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    4/23/2018 Boca Business Networking & Buzz

    Happy Monday fellow entrepreneurs, solopreneurs,

    mompreneurs, business owners and business networking fans! 

    Welcome to the weekly Buzz on what networking events are happening in and around #SoooBoca this week! Every Monday we will be going “live” on Facebook to give you the “BUZZ” on what is happening to help you make connections, collabs and constant buzz about your business. You can also click on #SoooBoca Facebook Page Events for updates and to do a search for more things to do!

    You can also go to our calendar page and look at the local calendars in our area for networking opportunities!

    If you are a restaurant or destination we would love to talk to you about hosting a networking event for #SoooBoca and if you are interested in being part of our group starting this summer shoot us an email.

    If you have a “FREE” or low cost networking event please email us the link and the contact information and we will reach out to you in regard to posts we will be doing every week.

    In the meantime, subscribe to our blog for the latest business building events around Boca.


    Five in the Hive Tips for Successful Networking

    1. Look at a variety of groups and then pick ones that make sense to you and your business. Sleep on it! You only need a few awesome groups to be part of to grow your sphere of influence. Keep it fresh, come from a place of resource and don’t spend money you don’t have on groups that may or may not be your cup of tea
    2. Ask people about themselves and their businesses before your need to be a fire hose about your business takes over. People love to talk about themselves and what they do. Ask questions, be authentic and listen to the person you are talking to.
    3. What is your WHY? In otherwards why are you networking and why are you interested in particular networking groups. Are there simply too many people in your career sector in a group to make it successful for you?
    4. I suggest that you get to networking events a little early to meet people as they come in ( a little Michele Bee tip) and toggle your one on one meetings either before an event or after an event to use your time wisely ie. Time Blocking
    5. Don’t always be selling yourself. Just be genuine and come from a place of give to get. At some point, however, you are there for business so remember that and make sure your message is specific as to what you need in regard to a good referral

    Events Around Town This Week

    Money Smart Week

    April 23-April 28, Boca Raton Public Libraries, Boca Raton. Register for these free programs and more through the calendar at Boca Library.


     SEO Networking  

    April 23  Meet other people in the SEO business

    Hooters 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  2240 NW 19th St Ste 1101A Boca Raton, FL 33431


    April 23 8 PMSick Puppies Comedy · Boca Raton, Florida
    April 23 7 PMTucker Duke’s Boca Raton · Boca Raton
    Thu Apr 26Liv Plastic Surgery
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Raise The Bar 2018: JLBR Endowment Bartending Event

    Thu Apr 26Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar – Boca Raton
    Sun Apr 29Boca Raton Innovation Campus
    8 am – 12 pm





    Florida Keys Hurricane Irma Benefit Concert



    Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys leaving tens of thousands without shelter, water, fuel, food and basic toiletries.

    #SoooBoca is part of the team putting this fundraising event together as we have enjoyed the Florida Keys for many years. Our hearts go out to our friends there and we are here to help in any way that we can.

    25% of all homes are now uninhabitable, 60% damaged, hundreds of businesses destroyed. Our friends in the Florida Keys are going to be without power, water, employment for an extended period of time. Read more

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    Prince Estate & Legacy

    Prince Estate


    As a student at University of Florida in the 80’s, yes I am dating myself…I loved Prince, Purple Rain and his amazing music like 1999 and Let’s Go Crazy! It is very sad for us who enjoyed and partied thru the 80’s and those folks that really embraced his cool and iconic style. Started with nothing and was like a shooting star…didn’t let life’s circumstances hold him back! He accumulated an amazing estate and left behind an incredible legacy!

    As a Realtor that specializes working with inherited properties and the heirs who have to deal with the contents and the real property I am curious what is going to happen with Prince’s estate…what kind of estate planning did he do as he was clearly a meticulous performer and human being. He is not married and has no children so it will be interesting to see who he has appointed to handle his estate and who his designated heirs and charities will be. Many performers and friends have spoken of his giving and charitable heart in life, so in the after life Prince will probably keep on giving.

