When Geoff Green told me I was being awarded the 2016 Momentum Builder of the Year Award and that he would like me to speak at our Awards Ceremony, I was thrilled but didn’t know where to begin. My research revealed that momentum means force and speed of an object through circumstances, kinda like us going through the different times of our lives.
February 26th, 2012 life as I know it was forever changed, I stood devastated and alone, really alone, my husband Johnny, my childhood sweetheart, best friend, lover, right arm, confidant was gone. I thought to myself, this was not supposed to happen, not now, not yet. We had much more to do together. But God had a different plan for us. My husband was gone, you know that saying “We plan and God laughs”, well it became my reality. From that day on I was just going through the motions, I was totally numb, he was not coming back. I tried everything to move on I even went to a bereavement group. Once there a man stood up, who had just lost his wife, and he said to me, “take baby steps and remember there is no right or wrong way to grieve it’s what works for you”. His words stayed with me, although I could not use them right then, I kept them close.
I was miserable, hard to be around, I didn’t even like me. So can you imagine what I did to others especially my children who were in their own pain losing their father whom they adored, I was a mess and they were frustrated with me and I wouldn’t listen? In my heart, I knew that everyone cared, but I didn’t. Heading down the road to destruction, poor health, poor finances and getting worse.
One day my son said to me “Mom we need you to get a grip, we don’t want to lose you too. We need you to get healthy and come back to us, your grandchildren need you even more now. I love my children more than life but the magic word was grandchildren. Realizing they were the only ones that put a smile on my face. I started thinking my grandchildren complete the circle of love Johnny and I created. I realized that he is still with me every day, in their smiles, gestures, and the fun that we have together. Now instead of tears I think of all the wonderful memories Johnny and created with our children and grandchildren this is what pulled me through.
Today I am addressing my health, my finances, and my relationships, I still have more to do but again baby steps. I now choose happily! So don’t forget to take time out to create memories with your loved ones because memories are more important than the material things in life.
Real estate what can I say, I love it, I must, being in it for 33 years. For my momentum and what a few things that I have learned along the way:
WIN: What’s Important Now.
It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.
Hoping and wishing are excuses for not doing
There is no one way to know before experiencing.
I am so happy to be part of this amazing team, The Green Team! Thank you for the wonderful support I receive on a daily basis from some very special people in our office; A special thank you to Geoff Green for all of his support especially through these difficult past five years. Thank you to Theresa Russo, Donna Roberts & Amy Green you are a delight to work with, your smiles are catching, and I so appreciate your patience with this BC (Before computer person ), Dylan Czubak thank you for not laughing at my endless computer questions and last but not least Linda VanDeWeert god took Johnny, then put you in my path. I cherish our friendship, your honesty and caring means a lot to me.
I humbly accept this award….I couldn’t help but realize I am not lucky I am blessed.
Now Read some of Lucyann’s Client Testimonials…
Jeanine Scocozza (17 Magnolia Lane, Warwick) (Helped me buy my home)
Want to express thanks to Lucyann Tinnirello for her expertise and helping me find the ideal home. From the beginning she put me at ease and listened to my needs and what my end goal was. She committed completely to me and was accessible. Lucyann’s experience is complimented with enthusiasm in such a way that helped me navigate thru unfamiliar dealings. All recommendations were made with the best professional intentions and the entire process was smooth. Thank you Lucyann you’re a gem!! Thank you Green Team!
Joseph Piotrowisk (50 Miriam Drive, Warwick) (Helped me sell my home)
Lucyann Tinnirello is an A #1 Real Estate agent. As the executor to my late Aunt’s estate, I was responsible for handling the sale of her house in Warwick, NY. The fact that I live on Long Island made the process a little more difficult. I contacted Lucyann who was recommended by my cousin in North Carolina. We met and discussed and went through the house determining a fair selling price and anything that needed to be done on my end. In February, the house was ready to put on the market. I signed the contract and Lucyann went to work. There were a few complications that arose but Lucyann was the queen of real estate agents and handled them in short order. In the middle of April the closing took place and I attribute this success to the knowledge and experience and personallity of Lucyann Tinnirello. Thank you so much Lucyann !!
