Hey everybody. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty, and your realty idea of the day is hot tubs. Now, hot tubs have a lot of different varieties. There are some that are inexpensive, there are some that have jets all over the place, they have lighting, they have music, they have a pop-up TV. Hot tubs are an affordable way to have a water feature, basically, in your back yard without having to dig a pool. So go to the hot tub store, take some pictures, take some video, show the different models and the different price points. Now in Texas, in Dallas we have the Home and Garden Show which about 17 spa companies come to, so it’s easy to get a lot of these pictures. But if you don’t have that, run to one of the stores around you and talk about hot tubs. It’s something that you would not imagine how many people are interested in and also you can talk about hot tub maintenance. Now on mine I know that during the summer I drain it because I don’t keep it running during the…it’s 110 degrees so why do I need a hot tub? But be sure you drain it so it doesn’t become a mosquito haven. Anyway, Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty. There’ll be another realty idea of the day posted tomorrow. Bye-bye.
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Tubs vs Showers
Hey, everybody. Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty. And your realty idea of the day is one that we all go through with our buyer or our clients. Showers versus tubs. Are tubs necessary anymore? If you don’t have small children, that’s a really good question. So, some people love to soak in a tub. I don’t have statistics on it, but I would probably say it’s maybe 10% of the population. I’m totally pulling that out of the air. So, maybe we run a poll. Maybe we run a poll on Facebook and any of our social media. Do you want a tub in your next house or a shower? And let’s find out is the tub coming into style, going out of style? Some people love the foot tubs. I don’t like them because I like to shower and when you’re in one of those, the shower curtain moves in because the air pressure from the shower, don’t like it. So, there are a lot of fancy showers out there with all the different nozzles and heads and things like that. So, let’s talk about showers versus tubs and see what our sphere is wanting. And frankly, if they don’t like their bathroom, let’s go sell them a new house. Talk to you later. Bye-bye.
Hey, everybody. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty, and your realty idea of the day is to talk about dining rooms. Everybody has one in their house, most people have used them for something totally different, or it’s the least used part of your house because you eat in the kitchen. But the holidays are coming and dining rooms will become much more important as family gathers and grandkids come over, and you need more space. My fiance and I, we serve Thanksgiving for 40 people and it’s usually outside because I just can’t get 40 people in my house. So, what I would want you to talk about is what are the dining room options for the holidays. Maybe post some pictures from Pinterest about dining rooms that have been well-decorated or made festive for the… Now is the time to start planning this. You don’t just plan Thanksgiving two days before. You need to be planning it now. So get online and start talking to your sphere about what their holiday plans are and how they’re gonna use their dining room, and dress it up. And by the way, if you need a larger dining room, call me, I can help sell you a house. Take care. Bye-bye.
Hey, everybody, it’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty. And your realty idea of the day is homeowners insurance. I can’t talk. Homeowners insurance is an important thing. So in Texas, and this is where I want you to have an insurance person be on your video with you or interview an insurance person for this one. In Texas, there’s an A policy and a B policy. A policy is what we’re all used to. Your home is insured for everything except for acts of war. Policy B is you’re insured for fire, theft, and tornadoes. You’re not insured for anything else. So here we have an inclusive policy, that’s the policy A, and an exclusive policy, which is policy B. I would want to have an insurance guy talking about this because he’s gonna know more than me and I would sit through and interview them and then send it out to my sphere and send it on my social media and advertise for both of us. Talk to your insurance people, ask them what the best sort of policy is, make some videos about it, post it to social media, be the informed person in your circle. Take care. Bye-bye.
Favorite Part of the Season!
Hey everybody, its Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Pride Realty, and your realty idea of the day is, “Ask people what their favorite part of the changing season is.” So, for some people, it’s the pumpkin spice latte, which I can still never say with a straight face. I don’t drink coffee, but everybody loves pumpkin spice latte, so…or pumpkin spice biscuits or pumpkin spice whatever. Pumpkin becomes everything. What is your favorite part of the holiday? Maybe you share what your favorite part is or you just go out there and ask. Put out a poll and say, “What is your favorite part of the changing season? Now, the reason we’re doing this, it seems it has nothing to do with real estate, it has everything to do with real estate because what we’re doing is we’re building the connectivity. Always be asking questions. When somebody answers the question, answer back. Always be responding to questions. Don’t just go like, respond, respond, respond. That way when we are talking about, you know, the change of the season, the autumn leaves, whatever, Facebook goes, oh my gosh, these people like to talk and then when you post an open house it’ll show up to them. Take Care. Bob McCranie, realty ideas per day. There will be another realty idea in your mailbox tomorrow.
