Just about impossible to believe that August is almost over. And for many folks Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer, although the seasons don't officially change until the autumnal equinox on September 22. Since we're not ready to give up summer, we're sharing one of our favorite Pinterest boards "Summer in New England". As our description of that board says, "Summer in and around Greater Boston and the New England region may be fleeting and sometimes fickle. But that's why folks pack so much in to those few glorious months."
The meteorologists describe a "heat wave" as "a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity". Here in New England we are in the midst of our third heat wave of the summer.
And whether you love the heat or hate it, nothing sounds better than a cool, refreshing dip in a soothing aquamarine-colored swimming pool. Since we can't actually give you a pool to dive into to cool off, how about taking a look at some of the stunning images we have collected on one of our favorite Pinterest boards "Making a Splash" for a little imaginative plunge.
"'A picture is worth a thousand words.' refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. It also aptly characterizes one of the main goals of visualization, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly," according to Wikipedia. The phrase, in various forms, first appeared in print beginning around 1911. Over 100 years later, Pinterest has become one of the most popular social media sites and it revolves around pictures, pinned every minute by the thousands. Pinterest.com's About Us page says it is "a tool for collecting and organizing things you love." The format of "pinning" pictures to a "board" allows you to gather images online that speak to you, however you'd like to categorize them and then share those pictures and boards with your friends, both real life and online ones.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty has a collection of Pinterest boards with a variety of titles such as "Architecture", "Kitchen Inspirations", "A Room with a View" and many more. From time to time, we will share those boards here with you and invite you to follow along with us on Pinterest to see what's been catching our eye and perhaps find some inspiration for your own home and garden. As we head into summer here in New England, there is no better place to start than with Porches, Patios and Decks. Whether screened in or wraparound, flagstone or cedar, we hope you find these outdoor spaces to be inviting, lovely to look at and worthy of a second glance.
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty recently hosted a regional meeting in Concord Massachusetts for the Northeast affiliates of Sotheby's International RealtyÂ® (SIR). The meeting featured several sponsorship informational sessions from local real estate related businesses, as well as a guest Q&A panel of experienced agents and wasÂ aimed to strengthen the connections between the affiliates in attendance:Â Gibson Sotheby's International Realty of Boston MA;Â Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty of Newport RI;Â Home Center Sotheby's International Realty of Hingham and Cohasset MA;Â Karp Liberman & Kern Sotheby's International Realty of Newton MA;Â Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty of Maine;Â Macdonald & Wood Sotheby's International Realty of Duxbury MA;Â Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty of Westborough MA;Â oldCape Sotheby's International Realty of Brewster MA;Â Tate and Foss Sotheby's International Realty of Rye NH;Â Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty of Vermont andÂ Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty of Winchester MA.
Highlights of the informational sessions included a presentationÂ given by Tony Dolceamore, Vice President of Affiliate Services at Sotheby's International RealtyÂ®Â showcasing the power of presentation behind the SIR branded "Anthology" app for the iPad;Â Jack Huntress of homebinder.com, a website content management system which allows homeowners to store important information such as favorite contractors, a home inventory, as well as reminders for routine maintenance. An overview of current mortgages from Meredith Spence a Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo, as well as a wonderful outline of the services offered by Gentle Giant Moving CompanyÂ rounded out the event.