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BLOGGING has turned me into a maniac!!! I am HOOKED!!! - 01/31/11 11:47 PM
Do you know that when I started on January 1 to be seriously committed to writing a blog a day for the month of January, I FINALLY think “wow, now these aren’t bad” …. They sound pretty good to me, at least some of them do. I have created what I think is a great way to write my blogs. I write them in Microsoft Word, and I save them in Microsoft Word. I was recently with a realtor friend who says, I always forget what I said! So I told her what I do and she now thinks I am (1 comments)
HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND ME????? - 01/31/11 11:32 PM
HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND ME? Sometimes I think if you were to “GOOGLE EARTH” me, nobody could find me even if I were a 100 Story building!!!... Why am I not getting the recognition I was hoping for?????? H E L P!!! Well, I have been seriously writing daily blogs for the month of January and hoping, hoping that someone would find me and want me to be their personal Realtor!!! Guess what, after returning from a vacation I got an e-mail from someone who read my blog about our local area and LOVED it and I will be connecting with (3 comments)
It's IMPOSSIBLE for a realtor to take a vacation .... NOT! - 01/31/11 11:20 PM
How could I ever get away? What if the buyer I have been working with wants to see the home of their dreams...... and of course, this home comes on the market just as soon as the plan takes off! And they are calling you that they HAVE to get into the house. Should you go away? I am now speaking from recent experience....... The snow was piled "up to here" and we are feeling burnt out and gloomy at the reality of the market. The opportunity came up and we took advantage and flew from piles of snow to paradise....... (2 comments)
Harborfields ... its beginning in 1956........ - 01/31/11 11:06 PM
When my family first moved to Centerport in March 1955 I was in the 7th Grade at the Little Neck School on Little Neck Road in Centerport. This building now houses the Centerport Methodist Church and Pre School. This school consisted of two classes for each grade level. The classes were split up in two different groups of kids…. The kids that lived on the Huntington Beach Side, which was the west side of the Mill Dam Bridge, they were in one class, and the other kids were from the east side of the Mill Dam, or the Little Neck Peninsula (0 comments)
HOW YOU CAN BECOME FAMOUS!!! YOUR PHOTO EVERYWHERE!!! - 01/27/11 12:55 AM
PHOTOS of yourself on REAL ESTATE SIGNS.. Who ever thought Suzanne & Brian Asher, The Winning Team in Real Estate, would become famous? Do you put your photos on your Real Estate Signs???? We do, and boy has it paid off over the years. Whenever we go any place locally, to a local restaurant, grocery store, athletic event, and it happens a few times a week, people say, “oh I know you, you are the Real Estate Agents”… It is because our photo has been on our sign for years, and we have become a local icon, maybe that’s a little (5 comments)
STOCKS? REAL ESTATE? Where do you get the most ROI? - 01/26/11 11:15 PM
Real Estate Investments……… Is there any other option? Time to buy a house for the best ROI you can get! Buying, Selling, whatever the case may be…… People all over the country are moving around every day. In our business it is our goal to provide the best information possible to people who are in situations and want to move up, scale down, move away, come back! All sorts of life changing things! We need to be the best resource available for the public! Here is a chart for all of you to see and share with all people who (5 comments)
RESIDENTIAL HOME SALES IN HARBORFIELDS S.D. provided by Suzanne & Brian Asher, The Winning Team in Real Estate.... 2009 VS. 2010 Here are some statistics, and even tho they are so local to my area and the school district that we are #1 in sales, they show that the prices have lowered but real estate is still selling!!! There are probably similar stats throughout the nation..... 2009 2010 % + OR –
TOTAL SALES 149 140 -6.0
UP TO $499,000 64 76 +18.8
$500 TO $699,000 59 44 -25.4
$700 TO $799,000 6 6 (1 comments)
HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP buyers are out, even tho we are up to here in snow!!! - 01/26/11 10:49 PM
