Like me, if you’ve ever gone through a period in your life where you thought you wanted a change but weren’t sure to what, here’s a simple process to follow. Ask yourself, “If money was no object, what would I LOVE to do every day for work?” This will lead you in the right direction and you’ll find a way to make your passion your 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺! I’m proof of that 🙂
February 13, 2020
One walk around the engineering buildings at the University of Waterloo reminded me of the brilliance and innovation we have here in our own back yard. I found it so inspiring to watch students in their element excitedly (or anxiously lol) involved in animated discussions with each other. I stood by this wall hanging simply because I loved it. It bears repeating….
“𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚆𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚘𝚘 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚕𝚢 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕, 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚎𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚍.”
Need inspiration? Walk with me through some of the most incredible spaces at UW!
February 19, 2020
Effective marketing is basically effective communication. If you are going to send emails or letters in the mail to people in your database in the hopes of generating leads/sales, you need to know how to write effective sales letters. I have seen great sales letters and emails transform a person’s business. We can’t all be great at everything so if this is something you need help with, find someone who is better at it than you are and hire them to do your writing. Double down on what you’re good at. You can contract out the rest 😉
February 18, 2020
So you were talking to an interested Buyer for one of your listings some months ago. They came out to your Open House but it wasn’t the home for them. It’s now a few months later, you haven’t reached out to them and you haven’t heard from them either. How do you approach them without sounding sales-y or cheesy? There’s an effective way that requires no long-winded email explanation. It’s 9 key words. Here they are….
“𝗛𝗶 ___. 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 _______.” An email to this prospective Buyer could look like this. Hi John! I was wondering if you’ve purchased a home in the Westdale neighbour-hood yet?” THAT’S IT!
No digging for more information.
No trying to sell yourself.
Try it and let me know what your results were like! This email will revive a dead lead. What happens next is up to you. Do you know how to nurture leads? That’s a skill on its own!
February 15, 2020
The pursuit of greatness requires dedication and mad skills, but doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Take for instance my need for new photos for my social profiles. I read a post on Reddit from a group of fabulous University of Waterloo students looking to expand their portfolios. I happened to be looking for cool and unique settings to do photos outside of a traditional photo studio approach. For a nominal fee they shot AND edited photos like this one.
To repay them for their great work, I am putting together a small group of people who need new headshots for their business card, social profiles, or websites. Contact me if you’d like to get in on the next photo shoot. The quality will be beyond impressive and the price will knock your socks off (literally! lol).
February 14, 2020
It’s the last minute on Valentine’s Day and you don’t have a gift yet! One of the ways I like to show love is by demonstrating “I’m invested in your growth and happiness” through books. Here are my recommendations for the love month of February:
- The Five Love Languages
- The Male Brain
- The Female Brain
If you don’t have a special someone to buy for today, show some self-love and invest in your personal growth and development. What other books would you add to this list?
February 14, 2020
It would be remiss of me to not thank the one person who offers me support every day (and night) while I work tirelessly to help clients, my husband Gabe. In a PhD program at University of Waterloo with a full schedule of his own, Gabe helps me at all hours of the night introducing me to new (and improved) methods to utilize technology to my clients’ benefit. I always figure two brains are better than one but especially when one is as smart as Gabe.
Thank you 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆𝗣𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 for your support, especially as I decided to opt out of the comfort of a paycheque to embark on a new business venture (where no paycheque is ever guaranteed LOL). Thank you for bringing immense light, love and positive energy into my life and the people who are close to me. You truly are amazing and deserving of the name Sᴇxʏ Sᴍᴀʀᴛʏᴘᴀɴᴛs💕