Thursday, December 17, 2009

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Elizabethtown, KY, $133,400

This great house has just been reduced!! Located just off of Old Hodgenville Road near Carters Lumber, this home has everything! Large fenced backyard for your children or pets to play! Great deck for entertaining and that's just the outside! Inside, plenty of space for your family! Living room opens to dining area too! Hardin County school district. Lincoln Trail Elementary, East Hardin Middle School and Central Hardin High School! Tour this great home today!
For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Elizabethtown, KY, $133,400

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tax Credits

The First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit has been extended!!! The tax credit has also been extended to buyers who have lived in their home more than seven years. Call for all the details.

Take advantage of the market and the tax credit. Get the most for your money. Let me share the story of a recent buyer.

First time home buyer, young female, searching for her dream starter home. Her dream was to have some land and a cute little house all on a small budget. With adding land comes higher prices or homes that just didn't fit her style. Then one day after months of searching a foreclosure came on the market. The house needed some cosmetic work but the structure was in great shape and 4.5 acres, this home was her dream. The house needed a roof, some siding, a kitchen and some drywall. The young lady loved the house but wondered where would she get the money to do the repairs. So I told her the first time home buyers tax credit can be used on foreclosed properties.
This would fix the house, keep money in her pocket and get to live her dream.

Put your money to good use. We can help find you your dream and get the most for your money. First Time Home Buyers tax credit isnt the only program out there to help with your purchase. Energy star products have a list of tax credits available. Call us today and let us help you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Secret Santa is Here again!

We are like family here at our office so we like to do Secret Santa every year to make things fun and interesting! Well, this year we found a website that helps keep it fun because it does the work for you...well, you still have to shop!
The site is and you sign up and put in the list of names and email addresses you want in the drawing and an email is sent first letting everyone know price limits and who all is in the drawing. Then you will get an email generated from the list you submitted with the name of the person you will be Secret Santa too! Makes it very anonymous which always makes it more fun!
This site has White Elephant gift exchange as well as others you may want to check out too. Start a new tradition in your family or office! But, remember the reason for the season!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

AUCTION - This weekend! Come on out and Bid on your dream Farm!!

Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM
224 Acres in Tracts - Home - Barns
Machinery - Equipment - Personal Property
3115 Old Elizabethtown Rd., Hodgenville

DIRECTIONS: From the square in Hodgenville, travel north on KY-210/N Lincoln Blvd. N Lincoln Blvd will become Old Etown Rd. The property will be on the left about 2 miles outside of Hodgenville.

NOTE: The real estate will sell at 10:00 AM

RESIDENCE: A 3 BR 2 BA home with the following features: 2,000 square feet of living space, hardwood flooring, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with pantry, stone mantle w/wood stove insert in living room, vinyl replacement windows, large master bedroom w/stone mantle and sun/sitting room, attic storage, partial unfinished basement, separate utility room, den, Bedford Stone exterior, metal roof, covered front porch, covered deck beside concrete patio on rear, and 2 car attached garage. The home is currently on well water, but county water is available.

1 – 9.831 acres with 234’ frontage on Hwy 210
2 – 5.648 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
3 – 5.650 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
4 – 5.653 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
5 – 5.655 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
6 – 5.657 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
7 – 5.660 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
8 – 6.791 acres with 179’ frontage on Hwy 210. This tract shares a stock pond with Tract 9.
9 – 5.665 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210. This tract shares a stock pond with Tract 8.
10 – 5.754 acres with 150’ frontage on Hwy 210
11 – 5.766 acres with 152’ frontage on Hwy 210
12 – 13.629 acres with 134’ frontage on Hwy 210
13 – 5.539 acres with 423’ frontage on Hwy 210. This tract
features a stock pond and two outbuildings. Also located on the tract are two septic systems formerly used for singlewide homes.
14 – House Tract - 5.457 acres with 300’ frontage on Hwy 210. The residence described above is located on this tract along with numerous outbuildings and the large barn.
15 – 9.592 acres with 50’ frontage on Hwy 210
16 – 12.203 acres with 379’ frontage on Hwy 210. There is a
stock pond located on this tract.
17 – 13.006 acres with 414’ frontage on Hwy 210. This tract
shares a stock pond with Tract 18.
18 – 9.586 acres with 379’ frontage on Hwy 210. This tract
shares a stock pond with Tract 17.
19 – 22.375 acres with 50’ frontage on Hwy 210. There is a 50’ ingress/egress easement located on this tract for access to Tract 22.
20 – 22.169 acres with 50’ frontage on Hwy 210. There is a
pond located on this tract as well as a 50’ ingress/egress
easement for accessing Tract 21.
21 – 20.423 acres with 951’ frontage on the Lincoln Pkwy. A 50’ ingress/egress easement is located on Tract 20 to provide access to this tract.
22 – 20.636 acres with 951’ frontage on the Lincoln Pkwy. A 50’ ingress/egress easement in located on Tract 19 to provide access to this tract.

