What is a Home?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

A home is a special place where you are safe, relaxed and familiar. A home is a place you make and it can be anywhere. A house is something else: it is just a structure. I have known folks who have been home in an apartment, a basement, a garage and even in a car. Believe it or not everyone doesn't need a formal structure they own to be happy.

Happiness is different for everyone. Some people measure happiness by criteria that is more about a facade than a feeling. In my view, that is too bad. I love to travel, but I am always happy to be home: in my place where there is contentment and familiarity. 

When I worked directly with buyers I would often ask them, as we searched, does this feel like home to you. The ones who understood are by and large still there. For the others no structure can fix a feeling that isn't right. Are you home? 

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When you think about real estate, it is time to focus. I have helped people for close to thirty years in all areas, and made the process not only simple but enjoyable. Why should you go it alone or settle for less? Call me and find a partner to help, direct and get you where you want to be.

Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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Sheila Anderson
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Sounds nice Elizabeth.      Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 04:57 AM #17
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Me too William. TY     Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 04:57 AM #18
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Thank you Jeff.      Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 04:58 AM #19
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Hi James. I hope not. TY     Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 04:58 AM #20
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Brian England
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Owning a home is definitely different from buying a house!  Some buyers walk into a home and it just feels right.

Feb 27, 2019 05:27 AM #21
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It is indeed Brian. Thank you.               Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 05:34 AM #22
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Sharon Tara
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Well said Sheila. 

To answer your question: YES  I am home. We are on home #5...our first home was an apartment and I still remember the excitement when we moved in. The next four homes were houses that we knew when we saw them they were "the one". I've been very blessed.

Feb 27, 2019 06:47 AM #23
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Thanks Sharon. I feel the same way.       Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 06:52 AM #24
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Oh, Sheila, I absolutely LOVE this post and the photo! Should have been *featured*. So so perfect. All of it.

Feb 27, 2019 06:59 AM #25
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Good morning Gayle. You are very kind and I so appreciate your support. I am not a feature worthy person but enjoy my following. Thank you.     Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 07:08 AM #26
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Chris Ann Cleland
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You are right on target with this one.  Home is not the structure and should never confused for it.

Feb 27, 2019 07:49 AM #27
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Featured in the group;  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Feb 27, 2019 07:50 AM #28
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Thank you sooooo much Chris Ann for the shout out and feature.     Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 08:57 AM #29
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Thanks again Chris Ann for your support.      Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 08:58 AM #30
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sheila - the difference between house and home is an important distinction.  It's more than a structure.  Or even something "material" . Much more.

Feb 27, 2019 11:02 AM #31
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I agree completely Michael. TY        Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 11:06 AM #32
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Yes I know what you mean.  I can feel quite at home almost anywhere.  Love the picture and I think I will share this!  Thanks.

Feb 27, 2019 04:44 PM #33
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Thanks again georgie and thanks for the re-blog.      Sheila

Feb 27, 2019 04:57 PM #34
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Kat Palmiotti
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I agree. Home is our place of comfort and belonging, wherever that might be.

Feb 28, 2019 02:59 AM #35
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Thanks very much Kat.      Sheila

Feb 28, 2019 04:24 AM #36
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