shoes, not so long ago.  The answer, for me, was being THERE.  Being in the office, being available if someone gets ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Tonight was an event hosted by BAAR -- and as I looked around the room, we had so much talent, so many hard working Realtors, relaxing and enjoying camaraderie, looking at ease.  And I though, wow!   Not one of them,  had their cell phones.  This was a fund raiser, for Christmas in July, a benefi...
Posted almost 6 years ago
I recently had a post about Curb Appeal.   I asked my sellers to paint the front door and hang a wreath -- and put a potted plant out.   Here is the before picture:  And the After (of course, it is spring!)  One day later -- I had two showings from drivebys,  one is coming back with Hubby... Tota...
Posted about 6 years ago
Can you just imagine waking up and having a cup of tea on your front porch here?  The dock at the foot of High St is a quick block away, walk to Play it Again Sams to visit, get your bagel, have dinner at the Imperial Hotel, cocktails start at 5:00 on Friday!   The Streetscape is amazing on High ...
Posted about 6 years ago
 I have a listing that is so adorable on the inside, great starter home, but no curb appeal.  My sellers have to get x amount of $$$ out of the sale.  The problem was there was nothing attractive about the front of the house.  Just a basic rancher with beige siding - a white door, plain, just get...
Posted about 6 years ago
 Awesome day -- spent with Suzanne and Rob N.... looking for their dream "fixer-upper, a six week journey.  They finally decided on a home near the Chesapeake Bay, needs work, but they are up for it.  Offer wrote -- time to wait now... Always fun waiting!
Posted about 6 years ago
 April 12-13, 2008 Spring Art Show -- at the Mainstay - Rock Hall Open from 10 am to 5 pm, Professional Artist Free Admission April 19, 2008 Bettertown Beach Day -- Official clean up -- Join local businesses, civic groups and volunteer to help Clean up the JEWEL of the BAY April 26, 2008 Mutt Str...
Posted about 6 years ago

Retha Arrabal

GRI, Associate Broker
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