Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.
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I am working again at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, today. This is my third day in a row and it is calm, albeit hot and humid. I think it will be a rain free day. If that happens it will be my first one there without the water. I love the environment, the music, and the cama...
My semi retirement has become one busy day after another. That's a good thing and it is more predictable than I had known for some 35 years while actively listing and selling real estate. I work a few days a week at Naumkeag, a museum/mansion and gardens near my home, and am at Tanglewood, the su...
So many reasons to be sad today. The world is shrinking and terror and heartache are ever closer and more and more familiar. I will be busy today but I am mindful that people everywhere are suffering and it could come to me too. When I was last in France I took this shot under the Eiffel Tower. I...
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It has been awhile since I was in Ireland but I enjoyed it. I have little to say now and thought I would post a picture instead. The Irish people were lovely and I recommend it. This picture is at the cliffs of Moher, on the west coast. It is very special and awe inspiring.
It's a pretty simple question but amazingly there are many people who don't know. Like your area but wonder about others? Need a bigger/smaller home somewhere else and don't know who to call? Have different preferences than you once did?We change. We grow. We move. If you have thought about a mov...
I'm working an extra day at Naumkeag (a museum mansion & gardens near my home) this week. It is amazing how different it feels with a group of people I don't generally work with. I used to work for a real estate firm whose tag line was "our people make the difference" , and that is certainly true...
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I now work if it makes me happy and I find it satisfying. Getting to a point in my life where this is possible is a gift I was able to give myself because I planned for it. Now with time and focus I like to plan trips, places to go and activities that really interest me. When I was actively listi...