    The other interesting piece to me is obviously the location of this property…I suspect in his will and I could be wrong, that Paisley Park will be turned into something like Graceland…it is a unique property in the middle of Minnesota.

    Then I think who might be a purchaser of this type of property if it were to be sold?  There is a home for every buyer and a buyer for every home. The recording studio is state of the art so perhaps a music icon? Problem I see is location, location, location…it’s in Minnesota… not exactly on the beaten path of the music industry and without Prince actually “in the house” what kind of draw is that?

    So we wait and see…to be continued…

    Dearly beloved
    We are gathered here today
    To get through this thing called life

    Electric word life
    It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
    But I’m here to tell you
    There’s something else
    The afterworld

    A world of never-ending happiness
    You can always see the sun, day or night

    Here are some pics from his $10 million dollar Paisley Park estate courtesy of the Daily Globe.

    Prince Estate

    Prince Estate



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    Single Women Are a Growing Market Force

    Single Women Article

    Great article on Single Women in the real estate market! One thing I warn my buyers about is third parties like well-meaning friends or family members who might also have a little envy issues that you are able to buy your first home or condo. It may skew the feedback you get from them.  Just food for thought. If you want a fabulous buying experience, connect with us via text, email or through our website at The Bellisari Real Estate Group!


    Since the early 1990s, single women have outnumbered their male counterparts, snatching up real estate at nearly double the rate, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. But this year they’re on a roll, and experts don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.

    Single women accounted for 15 percent of all home buyers—the second largest segment of home buyers behind married couples, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Many experts predict their numbers will continue this increase in coming years, particularly as their average incomes have significantly risen over the last few years.

    The median age of single female home buyers is 50, according to NAR. The majority are drawn to single-family homes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Location matters, too. “They often want to buy to be close to friends or family,” says Jessica Lautz, NAR’s managing director of survey research and communications.

    Mary MacDiarmid, a broker with @properties in Chicago, told The Chicago Tribune she’s worked with several single women purchasing condos. She says about a decade ago, this type of clientele routinely brought their parents to showings. Now, she says they do it on their own: “They’re not looking for someone else’s approval.”

    Source: “2016 Home Buying: All About the Single Ladies?” The Kansas City Star (Feb. 19, 2016) and “Single Women Are Big Homebuyers in Chicago,” Chicago Tribune (Feb. 28, 2016)


    Check out what women in the Boca area are up to HERE

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    Freshen Up Your Space This Spring & Add Value To Your Home!

    It is that time of the year and all around the country Spring is upon us! Let the home selling season begin in earnest!

    Many people want to make a change before school next Fall or winter next year. Some of my South Florida peeps are looking to upsize to a country club or a waterfront community or downsize to a condo community or assisted living.

    Never the less, here are some great tips for everyone in regard to adding value to your home and frankly making it a more pleasant environment in general. I walk into many homes that have simply gotten stale or dated and it feels very heavy and depressing.

    We at The Bellisari Real Estate Group can help you with a list of contractors and vendors that we like and use (living here for 38 years helps in that area:) We also work with stagers and interior designers who charge a consulting fee simply to help you stage your home and use furniture and items you already own in your home. 

    I personally am going to be redoing my office and master bedroom, decluttering, selling some furniture that doesn’t work for me anymore and jumping on Pinterest and Houzz for design and concept ideas. You can follow my  Boca House boards if you click on the link.

    As a garage sale, thrift store, estate sale enthusiast I enjoy my “flea market” finds to replace and update the look of my home. Some of those finds include mirrored chest of drawers, an acrylic dining room base and table top, white bedroom furniture for my daughters room and the list goes on.

    So take a look at this list and see what you might want to do to “increase” the value of your home.  Not expensive tips and not to be done necessarily at the same time but you get the idea.  Here’s to a happy Spring home selling (or home buying) season! Remember with The Bellisari Real Estate Group “One Call Handles It All” and we are happing to help you with the sale or purchase of your home. We are never to busy for your referrals!

    We offer a  Free Report on Selling Your Home and a Free Market Value Report if you are thinking of making a move.

    Michele Bee Adding Value to Your Home - Spring

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    color affects your sleep - Spring

    Find more Tips HERE!