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SATURDAY SCHOOL…Can be informative and FUN!

Getting ready to buy a property…your first, downsize, vacation…Come to my HOME BUYING 101 class this Saturday, 2/18/17.  Class starts at 9:00 AM at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave, Westerville, Ohio 43081  (614-901-6500)  Stop in at the desk to register and get room assignment.  Drop ins are welcome.  One hour class with independent study if you need it.

If you ever took any of my classes, I do make learning fun!

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TRUST me you need to be ready to go if you are thinking of buying in this market.

The inventory is LOW, homebuilders are still getting back to faster production BUT the interest rate is still low.

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AND IF you want to SELL…YOU WILL BE SMILING in this MARKET.

Contact me to get your PRODUCT rolling to MARKET.

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Emmayanok@emmayanok.com

 

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The LIFE of a REALTOR…and I have a new listing with ?

 So many amazing people…I have met the most interesting people in my Real Estate Career from literally all over the world.  From former students from my teaching career, to friends of friends, to folks relocating to Central Ohio for business and industry, to Downsizers from here and afar, to Ohio State University Applicants, Candidates and their spouses and the list could go on and on.

I love the stories I hear in my car…families, education, careers, research projects, new businesses in town, customs and cultural differences…

Actually sitting at my computer doing the house hunting, marketing, corresponding with lenders, title companies is very necessary but definitely not my favorite part of my day.  I do love people!

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  I just listed a house with an author…didn’t know that fact until we reached the third floor of her German Village property.  I had noticed some books on the table on the first floor…all written by the same author…wondering why would one buy so many of the same book?  (a teacher for a classroom…gifts for a holidays…book club)

writer6So a desk, comfortable chair by a large window in a long room with a peaked ceiling…and then I noticed the evidence!  One side of the ceiling was painted with chalk board paint all the way across the room.  Words, phrases, sentences were written on the space.  She explained that this was her storyboard for her 6th book in a series.   So I begin asking her so many questions and I soon learned that she had this passion for writing when she was 9 years old.  I must say, I have never personally met a published writer in her home.   I always have my sellers write a short story about why they have enjoyed their home.  I frame the “Love Story” and place it in the kitchen of the property.  The letter includes memories, conveniences of the location, and so on.  My new seller sent me the “Love Story” for her  property yesterday.  After reading her letter,  I am in love with this fantastic property today.

All of my listings are SOLD!  I will have 2 new listings next week but I am certainly looking for listings.  NOW is the time.  Appraisals are higher and the interest rate is still low enough to help buyers make a move.  The biggest problem in the market is lack of inventory.  Competition for SOLD signs is the lowest I have seen in 12 years.  Make Your Move.  The low-cost of living, excellent public schools, shopping, restaurants and traffic in Columbus, Ohio is no longer a secret.

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91 YEAR OLD Expecting…OH MY!

So much fun visiting my 91-year-old Mother yesterday.  She has been so excited about her new great-granddaughter, Elin Grace Roe…actually the most excited she has been in the last year.   She is just beaming every time I mention her name or show her photos on my phone.  Elin’s parents, Trevor and Kim (Schmitt) Roe are the very proud parents of this…as my mother will say…PRECIOUS Little Girl.

So together we created a little excitement in her hallway…I wish I would have taken photos of the residents as they passed her newly decorated door.  We both enjoyed their reactions.   And yes, she is expecting another great-grandchild…a little boy is arriving some time in May.  Mike and Andi(Yanok) Linley are expecting a little boy in May.

So busy getting listings up before my first grand child is born.  I am on stand by….leaving as soon as I get that call.

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ONLY Resident in the Retirement Village that is Expecting!?!

ONLY Resident in the Retirement Village that is Expecting!?!

The Only Resident in the Retirement Village Expecting!

The Only Resident in the Retirement Village Expecting!

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How Firm Thy Freindship…O-HI-O! I Wanna Go Back to O-HI-O State…

4 Roommates GO Back in Time

4 Roommates GO Back in Time

What a wonderful weekend! There were times when it seemed we had never left…42 years ago…yes 42 years!

