Category Archives: Just for Fun

5 Steps for Personal Development

Want to commit to personal growth and positive change but aren’t sure how to start? Below are five steps to help you begin today. From setting goals to journaling, these are sure to help you along the path to lifelong learning and personal development.

4 Ways to Express Gratitude Today

Happy Thanksgiving! Below are several ways to express gratitude today and every day. Adopt an attitude of gratitude now in order to reap the benefits down the road. Share this to family and friends and don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate them.


Happy Groundhog Day!


That darn groundhog saw his shadow today which means we have 6 more weeks of winter.  Guess I’m not too surprised, judging by the weather we’ve been having!  However, the real estate market is heating up regardless of the weather.



In the last 24 hours in Miami County & Johnson County, there have been 19 new listings and 20 that have went under contract (status changed to pending or show-for-back-up) in the MLS.  Whew!  How’s that for supply and demand?

Sellers, we need your listings if you’re thinking about moving now is the time!

Buyers, you need an agent who is tech savvy and on top of the market all the time to compete.  Please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Paola Fireworks Show on July 3rd Sponsored by Crown Realty!

This event is sponsored by the City of Paola and
Paola Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsored in part by

Crown Realty is a local family-owned and operated company with 7 offices in Miami, Johnson, Linn, and Franklin counties. Establishment in 1973, Crown Realty has grown to become the largest independent real estate company in the state of Kansas and has consistently been in the top 10 brokerages in the Kansas City metro area. The company’s management team combines over 200 years of real estate experience. Crown Realty’s associates handle a variety of real estate needs including residential, farm and commercial investment properties.


The Legend of the 5 Kernels of Corn

It was very cold for the Pilgrims that first winter.

Food was in short supply.

Some days, they had only five kernels of corn.

When spring came, the Pilgrims planted the remaining corn.

The sun and rain helped the seeds to grow

and much food was harvested in the fall.

Every Thanksgiving thereafter, the Pilgrims placed

five kernels of corn beside each plate

to remind them of their blessings.

The first kernel reminded them of the autumn beauty.

The second kernel reminded them of their love for each other.

The third kernel reminded them of their family’s love.

The fourth kernel reminded them of their friends…

especially their Indian brothers.

The fifth kernel reminded them of their freedom.

This Thanksgiving, let us all remember the blessings of our lives.

Count the kernels, count your blessings.