Pay-It-Forward By Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803
This week's Pay-It-Forward by Larry & Sheila
The snow was falling here on Long Island and as pretty as untouched fallen snow looks, the reality is that it won't stay like that for long and plowing it away is a must.  
Larry bought a large plow a few years ago and it's worked well for us. But, not all of our neighbors have one. It took him a couple hours to make a path for us to get the cars out.
While he was working on our driveway, he saw one of our neighbors trying to "shovel" her way out. This was not going to happen with a shovel. Her driveway was way too long and way too deep.
He yelled out to her that he would take care of her driveway, and told her to go back inside to be with her kids. 
After Larry was finished with ours, he started digging out hers. But by the time he was halfway done, 2 other neighbors also joined him in helping. One with another plow and another shoveled her entranceway.
Neighbors helping neighbors. No one asked for help, it was just an automatic response!
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

You are good neighbors and have good neighbors. We are thinking of buying a snow blower as we have had a lot of snow this year.

Jan 22, 2011 07:03 AM #1
Kimberly A Norgard
Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate - East Hampton, NY

We had some snow out here in East Hampton, too.  My husband broke the snow shovel trying to shovel out the heavy, wet snow.  Love the picture, btw.

Jan 22, 2011 07:06 AM #2
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

It's wonderful when neighbors help each other out...great example of paying it forward Larry/Sheila.

Jan 22, 2011 07:06 AM #3
Michael Thornton
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297

OOF!!! Don't mention the "S" word! Kinda tired of it. We have had more of the stuff this year than we have had in ages. Calling for more of the junk tomorrow night, Monday and Tuesday...

Jan 22, 2011 07:09 AM #4
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

That's the kind of neighborhood to live in, and to make by seeing what you can do to help and then doing it!  We missed the snow this time around!

Jan 22, 2011 07:37 AM #5
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Good morning,

It is great to hear your neighbors are all willing to help out each other.. no asking ..just doing!!

Jan 22, 2011 07:43 AM #6
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

And that's what life should be like every day... People helping people. There's just not enough of that these days.

Jan 22, 2011 08:16 AM #7
Rene Brin
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Isnt that nice...I am not surprised that Larry stepped in, getting to know you guys I know that you both have a great heart...but I am thrilled to hear the other neighbors stepped in too...Way to go guys!

Jan 22, 2011 08:36 AM #8
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry & Sheila, I have a massive snow blower, and love doing my neighbor's sidewalks and drive when I have time!   They really enjoy it also!

Jan 22, 2011 10:40 AM #9
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Thanks all for responding. Random acts of kindness is a "feel good" activity!

Jan 22, 2011 08:04 PM #10
Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL
Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL - Boca Raton, FL

Larry & Sheila,  Beautiful photo!  What a nice neighborly thing to do.  I hear it's pretty cold in New York.  Stay warm!

Jan 23, 2011 12:13 AM #11
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There is a lot of that this time of year especially with single parents or the elderly. Well done.

Jan 23, 2011 08:11 PM #12
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