OUTBUILDINGS: Large barn with 4 bay milking room, loft, stalls, and corrals. 20x18 metal building. 20x12 metal building. 20x20 metal building. 25x75 metal building with concrete floor.

SILOS: 4 Harvestore silos, 2 Hercules unloaders, 1 Goliath unloader

MOBILE HOME: 3 BR 1 ½ BA single wide. The home features a wood burning fireplace and a Jack-and-Jill ½ bath. The purchaser of the single wide will have 30 days from the date of the auction to remove it from the property.

MACHINERY/EQUIPMENT: Dodge dump truck, gas powered welder/generator, large folding disc, plow, dump wagon, International 1490 hay bine, 4 bottom trip plow, barrel pumps, fuel tanks, and other items.

HOUSEHOLD: Children’s bunk bed set, couch with recliner, end tables, lamps, glass-top coffee table, green high back chair, fireplace insert, queen-size bedroom set, assorted double-pane windows, kitchen table and chairs, 52” big screen TV, assorted tools, outdoor furniture, glassware, figurines, music boxes, and other items.

TERMS: The real estate will be auctioned using the Multi-Par Method. 10% buyers premium will be added to all winning bids to determine the final sale price. On real estate, 15% of the purchase price per tract will be due on the day of sale with the balance due within 30 days. Inspections of any type must be performed prior to the sale date or the right is waived. Property is sold as is with no guarantees by the seller nor Hodges Auction Company. On personal property, cash or good check for the full purchase amount is due on the day of sale.

SELLERS: Arnie and Susan Lambert

7759 Valley Creek Road, Elizabethtown KY

7759 Valley Creek Road Elizabethtown KY This is a great property with 10+ acres, give me a call if you would like to see it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gluten Free Cake

I just wanted to take the time to spotlight one of the many fabulous businesses in My Business Directory.

Cakes & Confections by Tena Heiskell 502-827-1066

Recently I find myself at restaurants asking if the French Fries are fried in a separate fryer, if I can get a hamburger with no bun, and ordering everything plain. My daughter has to avoid wheat, rye, and barley. Being Gluten free is keeping her feeling healthy. In case you didn’t know, gluten is in about everything. So we have been trying new food, experimenting with new ingredients and still most items don’t taste the greatest. October is birthday month in our family. Being new to all this we knew finding a birthday cake she could eat that everyone at the party would eat was going to be a difficult challenge. If you search “Gluten Free Birthday Cakes” you get very few website that you can order from. Most I found were plain round cakes priced $50 and higher. Tena has been making cakes for my family for years. I emailed her in hopes she had possibly heard of a gluten free cake. We were excited to find out she knew exactly what I was talking about. The birthday party was a success. Everyone loved the cake. My daughter ate seven pieces that week. It wasn’t a plain round cake, it exactly what my daughter wanted and very reasonably priced.

