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What else can WE do for you? Lots!

by Lorna Calder

Since I work by referral, your business and referrals are essential to my continued success. Remember I'm always here to serve you, whether you have questions about your home's current value, or need a referral to a reputable roofer, check out the 4 ways my services are extended!

 

 

Get the scoop on the local market. 

What's going on in our market? Is now a good time to buy or sell? How much is your home worth? I can help with these questions and more. Since I keep my finger on the pulse of the local market, I can answer all of your questions and give you a market analysis of your property. 

 

Have all of your Real Estate questions answered.

Whether it's your first time buying or selling a home, or you haven't bought or sold in several years, I can walk you through the process and set proper expectations. Whenever you have a question or concern, be sure to contact me for honest and transparent answers and advice. The more you know about the process, the more confident you'll be. 

 

Need the name of a reliable local professional?

My profession puts me in contact with great professional trade and service people throughout our local community. Whether you need the name of a home maintenance professional, such as a plumber or electrician, or you'd like the name of a reputable pool service company, give me a call. I'd love to connect you with a professional who will provide you with the high-quality service you deserve.

 

Thinking of moving out of the area?

If you decide to move, I'll be sad to see you go; however, I can still help by connecting you with a real estate professional in your desired area who will offer the same great service you've come to expect. I'm part of a network of Real Estate professionals who also work by referral. They will go above and beyond to provide you with high-level service and aid in making your move as smooth as possible. 

 

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9 Easy Ways to Show Gratitude this Holiday Season!

by Lorna Calder

You may have heard the saying "Gratitude is the best attitude." Gratitude is more than a passing "thank you;" it's a heartfelt way to acknowledge someone and their good deed.

 

 

This month in honor of Thanksgiving, I'm creating this blog with information that outlines nine ways to express gratitude to the people who have gone the extra mile to help us. Ideas include writing a note, giving them a small token of appreciation like flowers or their favorite treat, or publicly acknowledging and appreciating their good deed on Social Media. Gratitude is more than good manners; it's a great way to improve your relationships with friends, colleagues and loved ones! Below are the 9 ways to show Gratitude today and everyday, enjoy!

 

1. Give Food

Freshly baked cookies and pies, whether you made them yourself or bought them from the local bakery, are a nice way to show someone you appreciate them, or to say "thanks" for a good deed. Why? Everyone loved food! Find out their favorite treat and deliver it in person!

 

2. Write a Note

Nothing expresses gratitude better than a heartfelt, handwritten note card.  You don't have to be a poet or have perfect penmanship. Just write from the heart and say why you're thankful.

 

3. Return the Favor

If someone did something nice for you, return the favor. Did a neighbor pick up your newspaper and mail while you were gone on vacation? Pick up their newspaper and mail while they go on vacation, or offer to lend a hand if you see they need help.

 

4. Pay it Forward

When someone dos something nice for us, it's natural to pay that generosity forward. If the person in front of you buys your coffee, say "thanks" and pay for their generosity forward by buying coffee for the person behind you. 

 

5. Deliver Flowers or a Colorful Plant

Brighten someone's day and show them you appreciate them with a bouquet of flowers or a colorful, easy-to-care-for-plant, such as lavender, aloe, jade, ferns or snake plant. All of these plants are resilient in case the recipient doesn't have a green thumb.

 

6. Give them Something Useful

Never underestimate the power of a useful and thoughtful gift. If you know the person well, think about their interests - What do they like or enjoy doing? For example, if they garden, get them a pair of gloves to say "thanks" for their help. If they love wine, buy them a bottle of their favorite wine. They'll know how grateful you are, and will appreciate you personalizing the gesture. 

 

7. Give a Gift Card

Gift cards are ideal for those you may not know well, but have some ideas about their daily life. If they're into cooking, get them a gift card from the local kitchen store. If you know the person spends a lot of time in their car zipping around town, get them a gift card from a local coffee shop so they can enjoy their favorite beverage on the go. 

 

8. Sing their Praises on Social Media

When you write a message on a connection's profile, the comment will be shared with their family, friends and colleagues. Sing their praises by tagging them in a post thanking them for their help. When people within your networks see it, they can "like" the status, which will make the person feel appreciated. 

 

9. Donate Money to Charity in Their Name

If you want to say more than "thank you", and the person has everything, donate to one of their favorite charities, in their name. Either browse for favorite organizations on their social media pages or ask them directly for the name of their preferred charity. They'll not only enjoy the gesture, they'll also appreciate you listened to to hem and respected their interests, which helps to build relationships. 


5 Benefits of Gratitude!!

There's more to gratitude than appreciating what you have; it's also scientifically proven to be good for your overall health and wellness.*

 

1. Improved Health. Grateful people report fewer aches and pains and are more likely to go to the doctor for a checkup.

 

2. Improved Sleep. Want to get a better night's sleep? Write down what you are grateful for at the end of the day. Science shows those who express gratitude sleep better and longer than their peers.

 

3. Boost your Self-Esteem. People who express gratitude have higher self-esteem than those who don't.

 

4. More Empathy. When you're grateful, you're more likely to help others and are less likely to exhibit aggression or hostile behavior. 

 

5. More Resiliency. Grateful people tend to be more resilient than their peers. 

 

 

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*Source Newsweek, November 25, 2015

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