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Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.
If I am to look at my personal Weltanschauung, or the principles that guide my life, taking the literal translation of the word as my "world view," it becomes crystalized into a few very simple precepts. I believe we all occupy space on this planet to interact with other evolving souls, with a go...
Spring Ideas:  A New World, A New Me Spring is a time of renewal, even after the harshest of winters.  It offers the promise of rebirth, populating our world with bursts of vibrant color and waking us from a long winter's nap.  I love this time of year.  It fills me with wonder as I see tiny blad...
Yesterday started earlier than usual for me, joining the south shore chapter of LIBOR for a well attended breakfast meeting at the Merrick Park Golf Course building.  Dennis Miller, an expert in Flood Insurance requirements and all its nuances and changes, spoke to a spellbound crowd.  Fortunatel...
Seven years ago on this date, a sweet, loving soul was born into this world, sporting four legs and a furry coat to keep him warm.  He captured the heart of the woman who raised him and recognized his spirit for what it was.  Serendipitous perhaps, but the day I was told about her and her wonderf...
Two recent contacts, both in need of a home staging before putting their Long Island homes on the market made me realize that people still don't quite understand the scope of staging a property for sale.  In both instances they mentioned they were in the process of, or about to have the place pa...
We all know by now just how important staging is to the successful sale of most homes.  It focuses attention on the things we want buyers to see and allows them to picture themselves living in the spaces, so much so that I've often had buyers want to purchase the home with everything in place. Wh...
This shouldn't come as a surprise, Mr. & Mrs. Long Island Home Seller, but all the marketing in the world will not get your home sold if you don't let people in.  It was sobering, trying to set up appointments yesterday for a serious buyer, looking for homes on Long Island.  Of the many I sent hi...
Though this gem is hardly hidden, it is so often the thing that attracts a buyer to a 55 and over community on Long Island.  Sitting in safe residential communities dotting Long Island's north and south shores, there is something about the added protection of a gated community that brings with it...
This was the sight I awoke to this morning.  The major predicted storm was dropping snowflakes the size of small elephants at a rate of about four to five inches an hour, adding to the densely packed snow and ice already glued to every flat surface around.  It may be pretty to look at but I, for...
This is an entry in the Best Movie category, for the third annual Be The Star of Your Own Movie Contest.  I can think of nothing I would rather have done than put this together today, in the middle of yet another snowstorm in the northeast. The Wizard Of Oz Though the Wizard of Oz, released Janua...

Geri Sonkin

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