Buyers in the Winter! Where are they? Here in Huntington Township we are up to here in snow……. It just never seems to stop, much like New England, it just keeps on snowing… So what about the buyers? The sellers are going crazy shoveling and working hard trying to keep their houses shoveled and cleaned and sit in a nice cozy house planning their exit south, and waiting, just waiting for the buyers! H E L P!!! The other day during a particularly COLD dreary day, four people arrived at my Open House!!! I can’t tell you how happy (0 comments)
Hi wonderful Active Rain Friends! So many responses to my post about clearing off the fridge and getting rid of refrigerator magnets, here is the creative way to display Refrigerator Magnets without messing up the Refrigerator!!! I was able to get the photo I have been waiting for to share with you all and here it is!!! Here on this magnet board is a lifetime of memories. You can't imagine how wonderful it was to hear from my customer all the stories behind each of these magnets!!! (5 comments)
Charity Begins at Home in Northport, NY - 01/25/11 12:19 AM
Charity Begins at home…….. We are all so fortunate to live in one of the finest places on earth but even in our local town there is a Food Pantry housed in the Presbyterian Church on Main Street. It is visited often by people needing to feed families. Our lives are so caught up in what we are doing that when it comes to charitable giving we sometimes forget. This year someone reminded me about the food pantry and an idea came to mind that was given to me by my niece………… I decided that for our Holiday Party I (1 comments)
NORTHPORT VILLAGE, NEW YORK.... this is the place to live....... - 01/25/11 12:04 AM
NORTHPORT VILLAGE, Northport, USA Buy your home here in Northport Village! Take a walk back in time and visit this wonderful village which is located just an hour train ride from Manhattan on the LIRR on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island … Check out the first photo taken today while walking down Main Street. I looked in the window of Einstein's Attic, the darling little toy/children's store, and took a double take... I saw two dogs Guess which one is the Real Live Dog!!!! The Northport Village is loaded with ambiance, fine restaurants with many different cuisines to choose (0 comments)
It’s worth moving to Huntington just for this!!! Many years ago when we were in High School we discovered a Pizza hole-in-the-wall called Village Pizza…… It was in the late 50’s and we would go here on a date…. Pizza was 15 cents a slice! Can you imagine? Wow what a treat it was to come here for a slice…. This hole in the wall place is now called “Little Vincent's” Pizza…. It is one store in from the corner of Main Street and New York Avenue, and if you shop in the corner store at Aerosole Shoe Store, you (1 comments)
The technology Highway…. Speed limit ……… unlimited! I guess I am just a little obsessed with Technology and Buying all the latest toys that help guarantee that my business will rise to the next level if I use all these things. There is the catch! I have to “Use” all these things!!! I am great at buying but not so great at learning how to use them, although I am having some sleepless nights trying to learn it ALL. The other day I was at the mall and I got a cell phone call from my husband who was obviously (3 comments)
De-Clutter The Outside of your Refrigerator...before You list your house!!! - 01/21/11 09:05 PM
De Cluttering the outside of your refrigerator…… A GREAT idea!!! There are so many things to do to declutter a house. Here is something that is really out of control for some people in the kitchen but I just saw a great idea the other day that I wanted to share with you. Refrigerator Magnets! Ah, Refrigerator Magnets…. Sometimes a collection of these appears ALL over a person’s refrigerator and did you ever see them in a photo of a house listing…….. This is a definite NO NO to have on the fridge for Photos….. Do you know what refrigerator magnets (54 comments)
TECH SAVVY GRANNY! Doing real estate with the latest tech tools!!!!! - 01/21/11 11:32 AM
TECH SAVVY GRANNY! Doing real estate with the latest tech tools!!!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE buying all the newest tecchie "toys" that will help me in my business!!! My IPAD, my KODAK Zi8 with the wide angle lens, IPHONE 4........ all the coolest stuff!!! NOW WHAT? What do I do with all these "toys"............ Here's how I picture myself, running down the street holding up my IPAD and yelling "Hey, wait up for me you guys" and I'm chasing you all, and just when I think I have all the coolest new stuff, something new comes along!!! My head spins (4 comments)
Small Town USA - Greenlawn New York... Home of Harborfields! - 01/18/11 07:42 AM
