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Great Tip for Cleaning Grese off your Kitchen Cabiunets!
Cleaning Grease off cabinets
I have had a dirty little secret!
Everyone always tells me how clean my house is. It’s not really. Not since I’ve had kids. You’ve seen those cute little signs, Excuse the mess, we are busy making memories or Excuse the mess, we live here? Well that’s not really my style. In fact, my house is nothing like the clean it used to be before the kids. I’ve grown more accustomed to the mess, but so many little things tend to get over looked these days. Many people have exciting goals like running a marathon or skydiving (and I may have just become the biggest loser because I just googled Common goals people have, because I couldn’t come up with 2 good ideas), you know what I’ve always wanted? To put my house on the market and have the ad say, “Mrs. Clean lives here”. I’m not kidding, I actually told my realtor I wanted that on my add. She said, your house will sell itself. OK, she was right, but I really wanted that at the time. One thing I’ve been over-looking lately is my kitchen cabinets. I’m home cleaning today and thought, maybe today’s the day to get that grease off the cabinets. Now keep in mind, these are just the cabinets over the stove, and grease is always building up on these cabinets. I wipe down my cabinets frequently, since they are white and show any dirt, but I do tend to “overlook” these top cabinets because I never could seem to get the grime off with much success. So, get ready for some ulgy, because here is what my cabinets looked like a few minutes ago (embarrassing photos enlarged and close up for detail to follow):
So this is the top edge along the ceiling. I have those god-awful therma-foil cabinets and for lack of a better term the surface is “pockey”.
iPhone Tip: Custom Vibrations
Did you know you could create custom vibration alerts with the iPhone and associate them with contacts? It’s true. Most people had no idea this feature rolled out way back with iOS 5. It’s part of their accessibility package, included with the phone’s software.
Why use custom vibrations? One handy use for the function is associating a custom vibration with only urgent contacts. Your wife, your kids, or even a high-profile client could merit a custom vibration.
With custom vibrations, you can keep your phone on silent but not interrupt the flow of a meeting or conversation to check your screen if you’re receiving an urgent call. When you feel the custom vibration, simply excuse yourself to handle the call.
You can choose from default “custom” vibrations, or even use Apple’s interface to tap out your own.
For complete instructions, check out this post on PC World:
Read more: http://www.tuesdaytactics.com/iphone-tip-custom-vibrations/#ixzz2SjYzxSTN
CENTURY 21 Revs Up Marketing With IndyCar
CENTURY 21 Real Estate is proud to announce it will take its CENTURY 21 Agents: Smarter. Bolder. Faster® campaign to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when it will team up with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR)
. CENTURY 21 will serve as the primary sponsor for IZOD IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden’s car in the Indianapolis 500.
SFHR co-owner Sarah Fisher joined CENTURY 21 System members in Las Vegas at Global Conference to unveil the car design for the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Newgarden’s Dallara/Honda/Firestone car will forgo its traditional No. 67 in favor of No. 21, the world’s largest real estate sales organization’s signature number, for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
The No. 21 CENTURY 21 Dallara/Honda/Firestone car will debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 12, when the track opens for practice. The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 26, and be broadcast on ABC television.
“Our sponsorship of the No. 21 car in the Indianapolis 500 provides another outstanding opportunity to highlight our Smarter. Bolder. Faster. campaign,” said Bev Thorne, chief marketing officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “Whether it’s the Super Bowl, the Olympics, U.S. Soccer, or the Indy 500, we want to showcase the capabilities of our sales professionals in front of the largest audience possible.”
The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest single-day annual sporting event with more than 300,000 people in attendance each year.
“Being part of a team that brings new partners to IndyCar is an honor for us here at SFHR,” said Fisher. “We are very proud to represent such a strong brand whose household name resonates well beyond their industry. It will be a “Smarter. Bolder. Faster.” Indy 500 for us painted in the CENTURY 21 colors.”
The CENTURY 21 marketing campaign is a perfect fit for Newgarden, who as a 21-year old rookie turned heads at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2012 by topping the speed charts on multiple practice days.
Century 21 held it's Global Convention this past week ( March 11-15th) in Las Vages, NV.
Gerrie Andolina was honored as the #5 agent in the Century 21 system. See Gerrie go up on stage at the national convention & get her award! Very Cool!
Eric Winklhofer Broker/Owner of Century 21 Winklhofer was in attendance. Winklhofer said, It was an honor to be here and see Gerrie up on stage for the 12th time in a row. Gerrie and her staff work extremely hard to make sure her clients get the best service possible.
Century 21 Winklhofer was also honored with the Gold Medallion & Quality Service Pinnacle awards for outstanding sales & service.
CENTURY 21 brand welcomed System members from across the globe to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for this year’s Global Conference.
The afternoon kicked off with the first General Session, held at Planet Hollywood Live.
The theme of this year’s conference is, “It’s Our Time.” The General Session MC got the crowd warmed up and ready to begin a great week.
First to take the stage was President and CEO Rick Davidson. Rick shared the tremendous progress the brand has made toward the goal of being the global leader in real estate transactions. In 2012 CENTURY 21 added 9,800 new System members and productivity was up 18 percent. In total, the CENTURY 21 System closed 390,391 transactions. Additionally, CENTURY 21 commercial sales were up 33 percent, year over year.
Rick also emphasized the importance of the brand’s global presence. He asked the audience, “Have you ever thought about the fact that the sun never sets on CENTURY 21? Around the world, every hour of the day, a CENTURY 21 agent is a helping a client.” What an amazing way to think about it!
There were some great Keynote Speakers such as Mike Ferry, Brian Buffini, Alison Lavine & more!
Alison Levine an American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer, and entrepreneur. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010 at age 44, she completed the Adventure Grand Slamby reaching the summit of Mt. Everest! Great presentation!
Century 21 - Social Media How-To: Using Linkedin
Today in the 10th and final installment of the CENTURY 21 Social Media How-To Video Serieswe’re talking about how to use Linkedin. With over 120 million members, Linkedin is a great place to stay in touch with clients to increase referral opportunities and repeat business.
Linkedin is also an excellent way to manage your online reputation by having a profile that lists all of your professional experience, demonstrates your areas of expertise and highlights endorsements from clients and vendors.
In this video you’ll learn how to:
Sign up (for free!)
Fill out your profile
Showcase client recommendations
Find others you know by uploading your contacts
Join relevant professional groups for exposure
For everything you need to know to get started, watch the full video here:
Social Media How-To: Facebook Timeline
In the eighth installment of the CENTURY 21 Social Media How-To Video Series, we take a look at how to utilize Facebook’s new timeline layout to maximize your engagement with your Facebook community. Timeline is designed to put users’ experiences into chronological order. You can even add milestones to your timeline for 30, 40 or 50 years ago.
A few points about Facebook’s timeline layout:
Make the most of the cover photo
– This large piece of visual real estate is something complete new to Facebook. You no longer have just your profile photo, you have a much bigger space to express yourself. Update this photo often, but be aware, Facebook does not allow cover photos to include price or purchase information, contact information of a call to action.
– The timeline layout lends itself to highly visual posts. Visitors to your timeline want quick, snack size bites of information when they scroll down your page. Keep your posts short and be sure to attach a compelling image.
– Timeline introduces a new featured called “pinned posts” in which you can pin a status update to the top of your timeline for seven days. Save this for really important information you want to be sure your fans see.
– You can now highlight a post to make it extend across both columns of the Facebook timeline. After you publish your status update, press the star image above the post to extend it across the page. Save the highlighted posts for your most visually appealing content.
To learn more about Facebook timeline watch the full video here:
Real Estate Reads Of The Week
on December 21st, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Each Friday we share with you the must-read, real estate news of the week. We’ve got everything you need to know to stay on top of breaking industry news and trends.
Refill your coffee and get reading!
“How To Tell A Great Real Estate Story”
This week Emily Gitter, editor of the Wall Street Journal’s real estate section “Mansion” shared with Inman News her tips for telling a show stopping real estate story. For those creating content for blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and more, Gitter suggest keeping your content fun, lighthearted, entertaining and visually appealing. Continue reading . . .
“10 Ways To Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling”
While many of us are preparing to host friends and family for the holidays these next few days, just as many people are hitting the road to visit their families elsewhere. Before you leave home for a week, use this list from Houzz to make sure your home is safe, sound and cared for while you’re away celebrating.Continue reading . . .
“Existing Home Sales Are At Highest Level in Four Years”
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, rising 5.9 percent for the month, spiking 14.5 percent compared to November 2011. NAR reports that sales are at the highest level since November 2009. This is great news for the market! Continue reading . . .
Smartphone photography is in, now what?
Most small businesses have heard by now that the visual web has entrenched the globe, and that consumers prefer the efficiency of scrolling through images rather than reading walls of text. Big surprise, right? So, many professionals have responded by hopping onto Instagram and the like, and have even been smart enough to push their photos from their photo apps to their social networks, to show how personable they are.
But then what? Yes, professionals should be commenting on other users’ photographs and building a general sense of community, but there are so many more possibilities with smartphone photography than just Instagram and liking. Have you considered adding your photos to your blog and making them interactive? Have you considered that you can get better at smartphone photography and that apps exist to help, and that apps exist that allow you to immediately share photos with friends around you? Have you considered broadcasting live to Facebook, or perhaps using your existing photos to create a collage?
Smartphone photography isn’t just about funky filters, nor is it about sharing pictures of your cat on Facebook (although let’s face it, that’s awesome), no, you’re a legitimate business person that is looking for ways to stand out, and the tools to do just that are right under your nose. Consumers want images over text, so why not give them a polished version and keep the interacting with your brand? Here are 8 ways to do just that:
Cinemagraphs: make your website memorable with moving images
Fotor: photo editor influenced by Windows 8 and Instagram
PicMonkey’s drag and drop collage feature is drop dead simple
Apps that help improve your smartphone photography
Flock automatically shares your photos among friends you are with
Free, simple ways to make animated gifs
Make your website ultra sticky with interactive photo tagging
Color app broadcasts live from your phone to Facebook