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AAA Tips on Saving Gas

AAA Tips on Saving Gas…

We could all use some helpful saving tips.  This You Tube video was from a Twitter friend.

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Twitter, Uncategorized, You Tube | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 141

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 141:

Difficult getting out of bed this morning – I was up late last night… again… Ha!  Who am I kidding?  This has been every night for almost 2 years now!!  Between my Searching and Sending ListingsPromoting my Listings – my BlogReading and keeping up on all the news, new recipes and tips and sometimes posting on Active Rain, Zillow and Trulia – then there’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube and Flickr – Oh… and my 300’ish e-mails a day.  You ask, When do I have time for anything else?  One of my favorite words is – Multitasking!  that and getting very little sleep!  The rings around my eyes are proof!  But, I love what I do and hope to one day, when I’m all grown up  😉  to be a better writer.

Well enough of that – today, Wednesday – No Realtor Open House DayReal Estate continues to be melow and that is alright since I’m also cramming in my Christmas Shopping, wrapping and decorating.  I’m sure that is what most people are also doing.  Although, I do have some clients that are out looking for homes.  A few are looking in my home town of New Fairfield, CT.  Last week, after our snow fall, we were out and they made a comment about how pretty the snow looked.  I agree – here are a few photos I took today after dropping Sara off at school – these were all taken from the New Fairfield High School’s exit…

December 11, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mama Mancini’s Meatballs

Mama Mancini’s Meatballs is following me on Twitter.  Whenever I receive an update on any new followers – I always check out their Twitter page and if they have a Blog or Website to help decide if I would be interested in following them – which by the way, I am following Chef Daniel Mancini on Twitter.  Now, I’m sure you’ve heard Twitter being mentioned from just about everyone – your kids, celebrities, news channels,…  Watch this YouTube video on Twitter in Plain English

Well, Mama Mancini’s Meatballs are Daniel’s Grandmothers recipes that she brought over from Italy – simply devine!  Watch this video as Daniel cooks these delicious meatballs and sauce while talking about his loving grandmother with Martha Stewart…..  

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Twitter accounts are FREE!  Here is my Twitter name if your interested in following me.. On your home page – under “Find People”  – DianaSantosC21

October 8, 2009 Posted by | Martha Stewart, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies

Today on TV, there was a “Haunted House” show – starting my kick-off for Halloween’ish posts – we have 34 days to go.  Ironically, today someone on Twitter agreed to follow me – Nicole Weston – who has a great Blog with tummy pleasing recipes – one of which is Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies ~ CLICK ~ for recipe

Halloween M&M's                                                                Brandy Shaul – Flickr.com

Form more great recipes, visit:  www.BakingBites.com

September 27, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Recipes, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Front Door – Top 10 Strategies for Choosing a Realtor

HGTV’s FrontDoor.com lists the Top 10 Strategies for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent – and I totally agree with all ten!

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Click here to view what you should be looking for in an agent – are they a full-time and full-service Realtor?  Are they networking on LinkedIn, Twitter and Face Book?  Do they have a BLOG?  Are they Tech-savvy?  Can and will they think like a buyer?   Are they understanding and do they listen?

Twitter                                                          Find me on Twitter…  DianaSantosC21

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 Find me on Face Book…  Diana Alves Santos

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                               Find me on LinkedIn…  Diana Santos

Home buying & selling can be a long and frustrating process – so choose someone your comfortable with and that will do their best to smooth the bumps along the way of buying and selling your home.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Front Door, HGTV, Realtor, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I TWITTER… do you?

OK everyone – I admit it… I twit tweets to my tweeps on TWITTER!  and I LOVE it!twitter

I first started a Twitter account almost 1-1/2 years ago – which is FREE – for networking purposes.  It enabled me to get in touch with other Realtors across the country and read about how they work while assisting buyers and sellers – what sites they found useful – like Active Rain, what cameras they were using – like my wonder FLIP Camera and many other helpful adviceWe share stories of our lives as Realtors both in the office and at home – give advice, support and from time to time  – we “Twit” to vent.  Now my Twitter account has grown to over 1,200 people that are “Following” me and an almost equal amount that I “Follow” – including mortgage brokers, friends, family, News sites, some of my favorite shows and clients!  TWITTER is FANTASTIC!!

You can find me as: DianaSantosC21

July 12, 2009 Posted by | Life as a Realtor, Real Estate, Realtor, Twitter, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SLEEPLESS IN REAL ESTATE!

I can’t believe it’s July already!  I have been extremely busy …. getting about 6 hours of sleep a day …. and LOVING IT!!

The other day, I came down to get a cup of coffee, half asleep, I looked over and said “Good Morning” to our 2 Cockatiels, Chico and Cha-Cha.  Although, this morning I thought I saw 3 birds and said to myself,  I’d better start getting more sleep soon since I’m now starting to see things!

I had my coffee, watched “Good Morning America”, updated my Tweets on “Twitter” – which is people from all over, lots Realtors who share lots of informative info about the market, new technology and lots of personal stories in the business along with much needed support and networking. 

                                                                     

After doing some work, I started to make my way back upstairs and once again, I noticed 3 birds!!  I stood there …. blinked …. still 3 birds instead of 2! 

I decided to open the cage door to see if it, the 3rd bird, would move. It sure did – it tried biting me!  I quickly called my husband to see if he had any idea why we had an extra bird.  He laughed, HA! HA! – NOT funny I thought. 

He explained that after working a double shift last night,  he brought her home while I was in the shower.  Not having much sleep himself, he completely forgot to tell me and left again early in the morning  – “SURPRISE” – he said!

 Her name is Fufita and she still tries to bite me, but Chico and Cha-Cha love her!  AND I’m still not getting enough sleep… and LOVING IT!!

 

Many THANKS to GOOGLE IMAGERY for some of these photos!

July 3, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Life as a Realtor, Real Estate, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments