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

The Ranch Purchase....Overwhelmed at those words already?

By: Kathleen Burk

The Ranch Purchase....Overwhelmed at those words already?

Tags: Buying a Ranch, Ranch for Sale, Horse Property, Luxury Acreage, Farm Equipment, Bragg Creek Real Estate, Springbank Real Estate, Millarville Real Estate, Kathleen Burk, Bragg Creek Realtor

It's one of the most romantic notions some of us may have ever entertained. The ¼ section with the triple rail fence, gently winding driveway and the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop curtain to a picture too perfect for words. Like something from a piece of folk art our minds picture rolling hills, a barn, a shop, and the quintessential log home with verandah, rocking chai...Read More

Lesson #1 Make no mistake, they WANT you to fail

By: Kathleen Burk

Lesson #1 Make no mistake, they WANT you to fail

Tags: bragg creek, business competition, defamation, real estate, women in business, redwood meadows, springbank, elbow valley

"The Truth Is, They Want To See You Fail”  I love doing business in a small town, the shops and experiences bring a sense of richness that I can't find elsewhere, the culture and connection are palpable and there is a way of life that is often tightly knit and accountable. Business is personal in a small town, and different, right?    No, doing business...Read More