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5 Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents

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Real estate agents work in precarious situations every day. From holding an open house to driving clients in their personal car, they expose themselves to dangerous situations and people they are not familiar with. Here are 5 safety tips on how to avoid risky situations when interacting with clients and holding an open house. 1. When meeting a client for the first time make sure they come to your office first so you and the rest of your colleagues can meet them. Ask them for their identification and tell them it is your company’s policy for safety reason. Get to know your client and follow your instincts. 2. When holding an open house make sure you put signs all around the area and introduce yourself to neighbors to ensure that everyone is aware you are hosting this event. 3. Check the home for all escape routes and make sure all locks are unlocked to ensure a quick escape in case of an emergency. 4. Avoid being at the home alone and always bring a colleague to help you show the home. Never walk in front of clients, but rather guide them from behind and avoid small confined rooms. 5. When…

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What $300,000 Gets You!

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Have you ever wondered what you can get for $300,000? Perhaps you can get seven cars, ten diamond rings, and an unlimited supply of shoes. In this case, $300,000 can get you a home. Here are some homes for just $300,000. Arizona: $299,900; 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom; 3,247 Sq. Ft. There’s no place like home, and this spacious 4-bedroom beauty is no exception. The beautiful private courtyard welcomes you home right before you enter the house, where you’ll want to put your legs up, open a bottle of wine, and unwind your cares away. With huge bedrooms and a sizeable backyard, this home is perfect for families and for entertaining guests. California: $300,000; 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom; 851 Sq. Ft. If you’re in the market for a small family home, this lovely little stunner in Southern California may be the gem for you. This condo is located conveniently near several shopping centers and malls, parks, and the freeway. Nevada: $300,000; 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom; 2,158 Sq. Ft. This attractive property is perfect for a small family. With a semi-open floor plan and a spacious backyard for BBQ parties and low-key family events, this place has a lot of potential for fun and entertainment.   Finding a…

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Communities that Complement Your Personality

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Have you ever wondered where you truly belong? It’s time to take the leap and live in an area that you connect with so you can live your life to the fullest. We broke down some of the best cities to live in according to your personality! Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles is full of fun outdoor activities where you will encounter many different types of personalities and where everybody is trying to become a somebody. This city is perfect for you if are adventurous, creative, and like living life on the edge. You will be immersed in different cultures and experience the large bohemia of an eclectic population. The city is filled with amazing eateries such as Grand Central Market which offers a variety of ethnic foods, and the Farmers Market at the Grove. Feeling sick of the sun? That’s fine because in just an hour you can change your scenery to a winter wonderland in Big Bear, or visit several amazing theme parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Knott’s Berry Farm. LA is always booming with fun unique outdoor events such as watching old movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, or free concerts at the park. It’s…

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Adding the Spirit of St. Patrick’s to Your Home

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It’s time for some spring fun and brings the Irish out in everyone! St. Patrick’s Day is one of those much-loved holidays that goes with the spirit of spring. Infuse your home with the luck of the Irish through inspirational yet simple ideas for your home. Spruce Up Your Dining Room Holidays are always a great time to share with the family. Take some time to bake some green cupcakes with the kids and display it on a cake tier for a lovely table centerpiece. Not only will you make your dining room festive, you’ll have a great after school treat for the kids! Add green napkin rings for that extra touch. This will make your dining room glimmer with green! Welcome Your Guests with a Little Luck Your front door is the first thing your guests will see once they come to your home. Hang a simple, yet easy to make St. Patty’s Day wreath on your front door. If you can tie a knot, you can make this wreath we are about to share. Use natural burlap fabric and cut them into 40 2 inches by 22 ½ inch strips. Tie the fabric around a foam wreath and…

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A Smarter Home for Your Pets

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We are always in the know when it comes to the latest technological gadgets and devices that make our homes smart, but there’s also been a recent influx of tech gadgets designed for our furry friends. It’s a moot point that we love our pets, but sometimes we can’t feed them on time, aren’t there to prevent them from ripping the house apart, or worry that unwanted critters may be entering the home by way of the pet door. We’ve scoured the web and came across a few gadgets that will help put your mind at ease while making your home a smarter one for you and your pets. Petnet SmartFeeder One of the best devices on our list is this high-tech pet food dispenser. Gone are the days when you would worry about running home to feed your dog on time! All you need to do is schedule the feeder on Petnet’s app and the SmartFeeder will dispense an allotted quantity of food when it’s feeding time. It can even track your pet’s calories and adjust his diet accordingly, ensuring your pooch maintains a healthy diet. Amazon Echo Dot As the hottest tech tool on the market, the Echo…

