“Even While Away for a Romantic Long Weekend”

“Even While Away for a Romantic Long Weekend”

Opportunities to do business are everywhere. Gail and I went away on a long romantic weekend at a B & B called the Manor House Inn in Norfolk, Connecticut. This was a new place for us and we would highly recommend it. The place was wonderful and the innkeepers were a delight.


They prepared a wonderful breakfast for us and we had them sit with us. It turns out that Sheila has authored three books and was currently writing her fourth. Richard had been a contractor much of his adult life so we had many war stories to share with one another.


They asked what we did for a living. Gail shared she was a life coach and a house flipper and that I was in the mortgage business. They immediately said they needed a mortgage as they were interested in purchasing a second home in Vermont. We are now beginning the mortgage process with them.


Hi Joe and Gail.


This is the home in Dover, Vt. we are interested in. I am sending the ad for the auction from Oct. that didn't meet the reserve. Let me know what other info you may need at this time to move forward with a mortgage app.



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Comment balloon 30 commentsJoe Petrowsky • January 22 2016 01:19PM


What a great story and now the romantic weekend becomes a business development expense! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 3 years ago

We know business is where you find it...and that can be anywhere/everywhere... have a good weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 3 years ago

Joe Petrowsky Unbelievable.  Isn't that nice!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Joe. Sommetimes business comes from an informal atmosphere. Enjoy the B&B!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 3 years ago

Hi Joe.  Sounds like the perfect vacation.  One that will most likely pay for itself.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Joe Petrowsky . Sounds like the perfect get away. I sounds as if this is one that will pay for itself (hopefully).

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Joe.  One just never knows what opportunity is just around the corner.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 3 years ago

Joe - That is awesome.  A nice two for one.  that looks like a great place and I will keep that in mind.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) almost 3 years ago

Hi Joe.  That sounded like a wonderful weekend.  You are a magnet for business.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 3 years ago

This business is all about relationships; talking to people is the way to start and you never know who you will be able to help.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Joe,

Even a battery recharging show a little spark. Shows never to be afraid to say what you do because opportunities are everywhere.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 3 years ago

Hey, you never know where the next client will appear from. Seems that it was a romantic and a successful weekend.~

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 3 years ago

Nice to hear about your romantic weekend at the B&B and also the business connection you made.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 3 years ago

The weekend was fantastic- romantic Gothic-magnificent Inn.... Tiffany windows  and antique furnishings- ambiance perfect-but the nicest extra were getting to know the Inn Keepers Sheila Blanchette-am reading one of her books now-she is on Amazon and Richard -A warm and friendly host who created a delicious breakfast and great conversations -created a new relationship with them and also doing business with them was  of  course great!

Finding business where ever you go -- its all about relationships -

Posted by Gail Petrowsky, House flipper and life coach (Gail Petrowsky, Inc) almost 3 years ago

Joe: A great getaway weekend that will pay off with new biz too. You never know where the next client will come from.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 3 years ago

Well Joe, a good weekend that reaped business rewards...you do never know where you will find it.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Joe, just shows you never know where the next client will come from!  Great job!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 3 years ago

Now that is an excellent example of networking while having breakfast.  Just heard a spiel from someone on networking

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 3 years ago

Good morning, Joe -- you never know when business can "happen".   I'm glad you and Gail Petrowsky had a nice getaway.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Joe. What a great story. If we are living and interacting great things come our way.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

You never cease to amaze me!  Great story Joe!!

Posted by Nancy Herrmann almost 3 years ago

Thanks, Joe, for sharing your weekend. It is always smart to let people know what you do for a living.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 3 years ago

You're right Joe Petrowsky business is everywhere, you just need to be open to it. Even a wrong number might produce business.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 3 years ago


How wonderful for you, and yes business abounds.  You never know when it will happen.  We are delighted for you.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 3 years ago

Hi Joe,  This is a good thing......  right?  Well maybe.  I mean it is good to attract business but you guys were on a romantic weekend getaway.  I bet Gail wasn't too upset.  Hopefully you two love birds put business behind you after this.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 3 years ago

Hi Joe - when you are a master networker it never stops.  Congratulations. 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

How cool is that, Joe? A lovely, romantic weekend in a beautiful place that pays for itself with new business!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) almost 3 years ago

Joe, doncha love that?? romance=opportunity!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) almost 3 years ago

Awesome Joe! You are a mortgage Lending magnet! I know you will get it done for them!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful weekend Joe, romance, new friends, and a little business too.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 3 years ago