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
Happy New Year from our team at Midtown Realty Company!
We noticed something kind of fun as we were beginning to write this Episode.
It's Episode 12, and it's January 3rd.
It's the start of a new year.
1...2...3...HERE WE GO!
What a perfect way to kick off the new year than having a little fun right out of the gate. And with that idea in place, we thought it would be neat to think about some of the fun ways you can get your home off to a great start in 2018.
Here is an easy one to start with that will help you, and others!
Say good-bye to excess in 2018.
We bet if you look around your home, you'll notice things that are hanging out that you could do without. Extra coats in a closet you haven't worn for years, too many pairs of shoes (yes...that is actually a thing if you aren't wearing them), or how about furniture stored in the attic that is just collecting dust.
So what do you do with all of that "stuff"?
Great question! The answer is that it's a win-win for you and someone else. That someone else will likely be someone you'll never meet. But they may very well need that extra coat you have (it's been VERY cold lately). They could replace the shoes they are wearing with holes in them with your extra shoes. And that furniture that is collecting dust in your attic? It could be collecting memories in someone else's home as it's repurposed for their family to enjoy.
Saying good-bye to excess stuff at the beginning of 2018 opens you and your family up to new opportunities throughout the rest of the year!
Lean and ready without all the excess.
Ready to lean in for everything 2018 has for you.
If you think of something else that would make the list we've started here, we'd love to hear it. If you share it with us, we could share it with others. When we learn from one another, that's another win-win.
Don't squirrel it away...give it away! :)
Sounds like a solid way to kick off 2018!
-Your friends at Midtown Realty Company.
Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 11.
It's almost 2018, but before that day arrives, there are a few more in between that hold lots of opportunity to spend time with ones you love.
Here's a little thought we had about that, to round out the year.
Looking around, right where we are.
That's the present.
Years will come, years will go...but the present is always the most valuable resource we have at our disposal. To get to know the people around us better. To jump in and serve others needs above our own. To slow down and enjoy a meal with family to hear about each other's days. To enjoy life to its fullest, even when it is the busiest of times.
As you ring in 2018, our hope for you is that you'll see each day leading up to New Year's Eve as a present. That you'll treat each of the 365 gifts you may receive as unique opportunities to live life to the fullest.
It has been our honor to get to know you in 2017. It's been fun starting MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN, and we look forward to seeing you back here in the middle of each week to connect. And if we haven't met yet, we are very excited to see how our paths will cross in 2018.
Look back, forward, and all around.
When you do, do it with a smile.
You are here.
You are doing life with people who care about you.
You get to make the lives of those love brighter with your smile.
That's a gift.
That's a present you can unwrap by wrapping your arms around it.
Every. Single. Day.
Warmest wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
-The Midtown Realty Company Team
Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 10!
We have a fun way for your family to enjoy Holiday dinner time around your dinner table this year!
Here is what you'll need to do:
Have everyone in your family find a picture that they have a great memory from. But here's the catch. Try to find one that is in a picture frame. It's easy to grab your phone and scroll through pictures. But somehow the nostalgia of a framed memory from one you walk past in the hall, on a desk, or anywhere else in your home carries a special meaning.
A picture in a frame had special care given to it. It was selected out of many to stand out in your home. It serves as a reminder of who you are as a family, and marks time spent together along the journey of life. When your friends and extended family visit your home they see those moments, and get a glimpse into the life you have created together.
Life goes by fast. This fun, simple activity as a family will help you slow down to soak it in a bit better. To remember. To laugh. To cry. To laugh so hard that you cry. And maybe if you laugh hard enough sharing stories, you can get someone to spit their milk out their nose. Oh my!
Enjoy your trip down memory lane. Walk through your home slowly as you pick out your picture and take in all of the moments in all of the frames. On the walls, down the halls, on the tables, bookcases, and everywhere else.
This holiday season, our hope for you and your family is that your home will be filled with laughter as you share stories with one another.
Thank you for choosing our family at Midtown Realty Company.
It's an honor to know you and your family, and call you all friends.
And don't worry...if we haven't met yet?
2018 is a great time to start a new relationship and meet new people!
From our family to yours,
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 8!
We'd like to share something with you that is on our heart today. A few simple thoughts that are at the core of who we are and why we exist.
That word sums up what Midtown Realty Company was founded on and built for.
That word is what drives everything we do at Midtown Realty Company.
That word is who we work for at Midtown Realty Company.
People. Relationships. Family.
Why are we focusing on those three words in Episode 8 of MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN?
Because we've never met a home that sold itself.
Sure, you can search online all day and all night, and find endless amounts of homes for sale in every town, village, and city all over the world. But at some point, when you want to see that home, you'll need help.
You'll need people who are genuinely interested in helping you, getting to know you, and care deeply about walking your family through the home buying and selling process.
That simple thought is the cornerstone of why Midtown Realty Company exists, and why our team loves to come to work every day.
For you and your family.
When you find a home that catches your eye we would love to talk with you. We'd like to share how we do what we do, and see if it is a fit for your family's home buying and selling needs. We've been around the real estate block for a while. 50 + years, actually. And right in the middle of town.
Midtown to be exact.
Our location. Our name. Our purpose.
To be there for you, and your family.
Thanks for stopping by today.
We look forward to meeting you and your family.
-The Midtown Realty Company Team.
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!
In this week's episode of MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN we are excited to share this adorable home in Westfield, NY with you!
The warm colors of this 1860 build welcome you home as you approach the drive, to park in your two car garage. Step into your all-season room at the back of the home, grab a cup of coffee, and kick your feet up to relax on your tiered wooden deck.
Three bedrooms, and one and a half baths makes this home the perfect combination of spacious and cozy. This home is waiting for your family to walk across the cherry floors of the kitchen, into the walk-in pantry, and use the appliances that are included to create holiday meals and memories.
There are more features and pictures you'll want to read about and see. All you have to do is click the link below, and you are one step closer to your new forever home!
When you are ready to see this charming home in person give our team member, Dyanne Gribble, a call. You'll be so happy you did!
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