After meeting her once, you’ll sense her heart for people. Whatever the subject you are talking about, you’ll know in short order that her total focus is on you. She’s a great listener, and exudes the kind of infectious joy that you want to be around.
Helping others has always been a passion of Michelle's, who was born and raised in Western New York. Many of you may recognize her from Nestle Purina, where she assisted employees in the Human Resources Department for many years. Two years ago, Michelle's father passed away unexpectedly, and she, along with her sister, had to navigate through the process of selling his home. Sorrow opened the door for her to serve her community in a brand new way.
Being a real estate agent has allowed her to continue to live out her love of simply caring for people. Michelle recalls the long conversations with her great-grandmother, that helped make her the person she is today. One of the things that stood out the most was how active she was in her community, and how important it is to do everything possible to better the lives of others. She saw first-hand how to truly care for people. And now Michelle is carrying on that legacy as a member of our family at Midtown Realty.
Michelle’s ability and willingness to walk with, listen to, and serve your needs makes her a great fit for our team at Midtown Realty, and someone you’ll be over-joyed to get to know. Give her a call today (716-491-4351) to schedule a tour of a home that's for sale, or to set-up an appointment to place your home on the market. You'll be glad you did.
Our Presence: Where we are, and properties we can show you.
We are proud to say we've been, like our name, right in the Middle of the real estate world in Chautauqua County for the past 50+ years.
If you are ready to list your home, we'd love to talk with you about all of the ways we will help you sell your home. And if you are looking to buy a home?
This link is a great place to start:
See upcoming OPEN HOUSES by clicking this link:
Last week you learned more about our people.
This week we want to share our process with you.
By clicking on the link above ("our process"), you'll get a sense of how we view the real estate world, and what it will look like to work with our company.
Once you have the opportunity to read through that page, we'd love to meet you, speak with you, and walk with you on your home buying/selling journey.
Give our office a call (716-672-2323), or stop in to say hi, soon!
Have a GREAT day!
-The Midtown Realty Company Team.
Last week we shared a blog post that answered the question "What makes Midtown, Midtown?"
In the next few weeks we are going to share more of our heart about that answer. It is the foundation for who we are, why we exist, what we believe, and how we do what we do every single day at Midtown Realty Company.
Let's start with talking about the most important part:
In short, it's not an accident that we are here. Our founder, the late Bonita M. Saletta, laid a foundation of honor for our team to follow. To be there early, stand with, and leave last when it comes to meeting the needs of the people in our lives. She loved all of you very much.
We keep that mindset at the core of who are, so that we can be there for you in a way that is felt genuinely, and attended to intentionally.
If you haven't had the opportunity, you can meet the wonderful people that make up our team at Midtown, by clicking this button:
Our people come to work each day with huge hearts to serve, and a wealth of knowledge to share. To listen to your needs, explore every option possible to meet them, and walk with you through the entire process that is home buying and selling.
And that's where we'll pick up in our blog next week.
That's the what we believe, and how we do what we do portion of the program. We'll dive deeper into that soon.
For now, have fun meeting our team, and seeing who OUR PEOPLE are.
Thanks for stopping by today.
We sure are happy you are here...
It's an honor to meet you.
-The Midtown Realty Company Family.
What makes Midtown, Midtown?
Our Presence: Where we are, and properties we can show you.
Our People: Our leadership, and awesome team members.
Our Process: A little bit about us, and how we do life.
One way you can get a sense of where we are, who we are, and how we do what we do is by spending a little time on our website. To honor your time, we'll get right to it. Here are a few buttons you can click that will help you navigate our site, and learn more about why Midtown Realty Company exists, our team, and our heart to serve you!
"Home sweet home."
"Home is where the heart is."
Two phrases/quotes we've all heard many times over the years.
There is just something about being "home" that brings comfort, warmth, joy, and the feeling of being at peace.
All of that is why we do all of what we do. Nothing brings our team more joy than the moment when someone falls in love with a home they are seeing for the very first time. That moment when "I'll know it when I see it" becomes...
"This is home."
The reverse of that moment is the sometimes difficult decision of having to sell your home. A new job, family addition, a big move, a new adventure being taken. All of those reasons and more bring about the bittersweet feeling that goes with it. Although people are excited about what is ahead, their heart hurts a little for what they'll leave behind in the rooms that once held their laughter, tears, and memories over so many years.
Whether you are in a place where you're looking for a home, or needing to sell yours...we want you to know that it's not about the transaction...at least not for our team at Midtown Realty Company.
It's always all about walking with you, advocating for you, and making sure you know it's all about you.
And when you choose to work with one of our agents?
You'll feel right at home.
"Home Sweet Home."
You'll see how much we care.
"Home is where the heart is."
Have a great rest of your week, and super special weekend.
Until next time...
-Your friends at Midtown Realty Company
Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 15!
Today we want to highlight an all too familiar challenge around the house that we think you'll be able to relate to. We sure do!
Does this sound familiar?
You get the dishes done, laundry all folded and put away, and grab a cup of tea and curl up on the couch. You read a book, or a watch your favorite sitcom. You get up to take your cup to the sink, and on the way there, you proceed to trip over clothing that your kids have strewn everywhere like it was an Olympic event that they clearly won the gold medal in.
You arrive in the kitchen to find the second event was apparently seeing how fast snack plates, cups and other dish items could be left all of over the counter. In the sink? No way! That's a whole other story. But we digress, as another gold medal was won by your kids in the dirty dish stacking event!
