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Success Did Happen! I Did It! - 11/30/11 01:12 PM
"Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration". Evan Esar Well, I did go through the desperation and perspiration part of this week. It was a long one I must admit. And it is only Wednesday. The aspiration and inspiration is usually what I live on. But earlier this morning I received a phone call that felt like my good fortune was knocking on my door. In fact, many doors opened all at once! I do believe I have quite a story to tell for the AR contest: "The one that got away"! But you (4 comments)
An Attitude For Gratitude~ Simply Flo! - 11/28/11 09:10 PM
Imagine for a moment a woman. A woman that cares. To start from the beginning, she has raised two beautiful daughters. One who has a daughter of her own, coaches a cheer-leading team and is a real estate agent. The other daughter is a broker owner of her office and... is literally giving birth to a baby boy as I am writing these lines. To go back to our woman, she has also fostered many children in need. She has a large family that calls her several times a day for advices and encouraging words. She cooks, clean, entertains, cares for so (8 comments)
Snapshot Of The Week! - 11/28/11 04:51 PM
This was taken this past Saturday. I have told you our story before. In our office we have created a C.A.R.E. Group. A bunch of us get together a few times a year to give back to our Bellingham community. This past week-end was no exception. We welcomed children of the town while they were meeting Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. It was a fantastic time as other merchants of our plaza came out and also gave out goodies while we were all enjoying this fabulous evening. Hot coco, reindeer food, coloring contest, pictures with the famous star... were only a (5 comments)
Thank You! - 11/27/11 05:41 PM
It was so much fun yesterday! Thank you Bellingham! Rudolph made it on time and for 2 full hours to meet and greet all the Bellingham kids that stopped by... most likely on their way to meet with Santa at the Bellingham Town Common for the Tree Lighting Celebration. It was an unusual warm day and as usual we; the C.A.R.E. Group of Realty Executives Tri-County, were there along with some merchants of the Colonial Plaza to assist Rudolph with his pictures with the children of Bellingham. We had reindeers food, red noses, a coloring contest with a prize of $25 gift card, (1 comments)
Come Meet Rudoplh TODAY in Bellingham, Mass! - 11/26/11 01:10 PM
Today is the day! Before you head out to the tree lighting at the Belligham Common scheduled for 6PM tonight... Stop by the Colonial Plaza (across the street from the Post Office). The merchants of the plaza will be there with surprises for the whole family INCLUDING your family dog! Rudolph will be there an available for pictures. Bring your camera! Giveaways, hot coco, treats, fun at every door you knock. From 4PM to 6PM! All presented to you by the Realty Executives Tri-County C.A.R.E. group. See you soon!
Thank You. - 11/23/11 05:01 PM
I am thankful! Everyday I say thank you to so many people. On FaceBook, ActiveRain, LinkedIn, in the office, at home, at the supermarket, at the gym, at my local coffee shop, at the bank, at a stop sign, while walking my dog, while answering an e-mail, on the phone, while driving, while crossing a street... We all do it. So often in my case that I almost forget the meaning of the words. I think we all forget. You know, the eyes contact, the pronunciation of the two words, (6 comments)
Rudolph Is Coming To The Town Of Bellingham! - 11/22/11 09:03 PM
COME CELEBRATE The HOLIDAYS With REALTY EXECUTIVES TRI-COUNTY AND THE MERCHANTS OF COLONIAL PLAZA (Across from the Post Office) 116 Mechanic St./ Route 140 In Bellingham, Mass
Fun for Everyone!!! Bring the whole Family! o Pictures with Rudolph (Don't forget your camera) o Holidays Giveaways for Children and Pets o Wine Tasting at Fields Wine and Spirits o Holidays activities o Hot Coco for the Little and Big Kids too o And Much Much More!
