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  • #SoooBoca, BUZZ AROUND TOWN

    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

     

     

     

  • Boca Raton Real Estate Blog

    March Newsletter 2018

     

    Hello! Hope you enjoy this months newsletter! I share info about ( updated page on the blog so check it out) real estate, local events, calendars, foodie reviews, interviews with local entrepreneurs in and around Boca Raton and South Florida!
    All of these topics are on my local, lifestyle, real estate and travel channel on YouTube and at #SoooBoca!

    If you have events on Facebook please shoot us a message on our page so we can take a peak and
    possibly add to our page event calendar.

    I am taking a poll and have a great post about luck and selling your home…
    love to hear from you what brings you luck? A four leaf clover, a number, a color, a butterfly zooming by? Perhaps a horseshoe, fuzzy dice, lady bugs, rainbows or a rabbits foot?
    Love to know so message me at my Facebook page!

    What Is My Home Value? 

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    My Newsletter is Broken Into 3 Sections

    #SoooBoca and Michele Bee is just buzzin‘ by with some real estate tips and
    trends that are happening, new listings I have, coming soon properties
    and to remind you that when you work with me “One Call Handles It All”

    Click on the #SoooBoca links for all things Boca and around South Florida
    like events, happenings around town, restaurant and
    foodie reviews as well as interviews with business leaders local and global.

    Lastly, since I love and believe in social media sooo much each month I will
    share some tips with you to help you leverage different social media channels in YOUR business…scroll to the very
    bottom for those tips. If you work with Realtors and would like to host training you can click here and
    send me a message and get a FREE DOWNLOAD

    Attorneys, CPA’s, Financial Planners, Estate Professionals, Home Health,
    Placement 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 and sending it within 24 hours of the request!
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    Interior Home Improvements!

    Fifty Shades of White Paint

    Thinking of Listing Your Home?

    Click here for me thoughts on having a 24 Hour in Advance Showing notice.


    What Is My Home Value? 
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    REAL ESTATE WITH MICHELE BEE

    Are you thinking of moving to our area…here is a link to
    relocation to South Florida
    blog post that I wrote.

    Are you dealing with a potential estate sale or sale of a probate property?
    Click here for details on our “One Call Handles It All” support.


    As a Senior Real Estate Specialist and Certified Senior Housing Professional
    I support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk and the Annual Brain Bowl Luncheon

    If you have a loved one downsizing I have put together my “Five in the Hive”
    Senior Downsizing and Moving Tips short video for adult children,
    loved ones and professionals…please click here or on the picture below.

      

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    What Is My Home Value? 
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    Thinking of Selling Your Home Soon?

    Tips on holding an Open House.

    Whether you are a Realtor with a new listing or a homeowner attempting
    to sell your home on your own as a For Sale By Owner there is some risk
    involved when having an open house.
    Click here for full blog post. 

     

    SEARCH HOMES FOR SALE OR REQUEST YOUR
    HOME’S VALUE  Click Here

    Image result for new listing

    Please click on links to get pricing and additional details on each listing.

    Coming Soon!

    For Pricing and Details Email Me Directly!
    Single Family Home in Gorgeous San Michele – Palm Beach Gardens
    Fabulous Corner Townhouse in Carriage Pointe Townhomes – Boynton Beach

    On The Market
    Hillsboro Light Towers in Beautiful Pompano Beach

    Two fabulous waterfront condos in Hillsboro Light Towers
    Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms
    Pool is directly on the Intracoastal
    Pet Friendly with restrictions
    Onsite management company
    Pompano Beach Water Taxi pick up across the street at the Park
    Building is directly on the Intracoastal with a variety of Intracoastal, Ocean and Inlet views

    Click Link for more information

    Unit 702 Real Estate Video

    Unit 203 Real Estate Video 

    Free List of Homes Near Your Work

    What Is My Home Value? 

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    #SoooBoca Lifestyle & Media
    Click here for the “Buzz” in #SoooBoca

     #SoooBoca shares a number of local and area Calendars for your convenience:  

    Palm Beach County School Board Calendar
    Downtown Boca Calendar
    Library Calendar
    City of Boca Raton Calendar
    Discover the Palm Beaches Events Calendar
    Florida Keys Events Calendar
    (cuz we love supporting and reminding
    people that the Keys are open for business) 

    We hope you will visit, like, follow and subscribe on our channels on
    Instagram Facebook and YouTube as we have something new weekly
    and daily too… plus stay tuned for fun contests! You never know when you
    might win something from #SoooBoca or when we may simply “buzz” by
    your business for a quick spotlight on Instagram or Facebook! 