Hey, everyone, it’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your realty idea of the day is autumn leaves. Now, if you live in the New England area or you live up on the northern part of the country, your autumn leaves are probably starting about now, so you should probably get out there and tell people where they should go and watch the autumn leaves, where’s the best place to get those vantage shots of the wide field of colors or the mountain ranges changing.
I live in Texas, so we’re gonna get a week and a half of autumn leaves and then they’ll be done. So, we won’t know exactly when that’s gonna hit. Probably it’ll be in October, but now’s the time to start posting about the change of season. Start talking about where in your area they can see natural beauty. Out here we have an arboretum that does a really great fall show, but you wanna get to it early because if you go a little later in the season, the fall show’s kind of peaked.
So, anyway, start talking about autumn leaves on your social media. Post pictures. Tell people where to go to get those great shots of their family.
Hey, everyone, it’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your realty idea of the day is the State Fair is coming up. So, if you’re not from Texas, in Texan Dallas, we have the State Fair. It comes in the middle of September, but now is the time to be planning what week you wanna go, how to get your discount tickets. There’s always fried foods and different things with the fair, different contests. So talk about what was your favorite fried food from last year. Like, they do fried Oreos, and fried hotdogs, and fried butter. Butter, why? I don’t know.
Anyway so it’s always a fun time and start talking about it now. Maybe you can plan an event with your sphere to go to the State Fair together, and that would be really cool. It’d be an outing. So, I’m gonna steal that idea. That’s a great idea.
So, what if you talked about on your social media about the State Fair? Maybe post some pictures from before that you’ve gone, and talk about going again today or this month as a group.
Hey, everyone, it’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your realty idea of the day is flu shots. So, it’s autumn and it’s the time that flu shots are being given out. There are so many locations giving them, but this is a good time to reach out to your sphere. One, mention all the locations where the flu shots are being given and, two, ask people, do they get them. There are some people who are impacted by having a lowered immunity. There are some people who don’t believe in flu shots or immunizations. I wouldn’t necessarily wanna be the subject matter expert, but I would certainly start the dialogue and see what people think.
So, flu shots, maybe have a list of where they can go. Maybe you have a little grouping and you say, “You know what? Let’s go get our flu shots together and that way we’ll be there for each other.” Have a great lunch afterward and just get to hang out. This will be a great way to meet up with your sphere.
Anyway, this is Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty. Go get your flu shot. I get mine every year. So, anyway post where you can get ’em, maybe have a group meeting about it or group session, and then go out and have a nice lunch afterward.
Hey everyone! It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your Realty Idea of the Day is “Recycling in Your Area.” So, recycling is something that is huge. And it needs to be. And it is an industry unto itself. But, we need to know how recycling works in our area, what products are actually recyclable. Different cities, at least in Dallas-Fort Worth, different cities have different styles or different things that they do recycle. Some will take one through six. Some will take only one through four but not… You know. They have ideas, they have rules about what they will and won’t take. So, one thing that you do would be to talk about where you could recycle things that may be unusual. Like prescription drugs. There are places that you can take prescription drugs. Don’t flush them down the toilet. They get in the water system. Take prescriptions drugs back to this, you know, one location. They will take care of them. Paint. Paint is another thing you can’t just throw away. You have to recycle it. It has to be recycled in a certain way. So, you need to find out where that would go. Let’s talk about recycling in your area today. Bob McCranie. There will be another Realty Idea of the Day posted tomorrow. Bye-bye.
Plantings for the Fall
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your Realty Idea of the Day is plantings for fall.
So now is the time to be considering what you need to put in the ground for your fall harvest. Obviously, we’re gonna be having our pumpkins and everything like that. There’ll be most posts about that coming up. But what is it that we need to put in the ground now so that it’ll be ready for winter or will come back up in the spring?
So if you live in a colder zone, I know there are planting protocols you need to do to have things in the ground now for spring flowers. I know that you can put some bulbs in the ground now so they’ll be ready for the spring.
I’m not a gardener. I will admit this. But there are organic gardening sites for each zone of the country, each area of the country, each temperature zone that you can go out and reference and talk to people about what they could do to their yard to be ready for next spring. Now’s the time to get the fall plantings in.
Take care, Bob McCranie, there’ll be another Realty Idea of the Day posted tomorrow. Bye-bye.