The American Dream of Home Sweet Home on Long Island

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Debe Maxwell is hosting Homeownership An A/R Challenge  


While listing and selling homes on Long Island,  Larry and I hear all kinds of stories why people move, and why the American Dream of home ownership is important. 


Through the years, our home buyer clients have told us what it means to them.  In just a few words, here are some of their responses:


  • Being able to do whatever I want to do because it's mine. As a renter,  I never had that luxury.
  • As a child, my family could never afford to buy a house, and it was always my dream to someday own a home of my own.
  • After my breakup with my fiancee, it's a fresh new start for me.
  • A place to build memories, safety, and so much more security.
  • Saying goodbye  and get lost to my landlord.
  • Owning a home means WELCOME.
  • It's the little things like being able to paint my rooms any shade I like,  having my own garden and playing my music loud.
  • Privacy.
  • A space that is truly ours forever.
  • An Investment in our future, good tax benefits,  and finally gaining some equity.
  • I don't have to pack up and move anymore.
  • Freedom and security.
  • Where I feel comfortable, happy and relaxed.
  • Contentment and happiness, and where I never want to move from.
  • I know it may sound like a cliche, but home is where my heart is.
  • It's where I feel I can be myself and be comfortable.
  • Home ownership means so much to us. Of course security is on the top of our list, but also knowing it is completely ours and we can share many memories. Yes there are tax benefits too, but most of all It's our happy place.

And, These Last Two Are Our Favorite Responses:

  • I always rented and never thought that I could ever own a home of my own. Because of you two, I wake up smiling every morning. So, home ownership to me is being happy every single day.
  • I always like the term home sweet home, and now that you helped me find this magnificent condo, I know exactly what home sweet home means...JOY!




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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 (sheila)...."home sweet home" is what you'll find with Larry and Sheila Agranoff.... and you'll never forget them because of it....

Jun 03, 2019 04:28 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Such sweet words and so meaningful, Sheila and Larry: "home sweet home." It means something different to each homeowner, but to each its very meaningful in their own way.

Jun 03, 2019 04:42 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is always good to have the comforts of home...sleeping in your own bed.

Jun 03, 2019 04:49 AM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love each and every reason, Sheila and you're definitely who anyone on Long Island should call if they're thinking of making their homeownership dream come true!

BTW, I love the graphic - Home Sweet Home - that saying says so much, doesn't it?!

Jun 03, 2019 05:19 AM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheila and Larry, anyone looking to call Long Island Home Sweet Home needs to contact you. You'll embrace their story and help them find their piece of paradise.

Jun 03, 2019 06:29 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So many great reasons to enjoy home ownership!  I love seeing the look on my client's faces when they get the keys to their first home!

Jun 03, 2019 06:59 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheila and Larry - your extensive list hits many, if not most, of the hot buttons for wannabe homeowners.  On Long Island your real estate expertise makes those dreams a reality.  

Jun 03, 2019 11:09 AM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - What a great entry for the June Challenge. Many people could relate to the reasons why home ownership not only matters, it's worth it!

Jun 03, 2019 03:29 PM #8
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I love all those responses! I definitely think renters who become home owners see the biggest change in their lives.

Jun 04, 2019 04:25 AM #9
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great reminders for why people choose to own a home.

Jun 04, 2019 07:27 AM #10
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Sooo many different reasons for achieving home ownership...unique and valid for each individual.

Jun 05, 2019 02:46 AM #11
Ian Ruzow
Oak Tree Development Group - Lancaster, PA
Ian Ruzow is principal and co-founder of Oak Tree

these sound like great people!

Jun 05, 2019 04:11 AM #12
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Thank you all for your comments. They are much appreciated!

Jun 06, 2019 01:19 AM #13
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