Roller Skating Lessons

By: Kathleen Burk

Roller Skating Lessons

Tags: Real Estate in Bragg Creek, Real Estate,

Humility  It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit ksam- "earth" (opposed to "sky"); Greek khthon "the earth, solid surface of the earth," khamai "on the ground;" Latin humus "earth, soil," humilis "low;" Lithuanian ┼żeme, Old Church Slavonic zemlja "earth;" Old Irish du, genit...Read More

Autonomy and Divorce from the Banks

By: Kathleen Burk

Autonomy and Divorce from the Banks

Tags: Real Estate and Interest Rates, Bragg Creek Real Estate, Bragg Creek, Mortgage free, Pay off your debt

Autonomy , Financial Institution Divorce and Changing our Thoughts   I have been Inspired by a friend who called to ask my opinion of a timely refinance given the interest rate hikes and my response was a hard no. Pay it down, pay it off, commit to a divorce from the bank.   Banking institutions lend money at 19.99% interest to provide unbridled consumerism yet penalize ...Read More

Disruption, The Elephant in the Room

By: Kathleen Burk

Disruption, The Elephant in the Room

Tags: Real Estate in Bragg Creek, Dual Agency, Springbank Real Estate,

    In any industry there is a need for flexibility and a variance of offerings that are suited to different ways of thinking and acting. In real estate there is still a lingering yearning and comfort derived for some from the more “traditional” sales approach.... I know you are picturing it now and cringing. Contractual obligations, inflexibility and the steadfast disp...Read More

Real Estate and Art and the Union of the Two

By: Kathleen Burk

Real Estate and Art and the Union of the Two

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Springbank Real Estate, Priddis, Millarville, Home Prices

  I don’t know the first thing about being an artist or what creating things must feel like but I know I believe it enhances experiences, at least my experiences. That alone makes me feel as though artists are among the most generous of people, enhancing the lives of others and challenging perspectives without asking for very much in return, no hard sell, no shameless self-prom...Read More

Heart Wide Open

By: Kathleen Burk

Heart Wide Open

Tags: Real Estate Bragg Creek Alberta, People, Rural Real Estae

    Heart Wide Open.  Real Estate is peculiar. Real Estate is complex. Real Estate is consuming. I believe in the importance of daily statistics reviews, and the intimate understanding of new product, location offerings, a basic ability to understand economic drivers and all the other cold data gathering in order to provide guidance and direction to those for whom we w...Read More

Provocative and Controvesial...Relationships at Work

By: Kathleen Burk

Provocative and Controvesial...Relationships at Work

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Priddis, Springbank, Millarville, Realtors, Kathleen Burk

Provocative and Controversial...Relationships at Work.    Not the “Mr. Grey will see you now.” kind, but the kind that will resonate and impact the results of the work we do.     I have spent years and years and years building relationships at work, those who I have worked for understand that I do not subscribe to paid referrals, client referrals for ser...Read More

Navigating the 2022 Market, YES IT CAN BE DONE * foul language *

By: Kathleen Burk

Navigating the 2022 Market, YES IT CAN BE DONE * foul language *

Tags: Bragg Creek, Priddis, Springbank, Real Estate in Alberta, Millarville

Navigating the Market. YES, IT CAN BE DONE  Feeling frustrated and vulnerable? You are certainly not alone.  This market is impossible to navigate smoothly, its impatient, envious, greedy, arrogant, worried, vulnerable, unkind, reactive and it’s most fertile and pervasive quality is that it is a liar...simple personification or a reflection of human nature at the moment...you d...Read More

Tuesday Musings, My Shadow-Self and The Return of the Lay-Away

By: Kathleen Burk

Tuesday Musings, My Shadow-Self and The Return of the Lay-Away

Tags: Real Estate, Bragg Creek,

Lauren needed a blog for the newsletter, so here I sit sorting through the challenge of turning my thoughts into coherent sentences that relate to my work and to you. The coherence part is what I struggle with the most, the ordering of the things....and the fact that I have 30 minutes to write before I have to get children up. Fear is a companion easily found at this time globally, in Canada, a...Read More

By: Kathleen Burk

Revolution and Evolution

Tags: Bragg creek homes for sale, Bragg Creek Realtor, Springbank Realtor, Millarville, Priddis, Ranch for sale

Revolution and Evolution  I am consumed lately by thoughts of the First Industrial Revolution, not from a manufacturing perspective but from a human response perspective. As the agrarian way of life was usurped by machines and factories, I wonder what people were experiencing? Were they fearful? and if so, how did they process the fear? Not only were factories replacing cottage industr...Read More

Revival of

By: Kathleen Burk

Revival of "The Spirit of Community"

Tags: Bragg Creek, Springbank, Millarville, Priddis, Rural Real Estate, Small town living, Ranch for sale, Bragg Creek Realtor, Community Spirit

The Spirit of Community is not to be confused with Community Spirit    Inspiration comes to me in massive waves. Waves that drown out all other aspects of my life temporarily. I have learned to ride these waves until they break and ebb, leaving room for a fresh outlook and a recharged sense of purpose. The same way the sand welcomes a fresh marking after the moment the wave and water...Read More