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Essentials & Basics of the Good Life… 

Anybody out there remember rotary dial phones? How about dial-up internet and AOL’s patented “you’ve got mail” notification as you logged on? For those of us north of 40 years young, we recall a time when we had direct access to far less. No high speed anything. No smart phones. No cell phones at all! Less immediate Entertainment, Stimulation and instant Muse. And we liked it!! That’s right I’m going old-timer on you. Not that I have any right to whatsoever. I do not. But I do remember a time when there was less distraction, noise or what is now commonly experienced as Diffusion. In so many ways we’re “checked out” as a population, fixated on our screens. This is not news. Focused on material rewards, most of

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We have all mostly been locked in to some extent, more so now than ever before.  This can take a toll on people in many ways from mindlessly snacking to realizing loneliness isn’t lack of company, but a lack of connection. Many discoveries are being made and not all will have a positive impact on your mental and physical health.  There are ways to combat this and show up for yourself when you need it the most. I’m going to share some ways I have been personally trying to fill my own cup.  

Yoga - I’m practicing daily.  Some days, I have short spurts of stretches and other times I follow livestream yoga classes made available by: Tricia and the crew at Blissworks Yoga, Cassie Arroyo with Hot on Bank, and Candlelit yoga with Lori Lee Miller.  Links

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Here we are furloughed in quarantine, heretofore unseen. Feels like we’re on the set of a sci-fi movie, wondering how and when this story is resolved. At some point the protagonist swoops down and saves the day just as things take a turn for the worst. If we are to stay on script, we’re rapidly approaching the moment when we need the hero to enter stage left. So, where are they? 

Ever notice, award winning movies are often the ones that leave us without any emotional rescue? No happy ending or 11th hour mission that rights all wrongs and puts the villain in his place. Some of us even root for the villain. Why is this? These movies present themselves as realistic. They feel authentic and believable. Films that come across as glib and overly-scripted

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Mahatma Gandhi once said, “In the midst of darkness, light persists”.  I have taken these words to heart over the last couple of days, while observing the reactions to COVID-19 and how this global pandemic has impacted our world. Whether talking about the virus directly in terms of our health, our global economy, stock markets and retirement accounts, local business and municipality closures or the flash flood of mass hysteria relating to these events; we can all agree that a sense of darkness has set into many of our lives over the last couple of weeks.

Uncertainty can cultivate an influx of emotion and different states of being. It can often feel as if we are caught in the undertow of life, unable to decipher which direction is up. During that

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Perspective - n. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.

"most guidebook history is written from the editor's perspective”

We are living in unprecedented times where things are uncertain and people are struggling. 

We don’t know how long this will last, but we do have to persevere for ourselves, our families, and our community. What is your perspective on the “New Normal” associated with COVID-19? I’ve seen many different opinions, and my own thoughts boil down to perspective. What perspective have you taken? Will you give in to the worry, fear, and panic that is electrified in the air so much that you can feel it, or will you let your own light shine on the situation and see clear through to the root of

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“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” Mandy Hale

“Change is the only constant”….  So why do we fight it so much? We can not resist, rather we must adapt if we want to stay relevant, survive, and prosper. As Realtors, we have to continue to educate ourselves and others so we are able to consistently change and grow with our clients needs. Think about how many changes in real estate that have come with the advancements of technology. Technology innovation is only going to continue to grow and change the fabric of how we buy and sell real estate. Agents that are not getting on board with current marketing, creating systems to make the transaction as easy as possible for the client, and

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17 HANCOX ST – STONINGTON, CT

Located within the Stonington Borough, this 15-unit apartment building boasts of long-term full occupancy attributed to its shoreline village atmosphere with direct proximity to local shops, restaurants, and recreational attractions within walking distance. 

The property was placed under contract after being on the market for less than a week. With multiple offers submitted, a full price bid was secured and fortified with backup offers as well as further inquiries accrued over the span of the contract period until the date of closing.

Demand for multi-family properties (4 units or more), appears to have spiked over time, fueling speculation that this very demand could be linked to the affordability of home prices

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A Boater’s Sanctuary

As a lifelong resident of the Connecticut Shoreline, it comes with great pleasure to shine light on a hidden gem within our local community.  Growing up in and around the boating & fishing world, I have always been drawn to marinas and all that comes with that space.   The distinct sights, sounds and smells are truly part of the lifestyle that is enjoyed by many, including myself. As a commercial real estate professional, it comes as no surprise that a large area of focus and specialization in my business is the acquisition and disposition of marina properties.  With that in mind, I’d like to share with you Riverside Basin Marina located at 41-49 Riverside Drive in Clinton, Connecticut.

Riverside Basin Marina (RBM) is a 9.7

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Salespeople are typically focused on being transactional and closing more deals. Fiduciaries use a consultative approach, putting a client’s best interest in mind even if it means disclosing info that will kill a deal. Fiduciaries won’t place their commissions before your best interest. Unfortunately, many agents in our market are experienced at selling themselves. The real estate industry over the years has become less about the customer and more about the number of transactions an agent closes.  Some of the blame can be directly correlated to real estate coaching which has become big business and focuses on “Closing the Deal” as opposed to solving a client’s problem.  Big Real Estate coaching companies train agents to become adept at answering

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Happy Earth Day!! We must preserve our beautiful planet! Here are a few eco-friendly tips that you can follow to make a contribution to our planet!

  1. ALWAYS RECYCLE!
  2. Shop with reusable bags
  3. Walk or Bike to where you need to go
  4. Do errands together/car pool
  5. Get a filter to drink tap water
  6. Buy only what you need for less waste
  7. Use vegetable scraps to make vegetable stock or use to compost
  8. Use energy-efficient lightbulbs and turn off lights when not in use
  9. Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out. When you need something, consider buying used items
  10. Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products

These are only a FEW ideas out of so many! What are some ways that you help our

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