Since we are coming up on the holiday, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how much Lynn and I have to be thankful for in our lives. First of all, our health. Even though we could always be eating better, moving faster, getting thinner…we are so blessed to have no major illnesses and in good health in our late 50’s when so many people we know and love are less fortunate. We also, for the first time in 8 years, have all of our children (and my mother) living in Los Angeles within minutes from eachother. I’ll finally be able to look around the faces in the room this Thursday and not feel like someone is missing. My mother Maxine is still with us and going strong, as well as Lynn’s Uncle Walter Mirisch who just celebrated his 90th birthday, a true blessing.

There is so much to be thankful for, and even still we have the cherry on the cake – We received notice from NRT, the parent company of Coldwell Banker, Sothebys, and several other major real estate corporations, that Lynn and I have been ranked among the Top 100 Teams for the entire country for the third quarter in 2011. Bruce Zipf, the President and CEO writes, “What your team has accomplished this past quarter serves as inspiration to us all.” (see the letter here: NRT Top 100 Letter)

I speak for my wife and me when I say we are humbled and blessed to receive this honor. We work extremely hard for our clients and wouldn’t have it any other way. To be recognized on a National level is really something very special.  This is a wonderful surprise and another blessing before the Thanksgiving Holiday.  But I must add, that even more important than the National recognition, are the “thank-you’s” we have been receiving from our clients this year.  It’s been a tough recession for everyone, and we find that people appreciate the kind of attention to detail and personal care we give to our clients more than ever.

We want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with their Family and Friends!