Ho Ho Ho or Heck No? Why It is a Great Time to Sell During the Holiday Season!
Ahhh the age old question…do you hold off for between Thanksgiving and New Years to list your Boca Raton house or South Florida condo for sale in order to “get” through the holidays OR do you take advantage of South Florida’s lower inventory levels and less competition for buyers to look at? Here are my thoughts on why you want to list your property now during this time frame!
The last few weeks have been hard on everyone dealing with Hurricane Irma. I hope you are well and if you need
any assistance please reach out to friends, neighbors, family and even myself.
As you scroll down you will see we have planned an amazing fundraiser for the Florida Keys.
Let me also wish you a very happy Rosh Hashanah and wishing all who celebrate a sweet New Year filled with love,
health and peace!
I am sending this out today to let you know about a fundraiser that I am part of for our friends that were devastated by
the storm in the Florida Keys.
Our family has great memories spending a ton of time in the Keys and we also have a property in Key Largo.
We luckily had little damage but it was very hit and miss. We had a house guest here from Key Largo and happy to
report his home was in decent shape. The neighbor next door however did not fair as well.
We plan to enjoy many more years in Key Largo and adjoining Keys and know the people there are resilient and strong.
Join us on September 28th at Tim Finnegans from 6 pm – 10 pm in Delray Beach.
This is a benefit concert fundraiser and you can click the link for ticket and donation details.
We are in need of auction items for a ” mystery box” live auction so if you would like to donate something please let me know.
Battery Operated Fan
Free Standing AC Unit
Portable Generator/Whole House Generator
Extra D Batteries
Lanterns as well as flashlights
Battery operated hairdryer (does this exist?)
Phone Battery to charge cell phones
Hurricane shutters not wood
Digital TV antenna
Battery charged DVD player
Portable butane burner
Old fashioned percolator
On a lighter note:
A ticket out a here (quoting)
As a gal on the go Realtor that loves our town and the surrounding South Florida areas (39 year resident)
I started vlogging and blogging last year with two daughters or “my millenials” as I call them and
I launched our #SoooBoca Lifestyle, Local & Real Estate website.
If you have an event or business in Boca Raton (or close by) please introduce yourself to us!
We will focus on having community leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, event producers,
store and restaurant owners on the show as well as talk about trends in real estate, food, fashion, social media and
a little sass to boot!
You can catch the show on replay on the blog and the #SoooBoca Facebook page and
chances are we will going “Live” frequently…oh snap, imagine that.
4th Quarter News! You Asked…I Came Up With A Solution!
I have launched K.I.S.S. DIY Social Media for those of you who want a do it yourself, easy to manage,
hour a week or less way to expose your business to your ideal target market.
Social media should be just that…social, strategic and yes…fun… but not a huge time suck!
If you need help getting your message and brand out there on social media here you go. This is a
great opportunity to have your assistant, secretary or admin learn so they can leverage your message.
I have tips, tricks and time saving short cuts that work to get your message, events,
information and more out there to your past, current and new customers in a simple,
minutes a day or week, shoestring budget way to brand yourself!
You can send me an email through the contact link here on #SoooBoca.
Facebook Biz Page Audit & Mini Training Now Available
Ah Facebook for Biz…you know you need it in your business but how do you set it up for max exposure or fix what you started! Leverage and automation are the name of the game. Let me be your guide! Includes:
Setting up your page properly.
User name, about section, cover, profile picture.
Getting people to like your business page.
Using your date base and personal page to generate likes and new followers.
Content, polls, questions to engage your audience.
Auto schedule industry updates and other engaging posts.
How to use your personal page and your business page together to generate “top of the mind” presence throughout the day, week and month.
Going “Live” for your business Examples: grand opening, a new product, weekly show.
3 Call-to-Actions for you to implement today.
Instagram Biz Page Audit and Mini Training
Instagram is where it is happening these days especially for real estate agents! Time to up your game and have your
profile stand out and understand how to use Instagram Stories to leverage your brand as the digital mayor of your community.
Client Avatar Brand Strategy
User name and bio
Theme and strategy
Business goals and marketing goals (do they align)
Images and content
Following and followers
Stories – how to use them effectively, behind the scenes, product launches, take overs
Geo tagging (huge by the way)
Analytics (what is working, what is not)
3 Call-to-Actions for you to implement today!
If you are thinking of selling your home or upsizing or downsizing let me help you out.
