Author Archives: LivingInSouthernOregon.com

About LivingInSouthernOregon.com

DeAnna Sickler and Dyan Lane are real estate agents working with John L. Scott Real Estate here in Ashland Oregon. They can be reached at: 541.494.5353

Reap What You Sow

Countless times we have said, “We look forward to working with you,” and this statement was never more spot-on than in the last week. Sadly, DeAnna’s niece died unexpectedly in a car accident and a few days before she headed out of town to attend the memorial service, Dyan came...

read more

Reflecting Back on 2013

Choosing a subject matter for our monthly columns can sometimes be a little challenging.  Perhaps it’s because often times we are scrambling around each of our houses on the morning of our deadline, texting ideas back and forth because it’s just too loud to have an actual phone conversation at...

read more

You Get What You Pay For

A long time client of ours recently gave us a newspaper article found in the Wall Street Journal.  The article talked about the value of an experienced real estate agent in comparison to someone who is considered a “rookie.” Knowing that real estate brokers are a dime a dozen, he...

read more

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

As the old saying goes, “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” and boy-howdy were we reminded of this recently.  For a couple weeks we found ourselves living the life of single mothers.  We will be the first to admit, we just aren’t tough enough for that job. I think in...

read more

A Reminder…

I have always been grateful for experiences that help me see from another person’s point of view. These experiences have given me compassion, understanding and grace toward others. Usually, these experiences are in my personal life, but this past week I got a healthy real estate world reminder. My husband...

read more

Give and Take

In the last few weeks, we have had the unfortunate luck of coming in contact with a number of “takers” in the world. You know, the ones that are always the victim, the ones who are always inconvenienced, the ones that think they are the only people being affected by the ups and downs...

read more

One Size Does Not Fit All

I can recall a few years back getting a last minute request from another broker to show one of our larger, more complicated listings. After a number of questions from me (aka putting them through the ringer to be sure this wasn’t just another looky loo), I convinced my seller...

read more

The Tides Have Turned

The Tides Have Turned. The last few weeks have been a blur of activity in the real estate world which leaves us to wonder; did we wake a sleeping giant or is this a new monster in and of itself? Only time will tell. The real estate inventory in S....

read more

Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters. If you have ever been in our office you will see this sign prominently displayed. It’s something we have always believed and something you can expect from us…. Unless of course you mess with one of our kids, but that’s for another column. As we evaluate the success...

read more

Career Day At Ashland High…

Recently, we spent half a day at Ashland High School for career day. We were invited to speak about our daily lives as Realtors including how we choose this career path, challenges we face, educational requirements, etc. Dyan had the suggestion of asking each class what preconceived ideas they had...

read more