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New Year's tradition - I hope I've started one - 12/30/11 01:42 PM
I hope I started a new New Year's tradition last year. As I was mentioning to someone that the houses I'm showing in a few minutes will be the last for this year, I remembered the end of last year. Working with a great couple and enjoying it thoroughly, I joked about maybe their choice would be the first transaction of the new year. What a good way to start off. What happened was that they fell in love with a great house and we got a ratified contract on December 30. Well, what a good way to end a year. (3 comments)
ORIENTATION TO JOHNSON CITY TN - 12/28/11 11:16 PM
Learning one’s way around a new place isn’t easy and I do what I can to simplify. Johnson City isn’t a big town (about 60,000), but it’s not laid out tidily, and in every price range, the possibilities may be pretty well scattered all over town and maybe in nearby towns. One way to help with the orientation of newcomers is to give them a good map, with what I see as the best possibilities for them marked on the map with Avery removable stickers, sometimes with likely neighborhoods circled, whether or not there are available properties in those areas (0 comments)
CHRISTMAS FUN - MORE LINKS - 12/22/11 07:34 PM
There's more to do than I can get done before family arrives and I really should spend today visiting several people. The only bad thing about having been around for a while and having a lot of friends is that sometimes a lot of them seem to be in need of visits at the same time. Somehow sending more cards to friends and loved ones who already have a stack of them, no matter how much these people mean to you, doesn't seem as important as a visit with someone who isn't so blessed. That said, here's some fun for (1 comments)
THE GIVER’S GIFTA true personal story It was such a special tree that I couldn’t take it out to the curb when the neighbors discarded their Christmas trees. This year our tree wasn’t the floor-to-ceiling beauty of other years – one that dwarfed the living room and had room for all the wooden ornaments the children had painted and the balls that had been decorated by our family and everyone who had visited us in the last ten Christmas. Room for all that without crowding the chains of tinsel and popcorn. This tree was not nearly so grand. Until (0 comments)
Here's the Christmas page from www.TNTriCitiesHomes.com, with my best wishes. xmasln7.gif 4.73Kb Until we get a chance to talk together, please browse this site and the links. I've tried to give as much information as possible about buying and selling homes in the Tennessee Tri-Cities, (mainly Johnson City), adding useful relocation information. If there's any way I can help you, please let me know. Phone: (423) 952-0226 Cell: (423) 943-7655 E-mail: Mary@marysheridan.com (2 comments)
Dear Virginia, There are many things you are discovering as you grow up. One of them has to do with all the fantasies we adults have invented for your entertainment. Bugs Bunny is on TV every Saturday morning. The Easter Bunny brings chocolate eggs in colored foil in the spring. Frosty the Snowman comes to life and plays with children. And Santa Claus comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve to bring you presents. We mean no harm with our tales. Sometimes, though, we may go overboard and try to convince (0 comments)
Rule: Both of you have to buy the same house - 12/19/11 10:03 PM
I HAVE A RULE: YOU BOTH HAVE TO BUY THE SAME HOUSE. I learned the hard way to tell couples this rule early in the process. The fun blog by Karen Fiddler (http://activerain.com/blogsview/2606239/he-saw-she-saw-showing-homes-to-couples) reminded me of a long-ago and far away version of this. The young couple were engaged, sent to me by her father, who was one of my trusted service people. We had a lovely, warm chat about their dreams. One thing that stood out was that the bride-to-be was already thinking that someday she wanted to have her children playing game and studying at the kitchen table, in (4 comments)
Dear Friends, My children’s children heard this poem from their parents, who heard it from me when they were young. I think I can still recite it by heart. Try it on your kids – it works best done in sing-song rhythm beside a fire, with popcorn and nibbles. This is one of several fun things to share on my web page, www.TNTriCitiesHomes.com/Christmasfun.
Mrs. Santa Rides
One bright Christmas Eve, years ago, I believe,Santa, the jolly and gay,
Was sick in his bed with a cold in his head,And couldn’t go out in his sleigh. (2 comments)
APPALACHIAN CHORUS - Holiday schedule for barbershop harmony - 12/11/11 10:49 PM
The APPALACHIAN EXPRESS CHORUS holiday concerts give people in Northeast Tennessee good chances to enjoy the barbershop harmony for which they are famous. GREENEVILLE - November 27, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, 2:30 pm. $15, 638-1679. KINGSPORT - December 5, Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St., 7 p.m., $12, under 17 free. JOHNSON CITY - December 8, Millenium Center, 2001 Millennium Place, State of Franklin Road, 7 p.m. $12, under 17 free. BRISTOL - December 13, Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, 7 p.m. donation at the door 274-8920. We've enjoyed several of their concerts over (0 comments)
Dear Sellers, Talk to me before you do anything rash. - 12/11/11 10:19 PM
Sometimes sellers have to learn the hard way. I had a listing a couple of years ago for a $20,000 less than what another agent had tried unsuccessfully to get for it. I showed them the comparables that suppported the lower price and also the ones that a buyer's agent might use even at that price to bargain lower. They were proud of all they'd done to improve it and knew to the penny how much they'd spent, so that was the best I could do. Knowing how much more I would do than had been done previously, and really liking the property (2 comments)
JOHNSON CITY - THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER - 12/02/11 05:27 PM
JOHNSON CITY AREA FUN - EVENTS, PLACES TO GO There's more to do in the Johnson City area than you could ever get around to, but here's a sampling.
SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES, EVENTS (After this are links to special places, on-going or annual fun activities; after that - things to remember with pleasure or wish we'd done - or to plan next year. (And folks thinking of moving here enjoy seeing how much the area has to offer.)
November 30, 10:30, Johnson City Symphony Holiday Concert - Freedom Hall. Free, but please bring donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. Traditional favorites. (0 comments)
My traditional Christmas page just went "up" for the holidays. I email a link to it to a lot of people, partly so their kids can enjoy the things on the page and partly to remind them once again about me and my website. www.TNTriCitiesHomes.com/ChristmasFun
I've double-checked and all the links are good. You're welcome to add these to your own list if you do something similar, and I'd appreciate additions to this. None are local, and the three that are more personal are still worth sharing, I think. One is a personal story, (4 comments)
Choosing a good agent in Johnson City is the key to your success, whether you are buying a home in Johnson City or selling a home in Johnson City,
Whatever brings you to the Johnson City, you'll find other reasons to stay - Enjoy mountain views, rivers, lakes, medical facilities, higher education, small town feel with unusual amenities.
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