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Nov. 25, 2010 - things that Manhattan Loft Guy is thankful for, 2010 edition

(UPDATE: a list I keep adding to...)
(not to be confused with the personal thanks for the guy who is the Guy)

  1. clients: past, present (and future!) who remind me that my job is to provide real estate services to people interested in buying or selling
  2. those wonderful people who are quick to say out loud three magic words ("Manhattan Loft Guy") when someone within earshot is talking about real estate
  3. regular sources for news, ideas, inspiration (such as The Miller, Curbed, The Real Deal, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, UrbanDigs [who else am I forgetting??] in the real estate world, and giants like Andrew Sullivan and Rob Neyer for general and thoughtful stuff)
  4. link-ers, who push this blog out to a broader audience from time to time (I am looking most specifically at you, Joey and Sara!)
  5. the quirky, detailed and appealing ‘little’ blogs (‘little’ only in my interaction with them), such as Tom Fletcher’s NYC Architecture, Architakes, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, Scouting New York, and Forgotten NY
  6. the expanding and developing community of real estate writers and bloggers for support, collegiality and generosity, too numerous to mention (see you at our Nov 30 meet-up!)
  7. my coaches, role play partners and other real estate agents around the country who help keep me focused and sane
  8. the loft owners, board presidents, lawyers, managing agents, community leaders and other miscellaneous Manhattan loft professionals and fans who have shared ideas and information over the years, only some of which is directly acknowledged at the time
  9. the folks at Internet Crusade (much more than The Three Amigos!) who host this thing for free, who do so much for the real estate agent community nationally, and without whom I never would have started this thing 4.5 years ago while perfecting a website (where is that website?, I wonder)
  10. you readers, some of whom stumble here from god-knows-where, some of whom come back regularly, all of whom are welcome to stay as long as you like and to return as often as possible
  11. and last, but not least, clients: past, present (and future!) who remind me that my job is to provide real estate services to people interested in buying or selling

Happy day, to all you turkeys out there!

© Sandy Mattingly 2010


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Nov. 26, 2010 - RE: things that Manhattan Loft Guy is thankful for, 2010 edition

Posted by Malcolm Carter

Your list is such a nice gift, a perfect launch of the holiday season.  Thanks, Sandy!

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