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 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
Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 9!
A new home. A new town, village, or city. A new school for your kids. A new neighborhood, with lots of new people to get to know.
All of that new can feel overwhelming, or exciting.
So how do you make sure it's the latter?
When new steps are seen as new opportunities.
To make new memories.
To explore a new area.
To make new friends.
A full heart.
A new home.
A lifetime of happiness.
It's all there for the taking in the next steps of your new journey.
When you are ready to talk about selling your home, or need help looking at the many properties that are in and throughout Chautauqua County, our family of agents at Midtown Realty Company will be here for you.
New steps are new opportunities. Go into your journey with an open heart, and a team that will walk alongside you the whole way...The Midtown Realty Team.
We look forward to hearing your story and meeting your family.
-Your friends at Midtown Realty Company
Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 7!
Do you know someone who has always dreamed about living on the water? Whether that is you, or someone you know, this cozy cottage could be the answer!
Think about the joy of sipping your coffee as the sun sets, as you take in the 275 feet wide view you have of Lake Erie. When the sun is tucked away, you'll step inside to a home that has been completely renovated.
If we had to sum this little slice of heaven up in one word, NEW would be it.
Here is a list of the NEW that this cottage has received recently:
And just when you think the story about this gem can't get any better, look out!
If you, or someone visiting you has an RV? You guessed it...this cottage comes with an RV hook-up that has electric and sewer capabilities for it.
Are you the entertaining type? Perfect. This property has room to park 8-10 cars for those fun summer nights when family and friends gather for a BBQ.
And what about those super-rainy springs that tend to find us in WNY? Well, lucky for you, this cottage has new drainage around it.
With a cute storage shed to compliment the cottage, and lots of room to add on to the cottage, should you so choose in the future, this property is the answer to someone's prayers about owning a home on the water.
And if all of those amenities haven't completely captured your heart today, this last little fun fact just might. In two words...LOW TAXES.
We thought you'd like that!
We would love to walk the property with you, and see if what we know to be true about it, is a fit for all you were looking for.
Have a fantastic rest of your week.
Give us a call soon (716-672-2323) to set up your appointment to see this cozy little cottage on Lake Erie.
We look forward to hearing from, and meeting you, soon!
-The Midtown Realty Company Team
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!
How is your week going? How is your family doing? How is school going for your kids? How are your pets doing? Are your kids and pets keeping you on your toes? HaHa. We know how that goes, and wouldn't have it any other way, either!
Those questions are more than questions. To us, it's about our heart to serve you. For us, it's about being available to you when those questions begin to tip in the direction of where you call home. Maybe there are some transitions in the works that means it's time to consider selling your home, moving, and buying a new home.
When it comes to the logistics that come with all of that, we'll be here for you. As a small-town realty company with a big-time vision for how to make that happen, it's the perfect combination that enables us to do what we do. It's unique to us, and the way...for over 50 years...we've done business.
In this episode of MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN, we are sharing a special home that we have listed that invokes all of the things that make a house feel life a home.
Did we say location?
This home is on Bay Reef Drive in Dunkirk NY, and so much of what it offers is wrapped in the picture you see above. How would you like the sight of those beautiful flowers and their accompanying scent to help you start your day, and welcome you home.
You can click on the link below to read through the full listing.
When you have more questions, and are ready for your own appointment to see the home, give us a call. 716-672-2323. We look forward to talking with you soon. In the meantime we hope the start to your week has been fantastic, and you are experiencing joy in the middle as you round towards the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by, and plugging into, MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN.
We look forward to sharing a cup of coffee, and a walk through of this super cute lake-neighborhood home, with you soon.
-The Midtown Realty Company Team
The journey to buying or selling a home can be a lot of fun. The key word there is can. It is our focus at Midtown Realty Company to turn "can" into is.
We know that the decision to sell a house that your family has called home can be tough. The memories of family time, holidays, birthdays, graduations, and so much more are woven into the walls of the house that you turned into a home.
Knowing that, our team at Midtown will walk with your family. We will help you find your house that you will turn into a home. And the great news? The memories you made aren't just in the walls of your former home, they are forever in your heart and mind. That means those memories are portable, and can come with you on the next leg of your journey as a family.
New house. New walls. New memories.
Same family. Same heart. Just as much fun!
That's a pretty special combination of happiness.
We know there are lots of questions you may have about the home selling or buying process. We would like to invite you to keep visiting our blog. We'll answer some of them here. We'll introduce you to team members at Midtown. We'll do what we've done for the past 50+ years...be here for you.
Midweek With Midtown is another outward expression of our heart to serve you. We'll share from our heart so that you get the information you need on your way to buying or selling a home.
We are humbled you've stopped by, and consider it an honor to host you in our home...online, or at 20 West Main Street in Fredonia, NY.
We'll be with you every step of the journey.
Thank you for your trust and confidence in our family here at Midtown.
Give us a call (716-672-2323), or stop in someday soon.
We look forward to meeting you in person.
The Midtown Realty Company Family.
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!
At Midtown Realty, we don't just show you houses, we match your needs with a home that fits. We do this because we understand that you aren't just buying a place to live. You are investing in a community. You are putting down roots in a neighborhood.
How do we do that?
Building relationships over time.
With that said, if you are even considering a move, we'd love to talk with you. Whether it be buying or selling a home, there is a lot to consider. It would be our honor to have that initial conversation with you, so that you have the answers you are looking for.
We are always here to show homes. Yes, that is a big part of what we do, for both our home buyers and sellers.
But sometimes you just need some perspective. You need answers. You need advice that comes from decades of experience.
We can do that too.
When your questions meet our experience, you'll see the Midtown Realty difference.
Come on over. Have a seat, and let's have a chat.
-Your friends at Midtown Realty.
When it comes time to put your house on the market, there are a few things you can do to help it really stand out. Just listing a home for sale is only part of the process. What that homes looks and feels like to a prospective buyer is what can help it sell quicker.
3 keys to help someone fall in love with your home.
A little spring cleaning goes a long way. But, don't let the process overwhelm you. In fact, make it be just the opposite. Get the whole family in on it. Play some music, order a pizza, and have a blast. The sooner your home sells, the sooner you'll be on to the next great adventure for your entire family.
Keep coming back to our blog, and we will bring you tips, advice, and ways that you can make your home be more than a listing on a page. We'll help you turn your home into a lasting impression on someone's heart.
See you soon!
-Your friends at Midtown Realty Company
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