Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES | Saturday, May 23rd & Sunday, May 24th

315 ELM STREET . NEW CANAAN CT
Saturday, May 23 from 1:00 to 3:00

ELEGANCE IN THE VILLAGE . A simply smashing offering, first time on market!
Light and bright, this custom-built Shingle-styled residence is well-designed with
exquisite millwork and quality finishes - couple with a level private acre boasting
mature perimeter and foundation plantings. Set in a prominent location
merely steps from town (.21m).  Refined & proudly presented at $3,295,000

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1118 OENOKE RIDGE . NEW CANAAN CT
Sunday, May 24 from 2:00 to 4:00

Spectacular stone, clapboard and slate custom estate located on New Canaan's
most prestigious Ridge. Freshly renovated in 2014 with numerous upgrades.
8600 SF of generously proportioned living space, formal living room with fireplace,
banquet sized dining room with fireplace, paneled Library with wet bar, built-ins,
bay window seat & fireplace. Gourmet kitchen adjoins family room with stone
fireplace and French doors leading to terrace, sweeping lawns, heated pool
and spa. Just minutes to NYC express train & town. Offered @ $3,495,000

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Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

.   .   .


We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden at William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's Thursday | DARE TO BE GREAT



Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

.   .   .


We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden at William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday's LIFEHACK | Body Language

brokerbeat New Canaan edited & reblogged  LIFEHACK
posted by Regi van der Heyden, New Canaan Realtor




The Body Language of Success: Tricks from Models


Body language is so important. It can show how you’re really feeling about a person or a situation. A lot of times the way your body is talking says more than what you’re saying out loud. Your body language can give off vibes that others will pick up and sometimes that can help or hurt their first impression of you. Body language can make or break you: you can come across completely differently to others based on small things you do, i.e. you could come across as a nervous person by the clicking of your pen or you could be a confident role model by the way you present yourself to others.

Whatever You are Feeling, You Will Become

Naomi Campbell, who has been in the modeling industry for almost 30 years now, she stated this more than perfectly in a Huffington Post interview: “If you feel fear, fear will become you.” If you’re feeling scared then your body language is going to show that, other people will pick up on it and then what? They’re going to judge you. If you’re feeling confident, then people are going to pick up on that and think, “wow, I want to go talk to that person.” If there’s a way you want to convey yourself, do it through body language first. Watch people who have that sort of ardor about them. Observe friends, role models, people you meet on a train and imitate it. Stand in a mirror and try to practice the way you want to be. Watch the way you cross your legs, roll your eyes, or purse your lips, it all conveys a message of how you’re really feeling.

Posture Is Everything

As stated, stand in front of the mirror and practice the way you want to be. Don’t slouch, sit up straight. Models don’t slouch, they lean. When you lean too much it’s slouching. Slouching shows that you’re really not committed or interested in whatever it is you’re doing. And it’s bad for your back. Having good posture when you sit, stand, and walk shows that you’re not only confident in what you’re doing but that you know what you’re doing and you care about what you’re doing (even if you don’t). You don’t want to sit in an interview or stand around at work slouching, it shows that you don’t care about the important project that you’re working on or that you really just don’t want to be there. If a model slouched on a runway or in an interview with someone, they wouldn’t ever get a call back to do a new shoot or walk on the runway again.

Keep Your Hands Calm

Models almost never move their hands when walking the runway or in interviews. A lot of them take this trait outside their careers as well. Being able to keep your hands calm show that you’re calm. Fiddling your thumbs, clicking a pen, tapping a table, biting your nails, and touching your hair or face a lot are nervous habits. A lot of the time we don’t realize we’re doing it, it’s just a natural reaction our bodies have when we’re nervous, feeling shy, or even angry. Keeping your hands still shows that you are confident and controlled as you go about your daily life.

Where You Stand Is Important (Literally)

Have you ever noticed how models are spaced a certain distance from the other models on the runway or in photos? It’s important to show how close you’re willing to be and how you really feel about a situation. If you stand too far away from others then you can seem shy and really reserved. People aren’t going to want to talk to you. Taking up space is okay. I’m not saying stand in the way – I’m saying make a stance when you’re standing. It lets people know that you’re there, you’re in the room and you’re ready to be approached. Models don’t shy away and hide in corners, they make sure their presence is known by the way they stand.

Keep Your Head Up

Models aren’t known for being shy. They aren’t the girls you read about in books who hide behind an over-sized cardigan and layers of messy hair with their eyes looking at the floor. Anyone who actually does that may have difficulty getting ahead professionally. Push your hair out of your face, walk in a confident stance and make sure your head is held up. When you have your head down you look insecure, lost and shy. When you have your head up and you’re looking forward, you exert an amount of intensity that people want to be a part of.

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Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

.   .   .


We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden, with William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday's ENTREPRENEUR | ... on Networking

Do These 3 Things to Make Connections That Matter
brokerbeat New Canaan edited & reblogged  Entrepreneur
posted by Regi van der Heyden, New Canaan Realtor

You know forming meaningful relationships with the right people has a direct impact on the success of your business. And that's great news ... if you were born with an outgoing personality.

