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Get a Better Night’s Sleep with These Luxury Mattresses

Apr 25, 2019 by

We spend one third of our lives in bed, which means having a great mattress is well-worth the investment. After all, nothing beats the rejuvenation that comes with a good night’s sleep and leaves you ready to tackle the day.

Before lugging your old mattress to your new home, perhaps it’s time to upgrade your sleeping situation. For the ultimate beauty sleep, these are the best mattresses that money can buy!

Vividius by Hästens

For a truly no-expense-spared sleeping experience, the Vividius mattress from Hästens is widely touted as the world’s most luxurious (and very likely most expensive) mattress. Requiring a team of craftsmen 320 hours to build, the Vividius is constructed with the finest materials, including a pinewood frame, steel springs, soundproof flax, and a horsehair lining. Of course, each mattress from the Swedish manufacturer is custom made, so you’ll work with a sleep consultant to ensure the finished product is the perfect bed for you.

Beyond Luxury by Kluft

The name says it all, as the term “luxury” simply doesn’t suffice for this mattress. Inside, you’ll find a 2,050-spring count and layer upon layer of natural materials, like cashmere, horsetail, Joma wool, and organic cotton that leave you feeling like you’re floating on a cloud.

Casper Wave

In the recently emerged online-mattress industry, the Casper Wave is in a league of its own, with temperature regulation, five layers of foam, and a velvety soft top layer. The Wave offers unprecedented ergonomic support at 33 key points and has been endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. For an improved sleep rhythm, Casper’s new Glow Light is another product to get excited about.

No. 2 by Savoir

Since it first appeared in the Savoy Hotel in 1905, the No. 2 has become as much of a status symbol as it is a mattress. Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, and many others have chosen to sleep on the No. 2, though in recent years it’s been updated with a topper filled with horse tail hair for a final layer of comfort.

Dux 8008 by Duxiana

The Dux 8008 is perhaps the most customizable luxury mattress, with six individual comfort zones for you and your partner to adjust to different levels of firmness for optimal sleep. Designed for catching z’s while keeping your spine in line, the Dux is found in 5-star hotels around the world, from The Langham in New York City to the Nobis Hotel Copenhagen.

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How to Prep a Yard for Spring Buying: 5 Tips

Apr 25, 2019 by

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By Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

As the spring selling season kicks into high gear, real estate and staging professionals can help their clients enhance their listings by creating an outdoor space that is attractive to buyers. The family yard not only can expand living space, it also reconnects families and pets with nature and provides a natural setting to reduce stress, improve memory, boost mood, among many other benefits.

Here are five points to consider:

1. Understand potential buyers’ lifestyle needs.
Determine how a potential buyer might use the yard, then plant accordingly. Does the yard need more shade for hot summer days? Is it lacking a grassy area for kids and pets to play?

2. Know the climate zone.
Help your clients select climate-appropriate plants that will thrive with minimal input. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map indicates which grasses, shrubs, and trees are most likely to succeed in a specific location.

3. Plant for pets.
More families are including pets in their lives so consider animal’s needs when planting. Hardy grass withstands pet traffic. Soft, yet sturdy, foliage is a good choice for heavily-trafficked areas. See which plants are dangerous to pets by downloading the ASPCA’s list of poisonous plants.

Photo Courtesy: OPEI

4. Attract pollinators & wildlife.
The home habitat is also vital for pollinators (bees, butterflies, and birds) and other wildlife that rely on backyard plants for food and shelter. Planting climate-appropriate, pollen-rich flowers will help nourish pollinators, while creating a vibrant outdoor scene buyers will appreciate.

5. Stage the outdoors.

Showcase how the space will be used, including setting outdoor tables, having a barbecue grill set up, and other touches that show people can “live” in the space.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kris Kiser is the president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the OPEI Education and Research Foundation. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program, TurfMutt.com. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces.

 


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Stop Buying Leads, Start Building a Business

Apr 24, 2019 by

Agents and brokers today are inundated with online lead options, social media products and predators using real estate data to sell leads back to them. When looking into your P&L and evaluating the value of a client, it’s easy to justify buying leads. When looking into the success of multiple coaching clients, there’s a thread that’s worth our focus.

