Work in real estate long enough and you'll have some tales to tell. I think it's time I share some of mine. Names and addresses withheld to protect the innocent.
You've been warned, I am burning this on Sunday. This was found in the laundry room of a house I showed that was listed for sale "subject to probate approval". That is usually a fantastic indicator that the owner has died. I showed this property several times and each time the house was in a different state of clean out. Boxes would be packed and stacked, furniture would be moved or removed and there were always different piles around of "keep, sell, trash or donate". But the notes were what got me. They were all over the house and seemed to be communications between two parties who were working together to empty the place while never actually being there at the same time. Estranged siblings? Maybe they just had opposite schedules? Or agreed to split the chore evenly each in their own time? I'll never know. The note pictured above was my favorite. What was in that box? (I didn't look, none of my business). Why did the contents need to be burned instead of thrown out? And why wait until Sunday? I'll never know.
Remember Traveling? Moving freely about the world is one of the biggest things I miss since this pandemic hit. But I don't like to think about that, so it's time to reminisce...
Sometime in 2019, I turned 40. To celebrate this milestone birthday, I wanted to go on a trip. I had no idea where I wanted to go, but did have some other specifics in mind... I started to scour the internet for ideas and was immediately overwhelmed by all the choices. Enter Storied Adventures!
Storied Adventures is for people who want to say “WOW!” They’ll create extraordinary adventures for your curious mind and remarkable memories to last a lifetime. Janine Queenin promises you: "You will never again take another cookie-cutter vacation that is the same as everyone else’s. Because I’m here to meticulously plan a vacation fit for you and only you."
I called Janine and after at 30 minute consultation over the phone, she got to work! She sent me options for destinations, then options for places to stay, then for activities, dining and tours. She narrowed everything down for me, took care of booking everything and all I had to do was show up at the airport! She also was able to suggest unique options for me that I would have never considered for myself and I'm so happy to have taken advantage of them! A private, candle lit dinner for two on Bermuda's Elbow Beach on my birthday is just one example of the experience of a lifetime Janine created for me. If like me, you love to travel but don't love to plan PLEASE call Janine to book your next adventure. When someone else takes care of the details, it's amazing how much MORE fun you can have! Below are some pictures from our epic birthday trip to Bermuda...
And BIG, BIG thanks to my friends Kim and Scott who left this waiting for me at home...
So happy to have met and helped the Walker family with the sale of their CT home! With Mom and Dad moving back to IL and the girls staying in CT but moving to different towns, there was a lot of moving going on! We all worked together to get it done! I'm happy to say that on closing day, all four Walkers have already comfortably settled in to their new digs. What's better than that?
75 N Airline Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom
Brokerage Legal Entity Name: Morin Real Property LLC. DBA: EXIT Above And Beyond Realty; Brokerage License numbers for each state providing service: CT REB.0791913; MA 1000108; Office Address: 47 Palomba Dr., Suite 103, Enfield, CT 06082; Office Phone: (860) 265-3210; Office email
Today was the first day I've been able to see my mother since early March. We both had to wear masks and we had to sit six feet apart, but it was so good to be with her! She lives at Parkway Pavilion and they have done an excellent job keeping us in touch with our loved ones. We've had lots of FaceTime, they recently added window visits and now that the weather is nice, we're finally allowed outdoor, socially distanced visits. I will say, it was incredibly hard to see her after all this time and not be able to hug her, but I'm still following the rules (for now). I cried like a baby when they brought her outside, but it was mostly from the joy of seeing her in real life. Keep up the good work, Parkway Pavilion! Keep them safe and keep them healthy we all have so many hugs to make up for. Soon.
21 Holiday Ln.
Enfield, CT 06082
4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom
Looking for an amazing location? This spacious ranch has beautiful bones and offers a big opportunity to build equity! Located on a cul de sac surrounded by woods and fields yet close to the amenities of town this house offers convenience and comfort. There is updating needed throughout but you have original hardwood floors in the main house, a large family room addition with fireplace, an awesome sun room and plenty of room for everyone with 4 total bedrooms and the roof is only 8 years old! You have to come see the possibilities!
For questions or showing appointments, contact me today!
Call or text: 860-978-5388
Brokerage Legal Entity Name: Morin Real Property LLC. DBA: EXIT Above And Beyond Realty; Brokerage License numbers for each state providing service: CT REB.0791913; MA 1000108; Office Address: 47Palomba Dr., Suite 103, Enfield, CT 06082; Office Phone: (860) 265-3210; Office email: Info@EXITAboveAndBeyondRealty.com
Meet Cori and Aaron! Super cute, super smart and super fun to work with! These two could teach a class on communication for couples. Watching them pro-con their house choices and make decisions and compromises while really considering what would be best for both of them as a team was AMAZING! They knew what they wanted and since they were on the same page, it did not take them long to find it! I'm so excited for their future at their new house and I can't wait to see them again! Congratulations, Cori & Aaron!
1 Homestead Dr.
Enfield, CT 06082
4 bedroom, 2 bathroom
Brokerage Legal Entity Name: Morin Real Property LLC. DBA: EXIT Above And Beyond Realty; Brokerage License numbers for each state providing service: CT REB.0791913; MA 1000108; Office Address: 47 Palomba Dr., Suite 103, Enfield, CT 06082; Office Phone: (860) 265-3210; Office email:Info@EXITAboveAndBeyondRealty.com