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Another Day in Kentucky! Look what I get to see while I work...

Another Day in Kentucky! Look wahat I get to see while I work... 

 Not long after I enjoyed my morning coffee, I loaded up Old Bessie with signs for my new listing. Brrrr....why is it suddenly so cold outside? It feels like a winter day. 

I searched in my closet for a much warmer coat. On second thought better grab one with a hood. A pair of work boots might be good to have on hand too.

The frame for my sign had been freshly coated with a dusting of white paint a few hours before as I stood in the morning frost. Now it too got packed in the trunk for an  upcoming deposit in some rich Kentucky loam.

Last check to see I had everything I would need to take care of my new seller's vacant house. Extra keys...yes I had 2 more cut yesterday when I had a moment to stop in the hardware store. Supra lock for the door, charged key to open it, copies of the listing to leave for the seller in a kitchen drawer...I think I'm ready to roll!

I point Old Bessie toward Berea and off we go. As I head down the road I can't help but think how gorgeous all the trees along the road are. Eye candy is EVERYWHERE! So....I stopped right in the road and took this picture right through my front windshield cause I don't want to forget this moment. November 15, 2007. Another day and all the wind might carry these leaves away and all I will have is just this memory. Now, you get to see it too.

By the time I get to the house the wind is really whipping me around and I am so glad I brought that heavier coat.I pulled up the FSBO signs and found a great spot for my sign. Put my lock on the front door and tested it, adjusted the thermostat. opened cabinets under the sink in case it gets too cold, noted that the smoke alarms were chirping, then went out back to tidy up the pool area and stashed unneeded items in the storage shed.

Whew....so glad that's completed! Would you believe that by the time I got home some fellow called me about the house? He had driven by my sign.  Hmmm..maybe I should have buried St. Joseph while there.  You never know what might help!

 

Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Comment balloon 32 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • November 15 2007 10:06PM

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WOW  I have never experience station changes here in Florida is one season......HOT!  Thank you for sharing such natures beauty scene with us !!  
Posted by Fernando Rosado, 561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950 almost 11 years ago
I've never experienced much in the line of the changing of the seasons.  I grew up in southern CA and now live in Las Vegas.  I LOVE the colors and awesomeness of your picture!
Posted by Mary Warren almost 11 years ago

Hey....Did you just change your profile picture while this post was active or an I mistaken?

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) almost 11 years ago

Cool pic of you!  And cool pic of the wonderful colors! And look at you doing the "little things" that will make a difference!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 11 years ago

Fernando - I know what you mean about Florida. I've spent some time there and I can say it was HOT!

Mary - Sometimes I wish I could bottle all this up and sell it on eBay like pet rocks! I'd be rich and never have to sell another house. Just kidding...I love to sell houses!

Sean - You caught me tweaking my profile. You are right. Did you think your eyes were playing tricks? I felt like the other pic looked too much like a spring day. I wanted the pic to reflect the season more. This one was taken the other day.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
Sally, you always make my day when you stop by! Isn't it funny how all the "little things" we do just seem to be a part of how we operate. I'm quite a neat freak and I tidy up clients houses! LOL 
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
This picture is very Garbo...she was a woman of mystery!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Joan, a little mystery goes a long way! I always think I look different in every new picture too.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

Lizette, it was a beautiful 70 degree day here yesterday. I love it but  do miss the awesome foliage of my former NY and Boston homes.

Great shot!

Ginger

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) almost 11 years ago
Lizette, I LOVE your new profile pic!!!  And I'm enjoying our fall very much, too!  It's gone too soon!
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) almost 11 years ago
Lizette--I felt as if I were along for the ride...Beautiful photo as our fall colors are all history now. A call from the sign already? Wow...you did find the perfect spot!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 11 years ago

Ginger - That weather sounds lovely! I'm hoping it might warm up again in a few days so I can work on some Christmas lights outside.

Sarah - Thanks! I think new pics are like hairdos. It's fun to re-invent yourself. I like your new one too!

Teri - Yes...there is always a perfect spot for the sign. I study it from every angle before planting it! LOL

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
Beautiful picture, I love Fall. This morning it turned winter here. Today will be the first time I need to wear the winter coat. We've had an Indian Summer up until today.
Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) almost 11 years ago
Mitchell, I envy you! I love New York any time of the year. I plan to be there later in January 08. Last time I was there during that time it had just snowed 22 inches. It was magical to run around on the streets and shop.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
This was really fun to read...the pictures and the vivid imagery in your writing had me with you all the way!
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Hi Lizette - what a beautiful picture!!  Eye-candy for sure.  When I see things like that, it usually makes me really appreciate all the beauty around me.

It is getting a tad bit chilly these days.

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago
Lizette, The picture is stunning.  I see the leaves here too and occasionally stop to watch them fall---too soon they will be all gone!  It's cold here already, we didn't get out of the 40's today :(
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago
Lizette, thanks for sharing that gorgeous display of mother natures handiwork. 
Posted by South Austin Real Estate Blog (Sky Realty South Austin) almost 11 years ago

Lola - Thanks for stopping by to read my story. Hope you have a great weekend!

Ann - I guess we can't put off winter. I'm glad it stayed warm here for a long time.

Carole - Thanks! I think it will warm up here a bit tomorrow. I plan to work on art and outside Christmas lights.

 Gail - It was a pleasure. I love fall weather and aa the colorful trees.

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
Great photo.   Looks like Tennessee.      A Vacant?    Maybe a little staging would help your seller.  :)
Posted by Connie King almost 11 years ago
Connie - They went in and cleaned up the yard better today. The seller does like to decorate...I'll make some suggestions for her. Any ideas I can share?
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

Hey, Lizette.   I do think they should consider "staging" the public rooms,  like living room and dining room.   It helps potential buyers visualize the space as they would use it themselves.   If you have any inside shots of the house you could email me and I would suggest some specific furniture placement and accessories.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

 

 

Posted by Connie King almost 11 years ago
Hi Connie! I think in the next few days they are going to put new carpet in a few rooms. Right now the house is totally empty. Any tips for an empty one?
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

They are beautiful pictures.  I've got several I'll be sharing in a day or two, if I get the time from a surfeit of work.

Old Bessie?  What a name for that snazy little sports car you drive!

 

 

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) almost 11 years ago
Erby - I know those pics will be pretty ones! Our fall color is a month late. Very weird! Old Bessie is my old car...a Toyota Avalon with 149000 miles on it. I drove it for the first 4 years in real estate. I still keep it to do things where I require room for clients or hauling stuff. Sometimes it's like a farm truck! It's been a good one. I haven't named the other one yet. That might be a good post! 
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
those colors are absolutely stunning!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 11 years ago

I wish my palm fronds in the front yard would do something different...

I miss Autumn...

I did get the Autumny smell though... driving across the center of the state through Sugar Cane country they were doing a controlled burn off :)... smelled nice with a touch more caramel than trees provide

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) almost 11 years ago

Ah, we all need that old "farm truck" every now and then.

Maybe a "Name Lizette's Snazzy Little Sports Car" Contest" would bring up some interesting suggestions for a name???

Good luck with it.

 

 

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) almost 11 years ago
eye candy - I love it.... we are seeing eye candy here in the way of snow on the mountains... thanks for sharing - loved your story
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago
Thesa , I can't believe that you already have snow! How exciting!!!
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
I will email you some basics,  if your client already has anything to use that will be helpful to stage to show.
Posted by Connie King almost 11 years ago
Connie - Thanks for helping me. I'll take a look at it and make some adjustments. Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

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