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Home For Sale ~ Mahopac NY

Home For Sale ~ Mahopac NY

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February 21, 2011 Posted by | Home, Mahopac, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 89

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 89:

Sunday – rained – all day long!

Started my morning in Ridgefield, CT to show 2 homes

SSPX0894                                         A rainy Ridgefield Sunday morning

SSPX0896                                                 Driving down Historic Main Street

SSPX0903                                          Lovely pond  views from one of the homes

Then we made our way into New York to view 6 more homes in Brewster…   Patterson…   Carmel…   and Mahopac.   And it rained the entire day!

October 23, 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.

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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!

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

My Life as a Realtor – Day 17

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 17:

Where did today go?  I woke up early, took care of chores, e-mails, calls, wrote a new post for my Blog, set up appointments.   The next thing I knew – I was heading back from my appointment, getting home at almost 8pm.  Luckily, my son David made dinner – grilled steak, mashed potatoes and green beans – I was starving when I got in and enjoyed eating dinner cold – I didn’t even bother warming it up!

My appointment was with a customer looking for a rental – we viewed a home in Mahopac, NY and 2 townhouses in Brewster, NY.  All three were very nice, but our search will continue.

Tonight, I will take some time to myself and have a Friday Movie Night.  I rented “Obsessed” from Redbox at Shaw’s yesterday, and my couch is awaiting!  Just hope I don’t fall asleep during the movie as I always do.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding a Good Real Estate Agent

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Finding a good Real Estate Agent can be tricky.  You can start your search on the web, maybe by company – like Century 21, then by state and finally narrowing it to a certain town or area(s) your interested in.  Lets say Putnam County in New York in either Brewster, Patterson, Carmel, Kent, Mahopac, Putnam Valley   –  Century 21 VJF Realty handles all these areas – along with Westchester, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties in New York – and counties through out Connecticut.

After finding a Real Estate office your comfortable with, now you can search for a Realtor – one that suits the needs of their clients, being available evenings, weekends and holidays – a full time agent.  Maybe you prefer someone who has experience, is full of knowledge, energetic, is up on all that is going on in TODAY’S market – including foreclosures, short sales and the explosion of networking with Facebook, Twitter, Active Rain, has a website and/or a Blog!  If not, then at least consider an agent that has a computer at home so they have access to getting  info at all times – and – a cell phone!

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As a Realtor, I have come across agents that DO NOT HAVE A CELL PHONE – or don’t give out their cell phone number – or turn off their phones at 6pm – ??  Others that leave their laptop in the office, therefore not having access to the Multiple Listing Service until they’re back in the office – Mmmm??  In my book, these agents are part timers – not full time agents.  I’m sure they have their reasons, and my guess is it works for them and they’re OK with it.  But, if your not, make sure sure you ask questions BEFORE you set up an appointment to meet and go out with a Realtor.  Ask why they got into Real Estate – because they love looking at houses and they can make their own hours – or – because they are passionate about selling homes, they eat, sleep and dream of Real Estate!  Ask if they would be available when it’s convenient for YOU – what time can you call them until – what areas do they show and sell in.  Also, while getting to know them, see if they seem honest, have a sense of humor, patience and are they LISTENING to you and what YOU need – you’ll appreciate all of these qualities in an agent to get you through the process of buying and/or selling your home which can be one of the most complex and significant financial event in your life!

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Putnam County, Real Estate, Realtor, Sellers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carmel, NY – A Place to Call Home

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Carmel, NY is located in Putnam County – consisting of hamlets in Carmel, Mahopac and Mahopac Falls. Located just a few miles from the Westchester County border and approximately 55 miles from NYC, with access to I-84 and the Croton Falls and Southeast Train Station for commuting.  The population of Carmel is approximately, just under, 35,000 and the residents are able to enjoy the rural charm of the village and Historical significance.  Lake Gleneida – with a statue of Sybil Ludington, is located just across from the Putnam County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark erected in 1814.  There are also other lakes – Lake Carmel, ponds,reservoirs, parks, farms and horse stables –  adding the picturesque scenery.

 

Children either attend the Carmel Schools  –  or  –  the Mahopac Schools.

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Some wonderful places to visit in Carmel –

Carmel offers many Condo/Townhouse complexes – Hunter’s Glen, Sparrow Ridge, The Fairways, Misty Hills, Twin Brook Manor, Kings Grant, Vista on the Lake, Woodland Trail, Clearing in the Woods, the new Country Villas at Stoneleigh and for adult active communities – also new Stoneleigh Woods and The Retreat.

If your looking to purchase a home – or sell your home …. Feel free to contact me via cell or text: 203-648-2619 – or – e-mail me at:  Diana.Santos@Century21.com – any day, any time!

For more information –  Carmel, NY – Postcard History Series from Amazon.com  

My Photos were enhanced through PicNik.com 

January 11, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Carmel, Condo/Townhomes, Historical Homes, Home, Lake Carmel, Lake Gleneida, Mahopac, NY, Putnam County, Sellers, Southeast, Uncategorized, Westchester County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment