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My Life as a Realtor – Day 76

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 76:

I can’t believe I have to go back to Home Depot… again… since the moulding that Joe purchased yesterday was, well – I’ll be nice… or maybe I won’t – it was just darn ugly!!!

Stopped by my clients home first to have him sign a price reduction2A Hudson Drive ~ New Fairfield, CT

HPIM2535                                                                      Water View of Ball Pond

Then off to the office ~ Century 21 VJF Realty ~ Brewster, NY…

Home to pick up Jonathan and drop him off for soccer practice…


All while talking, texting and e-mailing clientsI love my phone, I love my phone, I love my phone…  To be able to assist all of my clients from anywhere and everywhere is awesome!  How did we ever manage without cell phones

Oh, I remember when I was pregnant with Amanda – who is now 17.   Two weeks before my due date,  my husband was at a soccer game about an hour away – and of course, I go into labor and Joe has no cell phone!  In the end, it all work out – my sister, Lisa, who was also expecting ~ her son Derek ~ came and stayed with Melissa – who was 3 1/2 – and David – who was 1 1/2.  My brother-in-law, Richie,  drove me to the hospital – where all the nurses mistook him for my husband and kept wanting to examine me with him in the room!  Miraculously, my contractions seemed to slow down – I think Amanda decided to wait for her daddy before making her dramatic entrance – so, I was told to go take a walk around the hospital halls.  Poor Richie came with me – wobble, wobble – down the hall I went – and to my surprise, when I reached the end of one of the hallways where the elevators were – the doors opened and there was my Joe – soak and wet due to a terrible rain storm during the game – but he was there and Amanda was born – healthy, happy and  beautiful!

October 8, 2009 Posted by | Ball Pond, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 42

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 42:

Kids started school today – Yippee!  I was so excited for them, I couldn’t get to sleep last night – you’d think it was my first day back to school!

SSPX0539                             Cell Phone PicDriving into School EntranceNew Fairfield Schools

Phone calls – e-mails and texting through-out the day.  What’s great is I could do all of this anywhere – anytime!  Some of my clients are night owls – just like me – so getting a message from them at midnight, or later, doesn’t faze me a bit.  Other Realtors just don’t understand why I never turn my phone off – NEVER! I say – since it would drive me crazy wondering if I have a message – one that usually only takes a few minutes of my time and makes both me and my client happy.  So, turn OFF my phone – NEVER!!

Sprint Instinct                                                         Sprint Instinct – Google Imagery

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

Putnam Lake – Patterson, NY – Ducks!

Another cell phone pic to share with you…

Driving back from an appointment, I passed Putnam Lake in Patterson, NY.  My first thought was about how beautiful the lake looked – blue and not frozen!  Then I noticed…



 At first, they began to come towards me – when I raised my cell phone to take a photo, they turned and started going the opposite way.  Then, all I said was, “Hey Baby” – and they quickly scurried across the water and started to fly away!  Gosh! 


Next time, I’ll just take the picture and keep my big mouth shut!

For listings of homes on or near Put Lake

                                                 ~ Diana ~ Cell: 203-648-2619 ~ E-Mail:  Diana.Santos@Century21.com

April 1, 2009 Posted by | Cell Phone Pics, Fun Post, NY, Patterson, Putnam Lake | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Find a Home on TRULIA Real Estate Search


The other day I was asked by a client, where could he search on line for ALL currently listed homes for sale.  One of the Real Estate sites I mentioned was TRULIA Real Estate Search (click)


You input what state, town and price of home your interested in – and VOILA!  Oogles and oodles of HOMES!  You can search from the comfort of your own home – during a break at work – or even on your phone!


Then, when you find a few potential listings – call a REALTOR for more information, set up an appointment to view some of these properties and your on your way to purchasing a home! 


If you need assistance in Westchester, Putnam or Dutchess Counties in New York – or – Fairfield and parts of Litchfield Counties in Connecticut – feel free to contact me – I’d be happy to walk you down the path of HOMEOWNERSHIP! 

Diana Santos – call or text: 203-648-2619 – E-Mail: Diana.Santos@Century21.com or visit me on Trulia.com

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Connecticut, Dutchess, Dutchess County, Fairfield County, First Time Home Buyers, Home, Litchfield County, NY, Putnam County, Real Estate, Realtor, Trulia.com, Uncategorized, Westchester County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment