Happy New Year 2023

Happy New Year 2023!


If you were born around the year 2000, you won’t be able to relate to this. Was there ever a time in your younger years when you calculated how old you would be in the year 2000 or was it just me? I remember sitting in my elementary classroom around the year 1985 trying to figure out how old I would be. And now as I sit down to write my new year letter, I just typed the year 2023. Wow. Just wow. 


I want to indulge you with a story, and it does relate to real estate so stick with me. My dad is usually the person whom I call when I am driving all around town. Since a big part of my job now involves driving, I get to speak to him often, which is amazing. Every single time he answers the phone, it is with his most exuberant voice. He either greets me with “Mollster!” or “Hey Molly! How are ya?!” If you know my dad, you can probably hear him saying it. And he is genuinely excited to talk to me. One of these days I will record it for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him. So this particular morning I get my usual greeting, but I respond with the most somber voice I can muster. “I just got fingerprinted at the police station downtown” I say to him. He gets really serious, “Am I your one phone call?” I can’t hold it any longer and burst out laughing. “No. I need fingerprints for my Iowa Realtor License.” Relief settled over him and we continued our usual banter. 


I took my Iowa licensing test back in October, and I have just finalized my paperwork for the Iowa Real Estate Commission for their final review, fingerprints and all, which was on my to-do list for 2022. So if you or anyone you know is looking for real estate in Iowa, I hope you’ll think of me. 


Thank you to those of you who read my blogs (that’s you!), put my magnets on your fridges, and think of me when the people you know and love are looking for a realtor. My goals for this year are pretty big and I couldn’t crush them without all of your help. 


Hope you and your family have an amazing 2023!


Your favorite realtor,