Johnson City TN Home Specialist: December 2011

New Year's tradition - I hope I've started one

I hope I started a new New Year's tradition last year.   As I was mentioning to someone that the houses I'm showing in a few minutes will be the last for this year, I remembered the end of last year.  

Working with a great couple and enjoying it thoroughly, I joked about maybe their choice would be the first transaction of the new year.   What a good way to start off.   What happened was that they fell in love with a great house and we got a ratified contract on December 30.    Well, what a good way to end a year.   

Brian and Kasey Jones had become good friends even before they decided on the house and that has continued.   He's teaching a really good Bible study, his kids are thriving, Kasey is happy with her work, and the folks at Mountain States Hospice are glad he's their new director.  

He also spurred me to do something I had thought about for a long time, and I am now a Hospice volunteer.   The training program was excellent, the people I work with are special, and my experience so far has made me a dedicated recruiter.   If you know someone who has a family member maybe in need of hospice, tell them about hospice, wherever they are.   If they're in the Johnson City TN area, send them to Mountain States Hospice information.   If you know someone who has a few hours a week for something really worthwhile, send them there also.  

Here's the last blog of  2010, about this transaction.   http://activerain.com/blogsview/2049271/new-year-new-mountain-states-hospice-director-new-home

This association has led to new friendships and a new avenue of service.   Merry Christmas, Brian Jones, Lena Onks, Priscilla, George, Anne, Geri, etc.   It's not easy making friends only to lose them sometimes too soon, but I'm glad I can do this.   

I hope my hospice friends' families will continue to be happy in their homes for a long time, but if they need to make a move later, they will already know someone who cares about them.    And I hope they will recommend me to their friends.   I hope they won't be like the elderly friend in Maryland a long time ago who listed her house with another agent because she assumed I wasn't full time since I had time to take her to the library and the grocery store occasionally.  

 

Mary Sheridan, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Mary Sheridan423-943-7655  Direct
Mary@TNTriCitiesHomes.com
www.TNTriCitiesHomes.com

Johnson City, TN area -including
Jonesborough, Kingsport, Bristol, Elizabethton.   
(Washington, Carter and Sullivan Counties)

Let's talk about what you want and how I can help
.

Comment balloon 3 commentsMary Sheridan • December 30 2011 01:42PM
New Year's tradition - I hope I've started one
share
I hope I started a new New Year's tradition last year. As I was mentioning to someone that the houses I'm showing in a few minutes will be the last for this year, I remembered the end of last year. Working with a great couple and enjoying… more
ORIENTATION TO JOHNSON CITY TN
share
Learning one’s way around a new place isn’t easy and I do what I can to simplify. Johnson City isn’t a big town (about 60, 000), but it’s not laid out tidily, and in every price range, the possibilities may be pretty well scattered all over town and… more
CHRISTMAS FUN - MORE LINKS
share
There's more to do than I can get done before family arrives and I really should spend today visiting several people. The only bad thing about having been around for a while and having a lot of friends is that sometimes a lot of them seem to… more
CHRISTMAS FUN - OUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE GIFT
share
THE GIVER’S GIFT A true personal story It was such a special tree that I couldn’t take it out to the curb when the neighbors discarded their Christmas trees. This year our tree wasn’t the floor-to-ceiling beauty of other years – one… more
Christmas Fun for Children
share
Dear Friends, Here's the Christmas page from www. TNTriCitiesHomes. com with my best wishes. xmasln7. gif 4. 73Kb I wish you a Merry Christmas in the truest sense of the words. Peace… more
Dear Virginia - a new version to share
share
A Christian Version of "Dear Virginia" Dear Virginia, There are many things you are discovering as you grow up. One of them has to do with all the fantasies we adults have invented for your entertainment Bugs… more
Mrs. Santa - a family tradition to share.
share
Dear Friends, My children’s children heard this poem from their parents, who heard it from me when they were young. I think I can still recite it by heart. Try it on your kids – it works best done in sing-song rhythm beside… more
APPALACHIAN CHORUS - Holiday schedule for barbershop harmony
share
The APPALACHIAN EXPRESS CHORUS holiday concerts give people in Northeast Tennessee good chances to enjoy the barbershop harmony for which they are famous. GREENEVILLE - November 27, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, 2:30 pm… more
JOHNSON CITY - THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER
share
JOHNSON CITY AREA FUN - EVENTS, PLACES TO GO There's more to do in the Johnson City area than you could ever get around to, but here's a sampling. SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES, EVENTS (After this are links to special places, on… more