Friday, March 31, 2017

5 Qualities to Look When Hiring a Cleaning Service


It is given that a clean home is a good and healthy home. And whether you like it or not, you have to clean your home to ensure you're living in a clean and healthy environment. But let's just admit! Cleaning our home is one of the hassle things to do, especially when we have limited time to tidy things up. That is why some of us here would prefer hiring a cleaning service than seeing their home in a state of mess. Whether you are living in High Park or any other real estate property in the Philippines, cleaning services are willing to extend their help wherever you live.

Well, if you are one of those homeowners who is planning to hire some cleaning services, then below are some qualities you should look before you can decide to hire them.

1. Extensive experience in the field of commercial cleaning


When you hire someone in the cleaning services, it is expected that they know what to do when it comes to cleaning your home. Of course, they should know how to clean different kinds of stains or rusts found in your home. If you think that they are not good in their field of cleaning, then you might as well find other cleanings services that can deliver a clean and satisfying outcome. Moreover, you also have to know if that specific person who will clean your home has enough experience in cleaning their client's home to ensure that they can clean your home properly.

2. Sophisticated tools and equipment


One of the must-haves of a cleaning service is that they are equipped with sophisticated tools and other cleaning equipment. Of course, without those things, cleaning their client's home would not be a satisfying one. Moreover, not just having good tools, you also have to make sure that their cleaning equipment is not noisy for as not to disturb your neighbors. It should be well maintained to work in good condition.

3. Customized customer service


When it comes to cleaning, not all homes are all the same cleaning routines or patterns. Some of you here might want an extensive cleaning, and some might want a lighter cleaning. That would depend on how messy your home is. Of course, when you hire someone, you also have to expect that they know what to do in everything you want them to do. If you want them to clean a hard and stubborn stain, you also have to expect that they can make it clean with the use of their tools. Well, you just have to make sure that it is still possible for them to clean. Just be considerate of them, though.

4. Quality of work


There are a lot of cleaning services in the Philippines where you can choose from. Of course, before you can decide on which cleaning service you would like to hire, you also have to make sure that they have a good background. They are known to a good cleaning company. And if you think they are not that known to be a good one, then you better think again before hiring them. You don't want to regret hiring them later on, right?!

5. Professional workers


Yes, they may be working in a cleaning service, but it doesn't mean that they are not going to apply professionalism on their work. Of course, you are dealing with your clients. You also have to professionally approach your clients in a way where they will like not just the way you deliver your task but also with your personality. You don't know; your clients might be one of your potential repeat clients shortly. You have to value them as much as you value your work.

Moreover, you also have to make sure that the workers know how to respect every decision that a client would make. That means, whatever you request to them, they would deliver the things or whatever what you want without any murmurs and showing other unwanted attitudes.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Four Reasons to Invest in Real Estate



“Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity had devised. It is the basis of all security and about the only indestructible security.” -Russel Sage 


Over the years, investing in real estate has been one of the most reliable and efficient ways to generate income. In fact, an investment in real estate is almost always guaranteed to be a profitable venture if you complement it with entrepreneurial and savvy marketing skills. Seeing as investing in real estate is one of the tried and tested methods of generating profit, it would be safe to assume that it falls under the category of a great economic enterprise. With this in mind, if you are one of the savvy entrepreneurs who is looking to diversify your business profits, then it is high-time you get into real estate investment. Be prepared, though, as being a real estate investor is not an easy endeavor. It requires discipline, commitment and a bit of patience (You cannot expect to sell big right away). However, it is one of the excellent ways to build and generate wealth in the long term.

Here are some of the reasons why you should begin investing in real estate:

1.) It is easy to get started


Unlike any other field of profit-generating enterprise, investing in real estate is relatively easy to get into. In some cases, if you have extra properties in prime areas such as an Ayala Land condominium in Taguig, you can already get started. Home values increase over time, and when they are situated in prime places, you can even have a premium fetching price for them. If you started proactively investing in real estate today, you would see just how easy it would be to generate profit.