Leslie (94 Minturn Road, Warwick) (Helped me buy and sell homes)
Lucyann is one of the best realtors I have worked with. We had horses to move and extended family to accommodate and difficult time restraints. She kept us calm and reassured and got us through beautifully. She even cooked us dinner! I can not recommend her strongly enough.
Idalia & Don Tisdall (95 Four Corners Road, Warwick) (Helped me sell my home)
As first time “sellers”, my husband and I needed a professional in the real estate field. It was important to us to feel a level of comfort and trust when working with an agent (realtor). We had that with Lucyann. Every aspect of our home sale was handled in the most professional manner. Thanks to Lucyann and the Greenteam, we are very grateful!
Save Energy and Money
You can save energy and money with a few simple fixes today! Like it or not, the cold weather is on its way, and there’s no time like now to begin preparing for it here in the Warwick Valley than by looking at ways to cut your energy usage in your home – and thus your expenses. As energy costs continue to rise, there’s no better place to begin to save energy and money then with the lighting in your house.
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy showing that an average household dedicates 10 percent of its energy budget to lighting and spends approximately $1,900 per year in total on utility bills. That adds up!
Changing your traditional incandescent light bulbs or CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps often recognized by their spiral design) to LED light bulbs will save not only energy, but also dollars off your electricity bill. The bulbs feature longer life spans than traditional light bulbs, while still emitting warm tones to make your home cozy with illuminating, comfortable light. Because LED bulbs consume far fewer watts to deliver the same level of brightness as traditional bulbs, they can save you energy and money daily by reducing that light’s energy use by up to 85 percent!
Making the switch to LED bulbs in your home is easier than you think. Quality LED bulbs can last between 15,000 and 40,000 hours depending on the bulb. This can amount to an approximate average of 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.
Five Reasons to Switch to LED Lighting Now:
Energy Savings: Most LED bulbs use 75 to 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, which means savings for your energy bill and extra cash in your pocket.
Convenience: Long-lasting life spans of 22 to 36 years means you will only have to change the bulbs a few times in your lifetime – this means you won’t be bothered to replace a dimming bulb for decades at a time.
Versatility: LEDs come in all different shapes and sizes to fit any room or fixture in your home. The bulbs create a warm, natural illuminating light that set a comfortable ambiance of your choosing inside, and many can be controlled by a dimmer to cascade any amount of light within your rooms.
Save Money: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing just 15 bulbs in your home with more energy efficient versions can save an average of $50 off your energy bill annually – or up to $1,800 on your energy bill over the course of your LED bulb’s lifetime.
Instant Lighting: Instead of waiting seconds or minutes for your lights to reach full brightness, LED lamps light up immediately to full brightness to illuminate your space.
So begin converting your home’s light bulbs to LEDs, and you’ll immediately start to see the savings both in energy and money on your next O&R bill!
Great Room with Skylight
The Best of Both Worlds – Work in NYC and LIVE in Warwick NY
Now you can have it all with an amazing property located at 106 Walling Road, Warwick, NY 10990
There is no doubt that New York City is one of the most vibrant, exciting, and beautiful cities in the world. First, there are the bright lights, the hustle and bustle of its diverse population while office towers, restaurants, shops, and theaters seem to fill every available space. Opportunities abound in both private and public sector jobs. Finally, there are the gorgeous, affordable homes. Uh, better forget that last one. New York City is famous (or infamous) for purchase and rental prices that are out of reach for most of us.
A Compliment to NYC:
Meanwhile, just 55 miles away in Warwick, NY is a home and a lifestyle that will complement your daily life in the big city. The natural beauty of Warwick surrounds and welcomes you. From the tree-lined driveway of this park-like 7.8 acre property to the European flair evident throughout the home, serenity flows.
