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A Much Needed Renovation

by Mike DelRose Jr.

There's always a lot of changes in real estate. We are in a very fast-paced and competitive marketplace. In addtion to the always evolving industry, the Mike DelRose Team has gone through some pretty dramatic changes of its own in the last couple of months.

Late last year it was decided the team would go through a rebranding and form a new identity, and if you are reading this you will immediately notice the transition from red, white, and blue to something that feels a little more refined. We wanted a logo that would be able to articulate the pinacle of service and of course any logo represents the culture that supports it. 

Essentially, the way we do business has changed over and over again since this Team was formed in the early 1990's, and in an effort to stay ahead of the curve we will always adapt in order to consistently provide the highest level of service to our clients. There are a lot of great agents to choose from, and our goal is to alays be in that conversation. I am really happy to report that we were ranked 10th for Teams in RE/MAX New England this past year. It's not a small feat by any means but we feel like we are capable of helping even more people. Another announcement I am happy to make is to honor our Team Member Elizabeth Hays Noonan, who was just inducted to the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. 

In additon to our new website, office renovation, utilizing innovative 3D virtual tours, and branding, I am also excited to introduce a new Team Member; Bobby McShane. Bobby been added as a sales associate and will soon be representing Buyers, Sellers in the area. Bobby grew up with me in Belmont and had a career in Sales & Finance before deciding that real estate was his real passion. 

The one thing that has not changed is our excitment and passion for the industry. I do not think there is anything more personally rewarding than knowing you can have such a profound impact on someone's life. 

Mike DelRose in the News: Law Enforcement Concerned About All Cash Buyers

by Mike DelRose Team

3D Virtual Tour: 121 Lexington Street, Watertown, MA 02472

by Mike DelRose Team

Monday Morning Coffee 11/30

by Mike DelRose Team

Greater Boston MA Real Estate News

    Monday Morning Coffee

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

 
"The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident."
 
~ Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
 
GIVE IT AWAY!
 
Here's a "feel good" idea that pays big dividends to both giver and receiver: "Give something away every day!"
 
We all get caught up in our day-to-day routines and responsibilities. Between family and home, work and leisure, our daily schedules are usually packed with the things we do for ourselves. Managing to squeeze in a little time for others is often out of the question.
 
In the big picture, however, it is not what we do for ourselves but for others that really matters in life. We're not just talking about those who are "less fortunate" in this context. The world of "others" includes family members, associates, the elderly, those experiencing illness, those in our geographical, social, faith community, or the less fortunate.
 
So . . . what do you give away? Are we talking big money to charities or an endowment to the local university? Nope! What you give away is up to you. It might just be your time - something as simple as taking your grandchild for a walk, offering to take an aging neighbor grocery shopping, or donating a Saturday to Habitat for Humanity. On days when you lack ideas, just give away a smile, a compliment, or some encouragement.
 
Maybe you give away some of your material possessions. That might include a piece of furniture, an antique, a piece of family heirloom jewelry, or the like-new clothing in your closet that never fit right. Why not donate some of the kids' toys to a day-care center?
 
Whatever you decide to give away, do it quietly - and anonymously when possible. Make it a habit. It will bring you the special joy of knowing you've made a difference.
 

Monday Morning Coffee 11/23

by Mike DelRose Team

Greater Boston MA Real Estate News

    Monday Morning Coffee

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

 
"The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident."
 
~ Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
 
GIVE IT AWAY!
 
Here's a "feel good" idea that pays big dividends to both giver and receiver: "Give something away every day!"
 
We all get caught up in our day-to-day routines and responsibilities. Between family and home, work and leisure, our daily schedules are usually packed with the things we do for ourselves. Managing to squeeze in a little time for others is often out of the question.
 
In the big picture, however, it is not what we do for ourselves but for others that really matters in life. We're not just talking about those who are "less fortunate" in this context. The world of "others" includes family members, associates, the elderly, those experiencing illness, those in our geographical, social, or church community, or the less fortunate.
 
