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Consider it Done

I was speaking to an appraiser yesterday who used my three favorite words - "Consider it done." Now of course those words are only as good as the action behind them, but when someone says that, I like to take them at their word, and a sense of peace and accomplishment comes over me. We're all running in so many directions, and we consider the term 'multi-tasking' as some measure of success. But I ask - Is it? I love getting things done, and I love checking things off my...

Is It Time To Downsize?

Is it time to downsize? Here is a checklist to help you decide if now is the right time.  I’ll start by saying that I dislike the word “downsize.” It makes me think of a corporate employee becoming obsolete. But in the real estate world, downsizing takes on a completely different meaning. Sometimes it boils down to saving versus spending, choosing a new path, or simply making a change.  Here are 10 clues that it might be time to start thinking about simplifying your life and about moving to a...

Showing Your Home In The Late Winter

 We’ve had such wacky weather lately - 3 Nor’Easters in 10 days, and another one expected for next week. Say it ain’t so! But even with the snow, sleet, rain, wind and downed trees, I’ve noticed how quickly residents try to clean up, and how much pride people have in their properties. New Canaan and Darien, Connecticut are known for their beautiful exteriors, well-kept yards, manicured lawns and stone walls. One of the most romantic things one can see is the fresh white snow before anyone...

March is Women’s History Month!

“We see ourselves better when we see ourselves in someone else.” I can’t help but think about the women in my family during ​Women's History Month.​ I am in awe of ​my female ancestors before me and ​the many women whom I don’t know who are forcing change​, ​the perception of women​,​ and the ability for women to “speak out.” ​ I am in awe of both of my daughters who embody what it means to be a woman in today’s society. They are powerhouses -...

The Three Most Important Things To Know When Presenting A House For Sale

As a Realtor, I hate to admit that I can be swayed by the way a house is decorated or presented when valuing or viewing it, but like anyone else, I can be. Buyers are often swayed by things sellers have no control over, but there are some things that sellers can do to increase their buyer pool, and their bottom line, by presenting the house well. NUMBER ONE: Decorate it. A well dressed home is, dollar for dollar, a wise investment. When conducting a price...