TIME and CHANGE
Sharing old photographs…yes developed on paper. Not as easy or as inexpensive as sharing photos on our phones of our children, grandchildren, parents, vacations…

Siebert Hall, 11th Ave

Siebert Hall, 11th Ave

We had to run in with another student who had his key card…Yes, men and women and no hours to be in. As we talked to the students at the desk, we certainly entertained them with stories from the 70’s…Tear gas during the riots, and staying out all night if you were late for the 2:00 AM curfew. Curfew? What is a Curfew?
99 E. 16th Ave.

99 E. 16th Ave.

Our home in 71 and 72…3 flights of steps and one block off High Street…and still looks the same. LOCATION, LOCATION was fantastic!
Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

Looks and “smells” much cleaner! A week too early to jump in.
Brutus

Brutus


Checked out the new Student Union…amazing….and do all OSU coeds wear black tight pants? This was a question one of the guys asked. Very different than our low rise, bell bottoms.
Does anyone stand for Hang on Sloppy in this section?

Does anyone stand for Hang on Sloppy in this section?


Recording Script OHIO!

Recording Script OHIO!


And things that have not changed…
The BEST Damn Band!

The BEST Damn Band!

Still Sounds the SAME!

The same Boyfriends!

The same Boyfriends!


We have over 160 years of marriage with the same four men!

So much to be THANKFUL for….these words were said over and over.

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I want to go back…to O-HI-O …Columbus Ohio Realtor

Walking on Campus yesterday, on a beautiful, sunny day…so many memories. I was scheduled for a meeting in Starling-Loving Hall. Earlier in the week, I was asked if I needed directions to the building. I hesitated as I wasn’t sure I should reveal my age so soon….yes I do remember this building. When walking to my dorm in the spring of 1970, I ran in to Starling-Loving to find safety as the riots began.
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Of course the area has changed so much…expansion of the nearby hospital buildings is amazing. Students standing on the porch of Mack Hall on the corner of 11th and Neil, walking by the dental school and seeing students working in the labs, observing students cross the street without looking either way…a few things have not changed.

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Columbus Ohio Realtor has GRIT

I have GRIT!

I have IT!

While visiting our daughter who works in Corporate America, she shared the company was looking for talent with GRIT. And I immediately responded, Grit, something new? persistence, not giving up, hard work…..What an old word for something new??? We chatted about who has grit and where they learn to have grit…and why it is a good thing.

Interesting enough, I was having breakfast with two teachers that coordinate mentorship programs for students in Dublin and Hilliard. I was sharing my “Grit” discussion that I had with our daughter. And how do you teach Grit, can it be tested, is Grit as important as what you know…and the list of questions evolved. We all agreed that students need to be put in situations where they can experience “Grit”. A few days later, one of my teacher friends, sent me an article, “This year’s trendy new term in education is “Grit”.

So do I have “Grit” as a Realtor? In a relatively short period of time…(after 32 years as an educator) I have a fantastic business built on client referrals and recommendations. You won’t see my photo on grocery carts, magazines, or athletic fields, but you will see my collection of recommendation letters and referrals. It did take “Grit” to start over and take the challenge of building my own business in my second career. Believing in honesty, service, finding new mentors and resources, learning from mistakes, surrounding myself with professionals that specialize in areas that I need on my team…and the list could go on. Whatever it takes, finding a school system that offers 5 years of Chinese with a teacher in the room, answering questions like how many chickens can one have in a specific suburb, where can I find the perfect hostess gift for my dinner with the president of the company before tonight…..It is all good. Every client is different and every day I get the chance to use my “Grit”. Life is Good!

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Urban Living in Columbus, Ohio

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My favorite thing about being a REALTOR…easy… the people. And as the world gets smaller, I work with clients from all over the world. Listening, researching, and then helping find that “perfect” property. And of course everyone’s idea of that property that will become the perfect home…two very different things. My most recent search…finding a property where family members can walk or ride their bicycles to work, shopping, entertainment…only use the car when absolutely necessary. First researching the public transportation service in Columbus, Ohio…well, no light rail service. We found some great housing choices…and as always, I see the perfect home from a different lens. Love this job and the people I meet!

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February 19, 2013 · 4:57 pm