Do you remember voting for Miss Rheingold???? My first recollection of the Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair was in the mid 50’s. That Labor Day was the year that Harborfields School District was formed and we were days away from “Centerport Kids” meeting Greenlawn Kids”……. It was so exciting that we were going to the fair and seeing the kids that we would eventually graduate from High School with... ……… It was more than a fair for sure…………. It was a social event that was so much a part of our lives……. It was where you went to spend your money on fun (0 comments)
OK it's a long BLOG, but tell me, isn't it worth reading??? No one can make you serve customers well…. That’s because great service is a choice. Here is a great story shared by Harvey MacKay. Harvey was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and round the car to open the door for Harvey. He handed my friend a laminated card and said: I’m Tim (2 comments)
Tough to convince SELLERS that they won't get the $ they want!!! - 01/16/11 03:23 PM
“We wish we had listened to the Asher’s from the beginning.” We said they should list the house at about $869,000. The seller went with the higher number hoping that someone would come along and they would get more money. Suzanne and Brian were right on target. They ended up listing the house at $969,000 instead of $869,000, and we are positive that the seller would have gotten more money at the time the market was higher and have been in their retirement home a year earlier if they had listened to us!!! *This house ended up selling two years (3 comments)
WHO STOLE THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTION????? - 01/14/11 11:15 PM
The Butterfly Collection Caper of 1959 It was the Fall of 1959. I was a Junior and Quarterback of the football team at the newly formed Harborfields High School. Most of the football players were part of the “Mole Hole” gang. The Mole Hole club house was a non working chicken coop behind John Kaiser’s house on Greenlawn Road. John was a tackle on the football team and his mother was a Math teacher at Harborfields High School. It was amazing how a bunch of guys over six feet tall and over 200 lbs. were scared to death of Mrs. Kaiser. She (0 comments)
Huntington Township Bargain House Prices…….. Salem Ridge Drive, Huntington - $30,000 Mallard Cove, Centerport - $32,000 Knollwood Avenue, Huntington Village - $19,500 Windmill Drive, Huntington - $65,000 Yup, these are prices that were paid for houses we lived in!!!! Number 1 was the house that Brian Asher lived in when he first came to Huntington in 1955. His parents bought this house on an acre with a pool!!! Brand New split level home!!! Number 2 was the house that Suzanne’s parents bought in the same year. A beautiful new house with waterviews of Northport Harbor. On a half (0 comments)
Huntington Real Estate/Harborfields Schools - 01/12/11 11:00 PM
Harborfields School District – THIS is the place to live—the areas that it covers is Centerport, Greenlawn, Huntington, some of Northport, and some of South Huntington………….. We have copies of the school district map upon request! Formed in about 1955, year after year this is one of the TOP School Districts in New York State!!! Being lucky enough to have graduated in the first graduating class of Harborfields was an experience in itself. We were the trail blazers and we helped form what the school is today. We chose the mascot, school colors, class ring, School district name, Harborfields….. (Harbor from (0 comments)
Pleeeeeeze b my friend. K? TTYL … Blog tweet whatever!!!! OMG it isn’t easy being me! Here I M a very successful realtor in a great progressive agency in a very competitive market! That’s the good news. So friend me already so I can take my business to the next level! Shall we Tweet? Really u would want to tweet with me??? Would my husband be mad about it? How far do we take this tweeting? And if you friend me? What then? Really I think I’m too old for you!!! Damn my kids r older than you! You want (9 comments)
Here on Long Island, Clam digging is a job that boys sometimes learn when they are growing up living near the water. Sometimes they go on to become clam diggers as their livelihood. Others do it as summer jobs to make money during the summers when they are going to college. It’s a great job! You are on the water, get a nice healthy tan, get strong when doing it, and make a lot of money!!! What could be better!!!
In 1950’s clams in Northport Bay/Harbor and Centerport Harbor were plentiful. After a day of digging you could make (2 comments)
LINKS LOG CABIN… Fine Steaks and $1 burgers and fries …… Centerport, New York
Boy do Suzanne & Brian Asher have great memories and stories to share!!!
