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My Life as a Realtor – Day 58

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 58:

Office Meeting in the am – first started with a Listing Book class with Rob Rosa.  He talked about all the great things Listing Book has to offer for us as agents, and for sellers and buyers – to view current listings of homes and search like an agentCLICK on links to get a FREE account in Connecticutwww.DianaSantosCT.ListingBook.com ~~ or ~~ CLICK here for New Yorkwww.DianaSantosNY.ListingBook.com

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Afterwards, I tackled lots of paperwork to be handed into the admin department in our office – Century 21 VJF Realty – always a pleasure to be there!

On my way home – from Brewster, NY to New Fairfield, CT – I swung by my listing52 Mountain Brook Road – Brewster, NY – to add some listing sheets to the outside brochure box.

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September 22, 2009 Posted by | Listing Book, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being the Best Realtor I Can Be

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Being a member of NARThe National Association of Realtors, makes me a better Realtor.  After receiving my licenses in the states of Connecticut – where my family and I reside – and New York – where my office, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, is located – I took an oath to treat and care for ALL my clients, customers, the public and associate Realtors EQUALLY.  This is a mandatory class that all Realtors must take – it is where we learn the Code of Ethics – a Pledge of Performance and Service that we must abide by.

The National Association of Realtors adopted the Code of Ethics in 1913, following the professions of medicine, law and engineering.  CLICK below to view.

Realtor Code of Ethics

Along with my work ethics, usually always attached to me is my laptop which I take to the office and bring back home to be able to assist at any time

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cell phone– which also enables me to receive and send e-mails from anywhere, take photos and send instantly to clients of potential homes and of course – text

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my ear piece to chat while I’m in the car – since I do spend alot of time in it!

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and quite a few other fun items – camera, GPS and Flip video camera and my most favorite – my I-Pod!  When I’m driving almost an hour to show just 1 house – I at least have my music!

i-pod-guillermo-esteves                                                        Guillermo Esteves – Flickr.com

Here is just one of the songs I enjoy listening to…

                                                 “Carry on My Wayward Son” – Kansas 1976

January 30, 2009 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Year with Century 21 V.J.F. Realty

As 2008 has comes to an end, I realize how fortunate I have been to be associated with an outstanding Real Estate Office.

This past year has been a challenging year, but it has also been a year to remember, as Century 21 V.J.F. Realty celebrated it’s 30th year with Century 21… 

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attended functions and classes

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Visited many Realtor Open Houses

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Graciously accepted Awards and Celebrated the Holidays!picture-473

and listed and sold many homes despite the slow market …

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I look forward to the New Year of 2009 – and wish you and your family the very best!

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December 31, 2008 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Towns – Brewster & New Fairfield

My American Towns are New Fairfield, CT – where my husband and I live and are raising our 5 children – and – Brewster, NY – where I happily work as a REALTOR  for  Century 21 V.J.F. Realty.  I am licensed in both states and show homes in 5 counties throughout those states.  For information in and around these areas, AmericanTowns.com has some great info:

Candlewood Lake – New Fairfield, Danbury, Brookfield, Sherman & New Milford, CTpicture-245

For in and around Danbury, CT – which will include New Fairfield click here: AmericanTowns.com – CT

picture-032Brewster, NY – Milltown Road

For in and around Brewster, NY – click here: AmericanTowns.com – NY

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, 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

Food Network Grilling Recipes

grilled-burger-robert-s-donovan-booleansplit                                     Robert S. Donovan (booleansplit) – Flickr.com

 It is a beautiful day here in Brewster, NY at my office – Century 21 V.J.F. Realty.   I live just 15 minutes away in New Fairfield, CT and can’t wait to get home and barbecue!

The Food Network has a ton of recipes on line.  There are also tips to eating healthier, quick and easy recipes, videos and a “My Recipe Box” to keep all your favorites.

A few that I’m choosing from are:

So many to choose from!  Many of my buyers, when looking at potential homes, make sure the deck or patio have enough room to fit a grill and table with chairs. 

 Happy and Safe Grilling to all!

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY

June 3, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, New Fairfield, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

HOMEBUYERS SEMINAR (2)

 Once again, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty will be holding their FREE HOMEBUYERS SEMINAR!  I had written a previous post regarding what this seminar offers.

I highly suggest attending if your interested in purchasing now or in the near future.  We will have an Attorney, a Home Inspector, an Environment Specialist and Mortgage Brokers to instantly pre-approve you and/or answer any questions that you may have.  Also, you will receive approximately $5,000 in coupons for your home buying process.  You will not be disappointed!

Get to know us a bit by visiting our office’s website.

FREE HOME BUYERS SEMINAR – SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Can’t make that date – no problem, we’re having another on June 14th!

Century 21 V.J.F. Realty – 973 Route 22 – Brewster, NY 10509 – Office Phone: 845-279-7700

  WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Thanks for GOOGLE IMAGERY

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Time Blogging for Diana’s Neighborhood in NY & CT

My very first BLOG post ever thanks to a good and patient friend Diane who has her own BLOG  here.                 

This is very exciting for me because I am very passionate about my FAMILY, HOME, PETS, NEIGHBORHOOD and my career as a REALTOR with Century 21 V.J.F. Realty  – specializing in 2 states and 5 counties:    

             NEW YORK – Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties  ~ and ~

             CONNECTICUT – Fairfield and parts of Litchfield Counties   

In my BLOG you will find information and events in the neighborhoods I service for both BUYERS and SELLERS – and from time to time posts on anything revolving in and outside a HOME.

Please come back and visit dropping me a comment and a suggestion.

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

April 7, 2008 Posted by | Blogging, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, NY | , , , , , , | 6 Comments