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My Life as a Realtor – Day 141

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 141:

Difficult getting out of bed this morning – I was up late last night… again… Ha!  Who am I kidding?  This has been every night for almost 2 years now!!  Between my Searching and Sending ListingsPromoting my Listings – my BlogReading and keeping up on all the news, new recipes and tips and sometimes posting on Active Rain, Zillow and Trulia – then there’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube and Flickr – Oh… and my 300’ish e-mails a day.  You ask, When do I have time for anything else?  One of my favorite words is – Multitasking!  that and getting very little sleep!  The rings around my eyes are proof!  But, I love what I do and hope to one day, when I’m all grown up  😉  to be a better writer.

Well enough of that – today, Wednesday – No Realtor Open House DayReal Estate continues to be melow and that is alright since I’m also cramming in my Christmas Shopping, wrapping and decorating.  I’m sure that is what most people are also doing.  Although, I do have some clients that are out looking for homes.  A few are looking in my home town of New Fairfield, CT.  Last week, after our snow fall, we were out and they made a comment about how pretty the snow looked.  I agree – here are a few photos I took today after dropping Sara off at school – these were all taken from the New Fairfield High School’s exit…

December 11, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Front Door – Top 10 Strategies for Choosing a Realtor

HGTV’s FrontDoor.com lists the Top 10 Strategies for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent – and I totally agree with all ten!

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Click here to view what you should be looking for in an agent – are they a full-time and full-service Realtor?  Are they networking on LinkedIn, Twitter and Face Book?  Do they have a BLOG?  Are they Tech-savvy?  Can and will they think like a buyer?   Are they understanding and do they listen?

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Home buying & selling can be a long and frustrating process – so choose someone your comfortable with and that will do their best to smooth the bumps along the way of buying and selling your home.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Front Door, HGTV, Realtor, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 12

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 12:

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It’s Sunday… pancake Sunday.  No appointmentstoday, things seem to be slowing down.  Notoriously, Real Estate does get a bit slower during the month of August.  I keep busy though – searching both MLS’s in NY & CT, sending any potential listings to clients that are interested in purchasing a home.  I also search for ideas for my blogs on WordPress, Active Rain, Trulia andZillow.  Then there’s networking on Twitter and Facebook, adding photos to Flickr and keeping on top of my leads in my Lead Router and Listing Book – 2 new clients joined for their free accounts on Listing Book and they seem to like it.  So, really there is never a slow day – there is always much to do.

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Today, it rained for most of the day.  I don’t recall ever having such a wet summer.  The benefit is not having to water my flowers and our reservoirs are full and flowing.  Negatives is the water that seeped into the basementtoday and that I have steak and hot dogs to barbecue for dinner.  I guess we’ll use our beach umbrella while grilling and Joe will have to find where the water in the basement is getting in from.  Thank goodness he is a “jack of all trades” and enjoys working on the house.  Just last week, he finished refacing around our front doors.  There had been clapboard siding and water had been getting into the basement from the corners of our front steps… not anymore.  Now it came in from the back steps!

Was in contact with a few clients today making 3 appointments for next week.  Sent an e-news letter to all my customers/clients in my Lead Router. After dinner, Melissa made some yummy mini margarita pizza’s.  It was a great lazy Sunday.

August 3, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Relaxing at Home

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As I sit here in my den by the fireplace, writing another post for my Blog – which is turning out to be one of my favorite daily routines! I can’t help but think about all the comforts of a HOME.  Being able to relax and enjoy homeownership is FABULOUS!

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During the winter especially, a HOME gives you warmth – and invites your family and friends during the Holidays. 

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A HOME is where memories are made and never forgotten.  I still dream of my childhood HOME – over and over.  I have friends and family that say the same – many of their dreams are also of their HOME, where they lived when they were a child.

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If taking steps toward HOMEOWNERSHIP is one of your NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS – talking to a mortgage broker is an important first step!  I highly recommend Anthony Frascone  – cell: 203-648-6713.  He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and has similar family and work ethics as I do.  GOOD LUCK and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 4, 2009 Posted by | Blogging, Buyers, Connecticut, Finance, Home, Mortgage, NY, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOW – and it did!

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How exciting – it snowed here in New Fairfield, CT  where I live and Brewster, NY where I work.  If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s also snowing on my BLOG!

The kids were excited, thinking they were going to have a snow day – or at least a delay.  Fortunately, the snow plows were out – plowing and sanding – making our roads as safe as possible – peace of mind for me since my husband leaves at 4:30 in the morning to make his way into New York City.

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Enjoy this Music Video – with Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Dean Martin

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Blogging, Brewster, Connecticut, Fun Post, New Fairfield, NY, Snow, Southeast, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment