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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.

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2014 

Yesterday started earlier than usual for me, joining the south shore chapter of LIBOR for a well attended breakfast meeting at the Merrick Park Golf Course building.  Dennis Miller, an expert in Flood Insurance requirements and all its nuances and changes, spoke to a spellbound crowd.  Fortunatel...
02/26/2014
Seven years ago on this date, a sweet, loving soul was born into this world, sporting four legs and a furry coat to keep him warm.  He captured the heart of the woman who raised him and recognized his spirit for what it was.  Serendipitous perhaps, but the day I was told about her and her wonderf...
02/23/2014
Two recent contacts, both in need of a home staging before putting their Long Island homes on the market made me realize that people still don't quite understand the scope of staging a property for sale.  In both instances they mentioned they were in the process of, or about to have the place pa...
02/21/2014
We all know by now just how important staging is to the successful sale of most homes.  It focuses attention on the things we want buyers to see and allows them to picture themselves living in the spaces, so much so that I've often had buyers want to purchase the home with everything in place. Wh...
02/17/2014
This shouldn't come as a surprise, Mr. & Mrs. Long Island Home Seller, but all the marketing in the world will not get your home sold if you don't let people in.  It was sobering, trying to set up appointments yesterday for a serious buyer, looking for homes on Long Island.  Of the many I sent hi...
02/17/2014
Though this gem is hardly hidden, it is so often the thing that attracts a buyer to a 55 and over community on Long Island.  Sitting in safe residential communities dotting Long Island's north and south shores, there is something about the added protection of a gated community that brings with it...
02/13/2014
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This was the sight I awoke to this morning.  The major predicted storm was dropping snowflakes the size of small elephants at a rate of about four to five inches an hour, adding to the densely packed snow and ice already glued to every flat surface around.  It may be pretty to look at but I, for...
02/13/2014
This is an entry in the Best Movie category, for the third annual Be The Star of Your Own Movie Contest.  I can think of nothing I would rather have done than put this together today, in the middle of yet another snowstorm in the northeast. The Wizard Of Oz Though the Wizard of Oz, released Janua...
02/13/2014
We all have our own way of dealing with emergencies.  With the latest storm predicted to descend on Long Island by tomorrow morning, local news showed residents loading up on shovels, ice melt, and the basics to get through whatever mother nature is planning to throw at us this time.  I did the s...
02/12/2014
It was a rare event.  I had much of Sunday to myself, with nobody dictating my time but me.  After going through a little debate with myself, trying to decide the wisdom of going to the mall on a *gasp* weekend, I voted to give it a try, even telling a friend who came along for the ride, that we ...
02/10/2014
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