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    #SoooBoca Podcasts

     #SoooBoca has interviewed some great local
    entrepreneurs on our Podcast hosted on our
    Soundcloud Channel! 

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    Say Hello to Sip Social Sell 

    As a Realtor, speaker and blogger I leverage social media and vlogging in my
    business on several channels to promote my real estate business, brand and
    my listings including coming soon listings and
    virtual open houses.
    This includes Facebook Live videos,
    posts and ads, Instagram Stories and posts, YouTube videos,
    Linkedin posts and videos, Twitter and Snapchat.

    My social media set up and strategies are just that…a good mix of strategy to get as many eyes
    looking at my real estate posts and local content as possible.
    I share this because I do understand the “deer in the headlight” feeling that most
    people have when it comes to dealing with using social media in their business
    and I can tell you that with a little practice, thoughtful planning and strategy you can learn
    how to leverage social media for your business.

    If you would like FREE tips and techniques that I have used that has helped me
    learn to schedule and coordinate my “social media”  Click here to get now!  and get my
    18 Instagram Tips + Why I Love Niches in Business download!

    #SipSocialSell Tips of the Month

    Pick one or two social media platforms that you like, where you audience and clients
    are and share relevant information that is informative and helpful to them. Period.
    Don’t worry about the newest bright and shiny social media app either,
    just focus on what you have for this week and month.

    Finding content is easy, but it can be overwhelming. So take an hour once a week,
    pick an area of expertise  that you really are passionate about in your business and
    set up a few posts that you can comment on in your post.

    Don’t forget…you can tag a few people too on your Facebook Biz page and your personal page.
    Another reminder…it is okay to post about your business on your personal page
    (think the 80/20 rule…80% of your posts should be personal and 20% business.
    This is a great way to remind people that you are “xyz business” without selling
    to them. And lastly just breath…play around with the different apps
    it can be fun as well as profitable to your business.

    I hope you enjoyed this newsletter. Buzz by my social media channels and say hello, like and
    subscribe! If you are in business let me know how I can refer to you and if you have social media business
    pages please let me know so I can support you by liking back and subscribing to your blog or website!

  • BUZZ IN REAL ESTATE

    5 Tips To Open House Safety

    Open House Safety Should Be Taken Seriously

    Whether you are a Realtor  with a new listing or a homeowner attempting to sell your home on your own as a For Sale By Owner there is some risk involved when having an open house. As recently as today I was alerted to thieves distracting agents and homeowners at open houses in Broward County, Florida. While this is not new it is not going away any time soon. Open houses can be another way for unsavory thieves to “check-out” different neighborhoods and target homes to break into at a later date or during the open house.

    If you plan to do an open house please do not do your open house alone…period!

    In today’s social media and online world you simply do not know who has seen your “Open House” promo. I have included open house safety tips from the Chicago Association of Realtors geared towards agents holding an open house but same holds true if you are are trying to sell For Sale By Owner or FSBO. Just read between the lines. For entire article just click here. 

    OPEN HO– USE SAFETY TIPS

    [From the Chicago Association of Realtors]

    Start by reminding the sellers to put valuables in a safe and secure place, and ask them to remind neighbors about the open house. Be sure to reaffirm the security code with the sellers and arrive early to survey and double check the entrances. If possible, park in an area where your car will not get blocked in.

    Create a sign-in sheet for visitors, whether electronic or on paper, to not only contact them later but also to be aware of who is in the house at all times. Greeting visitors will help you get to know possible buyers and be aware if anyone suspicious stops by.

    When showing visitors the home, walk behind them and direct them as they go. If possible, avoid smaller spaces like attics and basements where you could become trapped. This way, the potential buyers not only get to explore more on their own, but you get to keep your eyes on the situation at hand at all times.

    Scheduling friends or co-workers to stop by can be another way to ensure safety at your open house. If they can’t make it, communicate frequently with technology by giving them a call during the showing or schedule them to call you. This lets visitors know that others are aware of your whereabouts and could sway them from doing any harm.

    During the open house, don’t be afraid to trust your instincts. If something or someone feels off, take extra precautions. Answering visitors’ questions with follow up questions is a simple way to learn more about them. For example, if they ask “Is this property vacant?” You can follow with, “Are you ready to move in?” or “Are you preapproved?” This allows you to better understand their intentions and where they are in the buying process.

    Good luck and stay safe! 

