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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.
Back up, back up, back up!  Those words haunt me, but will become part of my lexicon and daily routine from this day forward.  But, I digress.  I had never been to the store in Manhasset before so I Googled it to see exactly where to turn off Northern Blvd. to get there.  What I hadn't counted on...
Posted 1 day ago
Just before the weekend, Thursday night to be exact, I found myself living one of my worst nightmares.  My Mac Book Pro died. Just like that!  Little warning. No flares went off.  Short of a message when I tried to open a photo editing app, telling me it was damaged and I needed to dump it and re...
Posted 2 days ago
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 13 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 17 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 20 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 22 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 22 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 24 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 26 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

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