30 Year Anniversary

Steve McKenna Marks 30 Year Anniversary in Real Estate

It's a different world out there than it was 30 years ago. The Internet was in its infancy, we held Hands Across America, which is good because That's What Friends Are For, there was Game 6 and the Super Bowl Shuffle (yikes to both), and we conducted our daily lives without Google, Amazon, Facebook or Instagram - or an iPhone to access them all while waiting in line for a Cabbage Patch Kid.

Times sure have changed, but there are some things that have remained steadfast and reliable.

Steve McKenna of Bowes Real Estate is celebrating 30 years in the real estate business. Not many people can say they've been in the same career, at the same company, in the same town for 30 years. Especially in an industry as fickle and unpredictable as real estate.

But it didn't happen by chance and it didn't happen by luck. A lifelong career in real estate takes work, reinvention, determination and love for what you do.

There is no other REALTOR® in Arlington who has helped more people buy or sell a home. That is a lot of lives touched, dreams realized, and peace of mind provided.

In 2016 we are kicking off a celebration of the work and contributions Steve has had in the industry and the community.

We'll take a walk down memory lane, and look ahead at what's to come. 30 years of gaining experience, building networks, establishing relationships, growing a team and fine-tuning the real estate experience to accommodate the unique needs of each and every client is worth celebrating.

Stay tuned for some 1986 flashbacks, maybe a few embarrassing photos, and a look at what it takes to be a successful REALTOR® for 30 years and counting...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

In the words of the late, great David Bowie, time may change me but you can't trace time. Although you can track changes over time which is what we are looking at here.

In keeping with our '30 Years' theme of Steve's experiences in the real estate business since 1986, this timely video from Realtor.com shows just how much prices have changed in the past 30 years - including housing, gas, the Big Mac, and even Radio Shack stock prices.

 

These are national numbers of course, but it's kind of interesting to see how things ch-ch-change. For example, cell phones are less expensive and more accessible than they were 30 years ago, but some stores where you would buy them no longer exist.

And these days buying a house is not nearly as challenging as figuring out how to pay off those student loans. So study hard in your Finance 101 classes kids, balancing a budget and managing your money has never been so important for achieving your long term goals like buying a first home.

(Good thing Arlington is wicked smaht about managing their finances. According to a recent WalletHub study, Arlington residents are among America's best money managers.)

We're Havin' a Party

The white pants and linen shirts are dusted off, the sunscreen is out, and we're stocked up on those little umbrellas you put in your drink. We are ready for summer. Are you ready for this??

Join us as we celebrate summer and Steve's 30-year anniversary with Bowes Real Estate in STYLE!

When: Saturday, July 30th

Where: The Thoreau Club, Concord. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of activities, or just relax and enjoy the pool and facilities.

Why: To share the celebration of Steve's 30-year anniversary with Bowes Real Estate.

Who: Whether it was 1986 or 2016, the only prerequisite is that you are or were a client of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team.

How: Please RSVP to info@yourhomeforsale.com, to reserve your spot and receive your formal invitation.

Thank You for Celebrating 30 Years!

What a day! The sun was shining, the music was playing, and past and present clients of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team flocked to the Thoreau Club in Concord for a day of fun with friends and family.

With two pools, inflatable obstacle courses, a catered barbeque, beverages, DJ, cornhole, an ice-cream truck, and plenty of games for the kids, it was the party of the summer.

On behalf of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team, we’d like to first thank you for your business and support over the last 30 years. Without you, there would be no party! And secondly, thank you for coming out to enjoy this special day with us.

A 30-year anniversary in real estate is truly an accomplishment and this was an event to remember!

Take a look through the slideshow of pictures https://youtu.be/ZKa9VlSbuPw, or check out the album on our Facebook page!

Six Degrees of Steve McKenna

Move over Kevin Bacon, there’s a new theory in town. It rests on the assumption that anyone in Arlington can be linked through their acquaintances to Steve McKenna within six steps.

Think about it. When you’ve lived and worked in Arlington for 30 years, you know a lot of people, including residents, neighbors, businesses, extended families, and industry connections.

Chances are you know someone knows someone who has bought or sold a home with Steve and the team.

A conversation at the Stop n’ Shop might go something like this:

Local A: “I’m looking for someone to replace my roof, you know anyone?”

Local B: “Yes! Steve McKenna helped sell my house two years ago and he has a lot of great connections, I’ll find out.”

Local A: “Oh yeah! Erika helped my sister buy her dream home in April and I see Tracy on the Minuteman Bikeway with Miles all the time.”

“Local B: That’s right! I have a friend who is good friends with Annie at the Medford Boatclub. Totally forgot about that.”

Local A: I will give them a ring!

And so it goes.

Can we link Kevin Bacon to Steve McKenna? We’re working on it. In the meantime, be sure to think of us for you, or your best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's neighbor’s real estate needs.

