Monday, April 19, 2010

OPEN HOUSE Waterfront Home April 25, 2010 1-3 p.m.

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Open House
April 25, 2010 1-3 p.m.

81 Harris Ave.
Warren, RI 02885
Spring is blooming in Rhode Island. The winter hibernation is over. Soon summer will be here and there is no doubt that we will be drawn to the water.

This waterfront oasis is blossoming. I invite you to experience the beauty yourself. Nibble on some food, enjoy spectacular water views, spend time in the garden by the streams and pond. Relax a while and enjoy life the way it should be.

Unable to attend but would love to see this home? Call Lisa @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail to arrange a showing.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

For the times I question why I give 150% every day I am reminded in wonderful ways.

There are times I question why I give 150% every day as I am sure everyone does no matter what your profession happens to be. I feel guilty when my home is disorderly, when I take a few hours to get my hair done, or when I keep thinking to myself the lack of time I spend with my family and friends. Then I am reminded why in wonderful ways.

I received a birth notification from one of my clients. A beautiful baby boy. They are great people and I am so excited for them. Although, the new mother would prefer to live a little closer to her Mom and Dad I sleep well knowing they are bringing their beautiful first born baby to a great home. It feels good to know they can spend their money on their new child and not costly repairs/upgrades. When the time comes and the baby is walking he will have a nice fenced yard to play in.

Then I think about the family who had a undying will to close before Christmas. When notified they possibly wouldn't close because of chipping paint on the outside of the house the buyer stepped up sanded and painted that side of the house in 25 degree weather. Talk about giving a 150%. I have some paint on my jacket which I refuse to remove. I proudly wear it like war paint as a reminder of a victory. They did close just before Christmas on the 23rd.

And the family who purchased a new home because they decided that it was time to come back to the area where they were raised. I still can't decide who was happier. The new home owners, the grandparents who are thrilled to have their grandson closer to them, or their two year old son who is so happy with his new house. He showed me his room with pride and endured the closing displaying exceptional behavior sometimes questioning when he could go to his new home.

Lastly there are my exceptional sellers who are offering great homes. They work their fingers to the bone so that I am proud to show their homes. I know some lucky buyers will have good homes with no worries or surprises. Any monies that buyers should spend will be on cosmetics making the house their home not on costly repairs.

So when I question why in these challenging times I have these memories to remind me why I will always give 150%.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sure Signs that Spring is in the Air in Rhode Island

There are definite signs that spring is in the air in Rhode Island. Here are few of mine.

Evelyn's Nanaquaket Drive In Restaurant, Tiverton, RI opens. I drive by Evelyn's every day. I get so excited when I see them preparing for opening. First they start paying attention to clam shell parking lot. Bringing in a fresh layer and spreading just so. Then you see the trucks starting their deliveries. Definite sign spring is here. You might want to join their facebook page in case you can't visit.

Next everywhere I go I see these plates. Welcome back. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

People are coming out of their houses. Walking up and down Main Rd. along the water front.

These next things crack me up. First day above 60 degrees people are sporting the shorts, sandals, and tank tops and if you happen to own a convertible car you can be sure the top is down. Not me I love when I get in my car and my brain is telling me to open the windows but my hand just won't listen. Love that heat.

I am also a food network nut at times. So while looking at videos about Tiverton, RI I came across this one. I remember when this "Guy" was competing on "The Next Food Network Star". Don't know how I missed this episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". This is home, no really, this is the pond I live on. What a hoot! So I leave you drooling and anticipating the opening of Evelyn's. Opens this weekend.

So what signs tell you Spring and Summer are just around the corner?