You can click on this link to see what your home is worth and the latest neighborhood values…be that nosy neighbor…I am!
My estimated home value report will help you determine how much time, energy and money
to put into your home BEFORE you sell to net you the most money.
PS: Attorneys, CPA’s, Financial Planners,Estate Professionals if you need a free
comparable market analysis for a client please let me know and I will gladly help
you or your clients out by putting one together!
The Bellisari Real Estate Team is walking again and raising money to find a cure for Alzheimer’s
at the 2017 Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mizner Park November 8, 2017.
Please click on this link to donate and or join my team http://bit.ly/MicheleBellisariAlzheimersFundraiser
I have 3 new listings hitting the market this week in
Aberdeen, Highpoint and Vista Verde.
Information deemed reliable, not guaranteed. I do not give legal, financial or tax advice in regard to real estate transactions. Please refer to the appropriate professionals such as your attorney, cpa or other trusted advisor you work with. Home value reports are estimates and not an appraisal of value. If you property is currently listed with a Realtor please disregard this email as it is not my intention to solicit offerings of other real estate brokers or their agents
If there is one thing you need to know about the #SoooBoca girls (Alle, Kylie and Michele Bee) — it is that we are serious about our food. We are the queens of dining out and being that there are three of us we split everything! We recently had the pleasure of being invited to experience a private chef tasting at one of our favorite restaurants, Oceans 234 for their delicious summer menu and to take a peak at what their newest executive chef William Middleton was up to in the kitchen! And believe us…it is all very, very good!
Now, we know Oceans 234 isn’t technically in the Boca city limits, but honey it might as well be. The proximity between Boca Raton and Oceans 234 is a stones throw away and in our opinion one of the best places to dine beach side locally.
From the moment we stepped into the restaurant it felt like home — the presentation and atmosphere are always appreciated and familiar, yet provokes surprise and delight due to the fabulous decor and of course the ocean views. The hostess was expecting our arrival, and shortly after greeting us the always gracious and lovely Danielle Rosse, owner, came by to give us the down low on their newest summer time items! A mix of fresh and savory choices decorated their summer menu — we opted to try dishes from both menus — because well duh why not!
Sooo let’s be real here, we just had to start the afternoon off right with a succulent round of brightly colored sangria — we decided we just had to try all three so white, pink and red it was! Each glass was refreshing and light and was accompanied by a fragrant flower which was a lovely touch and the perfect compliment to the summer heat, while we were perusing the menus trying to decide which items to order.
If the sangria wasn’t enough to cool us down, Oceans 234 Beverage Coordinator Juan Chacon stopped by to drop off their signature Froze to the table (Frozen Rosè — we mean really?!? Could the day get any better). If you haven’t tried Froze yet you need to literally drop everything your doing and run there — physically sprint because it is the best thing we have ever had…not to mention apparently they were the first restaurant in the area to be serving up this little frozen slice of heaven!
So while we were clinking our glasses and passing around the four signature vino classics we put in a order of Blue Crab Claws — melted in butter with red chili flakes and garlic served with dipping bread … HELLO… how sexy is that.
We also chose the Mezze Platter a trio of hummus, charred baba ganoush and a bright cucumber salad — mostly to set off the amount of butter we were about to consume but also because it was the perfect trio — similar to us 😉 The mezze platter is a modern twist on your tradition greek dips. The baba ganoush was clearly charred to perfection and melted as soon as it hit your lips. We called this one fork to mouth — no pita needed — seriously it was that good.
Last minute we decided to dive into something from the raw bar, with a great recommendation from our server Joe and we ended up trying the Tuna Poke which was totally delicious and aesthetically pleasing. The best part about the poke was the South Florida twist on the Hawaiian classic — instead of serving the poke al a carte or with rice this dish was served up nicely with plantain chips. If you want to know the way to the #SoooBoca girls hearts give us any type of chip for dipping and you’ve got our full attention.
As we munched, talked and sipped, Chef William, Oceans 234 executive chef came out to greet us and answer any questions we had. William is a Florida native, growing up just around the corner from Oceans 234 in Lighthouse Point. He has been in the food scene for over 18 years, he enjoys curating new recipes and is relishing the development of Oceans 234 current menu. As a meat and potatoes guy he suggested we try out their seasonal steak the Cajun’d Ribeye and the Pesto & Tomato Roasted Snapper with zoodles. We were wowed!
