Today I attended the funeral of my client, who left this earth too young. He was serenaded with bagpipes and celebrated by immeasurable tributes from his peers and grandchildren. As a realtor, I’ve had the honor of working with so many fine folks — Young couples getting engaged and buying their first homes — couples divorcing and making new lives for themselves — folks transitioning to new jobs or relocating elsewhere. Life is a full circle. We are here on this earth for only a brief time, so live life to the fullest and celebrate with those you love.
Check out my newest listing on Washington’s Landing. For those of you new to Pittsburgh, Washington’s Landing is an island in the City surrounded by water. On one side the Allegheny River and the other side the channel which I refer to as the ‘Intercoastal.’ Its Pittsburgh’s best kept secret. Just like living at a resort yet two minutes to Downtown Pittsburgh via kayak, yacht, bicycle, or car. Enjoy walking trails around Washington’s Landing, onsite marina, Three Rivers Rowing, RedFin Blues Restaurant.
24 Overlook Court is four bedroom townhouse situated along the Allegheny River. With two private decks you may enjoy views of the water, the marina, and walking trails. Open floor plan on first floor with gas log fireplace. Master bedroom ensuite with luxurious walk-in shower as well as walk-in closet. Third floor suite with private deck and full bath. Low maintenance fees of just $310/month include exterior, roof, greenspace, snow removal. Just another day at the beach!
You are cordially invited to my open house this Sunday, March 15th 1-4 to see!
I took a recent road trip with John Denver careening in the background…Country Roads…take me home to a place where I belong…
Taking a break from 24X7 real estate gives me pause to reflect on this past year. I have worked with so many wonderful folks, in selling their homes and finding them new ones.
Owning a home is the American dream. It is one of the biggest life changing events one will encounter. And we as Americans value our homes as part of our own personal self worth.
Lydia and Rob found their dream home this past year in Crafton. I told them I thought they should get married soon as it is less complicated with legal status in home ownership. One week later they called me with great news. Rob “put a ring on” Lydia’s finger. Wedding this coming fall.
Another couple built their dream townhome. Two days before closing she ended up in ICU. She is fighter, so closing took place one week later. After complete recovery, her husband and her are enjoying their new life, in their exquisite townhouse.
My newest buyers, Blanche and Brad, found a great home in Mt. Lebanon. They are closing in March, have a baby coming in August and are very excited about their life changing status.
It is my distinct honor to represent each and every one of these fine folks as they travel along on life’s journey. And make their new homes their very own.
Traveling let’s me reflect on all of the stories I experience in my professional career. On my way down country roads I became excited thinking about all the new stories I would create with new clients and friends this year.
What are you excited about happening in 2015?
Hello Friends! I received this beautiful message today from a couple of my favorite clients. Tiffany & Jamie are really special people to me. I met them last winter in a bluster of icy-cold, stormy weather. We took a magical mystery tour of the City, ala snow boots, with ‘heal toe’ footwork, so as not to break our necks. They became part of my family and now refer to my mother as ‘Grandma.’ I love them dearly. It’s folks like Tiffany & Jamie that make my ‘job’ a dream come true! As the fall air is turning crisp, I want you to know that my business doesn’t stop, just because the weather conditions aren’t ideal. Please take a minute and read what my clients have to say, about working with me.
“Maggie Jayson is simply the best. I emailed her about a home in Rosslyn Farms that we fell in love with via Realtor.com. She responded almost immediately. After three months of emailing with Maggie we were finally ready to house hunt. I asked her if she would be our agent, regardless of the original house I contacted her about. She said she would, but that the original home had just gone under contract two days prior. We were going to be relocated here from Atlanta, for my husband’s job. We would be in town for 4 days and I had never even seen the city. Maggie planned for us to see as much of Pittsburgh as possible. She wanted us to get a feel for the city, and what it has to offer. We toured Sewickley, Mt. Lebanon, Oakmont and everywhere in-between. In three days, we saw over 25 homes! At the end of our trip, we put an offer on a 110 year old Victorian in Oakmont. We call it ‘our forever home.’ We couldn’t have picked a better realtor. Maggie went above and beyond for us. She even had snow boots and socks in her car, in case I needed them. We came from the South, after all. Her attention to detail and love of being a realtor shows in everything she does. She took such care with us through the process and continues to do so even after we moved in. She will always be a part of our lives — a dear friend. She truly is simply the best! – Tiffany St. John | Oakmont, Pa
Thank you for reading. Check out my latest listings here. And remember I’m yours in gettin’ it SOLD!
I passed Real Estate Networking 101 with flying colors. Yes, to be in this business you must know the who’s and how’s of networking. It is imperative that you have a good working relationship with fellow realtors and professionals. Here’s an example of how I networked and got a listing sold.
This story is about 5904 Stanton Ave., in Highland Park. This listing came to me as a referral from an attorney, who had handled a closing for me earlier this year. As soon as I began marketing this property, I immediately began sharing the news with anyone and everyone. You never know who could buy it. One day when I was getting my hair done, I started talking about Stanton Ave. And would’t you know it, my hair stylist and her husband decided to take a look at it and fell in love. We’ve since closed on the house and the sellers and buyers are all happily situated in their new homes.
Keeping professional relationships and constantly sharing my passion for real estate is what made this possible. Whether it be in real estate or in my personal life, I have created a vast network of relationships. One of my passions is connecting folks with like interests as well as finding them homes where they will be most happy. So ‘Takin’ It To The Street’ is what you will get when you hire Maggie Jayson!