It’s that time of the year again, the end of the fall semester. Meaning that my time here at Red Door has come to an end, it’s a bittersweet feeling. It seems just like yesterday that I started my internship here, I had no idea how fun and exciting it would be working here. My time here gave me an insight into the Real Estate industry, which I didn’t know much prior to starting here.
During my time here I had the chance to learn more about social media marketing and strength my skills. I enjoyed how we were allowed to be creative with the flyers and posts we created, and Liz would always give us feedback on them. I was also able to write and mail out expiring listing letters as well as postcards to potential clients, using real estate software.
I really liked how this internship allowed me to implement what I had learned at school to real-world situations. I truly enjoyed coming each time because I got to learn new things and be surrounded by amazing people. If I have the chance to do this internship again I would because it has made me better at what I plan on doing in the future which is social media marketing.
After living in the Buffalo area for six years, I finally went to my first Bills game this past weekend. This year I told myself to attend a game even though I am not a football fan or even like the sport. That may be hard to hear for people in Buffalo since a majority are big football fans, even if our team is not the greatest. If you ask me, I think soccer is much more exciting since I know what going on, unlike football. I went with a few of my close friends who happen to be huge Bills fans, so you can imagine them cheering and booing in the right times while I have no idea of what is going on. The Bills were playing against the Dolphins, who are “the worst in the league” according to my friends and other people I talked to. Going into the game, I was told that this would be an easy game and that the Bills for sure would win. That is not what I saw in the first half of the game. They were actually down a few points, and I could tell people around were getting angry by the things they were shouting and the booing that happen after they left the field. However, during the second half, they did come back and won 21-31, which made everyone happy. Attending a Bills game is like no other event, I think people living in the Buffalo area and aren’t fans should at least attend a game once. I had such a great time and hope to attend more games in the future
This past weekend, I visited a few of my best friends out in
Boston. It was only my second time in the city, but with every visit I fall more
in love with it. Living right outside of New York City, I’m used to the hustle
and bustle and steel and glass. So when I walk alongside the brick and the cobblestone
it is almost a surreal experience. You can feel the history as you meander
throughout the city, down to the harbor, along Newbury Street. There were these
hidden side streets, giving way to small flower shops and markets that you would
only discover by accident. I felt new, like a different person adventuring a
territory strange to me.
As warm days gradually shifted to chilly nights, we got
dressed and explored this new side of Boston. The bar scene was absolutely incredible.
Drawing people from the dozens of colleges in the Boston area, it was like a
scene out of a movie. Live music, huge open spaces with towering ceilings and
exposed brick. Bar, dance floor, bar, dance floor. It was one of the coolest
places I have ever been. To make it even better, I got to spend that time with
my best friends who I haven’t seen since the summer. We picked things up as if
we had seen each other the day before, which is one of the most key elements in
a good friendship. When you have that continuity after separation, void of
awkwardness. We danced and mingled and met new people all night.
But, as they do, night turns into day and weekends come to an end. We were up early Sunday morning, grocery shopped and ate cinnamon rolls, an easy start. By noon I had called my Uber and my friends walked with me to the pickup spot. It was sad to go, leave these beautiful people and beautiful city, both of which I adore. Flying back to my realty in Buffalo, dreaming of my next visit. Or really planning their next visit so I can show them around my host city. It was a great weekend.
As I’m writing this post, my ears are filled with the steady
patter of rain on the road, intertwined with sliding car tires and soft horns.
It is a cool and rainy autumn day, the leaves just beginning to abandon their
green gowns for a more bold color. Today is wet, dreary, cold and grey. One of
my favorite types of days. I’ve always loved the rain, the thunder and lightning,
the wind and the cold. I feel like a good rainy day is always overshadowed by
the bright blue skies of summer, with cotton candy clouds and beams of light. Don’t
get me wrong, this is my favorite type of day, but sometimes you need to
appreciate the beauty that is the grey rainy days. The way the light reflects
off of the glistening roads, making everything appear brighter. The fresh smell
when you first take a step outside, almost as if it’s your first time outdoors,
like everything is clean and new.