This Saturday ~ November 26Th From 4PM to 6PM Come Join Us Before the Bellingham Tree Lighting at the Town Common Let's Get Ready for Santa Together! (3 comments)
OK. It doesn't look like much but it means something. Meet Salty, my dog. Rescued from Galveston, Texas. Her mother was left behind when hurricane Ike hit three yars ago. The animal shelter put her down after she had her puppies. Then, The lab rescue league came in and did just that: rescued the mutts. Mom was a yellow lab. Dad? Not sure. We were told German Shepperd as all her siblings looked like such. But; according to my vet, strange things happens sometimes. Salty could have had a different dad! It doesn't really matter to us. What matters is (7 comments)
This property is located in a prime location in Bellingham. Everyone in town drives by at least twice a day. Yet, it has his own retreat in the back yard. Now imagine working at walking distance! The main house has a sprawling first level featuring oak cabinet kitchen cabinets with ceramic floor. The living room has a coal stove and beautiful pine floor. An additional room can be used as an office or den also with pine floor (6 comments)
2012 'Hot or Not' Real Estate Survey - 11/18/11 11:22 PM
OK. Another survey? Yes. But how cool and important this one is. I know predictions are exactly that: predictions. However, I find it very interesting to take the time to reflect on my market and have a head's up on what is to come. Plus: extra AR points. Just saying... Go ahead! Give it a shot! It took me 15 minutes. Via ActiveRain Corp.: Real estate is local. If you did a search for that phrase on ActiveRain I bet you would get tens of thousands of results. It's a mantra in the real estate business. Anyone who has been doing this for (4 comments)
Bellingham Lions To Escort Santa For His Annual Town Sleigh Ride! - 11/18/11 10:32 PM
Once again the Bellingham Lions will escort Santa on his annual sleigh ride through the town's streets. It will all start on Friday the 25th. Yes, the day after Thanksgiving! Of course, weather can be a a slight problems for the jolly man as he has to think ahead and not catch a cold before the big night. So, times may vary based on the weather. But in any case, here is the primary schedule of his visit in our town. Fri., Nov. 25, 1 to approx. 8 PM.: Precinct 5 Sat., Nov. 26, 1 to approx. 8 PM: Precincts 4 & 5. (3 comments)
Let's Make 2012 a Productive One! - 11/16/11 08:28 AM
Paul J. Meyer the businessman and philanthropist once said: "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
Since we have started the "talk" on planning this week right here in the Rain, I decided to research a bit this whole "Planning" thing. No one knows what 2012 will really bring us. We can only predict for sure (like that?). But I do find Mr. Meyer's words to hit it right on the head! It applies for real estate. It applies for the economy. It applies for our (4 comments)
For my pix of the week, I was thinking of this interesting blog Mike Cooper, Real Estate Agent-Broker, of Winchester,VA wrote over the week-end. Check it out! It is titled: "Where will you be one year from now?". I do have to start my annual journey of self-search. Look back on the successful and not so successful moments. Reflect. Then, plan ahead! As you can see above, the path will be full of bumps, twist and turns. It will even have (or not) "warning signs" and rules. But the journey is beautiful and the ultimate goal is waiting. And Oh! How (5 comments)
Bellingham Big Help for Our Soldier! - 11/13/11 10:41 AM
I little update on our soldier Joe Deslauriers Jr. During Friday night's football game, ppeople were dropping off "baby gifts" for his wife who is expecting this coming December their first born. Several fundraisers were held yesterday throughout the town. But, you can still get your bracelet for the little cost of $5 to show your support. They are available at Pete's BlueBird, located on Mendon Rd/ route 140 in Bellingham. Here is the update published in the Milford Daily News, yesterday. Looking a little better everyday. You have our support Soldier. BELLINGHAM — Thirteen years (5 comments)
Bellingham Mass. Food Pantry Drive for Thanksgiving! - 11/12/11 10:47 AM
The Holidays are fast approching and so many people are in need. In Bellingham, the food Pantry is running is annual Holidays Food Drive for Thanksgiving. But remember, it doesn't have to be only for Thanksgiving... all month of December and all year round, the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry is open. Call ahead! Holiday Food Baskets Needed: Parishioners and all who can help are invited to donate a Thanksgiving basket to a family in need. Baskets should be dropped off to the church on Monday evening November 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If you are a parishioner and your family (4 comments)
What I Have Learned This Week! - 11/11/11 10:01 AM
This will be short and sweet... and simple too but what a revelation! This week, I started a new exercise program which you may have heard of: "CrossFit". I was afraid I was too old for this kind of workout. When I wake up in the morning my knees are sore until I hit the gym later that day. I don't hop out of bed as fast as I was in my 20's. If I overdue anything, it takes me a week to recover... you get the picture. I am 41. Not that old but old enough that I notice my (6 comments)
Thanks Mark! The Dad, Husband, Friend, Normal Guy, SuperHero, Proud Marine! - 11/10/11 07:45 AM