    PS… I use a multitude of cutting edge ways to market homes I have listed. Open houses are low on my “marketing” list because I leverage and use social media, live video and digital ways to showcase my listed properties to attract a pre approved buyers. Lets face it…shouldn’t it really be a second showing by the time someone comes to see a property if online visuals are compelling, on point and the description is not a snooze fest?  Interestingly I am finding more and more of my home sellers are not keen on the Sunday open house very much these days.  That being said Broker Opens are still popular within our industry for Realtors and Realtor caravans to preview. Interested in more seller tips and suggestions just head over to my YouTube Channel and  if you need a 2018 update on what your home value is click here! 

  • Buzz on Travel, HOME

    5 Tips to Finding a Ride in Boca Raton

    Planes, trains and automobiles and yes limousines — getting to and from Boca Raton should be the least of your worries. When planning your trip to one of South Florida’s most exclusive destinations a little guidance is in order. Traveling by air can always be a tad stressful, but with three major airports surrounding the Boca area, your options are much greater and easier to navigate. The toughest part of a travel day is the transportation to the airport but with the info below, your travel day should be as easy as 1..2..3..

     

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  • #SoooBoca Women in Biz

    #SoooBoca Women in Biz

    Time For Motivation, Inspiration and Some Girl Talk – WEX Women Empower Expo 2017

    Women

    #SoooBoca has partnered with the Women Empower Expo (@WomenEmpowerX) this year as an influencer and we will be attending their annual event #WEXFTL on Saturday, Oct. 7th and we want to invite you to join! We were there last year and it was simply fantastic! 

    Women supporting women is a beautiful thing and will create waves of change! Change is a good thing and something we can always count on in life.

    As women in business together as a family and also as solopreneurs we understand the need to have a trusted group of savvy and smart women that we can be a part of.  Here is the best part…if you would like to go grab your ticket and and use the code we have for your to get 10% off!

    Here is the 4-1-1 for the day:

    WEX is a one-day event from 10am to 5pm filled with workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, networking lounge, woman-owned marketplace, author book signing, yoga classes and much more. The mission for all of their events is to empower, educate and equip women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and community to create and grow successful businesses. 

    We are very excited to have the founder of the event Alexa Carlin to be a guest on an upcoming vlog and podcast so stay “tuned” for where to listen “Live” and the date and time of that airing! 

    Grab your ticket at bit.ly/wexftl
    Use code: WEXInfluencer for 10% off! 

    If you are starting your own business or growing your current business there is no better place to be in October then in Ft. Lauderdale at the WEXFTL event on October 7th. If you see us (we will have our #SoooBoca gear on) please say hello so we can do a #SoooBocaSelfie with you! We hope to see you there! 

    xo The #SoooBoca Squad

    Read more about Women in Business right here in Boca HERE!

  • HOME

    Hurricane Irma Tips & Preparation

    Boca Raton City Residents Hurricane Preparation

    Don’t forget to be neighborly folks… in a hurricane, everyone is under stress. Check on the neighbors on each side of you before and after the storm. If there are any senior citizens in your neighborhood please check on them to make sure they are okay. Who is the point person or persons in your community? This is a great time to join www.Nextdoor.com to stay in touch with and get updates in your neighbors.

    State of Florida Price Gouging Hotline

     

    Public Safety Alerts: Opt In & Sign Up Before the Next Named Storm

    Hurricane

    In the event of a hurricane or serious emergency, the City’s communication team will keep you updated with public safety alerts. Messaging may include information about city services, available resources and evacuations.

    When Hurricane Matthew threatened South Florida last September, the City sent a Code Red alert message to subscribed Boca Raton residents letting them know when the Emergency Operations Center was activated. Once activated, the City and the Police Department worked together to provide updates on Twitter, Facebook and Nixle. The Citizens Information Center (CIC) opened and began taking calls from residents and providing support and assistance. Boca Raton’s CIC is staffed with volunteers who are available to answer calls before, during and after the storm.

    This year, residents have an additional opportunity for communication and information through AlertPBC. AlertPBC is a Palm Beach County Emergency Notification system that provides all County updates, in addition to City updates. AlertPBC may be especially beneficial for those who live in Boca Raton and work elsewhere in the County, or vice versa.

    Getting the right information to the right people at the right time allows individuals to make informed decisions for themselves, their families and their businesses. To stay connected before, during and after a storm, be sure to sign up and opt in to receive public safety alerts.

