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.
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 14!
One of our favorite things about the holidays that we all just experienced is seeing how different people decorate their home. Everyone has a different take on what brings the holiday spirit to life for them, and their family. We love the idea that ambiance can create that warm, inviting feeling for everyone who enters their home.
That got us thinking about how we could all bring that same sense of closeness and family into the new year. While the holiday decorations may be all packed up, boxed up, and back in the attic for storage we wondered if there was a way to bring the joy from the holidays into our everyday lives at the beginning of 2018.
We saw this picture, and a light went on. Actually, to be more specific, a warm light. The coziness of a fireplace in a living room, with family and friends gathered around its hearth.
It's a simple reminder of a place to gather.
The truth is, we need to make a point of spending more time connected to one another, face to face. Most of us have a myriad of different digital devices that grab and keep our attention. They are helpful, informative, and have created fantastic advancements in life. You are probably using your favorite device to read this blog right now. But when these helpful tools outrace our attention for one another, we begin to miss the moments we experienced around the holidays throughout the rest of the year.
Our challenge in this week's episode of MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN is to slow down, put it down, and look around. Are you intentionally shutting digital devices off, and plugging into the people closest to you? Are you making time for family game night, story-telling, or any other family tradition that you enjoy together? Maybe it's themed around music, food, or something else.
Whatever it takes to come together, let's make sure 2018 grabs hold of the spirit from the holidays and pulls it into our reality to start this year. Let's not wait another eleven months to gather. To laugh. To sing. To play. To simply slow down, unplug, and relax in the company of those closest to us.
Thanks for stopping by our digital living room at Midtown Realty Company. We hope you find the time to spend with your family and friends this week in your actual living room.
Have fun. Make memories. Leave a legacy your kids will teach their kids, and be talked about for generations to come.
From our heart to your hearth.
-Your friends at Midtown Realty Company.
Welcome to a very special edition of MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN!
Our normal routine here in our blog is to talk about exciting new listings, home buying, home selling, and home decorating tips. Our hope is that you find your stop here each week full of the real estate answers you've been searching for.
Today we want to put a twist on the routine that is on our heart.
Our wish for you today:
List your home...
Join us in listing it among the many things we can be thankful for.
Join us in listing your home as a reminder on your heart that we are all so very, very lucky to live in the communities that we do.
We'll be thinking of you today.
You are our friends.
As you go about your Thanksgiving holiday, may it be full of laughter and joy-filled memories.
-From all of us at Midtown Realty Company!
Welcome back to our MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN, and welcome home to all of you who are new to our weekly blog post!
Last week we talked about 3 fun ways to decorate your home for the holidays. Specifically, we talked about decorating the inside of your home. This week, we'll stick with the decorating theme, but turn our attention to the outside of your home.
Have you ever driven by a home and thought that it looked so warm and inviting? We've all seen "those" houses, and lamented about how we'd love to do the same thing, if we only had the time to do it!
This week's episode will offer some cool exterior decorating tips that don't have to monopolize your time, or break the bank for it to become a reality.
3 cheerful, colorful, and creative ways to decorate the outside of your home for Thanksgiving.
Cheerful. Colorful. Creative.
Chalkboard Easel. Lightbulbs. Throw Pillows.
Have fun coming up with fun sayings, creating inviting moods, and expressing your uniqueness and style this Thanksgiving holiday season!
If you give any of these ideas a whirl, we sure would LOVE to see them!
Join us on facebook HERE, and post pictures of your creativity.
Episode 3 of "Midweek With Midtown" is focused on a few ways that you can decorate your home for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
We know that HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, and so many other outlets have AMAZING displays of holiday decor. We also know that the look they create can feel like you need an entire crew to pull it off for your home. We have 3 super easy ways you can bring a cute holiday display to life in your home all on your own. You might even find your family wants to jump in and create these ideas with you as a family night activity!
Enter Midweek With Midtown: Episode 3.
Simple. Warm. Inviting.
Here are 3 ways you can make your home become just that for Thanksgiving.
Simple. Warm. Inviting.
Pumpkins. Apples & Greenery. Craft Paper.
Enjoy your holiday preparation!
Slow down, and be present each step of the way...
That, after all, is the joy in the holiday.
Join us on facebook HERE, and post pictures of your creations. Our team at Midtown Realty Company would LOVE to see them!
We have a page on our website set aside for you to see some of our featured properties. There is also a link available to search more great properties throughout Chautauqua County for your convenience.
And as always, if you ever have questions we'd love to hear from you. We will connect you with one of our agents to talk through your needs, wishes, and wants in your home buying or selling journey. Every question answered is another step forward. It's our calling to walk with you, so you are getting the experience you deserve as you buy or sell your home.
We hope to talk with you soon!
Have a GREAT DAY!
-Your friends at Midtown Realty.
The goblins are gone,
and the turkey is near...
let's have some fun,
and spread some early Thanksgiving cheer!
When you decorate your family table for Thanksgiving we would love to see some pictures. Nothing makes a house a home like the personal touches of a holiday celebration. Whatever your traditions are, we'd love to hear about them!
Head over to our Facebook Page to share your pictures!
So decorate festively,
and share those pictures!
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