Another Working Holiday Weekend

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103

buyersThough it wouldn't have been my first choice of time, I had a final walk-through this morning on a listing that will close late in the week.  Normally we do them sometime within 24 to 48 hours before the closing but these buyers requested specifically it be today.  It wouldn't have been bad since it was scheduled for 10 a.m.  Typically they take 15 to 20 minutes and they're done.  Not this one.  I should have known we were in for the long haul when one of their party went out to get coffee.

I had hoped for something of a holiday weekend, some time to go to the pool and to just lounge around reading a good book.  Two hours later, as they finally seemed to be winding down, I got a phone call that sent me off in the direction of another appointment a good twenty minutes away.  Looks like soaking up the sun is not in the cards today.  I so hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.

Have a wonderful 4th of July and keep safe.

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Geri Sonkin is a Licensed Broker Associate/Stager/Decorator serving Long Island sellers and buyers for over 24 years.  Areas of expertise include Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and Brooklyn.  Specializing in resales, new construction, co-ops/condos, waterfront homes, estates, short sales, rentals and staging your home to sell for the most money the market will bear.  For more information: www.LongIslandsBestHomes.com  For new construction: http://2274Woodbine.GreatCustomHome.com   516-425-6098  

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You know when we do what we do, weekends and holidays usually never happen!  I think Consistency is with you, not her cousin In Consistency....................be glad you never met their other cousin In Continent.............she's a mess.  Hopefully you'll have good weather and a great 4th Geri.

Jul 03, 2010 10:12 PM #1
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Well thanks Roger, your remark may have just introduced me to Ms. (In) Continent.

Jul 03, 2010 10:43 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I certainly hope not my friend..............make it a great 4th Geri..........love your sense of humor.

Jul 03, 2010 11:55 PM #3
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Geri - I actually ended up with a 3-day weekend this time around, thankfully.  However, it did rain...a LOT!

Jul 04, 2010 12:58 AM #4
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Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Geri, even though this is something that had to be done prior to settlement, I think sometimes we allow are clients to control our schedule way too much.  This holiday is important to you and your family, and you can't get that luxury of time back and those special moments to spend with them.  I realize that now, but only after the fact.  I am just hoping others read this blog and find another way to work around clients controlling us, instead of us controlling them and our time.

Jul 04, 2010 04:59 AM #5
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Happy Independence Day!

Jul 04, 2010 05:13 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Hope they brought you back some coffee too.

We do what it takes, don't we? And it never fails going out of town, holiday, someone needs us. And the "needs us" is what keeps me going cheerfully.

Have a good day.

Margaret

Jul 06, 2010 08:41 AM #7
Rainer
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Beyonca Clark
Century21 New Millennium - Lusby, MD

Well sorry you didn't get your day, but how great is it to be busy again!!!

Jul 11, 2010 04:47 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

You'll get no complaints from me about being busy.  Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 11, 2010 11:38 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am sorry that your holiday was interrupted. I got away but it was hard work to leave! Hope your closing went well.

Jul 16, 2010 09:27 PM #10
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Paige Tipane
Century21 First Choice Inc. - Beckley, WV

Went out to get coffee-uggg Ive been in those shoes.  Like the others though glad you are busy. BTW, I really like your guestbook map. I tried to add one to my page but found that I may need to seach for a tutorial on that.

Jul 26, 2010 12:17 PM #11
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Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

The last 15 minute "walk-through" I had like that turned into a two-hour INSPECTION; 'Dad' showed up to help out, and from there it all went down-hill.  Although all repair items had been negotiated and fixed by professionals AND reinspected- TWICE,  'dad' had to make sure everything was good to go.  Dad's a great guy, so we waited patiently while he did his thing- and we went on to close on the best house in the best neighborhood and a very REASONABLE price we could find for his only daughter- all's well!

-Steve

Aug 17, 2010 09:12 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

As they say Steve, all's well that ends well.

Aug 18, 2010 12:38 AM #13
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Margaret Kapranos
Coldwell Banker - Terra Linda, CA

Well as a Merrick transplant to San Francisco, I hope your July 4th was a bit warmer than ours here! 

Aug 25, 2010 12:43 AM #14
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Margaret, I believe we had the hottest summer on record here.  It was beastly.  First time I'm happy summer is almost over.  How long have you been in San Francisco?

Aug 25, 2010 10:21 AM #15
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Virginia OnullConnor
Realtor®, Photographer, Artist - Temecula, CA
Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal

Russell, Great fireworks pic! I can't recall the last DAY OFF I had. I think it was when I had double pneumonia last year, but I was too sick to care. LOL!

Weekends? What are THOSE? Oh, yeah - open house!

Sep 08, 2010 01:37 PM #16
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