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My Life as a Realtor – Day 31

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 31:

An early start today since Joe, hubby hub, was leaving for Portugal!  We packed his suitcase, then he did a few things around the yard – we had lunch, dropped off Amanda at a birthday party in the Candlewood Lake neighborhood and then made our way to Mt. Vernon.  I got lucky and didn’t have to drive all the way to Newark Airport in New Jersey.  Joe and our brother-in-law planned to leave on the same day, so, our nephew, Michael,  drove them. Whew!  I was really, REALLY greatful that I did not have to drive more than I did in the storm.  Which, when we left New Fairfield, was just a simple sprinkle.  Then we arrived in Mt. Vernon – where Frank was waiting for us – when we looked up at the sky, this is what we saw…


Yikes!  We better move our tails – this looks scary!SSPX0491

As they frantically got their suitcases into Michael’s car, I couldn’t help but think I better hurry and say my goodbye’s since I had an almost hour ride ahead of me.


This is the lovely view when I approached the Cross County Parkway.  I made it to the office to finish preparing for an evening CMA on condo to list for sale in Danbury

When I left, I couldn’t help but think how nice, really, really nice these people were – I have been very fortunate lately with all my clients – they are awesome!

August 22, 2009 Posted by | Danbury, Mt. Vernon, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Clouds

cloud-reflection-aussiegall                                  aussiegall – Flickr.com                                        “Cloud Reflection”

littlehouse-onthe-hillside-ichaz                                  iChaz – Flickr.com                            “Storm Clouds on the Prairie”

 For this Fridays Flickr Foto Fun Day – I have chosen a few pics of CLOUDS – in respect to all the snow and ice storms we’ve had – and another is due tomorrow!

clouds-meanest-indian                                                 Meanest Indian – Flickr.com        “Fluffy Clouds”

rainbow-cloud-linhngan                                  linhngan– Flickr.com                           “Rainbow Cloud”


                                 Nagy David – Flickr.com                           “Night Clouds”

As a Realtor, I have had the pleasure viewing homes throughout New York and Connecticut – and viewing many different CLOUDS– Fluffy, See-Thru, Storm, Scattered and Scary clouds!  Hope you enjoy these wonderful photos taken by some very talented photographers and posted on Flickr.com

January 9, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Life as a Realtor, NY, Realtor, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clouds for a Wintery Mix in New Fairfield, CT & Brewster, NY

snow-clouds-ashoct28                                                     ashoct28 – Flickr.com

Clouds are everywhere  – where I live in New Fairfield, CT and where I work in Brewster, NY.  We are due for a wintery mix – rain and snow which will then change over to ice.  Although, I am pleased to say,  that it doesn’t seem to stop my buyers who are looking to purchase a home.

winter-ice-takacsi75                                                                         takacsi75 – Flickr.com

and… as long as the driveways are plowed and walkways are clean to homes that we’re viewing – I’m good to go!

 shoveling-girlinthecafe                                    GIRLintheCAFE – Flickr.com

Viewing homes in the winter does have some advantages.  You can see how cozy the house is – are there drafts – or possibly rooms that are poorly heated and/or insulated.  Rooms can vary – for example those with vaulted ceilings hold all the heat high above.  Simply installing fans to draw the heat down can help.  Or, rooms that were once a porch and now enclosed, may need more insulation and so on.

enclosed-porch-plesantpointinn                                            pleasantpointinn – Flickr.com

Also, while viewing the homes property in the winter, when all the leaves and shrubs are gone, helps to see the entire acreage – along with what is neighboring the property.


                                                      Lisa Sanderson – Flickr.com

So, I invite all those interested in going out to view homes – in the snow – ice – cold and wind!


January 7, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Connecticut, First Time Home Buyers, Home, New Fairfield, NY, Snow, Southeast, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Heaven Need A Realtor?

Yesterday, while driving home from Poughquag, NY, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the sky looked.  It was blue with large cotton ball clouds all around.  By late afternoon, when the sun started going down, it’s rays lit numerous clouds making the sight breathless.  Which then led me to think – DOES HEAVEN NEED A REALTOR?

sky-in-flower-aussiegall                                                       Aussiegall – Flickr.com

Heaven goes on and on – it’s a never ending place of peace, happiness and beauty where I know my dad is. But with all this space, I wonder if there is someone, like a REALTOR Angel, in charge of showing where someone should “live”??


I’m thinking there’s no worry of choices since every inch of Heaven is beautiful – there is no price range – no need of staying within your commuting time.  There’s no fear of falling behind on your mortgage or taxes – no fear of foreclosure.  There’s no dreading of having to do the chores that come with homeownership and most of us really don’t care to do – like mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters and painting. 

As a compassionate Realtor, I put myself in my buyers shoes.  Respecting their price range, hopefully minimizing the chance of them getting behind in their house payments.  Being diligent in my search, sometimes looking in both states of Connecticut and New York and all 5 counties.  Dedicating many hours as I am always available and committed to each and every client. 

Why?? Maybe I’m a Realtor Angel in training.

sunshine-aussiegall1                                                              Aussiegall – Flickr.com

Now, please note, I am in no rush to take on this position!!  I hope to have many, many more years with my FAMILY and in a career that I absolutely love.  Real Estate is part of my life – life here on earth.  Which reminds me of a quote I once read – “The Best Investment on Earth, is Earth”  by Louis Glickman 1957.

 the-future-is-in-our-hands-aussiegall                                                                               Aussiegall – Flickr.com

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Fun Post | , , , , , , | Leave a comment