What if we told you that our team at Midtown Realty Company had the perfect answer for how to make sure your home didn't host the clutter Olympics every single night?
We thought you might like that!
Your home should be a place of rest, relaxation, and refuge after a day of hard work. One of our friends had a great idea to make sure your home is that place for you, instead of a training ground for budding clutter Olympians.
Instead of tripping over their favorite sweatshirt, pick it up and put it in a special bin. Since they obviously have other items they can wear, collect the ones they choose to leave laying around. When they ask where they are, simply let them know you have them, and would be willing to sell them back to them. Genius!
It works the same way for the dishes. This one is a little trickier, since sometimes it's hard to prove whose they were. That's where you institute the "kids, you are all on the same team" clause. Any dish is all of your dishes. Brilliant!
You can set whatever price works for your family. "Dollar a dish" has a sweet little ring to it. "A buck for your britches" works nicely as well. If your kids have an allowance, implementation is a breeze. If they don't, you can use other chores around the house as currency.
And if they don't do those chores? Keep the hoodie and tell them they can't go to their friends to hang out, the school dance, or some other event they need you as a taxi service for until they are done. At this point, you are pulling into the lead for parent of the year!
At the end of the day, it will instill the values of taking care of what they have been given, organization, and our favorite...honor. Honoring their parents that work hard to provide a nice home, and all the things they need for their upbringing.
Someday they'll look back and thank you. Now that day may be quite a while away, but in the meantime they'll learn, grow, and be thankful for the many blessings they have in your care, even if they don't say it out loud. Actually, you are more likely to hear grunts and moans of how "life isn't fair". Perfect. That means we are right on track to helping them win at the game of life!
This little home challenge also serves as a great way to keep the house picked up if you are selling your home. That makes it easier to book showings, and potentially helps your home sell faster as well!
We hope you are having a fantastic week. Thanks for taking the time to stop by our blog today. We hope Episode 15 of MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN has helped remove the clutter obstacle for your family now, and set you up for a big win later if you ever sell your home.
-The Midtown Realty Company Team
Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 13!
Can you believe we are almost two weeks into 2018?
Last week we talked about a great way to kick-off the new year is to say good-bye to excess. By getting rid of all the extra stuff around the house that we squirrel away, it's a fresh start for a brand new year. It also stands to help someone in need to start their year off on a positive note.
The process of meeting two needs at once, both yours and someone elses, is very familiar to our team at Midtown Realty. We identify with it because it works the same way as walk with our clients as they buy and sell their homes. It's the combination of packing up and moving on, and unpacking and settling in. Our team knows that can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.
Having a team that stays out in front of the most important details you need to know is key. That starts with finding an agent you connect with, feel comfortable talking to, and trust. We are confident you have landed in the right place. We have a large team, with many different types of backgrounds and stories. Those stories are unique to each agent and how they came to the real estate world. We have built our team like this intentionally so that you feel right at home. When we say we are here for you every step of the way, we mean all 5,280 feet of every mile of your home buying and selling journey.
We love what we do, and the opportunity to meet new people. When you are ready to start your journey of buying or selling your home, we would be happy to answer all of your questions.
It would be an honor to be there with you as you close one chapter of your family's life, and say hello to a brand new one.
New year. New opportunities. New journey.
We look forward to meeting you!
-The Midtown Realty Company Team
Meet New Agent, Christie Wilmore!
She is the newest agent to join the Midtown Realty Company Team.
If you've been out and about in the beautiful weather we've had, you might have crossed paths with Christie and not even realized it! She is the proud owner of the Scoops Ice Cream Truck. She has been making kids fly out the door with their parents in tow to cool off with an ice-cream treat for the past 8 years.
Having had the opportunity to be an entrepreneur and drive the streets of our communities, she has gotten to meet lots of fantastic people, and has become very familiar with the homes, neighborhoods, and communities. Building relationships and trust as she built her business makes her a perfect fit to take the next step in her career as a real estate agent.
When we asked her what excites her most about being a real estate agent she responded by saying "Being able to actually hear what someone wants, and being able to find that thing."
Recently, a prospective home buyer said this to Christie when she came back with homes for her to view...“Feels like you know what I’m thinking.” Christie is a great listener, that takes the needs of her clients into account with each property she shows them.
Another reason Christie is so passionate about the home selling and buying process is that she purchased her own home, and remembers the process well. She reflected back on what she knew and also what she wishes she had known.
"I bought my own first-time home. I know the things that are most important. Yards, locations, schools."
It's from her personal experience in the process that she is positioned well to help her clients through it.
Christie grew up in Angola area, and has spent the past 10 years living in Northern Chautauqua County.
She is married to her husband, Justin, who is also a new agent on the Midtown Realty Team. You'll be meeting him soon as well.
And to close our blog about getting to know Christie, we asked her some "fun facts".
Here they are!
Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura
Band: Guns N’ Roses, ACDC, and Bruno Mars
Food: Steak, Burgers
Started her very own garden this year!
And when we asked her for a parting thought, she summed it up quite nicely...
Owning your home is better than renting!
Welcome to the Midtown Realty Company Family, Christie.
We are excited you are here!
Welcome! Our team is excited you are here! If there is a topic you'd LOVE to hear about, let us know. Midtown@Netsync.Net