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A house. A life. A story.

Reblogger Kim Brown
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Every now and then I stumble upon something that I think is worth sharing with you.  This is one of those times.  My favorite line in this beautifully written post:

The heart of the home is something else all together..

Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend wherever home is for you.

Original content by Charles Edwards Bentonville

Today I met a nice lady that lives up the street. She asked me if I knew the previous owners of her home. A young woman had come to a yard sale while visiting from California. Once a child here, parents now gone. Could she come in she wondered?  I smiled. I had known them well. She was looking for a house, a life, a story.

It is an interesting job that we have. Assisting others in the chasing of their dreams. We do that. Liquidating the assets, moving up and out and over. They find us and we find them. We knit our goals together and fill in blanks that put in motion the 'how' of last chapters and new beginnings alike, and at once. They have their reasons, families in flux over growing, or shrinking, over birth and death and the changing definitions and dimensions of their journeys. A house, a life, a story.

To buy or sell call Charles, or Bob, or Diane. To make sense of such coming and going, well that's another call and a story only time will tell.


Think. How do you feel about the first house you lived in? Mine was at 25 Knight St Westbrook, Maine. Last house on the left of dead end street woven into the beauty that is southern Maine unnoticed by most. Yet,I know now that for a young boy no street is a dead end and that a kid in a house is never just a kid in a house. My dreams were born in that house and the dreams of my siblings. My mother gave me my first burr haircut on the sun porch of the house. Is it the same for you? Do you laugh inside  at  the words ringing hollow? 'The kitchen is the heart of the home' and the like.  As if heart could be defined by physical measures. The heart of the home is something else all together..

We list, we sell, we close. Repeat. List, sell, close, all the while we help to write the story that only time will tell.



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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Hi Kim, thank you for putting the post back up, very good choice.

Sep 24, 2010 02:44 AM
Mona Stanfield
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX
Elle Realty

I like that "Assisting others in the chasing of their dreams" that sounds like the best job ever.  I am going to Tulsa today with my Son and Husband to take them to the house I grew up in.  I wrote a blog about it a week or so ago and took a couple of bad pictures.  I am going to take some more tomorrow and post them as well.

Sep 24, 2010 02:45 AM
Kim Brown
Keller Williams Realty - Keene, NH
Keene, NH - New England at its Best!

Dan, the thanks should really go to Charles.  He did a wonderful job.  I'm so glad he gave us the opportunity to share it!

Mona, I'll definitely keep an eye out for that post.  Enjoy your trip to Tulsa and your trip down memory lane!

Sep 24, 2010 02:52 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Great minds think alike!  Every once in a while, a post comes along and you find yourself hitting the reblog button without even thinking!  That happened to me this morning!

Sep 24, 2010 04:55 AM
Jennifer Prestwich
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster - Henderson, CO
Madison & Co Properties

Kim, I saw this blog the first time around and liked it myself.  

that said, where have you been?  I've missed your blogs. :)

Sep 24, 2010 06:00 AM
Kim Brown
Keller Williams Realty - Keene, NH
Keene, NH - New England at its Best!

Susan, I didn't hesitate...I really appreciated what Charles was saying.  When I saw that you'd re-blogged as well, I wasn't surprised!  You know...great minds  ;)

Jennifer, I've been a bit absent lately.  Lurking around, but not doing a whole lot of commenting and blogging.  I tried the 30-in-30 but fell off the wagon.  (You may have seen me on the side of the road as you flew by...congrats, by the way!)  Great posts like this one are easy to re-blog, but don't worry...I'll have some "original" works up again soon.  Thanks for missing me...does my heart good!  :)

Sep 25, 2010 01:42 AM