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Tuesday, October 6, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

PPG from the CDC for your TGD: Thanksgiving dinner may never be the same.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The 2020 family feast-day holidays are upon us. Like the rest of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic will make our celebrations look and feel different. The CDC says, "When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees." So how can you celebrate and still observe CDC recommendations for safe holidays? Here's what they suggest for a low-risk Thanksgiving.
Having a Covie-19-safe safe Thanksgiving.
Possibly the most popular of feast days, Thanksgiving presents the most pandemically dangerous traditions we celebrate. Family dinners, hugs, laughter and togetherness all put celebrants at risk. The CDC recommends we observe using the lowest risk activities possible. They offer the following suggestions:
Have a small dinner with the people in your household.
If this sounds like just ...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

They’re baaaaaaack!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Remember the day your last adult child left for his or her final year at college, soon to graduate and be off and on their own? You thought to yourself, “Well, that was fun.” The tribulations of parenthood were over. You were looking forward to some of the pleasures of being an empty nester - your time will be your own, the house will be as clean and as organized as you want it to be, you’ll focus on your partner, get a good night’s sleep, peace and quiet will rule as the cacophony goes with them. They’ll only be back to visit.
Not so fast, boomer.
A recent study released by the Pew Research Center shows that for a record number of American families, they're back. After assessing the Census’s monthly Current Population Survey data, the non-partisan think-tank found that some 52% of 18-to-29-year-olds are now living with one or both parents.
Believing that the mo ...

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Thursday, September 10, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

WTF you can do to survive WFH

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.


Many of us have been working from home (WFH) for over six months now. Work seems to spread into every corner of our lives, whether it’s responding to late-night emails, scheduling Zoom meetings around kid’s lessons or keeping current on company issues. Throw the inconveniences of pandemic protocols into the mix and you’ve got a toxic formula for burn-out.


Aside from taking a week off in Cape Cod (which I just did and highly recommend), there are a few things you can do to avoid mental burn-out and lessen the impact of working from the kitchen table.


Establish a business strategy.


When you set up a strategic model, you’ll be able to make room for needed extra time in the future, or can appoint someone (your husband/wife/partner/ can come in handy for this,) who can take over parts of your business operations. Strategic thinking will allow you to focus on th ...

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Thursday, August 13, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Don’t forget your pets when selling your home.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Some people just can’t seem to get enough time with pets. In fact, last year, Airbnb began offering a new category to their "Airbnb Experiences" called "Airbnb Animal Experiences." In that subcategory, visitors can choose out of 1,000 (yup—one thousand) experiences involving all types of animals from all over the world. We happen to know of one such Airbnb listing in Piermont, NY which offers guests the pleasure of spending time with their pig. (I guess we’d have to call that an Airbn-P.) Undoubtedly there are many more in the rural reaches of the Hudson Valley.
Most households include a pet of some kind. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
When selling your home, your pets are members of the family, but not everyone wants to m ...

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Thursday, April 23, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Meet the Realtor's pets! Dogs! Cats! Snakes?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
I was watching my two dogs, Harry and Dobson, sharing the sofa for a nap yesterday, I thought to myself, "It must be great to be a dog when things are so unsettled because of the pandemic. Lucky for us that at least dogs can't transmit the virus, so unlimited hugs are available.
I asked our agents who have pets at home how their animals help them cope. The answers were delightful.
Beryl Veasey-Oles, is our associate broker in Gardiner, NY. Beryl has two cats and two dogs. The cats are named Twp (Welsh for crazy), and Cwtch (Welsh for cuddle). (She apparently had their vowels removed early on.) Their story is heart warming.
Beryl writes. "One Christmas Eve several years ago, we found two kittens left in a shopping bag on my stepson’s doorstep in his apartment building in Brooklyn. We’re still trying to figure out how they got to my house in Gardiner after we adamantly refused even to cons ...

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