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What Seller's Love. One of my favorite things about Real Estate.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento

 

 

What Seller's Love.    One of my favorite things about Real Estate.


 

For everything we do in Real Estate,  one of things I enjoy the most is discovering my seller's loves.   In our swirled world of Real Estate, our clients have whole other lives outside of real estate and we find evidence of those in their homes.  Yesterday, as I met one of my seller's to go over disclosures, she was also going through an inventory of her home and preparing things for storage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I already knew that she was an Artist with a love of oil painting.   Her home is clean, crisp and alive with the colors of her mind as she would tell her own stories through her paintings.  I was attracted to the paintings at our first meeting, loving the use of color and space representing images that I found reflective of my own interests.    Isn't that what makes great art, it's appeal to the viewer.

The paintings were being prepared for storage.  There is not enough room where she is going to place them all.  Maybe, again, someday.   I asked her if it would be alright to photograph and share on my blog.   She graciously gave her approval.

 

 

Today, on this clear and beautiful Sunday Morning... I thought I would share.

 

 

Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

What a great way to start the day here in Destin. Love the art work. Hope the artist is downsizing for a good reason. Merry Christmas!

Dec 04, 2011 05:21 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Absolutely beautiful art..........

Dec 04, 2011 05:21 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

It is beautiful and so much color, vibrant, strong and outstandish. I really enjoy it.

Dec 04, 2011 05:35 AM
Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

Bill:  Yes she is.    Her one regret is having to put the paintings into storage.  I asked if she open to selling them .... and that may be something she does in the future.

John:  That's what I thought as well.   I held an open house the first week of the listing and I noticed everyone pause at many of the paintings.

Joyce:  Me too.

Dec 04, 2011 05:40 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

How lovely...and a reminder that we are always dealing with people, and they have more than one side to them.

Dec 04, 2011 05:45 AM
Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

Li:  Yes, it is about people and families.  Each with their own unique situation and story.

Dec 04, 2011 07:23 AM
Raine C. Williams
Raine Properties & Investments - Boston, MA

Hi Cathy~  Please make sure to tell your client that she truly has a gift! 

Dec 04, 2011 11:27 AM
Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

Cynthia:  I agree she does. 

Dec 04, 2011 12:11 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Cathy I love her style and choice of colors ..I bet her home is beautiful too

 

Dec 06, 2011 10:41 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Hannah:  She enjoyed it very much, but has moved on to a new chapter in her life.   I know some of these will have a special place in her new home.

Dec 06, 2011 02:12 PM
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Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

Oops, forgot to log in.

Dec 06, 2011 02:12 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Cathy, they are truly beautiful and eye catching!  You've hit on one of my most favorite things too and that is getting to meet new people and discover new things about them and their lives.  That is the most enriching part of our jobs, I believe.

Dec 11, 2011 07:53 AM