So for all your cake needs: birthday, weddings, special occasions or special dietary needs. Call Tena and tell her Marsha sent you.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Fun for the Whole Family Saturday October 3, 2009

We just got a flier announcing a family fund day at our local Home Depot here in Elizabethtown and with all the things going on we thought it was worth sharing with our readers!
Saturday October 3rd, from 10am to 2pm, bring the kids out for lots of events and guests:
E-town Fire Department Ladder Truck
Kids can wear a fire uniform (bring your cameras)
Vine Grove Fire Department
Rineyville Fire Department
Central Hardin Fire Department
Radcliff Fire Department
E-town Police Dept/McGruff Crime Dog/Cruiser
Hardin County Sheriff/Cruiser
Fingerprinting and Child Identification
Inflatable Slide
Inflatable Bouncy House
American Red Cross - Choking Charlie
Life Net Helicopter
Ky Bloodhound Search and Rescue
Tracers (technical Search and Rescue)
Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
Smokey the Bear
Ky Department of Agriculture -Tractor Cab
Hardin County EMS/Ambulance
Kids Workshop - Firehouse Bank and other kits
Coloring Contest
Face Painting
Cotton Candy/Popcorn/Ice Cream/Coke
Sports Dentistry (teeth protection)
Nova family Medicine
Child Advocacy Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Pavestone - Scott's - At Home Services
Family Fire Safety Clinic
Pumpkin Carving Demo

This event day is FREE and will be both fun and educational for the whole family! Don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the great memories!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Business is good!

I was just reading an article I found on Re/Max and it thought it was worth sharing. It revealed that Re/Max agents ranked "Most Productive" of any other company. They provided graphs and showed that Re/Max agents averaged 13.2 transactions which was 36% higher than the closest competitor.This particular graph was for 2008 and the survey found Re/Max was the most productive for several years running.
One great thing Re/Max has going for it is the name, Re/Max is recognized everywhere and brands sell! Wouldn't you rather have a Re/Max sign in your yard than a virtually unknown? There are so many companies in our local area alone. Many of these companies try to model their companies after the Re/Max brand. Re/Max never stops evolving and is dedicated to staying ahead. Think of Re/Max in terms of the well known cellular company and their commercial ads, they are everywhere! Wouldn't you want the Re/Max network behind you??
Call one of our agents today and learn why buying or selling with Re/Max is your best option! We are dedicated to you, our clients and friends!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A great new product we are using! Check your inbox!!

I know it has been awhile since we have added to our blog but I was excited to let everyone know we have a new product we are trying out called Constant Contact. It will allow us to send you the same great information we send out in the mail to about 100 of our most trusted clients. Now, this doesn't mean we will stop doing out mail out because this is something I feel very strongly about. I will continue my monthly mail out but now will offer the same great info plus much more to all of my email contacts. We will announce new listings, open houses, community involvement projects and just information we think you will find useful. Not receiving our email newsletters yet? Visit my website at and sign up at the bottom of the home page. You will be glad you did! Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in our newsletter. Who knows, we might even be highlighting your business!
Thanks for your support! Will have new updates here soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Networking for Women in the Heartland

I am excited to be a charter member of the newest networking opportunity in our area, Networking for Women in the Heartland. We had our second meeting yesterday and our group has already doubled in size. The Brown Pusey House in downtown historic Elizabethtown was host to our meeting and has already been booked for next months meeting too.

This group is based on another similar Networking for Women group out of Bowling Green, KY and we are happy to now have a chapter here in the Hearltand. If you or someone you know would be interested in being a part of this group, feel free to contact me and I can give you some additional details.

We had several speakers who spotlighted their business to the group and I think we all took away information we would not have known otherwise. The event was catered by 'A Family Affair' catering service and the food was wonderful. There was a raffle where great door prizes were awarded as well as some time to network and meet new people and exchange business cards and brochures.

I belong to other networking groups but already I feel this one is going to be something I will be a part of for a long time to come. The women who have organized and brought this group to the Heartland are dedicated and community orientated so with this comes many opportunities to be seen and heard throughout our growing community. I am excited about the possibilities for my business to grow through the people I meet here.

If you would like more information about getting involved with this great opportunity, please feel free to contact me at 270-739-8211 or email me at The group will launch a website very soon but are still working on details.

Here are a couple of photos from this opportunity!

Zolon Helm Happy Retirement!

