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4 Successful Real Estate Career Mantras

Guest Post: Joan Lonergan, broker owner of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty
Posted by Matthew Hillier on September 09, 2019 in  CBWM Agents  Lifestyle  Real Estate Agents
I knew my grandmother Flora was really smart. She possessed a quiet determination, had an infectious laugh and I thought she was beautiful. I wanted to be like her. “She had more nerve than brains,” according to my grandfather who would belittle her lack of formal education. But even he had to admit she possessed a fierce business acumen and unstoppable tenacity. Although Flora deferred to my grandfather, everyone knew she was backbone and the face of their very successful, Italian-specialty store. She ... read more
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Backyard Grilling Cheat Sheet

Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 06, 2019 in  Family  For Your Home  Lifestyle  New Homeowner
This summer and most likely this weekend, you’ll be firing up that grill in the backyard for at least a few meals. Below is a simple cheat sheet you can reference before putting on that apron and refilling the propane or charcoal to make sure your dish is cooked to perfection. IMPORTANT: Salt and pepper are the building blocks of seasoning regardless of what you throw on the grill. Salt and pepper each side of your beef, pork or poultry before putting on the grill. Salt again when you turn... read more
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9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness

Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 04, 2019 in  Lifestyle  Winter
When it’s cold and rainy out, you might hear the siren song of your favorite streaming service. Ahh, sweet, solitary binge-watching! But if you’d like a more satisfying way to spend a chilly evening, here are a few ideas to make an intentionally delightful day out of drab weather.1. Set the mood Candles are a key ingredient to a supremely comfortable atmosphere. Not only do they provide beautiful, soft lighting, but they also add warmth and scent to your space.Tip: Choose seasonal scents to inspire cele... read more
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We’ve all dealt with it–the gross and off-putting stench that seeps from the washer. Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the gross smells. It is easy to forget about washing your washer. But the reality is the washer does get dirty and consequently smelly. What’s worse is that the smell, which is typically musty in character with hidden notes of dirt, can also permeate through your clothing. Gross! Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the yucky od... read more
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Work on Your Kingdom This Year

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2018 in  Healthy Living  Lifestyle
World renowned exercise enthusiast Jack Lalanne once said “Exercise is King, and Diet is Queen, put them together and you have a kingdom”. I would take that a bit farther to say whatever your activities in life are, they determine the life or “Kingdom” you create. I came up with a few thoughts and potential activities I try to employ in my life and I hope they will be helpful for you. Exercise is not King! I am a big believer in exercise for sure, but even more important is mindse... read more
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