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Planning Your True Stay-cation

by Rosemary Pezzano 05/03/2019

What does it mean to go on vacation? Everyone has their definition, and if they are not able to get that exact type of vacation, they have not had a “real “vacation. From another angle, vacation means to vacate, to leave. However, it does not include a time or location in that definition. It merely means to get away or out of the routine. 

Has your routine been work, cook dinner, go to kid events, maintain the house, or work on the remodel? It seems like it never ends and that there are just never enough days in a row to get in the car or on an airplane and get away.

BUT… do you know that the least visited location could be your hometown? People come from all over on their “vacation” to see and visit those things you drive past every day but never stop to see.

Take a True Stay-cation Instead

The first step is to go to a local travel agent or search online to find out what is really in your town. DO NOT rely on your memory. You will be surprised what you find. There may be museums, ballets, art walks, concerts, trade shows, comedy clubs, historical sites, and the list can go on. If you happen to live in some larger metropolitan areas that list can be insanely long. Did you know that major hotels do special art shows or feature local bands to draw people to stay there? You could visit and not have the hotel costs. 

Once you see what is available and when things are open, you can plan. Sit down with the family and decide if there is there a Saturday, or a Thursday after school, and or an evening that you can all be available for a few hours. Now, just as if you were going on a “real” vacation, decide exactly what you are going to do, where you’ll eat, when you are going to leave for the event, how you’ll get there, and the appropriate clothing. Do not forget that once you have this event on your calendar you must treat it just as if you bought the expensive airline tickets. There are no cancelations or changes. You will only get the best out of the day if you treat it that way.

Leading up to the day, start talking about it just as you would a "real" vacation and get excited about it. At first, it might seem weird, but remember that there are families all over the country doing that and they are to coming to your city to do the same thing you have planned.

If you’re new to your city, your real estate professional can offer suggestions for your first stay-cation!

About the Author

Author
Rosemary Pezzano
  • WHO I AM…

There are many reasons why I enjoy my career as a REALTOR. The main reason is the deep satisfaction that comes from helping people realize their dreams, helping them through the major transition that accompanies selling, buying and moving. Another reason is that no transactions are the same. Each one has its own characteristics and challenges. It is through overcoming the challenges that enables me to improve my quality of service. Each and every day I work at perfecting my attention to detail and my commitment to excellence while being mindful of my core values.

  • WHAT I CAN DO…

Since relocating in 2001 to Four Seasons at Upper Freehold Gated Active Adult Community, I have become an enthusiastic cheerleader! Having first-hand knowledge and sharing that knowledge has contributed towards a reputation for achieving results, not just promises! Listening, delivering necessary information, helping to negotiate the best possible price and terms and making sure all details are covered help to have a successful closing. This comes from over 40 years of real estate experience. 

  • COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Four Seasons at Upper Freehold is located in rural Upper Freehold, southwestern Monmouth County. The 387 single family residences naturally blend with the surrounding rural landscape and the neighboring Borough of Allentown with its many antique shops and boutiques. For the young at heart, Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park and Safari is also nearby. Commuting lies within 60 miles of New York City and 35 miles from Philadelphia with easy access to Princeton and the Jersey Shore. Neighboring Quaker Bridge Mall and Freehold Mall for all your shopping needs and the Hamilton Marketplace nearby.

  • WHAT CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
06/07/2018 - Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Allentown, NJ.

Rosemary was a pleasure to deal with - very responsive, professional, knowledgeable and went above and beyond for us. She made a very overwhelming situation of selling my parents' house into a manageable, do able process that I couldn't even fathom getting thru at the onset. The house was sold and closed in a month's time and I am still pinching myself that we got through this huge undertaking so readily. This truly is thanks to Rosemary. She is wonderful!

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04/20/2018 - Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Allentown, NJ.
Rosemary was very easy to work with and gave me a lot of good advice for selling a home within Four Seasons / Allentown (some of which I should have taken sooner!). She and her husband (who is also a Realtor) were incredibly helpful with many of the small (and some not so small) details of getting our house prepped and sold. Because I lived a ways away from the house I was selling, there were many times when Rosemary or her husband were able to save me a trip to handle something at the home while it was on the market, showing that they will do whatever it takes to help make a sale go smoothly, and I greatly appreciate their help. Rosemary responded quickly to all of my questions via phone, email, or text; I never waited long to hear back from her no matter the day or time.

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10/07/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Allentown, NJ.

I am thankful I chose to have Rosemary sell my house. Through every step of the process she kept me informed, made useful suggestions and helped. Here are just four examples. Just before we put the house on the market, she made a suggestion to relocate a piece of furniture. And yes, after moving it, the room looked larger. The house was listed on a Wednesday and by noon on Friday I had a full price offer. When the new buyers suggested the landscape plantings were overgrown, she had her husband come over to trim the worse offenders. At the end of the process, after the house had been cleaned for the new owners' walk-through and because I had had to move out of the area, she and her husband put out the remaining five cans of trash. After the closing I got a call from her because some of my mail had been delivered to my just-sold house rather than having been forwarded. She offered to take it to the Post Office for forwarding and to alert them to the problem. These are just four examples of the many ways Rosemary (and her husband) helped make the difficult process of selling my house as painless and as smooth as possible. Thank you Rosemary (and husband)!!

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09/21/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Allentown, NJ.

If you are selling a house in this area, use Rosemary as your agent. She worked tirelessly to get our house sold. She was very involved, handled many, many details for us, and was extremely knowledgeable about the value of homes in the area. She even arranged for her husband to help us out in several instances. She kept me updated and led us through every step of the process, explaining what we needed to do and how things would progress. We no longer live in the area and without her, we would never have been able to handle the sale long distance. She was wonderful to work with.Less 

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09/09/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Allentown, NJ.

Rosemary pays attention to details and knew exactly the type of exposure the home needed to get the job done. We had the home listed for sale 2 other times with another realtor with no results. Rosemary felt that the home needed to be professionally photographed and she was right. The photos brought in numerous buyers and the home sold in a few weeks. I would recommend Rosemary to anyone who wishes to sell their home in a timely manner for a fair price.