"Happy Birthday to all my fellow Marines, past present, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, you are not forgotten and missed. As I lay down to go to sleep I am thankful for the 17 amazing years I have spent defending our country, making great friends and enjoying one of the greatest traditions in Marine Corps History. I hope everyone has a great day and to all those deployed right now make the best of it. Semper Fi Marines and Happy Birthday". Mark S. Mark is a friend of mine (well, his wife Danielle is). He is on his 4th (7 comments)
I AM Active Rain! And I have so many ideas... If the weather is on my side, tomorrow I will show you another side of my Active Rain. This could easily become addictive. How creative will you be? I have found so many friends, connections, advices, ideas, places to go visit and see. Thank you AR. I am now part of this wonderful community! I AM Active Rain! (5 comments)
Make It Happen... Food For The Real Estate Brain! - 11/09/11 07:30 AM
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, other make it happen." ~ Michael Jordan My husband was on a roll this AM. He sent me this quote. You see, we had a big conversation yesterday; while sitting on the beach, about working-out, work, being happy and being "broke"...lol. He is a huge fitness buff kind of a guy. I am more of a "Wow! Wish I could do that" kind of a girl (workout wise that is). So, he gave me a challenge: trying this new Cross-Fit training and considering to take on the Spartan's race next (4 comments)
Creating Your 2012 Business Plan in the Real Estate Biz - 11/08/11 08:06 PM
Well, maybe it has been a tough year. So no time like the present! Let's all start planning for 2012... it is right around the corner. Check out Tom's plan. Sounds great to me! Via Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach): Happy Monday! In this short coaching session, I'd like to take you through the first steps of creating your 2012 business plan. Let's go ahead and get a start on this now, so we can hit the ground running in 2012! Remember, your strategy matters and your passion rules! -TF 888.866.3377 (3 comments)
Welcome to New-England! Yes one week and 2 days ago we received this scary, unexpected, crazy, unusual Nor-Easter with; for my neighborhood, 5 inches of snow. For some others, it was 18 inches! Some are still going with no power! Today was a complete turn around. It is November 8Th. I took it off. I headed to the Cape. Cape Cod that is for some well deserve "R&R" TIME. It was 65*F+ outside by the water (read ocean). People were surfing, sunbathing, drinking wine. And I saw my very first whale! Right by the shore! It was amazing and it (3 comments)
The Importance of Coffee for Real Real Estate Agent! ; ) - 11/07/11 08:33 AM
I was planning on another beautiful snapshot of my week-end or something cheery to share with you my AR friends but (maybe) the worst thing happened to me this AM... Rest assure, no one was hurt or worst.
The morning routine started the same way as usual... 4:30AM, my husband got up, showered, got dressed said goodbye to me, headed downstairs, prepared his lunch, fixed his coffee... unusual, came back up and told me something... I slept through his whispers. I woke up at 6, woke up the kids, got dressed, made lunches, reminded my kids to hurry to make the bus, (3 comments)
Show your support to our Bellingham hometown hero! - 11/04/11 02:31 PM
Stop by Pete's BlueBird on route #140 in Bellingham to support HOME TOWN hero T. Sgt. Joe Deslauriers! A 1996 graduate of Bellingham High School, who, while on his 4th tour duty in Afghanistan, was severely wounded by an IED in September. Joe is presently recovering at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. He and his wife Lisa are expecting their first child in December. The purchase of a bracelet can be YOUR way of saying "Thank You" for the great sacrifice Joe has made for our country. All proceeds will benefit Joe and his family. Donation is $5 a (3 comments)
Shortsale and Forclosure in Hyannis, CapeCod Mass. - 11/03/11 08:55 AM
FYI. For the question of the day, I will only ask that if you have any questions on the subject, you text them to me this AM. I should be able to get you the answer right from the source as I am sitting here for a class on the delicate subject on short sales and foreclosure. The day is beautiful and sunny on Cape Cod. It should be a fantastic class. Looking forward to read you all! 508-265-2117 or on FB! (0 comments)
Food for the Real Estate Brain! - 11/02/11 09:46 PM
"Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanations? six if one went to Harvard." Edgar R. Fiedlerit
I am pointing this out because this happens everyday. Some people will say: the economy is down the drain. Others will say: it will get worst. A handful will say: it is getting better. A few will say: it is what you make of it... that is how I feel when it comes to buying a house today. If it is right for you, your timing is right, you did your homework, you are not overshooting, you are realist and you are willing to educate yourself (3 comments)
I know. The St-Louis Cardinals won the world series (Congrats, by the way). The NBA does not look like they will be playing this year. Hockey season is in full swing. We are halfway though the Football one. We are still digging out of those 5 inches (many of you much more) of snow from that insane "Snow-tober" Nor-Easter. So why a picture of a Bellingham International league baseball game? To warm up a bit and cheer ourselves up too because we will be there before we know it. You'll see! Bellingham is a great little town to live in, believe me. (2 comments)
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