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Rockville Centre NY Home for Sale - 08/30/10 03:07 PM
Rockville Centre New York Normandy Tudor for Sale. This three bedroom, two bath home is located in the Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre and has all the traditional Tudor detailing. For more information about this Rockville Centre home please visit www.century21sherlockhomes.ocm and you can access all the homes being offered on the multiple listing service of Long Island.
The Changing Face of Realtors - 08/30/10 02:58 PM
Back in the day and I mean way back in the day a lot of Realtors were women and the usually had families and found that this was a great way to get back in the work force and have time with the kids too. I must admit that is exactly how I started out. My youngest was in nursery school and the thought of talking with adults was so appealing. I mean my oldest was in college and I was desperate for anything other than play dates. Long story short, I am the broker and Real Estate has provided me a (3 comments)
It Works, It Really Works - 08/26/10 05:04 PM
I am so excited. It works. I have been trying to work it out so Google picks up my listings and it works. At least this time it worked and I am so excited that I started to yell in the office. My agent looked at me like I was nuts but I don't care. It works and I am loving it. Short blog because I am sure most of you have done this but I have just seen it happen for the first time. I am so happy not to be a virgin anymore. (1 comments)
Baldwin NY Home for Sale - 08/26/10 04:29 PM
Baldwin Normandy Tudor Style Home for sale. This three bedroom traditional Tudor is currently being offered for sale for $422,000. The Open House is slated for this Sunday, August 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the amenities are a bi-level deck and traditional Tudor detailing. If you would like more information about this beautiful home please visit www.century21sherlockhomes.com. While at this site you can access great information about homes for sale on Long Island.
If I Complain Today Somebody Please Slap Me - 08/26/10 09:46 AM
Really get in your car and drive to Long Island, call me on my cell and I promise I will tell you where I am. Get here quick and slap me. I will not complain today, I will not complain today. I am on Isabelle duty this week (she is 2 1/2) because her mother is on her honeymoon in Aruba. Isabelle goes to a day care about a mile from my home and I drove her there this morning. It's a little hectic being a very old working Nana with a small person in the house. I am not complaining, (4 comments)
Starfish - 08/23/10 04:34 PM
Someone sent me an email today. You know one of those most informative emails about little known nonsense facts. I get them on a regular basis and the real shame of it is I open them. You know I am my own worst enemy. I mean why do I do this? I hardly have time to read what I need to read. Well today I got a great one. It was about little know facts about animals. Most people would not care about this one way or another, but one of the facts was starfish have no brains. Now that is (6 comments)
Tomorrow - 08/20/10 10:12 PM
Tomorrow my baby girl, actually my only daughter and youngest baby will marry her friend. If and when you marry it should be a friend, a best friend. I am here at the computer and feeling a lot of mixed emotions. I am happy that she has found love and friendship with a young man who respects and loves her back. Good balance. I am relieved to know that whatever life hands her or me, she has someone to support her and be there for her. I guess as a parent you want to know that at the end of the (9 comments)
If You Negotiate For a Living Is It Something You Do All The Time - 08/16/10 04:04 PM
We are Realtors and as such we negotiate for a living, it's pretty much what we do constantly, day in and day out. If you are negotiating for business are you someone who negotiates in your personal life. I negotiate with my kids, have since they were little, but they don't know. I am so skilled at it that they think it is their idea. I will negotiate with the vendors in NYC and also at a flea market, it makes my daughter squirm but I almost feel like it is part of the game. Some places don't seem to lend (3 comments)
A Familar Face - 08/15/10 02:52 PM
Here I am sitting at the front desk on a Sunday and there is a little lull going on when an agent stops in to pick up a courtesy key that we are holding for another office out of town. I am chatting with her and putting info into the system so I can release the key because the listing office didn't tell me that she was picking up the key. My system needs a last name and so I ask "oh by the way your last name" and she starts to spell it and then shows me her card because (14 comments)
Sticky Sweet Sunday Blog. - 08/15/10 11:23 AM
On my way into work this morning, yes this broker likes to open her own office and be the first one in, I spotted a couple walking. They were probably in their late seventies and in my minds eye (after all this is my blog, I get to call all the shots) they had been married forever. The thing that I loved the most was they were holding hands. God I love to see older couples walk and hold hands. It just makes me have faith in humanity. Listen I am usually not syrupy sweet about anything, well maybe babies, but (4 comments)
Some Deals Are Just Great From Beginning to End - 08/13/10 08:09 AM
I had a closing yesterday and this deal from day one was a walk in the park. We all deserve a walk in the park once in awhile. Here in New York it takes a long time from contract to closing (average is three months) and a lot can go wrong and stress can build for both sellers and buyers and don't even ask about the madness for the Realtors. I sat with this couple explained the market, gave them comps, talked about marketing and they were on board with everything. Should they do anything to the house (Mrs. Clean, Mr. Maintenance) (4 comments)
The Morning News - 08/10/10 10:29 AM
This morning on the news they were reporting about every thirty minutes about a flight attendant on Jet Blue. It seems that a plane was taxing from the runway to the terminal when (surprise, surprise) one of the passengers stood up and started to take her bags out of the overhead. The flight attendant asked her to sit down and then one of her bags fell out of the overhead (aren't you not suppose to open them when the plane is moving?) and hit him on the head. He asked her for an apology and she cursed at him. The flight (10 comments)
AUGUST IS A LONG MONTH - 08/09/10 04:12 PM
I happened upon two blogs today and both mentioned the fact that it has been a little slow. Back in the day and I mean really back, August was always a terrible month in Real Estate. Hot, really hot and people have their vacation hats on and parents are gearing in for back to school. A few years ago August was hot and not temperature hot, it was busy, but it was busy every month and the Realtors were happy and the Brokers rejoiced. All was good in Real Estate land. New agents were showing up in droves. They put on (4 comments)
PRINT VS. WEB - 08/09/10 10:18 AM
I am not a fan of open houses, I have gotten up on my soapbox way too many times and ranted on and on about them. If we are holding open houses I set them up on a ton of sites. Banners on Realtor.com and extra info on a Century 21 web site that feeds a ton of other sites. If I am forced by the agents to hold open houses then I feel like this is the way to go. Now here is my dilemma. Some (not all) of the clients are wanting the open house to be put in (7 comments)
IT'S ALL IN THE PRESENTATION - 08/07/10 11:45 AM
Presentation is 80%, maybe more. Pretty much in all different aspects of life, it's all about the presentation. I had a conversation with a family member last week and she has a tendency to be a little abrupt (I am kind). I told her that it's how you lay it out, how you say it is even more important than what you say. If you say Fire and you say it low and in a sing song voice, no one is running. If you say nice tie with an edge to your voice, you just hurt someones feelings. Listen come to (4 comments)
ROCKVILLE CENTRE NY FARMERS MARKET - 08/01/10 11:54 AM
Every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. till noon there is a farmers market in Rockville Centre NY on the corner of Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway right by the train trestle. It is such a great place to get locally grown fresh fruits and vegetable. There is a fisherman there with the most wonderful fresh caught fish, a bread stand, some local wineries, Also there is an incredible stand with home made pasta and ravioli from Brooklyn, yummy. This is a great thing to do on a Sunday morning and the prices are so affordable. So nice to be a (3 comments)
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