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My Life as a Realtor – Day 182

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 182:

CLOSING DAY!  My clients have a big day today – they are closing on their first home in Brewster, NY

But first, I have a lovely Doctors appointment that I must attend also in Brewster.

Here is my view of the ceiling while I was waiting for the Doc to come in…

Then – my fear and worry of being at the doctors office changed to full excitment for my wonderful – and I really mean wonderful – clients.  Here I am at the closing in Mr. Hogan’s office in Brewster…

January 21, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 169

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 169:

CLOSING DAY for my client!! 

The closing was held in Carmel, NY at Attorney William Shillings office.  Here are a few pics I took as I drove in Carmel

A beautiful sunny day

Just a few minutes away from the attorney’ s office – I can see “The Retreat” on the horizon

Then past Lake Gleneida

and the Historic Putnam Court House

After the closing, my client was extremely excited and it was also exciting for me to be a part of this.  As we said our goodbyes, I noticed a plaque on the wall…

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – One of my favorite movies and sayings!

January 10, 2010 Posted by | Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 113

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 113:

Hey – Day 113 on Friday the 13th!  Whatever that means…

Met with my clients in Southbury, CT to do the walk-thru.  They are so excited to finally be homeowners.  We first met a few years back when I helped them with a rental.  And now they are purchasing a home.

SSPX1038                                                                       Southbury, CT

We arrived at the home at the same time, walking right up to the front door since that is where the lockbox was located – hanging from the front door knob which was behind a storm door – which was locked!  We checked every door, window – everything was locked!  We looked for a spare key under rocks, in bird feeders – everywhere and NO KEY!  In the meantime, I had contacted the listing agent but since this was an estate – the only key was in the lockbox!  Thankfully, the brother of the previous owner had a key – Whew!  An hour and a half later, we were able to do the walk-thru.

In the meantime, I had dropped off Melissa at New Fairfield Auto Body to FINALLY pick up her car.  She was so excited and the car looked great.  NF Auto Body always takes very good care of us and I would highly recommend anyone to use their service!

SSPX1033                                                                      Melissa’s Scion

Since the closing was scheduled for 5:30, I went home and did a few things both for work and home.  Then I was off to the closing – the main event – a special event in P & K’s lives. 

SSPX1045                                My Clients Closing Attorney’s Office – Joesph Saffi – Danbury, CT

    My clients are now official HOMEOWNERS and I wish them many wonderful years in their new home!


November 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 80

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 80:

Closing Day!  Met with my client this morning to do the walk-through before closing

SSPX0860                                                       A Rainy – but wonderful Closing Day!

We made sure all was well with the house and then headed to the attorney’s office in Danbury, CT.

SSPX0861                                                                     The Closing Table

All went very well during the closing.  Afterwards, it was back to work, grocery shopping, gassed up the car, and yes – do you really think I couldn’t go a few days without a trip to…

SSPX0626                                                                         Home Depot!

I can’t wait to be done with all the painting and renovations!  That is now what my clients will be doing with their new house – many trips to purchase items to make their new house a home!

October 10, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 37

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 37:

HPIM2457                                                Making my way to the home in Mahopac, NY

Big and busy day today – Started out this morning by meeting my clients at the home they were purchasing in Mahopac, NY  – to do their walk through.  After making sure all was well – toilets flush, faucets for both hot and cold water run,  attic cleaned out, looked over the home inside and out – we were off to the closing in Bedford Hills, NY.

SSPX0511                                              Sellers attorney’s office – Bedford Hills, NY

After the closing, I went to the officeCentury 21 VJF Realty – did some work and then headed to Elmsford, NY – to the Hampton Inn for a seminar in Short Sales – very informative.

HPIM2462                                                        Hampton Inn – Elmsford, NY

Afterwards, Linda – our Broker/Owner, Eva, Caroline and I, went to The Cheese Cake Factory in White Plains, NY – What a lovely end to a wonderful day!


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

My Life as a Realtor – Day 7

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 7:

Big day today – my First Time Homebuyers CLOSED on their HOME!!  They have been through many ups and downs and I am so happy for them that this day has finally arrived.  The town of Wingdale in New York, now have new – wonderful residents.

HPIM2113                                                                Attorney’s Office – Carmel, NY

Afterwards, I flew by the my office – Century 21 VJF did some errands, picked up my daughter at work since I had her car – made dinner and ate like a piglet since I had no lunch – kept checking in on my oldest son, who drove down to North Carolina with cousin Derek and friends ~ and ~ now I will continue what I started this morning, all my on-line work.

July 29, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , | 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!!!

Picture 046                                                                        A & P in Brewster, NY

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

Closing Day for a Home in East Fishkill, NY!


Closing Day – what a wonderful day for all involved!  My buyers are a wonderful couple with two young boys, and they will make great new neighbors in East Fishkill, NY.

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East Fishkill is in Dutchess County and conveniently located off the Taconic State Parkway.


I wish them many years of happiness and joy in their new home!

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Closing, Dutchess County, East Fishkill, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shopping on a Budget in Danbury CT

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This week I went shopping in Danbury, Connecticut.  With the economy being where it is and the heating and holiday season upon us, getting the most for my dollar was, and always is, important to me.


A few stores I went into to purchase a Closing Gift and start my Holiday Shopping was on Newtown Road in Danbury – off exit 8 on I-84.  I simply parked my car and had access to a few great shops like – HOMEGOODS






All these shops with great prices – and… I saved gas too!

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November 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Economy, Homegoods, Money, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment