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Realtor Open House Day

Realtor Open House Day for my new listing :

                                           3202 Village Drive ~ Brewster NY

                                         ~~~~~~~ CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet  ~~~~~~~

Come to view this beautifully, updated condo in Blackberry Village in Brewster NY from 1 to 3pm tomorrow – Wednesday, July 7th while enjoying Paninis from Aversanos!

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July 7, 2010 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, My Listing, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 78

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 78:

Today is Realtor Open House Day.  Carolyn was so kind to set up all the homes we were going to view – along with a Pre-Revolutionary 1732 Homestead that was not on the Open House list, but we were very anxious to pre-view for potential clients.  But first, before our fun afternoon, I went to the New Fairfield Post Office, then the New Fairfield Hardware store – Joe needed some caulking for repairs he’s doing to our front doors.

SSPX0827                                            Carolyn driving near Quaker Road in NY bordering CT

Then, Carolyn – who graciously drove, Eva and I were off!  Our 1st home was in Brewster ~ 85 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet ~ the listing agent had a delicious Apple Cake…

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House # 2 was on the same block ~ 129 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet  – House # 3 was located in Patterson   ~ 25 Phillard Ct ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet

SSPX0822                                            Beautiful chandelier in one of the homes we viewed

House #4 in Pawling ~ 43 Meeting House Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheetA gorgeous log cabin listed for $1,299,900 – not your typical log cabin!

SSPX0829                          Original Quaker Meeting House – on Meeting House Road in Pawling, NY

House #5 ~ 42 Grandview Ave ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet  – moving on to House #6 ~ 14 Summit Ave ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet

SSPX0858                                               Circa 1732 – Rich in History with a secret room!

House #7  – Our absolute favorite!  148 Hurds Corners Road in Pawling, NY – a circa 1732 – Pre-Revolutionary Homestead – the Keeping Room which was once a tavern.

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SSPX0832                                                         3 acres with a pond and stream

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and the best part – up in the attic, hidden under floor boards was the secret room…

SSPX0846                                               Secret room was said to be used to hide soldiers

Other features of this historic home, 3 staircases, 3 fireplaces and 2 wood burning stoves, beehive oven with cooking crane, beamed ceilings – perfect for the antique lover!

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Historical Homes, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Pawling, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 71

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 71:

Yahoo – Realtor Open House Day!  Went to the office – picked up 2 associates in my office ~ Century 21 VJF Realty  – Carolyn and Eva.

But first – before the start of viewing homes – I had to FedEx checks to another Real Estate office for a client.

Then… we were off!   Our first home was located in Hopewell Junction – an oversized Raised Ranch with a mother daughter set up – 14 Taconic Drive – Hopewell Junction, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet.  The listing agent – Susan – is a very good friend of mine and I wish her much luck with her new listing!  Offered at $535,000.

SSPX0781                                                               View from the front door…

It was great seeing Susan again, then off to house #2 –263 Old Quaker Hill Road ~ Pawling, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet.  This home was awesome!  A gracious 1880 Quaker HillPawling, NY residence, once owned by a sister of renowned broadcaster and Quaker Hill resident Lowell Thomas.   Offered at $2,500.00

SSPX0786   Views from rear terrace of apple & peach orchard, gardens and access to a spectacular 90′ waterfall

After viewing this wonderful home from the basement to the attic – and having a tasty lunch – Eva, Carolyn and I were off down Quaker Hill which is on the edge of the Connecticut and New York border and is recognized for its History and beautiful views including horse farms

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 With full tummy’s – we made our way to Patterson, NY to view another home42 Jordan Drive – Patterson, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet – the listing agent is another Realtorfriend – Jeannine.  This cozy home is cute as a button and has had many updates making it a move-in ready home. Offered at $189,000.

SSPX0789                                                  An interesting lawn ornament!

Last, but not least ~ another fantastic home in Brewster, NY – 34 Indian Wells Road – Brewster, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing SheetThis home had wonderful details and each room was decorated beautifully.

Then I was off, solo, to Southbury, CT – to meet with an appraisor for clients purchasing their first home.  I arrived about an hour early – so, what do you think I did in the meantime…

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Yup, I went food shopping… again!   It seems that everyday I need something – today it was water bottles and something for dinner.  I ended up filling my cart – nothing new since I always take full advantage of items that are on sale.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Connecticut, Historical Homes, Hopewell Junction, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Pawling, Southbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Realtor Open House Day in CT & NY

This past Wednesday, Realtor Open House Day took me to 3 beautiful homes – the 1st in New Fairfield, CT – the 2nd in Holmes, NY and the 3rd in Patterson, NY.  It was a beautiful day, we had great food, good conversation and 3 more homes I’d like to share with you and my clients! 

<CLICK on each town to view listing sheet for each home >

Here are some cell phone pics I took on my way to the home in New Fairfield, CT

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If interested in viewing any of these homes – please contact me at your convenience! 

Diana ~ Cell: 203-648-2619

July 12, 2009 Posted by | Cell Phone Pics, Connecticut, Holmes, New Fairfield, NY, Patterson, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homes Visited During Realtor Open House Day

During this past Wednesdays Realtor Open House Day – Carolyn and I viewed 2 MAGNIFICENT HOMES with AWESOME VIEWS – no wonder why I love my job!

Home with views of the Middle Branch Reservoir

Home with views over moutains and reservoir

 

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, Life as a Realtor, NY, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Realtor Open House Day in Patterson, NY

Yesterday was Realtor Open House Day in Putnam County.  Here is one of the homes I viewed in Patterson, NY – It’s been renovated inside and out – ready to just move right in!

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For more information and interior photos – or to view this home – call or text Diana – Cell: 203-648-2619 or send me an e-mail – Diana.Santos@Century21.com 

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April 2, 2009 Posted by | Home, NY, Patterson, Putnam County, Putnam Lake, Realtor, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Cell Phone Pic – Carmel, NY

During a Realtor Open House Day, I visited an historic home in Carmel, NY.  Built in the 1760’s, this home is loaded with charm and of course… history.  Everything from the architecture to the furniture and decorative items – including this antique telephone, which brought me back in time. Or so I could wonder what it was like…

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March 11, 2009 Posted by | Carmel, Cell Phone Pics, Realtor Open House | , , , , | Leave a comment

Realtor Open House Day – Carmel

This week for Realtor Open House Day, we viewed a piece of history!  Originally built in 1760 and added onto throughout the 1800’s, this home in Carmel, NY has approximately 5,700 square feet, 4 fireplaces, ornate moldings and wide plank floors

Please call for more info – cell: 203-648-2619

Here is a sneak peek –

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If these walls could talk…

February 28, 2009 Posted by | Carmel, Historical Homes, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day (5)

In Westchester County last Thursday, Carolyn – an associate Realtor in my office – and I saw some magnificent homes

  Our first home, currently on the market for $12,500,000 in BEDFORD – NY,was an 1927 Georgian Manor house built with original bricks from a 16th Century English Estate.  With over 23 acres, a pool, barn, twin gate houses and a multi car garage – we were in awe while viewing every room, including the maids quarters, attic and we even dared to view the basement!  All the while wondering – Oh! – If These Walls Could Talk.

We moved onto a lovely Country House in POUND RIDGE, NY.  This home was built in 1958 and designed by Livingston Elder.  With over 2 acres, a pool, fruit trees and overlooking the Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, making this home a private oasis.  It is currently on the market for $1,395,000.

 

 Last, but not least, we viewed another home in Pound Ridge, The Byron Stratton House – a Historical Pound Ridge Landmark.  This Colonial, with over 6,000 square feet on over 6 acres, was originally buit in Connecticut, then brought over and rebuilt in it’s current position in 1934.  With 6 working fireplaces, a library, conservatory, gymnasium, pool, gazebo and pond – this home is a true gem.  It is currently listed for $3,999,900.

  WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Bedford, Historical Homes, Pound Ridge, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized, Westchester County | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Historic Fowler House – Carmel, NY

 Another wonderful Realtor Open House Day.  Carolyn and I made our way from East Fishkill, NY to Carmel, NY – leaving the best for last!