The rib-eye was seasoned perfectly and cooked to a warm medium-rare, while the snapper was dotted perfectly with sauce and laid delicately atop the zoodle mountain. Both dishes were hearty yet gentle and extremely elevated. We threw some grilled cauliflower and crispy brussel sprouts in the mix to get our daily dose of vegetables, and trust us when we say this was a delectable choice.
As our meals and cocktails came to a close, it is safe to say we would be waddling out of the restaurant — but just as we were about to pack up our belongings and our full tummys, Joe brought over the dessert menu. Whelp … As you can imagine we did not have enough will power to say no — so two coffees and a blood orange creme brulë later we were in fact, waddling out of Oceans 234, leaving the beautiful beach scene, amazing hospitality and chic restaurant behind us.
What can we say except dining at Oceans 234 was #soooboca delightful — it really is one of our favorite spots to buzz by for lunch, dinner, dessert or just a happy hour with friends. The food is always fresh and excellent, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere on the water is just what the heart desires. Thank you to Danielle Rosse, William Middleton, Juan Chacon, Shanine Dorta, our amazing server Joe and the entire Oceans 234 team for making our day oh sooo very special!
Live, Love and Bee 🐝🐝🐝
The #SoooBoca Girls! xo
This favorite local destination restaurant is located right on the the Atlantic ocean in Deerfield Beach. Minutes from #SoooBoca by the way! Open for lunch, dinner and the happiest of hours. Kitchen closes at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Don't forget to check out Oceans 234 Beach Club membership!
Danielle and her team are community minded and host events throughout the year so check click on the Events tab here to see how you can give back too at one of their seasational events.
An award winning Realtor with RE/Max based in Boca Raton, servicing South Florida buyers and sellers including seniors moving, probate property sales and divorce transitions. I am social media maven and love to show real estate agents and business owners how to make their business “buzz” via Facebook and Instagram posts and videos (especially if they are on a shoe string budget) to market and brand their biz. Graduate of the University of Florida, College of Journalism with a degree in Advertising.
I’m Kye a 20-something year old blogger who has been flying the friendly skies for the last three years and backpacking to cover as much of this beautiful earth as possible. I am up to 27 countries by independent travel and close to 15 more through my job as a flight attendant! I’m an adventure seeker and love getting the nitty gritty of a city. I’m happiest when I’m on the road eating and learning about the places I visit! Follow me along my journey and ask questions along the way! If you like what you’re reading be sure to leave a comment or drop in on my contact page to send me a private message! I’m happy to answer any traveling questions you may have! Graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Hospitality.
I am Halle Bellisari – owner and creator of Halle Alessia Photography. I am a natural light portrait, wedding, and lifestyle photographer based in Southeast and Southwest Florida. Photography has allowed me to focus on captivating the life we live through the soul of my subjects. I adore helping folks free their mind and express themselves through my photos as I capture the true art of observation. Always inspired by life and the ever-changing disposition that comes with each day, my excitement continues to flourish. I am enchanted to grow this bright, bold, and blooming passion of mine. I hope, with me, you are able to explore the light and love of my photo journey! Lets Chat! Graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Public Relations.
Oceans 234 hosted #SoooBoca for the tasting and our meal was free of charge.
#SoooBoca attended The Wedding Showcase at the iconic and historic event venue The Addison build in 1926 by famous architect Addison Mizner in fabulous Downtown Boca. It truly was a brides dream event in a romantic induced setting under the famous Addison banyan trees that are 100+ years old! Read more
I don’t know about you but as a busy Realtor with listingsand property showings “coffee” is a main food staple for this gal on the go! Sooo…today’s #SoooBoca’s “Five in the Hive” focus is Coffee in Boca! Boca is a mecca for small business owners — this city takes pride in buying local and supporting our neighborhood shops. Of course we enjoy the occasional Starbucks or a quick pit stop at Dunkin’ Donuts, but what we really love is the home brewed stuff. The slow roasted, cozy sitting cup of coffee. That being said, today’s‘Five in the Hive’is salutes some of our local coffee shops! This will be on ongoing series so no worries…I will but updating and adding more local coffees spots! Let’s get started exploring the list….!