We recently had the pleasure of throwing Zolon Helm a "Semi-Retirement" party at Clauida's Tea Room in Sonora, Kentucky.
Zolon is loved by many and was somewhat of a Mother to many, many agents the past 25 years where she worked at Re/Max Executive Group, Inc. here in Elizabethtown. Zo (as we call her) is an agent with Re/Max but so much more above that too. She saw the company grow from small beginings to the #1 Real Estate Company in Hardin County and surrounding counties.
We decided to honor Zo with a small group of women who were mostly Re/Max agents who have been by her side throughout her career. A small setting in the Thurman Phillips Historical Home, or Claudia's Tea Room known now to the locals was where we celebrated her years of dedication and committment to Re/Max. All in attendance honored Zo with gifts and memories and we reminiced into the late hours of the evening. We also toured the grand home built in 1897 by Josiah Phillips, Jr, we enjoyed tea, lemonade and many special treats and savory finger foods like Benidictine sandwiches, warm blueberry scones and many other unique items.
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Zo for her many years of leadership and guidence as well as her friendship and wish her well on what ever her future holds. If you know Zo and would like to send her words of encouragement, please contact us at Marsha Booth & Associates 270-735-1353 and we will let you know how to contact Zo.
I want to take a moment to thank Claudia and the staff at Claudia's Tea Room that created a memorable expericence for all who attended this event. This Victorian Era home, now owned by the Thurman family was restored to it's current magnificant state with turn of the century furnishings and many personal artifacts you that make the experience feel like you have stepped back in time. Tours are available so if you would like to see this beautiful home, call 270-949-1897 for more info. You can also stay over night here to get the full experience! You can visit the website also at

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Repair Affair - Marsha Booth & Associates

This Saturday June 6th, Marsha Booth & Associates is participating in the Annual Repair Affair Day here in Hardin County. As a team we will be helping one family do much needed repairs to their home with the help of Home Depot who will be helping with supplies and several Professionals who have also volunteered their time to help us make this project a success.
The leader of our team, Sandy Wallace has been involved in the Repair Affair for several years and is dedicated to helping those in the community who need it most. The home we will be working on needs things like upgraded electric, winterizing of windows and doors, floors repaired, plumbing, and lots of painting and trim work. We have a team of 16+ people involved on just this one home. There are several other teams that will be working Saturday also on different homes with different specific needs. We are excited to be a part of this program that will improve the lives of a few families in our community. If you have questions or would like to help with future projects like this, please contact Sandy Wallace at 270-766-8175 or Marsha Booth & Associates at 270-735-1353.

Beautiful Girls Workshop - Free Event Open to the Public

Demery & Associates present the Beautiful Girl’s Workshop designed to foster self-esteem in girls age 10-16 and to impact and influence the decisions that they make. We believe girls can be empowered and challenged to make a difference in their own lives if they are afforded an opportunity. Ladies I know you can relate to this urgent need of empowerment.
We are committed to gathering professionals from various fields who are committed to making a difference and who will provide quality instruction to build self-esteem and self-confidence in a fun and exciting environment.

Price: Participants Free

Date: July 11, 2009 – 9-4pm

ECTC, OTB-Room 303

Phone: (502) 377-1458

Age Suitability: Girls 10-16

The topics may include:

* Preparing girls to better meet educational and life challenges
* Encouraging and assisting girls to stay in school
* Healthy sexuality, boundaries, and dating relationships
* Body image, self esteem, and personal power
* Beauty Techniques and Short-Cuts
* The Best Me I Can Be (Etiquette and Esteem)
* Dress With Class and Pizzazz
* Media messages, specifically the objectification of women, in music, television, and magazines
* Identity, individuality, and goals
* Physical health, including nutrition and exercise
* Mental health, including dealing with emotions, depression, and stress relief
* Violence, bullying, conflict resolution, and Internet safety
* Young women and the "new generation" of feminism
* Girls, social change, and influencing policy
* Young women and grassroots leadership, including initiating community action projects for social justice
* Experiences and barriers to youth organizing
* Young people, civic engagement, and democratic involvement
* Art as a tool for dialogue and empowerment

We are looking for instructors to present interactive activities, door prizes, food donations, etc.

Most importantly, we need young girls to attend. Lunch is provided.

