Friday, July 2, 2010

A Little of This, A Little of That

Once again I am tempted to yell "Stop! Let me off this merry-go-round!"

Lately the time has just run away with me. You may notice the gap between my last post and today. Or maybe you didn't. Summer is a busy time for most of us, and I notice many seem to spend less time here.

My real estate business has been keeping me very busy. That's a good thing. In my line of work we often work really hard NOW for commissions LATER.

Last week I spent a lot of time preparing for a presentation to a prospective seller. I was one of three Realtors they asked to speak to about listing their house. A really unique and beautiful "estate," I worked very hard on this and held my breath to hear their decision.

Yay! They chose me. I immediately got busy working on the marketing plan for the property. I am pleased to say that I had it in two multiple listing services, a virtual tour filmed and a dedicated website up in only THREE days! I didn't do this alone. I have a fantastic IT group I work with and an equally fantastic virtual tour company. Everyone worked quickly, and it all came together.

I'll tell you more about the property next week. It's a 12-room Colonial built in 1780. Think about was built just four years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. I am very excited about selling this house, a true piece of history. Stayed tuned, I'll have more later.

Sunday, like lots of people, we are having a cookout with family and friends. We haven't had a Fourth of July party in a long time and I'm looking forward to it. The next couple days will be hectic getting everything ready.

Today I am taking a little time for ME and going to have a pedicure. Although I am addicted to my nail tech and my fingernails, I usually do my own toes. But today I'm going to sit for an hour and be a little pampered.

Oh, and I recently bought a Kindle. I haven't rushed out to buy one before this because I wasn't sure I'd use it, and I was hoping the price would come down. I've been borrowing Pam's occasionally (this time it's been a month....sorry, Pam, I'll return it this weekend) and have decided I like it. Plus the price has come down significantly.

Before I forget, let me suggest that you stop by the blog Pam and I put together a couple months ago...Words of Wisdom. In my humble opinion, today's Blogger of Note is one of the most amazing writers we have featured so far. I don't mean to slight any of our other Bloggers of Note, we were happy to share all of them, but something about Matthew's writing at AbodeOneThree really speaks to me.

I hope all of my American friends here and living as expats have a wonderful Fourth of July and the rest of you have a great weekend! Hope to see you next week.


Anita said...

Hi Sandy, I'm looking forward to hearing more about the estate you are selling.
I hope you enjoy your 4th of July Celebrations.

~Kristen~ said...

Oooh will you be able to share the site the estate is listed on?! it sounds amazing!!!

Happy 4th of July weekend, my friend!!! :-)

Laoch of Chicago said...

If you get a little time you should do a short review of the kindle. It seems that now is the time to start considering buying an e-reader as competition seems to have arrived.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your endorsement - twice. It's seriously appreciated, honestly.

Pam said...

I'm on that same merry-go-round and would really like to get off. NOW!

Anyway, no worries about the Kindle, I was not missing it. As you know, I only use it on vacation. I'm glad it's getting some use.

The party was great and it was great to see some people I haven't seen in a long time. And it felt good to just sit and relax. (Though you didn't get to do that all that much, seeing as you were the hostess). Maybe things will slow down soon.

mama-face said...

OH, it was great to catch up on your doings. And I'm totally jealous about the pedicure. Yes, I know it is within my power to go out and get my own-just never seem to make the time. :-D

I hope you love your kindle as much as I love mine. Of course the price would go down AFTER I buy one. Maybe you could post about some of the books you read! From your book montage I believe we have very similar tastes. :)

Take care!

Just Breathe said...

I've been in Florida for about 16 days now helping my dad out. I haven't been able to blog much.
Glad that business is doing well for you, that's a good thing.
Hope your 4th was fun.


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