“SO YOU THINK YOU’RE READY TO BUY A HOME?”

3 03 2011

OUTTASPACE NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 37

Article written by Elaine Sisman, Realtor, The Keyes Company

The services of a professional Real Estate Agent can help you stay organized –saving you time, money, & stress. Especially helpful if you are a first-time home buyer! There is so much free information on-line, and it is fun to ‘window-shop’. However, when you hear “if you can click a mouse, you can buy a house”. I say, “please don’t”. Realtor services are generally free to buyers. I help you organize and focus on what’s important to you & your family. First, organize your “needs & wants”. What are the top 5-7 things you must have in your new home?

• Is it price, location, size, school district, square footage, pet-friendly, short commutes, parking,…?

• Do you know what you can afford? Clear up credit issues, get those finances organized.

• I refer you to a mortgage professional to get a “pre-qualification” letter. That helps clarify your ability to purchase and your price range.

• Meanwhile I do research based on your criteria. I email you pictures of properties in your price range. By a process of elimination we figure out what properties to view.

• I make those appointments and the Fun begins. When we find the right property I present & negotiate your offer based on price & terms .

• Once the offer is accepted I provide all parties with a time-line of contractual obligations.

• Behind the scenes I choreograph inspections, workmen, title, & mortgage professionals. I keep my clients organized for less stress during the purchase! I’m nicknamed “The Closer” because I work to close on time! After closing I maintain your files, and you become “clients for life”.

Buying property is fun! With proper organization, my clients can relax & enjoy their new home! Until they call me again to get organized for their next home move. Elaine Sisman, Realtor, The Keyes Company 305 975 7781 http://www.ElaineSisman.com ESismanRealtor@aol.com

TIP OF THE WEEK…

Lighting. Change the light bulbs to be energy efficient and daylight bulbs so that you can see the true colors of the clothes as you select them.

Space and Peace,

“The OuttaSpace Team”

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THE 12 MINUTE GAME

25 01 2011

OuttaSpace Newsletter        ISSUE 35

Make a list of tasks you can complete in 12 minutes or less.

Examples are: Pay bills, go through mail, review catalogs you do not intend ordering anything from,

collect trash around the office, car or home, throw away expired food from your office or home fridge.

Write them on a post it note and place them in a bowl. Next time you have 12 minutes, pick one and complete it.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Have a time table. Spend your time wisely, Make a time schedule and follow it. You will see the healthy effect on your part. I know you can do it.

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CREATE YOUR ENERGY BUILDER

14 01 2011

OuttaSpace Newsletter ~ ISSUE 34

We often put off our projects, professional or personal- because we don’t have the motivation or time.  Even simple projects drain your energy if left incomplete.  A messy drawer or an unreturned phone call is enough to irritate you.
Make a list of energy drainers and choose at least one to mend, throw away, donate or organize this week.  You will be astounded how good you feel by removing these energy drainers one by one from your life!

TIP OF THE WEEK…

You are focused on the urgent and reacting. Stop. Evaluate. Do one important item before the urgent. Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO GET ORGANIZED

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“A Home For Everything You Own” ™
The OuttaSpace Team

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RECLAIM MY SPACE: A Journey to Clarity #3

14 01 2011

A Written Journey from one of OuttaSpace Clients:  Entry #3

After a few rounds of working with Cristina on recharging my home’s energy and reclaiming my living space (post breakup), I can happily say: SUCCESS!

Before: I put no love into my space and surroundings. The decor was nonexistent and drab. I’d feel uneasy being at my flat for prolonged periods of time. I’d avoid hosting get-togethers at my place out of a subtle sense of embarrassment. I was going through a rough and trying time – getting over my breakup and learning how to be on my own and “single” was a challenge for me. It’s definitely true that our outer environment is nothing more than a reflection of what’s going on within us. My mind and energy was in total chaos, and my home mirrored it. I’d spend hours tidying up only for it to return to the same messy state is had been in a week earlier.

After: As I started to really shift my thoughts and mindset regarding myself and my life, it “mysteriously” became easier and automatic to take proactive steps towards making my home my sanctuary. Little by little I worked with Cristina to strategically revamp and make the most out of each room. Before I knew it my apartment exuded peace, tranquility and sensuality. It felt delicious to spend alone time. I thoroughly enjoyed having friends over on a regular basis…

Another big part of my work with Cristina entailed separating my workspace. This was one of the hugest perks! The energy in that space is now open and conducive to actually getting work done! It’s fun to work from home and I look forward to it. Thank you a thousand times Cristina for helping me reclaim my space… Both within and without!

Osmara Vindel
The Solopreneur Strategist

http://www.osmaravindel.com

Here are the photos of the third consultation after making her second trip to Ikea.

 

“A Home For Everything You Own” ®
The OuttaSpace Team

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ORGANIZING YOUR HOLIDAY DINNERS

27 12 2010

ISSUE 33

Now it is Christmas day, Hanukkah, Kwanza or New Years Eve.
Your holiday dinner is a great time for friends and family. It is a time we celebrate what we have in our lives. Thus it is a great time, it can also be very frustrating. Getting prepared can be hectic, but there are ways to avoid it. You can also save money in the process. That will make your winter holiday relaxing, memorable and you will not stress about money.

  • Plan Your event ahead of time.
  • Complete your guests list.
  • Have a budget for your Holiday party (Decorations, food, drinks, etc.)
  • Use coupons
  • Complete your Menu.
  • Make a list of all the ingredients to every dish.
  • Give yourself a day or two to devote to cleaning, decorating and preparations for your guests.
  • Save money and look fabulous by using your dishes instead of purchasing dispensable ware.

Remember, Dinner is not the only thing your guests will notice!
Enjoy your Holidays and have a very Happy New Year!

TRY THIS PRODUCT

“A Home For Everything You Own” ™
The OuttaSpace Team

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STORE YOUR DECOR

16 12 2010

OuttaSpace Newsletter ~ ISSUE 32

Designate color-coded bins for each holiday. Red with a green lid can be for Christmas items, white with blue lids can be for Hanukkah, red with red lids can be for Valentine’s Day, green with a green lid can be for St. Patrick’s Day and orange can be for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Make sure bins are labeled on three sides. Include items such as platters, placemats etc. This makes it so seasonal items are not stored in your kitchen or office drawers all year.

TRY THESE PRODUCTS

“A Home For Everything You Own” ®
The OuttaSpace Team

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The One In, One Out Rule

9 12 2010

OuttaSpace Newsletter~ ISSUE 31

During the Holidays, starting with your next purchase, donate or recycle an item you no longer use or like.  This works great with office gadgets and clothing! You will have to find one thing to let go of for every new item brought in.  You will then begin to evaluate the necessity of each purchase.  Practicing this rule will help you declutter your office and home and reduce the amount of stuff in your life!

Product of the Week

The Bin Warehouse 18 File Box Storage System is the perfect way to store and organize your file boxes or our 9 Gallon Fold-A-Totes

“A Home For Everything You Own” ®
The OuttaSpace Team

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