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My Life as a Realtor – Day 111

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 111:

Happy Veteran’s Day! and Happy Birthday Jonathan – my youngest turns 14 today!!

All the kids are home today – left them enjoying Jonathan’s gift – a new X-Box 360 while I flew to the officeCentury 21 VJF Realty – did some needed paperwork – then headed out to meet with my clientsFirst Time Home Buyers purchasing a home in Brewster, NY.  Today was their inspection day!

All went well – Dennis with Mr. Inside Out – thoroughly inspected the home, even getting up on the roof – which some inspectors will not do – and discussing helpful tips on living with a home that has a well and septic system.

Mr. Inside Out                                                                        Google Imagery

Then I was off to the races!  Picked up Melissa at the Danbury Fair Mall – she worked until 2pm and her car is still being repaired!  Then stopped at the A & P  in  Danbury, CT .

Then home to make dinner – since it’s Jonathan’s Birthday, he got to choose – it was Meatballs and spaghetti.  Afterwards, we had Ice Cream Cake and wished Jonathan a wonderful year!

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November 14, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 98

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 98:

It’s a cool, rainy Tuesday.  Went into the office and accomplished a few errands – including a trip to A & P in Brewster

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and a trip to buy some wine – looked into Sardinian wine – I’ve heard is dark, rich and has the highest levels of antioxidants.

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Then back to juggle work and home life.

October 28, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 83

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 83:

Columbus Day!  Kids are off from school – I went into Danbury – then to the office… Century 21 VJF Realty  – Home Depot for the 10th time this month!  My last stop before going home was A & P

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received a buyer call – Yahoo! – while I was in the office – someone looking for land – also got my listings together for tomorrow’s appointment with my First Time Home Buyer.

Joe is getting the house ready for winter – Ugh!   He insulated Amanda and Sara’s outside bedroom wall that leads into the attic above the garage – no insulation – Mmmm – guess that’s why their room seems to always be chilly.  Joe also painted the front doors and finished insulating all the windows around the doors.  Maybe… just maybe, I won’t freeze my butt off this winter!

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October 14, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 53

My Day as a Realtor ~

Day 53:

OK – Saturday – Joe is moving quickly with our kitchen renovation – we – or he – is painting the kitchen cabinetsGlidden’s Linen White – and a few more touches – real, real inexpensive and I can’t believe the difference already!

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Today I was Joe’s right hand man – went to Home Depot in Brewster, NY for a few things…

SSPX0626                                                      Home Depot in Brewster, NY

Then to HomeDepot in Danbury, CT  for a few more things…

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Then to A & P in Brewster, NY for MORE groceries and MORE mums – hey, for $4 each, I couldn’t resist!

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Throughout the day, I e-mailed and spoke with clients – then, Hubby-Hub and I – and my sis Lisa and brother-in-law, Richie – went out to dinner to the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, CTCaravela Restaurant.  Good food, good wine, really good company!

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September 15, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 50

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 50:

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Lots of  running around today – 1st Joe and I went to the Savings Bank of Danbury in New Fairfield, CT to have some documents notorized for Allstate – yes, we are still working on our claim for Joe’s car that got totalled.

HPIM2275                                                This was Joe’s “Zoom-Zoom” – Mazda

Then went to show a home in Carmel, NY – stopped at the office – then food shopping at A & P – back home – then off to Enterprise to rent a car… again!

SSPX0588                                                            Enterprise Car Rental in Danbury, CT

And – off to my favorite part of the day – had an evening Listing appointment!  Great details about this wonderful home in Brewster, NY to come!

September 11, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 45

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 45:

Interesting day today.  Things are thankfully moving along with my clients offer on a Foreclosure.  Met with my other client to get his signature for a price reductionA beautiful home – with water views of Ball Pond in New Fairfield – the listing price is now…. CLICK here to find out!

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Then off to Brewster to the office – and a trip to A & P , the HSBC Bank and Rite Aid and to gas up.

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While I was in A & P – a client – who I assisted in purchasing her home in Patterson – called to have me send her a listing for a friend.  It was very nice to hear from her again.  I always like when clients call or e-mail from time to time with an update on how things are going in their new home – always a pleasure.

SSPX0188                                             A peek of my clients home before their purchase

When I arrived home, that’s when all the fun began…. Asthma kicked in full force and since it’s been acting up alot lately, I called my Doctor – too late, her office was closed – so off to Danbury Hospital – Melissa drove and I thought it would be to get a simple injection of steroids.  Well, the joke was on me – when hearing that my chest felt as though someone was sitting on it – they whisked me off into a room in the ER – gave me a gown a gown I thought!  I just want an injection – but that wasn’t happening – an EKG, Blood Work and a Chest X-Ray later – I was finally given my shot and discharged – Whew!  Although, I must admit that it was better to be safe, and now I have peace of mind knowing my heart and lungs are fine – no issues.  Also, Melissa and I had a few laughs when one of the nurses came in with a tray a food.  I really thought I wasn’t going home any time soon! 

