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Block Party Life

By Lauren Clark, September 10, 2018


This year my own street had it’s inaugural block party. This is something that I had never experienced before. For a little background, I find myself somewhere on the spectrum between introvert and extrovert. I love to get together in small to medium groups, strangers or friends, either way is fine. But I tend to top out around 15 folks. Anything after that starts to feel like a chore. So I admit I was dreading (just a little bit) making small talk with my neighbors for four hours.

But I could not have been more wrong! Our block party was a blast, with not one but TWO fire truck visits, scooter races, bean bag toss and some truly amazing food (including Paella, thanks neighbor!). We got to meet so many wonderful folks that we hadn’t crossed paths with before, and many of our newest neighbors. And our block will also now be holding regular emergency preparedness meetings. Plus we were able to send our kids away for an hour to have a water balloon fight AT SOMEONE ELSE’S house the next day.  Amazing.

If you’re looking to get to know your neighbors a little bit better, or just want an excuse to check out a sparkly Fire Engine, you can get your block part permit from the city HERE.

Lauren Clark

Earth Advantage Broker

Real Estate is an act of service. A lot of people think it’s a sales industry. Or that agents are sales people. And while it possible that some agents may work this way, my business could not be more different. My business is all about listening and building relationships. Whether you’re buying or selling, I am here to listen to your goals, and hear your plans. Once you’ve been heard, and we’re all on the same page, that’s when we get down to the nitty gritty business of making your goals into reality. My goal is to run a people focused business and create wins on both sides of all transactions.  I work hard to foster relationships with my clients, but also with the other agents I work in concert with. I believe that it is always possible to close a transaction in a way that leaves everyone feeling happy and well served. Buying or selling a home is a huge process, and it’s always going to bring a little stress along with it. But when we work as a team toward a shared goal and with mutual respect, it can be a positive experience that allows a home to transfer owners with good will and good vibes. When I’m not with my clients, you’ll find me running around after my partner and two boys, knitting, traveling, camping or watching Downton Abbey for the 20th time.
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