Even if you don’t want to be outdoors in that weather, it gives
you the perfect excuse not to go outside. Nothing is better than curling up in
bed or on the couch on a cool rainy day with a book or Netflix. Throw in some
hot chocolate or tea and a fuzzy blanket and I can camp out for hours in the
solitude of my room. I am getting chills just thinking about it. Or if you want
to be social, it’s the perfect time to go see a movie, or kill a day at the
mall! So many of these indoor activities that I feel guilty partaking in when
it’s sunny outside are available!
So I am completely content on this rainy day, with the patter
of rain and sliding car tires and their soft horns. Excited to relax tonight
and enjoy. 🙂
I am Manvika, travel and fashion blogger and a youtuber. I am a senior at the University at Buffalo, concentrating in Marketing and International Business. I am a transfer student from India, was initially into Engineering, later changed my major to Business, which was always my interest. I am so happy that I made this decision in my crucial year, now that i can do the things I love.
Being a Marketing major, I was really interested in interning at Red door as my tasks and jobs are the things that I do everyday, and the things I love. Today is my first day here at Red door, a women owned business, which I am very proud of. Social media is something that interests me, being consistent, making posts everyday, scheduling posts on Facebook, being my creative self, what else do I expect from my internship? Red door also interests me because it is about real estate which is something that interests me again. Any knowledge about business is what i expect from Red door, unveiling my potential skills, and experiences. I am very excited to get started!!
This past summer was one of the busiest and most exciting
summers of my life. My cousins, sister and I decided to go on a little
vacation, we ended up going to Wildwood, New Jersey and New York City. It was
fun being away from home and be able to make amazing memories with my family.
We decided to Airbnb a house so we could have our own space and be able to do
what we wanted without having to deal with others around. The majority part of
our days was spent in the pool, eating pizza and watching Netflix. You may
think that being at Wildwood we would go out an explore a bit, that wasn’t the
case for us. We all come from families who manage or own a Mexican restaurant
meaning we barely have time to do any of that at home, so we took advantage of
that on our trip (mostly me). Since there were 8 of us that went it was also
difficult to agree on places to go, hence us staying the house we rented out. We
did end up going to the beach a couple of days later, but it didn’t go as
planned. Half of the group enjoyed being at the beach and swimming in the salty
waters, while the other half didn’t (including me). I had the worst experience
ever, while some were in the water, I was sitting in the sand with the rest. I
don’t know what I was thinking when I moved closer to the water to lie down,
next thing I know a huge wave comes out of nowhere and I’m covered in sand. All
my belongings, (including my towel) were ruined by the water and sand. It was
also very hot that say which only made things worse and being covered sand and
all your belongings ruined, you can only imagine how I was felt.
We ended up heading home after that incident since I was in no mood to stay at the beach, which made a few angry about the fact that they only enjoyed the beach for a couple of hours. The following day we decided to go to the boardwalk, which is pretty amazing! It was nice being with my cousins and spending time with them, making memories that we will never forget. I can’t wait to see where we end up going next year!
Life is pretty ordinary when you grow up in the suburban
empire of Westchester, New York. Everyone spends their weekends in the city,
exploring the alleyways and side streets coated with cobblestone and brick and
glass and steel. Maybe we’ll take a break and go hike on a trail through the
Hudson Highlands in our backyard, or take a ride down to the river to watch the
sunset. We all eat at the same places, we go to the same mall, we went go to
high school and watched the Friday night football games. We all had school
spirit, practiced our evacuations in case of a nuclear explosion, went to
college, and we… wait a second.
What? What do you mean not every high school practices their
emergency evacuation routes in case of a nuclear meltdown? Believe it or not,
this was an annual occurrence in which we would evacuate the school, ingest
mock pills to simulate what we would take to help reduce radiation poisoning, and
board our allocated buses that would take us away from the new Chernobyl I once
called home. This was never weird to me. This was just another precaution, on
top of the fire and lock down drills. It didn’t faze me because I grew up with
them, and with the knowledge that there was a nuclear power center in my theoretical
back yard. Indian point energy center was just a part of life in Westchester. Any
time you go to the river, or take the train, you can’t help but notice the intense
stone structures and smoke stacks that obscure the beautiful rolling mountains of
lower NY. A center with the capability of killing thousands upon thousands and
poisoning even more. This was always normal.
