Haunted Post Parade - Home Decorations

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

This is our post for Kimo Stowell's Haunted Post Parade contest.


These are shots of the front of our home, showing just some of the decorations Mary has put up to welcome trick or treaters. This is Mary's big holiday decorating event, bigger for her than all of the others combined, so she goes all out.


Halloween Ghost

This first one is her pride and joy - our ghost that she made out of cheese cloth and spray laundy starch. Pretty scary, huh?


Mr. Bones

This one is Mr. Bones. For eleven months, he lives in my study and keeps me company while I'm reading, but every October, he's banished to the front porch and decorated with ravens and vultures. You'll be seeing Mr. Bones again later on in this contest.


Quentin's Big Brother

This is my pet tarantula Quentin's big brother, hanging on our front porch (you knew I had a pet tarantula, right? It's always Halloween in our home).


And this is some scary stuff right next to our front door.


There's a lot of other stuff out there too - pumpkins, skulls, scary lights, whatever Mary finds on her annual Halloween buying binge. I think we're going to need a bigger porch pretty soon. One year, we had a big kettle that we put dry ice into, to smoke up the front porch - except it was too cold for the dry ice to bubble.


The saddest thing about Mary's Halloween is that we might get a half dozen trick or treaters if we're really lucky. Our neighborhood is all large lots and long driveways, and all the smart kids head to much denser neighborhoods, where they can score a lot more candy. The ones that do make it to our front door at least get full-sized candy bars, though, and hopefully, a little creeped out in the process.

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Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

A half dozen??  For all the work and creativity that your Mary puts into the porch, they should be bussing them in!!!   I'm like Mary; I love Halloween and I'm so happy we get approx 150 kids each year.   Good job on the scary stuff

Oct 25, 2015 08:43 AM #1
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh how fun your house looks. This is a fun event to decorate for. You just reminded me that I need to get an entry into the contest. 

Oct 25, 2015 08:47 AM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick, Mary did a fantastic job.  Can I get her to decorate the front of my house??? :) :) :)

Oct 25, 2015 08:48 AM #3
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Mary did a great job decorating!  Hopefully this year you will get more trick or treaters - let us know!

Oct 25, 2015 08:52 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dick -- I'm not much of a Halloween kinda guy but I appreciate creativity as shown in the efforts by Mary Greenberg.  Nicely done -- now -- don't eat too many of those full-size candy bars.    

Oct 25, 2015 09:36 AM #5
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Mary does a great job with her scary decorations. Love the bones and the tarantula, but must confess I wouldn't want to run into either one of them while showing homes!

Oct 25, 2015 09:41 AM #6
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

I'll admit, I don't get in to the Halloween decorating for my own home but I enjoy those that do!

Oct 25, 2015 09:50 AM #7
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I decorate for Halloween, but mostly for Fall...I don't do the scary stuff :)


Oct 25, 2015 10:49 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a great job she does. We get about the same turnout as you. I wish we got more visitors.

Oct 25, 2015 11:00 AM #9
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

I like that you're a "kid friendly" house :) Nothing too scary. Check out  's post today ...if you dare.

Oct 25, 2015 11:05 AM #10
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Kudos to Mary.....she reminds me of Mickey, she loved to decorate for every holiday.  Let me re-phrase that.....Mickey loved to tell Tony where she wanted all of her decorations placed for every holiday.

Oct 25, 2015 11:30 AM #11
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Nice decorations Dick. I'm not much in to decorating. I like costumes. I really like checking out the kiddos that come to visit in their costumes.

Oct 25, 2015 01:29 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dick I must admit I enjoyed your post but mostly your Reading Buddy is Great:))Endre

Oct 25, 2015 02:24 PM #13
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Dick Greenberg mary is sure creative. I LOVE them. Have a good Monday, time fo rme to get off the computer and head out

Oct 25, 2015 11:49 PM #14
Christine Faeth
The Faeth Team - Ann Arbor, MI
"Helping You Make the Right Move"

That skeleton in the chair is hilarious!! 

Oct 26, 2015 06:12 AM #15
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i



Aloha Dick, I very much enjoyed your sanquine skeleton with the fawning fauna! Mahalo for your submission to the Haunted Post Parade

Oct 26, 2015 06:36 AM #16
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Thats a nice touch to at least give them a full size candy bar for their efforts lol

Enjoy my friend

Oct 26, 2015 09:25 AM #17
Dan Spencer
Aspen Lane Real Estate - Aurora, CO
Your Colorado Home Source

Looks like Mary had some fun! I like Mr.s Bones he looks relaxed (maybe a bit too late though)

Oct 26, 2015 03:58 PM #18
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