SSPX0567                                              My Turkey Sandwich, Crackers an Apple Juice

After being well taken care by ALL of the Danbury Hospital Staff – Melissa drove me home.  Poor thing still had to go into work at around 9:30 til after midnight to help straighten up and get the store ready for tomorrow – Hollister at the Danbury Fair Mall.  I ate some dinner, then went to my clients home to change the listing price on the sheets that are placed in a brochure box near the For Sale sign outside for any interested pass-byers.  I couldn’t wait until tomorrow – so off Amanda and I went at 10:15 in the evening –  it would have bothered me that I did’nt go.

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September 5, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 34

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 34:

Another day come and gone – summer is quickly coming to an end and it’s making me depressed.  I LOVE SUMMER!  Don’t care for the humidity, and this summer has not been bad.  So, I really, really don’t want summer to end.

Worked from home today – phone calls, e-mails, potential new client…

Then a trip to the A & P in Danbury with Sara and Amanda.  I enjoy taking one or a few of the kids with me.  The girls did all the recycling while I covered over half of my shopping.  They also stood in line at the deli and helped bag the groceries and pack the car – the rental from EnterpriseFord Focus – that will be returned since Joe is in Portugal.  Nice little car, has a built in I-Pod player and the girls and I had fun listening to all my songs!  Ha!  They only like a few of them – here’s one –

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Then back home… 

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And the best part of the day, I finally spoke with Joe!  I had been trying all day, but he, his parents, brother and family and his sister and family – who are all there on vacation – went to Fatima – the Holy Land of Portugal.

Fatima 2 - Beyond Forgetting                                     Beyond Forgetting – Flickr.com – Fatima

We downloaded Skype to the girls mini Dell computers – since they have a built in web cam – so, we not only spoke with Joe – we saw him and he us – Skype is so cool!

Every year that my in-laws go to Portugal, they always visit Fatima and then take advantage of the over 2 hour trip and take in a few other beautiful places.  One other place that they also always visit is Nazare – which is located on the Atlantic coast.  This beautiful beach with panoramic views of crystal blue water is also one of my favorite places to visit.  The view from the top is magnificent!

HPIM2442                                   Family Photo ~ Nazare ~ Summer 2004

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Music & Songs, I-Pod, I-Tunes, My Life as a Realtor, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 28

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 28:

It felt good to sleep in this morning – especially since I had gone to bed at around 3 am and was woken at around 4 am by Fo-Fo, my in-laws pup that we’re watching while they’re in Portugal… for 3 months!! Ugh!  I feel a migraine coming on.

Worked at home for a few hours – then off to the office – got a potential buyer call looking for land – printed some listing sheets for my clients to have in their home during showings and to put some in the brochure box which sits by the For Sale sign outside for any pass-byers that may have an interest in the home.

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Stopped at A & P in Brewster – then dropped everything off with my clients – made dinnerhamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, beans and a salad.  This was for hubby-hub since he leaves for Portugal on Friday and will not be having burgers and dogs for a few weeks – instead he’ll be eating lots of fish – yum for him – tuna in a can is the only fish I will eat.  Sad, I know.

August 19, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 6

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 6:

There was so much to do today… contact a few agents regarding their listings – getting my oldest son, David, ready for his trip to North Carolina – he’s driving… I’m taking deep, deep breathes right now – Oh! and I submitted an offeran over asking price offer – on a foreclosure.  My clientfirst time homebuyer – was fantastic!  Everything that got thrown at her today, she took care of it quickly and always laughing – “What is meant to be, will be”  – was her positive attitude.  This is how I feel we should go through life always saying…. “What is meant to be, will be.” 

OK, them I flew to A & P in Brewster, NY – remember, 5 kids – I mean 5 eating machines – so I spend many, MANY hours in supermarkets every week.  As a family, we eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and always have a big dinner together.  Today, I grilled steaks and made potatoes, peas, salad and Portuguese rolls.  A very quick dinner while working on the offer and calming my other first time home buyerwho’s closing is tomorrow!!!

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July 28, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School!

Summer is over – and the kids are all back to school!  I’ve gotten my 2 oldest off to Western Connecticut State University, 2 into New Fairfield High School and my youngest into New Fairfield Middle School – Whew! 

                                                                     

I was very fortunate in getting them ready for school.  With having access to many different stores for school supplies and clothes – all within 20 minutes from where I live – New Fairfield, Connecticut – which neighbors Danbury, CT to one side and Brewster, New York to the other side. 

Convenience, which is anything that saves time, energy or frustration, is very important – especially with all that is happening around us.  Here in New Fairfield, I have convenience. 

     

If I run out of milk – Shaw’s Supermarket is just 4 minutes away – or I go into Brewster to the A & P Supermarket in under 15 minutes – which helps me to take advantage of both stores weekly sales.  Need gas?  2 gas stations are also just 4 minutes away from my home.  Visiting my daughter in her dorm in Danbury – mostly to pick up her dirty laundry or drop off groceries – is just 15 minutes away, while she pretends to be miles and miles away!  My commute to my office – Century 21 V.J.F. Realty in Brewster – is also under 15 minutes away!  Convenience, convenience, convenience!

Thanks to GOOGLE for the School Bus image

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized, WestConn | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment