Archive | November 2015

4 Simple Tips to Convert your Home into a Spa

Before you decide to spend hundreds to thousands of pesos on a spa treatment, you better think twice or thrice about it. Ok, let’s admit! A lot of us here already know that it is possible to convert an Alveo Condo Makati or any other condo units that you have, but don’t have any idea at all on how they are going to do the renovation or the transformation from a home into a spa.

Some of you might have to think that converting a home into a spa is a hassle and expensive thing to do. However, if you just have an idea and know the basic things you need to do for you to achieve your desired spa, you will eventually realize that converting a home into a spa is not as hard as you think it is. Well, of course, you also have to take some extra measures for you to make sure that you can pull it off.

For those people who wants to do and make an extra income yet don’t know what to do, then below are some tips you can follow. Of course, these tips below are simple yet effective if you know how to do it properly and effectively.

1. Know your theme

There will always be a particular theme in every spa. Well, it doesn’t matter what kind of theme you have chosen, for as long as it fits perfectly on the ambiance that you want to have, and then you might as well choose that kind of theme. There are a lot of themes you can choose. There are some spa owners who want to have an atmosphere of a jolly yet relaxing ambiance while there are also some owners who want to make their customer feel calm and at ease all throughout the spa session.

When you have found your theme that match your style, then doing your task would be easier for you to accomplish, since the ambiance of the place also helps you motivate in doing your respective work. And of course, it can also make your customer satisfied and happy with the services that you have.

2. Choose a scent

Choosing the right scent for your spa is one of the crucial things for you to decide. Of course, the scent that you have chosen can also create and gives an easing factor to your customers. However, there are customers that are allergic to any scents. That is why; it is also your duty to know what kind of scents that is not that strong and not that sweet. Well, most of the spa owners usually choose mild scents for them to make sure that any customer can appreciate it.

Moreover, scents are not just about scents. The aroma that you can smell also gives you a satisfying factor to make you feel good. Of course, there are also a lot of scents that you can choose such as green tea, citrus, or bamboo scents. These scents can help you unwind and let you drift into a state of relaxation. If you choose the right scent, then you can achieve the desired ambiance of your spa.

3. Choose a relaxing music

One of the reasons why people go to the spa is that they want to feel relax from a stressful and tiring work. And another thing that can help them feel relax is through a good and relaxing music for them to hear. Of course, good music also has a therapeutic effect when one tries to listen and internalize the rhythm of it.

Moreover, there are some studies states that peaceful beats can help ease tension while encouraging a relaxing feeling after a long day at work or at school. Also, you have to expect that when there is a good music, you want to go to sleep. And mind you, the feeling is good.

4. Stock up on home spa essentials

One of the many things you should not forget to do is stocking up some home spa essentials on your storage. It is not a wise thing to do when you run out of supplies for you clients. Of course, you don’t want to make your client wait and feel irritated due to long waiting, right? However, if you have plenty of spa essentials on your storage, then there is no reason for you not to serve your customers properly.

Moreover, do you know that your home spa essentials can be as part of your decoration on your spa? Of course, these kinds of things will also add beauty and a spa ambiance to your place. Well, you also have to make sure that the materials are properly arranged to look good.

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False: What You Think About Real Estate is Not True

 

Ok, let’s admit! Not all of us here understand what real estate is all about. Or even some of you here know about real estate simply as lands and properties. Well, if you don’t have any plan on investing in a property, then you might not be interested in knowing and understanding the real meaning of the real estate. However, even if you don’t have any interest in it at all, it is still to your advantage if you know about real estates. And that includes knowing what statements are true and what are not.

 

When a homebuyer tends to have a misconception about real estates, it makes them hesitant to get into the home-buying or selling game. Of course, it will be their loose when they don’t have any idea about it at all. Moreover, it will not hurt your effort and time knowing the misconceptions that people needs to stop thinking.

Well, if you are one of those people who are interested knowing what’s true and what’s not. Then below are some examples of misconceptions most people think.