I want to thank those who have already volunteered their time. It is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Gail M. Demery
President & CEO Demery & Associates
Personal and Professional Business Consultant

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I love to read a good book

Ok, I love to read and I came across this useful site today and thought I would share it.
You do not have to be a member of Oprah's Book Club to use this handy Book Mark Maker and I personalized a few to put in books when I loan them to friends so they remember to return them to me when they finish. If you are a Realtor, this is also a good way to promote yourself in a 'subtle" way, just put your contact info on the book mark and be sure to leave books with your clients who enjoy reading too. Books always make a great gift too so remember to consider a book when buying for friends and family.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A useful website I came across
I am one of these people who can't remember things like picking up a gallon of milk after work, or picking my daughter up after school at a certain time on Wednesday or my dentist I didn't want to go to anyway. So, I came across this site and thought it was useful. I gave it a couple of test runs and it works great, converts your text to speak your messages. So, I plan to use it each morning if there is something I need to remember later in the day I can set it up in the morning before leaving to the office and it will remind me when I tell it too. Check it out, you will surely find it useful too!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


We have several Open Houses scheduled for this coming Sunday, April 19th and want to invite you to stop by and see if we can help you make one of these houses your home! All houses will be open Sunday April 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Call the office if you need directions or more details!
120 Blue Bonnet Court, Radcliff
44 Alamo Court, Elizabethtown
4345 Rineyville Road, Elizabethtown
103 Laurel Court, Elizabethtown

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How About Tea, As In Elizabethtown Tea Party!!

In case some of you may be wondering about a local Tea Party here in Elizabethown, there is one scheduled Wednesday April 15th in the town square from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. This Tea Party is for anyone interested in showing their support to Protest Government spending and taxation. It doesn't matter your political party, just an opportunity to join others who also feel government spending is out of hand.
Bring your tea bags for symbolic purposes! Will be interesting to see the turn out!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Join US for an "Ask the Experts Free Seminar"


*Do you need to downsize from your home to an apartment?

*Do you feel overwhelmed and don’t know who to call to get help?

*What can you do with the items that are no longer needed?

*Have you thought about downsizing your home and don’t know where to start? Let us help you!!


FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009 2:00 p.m. UNTIL 3:00 p.m.

The Panel of Experts Include:

Shelia O’Mara- Staged SO Right

Marsha Booth- Marsha Booth & Associates

Birgit Stubblefield- Century Mortgage

Sarah Lenihan- Transitioning Treasures

Enjoy coffee, dessert and don’t miss a chance to win door prizes!

Seating is limited.

To register call The Allegro at (270)765-4414 no later than April 15.

The Allegro is located at 108 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, KY


*Do you need to downsize from your home to an apartment?

*Do you feel overwhelmed and don’t know who to call to get help?

*What can you do with the items that are no longer needed?

*Have you thought about downsizing your home and don’t know where to start? Let us help you!!


FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009 2:00 p.m. UNTIL 3:00 p.m.

The Panel of Experts Include:

Shelia O’Mara- Staged SO Right

Marsha Booth- Marsha Booth & Associates

Birgit Stubblefield- Century Mortgage

Sarah Lenihan- Transitioning Treasures

Enjoy coffee, dessert and don’t miss a chance to win door prizes!

Seating is limited.

To register call The Allegro at (270)765-4414 no later than April 15.

The Allegro is located at 108 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, KY

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Can I order these somewhere? For real, these are great!

Ok, I got a great email today and started to delete it but this picture caught my attention!

Now ladies, is this brilliant or what? It was probably a man who thought of it no doubt, the brush is a bit small for my liking, but consider the options..... how about one with eye colors, lip shades? You get the idea! Oh I have a great idea for you men out there too, how about one that doubles as a TV remote?

What can you come up with? Would love to hear your fun ideas!

Mixing up our weekly office meetings!

