Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: Thanks And Gratitude For This Time Of Year

Thanks And Gratitude For This Time Of Year

Thanks And Gratitude For This Time Of Year
Lisa wetzel and Jim valentine Thanks And Gratitude For This time Of Year
Thanks And Gratitude For This time Of Year!  It’s time for thankful reflections of gratitude. We are thankful for the continued ultra low interest rates that are enabling many to buy a home.  We are thankful for Confident Buyers and Realistic Sellers.  Real estate Agents that are helping Buyers and Sellers gain perspective to navigate these challenging times and not whining as they help them accomplish their goals.

We are thankful for the opportunity that young families can achieve and enjoy the American Dream of home ownership due to today’s low prices. For the amazing loan programs available that allow for a magical buying experience.  The fine standards of practice in the Northern Nevada real estate industry including escrow officers, lenders, inspectors, as well as Agents.  Together we have a wonderful service oriented community of true professionals that help and protect the public as they should.  We are grateful to have such quality professional peers to work with.

Give Thanks Carson Valley Land  lisa Wetzel and jim ValentineWe are thankful for the scenic beauty and wonderful people of our communities. The life enhancing opportunities available for our children such as Pop Warner football and cheer leading and the many other superb youth organizations filled with great civic-minded volunteers. We are thankful that the Youth are still and always important in our communities, and that Values are respected and a way of life for most. We are thankful for our many Seniors that stay active in the community and impart their experience and wisdom so we don’t lose our way.

The plentiful water we had this year is cause for thanks.  The Valley was green well into Fall, and the crops abundant.  We are thankful for the many community events where we play and celebrate together. That we can enjoy free concerts and movies in the park, parades, Wine Walks, and more communal activities where we visit with friends and make new ones. That people still stop to help one another. People still say hello to strangers with a smile. Drivers are courteous – let you in rather than cut you off.  The right to vote and the many freedoms we enjoy in this great country of ours.

Our Advice: We are especially thankful for the incredible strength and support of our amazingGive Thanks Carson Valley Land  lisa Wetzel and jim Valentine community as we suffered the passing of a loved one this year.  We are eternally grateful for the love we needed and received during this incredibly trying time.

Be thankful for your health, your family and your community.  Be thankful for the strength and understanding to carry on when you have a hiccup in the well-being of one of the above.  Be thankful for the ability to learn the lessons coming to you during such times, and the good that will result.  Every cloud has a silver lining … every cloud.

Be an example of gratitude and be thankful for what is … not resentful for what isn’t.  The real estate market is what it is today, not what it was yesterday, or what it will be tomorrow.  Be thankful you can establish your priorities and keep the reality of real estate challenges you might be encountering in perspective – its only money and, thankfully, you can get that back.  You can’t get back health and the time with your family so keep both strong and plentiful and be thankful that you can.

Maintain a grateful awareness year ‘round and you’ll find much sweetness in your life.  These are the good old days!




When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs ... Experience is Priceless! Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472,

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Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors of this blog.  Lisa, Jim and Jessie are experts in Carson Valley , Carson City and the tri-county area of Douglas County, Carson City and Lyon County. Call our team anytime at 775-781-5472 or 775-781-3704.  To Search for Homes go to: Carson Valley Listing Book or visit our website at

Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Wetzel • November 25 2011 04:12PM


Hi Lisa. Thanks for sharing a very upbeat and optimistic post this day after Thanksgiving!

Posted by Rob Magnotta, Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist (Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR) over 7 years ago

Great post and the photos are awesome.   We will share this.

Posted by Bud & Beth McKinney, Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United (RE/MAX UNITED) over 7 years ago

Well said Lisa. Sorry for your loss but glad that you had people who care to support you.

Posted by David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation, Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential (Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC ) over 7 years ago

Rob ... My pleasure ... thanks for sharing it with me!

Bud and Beth ...  Thanks!

David ... Yep!  When the chips are down one can really understand who their true and forever friends are!


Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 7 years ago

Lisa, what a wonderful post. A very inclusive and in depth list. I, too, am sorry for your loss, but so glad you have a great community which supported you through this time. Have a great day.


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 7 years ago

I love to hear about the abundance to the north!  Your lives sound so blessed and it is all a matter of perspective!  Yes, I agree we should be greatful and thankful year round!


Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 7 years ago

Cal ... Thanks!

Renee ... You've a lovely abundance down south!  I love your area and many fond memories over the years!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 7 years ago