False: You don’t need a real estate agent to buy a home now that all the information is online.

It may be true that there are hundreds to thousands of information that you can search online. But how sure are you that all the information online are all true? Or how sure are you that their advice is also applicable on your end? Well, the information you can get online is one of the common things and situations that usually happen when investing in a real estate property, but it doesn’t mean that you will also experience those exact situations. Even if you already know something about real estate investments, it is a good advice that you still need a real estate agent to help you with all your queries.

You might think that hiring a real estate agent is another fee to pay. Well, as a home investor, you should not mind the fees for as long as you don’t commit major mistakes when it comes to the process of investing. Moreover, hiring a professional is also one way to lessen a stressful investment.

False: you need 20 percent down to buy a home

When you believe this kind of misconception, there are many people who want to be homeowners are burdened with a huge amount of loans. Some of them even use credit cards and other kinds of loans just to have their dream house. However, if you just knew that paying a down payment is not that expensive, then there will be a lot of aspiring homeowners who are now owning their home.

When it comes to the down payment, it is already possible to get a loan with as little as three percent down. You don’t need to worry about where and how you can get that kind of amount since I’m sure you can reach the amount of the down payment.

False: My home’s value is whatever the appraiser says it is

Nope, definitely not! The value of your home is determined by what willing and able buyers and sellers agree on in an open market and arm’s length transaction. Moreover, the value of your home is also determined by how you make it more appealing to your buyers such as upgrading your home with the views, finishes, fixtures or neighborhood specifications.

Moreover, the seller has all the rights to decide on the value of their home. If the sellers decide that it is going to be a fixed price, then it’s is the price. Again, it will also depend on the deal between the seller and the buyer.

False: You don’t need to have an open house¬†

This is one of the most common misconceptions aspirant homeowners think. Perhaps, they think that if they can just see the house in the photos, then it is going to be ok since it is still the actual image. But don’t you know that it is in an open house that you can decide whether you are going to pursue the investments or not? Well, perhaps, you can observe that there are some damages in the house.

As a homebuyer, if you don’t want to have any regrets later on, then it is your duty to insist to the seller that you will be going to have an open house. Of course, don’t ever buy a home if you still can see the actual property.

Moving Mistakes: What Not To Do When Moving

Whether you realize it or not, there is more to a successful move than merely moving your things out of your house. Even if you are moving across the town or in Abreeza Residences, it takes a big process. It requires careful planning, budgeting, and a good strategy to successful move your belongings. Overlooking these simple factors may lead to a disaster and headaches. And I’m sure you don’t want that to happen, right?

Some of you here don’t want to move to a new home since it’s a hassle thing to do. Yes, indeed it is! Especially when you don’t know anything about moving things, it would be hard on your part. However, if you just know simple techniques on how you can effectively and successfully move things, and without committing these commonly made mistakes, you will have no problem when it comes to moving.

Not planning your move

Deciding to move out impulsively would mean trouble. Perhaps, some of you here decided to move out due to unwanted situations and wants to move out immediately without knowing what to do and where to go. If you do such thing, make sure that there will be someone where you can temporarily stay.

But I’ll tell you, it is not a wise decision. When you are going to decide to move out, you have to make sure that you plan it ahead of time. It is for you to have enough and ample time to prepare, think and decide on where and what kind of property you are going to move in. With that, it will be less hassle thing for you to do.

 Hiring a less than reputable mover

When you have a lot of things to move out, it is best for you to hire movers. However, you also must be careful when it comes to hiring and choosing one since there are movers that are not professionals and might cause damage to your expensive and valuable things. Yes, hiring professional movers might be expensive, but it is better than having a lot of damages on your belongings.

Not getting an estimate

Do you know that moving can also be costly? Yes, even if you are spending a little amount of money, however, it is still counted as your expensive. And don’t forget to count the fees of the professional movers; you also have to pay them for their service. If you decide to move, you have to make sure that you have enough budget for the move. If you don’t have any, then it might be one of your financial headaches later on. Again, if you are going to hire professional movers, don’t settle for less to avoid unwanted damages. That also means you have to pay their standard moving fee.