So . . . what do you give away? Are we talking big money to charities or an endowment to the local university? Nope! What you give away is up to you. It might just be your time - something as simple as taking your grandchild for a walk, offering to take an aging neighbor grocery shopping, or donating a Saturday to Habitat for Humanity. On days when you lack ideas, just give away a smile, a compliment, or some encouragement.
 
Maybe you give away some of your material possessions. That might include a piece of furniture, an antique, a piece of family heirloom jewelry, or the like-new clothing in your closet that never fit right. Why not donate some of the kids' toys to a day-care center?
 
Whatever you decide to give away, do it quietly - and anonymously when possible. Make it a habit. It will bring you the special joy of knowing you've made a difference.
 

Watertown Condominium Sales October 2015

by Mike DelRose Team

Watertown Single Family Sales October 2015

by Mike DelRose Team

Monday Morning Coffee: Fill In the Blank

by Mike DelRose Team

    Monday Morning Coffee

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

 
"Opportunities are seldom labeled."
 
~ John A. Shedd
 
FILL IN THE BLANK!
 
From "Wellsprings of Wisdom" by Ralph Woods comes this story:
 
A successful businessman was invited to address a group of young executives on the subject of opportunities. He began his talk by tacking to the wall a big sheet of white paper and placing a black dot in the middle of the sheet. "What do you see?" he asked, pointing to the paper on the wall. "A black spot," called out everyone in the audience. "Yes, I see a black dot too," replied the speaker, "but none of you saw the much greater expanse of white. This is The Point of my talk on opportunities."
 
While it is so easy to focus on the "black dots" - the immediate tasks that face us each day - how often do you grasp the opportunities that no one else notices in the white space? Don't answer that you haven't the time to notice the white space. Do you ever find yourself daydreaming? When you do, you're visiting that white space. The question is: Do you recognize your ability to bring those daydreams to fruition?
 
Look around you. Do you find yourself envying what others accomplish? Perhaps you can learn from their example. All they have done is to act on their dreams - to recognize the value of their white space and put it into motion.
 
So - what's missing in your life? Why not try filling in the blanks - the white spaces - with the achievement of your dreams? Maybe a legal pad and pencil can help. Try making a list of every dream you've ever had. Write them all down, all of them. When you finish, place an asterisk next to the five you would most like to accomplish or experience.
 
Finally, make those five items the "black dots" upon which you will focus until completed. Once identified, it becomes much easier to concentrate your attention on them. Opportunity knocks!
 

New Listing: 104 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472

by Mike DelRose Team

Monday Morning Coffee 11/9

by Mike DelRose Team

    Monday Morning Coffee

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

 
"Temperance in all things!"
 
~ Harry S. Truman
 
Extreme or Temperate?
 
You can see it on TV almost every day - extreme football, extreme wrestling, extreme police chases, extreme everything. The TV networks seem to be competing to capture our attention with one-upsmanship to the extreme.
 
If you're in your 20's to mid 30's, doing things to the extreme may be attractive to you. If you're 35-45, you may be starting to question whether it's necessary to carry things quite so far. If you're over 45, your age of wisdom may have set in - leading you in another direction - towards temperance. The good news is that it's beneficial at any age.
 
Recently on TV, there was an old interview with Harry Truman at the age of 77. The interviewer David Susskind asked, "To what do you attribute your energy and vitality at age 77?" Truman shot back with noticeable conviction, "Temperance in all things. I take plenty of rest, sleep well at night, and eat the right foods. That leaves me ready to face the challenges of being president."
 
What a simple word - "temperance." Webster defines it as "moderation in action or thought; restraint; marked by moderation, as in keeping within limits." It does not mean total abstinence or prohibition of action. It is merely a concept that takes into account reasonable, self-imposed limits.
 
Some see temperance as "clean living." By whatever name, it can bring peace, tranquility, good health, high self-esteem, satisfaction, and financial freedom. What are your self-imposed limits?
 

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