12 Tips for Hiring a Contractor

 If you own your home long enough and you want to keep your home current and up to date sooner or later you are going to need to hire a contractor. Most of us are not handy enough to do remodeling work and to do it right. There are all kinds of contractors, from general contractors that handle large  jobs to a roofing, electrical, or plumbing contractors that specialize in just one type of work. I have heard horror stories about jobs not getting completed, bad workmanship, or worse…… paying upfront and no one shows Continue Reading

  • Want better posture? From neck and back pain to blood flow and respiration, posture can have a major impact on how we live and how we feel every day.

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    Shared By: Rick Bratrud, Iowa Realty

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 28, 2014

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  • This home appears as if it's sitting on a cloud, with its stark-white minimalism and infinity pool on the edge of a cliff. Are you a fan of designer Fran Silvestre's work?

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    Shared By: Rick Bratrud, Iowa Realty

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 26, 2014

  • Even with smart phone technology, important messages get missed, that is if they are not placed in a central area at home. Transform your kitchen into the family social hub, discover tools and equipment needed to create a modern message board. Which design do you like best?

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    Shared By: Rick Bratrud, Iowa Realty

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 24, 2014

  • New gadget on my Facebook page, check out the featured listings. These are all of our current listings. You can still search for any home on the market at RicksMyAgent.com

    Helping my clients buy and sell residential &  commercial real estate. Certified Residential Specialist, Broker Associate, 29 years experience!

    Helping my clients buy and sell residential & commercial real estate. Certified Residential Specialist, Broker Associate, 29 years experience!

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 24, 2014

  • "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." -Anthony J. D'Angelo

    "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." -Anthony J. D'Angelo

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 22, 2014

  • Are you seeking a new home? Which of the following is most important to you? a. Close to work b. Close to recreation c. Close to a school d. Close to family members Leave a comment with your answer!

    Are you seeking a new home? Which of the following is most important to you? 

a.	Close to work
b.	Close to recreation
c.	Close to a school
d.	Close to family members

Leave a comment with your answer!

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 19, 2014

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