Packing too much stuff

If you think that there are certain things that are not used to you, then you better leave it behind. Don’t pack too much stuff; it will only create a mess in your new home. If you think that you have appliances that are totally no use to you at all, then it is up to you whether you are going to throw it away, leave it behind, or give it to your neighbour. Who knows, they can still make use of it than you do.

Packing the day before

If you think packing is an easy task to do, then you better think again. And if you think that packing would only take half a day, or you are just going to pack merely just for the sake of packing, and then you better stop. If you don’t want to have any hassles and headaches and all, you better pack your things properly. You have to make sure that you have packed them separately to avoid confusions on where and what kind of box did you put your kitchen utensils. Moreover, when you pack, you have to make sure to labelled or name what is inside. With that, it will be easier for you to search your things when you need them.

Not having your new home ready in time

Do not move if your new home is not ready for occupancy. It is not a wise decision to do so. If you think that there is still a need to clean your new home, then you have to do it before moving in. With that, it will be much easier for you to unpack when the things or spaces inside are all set and ready for other things.

Simply knowing these techniques would not be enough, you have to you know the basic steps/process, for you to achieve your desired outcome. Of course, if you do, then you will have an effective and successful move.

Deserted Real Estate Listing? Revive it With These 4 Simple and Effective Steps

Yes, you have successfully put your property in the real estate listing, but how sure are you that homebuyers can immediately notice it? Do you know that not all home sellers are successful in selling their homes because most buyers were not able to notice their property? Whether you have a home in Manila properties, home buyers will definitely be interested in it if they have just noticed your listings.

The presence of your property online is one of the very important aspects for you to consider in order for you to achieve the desired outcome. Moreover, you have to make sure that your listings should stand out from the other real estate listings. But sometimes, we just can avoid having our property list at the bottom of the line. That is why, homebuyers will not notice your property at all.

If you are one of those home sellers who have a deserted real estate listing, it is your duty to revive it and make it on the top rank than the others. Of course, there will be competition in the world of real estate listings, and you also have to be competitive for you to survive.

1. Provide new and more comprehensive information

You can’t deny that there will be a lot of properties that are newer than yours, or more suitable to the homebuyer’s lifestyle than yours. That is why, it is also your duty to make some changes on your information. Make it tempting enough for your potential home buyer will engage on your property. If there are some changes that you have made in your home, then you also have to site or include it on the details that you have made.

Moreover, in order for your listing to stand out, you also have to include writing detailed and quality descriptions and include keywords that are commonly used when such properties are searched for online.

2. Take new photos

The photos are also one of the most important factors for you to include. Without it, it is impossible for your potential clients to appreciate your property. Of course, take a good angle on your photos. If you think that that particular angle is appealing, then include it. You also have to sell your home through pictures. The pictures are there to know whether your property is suitable for their lifestyle or not.

With a good angle, you can already engage your potential buyer through pictures. And if you have a good picture, homebuyers will most likely be interested in it.

3. Staging to increase appeal

One of the many ways you can increase the appeal of your listings is through staging a property. That means you have to transform a home for you to increase its saleability. Well, you can include simple yet elegant furnishings like neutral couches, tables and chairs, or anything that can add appeal. With that, buyers can imagine how the spaces would look like when they are going to put their own belongings.

Also, if you are going to stage your property, more and more home buyers are going to be interested in investing in your home.

4. Reduce the price

Whether you agree with me on this or not, the price of your home will be the deciding factor of most homebuyers. If they think that it is still too expensive for them, then they might decline your offer. Of course, they will not buy or invest in a property impulsively. One way or another, the price of a property is one of the things most homebuyers need to consider.

Well, if you think that your real estate listing is already deserted, then it is your duty to revive it in order for you to have a potential buyer. When you do, you will eventually realize that it is not late to make some changes after all.