Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family!

Just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Thanksgiving to all our extended friends and family! I am thankful for each and every one of you in my life and I wish you a great day of food, football and family!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A look at Radcliff, Kentucky

With all the recent talk of BRAC and the much anticipated influx of families affected by the realignment, we wanted to showcase some of the local area in our blog. Radcliff Kentucky is just outside the Army post at Ft. Knox Kentucky and is a community that has seen many changes in recent years.
One of the larger employers in Radcliff is Cardinal Health which is located at 501 W Lincoln Trail Blvd., and they manage medications for nearby hospitals and distribute medical and surgical supplies.

Close by is the Colvin Community Center which brings an Olympic junior size pool as well as a wading pool for younger children, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and lots of playground equipment. There is a fully equipped kitchen and meeting rooms for your community get-togethers.
Next door to Colvin Community center is the Radcliff Justice Center and we were lucky enough to be by there to watch the local fire department decorating the Christmas tree with their ladder trucks.

Another active shopping center nearby is home to the Peddlers mall, a great place to shop for antique's and handmade crafts as well as lots of other interesting things, and the government contractor Northrop Grumman and a 24/7 Fitness center, Snap Fitness, as well as a golf shop and driving range. With several other stores from nail salons to dollar stores there seems to be a variety to suit most anyone.

Another unique thing about the Radcliff area is all the Antique shops you can visit. If you are a fan of antiquing, this is the area for you because several of the nearby smaller communities are well known for their small, family owned shops and eateries.
Other places of interest include shopping at chains like Walmart, Food Lion, some smaller chain stores like Hibbits and Cato, and restaurants like Applebees, Jerry's, Asian Buffet, and others with German food, Korean, Mexican and Mom and Pop type establishments. There is sure to be a favorite for every member of your family.
A couple other places that are unique to Radcliff are the Challenger Learning Center where local students get a memorable hands on experience and where some local events take place. Also the skate park located at the entrance to Radcliff City park. This has been a place for youth to practice their skating skills in a safe place.

This community is very much about the children with fun places like Blazers Family Fun and a Roller Skating rink and lots of other places to enjoy with friends and family. If you are planing to move to our area, and want to know more details of any of the opportunities in our area, don't hesitate to contact our Team and we can get the answers you need. Visit our Website at for other local resources too.

Great local attraction!

We took a little trip this week to Saunders Springs in nearby Radcliff, Kentucky which is located near the back gate of Ft. Knox. The entrance now has 3 authentic log homes that have been brought from nearby locations and restored on site. Within the park, there are trails that would keep you hiking for days, and creeks and water reservoirs and great photo opportunities everywhere. A lot of local people take advantage of the natural backgrounds here and make it part of their engagement photos or family photos, etc. There are a number of picnic facilities from tables to covered pavilions and public restrooms for family gatherings or reunion events. You can find out more by visiting this link: Saunders Springs Enjoy a few photos we took last week too.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Going Paperless

Ok, our office recently decided to go paperless and I am curious what others are using to manage their paperless files. We have a Xerox machine that allows us to email documents to ourselves so we just email a copy of the original contract and store it by property name on our hard drive. We also save a back up copy too. We keep all photos of each property in a folder along with all other documentation and keep a log file for any notes we make on each property. Right now it is kind of tedious because it is different from what we are accustom to, but I think in the long run it is going to be much easier to manage not to mention all the trees we are saving. I also us a program called DoPDF which shows up as a printer in your list of printers. If you have a document, say an email you want to keep a copy of from a client and instead of printing it for the file, you simply choose DoPDF from the list of printers and it creates a PDF file that you just have to name and file in it's corresponding property file. This has been very handy in recent months.Another simple way to eliminate some of your clutter is to choose paperless billing with all of your monthly bills. Most electric companies and other utility companies have this option if you visit their websites. In most cases you can even save the cost of the postage because this service is free if you pay online. If you keep copies of your bills for your taxes, just simply print to DoPDF and save it to a file labeled taxes and you saved paper yet again. So what other option are available to help a small business go paperless? What online storage options are you finding easiest to use? Would love to hear what works for you!

Looking for a unique gift or just something different?

With Christmas just around the corner, I always have those couple of people on my list that are hard to buy for. Well a couple of years ago, I heard about the Trappist Monks who live at the nearby Abbey Of Gethsemani. They have a gift shop on the grounds and even have a website where you can order some of their unique products. From Fruit cakes to cheese and fudge, there is something for everyone on your list. They also have jellies and jams and different butter spreads as well as coffee from the Venezuela Monestery where the monks grow this in the Andes Mountains.The gift shop also includes stoneware pieces as well as lots of books and religious items so if you have time and enjoy places off the beaten path, this is one place you don't want to miss.

I recently visited with my friend Birgit and we enjoyed the quietness of the grounds and of course brought home some cheeses. My favorite is the Aged variety and definately is something that keeps me traveling those back roads to Trappist Kentucky a couple times a year. You can visit the website for the gift shop at or visit their regular website at to learn more about this unique place. The photos here are ones I have taken durning visits to the Abbey.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Welcome To The Team Steve and Sandy

We would like to welcome Steve and Sandy Wallace to the Marsha Booth & Associates Team of Re/Max Executive Group, Inc.
Steve and Sandy have been a part of the Re/Max family for 7 years and we are excited to have them join our team! They have both been in real estate for 13 years and have 5 children, one of which is also a Realtor at Re/Max Executive Group, Inc. In addition to their 5 children, they also have 10 grand children! Steve and Sandy both bring so much to our team already and we are excited for what the future holds.

One thing close to the hearts of both Steve and Sandy is their pets! They have 6 rescue animals, 3 Dachshunds, 1 ShiTzu, 1 mini-Pinschur and 1 cat. They love their animals and have fostered all of them to give them the quality lives they deserve.

So far 2008 has been an exciting year for us at Marsha Booth and Associates and we look forward to continued growth in 2009.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Make your vote count tomorrow!

Please make your vote count tomorrow! Either way, this election will be historical so make sure your vote counts! See you at the polls!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Successful and Fun Halloween Event!

As you can see by the photos, we had a great time at the 6th Annual Re/Max Halloween event at the Re/Max Complex in Elizabethtown on Friday night. Although the crowd was not quite as big as it was last year, we had a steady stream of ghosts and goblins stop by for candy and glow bracelets. We had the front part of the office decorated with bats and eyeballs and were playing some favorite Halloween sounds while the room was lit by a flashing strobe light which made the room scary to quite a few little ones as well as a few big kids too. A potluck brought everyone together at the main office were we enjoyed home made broccoli and cheese soup, hot wings, carrot cake and many other dishes brought by Re/Max team members. Dracula was on hand for photos in front of one of the offices, and several blow up creatures adorned the parking areas. It was a safe, family atmosphere enjoyed by lots of children and families. Remember us next year where we will be sure to have even more plans for a great evening of fun!