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Buying Foreclosures

Buying Foreclosures – Tips for Foreclosure Profits  –  From About.com

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November 18, 2010 Posted by | Buyers, Home, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 52

Yeah it’s Friday!  I know, your confused – today is Sunday – but because of being busy, I am behind in my daily posts.

So, Friday – pouring rain – all day long…

Went to take some photos of my new listing      ***********CLICK to View Listing Sheet**********

HPIM2501                                                 View of Front Yard from Living Room

I put up my Century 21 VJF Realty For Sale Sign and looked like a wet dog by the time I was done.  I did have a good laugh when I looked in the rear view mirror and notice my mascara had run!

HPIM2531                                                            52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

Now this spaciously – recently updated home with beautiful property and in-ground swimming pool is just off of Milltown Road in Brewster, NY and minutes to Route 22 and I-684.

Finished up some work – both for Real Estate and home – then I was off to Danbury, CT to meet with an appraisor for my clients property – a foreclosure – that they are looking to purchase.

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Then stopped at A & P in Danbury, CT for groceries and mums. Yes, I am slowly adapting to the fact that fall is a comin!

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 30

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 30:

Morning appointment – a CMA(Comparative Marketing Analysis) in Brewster.  A lovely couple with a beautiful house looking to put it on the market – I can’t wait to share this with you!

Then – off to the office – just for a bit until it was time to show a home in New Fairfield – 3rd showing.

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By now I was starving, so I treated myself to an iced coffee and an old fashioned donut at Dunkin Donuts in New Fairfield

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Then it was time to shop for hubby hub – he’s leaving for Portugal… tomorrow!

So, I ran to Marshalls in Danbury …

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and then to Sears at the Danbury Fair Mall.

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I was able to buy all that was needed in both stores.  Went home, made dinner – then back out to take photos of a foreclosure and to show a condo in Danbury.

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 29

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 29:

On this lovely day I had a ~ mammogram ~ Yup, I said it!  Mount Kisco Medical Group in Brewster, NY– were fantastic!  This was my first time and I can honestly say I will never hesitate to set up future appointments.

Since there were signed posted – no cell phone use!  I had no other choice, but to put mine on vibrate – only checking my e-mail from time to time – and entertained myself by deleting photos from my camera – this helped to keep the jitters down.

After the good news that everything was A – OK – I was off to an appointment in New Fairfield – then home to grab my lap top – on my way to the office, I received the wonderful news that my clients offer on a foreclosure had been accepted – Yeah!  I am so happy for them – they totally deserve this.

Our office had one Open HouseCLICK to view – Colonial on cul-de-sac in Brewster

Then back home– where each time I drive in and out of my driveway – as well as my 2 kids that drive and Joe – we have Fo-Fo that refuses to move – he just stands in front of your car –

HPIM2325             Fo-Fo – my in-laws pup ~ reason for my extra gray hairs

David made dinner – I went back out with Amanda to drop off some more brochures and other items for my listing in New Fairfield ~

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August 20, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 8

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 8:

It’s Wednesday – Hump Day – Yahoo!  Allstate Insurance adjuster came over to view some smoke damage in our home.  Before he arrived, I make sure all the rooms were as neat as a pin – I have a bit of OCD – always have, always will.

Worked on a CMA for past clients that may be interested in selling their home.

Dealing with an offer on a foreclosure and another on a short sale.

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And… here is my new listing!!  150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT – CLICK

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

It’s COLD Outside!

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Boy is it COLD outside!  Yesterday, I showed a home in Brookfield, CT – nice, cozy – warm cape.  My clients took their time and checked everything out – the way viewing homes should be.  Then we made our way into Danbury, CT– Brrrr!!!  We viewed two Foreclosures – with no HEAT!!  Both had been winterized so that the pipes wouldn’t freeze – too bad I did!  By the second home, my toes and hands were numb and my nose was running – but I couldn’t feel it!  I DON’T know how people work outdoors – like my husband.

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My state of mind says it’s only November and technically we are still in the Fall season – but – Mother Nature seems to want winter here – NOW!  So, lesson learned for me – time to wear a winter coatscarf – warm boots AND bring something warm to drink for me and my clients!

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November 22, 2008 Posted by | Brookfield, Buyers, Connecticut, Danbury, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment