BOLD Law: You Teach People How to Treat You

BOLD Law: You Teach People How to Treat You

 

 

Ever wished someone treated you differently? Maybe it was a friend who cancelled dinner plans at the last minute, or maybe a colleague took the sole credit on a task the two of you completed together. In either of the above examples, you could change the end result of hurt feelings or dissatisfaction in the future by following the BOLD Law of “You teach people how to treat you.”

The easiest way to follow this BOLD Law is by letting people know exactly what you expect of them and how you expect them to treat you. You could let your friend know that, because of your tight schedule, you need more notice if she won’t be able to meet you for dinner, and you could tell your colleague that shared work should receive shared credit.

BOLD is a Keller Williams Realty program which can be used in any aspect of your life! Learn how BOLD can teach you communication strategies to put this Law into practice and watch videos of inspirational stories of how BOLD changed people’s lives professionally and more importantly personally! Keller Williams BOLD Steps: Communication Strategies, Teach People How To Treat You

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It’s 11/11….and here’s The Top 11 Reasons You Should List Your Home During The Holidays

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The Top 11 Reasons You Should List Your Home During The Holidays

11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low!

10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year for a time convenient for you!

9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the holidays!

8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market!

7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!

6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a working week!

5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays!

3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!

2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!

And the number One reason why you should list your home during the Holidays…..

1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

Now after reading “The Top 11 Reasons You Should List Your Home During The Holidays” what are you waiting for???

Don’t miss out by waiting until the spring, list your home now and sell now!

Contact me today…and yes, I’m working all through the holiday season!!!

914.902.3220

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E Patrice Hayes, Luxury Property Specialist

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA

Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

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Keller Williams Realty Group

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Scarsdale, NY 10583

Phone: 914.902.3220

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An Important Message – The Real Estate Waiting Game Is Over

An important message from our in house lender Mortgage Master…..

The Real Estate Waiting Game Is Over

If you’re like a lot of homebuyers, you’ve probably found a comfortable spot on the sidelines of the real estate market to simply sit and watch. Who can blame you? Over the past several years, home values have decline considerably, sales volume has turned down, and mortgage rates have dropped.

There’s just one problem: none of that is true anymore. Furthermore, if you wait too long, missing out on today’s real estate opportunities could be more costly than you realize.

While, at one time, waiting out the market seemed the wisest possible play to make, the waiting game is over, and the “opportunity of a lifetime” — once characterized by cheap money and cheap homes — is clearly starting to pull out of the station.

Consider these statistics:

  • Home prices are creeping up. At the time of this writing, the median price for new homes sold in April hit $271,600, according to the Census Bureau. That’s higher than its 2006-2007 peak. April’s median home sales price for existing homes was $192,800, the National Association of Realtors reports, marking a 14-month run of consecutive year-over-year price gains. The last time that happened was from April 2005 to May 2006, at the height of the real estate boom.
  • Inventory is getting scarce. The inventory of existing home sales for April was 13.6% below April 2012’s 6.6-month supply, with current, and now only comprises a 5.2-month supply. New homes are in a similar boat, with a 4.1-month supply of homes at April’s sales pace.
  • Rates are showing signs of increasing. Over most of 2012 and the first half of 2013, the average rate on 30-year mortgages has been below the 4% mark, but that could be changing. In April, the average edged up on 4% with rates in the 3.91% to 3.98% territory, depending on the week and the lender. The last time mortgage rates were at 4% was March 2012.

But most importantly, it costs you money to wait — sometimes, lots of it. When the market starts appreciating, as it is starting to do, it is nearly impossible for your savings to keep pace with market gains.

Let’s take the median existing home as an example: If that home’s current $192,800 price tag increases by 5% over the next 12 months, its value will have gained $9,640 to hit $202,440. Will you be able to save $9,640 over a year, in addition to covering all your additional expenses? That’s a critical question you must ask yourself, because that amount of money could cut into your down payment or costs to close the loan.

Factor in an increase in mortgage rates and today’s deal could quickly elude you in just a few short months. If you are interested in purchasing a home, and don’t want today’s opportunities to escape you, now is the time to start running the numbers.

Call me today and I’d be happy to sit down with you to assess your current buying power and the financing options available to you!

Keep in mind I always offer FREE pre-approvals. If you are already working with another lender, reaching out for a second opinion is always a good idea.

* Mortgage Master is not a credit counseling or financial advisement firm and this information is for educational purposes only and is not to be taken as guidelines or guarantees to improve your credit or financial situation or eligibility to secure a home loan.

Christian G Babcock

Senior Loan Officer
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Maldives resort offers world’s first luxury ‘underwater spa’

Maldives resort offers world’s first luxury ‘underwater spa’ World’s first underwater spa in Maldives
Huvafen Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives that claims to have the world’s first underwater spa, is offering an innovative new menu of wellness packages. The spa, named ‘Lime’, has added new treatments like Lose It, Tone It; Cellulite Therapy and Stress Buster, media reported.

The spa also has above-water treatment rooms for those who would rather be pampered above sea level. The underwater treatment rooms, which took 12 months to construct, are made of a solid-cast resin to create an underwater structure that could be set in the open ocean with minimal disturbance to the ecosystem of the Maldives.

According to the hotel the resin is five inches thick and it provides infinitely better clarity than the cheaper option of laminated glass. The island nation is also home to the world’s first underwater restaurant: Ithaa at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

See more at: Post Jagran

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Weekender: Meet Designer Vern Yip Saturday at Phipps Plaza

Weekender: Meet Designer Vern Yip Saturday at Phipps Plaza

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HGTV Home Pop-Up Showroom appearance by designer Vern Yip: Come meet Yip, known for his incredible interior designs during his time on Trading Spaces at the HGTV Home Pop-Up Showroom, which runs from now until June 4. Yip will only be there this Saturday.

When: Today, Saturday May 18, 2013 at 1-4 p.m.

Where: Phipps Plaza

Cost: Free

Read more at Buckhead Patch

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Luxury Car Rental: Drive a Lamborghini For the Day

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Many car rental companies are now offering ultra high end vehicles.(Photo : Maserati)

Car rental companies have been contemplating offering high-end luxury cars recently, for those who want to convey a lifestyle or cachet with their vehicles.

Hertz launched the Prestige Collection in the U.S. in 2001, allowing clients the opportunity to choose from a selection of higher-end vehicles, such as Mercedes and BMWs.

Last year, Hertz decided to step it up, adding much higher end vehicles to their roster, such as the Ferrari F430 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo and Bentley Continental GT. These vehicles all have retail costs that are six figures.

These ultra high-end vehicles are part of Hertz’s Supercars, a program that launched an online-booking platform last year. It was introduced in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The program does not have a large collection, as the income level that would demand it is relatively small, with fewer than 200 cars on offer in total.

Hertz began adding ultra luxury cars to its luxury cars in 2011, when it added the Lotus Evora to its collections in 15 locations, mainly in airports, in Germany, Spain and the U.K.

“We wanted to gauge the appetite for luxury car hire,” Zoe White, a Hertz spokesman, told CNN. When the launch was an overwhelming success, Hertz added more to the collection.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car ran a similar business model experiment in the U.S. in 2005, when they launched their Exotic Car Collection in West Los Angeles. It included Aston Martins and Bentley convertibles. In a city that is all about image, the program was extremely successful.

Enterprise has now expanded the program to 13 additional locations across six states, with cars prominently displayed at the Los Angeles International Airport, where some customers choose to upgrade their vehicle on the spot.

“We have local customers who want to add a special touch to a big event, out-of-towners who want to enjoy their vacation in style and business travelers who use the cars to entertain big clients,” said Steve Short, the vice president of leisure business development for Enterprise.

Avis has gotten in on this aspect of the business as well.

“We found that people want to rent a luxury car in order to give the impression they are doing well for themselves,” said Kay Ceille, the managing director at AvisBudget U.K. “They want to stand out from the crowd and be taken more seriously.”

Ceille thinks that the recession is the best time to focus on luxury vehicle rentals, because in tough times, luxury rentals have increased in popularity.

Through market research, AvisBudget found that their U.K. customer base was renting vehicles from the Prestige Collection and Select Series, their vehicle fleets comprising BMWs and Jaguars, for the purpose of impressing someone else for both personal and professional reasons. They found, for example, that more than a quarter of the customers surveyed chose to upgrade before a job interview.

“For customers who want a taste of the millionaire lifestyle, it’s value for money,” said White, adding these rentals often come with perks, such as a chauffeur or airport meet-and-greet service.

These ultra luxury vehicles are still very pricey. A Mercedes SLK Sport can cost more than $200 per day and a McLaren MP4-12C can cost around $1,300.

It’s still much cheaper than buying one.

Read full article at Travelers Today

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Double luxury on the beach in Thailand

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Koh Samui continues to set the standard for private holiday villas in Southeast Asia. The island’s modest size, proliferation of protected beaches and boutique approach to tourist services have made it a hit with luxury travellers from around the world looking for a sheltered, upscale retreat.

A recent addition to the luxury villa landscape on Koh Samui is Baan Tawan Tok— an arresting two-villa residence with some unique architectural features and an appealing choice of personalised facilities. Available as a combination double-villa hideaway, providing 10 bedrooms in total, the villa suits families or groups looking to share an idyllic private holiday on Koh Samui and has therefore attracted plenty of bookings through the recent high season months.

“The owner really believes its the perfect venue for a mutli-generational get together,” said Wayne Hue, director of sales and marketing for Luxury Villas and Homes Ltd, which manages the villa. “He and his family use the property in this way and there are therefore plenty of facilities to enjoy activities together. The floodlit tennis court is really quite unique, and there are also kayaks, pool games and bikes. There are even lots of small areas to practice yoga, both outdoors and indoors.”

Thanks to its size, guests can easily strike the perfect balance at Baan Tawan Tok between personal and communal holiday pleasures, with individual villas to retreat into to complement the impressive range of appealing private facilities on offer. The exclusive beachside property also boasts stylish design features and attractive Asian influenced furnishings and decor in natural tones, which combine to create an atmosphere of relaxed tropical luxury. Read more at Property Report

E Patrice Hayes, Luxury Property Specialist

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA

Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

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