Light pours in through its many windows and the unique skylight in the great room. This two-bedroom, two-bath home provides amenities and space one can only dream of in NYC. There is a spacious eat-in kitchen, a wood-burning stove in the family room, and the main room in the walkout basement that provides lots of options. Finally, the en-suite master bath, with whirlpool, is larger than many studio apartments,
This charming home fits right into the culture-rich town of Warwick. Restaurants, shops, music and theater, art studios and galleries live side by side with farms, farmers’ markets, wineries, and distilleries. Outdoor activities range from golfing to boating to hiking to skiing. Warwick played its part in the Revolutionary War and yes, George Washington did sleep here. There is no shortage of things to do, no end to the beautiful sights you’ll see. Most of all, at night, you can even see the stars.
Click here for the listing for this property.
Kitchen of Your Dreams…Remodeling the kitchen get be a pain. When you decide to tackle this daunting undertaking, you want to do it right. According to a recent survey by Houzz.com, forty-nine percent of homeowners plan to completely gut their existing kitchen and start with a clean state. When looking for new homes for sale in Warwick, it seems an outdated kitchen can be a deal breaker. Regardless of the scope of your project, if you’re itching’ to update your kitchen, follow these five steps to design the space you’ve been dreaming about.
Step 1: Create a Budget
Before picking up a single tool or seeking contractor recommendations from friends, it’s important to determine how much you’re willing to spend to achieve your ideal kitchen. Whether needing basic upgrades or a complete remodel, setting your budget will help to create a realistic plan from the start. There are a wide range of important updates to change the look of your space, no matter what the price tag.
Step 2: Think About What You Need
Take a step back and think about how you use the kitchen. Are you an avid baker who needs more counter space for rolling out confections? Do you like to make homemade pizza and the thought of a stone oven makes you drool? No matter what your dream space looks like, there’s one area that everyone should update – the kitchen faucet.
Because it sees so much use on a daily basis, think about ways to make tasks easier, like installing a new pull down faucet. From preparing meals and washing dishes, to watering plants and filling pitchers, you’ll quickly notice the difference made by this simple update.
Beyond a new faucet, here are some of the most popular – and most desired – items for the kitchen, according to the Houzz survey:
- Fifty percent said a chef’s stove was their dream appliance
- Seventy-five percent of respondents want soft, neutral colors in the kitchen
- Sixty-five percent are looking to coordinate with stainless steel appliances
- A custom pantry is the most popular kitchen storage item, followed by a utensil drawer
- Granite is still the most desired counter top material
Step 3: Research and Plan
Sources for ideas and inspiration are infinite, especially online. Sites like Pinterest and Houzz provide endless eye candy and design concepts for your new kitchen space. Houzz can even provide recommendations of local professionals to contact. To visualize a few of the upgrades you’re considering – not to mention touch and feel them – visit a local kitchen showroom as they have a number of vignettes and “rooms” designed throughout. Magazine articles and features can also provide valuable how-to information and design advice. Just be sure to save any favorite ideas in one place, making everything easily accessible when it’s time to get started.
Step 4: Determine Your Approach
Will you hire a pro or do most of the work yourself? If you’re going to change the layout or remove walls in the kitchen, it’s best to work with a professional contractor. Rewiring electrical or adding new light sources are also jobs best left to a certified electrician. If you’re an avid DIY’er, you may feel comfortable installing new cabinets, flooring and counter tops. But there are certain projects, like the demo, painting and installation of a new faucet that anyone – and any skill level – can easily tackle.
Step 5: Get to Work
If you haven’t begun working on your kitchen project yet, you’re not alone; 68 percent of Houzz respondents haven’t started construction, either. With the perfect plan, and a list of updates to incorporate, it will be simple to create your dream kitchen space.
Whether you’re just moving in to your brand new dream home, lived in your current residence for 10 years, or are dreaming about a new kitchen, following these steps from the Green Team can take some of the hassle out of remodeling.