But what if you consider yourself to be more of an introvert? Is your business doomed?

I've asked myself this a lot recently. As I look back on the success I've had forming deep relationships with influential people, I realize that making meaningful connections in a networking situation isn't about introversion or extroversion.

Here, three steps to building strong relationships … no matter where you fall on the personality spectrum.

1. Your first question should excite them.

Do you open a conversation exchanging names and a handshake followed by, “So Barbara, what do you do for a living?”

If so, know that you're just like everyone else. In some ways, that's a good thing, but if the goal is to be memorable and make meaningful connections, you may want to try something different.

One question that's worked well for my clients is, “So Barbara, what's happening in your life right now that really excites you?” By opening with a question like this, you immediately distinguish yourself. You also quickly tap into that person’s passions, which will help you form a connection faster than most others will … even after several conversations. 

2. Be more interested than interesting.

Many people dominate a conversation trying to get the other person to think they are interesting. It feels good to talk about yourself, but it doesn't make the other person feel as good.

This is where the most effective networkers take a different approach: They focus on being interested in you instead of getting you to think they are interesting.

They ask questions about your business, your passions and often make you feel like you're the most important person in the room. How much are you talking about yourself, and how much time do you spend asking questions and being interested in others?

Pay attention to your body language as well. Are you showing them you're interested? The next time you're speaking with someone, think about this: Are you facing the person and looking into their eyes with intention? Focus on being interested in them, and they'll think you're interesting.

3. Be valuable.

As an entrepreneur, you have a long list of challenges waiting to be tackled every day. Don’t think you're alone. Everyone has something they need help with.

The easiest way to be valuable to someone is to help solve his or her problems. You'll make a profound impression if you conclude a conversation with, “What's the one thing you're working on right now where you need the most help? How can I help you?”

Something happens when you sincerely offer to help someone. At first, they may look at you like you just grew a third eye, but then the walls come down, and they open themselves up by sharing where they need assistance.

At this point, let them know if you can help them directly or if there's someone you can connect them with. If you cannot, then simply share that: “I can't help you directly, but what I can do is scout for you. If I come across someone who I think can help, I'll make a connection.”

Then take action on your commitments.

If you follow these three steps, you'll begin to connect with others in meaningful ways and become a person of real value.

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Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

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We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden at William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday DESIGN | Epic Backyard Improvements

brokerbeat New Canaan edited & reblogged PureWOW
posted by Regi van der Heyden, New Canaan Realtor


We're talking pizza ovens, pool bars and mini beaches ...
We’ve already showed you eight ways to spruce up your patio for the warmer months. And while canopies and pendant lights are classy touches, sometimes you need to go big. Here, five ways to take your outdoor space to the next level.



A WOOD-BURNING PIZZA OVENTwo-words: game changer. These bad boys, which heat up to around 800 degrees, are by no means cheap. But can you even put a price on being able to make piping-hot homemade pizza pies whenever the craving strikes? We think not.



A MINI BEACH WITH A FIRE PITNo ocean view? No problem. Bring home the bohemian vibe of a beach bonfire with a fire pit surrounded by sand.



A SWINGING BEDHammocks are all well and good, but they don’t hold a candle to giant swinging patio beds complete with comfy pillows. After all, you’re going to to love your posh new patio so much, you might just want to sleep out there.



AN OUTDOOR MOVIE PROJECTOR
Reclaim the nostalgic feeling of going to a drive-in movie theater by installing a screen that overlooks the pool, so you can float while watching your favorite flicks. Note: You’re gonna need some epic inflatable rafts.



A POOL BAR
Channel the feel of a beachside resort with an in-pool bar and underwater stools. Because God forbid you need to leave the water to get your hands on a piña colada.

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Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

.   .   .


We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden, with William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>

Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES | Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th

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1118 OENOKE RIDGE . NEW CANAAN CT
Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 to 4:00

Spectacular stone, clapboard and slate custom estate located on New Canaan's
most prestigious Ridge. Freshly renovated in 2014 with numerous upgrades.
8600 SF of generously proportioned living space, formal living room with fireplace,
banquet sized dining room with fireplace, paneled Library with wet bar, built-ins,
bay window seat & fireplace. Gourmet kitchen adjoins family room with stone
fireplace and French doors leading to terrace, sweeping lawns, heated pool
and spa. Just minutes to NYC express train & town. Offered @ $3,495,000

.  .  .


Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

.   .   .


We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden at William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's Thursday | DARE TO BE GREAT



Below please find my Listings lookBOOK 
of distinctive New Canaan properties.

.   .   .


We offer each and everyone of our clients
EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS . EXCLUSIVE SERVICE . EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

Regi van der Heyden at William Raveis Real Estate, is consistently both a Top Listing and Top Selling Agent.  To access the MLS, receive a free home evaluation, and/or subscribe to daily home listings updates, email regivanderheyden@gmail.com or call/text at 203.644.5025  .  To receive brokerBeat BLOG  posts, enter your email address in the subscription bar to the right of this page, and click 'submit' -  then, automatically  find daily posts in your email as they publish - EASY !!!    My best always    &:>