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Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.
In keeping with Dick Greenberg's Sensei/Grasshopper challenge, I'm going to make the following offer.   I will give you some easy to use tools to get your home's unseen spaces in order.  You'll find yourself opening that closet door, or kitchen cabinet or pantry even when you don't have to, just ...
Posted 6 days ago
Something William Johnson said on Margaret Rome's blog post resonated with me enough to write this today.  So often, in the years I've been selling real estate on Long Island I've watched newbies to the profession come in, guns a-blazing, ready to dominate the planet.  They dig in, with both heel...
Posted 11 days ago
I still remember the day, over forty years ago when I had an epiphany while stopped at a red light on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park.  The impact it had on me was so profound as to record it in my memory bank in the most infinite detail.  I found myself uttering, barely above a whisper and to no...
Posted 13 days ago
When I officially entered the fray as a Licensed Real Estate agent in January of 1987 I worked part time for an office in Plainview.  After working diligently at my job in hospital administration all week, I spent my weekends "learning" the business as I sat with a few other stalwart souls, waiti...
Posted 15 days ago
It can't be April tomorrow, I found myself thinking yesterday as I awoke to snowflakes the size of New Jersey falling on my finally re-emerging lawn.  "Will winter never cease this year," I found myself saying as I reached for my cell phone camera to record the unbelievable scene. Thankfully, Mot...
Posted 16 days ago
If I am to look at my personal Weltanschauung, or the principles that guide my life, taking the literal translation of the word as my "world view," it becomes crystalized into a few very simple precepts. I believe we all occupy space on this planet to interact with other evolving souls, with a go...
Posted 17 days ago
Spring Ideas:  A New World, A New Me Spring is a time of renewal, even after the harshest of winters.  It offers the promise of rebirth, populating our world with bursts of vibrant color and waking us from a long winter's nap.  I love this time of year.  It fills me with wonder as I see tiny blad...
Posted 19 days ago
Yesterday started earlier than usual for me, joining the south shore chapter of LIBOR for a well attended breakfast meeting at the Merrick Park Golf Course building.  Dennis Miller, an expert in Flood Insurance requirements and all its nuances and changes, spoke to a spellbound crowd.  Fortunatel...
Posted about 2 months ago
Seven years ago on this date, a sweet, loving soul was born into this world, sporting four legs and a furry coat to keep him warm.  He captured the heart of the woman who raised him and recognized his spirit for what it was.  Serendipitous perhaps, but the day I was told about her and her wonderf...
Posted about 2 months ago
Two recent contacts, both in need of a home staging before putting their Long Island homes on the market made me realize that people still don't quite understand the scope of staging a property for sale.  In both instances they mentioned they were in the process of, or about to have the place pa...
Posted about 2 months ago

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