April 4, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner! Well, kind of! We can't be the only ones who start planning Christmas months in advance.  This craft will help you make unique, beautiful Christmas ornaments.

Ornament Materials

Round fruits of your choice- Apples, oranges, grapefruit, etc.

Ribbons

Directions

Sort your fruit and select only the pieces that are perfectly ripe. You don't want to use unripe fruit, because it's not brightly colored. Ensure the fruit you choose does not have bruises or rough spots.

Fill a pot with water and set it on the stove to boil. You'll need to blanch the fruit in a hot water bath to help it keep its color, which is essential if you plan to use it for decorative purposes.

Lower the fruit into the hot water bath and blanch it for five minutes. Then, remove the fruit and place it directly into an ice bath -- this locks in the fruit’s bright colors.

Dry the fruit with paper towels. You can then dry the fruit one of two ways: in the oven or in the sunlight. Put a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread the fruit on the sheet evenly, so the pieces don't overlap.

Put the fruit in the oven and bake it at 145 degrees Fahrenheit for four to five hours. If you have chosen to dry the fruit in the sunlight, leave it in the sun for two to four days until the fruit has completely dried. Bring the fruit inside at night if you choose to use this method.

Create a hole large enough to fit ribbon through.  String the ribbon through the hole and tie with a ribbon.

Enjoy!

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April 4, 2016

To Gift or Not To Gift that is the Question!

As a realtor or mortgage broker, you are always faced with a Dilemma, Do I give a closing gift or not? Josh Flagg from Million Dollar Listing gives great tips on closing gifts.

I bet you’ve tried all the usual gifts the same humdrum gifts your competitors are using, Flower Baskets, Cookies, Candy or Chocolate Gift Baskets, Wine/Champagne/Alcohol, Restaurant or Mall Gift Cards, etc.

Those are all nice gifts, but not if you are in a competitive market and wanting people to remember you. Your goal is to gain repeat business from your clients and gain the referrals of their family, friends and neighbors.

3 Great Tips About Closing Gifts from Josh Flagg

  1. They are a great conversation starter – If there is one thing we know about new homeowners, it is that they love to talk about the experience. Of course, it is mainly about the drama involved in finding and getting the house, but a great way to be weave yourself into that story is to place a memory point with a well thought out closing gift.
  2. Keep it personal – It doesn’t have to be an extravagant gift. In fact, most clients are much more impressed with something that shows you had only them in mind. A personalized Fruit Tree from PlantOGram.com is a tasteful, inexpensive gift that will draw comments, and give them a chance to mention your name. Don’t make the mistake of going out and buying a handful of Home Depot gift cards, and passing them out like a Vegas blackjack dealer! It’s a waste of money and it shows that you didn’t feel like putting any thought into the gift at all. Besides, how much should the card be…? You don’t want to look cheap, but if it is a high figure, are you saying you expect them to break the bank with repairs?
  3. They help cement a long-term relationship – Professional mortgage expert, David Reinholz feels the closing gift lets your client know that they are “more than just a number or a means to a paycheck.” He knows that they want to feel unique and special – more importantly, they will remember you as an important player in this shared experience when you make them feel that way.

realtor example

 

What better advertisement for you as a Realtor or a Mortgage broker than a 15-30 feet billboard in the form of an amazing exotic fruit tree in all of your client’s back yards their neighborhoods.

With PLANTOGRAMS, you have interactive, multisensual 3D billboards reaching out to all your clients, their friends, family and neighbors and stimulating their most memorable senses taste and smell.  PLANTOGRAMS are the epitome of referrals and advertising for your business, they just continue to spread exponentially.

What better advertisement for you as a Realtor or a Mortgage broker than a 15-30 feet billboard in the form of an amazing exotic fruit tree in all of your client’s back yards their neighborhoods.

With PLANTOGRAMS, you have interactive, multisensual 3D billboards reaching out to all your clients, their friends, family and neighbors and stimulating their most memorable senses taste and smell.  PLANTOGRAMS are the epitome of referrals and advertising for your business, they just continue to spread exponentially.

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If you want to send the ONLY gift that will keep on giving year after year and will also keep your clients talking about you at their parties and family gatherings! Then what are you waiting for send a PlantOGram today!

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April 4, 2016

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April 4, 2016

Share and Like this page on Facebook drawing will be held around 7pm est.

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April 4, 2016

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Have you given the Holiday's much thought??? I know we didn't even get through Thanksgiving yet and the Christmas trees are up! Don't forget about the traditional.... BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING!!!!

I'm going to make it really easy for you to get a kick start on your holiday shopping. PlantOGram offers numerous different and rare fruit tree gifts that do well all over the world. Majority of the trees can be kept in a container and either stay in a sun room, green house or even move it in and out of your home. I think when people think of fruit trees they think  that a lot of work is involved, but really not that much work is involved consider it like having a pet except less demanding.

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April 4, 2016

Homemade edible Christmas trees - Eye-catching and delicious treats http://ow.ly/EHoju

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April 4, 2016

 

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April 4, 2016

If you have not liked or shared you still have time http://ow.ly/i/7Jp2G

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April 4, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!thanksgiving

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April 4, 2016

Did you ever stop to look at the fruits in the grocery store? Did you ever notice that a lot of them look next to perfect? Some of the migrant workers who grow America's fruit and vegetables. are people living densely in shanty like structures made of scrap metal and cinder block, surrounded by vast fields and long rows of greenhouses. Strangers in a strange land who didn't speak the language, hundreds of miles from home, they lived at the mercy of labor contractors who, they claimed, made false promises and paid rock-bottom wages. Like all Big Ag-dominated areas, the place had a feeling of desolation: all monocropped fields, mostly devoid of people, and lots of billboards hawking the products of agrichemical giants Monsanto and Syngenta.

Tom Philpott is the food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones and the author of  The Horrifying Reason Why Your Fruit Is Umblemished hetalks about how your fruits make their way from the farm to your stores shelf.

Laborers are required to use hand sanitizer and keep their nails trimmed so that they don't damage the fruit.

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