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How to Make Your Home Smarter

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It’s a given that technology plays a leading role in our lives. Most people walk around with smartphones in their pockets, have the latest flat screen TV hanging on their living walls, and cars that have digital gauges that tell you when one of your tires is low on air. Before technology became so convenient and advanced, one wonders how exactly we lived before! Living a smart life is a lot more accessible than you may have thought, and it can all begin in your home. Amazon Echo Dot As the hottest tech tool on the market, the Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device* that responds in even the noisiest of environments, plays music when connected to a bluetooth speaker, controls smart home devices, provides information, and more. Small and compact, the Echo Dot is ideal for many situations, whether you’re looking to create ambiance while reading a scary story to your child, are hosting a dinner party, or roasting marshmallows while camping with friends. The FridgeCam Did you know that most households throw out approximately 40% of purchased food in their homes? With the advent of the FridgeCam, letting food go to waste will be a thing of…

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Why Use Social Media for Real Estate

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In a world where technology changes daily, it only makes sense that marketing is changing as quickly as its predecessor. You can say goodbye to direct mail, print ads, and the Yellow Pages! Today, REALTORS® and consumers are relying on social media to get the latest news. Social media is all about being “social,” telling a good story, engaging your listeners, and being honest. REALTORS® are using Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and search engine optimization techniques to market their company and listing. It’s crazy to think that a decade ago people mainly used the Internet for email and research. Now, the average person has five social media accounts and spends around 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day. Keeping that in mind, more than 175 million Americans are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have over 400 million accounts, and Snapchat has over 300 million monthly active users. Here are 4 tips to engage your audience and ensure likability on your social media platforms. 1. Be authentic This seems simple enough, but often companies try too hard to seem genuine and friendly that they come off as inauthentic and fake. Your audience does not want to read sales…

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Decorating Your Space

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Decorating your home doesn’t need to take much effort if your hobbies, personality, and taste reflect your space. Sometimes we get into a design rut when it comes to decorating our homes, but with a bit of creativity and maybe even a DIY aesthetic, you can come up with some great ideas that will help turn your house into a home. Go Green Adding plants and flowers to your indoor space can literally bring a breath of fresh air to your home and there are plenty of plants that don’t need to be tended to regularly, so you don’t have to worry about not having a green thumb. Displaying your beautiful blooms in pretty vases in the kitchen or dining table adds color and freshness to your sanctuary. Other options include growing a small indoor herb garden or adding bonsai trees to your space.   Color Riot Sometimes adding a bit of color, texture, and pattern is all it takes to amp up a room. Consider painting the walls, adding colorful throw blankets or pillows, a brightly colored couch, or accent chairs to a room. Also, curtains can lend a beautiful touch of color to a white space if you…

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How to Celebrate National Old Stuff Day

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Did you know that March 2nd is National Old Stuff Day? We didn’t either, but what better way to observe this holiday than by spring cleaning, decluttering, and donating gently use items to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. After all, your old stuff could be someone’s new treasure! Spring Cleaning After a long winter of keeping your shutters and windows closed, spring is the perfect season to open those doors, air out the house and start cleaning. Let’s face it, no one really likes to clean but it needs to be done, and if it’s done right it won’t be such a chore. Dusting off the blinds, ceiling fans, lamps, picture frames, and tables can be done in one fell swoop with a microfiber cloth or Swiffer Duster. Don’t forget to get the corners of the ceiling and windows! Take your area rugs outside and beat them before laundering or vacuuming them. Save time and money by purchasing an all-purpose multi-surface cleaner to wipe down tables, countertops, and faucets. If you’re interested in saving more money, consider making your own cleaners with ingredients you may already have at home, such as white vinegar and baking soda. The Art of…

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Where We Live Matters

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Where we live can affect our everyday health. The overall quality of the entire neighborhood can affect the air that we breathe and if it’s not a pedestrian-friendly area, going out for some exercise may not seem entirely ideal.City dwellers usually get regular exercise by walking to work and running daily errands, all which are a part of everyday city life. When you spend time outside your neighborhood, you’re more likely to get to know your neighbors, which adds to a feeling of community. Whether you are shopping for a home or looking for neighborhood ideas for when you do decide to move, here are some things to consider if a healthy neighborhood is important to you. As we all know, where we live matters. Access to Parks & Places to Play Parks are not only for folks to walk their dogs or get some exercise; they also serve as great destinations to enjoy the outdoors! The healthiest neighborhoods offer a variety when it comes to recreation and active living.  Look for neighborhoods that offer basketball courts, tennis courts, parks, fitness centers, and pools. Get to Know the Community Having trust in your entire community is important and is one…

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