Just saying Goodbye to 2016 and welcoming 2017: Happy New Year to all

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I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and say how grateful I am that another Successful Year is coming to an end and how much I look forward to an even better 2017!

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As we say Goodbye to 2016 we all tend to reflect and review the year, we all had good things happen in our lives and in our business also we had some not so good things happen as well. We all have traditions, rituals that we tend to follow. Some are cultural traditions we inherited from our families as they have been passed down to us generation after generation. Many of these traditions have been modified over time for various reasons.

Some of my rituals I find therapeutic, others I find beneficial in improving my life and all around me for the New Year! So, let me share some of them here.

I review my American Express Annual Statement and use it as a guide to reflect. As I scan it, the Restaurant Bills jump out at me and I enjoy seeing the wonderful Restaurants and the experience we enjoyed with friends, family and clients.

The next area I love reviewing is the mini vacation trips we have taken. I immediately reflect that I need to have more in 2017, since they were so memorable, why not create more memories.

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Then I look at the Veterinary charges and I just smile how well our pets are taken care of and muse that what a great business that profession is from a business perspective as well as how much good that profession does to so many.

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The next area I focus on is my Amazon purchases. I Love the fact, that I can just look at all the items I ordered.( I know it is hard for you to imagine what most my purchases were) My addiction to Books, every time I get to this point I make a resolution: I will blog less and read more! Those of my readers and friends who know me, are aware that I do not believe in New Year’s Resolutions, since most are broken in the first week. Instead, I begin to strategies how I can be more efficient and accomplish both. After all I am also addicted to Active Rain and blogging, since it helps me generate new business and cultivate friendship with likeminded members.

Then I look at all my closed transaction lists and see where my transactions came from. I make notes to self as how I can expand and increase this list. Then I focus is on how to accomplish this i.e.: I create a road map.

Once all this is done, I prepare for our newer tradition, to get ready to go out for an early dinner/ late lunch. This is to make sure we are home long before the amateurs hit the road. Then Diane and I are ensconced in our warm home with our four-legged family for the rest of the night. This of course is done to protect them and reassure them that the Fireworks are not so scary.

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In-between watching some of the New Year’s Eve shows/revelries on TV, I prepare the traditional lentil soup.

So, with that said I would like to wish you all a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2017! If you need any Real Estate help I am around, feel free to reach out to me.

IF you are in the mood please share your traditions with me here.

I will leave you with one final note: No matter what you do or do not do, 2016 will be in the history books in a few hours and a New Year will begin! Happy New Year to all!

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If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Hannah Williams  you as well all the best that 2017 can offer you, Endre

Dec 31, 2016 12:54 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael Jacobs  I recall when my father and I would stay up watching the Ball Drop and he would wake my mother up to wish her a Happy New Year:)) sounds like a family tradition continues:) I wake up Diane to wish her a Happy New Year now:))Endre

p.s.:quite different from 23+ years ago:))) So with that said have a Happy and Prosperous New Year look forward to future get togethers....

Dec 31, 2016 12:58 PM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  I like how you closed the year out:) Five Star Resort and an actual Closing. Wishing you a superb 2017, Endre

Dec 31, 2016 12:59 PM #11
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Hi Endre - I'm ready to consign 2016 to history and move on. Happy New Year - may 2017 be your best year ever! And may one of your mini-vacations be a long weekend with your Colorado pals.

Dec 31, 2016 01:15 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr. - I hope you, Diane, and all of your furry babies all have a happy, healthy, and a very successful year ahead of you.  Happy New Year!  

Dec 31, 2016 01:37 PM #13
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Endre Barath, Jr. Thanks for a very nice post about New Year tradition.

Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

Dec 31, 2016 04:47 PM #14
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Endre I wish you and Diane a VERY HAPPY New Year , and may 2017 be everything you hope it to be.

Dec 31, 2016 04:52 PM #15
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Endre.  I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a terrific 2017.

Dec 31, 2016 05:30 PM #16
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Happy New Year to you too Endre. Have fun tonight & make 2017 your best year yet!

Dec 31, 2016 05:31 PM #17
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Endre

It's been a great year in 2016 and I think we are all ready for 2017 to arrive ...

I see you picked up one of those cheap bottles of Champagne VB bought one of those HUGE bottles at Costco for $1099.99 and I don't even drink alcohol

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 buddy

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Dec 31, 2016 06:13 PM #18
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Debbie Laity
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Happy New Year to you and Diane. I'm planning on a very successful 2017 and it sounds like you are, too. 

I don't have any traditions. Although I do go to a good friend's party on January 1. She serves the traditional black eyed peas with ham and cornbread along with a large table full of other great tasting food. It's a nice gathering of people. 

Tonight I'm staying home with my four legged family, too. Moxie is finally starting to explore more around the house. It hasn't even been a week, yet. I think she is adjusting fine. 

Dec 31, 2016 07:11 PM #19
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Endre Barath, Jr. sounds like a great way to close out 2016 and ring in 2017 with Diane.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year's Eve and a wonderful 2017!

Dec 31, 2016 09:28 PM #20
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Brian England
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It's good to remember the past and look forward to the future!  I hope 2017 is a great year for you!

Jan 01, 2017 05:41 AM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lou Ludwig  hope your New Years Eve was uneventfull:)Endre

Jan 01, 2017 08:56 AM #22
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Happy New Year, Endre. I did not realize you speak Hungarian. My father was half German and half Hungarian. He used to say when he was a kid that he was a hungry German, LOL.

I don't look at my finances for 2016 until about February, when I pull together the year in review for my taxes. I hate to see how much I spend on our cats. I have a category in Quicken called, quite appropriately, "cats." You could feed a small army on what I spent for vet bills last year.

Jan 01, 2017 11:11 AM #23
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Endre - our tradition started when my younger daughter was in school and parents got together.  We still go to the same house now to celebrate New Years although all of our daughters are now 29 years old.

Jan 01, 2017 11:29 AM #24
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Hi, Endre...I thought I would stop by and give you an update on Moxie ( the stray cat we took in ). She's doing great, but barely leaves the bed. She snuggles under the down comforter everyday. She shows on inclination to want to go back outside. That kind of makes us happy and sad. Maybe when the weather warms up, she will want to go back out. But if she doesn't...well that's OK, too. 

Jan 05, 2017 08:52 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  You as well, on a side note my favorite is Non-Vintage Krug:)) Endre

Jan 07, 2017 12:19 AM #26
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Dick Greenberg  I hope and wish your words to be prophetic, there is one deal I am trying to close... and then it can be reality:))Endre

Jan 07, 2017 12:20 AM #27
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com  wishing you the same back:)) Endre

Jan 07, 2017 12:24 AM #28
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