    1. Text your zip code to 888777 to receive Nixle public safety alerts from the Boca Raton Police Department.
    2. Sign up for Code Red to receive emergency alerts for City residents from the City of Boca Raton.
    3. Sign up for AlertPBC to receive Palm Beach County alerts that include Boca Raton alerts and other cities you choose.
    4. Follow the City of Boca Raton on Facebook & Twitter.

    Visit our Hurricane Information page for Hurricane Planning Guide, videos and other resources.

    Courtesy: City of Boca Raton Website

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    Plan and prepare for the storm and receive important emergency information.

    Check out PBC DART, the free Palm Beach County Emergency app for Android and iOS.

    App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbc-dart/id526473189?mt=8

    Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th with the peak period from early August through the end of October. Although
    the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a below-normal hurricane season this year,
    they also caution that coastal areas may not have it all that easy. According to a comment made by the Federal Emergency Management
    Agency’s (FEMA’s) Deputy Administrator, Joseph Nimmich, “It only takes one hurricane or tropical storm making landfall in your community
    to significantly disrupt your life!” As part of our Hurricane Preparedness Kit, here are several tips that homeowners and renters can take before a hurricane strikes:

    1. Have a basic emergency kit, which includes battery-powered radios, flashlights,
    water, non-perishable food, a first-aid kit and prescription medications.

    2. Keep a written list in a plastic bag of important phone numbers. This can include numbers of family members
    in other states, local emergency management and shelters, hospitals, your homeowner’s insurance rep. or for renters,
    the landlord or property manager.

    3. From very early on, homeowners should verify their property insurance to see how much coverage they have,
    and if necessary, increase coverage especially for personal property. Renters should obtain renters insurance on their
    personal belongings.

    4. Know your evacuation route, have alternative living arrangements and keep your car fueled should an evacuation
    be necessary. Storing extra cans of gasoline in a safe place is also a plus.

    5. Homeowners should make sure that there are storm shutters to cover all windows and sliding glass doors. If
    you cannot install them, make sure you have someone lined up early who can complete the installation.

    6. Renters should review their lease to verify who is responsible for installing storm shutters. If you are responsible
    for the installation of the shutters, make sure you know where they are located and verify that there are sufficient
    shutters to cover all glass windows and doors.

    7. Have surge protectors on all major appliances, televisions, computers and other major electronic equipment.
    Also, generators are excellent for diminishing the damage that can result from abrupt power outages.

    8. Secure or remove potential windborne objects around the home such as garbage cans, barbecue grills, yard furniture
    and kids’ outdoor toys.

    9. Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.

    10. Determine how and where to secure your boat, RV, and additional vehicles. There are also a number of online resources you can
    visit, including the National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.govFEMA , and Palm Beach County Emergency Management

    PAGE INFO PROVIDED BY TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS IN SUPPORT OF THE REALTORS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY 2016

    This is for information purposes only. Please rely on city, county, state and federal information on official websites for any hurricane related updates.

     

    Let’s all remember that we are all in this together!

  • BUZZ AROUND TOWN

    Boca Raton Buzz with Annual Events All Year Long

    South Florida Buzz

    We #SoooBoca gals love the summer…but wait…it is summer all year long in Boca Raton! So what is the latest Boca Raton buzz?

    Jump on over to our YouTube channel to check out our weekly videos on places to go and things to do around beautiful Boca Raton and beyon!

    Summer has been abuzz with sales and closings for our real estate clients including having a fabulous buyer for New York Yankee’s Shortstop Bucky Dent’s house in Boynton Beach! Now that was cool!

    See what else is new since we added the calendar component to #SoooBoca.  Always sooo much happening around Boca Raton and South Palm Beach county and yup…we add some pretty cool South Florida events as well. Have you checked out our foodie vlogs yet? We love to eat and thus love to share some of our faves with you!

    For many years we have all enjoyed Boca Festival Days events via The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, White Coats -4 – Care Celebrating the incoming class to FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine and the Kick-Off Party for The Rotary Club Downtown Boca’s 2nd Annual Mayors Ball at the Boca Raton Resort and Club so check these out and we add weekly events to our Facebook page!

    We really are lucky to live, work and play in such a beautiful community!

     

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    Michele Bellisari is a 38 Year Resident of South Florida!

    At The Bellisari Real Estate Group @ RE/MAX Services we know that professional staging should be part of your real estate marketing plan to sell your property. It also gives your property a competitive edge over other listed properties in your community. We can do as much or as little staging as you like. I can offer complimentary staging advice that will help get your property sold faster! Stage your home & standout from the competition in today’s real estate market!

    We Are Never To Busy For Your Referral!

     

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