The best ROI on any lead source is the business that comes as a result of a relationship. Relationships are the key to success in all ventures, especially real estate. The lifetime value of a client is in excess of $ 75,000 in net income to the agent who has a plan, stays in touch and provides value through the life of the client.

Here are seven key steps to elevate your relationships and increase your net profit by focusing on your No. 1 asset.

  1. Make a small investment into your real estate CRM. I recommend Realvolve due to its ability to manage teams and put intelligence into workflows and action plans, all of which separates their technology from the competition.
  1. Categorize your names with intelligence. Options include:
  • Top 50
  • Past Client
  • Buyer
  • Referral
  • Seller
  • Investor
  • Lead Source
  1. Take copious notes on every conversation. This is critical for knowing what you said, as well as protecting yourself when there’s a different perspective on what was said or done.
  1. Focus on the Top 50. Most agents have anywhere from 200 to as many as 10,000 people in their database, so it’s critical to create a special list of the Top 50 who are most likely to send you one referral per year. Set a plan to have at least one personal touch with each of your Top 50 every month.
  1. Build for events. These events can be as simple as a backyard barbecue or as elaborate as renting out a theater and hosting a movie night. When you put on an event, it allows you to stay at the front of the mind of your important relationships without an attempt to sell them something.
  1. Refer business to your Top 50. Zig Ziglar always said that, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” If you want more referrals, then give more referrals.
  1. Focus on the relationship, not on the sale. People do business with people they like and trust. You build trust by being sincerely interested in them and their needs, while also respecting their timing. If someone isn’t ready to move, they’re still valuable to you if you care enough about them to respect that and provide value to them for their current situation.

Relationships are the cure to lack of profitability in any business. If you focus on the relationship, your business will grow, your profit will increase and you will find more joy in your journey.

For a free copy of my eBook “86-50-1: How to Close 86 Transactions Working With 50 People Just One Hour a Day,” visit WorkmanSuccessSystems.com/86501ebook.

Verl Workman is the founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems (385-282-7112), an international speaking, consulting and coaching company that specializes in performance coaching and building successful power agents and teams. Contact him at Verl@WorkmanSuccessSystems.com.

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How to Prep a Yard for Spring Buying: 5 Tips

Apr 24, 2019 by

Photo Courtesy: OPEI

By Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

As the spring selling season kicks into high gear, real estate and staging professionals can help their clients enhance their listings by creating an outdoor space that is attractive to buyers. The family yard not only can expand living space, it also reconnects families and pets with nature and provides a natural setting to reduce stress, improve memory, boost mood, among many other benefits.

Here are five points to consider:

1. Understand potential buyers’ lifestyle needs.
Determine how a potential buyer might use the yard, then plant accordingly. Does the yard need more shade for hot summer days? Is it lacking a grassy area for kids and pets to play?

2. Know the climate zone.
Help your clients select climate-appropriate plants that will thrive with minimal input. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map indicates which grasses, shrubs, and trees are most likely to succeed in a specific location.

3. Plant for pets.
More families are including pets in their lives so consider animal’s needs when planting. Hardy grass withstands pet traffic. Soft, yet sturdy, foliage is a good choice for heavily-trafficked areas. See which plants are dangerous to pets by downloading the ASPCA’s list of poisonous plants.

Photo Courtesy: OPEI

4. Attract pollinators & wildlife.
The home habitat is also vital for pollinators (bees, butterflies, and birds) and other wildlife that rely on backyard plants for food and shelter. Planting climate-appropriate, pollen-rich flowers will help nourish pollinators, while creating a vibrant outdoor scene buyers will appreciate.

5. Stage the outdoors.

Showcase how the space will be used, including setting outdoor tables, having a barbecue grill set up, and other touches that show people can “live” in the space.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kris Kiser is the president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the OPEI Education and Research Foundation. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program, TurfMutt.com. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces.

 


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