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Top Ten Moments for 2015

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific BRE #01474067

Ummmmm, yes it is have been sometime since I have written anything.  I know my trusted friends on Active Rain encourage me to get back in the saddle again.   It is exasperating for them to find a post from 2014 to comment on...in no particular order other than me typing as they pop into my head:

  1. Found value in writing affirmations everyday..."I will enjoy receiving x number of listings in 2015" Just this small effort will bring you business!
  2. Recently cruised the Panama Canal which was on our bucket list.
  3. Our daughter got engaged to a wonderful guy, they bought a house in San Antonio
  4. Other daughter moved to San Antonio to attend school, lives with her twin sister.
  5. My husband is the trustee for his Dad's trust, which meant moi worked all details.  You never want to be a trustee, trust me.  The highlight was getting the heirs a Christmas present of distributions.
  6. I turned 62...power in knowing I could get social security!
  7. Got elected to Solano Association of Realtors Board of Directors for 2016.
  8. Continue to have the best Business Partner in Jenny Castaneda.
  9. After 7 years our dog Toby, AKA, Devil Dog is on doggy meds and is some what anxiety free!
  10. In addition to the Panama Cruise, took two more weeks of vacation.
  11. 39 years of marriage to a marvelous man, we have known each other so long that he could not grow a mustache and now I can.
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Melanie,  I am glad to see you posting again here in the Rain!! Indeed, managing an estate, even a trust a estate, is a task. No one truly knows until one does it.  Mark that off your husband's bucket list ... I know you did all the work.

Now, about that mustache?

Jan 02, 2016 04:37 AM
Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828

Katleen, LOL yep I have used that line for years and my esthetician used to just crack up.

Jan 02, 2016 05:02 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker Realty, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Melanie Ross - You've had a wonderful year!  I hope 2016 is even better!

Jan 02, 2016 02:57 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Melanie...I'm coming over to comment, because you just recently commented on my post on venting on social media. I see Kathleen Daniels here and know you keep good company. 

You've got a great list of top moments. Up date us on some other things. 

Mar 15, 2016 10:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Melanie, I thought I had made a comment on this post, but sorry!    You have had lots going on, and sure would love to cruise the Panama Canal.    Would love to see you here more often!  

May 20, 2016 11:32 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You should consider bumping up that time off, Melanie. I try to take at least two months of vacation every year. That seems fair. Work like a dog for 10 months and take 2 months off. I'm not waiting for retirement to enjoy life.

Aug 06, 2016 03:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope you are having an outstanding year.

Aug 29, 2016 11:57 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Melanie - you had some banner moments in 2015; I hope 2016 is shaping up just as nicely.

Come on back to posting on the Rain when you're ready!

Sep 01, 2016 01:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Melanie, saw your smiling face on my post, and have missed you.  Hope you return and write another post soon!  Hope you are doing well.

Jan 30, 2019 06:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Melanie, sure love seeing your face commenting, but hope you do another post soon.

May 29, 2019 06:58 PM