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My Life as a Realtor – Day 138

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 138:

Today is a very special day – my mom arrives from Portugal!  Yahoo!!  She will be here for the Holidays and through the beginning of Spring – and I am thrilled!

While I worked, cleaned, baked and cooked, my brother-in-law, Richie, and nephew, Derek, made their way to Newark AirportAfter picking up my mom, they made their way back to New Fairfield, CT – where we enjoyed celebrating mom arrival with my sister, brother and their families.  We were all excited to have our Ma back!

                                                                  Me and my Ma

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December 9, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 49

Kids back to school after a long weekend…  Boo-Hoo, no more wearing white!   As I am writing this, Joe is in flight – somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, coming back from Portugal after 2-1/2 weeks.  He’s due to arrive in Newark Airport in New Jersey at around 1:30 this afternoon.  My dilemma will be picking him up from his sister’s house (Joe, his sister Isabel, brother-in-law Frank and youngest nephew, Daniel – are flying in together and our oldest nephew, Michael will be picking them up – Whew, I know!)  OK, so all I have to do is be in Mt. Vernon, NY – which the distance from my home in New Fairfield, CT to there is about 50 minutes – which means I have to leave Connecticut at around 3:30.  No problem, except… I also have an appointment in Southbury, CT – about 35 minutes in the opposite direction – and I have to make a special “Welcome Back” dinner.  OK, time to have faith that all will work out – I get frustrated thinking that I can’t do it all – that I’ll have family and clients disappointed in me.

Airplane Window - HAMED MASOUMI                                                                      HAMED MASOUMI – Flickr.com

It’s a good thing I’m busy this morning with work and my household chores – this will help speed the day up.  Starting this morning off – after my youngest 3 were all in school by 7:30 am – I read an article on AOL about a mother, Molly Chen, who was inspired to start a business while feeding her son and watching Oprah.  Her business idea was clip on bibs – instead of tieing them around a babies neck, they snap on to a matching onesie – I thought of how many bibs I went through with my 5 children’s feedings and drooling.  Check out her bibs for babies – Bibs and Match, LLC ~ CLICK ~

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Got to workcleaningstarted dinner – and off I was to my appointment – David was picking up hubby hub – Hot Diggity Dog – problem solved!  Melissa watched dinner in the oven while I showed a very nice home and was able to submit an offer – although, after speaking with the listing agent, I found out that there is a full asking price offer on the table – just came in this afternoon – but, I still have hope!  I also spoke with 2 other agents  – one giving me a referral for commercial property – the other to do him a favor and show a listing to clientsof his since he will be out-of-town – also spoke with a client who increased her offer on a multi-family home and gave some information and advice to another client who’s also interested in also submitting an offer.  Busy day – and I Love Busy Days!

September 9, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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…

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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.

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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