With today's economy, we business owners have to help each other out and I am a big advocate of business relationships or business partners.
A recent example was our office meeting last week we were invited to a local shop called Whitt's End. It is a boutique of home and garden things and has a unique variety of products that is sure to come to mind when shopping for that hard to buy for person in your life.
We were warmly invited with coffee and pastries and heard Ginni (the shop owner) tell the story of how she came to open Whit's End. We felt right at home and discussed how we could help each other by using our circle of influence and work together toward a common goal. Ginni surprised us all with some great gift certificates we can pass on to our "New in Town Clients" and discussed ways of using "extra space" to build community relations for the small businesses. Whitts end will soon be hosting classes for Staged So Right's Sheila O'Mara where you can see where items you can purchase right there at Whitt's end can give your home that special touch to make it appealing to buyers in today's market.
At the close of our meeting, I think everyone left with a brighter outlook and a bag or two of items we just couldn't live without. For you Realtors out there, Whitt's end has gift certificates too for that extra special closing gift! Stop by and tell them you read about the shop in my blog and you can receive a special offer just for my clients and friends!

Here are a few photos of our office meeting! Can't wait to see where our next "Networking Office Meeting" takes us!

Thinking of Investing in Real Estate?

As a Realtor and investor myself, I want to share a couple of things if you are considering becoming an investor in today's market.
First, think smart --if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is!" Just because it seems like a bargain, do your homework on the property. You will be glad you did.
Investing in Real Estate can net 9-10% more than stocks so consider what you expect to achieve.
Rental properties should rent for approximately 1% of the purchase price. Check your local market to be sure other properties on the market are comparable.
Consider auctions, estate sales and banks sales as prices are usually below market value!
Not interested in property management? Consider a tract of land with possibility of future development or commercial use.
Just a few general points to consider before you buy. Call me for more information and deals suitable for investing. With my skills and experience I can help you get the most for your money!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cream, Sugar or black? How do you like your coffee?

What makes a person decide how they like their coffee? Is it a genetic make up? Is it your job? Can you tell someone personality by want they drink? With all the different types of coffees, creamers, sugars, it can get very confusing. Instant or not? The more I think about this the more I realize what a big industry coffee and all of the accessories to go with it. We just purchased a Keurig and I love being able to have something different every time why wait you can have a cup like johnny on spot no waiting. I like mine with more cream than coffee and in a pink mug. What is your favorite type and why?

Most of us at Marsha Booth & Associates are coffee drinkers. We all have our own preferences and really just enjoy a good cup of coffee and the conversation around the coffee pot. Stop by sometime and sit a spell and have a cup of coffee with us! You will be glad you did!

Business is Great! We are upgrading!

Thanks to the great clients we have at Marsha Booth & Associates, we are happy to say our two girls up front are BOTH getting new Dell computers! For awhile one of the front office computers have been going to sleep when ever it feels like it, so you don't know if it will wake up or not. And if you walk to the back for a cofee or anything, it just decides at random to shut down. Time to upgrade for sure! So we got a great deal with some "inside" discounts so we got two for the price of one we had been considering! So, Cindi will get a faster computer and will stop complaining, and Kala will have no excuses so we are ready for what ever you can bring in!

As a special suprise, I have decided to get each of the girls a new "Mini Laptop" as well, so no matter where they are at, their work will be at their fingertips! Not really we just wanted to let them know how wonderful they are and just as a thank you and they have both been in the market for new laptops anyway.

Customer Service Represenatives--Where are they trained?

Ok, over the past week we have had many instances where we needed to talk to customer support and I thought this was a great idea for a blog post. First off, Dell has great customer service and walk you through every step of your purchase and answer any questions you might have. They would have to be at the top of our list this week for overall customer support. Now, take a few steps back and look at the customer service for Comcast! Totally another story! After our home internet service being intermittent for about 2 weeks, I called and set up an appointment for the following day. The window they gave me was a 4 hour window so I made arrangements to have someone home. Four hours went by, no tech showed up. So I called them back, they checked their records and said there had been no service call set up. I was furious. I explained someone had been waiting and what in inconvenience it had been, they hung up. Now I was upset, but was not rude so I was by this time very upset. I calmly called again, got a human after going through the same 20 "press 1 for this extension, etc." that I now had memorized, and again got an appointment set up. This time they did show up about 2 hours later. Now, you would think problem solved, but no...last night...internet was not working properly again!

My point in all of this is that customer service seems to go this way with almost everything anymore. I waited in my cell carrier showroom the other day for about 30 minutes to check on an error that was made to my bill. They had several customer service reps working, but one girl who was just there for show apparently couldn't even help me. What good is that? So I had to wait until one of the other reps was finished with the customer she had, which if you have ever been in a cell phone place, this can take forever when you had just though you could run in.