There was this great restaurant in Centerport. It was called Links Log Cabin. Here during the 50’s and probably before and after that, people from all over the island would come to enjoy a great dinner here in Centerport! It was a very popular place, and you would usually have to wait on line to get in!!! Our family went to Links when we came out to Centerport to “Visit” our (20 comments)
Ah, the Mill Pond Inn (currently the Mill Pond House) on Route 25A in Centerport. Suzanne & Brian Asher were so lucky to grow up in Centerport and go to Harborfields School District! What a highlight!… Happy days, a new High School of Harborfields, new friends, fun things to do! Back when my parents first moved to Centerport in 1955, they discovered the Mill Pond Inn. My Dad and Mother went to the Mill Pond Inn at least 2 times a week for dinner, and of course, “dragged” me along. When my Dad would return from a trip (was (2 comments)
GREENLAWN ESTABLISHMENTS in the '50's - 01/06/11 10:33 PM
Harborfields Community “Way Back When”………… There were a few Greenlawn establishments back then around the ‘50’s that we all frequented or at least knew about!!! Scudder’s (on the corner of Broadway and Gates Street which is currently a little Greek Restaurant, It’s Greek to Me!)… This was a soda fountain where you could purchase coffee, egg creams, magazines, newspapers, penny candy and that kind of stuff… The place smelled of cigarettes and coffee. The teachers of Harborfields met there in the morning before school and sat at the cranky little spinning stools to talk about what was going on for the (0 comments)
Facebook in the 50’s…. Harborfields School District………… Hey, Did you know that back in the 50’s in Harborfields High School we DID HAVE FACEBOOK……… Only it was in a different form………….. It was called “SLAM BOOKS”………. These were very popular…. They were usually spiral bound books that we purchased at Mrs. Quarry’s store in the Village of Greenlawn that we specifically wrote “SLAM BOOK” on the front cover. We all had our own “Slam Book” and we could keep track of what different kids were doing and what everybody thought of them. Inside the book each student in the (2 comments)
Is it possible for two brothers to live in the exact same house, share the same bedroom, and attend two different public high schools??????? Read on……… Brian Asher (the other half of Suzanne and Brian Asher, “The Winning Team in Real Estate”) has an older brother Jerry, who is two years older. As it turned out, the Asher family moved to Salem Ridge Drive in Huntington in the mid ‘50’s. They built a beautiful new house on an acre with a Pool. Bill Asher (his dad) moved the family out from Mineola where he owned two businesses, Asher’s Pharmacy (0 comments)
Mariah Carey Slept Here………… Harborfields caters to a wide range of talents from academics to the arts and athletics. Graduates of this district's High School sitting on an open field or plateau rising to the south beside the Long Island Sound, includes Pulitzer prize winner Scott Higham and singer Mariah Carey. My husband and I (We are Suzanne & Brian Asher, “The Winning Team in Real Estate”) grew up in this very wonderful and special community……… The community I am talking about is Centerport/Greenlawn/Huntington in Huntington Township on Long Island ……. The school district is Harborfields, a very sought after school (0 comments)
GET THAT HOUSE SOLD IN 2011... HEREIN HOLDS THE KEY - 01/02/11 10:18 AM
This is our new experiment!!! Let's see just how it works!!! We, Suzanne & Brian Asher of Signature Properties have convinced our seller that he needed to change his house listing to 3% to the selling agent ......... We explained and convinced him that selling agents would be more interested in showing his house at 3% than another comparable house giving out only 2%............. We are waiting.......... house hasn't sold yet!!! LOL ... But we think this will hopefully put him at the top of the Real Estate game!!! House is beautiful! We actually dropped the price too!!! Our (3 comments)
My Town -- Northport, USA - 01/01/11 11:57 PM
Happy New Year!!! Today I write you from the coolest town.... If you are looking to relocate, look no further! Northport, New York, a beautiful village located on the North Shore of Long Island, viewing Connecticut on a clear day from the local beaches.......This hilly, largely wooded area on Long Island's prestigious North Shore features a unique seaside village with park, gazebo, promenade dock, and collection of shops including several outstanding eateries plus a soda fountain; It's the spanking image of 'Main Street U.S.A. .. Today, January 1st was an event I want to tell you about! A fund raiser for (0 comments)
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