  The Historic Fowler House, built in 1739, is a 5,410 square foot Farm House on 1.460 acres – holds 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 8 fireplaces and loads of history.  Much of this homes original features still stand – from the trim work, windows, stagecoach mounting block and it’s very own ice house.                             

                                                              

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  It is said that President George Washington stayed here – Oh,  if these walls could talk ….

                                                                              

I wish I could go back in time!  Visiting these historic homes through out up-state New York lets me feel like I am!

               

                                                                            

Own a piece of History!  Call for more information on this home and many other historic homes.

                      Diana – Cell: 203-648-2619      ~     E-Mail: Diana.Santos@Century21.com

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Carmel, Historical Homes, NY, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day (3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Realtor Open House Day this past Wednesday.  An associate of mine, Carolyn, and I attended a Marketing & Technology Seminar  in White Plains, NY.  The seminar was given by Realtor.com and was educational.  Unfortunately, it took us over 30 minutes to exit the parking garage!

We made our way back into Brewster, NY – making it to only 1 Open House in Brewster – but well worth it.  The home is was listed for $349,000.  It’s backyard leads up to Tonetta Lake and the 2 car garage has been converted into a home office – perfect for home based entrepreneurs.  Currently, the homeowner houses her clothing business for plus size designs, Love Your Peaches. 

Looking to save lots on gas by just taking a few steps from your home to your office – AND – when it’s time for your lunch break, looking at this view can be inspiring.

Interested in viewing this home?  Feel free to contact me for more information or to set up an appointment to tour this home, Tonetta Lake and the Village of Brewster – just minutes from Interstate 684.

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

April 29, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Uncategorized, White Plains | , , , , | Leave a comment

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day (2)

On Wednesday, it was Realtor Open House Day again here in Putnam County!  An associate of mine, Carolyn Wachter and I, set out for our visits to our offices new listings as well as others.

It was a beautiful day, and the first home on our agenda was in Kent, NY – moving on to a new 55 and Better community, currently in construction in Carmel, NY and then – without even knowing – we made our way to Patterson, NY to view an older home – which is always at the top of our must see list.

The Federal Style House, built in 1795, is owned by an Academy Award Winning Actor.  The wide-plank floor boards, the numerous fireplaces, the architect throughout the home was mesmerizing.  I always find myself wondering what it must have been like living here over 100 years ago – no electric, running water, telephone – no television!

In the Patterson Historical Society Book, where this home is featured, Carolyn read that a previous owner would bring her cow into her room at night to sleep.  I couldn’t help but think, “If These Walls Could Talk”. 

The listing agent took us on a tour of the home from top to bottom and into the barn-turned-guest-house overlooking the 41 plus acres estate – BEAUTIFUL!

Oh, and I was also able to view “The Oscar” sitting in the corner of a room – the cherry on top of a perfect day – my day… in the Life as a Realtor.

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 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Carmel, Kent, Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Realtor Open House | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day

Theraputic Horse FacilityEvery Wednesday is Realtor Open House Day here in Putnam County, New York.  As a Realtor, Open House day is informative and fun!  We view new listings and meet each listing agent.  We also have the opportunity to get to know the area the home is located in and network with other agents.

Viewing my office’s own listings is important for us to be prepared for buyer calls.  It is impossible for a listing agent to input every bit of information about a home into the listing sheet.  Therefore, the listing agent shows us around, pointing out updates and facts about the home.  This also helps if your an agent searching for a buyer who is viewing homes on line, viewing photos is never the same as actually being in the home – especially if there are little or bad photos! 

Agents will host their Realtor Open House by serving lunch, dessert or give a bottle of wine.  They also pass out a listing sheet on the property and answer any questions that we may have.

On our last Open House day, we had beautiful weather and I was able to take of few photos on our journey from one house to another.  This photo was taken at Pegasus Farm – a Therapeutic Horse Facility in Brewster, NY.  The other Realtors watched – and laughed –  from the car as I attempted to take this photo – this cutie was very big and very intimidating!

April 11, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Life as a Realtor, Realtor Open House | , , , , , , | Leave a comment