One more thing, do you ever feel like you are in the Twilight Zone when you shop at some of the Supercenters? It never fails, I can get in line with one or two people in line in front of me, and stand in the same place for what seems an eternity! I always seem to pick the one who has issues with her register, needs a price check or needs change and her customers are paying with a check! Never fails! I never shop when I am in a hurry in these places now, I have just resigned to the wait and instead of getting frustrated, I decide ahead of time if I really have time and need the things I am in the line for.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Community Service as a Team Building Adventure

As a fairly new Team we are always looking for fun ways to interact with our community and recently Hardin County's Repair Affair was brought up at one of our meetings. Repair Affair is our community coming together to make a difference for our low-income elderly and disabled citizens who need help making repairs to their homes. With both skilled and unskilled volunteers, minor repairs and safety issues are mostly addressed.

The event is to be held Saturday June 6th, 2009 and what is needed are the following:

  • Teams of skilled and unskilled volunteers from businesses, churches, etc. to come work on the planned day.
  • Contributions are needed to purchase materials to make the needed repairs.
  • Your friends or neighbors who are in need of some assistance repairing or winterizing their home or help with a safety concern, give them an application.

The day of the event, volunteers receive a T-shirt and a lunch is provided by other volunteers. It is a great way to bring our community together and get to know your neighbors and share your knowledge.

Our team at Marsha Booth & Associates of Remax Executive Group, Inc. has issued a challenge to all other Realtors in our area to form their own team for this event. We hope to get all the different real estate companies involved that day to help support our community. So if your team hasn't signed up yet, email Marsha Booth at or Sandy Wallace at and get your team started. We are excited to do our part and would love to work beside any of you!

You can find more information by visiting the website

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Join Us for a Free Seminar - Living Beyond the Golden Years...

We are excited about the upcoming Seminar Living Beyond the Golden Years where several topics will be discussed such as:

Non-Medical Home Care
Home Health
Staging for Seniors
Allegro-Assisted Living Choices
Nursing Home Resources
Preferred Memorials
How to Out Live Your Money

Are you and your loved ones prepared for life beyond the Golden Years? You may not know it but there are local agencies and service that are dedicated to the welfare of the Season Citizens of our community, so this Free Seminar is available to share information and resources to assist you in preparing for the inevitable. Everyone ages, why not do it securely?

Join us Wednesday March 11, 2009 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at The Allegro, located at 108 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown. Seating is limited so please call to register 270-765-4414 As soon as possible.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Staged So Right!

Last week celebrated one year for Sheila O'Mara and Staged So Right and we are proud to have her be part of our team here at Marsha Booth & Associates. She has a wonderful eye for design and offers a couple of different options for Realtors so if you are in need of a great Home Stager, give Sheila a call. The photos are of the cake we had but it was so good, we ate 1/2 of it before we remembered to take a picture! Best Wishes Sheila and Staged So Right!

Happy Birthday to.....Wanda Huffer!

We recently celebrated a birthday in our office, Wanda Huffer, part of the Marsha Booth & Associates Team was surprised with a gifts, pizza and a cake! We enjoyed watching her open her gifts which was mostly jewelry because if you know Wanda, you know she loves jewelry! We had a good time and wanted to share a few photos with everyone!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Did you miss our Georgia Event? Moving to Georgia? We have info for you!

If you are part of the BRAC and would like some valuabe FREE information to aid you in your relocation to Ft. Benning, please feel free to contact us at our office 270-735-1353 and we can make arrangements to drop a packet off to you at your home or office. Being a retired military spouse, I know the challenges you will face in your upcoming move. Please let my team help you make the transition a bit easier. If you are in the area, stop by anytime at our offce located at 110 Chase Way, Suite 4 --in the Re/Max Complex next to the Kohl's department store. We are the office with the red awning!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Neat Website to help you get organized or have some fun!
I came across this cool little site this morning and thought it was worth sharing. Pretty simple, choose the module you want, and drag it into the blanks and print. It will create a mini-module of which ever one you choose. It also says you can personalize some of the information but I have not tried that yet. Let me know what you think!