2.) Steady cash flow


One of the easiest ways to have a constant cash flow is to have a string of properties rented out while waiting for the monthly rental fee to be paid by tenants. As managing rental properties requires minimal supervision and management, you can spend more of your time in building other businesses, reinvesting in more real estate or even traveling. The cash flow generated from rental properties is not only steady and stable; it is predictable as well which is perfect for entrepreneurs who are looking for a startup investment with minimal risk involved.


3.) The property generally appreciates


More often than not, when the loan os being paid down, a real estate's value generally goes up. Recessions may occur, and the values have sporadic intervals of being either high or low, but over time values do increase. There is appreciation in the real estate properties you buy. If this is hard to believe, take a look at your existing real estate property today. How much did you have to pay back when you purchased it? How much do you think it would cost you today? That should be enough to address your doubts.
 

4.) It is a tangible investment


Unlike shareholder stocks, real estate property investments are substantial, tangible and in a sense, physical—one you can feel, look at and touch. For many investors, this is a comforting thought, and in many cases, it feels more real to them. While it remains as a psychological comfort, for the most part, the monetary benefit it entails is undeniable. Amidst the erratic state of the real estate market and with fluctuating market demands, you can at least rest easy with the knowledge that the property you have and the land it is situated on have a semblance of tangible value. The same cannot be said for shares in a financially bankrupt company.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

6 Golden Rules When Sharing a Room With a Roommate

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it." – Kristen Bell



Whether you agree with me on this or not, there are certain things that sharing will always be fun. Some of us here who live with a roommate are used for sharing. They usually share things that they think the other can use, and vice-versa. It is also in the sharing of things you can create a bond with each other. And of course, whether you are living in a condo for rent in Makati or any other real estate residences, you can enjoy sharing things with your roommates.

Just imagine if you and your roommates are so strict with the things that you have at home. You'd don't want to live with them, right? That is why sharing can also be important in many ways.  And of course, there are a lot of things you can share with your roommates. To give you an idea, below are some of the things you can enjoy sharing with your roommates.

1. Dishes and cups


Aside from the kitchen appliances that you should share, you can also share with your roommates your dishes and cups at home. Also, it would not hurt if you are going to share with the kitchen utensils you have at home. And another thing, not just with the kitchen things, but also when it comes to washing the dishes. If washing the dishes is not your thing, then you better clean the table. With that, you still slip the chores equally.


2. Rugs/carpet


Just imagine if you have a lot of rugs or carpet for each of you in the house. It is not nice to look at, right? That is why rugs and carpets are the things you should also share with your roommate. Well, just make sure that you all know the rules and regulations when it comes to rug or carpet cleaning.

3. TV/Entertainment


Of course this one, you don't want to turn on two different TVs at the same time, right? Of course, it doesn't just irritate our eyes and ears; it also eats up our electricity consumption. Well, you both just have to agree on what kind of show that you both want to watch. With that, you will avoid misunderstanding just for the movie.

4. Utility bills


When it comes to sharing, it doesn't just mean that you are only going to share things. Of course, you should also share the bills you have at home. Each one of you uses electricity, that's why it is also all your duty to take care of the bills. Divide the bills equally to avoid fighting over for that matter. Moreover, if you think that you don't have any budget yet, then you have to ask for consideration with your roommates politely. With that, they might give you a chance to pay your share later.


5. Kitchen appliance


You should expect that you and your roommate should share appliances. Of course, you are living in the same house or condo. That means, you only have one kitchen that you should share. Moreover, when it comes to the mini-fridge or microwaves, it is best for you to share those kinds of appliance for you do not have a bigger bill on its electricity.

6. Electrical gadgets


This is also one of the things you should share with your roommates. Of course, you sometimes also have the need to use electrical gadgets such as the vacuum cleaner, coffee maker, laser printer, hair dryer, pencil sharpener, laser printer, camera, alarm clock and many other things.

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