Archive for July, 2018

Top Oakland Real Estate Agent Shares His Favorite Books He Read This Summer

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Brad Roemer is one of Oakland’s top performing real estate agents. From humble beginnings, he has grown an incredible and sought after real estate team. Roemer is an avid reader and attributes some of his success to that. Today he shares with us some of his best picks for the summer.


A Bit Of Background


Prior to being a realtor, Roemer studied at UC Davis and got his undergraduate degree in business. Immediately following, he got his real estate license and was added to the renowned Sotheby’s team. There, he proved himself a great asset and was put in charge of twelve other real estate agents. He successfully led the group to meet their quarterly and annual sales targets five years in a row. At the same time he spent his spare time perfecting his knowledge of the Oakland market and improving his marketing and negotiation skills. Once ready, he branched out, leaving Sotheby’s to create a team of his own.


“Measure What Matters” By John Derr


This is a book that a lot of realtors should read if they can. Many realtors just work towards the next sale and the next one after that. And when they search for prospective customers, they don’t really think about how they are acquiring them…they just work with whomever appears. This an OK strategy at best. There is however a huge benefit to measuring things about your business. In the case of real estate, if I were to do a facebook campaign, it would be extremely useful to know how many people viewed it, and how many people actually contacted me and if this number increases month-to-month or if there is a decline which would mean you have to change something.

“Powerful: Building A Culture Of Freedom And Responsibility” By Patty Mccord


If you want to succeed in real estate, you need to have a great team. Not just any team. A great team that is motivated and productive. I used this book to improve my team’s cohesion and effectiveness just recently after reading it at the start of the summer. And the author is very credible. It was written by Patty, McCord, who was the Chief talent Officer at Netflix and helped create the star team that works there today.


How To Decorate Based On Your Zodiac

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

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How to decorate your space

Handy has operations in big cities only in various places in the United States and Canada. If you are looking for help in decorating your space, there may be people available to get you on the right path. When it comes to choosing the right color schemes, there is a new way of going about it. There are people who are decorating certain spaces based on the zodiac sign of the customer to really bring out your personality and spirit. According to these designers, there are hues that match better with certain people according to the period they were born.

When it comes to Aries, it is best to go for crimson and red notes for their go-getter personality. Orange is another hot and fiery color that will motivate Aries. Taurus is an earth sign that is inspired by nature therefore going for soft green notes such as sage is a great option. It will get them to stay grounded and connect with the Earth. Mauve is another color that works well with this sign since it is soft and will create soothing environments.


Which colors work best with your zodiac sign?

Geminis prefer light and open spaces such as white and simple pops of color. This is because they are always busy and on the move therefore they prefer bare walls. The pops of color show off some personality and reflect their inner mind that tends to be very busy. Leos on the other hand prefer dramatic and warm hues such as marigold and dark purple. This is to accentuate the fact that they like the aura of castles. For the passionate Scorpios, they would like shades of maroon and hot pink. These colors represent emotional depth and intensity since they need their home to be a retreat from the world.

Taragh Bracken Agrees That Oshawa Criminal, Now Mother, Is A Threat

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

While Ontario is one of the largest provinces in Canada, it has it’s slew of unprecedented crime scenes that one would not think of from this free and diverse country. Some notorious killers have been found guilty and put into jail for decades, but one must think what happens afterwards to these murders’ children? Raised by a father or mother who would at first dot on their children with sweet love words and affirmations and then change mood’s quickly to yell and scare their children in and of itself demonstrates instability in the home.


A Female Criminal’s Children

It must not be forgotten that these children did not choose to be raised in a home led by dual murderers. Taragh Bracken, working in criminal and family law for decades, has represented an infamous female murderer in Oshawa, Ontario and found that her children were suffering for it. At the time of her prison release in 2007, she began a relationship with an estranged relative of her former lawyer. Someone who would otherwise seemingly be ostracized in society managed to find a lover, and thus decided to start a family with him.


Approximately five years later, the children of said murderer were to begin kindergarten and elementary school. They unfortunately got caught up in the rumble of their mother’s rapes, murders (one of which consisted of her own sister!) and abductions—meaning that they have not been invited to any social gatherings and have not been spoken to at school.


Children As A Redemption From Murder

When asked about how a woman who has done such cruelty could bring one of life’s greatest gifts into the world, Taragh Bracken looked placidly at the situation and explained to the press that this was a psychological mechanism that allowed the perpetrator to reinvent their life. It’s a blank slate, a gift to call yourself a mother and raise beautiful children into intellectual and astute adults.


Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal

What is most disconcerting is that the woman who will always be a cold murderer is the same mother who is attending events that other parents’ kids are at. From volleyball practice to swim meets and Mother’s Day picnics, any parent in their right mind would be worried about the implications. Thankfully, many research studies show that woman who have spent time in prison for an offence are nearly never second-time offenders. At the moment, the murderer seems to live a stable life compared to her once alter-ego of a vision. However, you can’t help but forget that once you’re a murderer, you’ll always be exactly that. No jail time can take that away.


Long Term Support for the Best Factoring

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Typically, factoring is a short-term financing technique that involves a company entrusting the management of its trade receivables to a financial company called factor. Still unknown to business leaders, it has many forms and is now an ideal tool to finance its cash.

How factoring works

Depending on the terms of the factoring contract, the financial company buys the unpaid invoices from the company and proceeds to the recovery of the receivables on behalf of the company, for a commission which is levied at the time of the purchase of the invoices and a guarantee against the risk of unpaid bills. This commission, which consists of the cost of managing the customer item and the cost of financing, represents the factor’s remuneration. While the first cost is proportional to the amount of the bills not yet due to be managed, the second represents an interest rate of the contribution granted. The factor company is important in this matter.

Thanks to the factoring technique, the company has a cash position which was then in the form of receivables that have not yet fallen due and optimizes the management fees of its receivables, because all the management is transferred to a third entity to which only a commission is paid in lieu of labor costs and administrative costs.

With the diversity of customer needs and the evolution of the markets, variants of the classic factoring offer exist to respond specifically to the different expectations of companies. Thus we can denote techniques such as factoring, import / export factoring, confidential factoring, managed factoring and unmanaged factoring, factoring of purchases, factoring of balance and reverse factoring.

Fixed-price factoring

Flat rate factoring is a variant that differs from conventional factoring in the remuneration of the factoring company, in terms of the cost of managing the receivables only. With fixed-rate factoring, the remuneration of the management of the customers and the recovery of the receivables is fixed according to a fixed amount to be paid according to a precise periodicity, whatever the amount of the invoices not yet due, which are presented to him, during all the duration the factoring contract. The main advantage of this variant is that the company that benefits from it knows the amount of the service in advance. But at the same time, the major disadvantage is that even if you do not have any bills not yet due to present to the factor, the

Export Factoring and Import Factoring

Export factoring is reserved for the financing and management of invoices issued to international customers. As for import factoring, it allows the company to obtain financing for its foreign purchase and import operations.


While export factoring is similar to conventional factoring with the only difference that customers are foreign, for factoring import is a little more complicated. Here, it’s about having a product delivery for which you are sourcing abroad, to a local customer. The factor pays the strange supplier and delivers the goods to the local customer and proceeds with the collection of the claim. The factor pays you the amount of your claim before or after the payment of the customer by taking the commission, according to the terms of the factoring contract. With export factoring, the company ensures at the same time that its customer will always be supplied, that its supplier will always be settled in time and that it will always benefit from its commercial margin. This technique can be used to deliver imported products to a local market even without having cash.

Choices for the Load Boards Right Here

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

For the transport of goods or even containers, it is also possible by the railway. Companies often provide transportation whether or not the owner of the goods has wagons. It is often the large goods that must be shipped by iron.

The coverage area depends on the service provided by each company, which covers in particular national and European routes. For the truck loadboards for free this is important. Depending on the weight of the goods and the specificity of the sector of activity of the company that leases the service, there are 3 main types of services in rail transport:

  • The transport of goods: in whole trains or in isolated wagons.
  • container transport
  • truck transport

Transport by the railroad voice has assets, apart from the tonnage it can carry, such as respect for the environment. Indeed, rail transport respects the environment more than other modes of transport because the emission of greenhouse gases is minimal (1.4% of CO 2 emissions against 90% for the road). That is why this mode of transport is encouraged in Europe but also around the world.

There is also the energy consumption: as the experience shows, the energy efficiency of the railways is twice as high as that of the road, or more. For example, with the energy equivalent to 1 kg of oil per tonne of goods, a transport truck travels up to sixty kilometers while a train runs one hundred and ten.

  • Nowadays, transport is very important for humanity. Freight transport is the transfer of goods between a manufacturer or seller and a buyer or receiver.
  • It can be done in different ways, and the main types can be summarized as follows:
  • Land transport is: Global road transport, national road transport and rail transport. There is also transportation by boat and transportation in the air.
  • In the same way, transportation is done with trucks, trains, ships and the airline.
  • And the usual use of these transports is the inter porto, the stations: the freight terminals and the marshalling yards, the ports, the airports and the container terminal
  • There may be crime and theft of goods in the transport and freight sector. The majority of truck thefts on the road or in company premises usually happen in the evening or on weekends.

How to secure your goods

Prevention starts with recruiting your staff. Make sure your employees are reliable and honest and trustworthy. To do so, you can call his previous employers and ask for all possible information about him. Then, give your employees a self-defense class.You can also put security tags to protect your merchandise from theft.