It wasn’t until I came to school that I realized not every
high school student has the same experience that I had. I felt like the most
ordinary of students in the most ordinary of towns, until someone put into
perspective that it was insane to practice drills in case of a nuclear apocalypse,
especially so close to NYC. It was at that moment that it finally hit me. What
I knew as ordinary was completely unheard of by so many, to the point where
they couldn’t even fathom my annual routine. I then went on imagining what other
things I took as ordinary in my high school that may not be as normal as I
thought, and the same for other schools. My ordinary suburban empire of a life,
in a boring town, with a nuclear power plant capable of destroying everything I
know. Ordinary, right?
Hi there! My name is Jearim Fuentes and I am currently
interning at Red Door Real Estate doing social media marketing. I hope to gain
new skills and implementing the skills I already know, to help Red Door.
A little bit about
myself, I was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina but currently live in
Springville, New York. On the weekends I work at my family’s Mexican Restaurant
“Fiesta Bamba” down in Springville as a waitress and assistant Manager. I am
currently a senior at Daemen College, majoring in Business Administration with
a specialization in Marketing and two minors in International Business and
Being a Marketing major, I was attracted to Red Door because of the type of work I will be doing with social media. A majority of the work I will be doing is on Facebook and Instagram, by doing posts and ads. My plan after college is to either continue in the family business or open up my own marketing firm with specializing in helping small business with social media content. Real estate is something that I have always found interesting at a young age, which is why I wasn’t hesitant to apply for the internship. I always wondered what it would be like to work at a real estate agency and know I will get that opportunity with this internship.
Today I begin my second official day interning at Red Door
Real Estate. I have already developed my skills on certain media platforms that
I had thought I had mastered, along with learning new websites and media. As a
non-resident of Western New York I am enamored with the opportunity of delving
deeper into the Buffalo community.
Being from Westchester, New York, I am not used to the sense
of pride, community, and unity that holds the Buffalo community together. We do
not have a football team or signature foods, we are simply the passageway to
the metropolis of New York City. I live 40 minutes from one of the largest
cities in the world, and 25 minutes from some of the most beautiful hiking in
the Hudson Valley. There are places where I can see the NYC skyline from the
top of a mountain, which is such a mind bending thing to me.
As much as I love home, I was always seeking the independence
of being away, and college was the perfect opportunity. Now six hours away from
home, I get to learn new aspects of my own person and identity that you can only
develop in a new environment. I am a business major at the University at
Buffalo, majoring in Business Administration, with concentrations in marketing
and supply chain operations. Focusing primarily on my marketing concentration,
I immediately was attracted to the experience of working with marketing and
social media that was required of the Red Door internship, along with a long
time fascination with real estate.
Real estate is an area unlike most others, in the sense they
get to truly delve into the lives of their neighbors and community members
beyond the surface level. While some people may just see different names and
addresses, I see individuals with families, stories, and history. Are they new
to Buffalo? Have their roots been grounded here for generations? Maybe they
have a dog, or maybe they even have big Sunday dinners! These are the true Buffalonians who I get to
witness, from afar, plan the next steps in their lives. That is what this small
business means to me. People are ready to write a new chapter in their lives,
and Red Door is there with a pen and paper to help. To me, opening up this Red
Door is much more than the beginning of my 5 hour shift, it is opening my mind
to the potential skills, values, and experiences I await eagerly to unfold.
This summer I stared a new chapter getting a social media
marketing internship with Red Door Real Estate. Over the Summer, I learned a
lot about how a small company manages their social media as well as their work
the real estate industry. I came into this with no knowledge or interest in
real estate, so I learned and used my knowledge of other interests and applied
them to this position. The main project I worked on and was very proud of was
creating a whole social media guideline and rubric for Red Door so they can
continue to have an awesome social media presence. This opportunity allowed me
to experiment with different types of posts and have creative freedom that I
would have in the real world at a social media position. Overall, this internship
was a very cool experience in a field that I didn’t know much about, but learned
and created content that I am interested in.