Friday, May 20, 2016

5 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Have you ever visited a home where bad odor lingers in the air? Or have you ever experience feeling uncomfortable due to dullness and lifelessness of the place – definitely not a good feeling, right? Of course, who would want to stay in such a place? However, it is undeniable that there are still homes out there that don't have a pleasant smell. Perhaps, it is because of their pets that were not taken care of properly. Or some dirty dishes that were not washed immediately. If you are not keen enough when it comes to the sanitary of your home, it will definitely create a foul smell.

Basically, we all want to live a healthy lifestyle at home. That means, we also have to make sure that there will be no foul smell that would linger in the place. And if you think that there are just some things that can cause the foul smell, then you better find a way where you can control it. It doesn't matter if you are living in any condos near Makati, having an amazing smell on your home is now within your reach. Here's how:

1. Light a candle

One of the things most homeowners do when they feel like their home is having a foul smell, they would light a candle. Perhaps, you can use a scented candle to make sure that the smell would be gone completely. Candles can give you a fresher smell especially when you add a few drops of an essential oil to the mix to make it more scented. And to make it more appealing, you can definitely use a mason jar or jam jars to hold your candles.

2. Simmer some spices

If you think that spices are used only in the kitchen, then you better think again. You can definitely use some spices to make your home smell good. Well, all you have to do is to simmer them in a small pot of water on your stove. And once your home smells all warm and you can now smell the spices, then you can already turn the stove off. After which, you can let them dry and you can also use them a few more times before they lose their fragrance.

3. Enlist your slow cooker

If you don't want to use your burner, then you can also use a slow cooker instead. This will give your home an amazing smell, especially when you add some few drops of your favorite essential oil. Moreover, this is also one of the safest ways to use spices, especially when you are not around in the kitchen.

4. "Bake" an air freshener

Have you ever heard about "baking" an air freshener? Well, if you haven't heard something about it yet, why don't you try it? Of course, if you know what and what not to do when it comes to the procedure of it, then it is not that hard as you think it is. Just make sure that you take some extra precautions before doing such. Placing the air freshener in the oven and set it to 200F for as long as you want the smell to last.

5. Cook something

One of the most simple and common ways to make your home smell good is to cook something good also. Of course, good food will always bring good smell especially when it is properly done. Well, you can have some stews, braises and other meals that smell good. With this, it doesn't just give you an amazing smell in your home, but it will also boost your appetite to eat.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

How To Find The Right Real Estate Agent For You

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As we all know, searching for the right real estate agent can be daunting and frustrating. Of course, you have to make sure that you are hiring a trustworthy realtor and not just some unprofessional and incompetent one. That is why there are some precautions you make before you decide on who to trust. Being careful on who you trust is not a bad thing at all. In fact, this will give you an assurance that you are looking for the right partner for the investment.

But sad to say, not all home buyers are able to find a good one. Some of them are just unprofessional enough to do their job. As a result, there might be some misunderstandings between you and your realtor, which is not a good idea to start your investments.

Whether you are planning to invest in a condo unit in Alabang or any other real estate in the Philippines, you still have to make sure that you are hiring the right one for you. Here's how:

Tell me about yourself

Asking questions to your real estate agent is not a bad thing, not at all. In fact, this is one way you will know your agent on how good they are when it comes to their field of work. Of course, don't just ask about their past experiences in the real estate industry.

Try to ask them about what interest them the most. This is also one way to build some rapport between you and your agent. And if you think that the agent is done talking about his self, then you better get back to the business.

Selling skills

One of the things that bring success to the real estate investment is on how good your agent sales talks. Of course, this is one way that one can be interested in purchasing a particular property.

Since they know what and what not to do when it comes to letting their potential customer engage with the property, then it is going to be a success for them. And yes, it is all up to the agent on how good they are when it comes to their selling skills.

Home sense

Generally, a good agent knows how it is to be like when one plans to purchase that particular property. Of course, they should also have a sense of home where they can convey to their clients. As a buyer, they should also know if the agent excels in helping them buy or sell homes.

Or if they are willing to the extent their effort just to know the starter condo market or the 18th century or a multi-million dollar estate market. Obviously, real estate agent should be aware about that of all people, right?

Location, location, location 

The location is one of the most important things a buyer should consider. They should know whether or not the agent that they hired knows the location of that particular property or not.

When an agent is familiar with the location place of the property, then they will also most likely know the basic things they need to know about the property they have chosen.

Moreover, this is also one way to know that your realtor is good at places, especially when it comes to the location of the properties.

Organizations & affiliations

Yes, finding a realtor can be daunting and frustrating. However, if you just know what and where to find a real estate agent that has a good track record, then it would not be that hard for you to do.

In finding one, find out how many organizations and affiliations your agent belongs to. And if you think they have a good background their respective fields, then you can rest assured you will have a successful real estate investment.