Everyone Knows Someone Who Knows Steve & The Team

 

Steve McKenna Marks 30 Year Anniversary in Real Estate

It's a different world out there than it was 30 years ago. The Internet was in its infancy, we held Hands Across America, which is good because That's What Friends Are For, there was Game 6 and the Super Bowl Shuffle (yikes to both), and we conducted our daily lives without Google, Amazon, Facebook or Instagram - or an iPhone to access them all while waiting in line for a Cabbage Patch Kid.

Times sure have changed, but there are some things that have remained steadfast and reliable.

Steve McKenna of Bowes Real Estate is celebrating 30 years in the real estate business. Not many people can say they've been in the same career, at the same company, in the same town for 30 years. Especially in an industry as fickle and unpredictable as real estate.

But it didn't happen by chance and it didn't happen by luck. A lifelong career in real estate takes work, reinvention, determination and love for what you do.

There is no other REALTOR® in Arlington who has helped more people buy or sell a home. That is a lot of lives touched, dreams realized, and peace of mind provided.

In 2016 we are kicking off a celebration of the work and contributions Steve has had in the industry and the community.

We'll take a walk down memory lane, and look ahead at what's to come. 30 years of gaining experience, building networks, establishing relationships, growing a team and fine-tuning the real estate experience to accommodate the unique needs of each and every client is worth celebrating.

Stay tuned for some 1986 flashbacks, maybe a few embarrassing photos, and a look at what it takes to be a successful REALTOR® for 30 years and counting...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

In the words of the late, great David Bowie, time may change me but you can't trace time. Although you can track changes over time which is what we are looking at here.

In keeping with our '30 Years' theme of Steve's experiences in the real estate business since 1986, this timely video from Realtor.com shows just how much prices have changed in the past 30 years - including housing, gas, the Big Mac, and even Radio Shack stock prices.

 

These are national numbers of course, but it's kind of interesting to see how things ch-ch-change. For example, cell phones are less expensive and more accessible than they were 30 years ago, but some stores where you would buy them no longer exist.

And these days buying a house is not nearly as challenging as figuring out how to pay off those student loans. So study hard in your Finance 101 classes kids, balancing a budget and managing your money has never been so important for achieving your long term goals like buying a first home.

(Good thing Arlington is wicked smaht about managing their finances. According to a recent WalletHub study, Arlington residents are among America's best money managers.)

We're Havin' a Party

The white pants and linen shirts are dusted off, the sunscreen is out, and we're stocked up on those little umbrellas you put in your drink. We are ready for summer. Are you ready for this??

Join us as we celebrate summer and Steve's 30-year anniversary with Bowes Real Estate in STYLE!

When: Saturday, July 30th

Where: The Thoreau Club, Concord. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of activities, or just relax and enjoy the pool and facilities.

Why: To share the celebration of Steve's 30-year anniversary with Bowes Real Estate.

Who: Whether it was 1986 or 2016, the only prerequisite is that you are or were a client of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team.

How: Please RSVP to info@yourhomeforsale.com, to reserve your spot and receive your formal invitation.

Thank You for Celebrating 30 Years!

What a day! The sun was shining, the music was playing, and past and present clients of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team flocked to the Thoreau Club in Concord for a day of fun with friends and family.

With two pools, inflatable obstacle courses, a catered barbeque, beverages, DJ, cornhole, an ice-cream truck, and plenty of games for the kids, it was the party of the summer.

On behalf of Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team, we’d like to first thank you for your business and support over the last 30 years. Without you, there would be no party! And secondly, thank you for coming out to enjoy this special day with us.

A 30-year anniversary in real estate is truly an accomplishment and this was an event to remember!

Take a look through the slideshow of pictures https://youtu.be/ZKa9VlSbuPw, or check out the album on our Facebook page!

Six Degrees of Steve McKenna

Move over Kevin Bacon, there’s a new theory in town. It rests on the assumption that anyone in Arlington can be linked through their acquaintances to Steve McKenna within six steps.

Think about it. When you’ve lived and worked in Arlington for 30 years, you know a lot of people, including residents, neighbors, businesses, extended families, and industry connections.

Chances are you know someone knows someone who has bought or sold a home with Steve and the team.

A conversation at the Stop n’ Shop might go something like this:

Local A: “I’m looking for someone to replace my roof, you know anyone?”

Local B: “Yes! Steve McKenna helped sell my house two years ago and he has a lot of great connections, I’ll find out.”

Local A: “Oh yeah! Erika helped my sister buy her dream home in April and I see Tracy on the Minuteman Bikeway with Miles all the time.”

“Local B: That’s right! I have a friend who is good friends with Annie at the Medford Boatclub. Totally forgot about that.”

Local A: I will give them a ring!

And so it goes.

Can we link Kevin Bacon to Steve McKenna? We’re working on it. In the meantime, be sure to think of us for you, or your best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's neighbor’s real estate needs.

Everyone Knows Someone Who Knows Steve & The Team