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    Tuesday, September 2, 2014   /   by Geri Sonkin

    Merrick Woods - A Beautiful Place To Live In Any Season

    Merrick Woods in Merrick, NY - A Beautiful Place To Live
    Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103



    In the heart of Merrick, just a short stroll from town and the Long Island Railroad, sits a pristine and much acclaimed area called Merrick Woods.  The majestic old trees have borne witness to generation after generation of Merokians growing up and growing old here. With tree lined streets, a wide variety of homestyles, and easy proximity to everything, it feels like a nurturing place, the grande dame of Merrick and this part of Long Island's south Shore.
    I have a reverence for The Woods, with its quiet elegance and indomitable spirit.  I've written about it before, many times.
    If you're considering buying a home in Merrick Woods, or any other area in Merrick or Long Island, just give me a call at 516 457-7103, or send me a text and I'll be happ ...

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    Sunday, August 24, 2014   /   by Geri Sonkin

    Organizing Your World - It's Not As Hard As You Think

    To Be Or Not To Be . . . Organized 
    BY Geri Sonkin

    Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103

    Some people are just born with an organizing gene.  They can't function if anything is out of place.  Something sitting on a surface on which it doesn't belong makes them twitch. Clutter is not a word in their lexicon.  They're the ones who pick up the mail, sort it over a trash bin, disposing instantly of the random junk mail that assails us on a daily basis.

    This post is not for them.  It's for the clutterers of the world,  the people with a penchant for too much stuff, whether or not there is a place for it to live.  I'd like to say I'm a reformed member of this club, but to be honest, I'm only halfway home.  It was only when I serendipitously stumbled uponAlejandra Costello (a professional organizer) online that I began to understand my organizing style (I'm a creative/perfectio ...

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    Saturday, August 23, 2014   /   by Geri Sonkin

    Staging Your Home For Sale - Less Is More

    You want to attract that perfect buyer for your home, but where to start? It is often very hard for sellers to see their own houses without a biased eye. The important thing is to create an atmosphere in which visitors to the property want to linger awhile. The goal is to get them to picture themselves living there. The way to do it? Create serene, uncluttered spaces that play to the home's best features, and show prospective buyers how the rooms can be used. Most important? Less is more!

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