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Use These 4 Tips To Make Your Small Kitchen Seem More Spacious

Use These 4 Tips To Make Your Small Kitchen Seem More Spacious

Whether you’re in the confines of apartment-land or moving to a smaller home, making the most of a small space is a recurring theme. Especially within the world of year-long leases, you’re hard-pressed to find a kitchen with much more than a single block of counter-space, one that comes with great clé subway tile backsplash. Not to mention the rise of micro-studios that don’t have more than a kitchenette! We’ve gathered four tips we’ve found useful for navigating the trials of small spaces.

What Can Go On The Wall?

This is the best tool we’ve found for creating more space in a cozier kitchen. Taking the time to build a few shelves, racks, and hooks into the walls of your space will eliminate an immense amount of clutter from your limited drawer, and existing shelf space, if you are not feeling creative to do it yourself you can always find a tradesman to help you. Organization is a key component to this mentality. More organization of things in a small space equals significantly less physical and visual clutter.

What Can Just, Go?

Don’t overstuff your small room that requires space for regular movement! If you’re moving into an apartment, or from a larger home to a smaller one, think about everything that can go. Keeping a minimal, yet effective collection of cookware or even lavatory supplies will maximize space definitely. If it’s your personal kitchen, narrow it down to two of everything! (Followed the best kitchen design at https://kitchendesignperth.com.au/)Two of every silverware, plate, bowl, dish, so that you always have a clean one in rotation. Though it requires slightly more regular maintenance, minimizing the amount of stuff you’re trying to cram into a smaller space, try not to have way to much ornaments on the floor, they can take away the beauty of it, try using one of these rugs for sale which will give the space a great unique feeling without doing much effort. 

No Dishwasher? No Countertop? Customize!

A huge complaint from younger tenants in older buildings is the lack of a dishwasher. A lot of the time an older apartment building, or home won’t come equipped with even a pull-down sprayer on the kitchen sink. You can change this! Installing a pull-down sprayer with two different spray settings can make the chore of doing your dishes by hand much less of a woe. Just make sure to swap it back out before you move to not violate any rental agreements!

If you have space for something more drastic, there are several portable dishwashers that come in all sizes from countertop models to butcher-block-top styles that can double as counter space! These nifty things need not much more than a sink and an outlet to plug into to get your dishes squeaky clean.

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Dispelling 5 Myths About Real Estate To New Agents

Dispelling 5 Myths About Real Estate To New Agents

In the world of real estate, you find yourself running into a lot of armchair experts. With the endless facets of the internet, a little research makes a professional in the eyes of many adults. The same could be said of countless new real estate agents entering the field. Unsubstantiated expectations and assumptions about this career often make-or-break new agents. For this reason, we’ve lined up five myths about this career that we feel need immediate dispelling. They also use mitochondria supplement for more energy and power.

Get-Rich-Quick

A pitfall many new agents fall into is the belief that this line of work is the fast-track to riches galore. Not necessarily true. When you’re a professional of the real estate variety, you put the needs of your clients well-above your own. This means when preparing, and selling a home, often there are costs that you’ll have to pay out of pocket. Coming into the world of real estate with a small savings account and a get-rich-quick mentality can lead to a real-quick failure.

Flip Every House

Though reality television has given the impression that flipping houses like a madman is the secret to financial success—they’re wrong. True value and profit come from renting a home out to tenants for a long period of time. Holding on to a piece of property while tenants are literally working to pay-off your mortgage until the market is in the right place is probably the smartest move. More often than not those that sold a house over a decade or two ago experience severe “seller’s remorse.”

Being A Landlord Is A Full-Time Job

In the past having to collect rent, find and screen tenants, and handle maintenance was admittedly pretty demanding work. But with the wonderful innovations of the internet and software, most of these processes can be handled from the convenience of your home. This means people are now able to maintain the position of landlord across several homes, at either part or full-time.

Non-Traditional Work Schedule

Any job that you don’t clock in to typically requires as much from you as you’re able to give. Just because you walk, and talk like a real estate agent doesn’t mean you’re putting in the extra hours. Working a job that has something you could be doing towards it at all times can be daunting. Planning out specific times throughout your day devoted to sending emails, grinding towards making your first million dollars. Ironclad accountability and drive are the keys to success in finding the right groove of working non-traditional hours to build your business.

The Market Is Always Booming

The real estate market fluctuates, greatly. It’s operating both cyclically, and seasonally. When it’s good, it’s very good, and when it’s bad…you get the idea. Undeniably it will be slow in Q1 and Q3, and hot in Q2 and Q4. The biggest misconception about the real estate market is that anything can happen fast; it’s all slow. 

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Where You Should Look To Find Real Estate Investments

Where You Should Look To Find Real Estate Investments

Nobody said that real estate would be easy. Very few people actually become wealthy and even less become rich from their investments. The overwhelming majority of agents don’t end up with piles of cash. In order to become successful as an agent or investor, one of the most important things they have to know is where to look in the first place.

Where To Find Real Estate Investments

 Search MLS
 Add them to a Cart to Follow
 Add in Pending Statuses

Where You Should Look To Find Real Estate Investments

 Newspaper

 Craigslist
 Backpage.com
 Zillow.com
 And Check the Make Me Move

Where You Should Look To Find Real Estate Investments
 Foreclosure Auction – Court House steps
 REO Auction
 Auction.com, Homesearch.com, HudsonandMarshall.com,
Realitybid.com, etc.
 Driving through neighborhoods
 It’s the POS with the tall grass
 Write down the address and check tax records for ownership

Where You Should Look To Find Real Estate Investments

 For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
 Property Owned Free and Clear
 Non-Owner Occupied Properties
 Probate Filings
 Divorce Filings
 Estate Sales
 Investment Classes, Group, Clubs
 Investment Partnerships
 You could be the talent or the capital
 Garage Sales
 Open Houses

Where You Should Look To Find Real Estate Investments

 Permit or Development Applications
 And the expired ones (gold mine)
 Circle Prospecting around an existing deal or wanted neighborhood
 Bird Dogs
 Usually want a %, flat fee and or assignment fee.

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How To Maximize Facebook In 2018

How To Maximize Facebook In 2018

The Keller Williams team is an award-winning company that has established itself as one of the premier real estate brands in the world. Their company provides agents all across the world with educational content meant to support people and companies all over. They recently shared an article about maximizing Facebook in 2018, which you should read at the bottom of this article. For now, check out the video below and make sure to take some notes. Facebook and social media is always changing and it is especially important to stay on top of all trends.

Related Keller Williams Social Media Training:

Facebook Lead Generation Strategies For Real Estate Agents

Social Media Strategy For Building Your Online Real Estate Presence

How To Generate Real Estate Business Through Social Media 

Build A Successful Real Estate Business Through The Power of Social Media

Social Media Lead Generation Strategy For Real Estate Agents 

How To Generate Real Estate Leads Online

An Online Content Marketing Strategy For Real Estate Agents

As a result of feedback from Facebook users, who started to complain that their newsfeeds were being flooded with information and advertisements from businesses and brands, Facebook recently decided to make extensive changes to their social media platform and the algorithms that dictate, who and what,  you as a Facebook user sees on your news feed.  Facebook has decided to change their goal as a social media platform, from finding relevant content to helping its users find more meaningful social interactions.  As of result of these recent changes, Facebook will start showing less public content, including videos and other posts from publishers and businesses.  Bottom line, Facebook is going to stop showing posts that simply do not drive any engagement or meaningful conversations with its users.

As a result of these recent changes on Facebook, the real estate agents that can adapt and change their Facebook strategy to create these meaningful conversations and engagements, can truly create a competitive advantage for their real estate business on Facebook.  In this powerful real estate agent social media training class from Brent Cramp, Keller Williams Mega Agent and real estate social media guru, Brent teaches Keller Williams real estate agents his ‘Ugh…Facebook!’ class, which empowers KW agents on how to stay ahead of these changes to Facebook and truly maximize the social media platform to grow their real estate businesses.  If you truly want to learn how to leverage Facebook at the highest level and adapt your social media strategy to make sure you create the highest engagement on Facebook to generate the best ROI for your time and marketing dollars for your real estate business, the information shared in Brent’s class is invaluable.” – Aaron Kaufman

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Learn About Work-Life Balance With Arianna Huffington & Gary V

Learn About Work-Life Balance With Arianna Huffington & Gary V

Watch and listen to Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post, and Gary Vaynerchuk discuss their thoughts on work-life balance. Talking through tough questions such as “Can you work hard without burning out? and Is being burned out the price of success?”, this episode of The Point is a must watch for all agents who are struggling with some form of work-life balance.

For many people, work-life balance, or a lack of, can create issues in other areas of people’s lives. A poorly balanced personal life can do serious damage to work relationships and is known to stifle creativity. Vaynerchuk and Arianna Huffington share tips for avoiding burnout and taking “Thrive Days” to increase productivity. Watch below and soak in their wisdom.

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