Brad Roemer Shares Reasons to Get Amazon Prime

Brad Roemer speaks of the benefits of Amazon Prime

Introduction

At Brad Roemer Real Estate, we need to get our orders as fast as we can. Sometimes it is for the office and other times it is for the place that we are showing. In either case, we need to get them as soon as humanly possible. For all of our retail shopping needs, we have found no better place to buy your stuff than from Amazon. Shopping from Amazon means you never have to leave the house for most anything you may need. If you make this your top shopping site, you are going to want to pick up Amazon Prime.

Possibilities of Prime

There is nothing worse than ordering something online and having to wait weeks for it to arrive. Enter Amazon Prime. They tout one of the fasting shipping times of any retailer out there right now. If you want more reasons than just fast shipping times, continue reading below.

  1. Free Shipping – There are thousands of products all over Amazon Prime that carry the Amazon Prime seal. This not only means that you will get your package in two days, but you will also get it shipped for free. We like this because there is something disheartening about making your purchase only to find out it costs more to ship than the product was itself. If you are not in a hurry, you can opt for the no rush shipping and you will earn extra rewards on future purchases. The shipping will still be free, it will just take longer to get to your door.
  2. Prime Videos – Along with your Amazon Prime membership, you will gain access to thousands of movies on Amazon Prime Video. This means that you will have the ability to cut out that Netflix account and still have access to a ton of content to watch. Unlike with Netflix, however, the movies on Prime Video are more up to date. So, you will not be stuck watching movies from 20 years ago and will even have access to some very current releases.
  3. Twitch Prime – If you are into gaming, this might just put you over the edge. Again, when you sign up for an Amazon Prime account you will get access to this feature. Here, you can watch thousands of gamers from around the world. This may seem strange to some, but there is a large following of e-sports and this is the place that you can find them.
  4. Prime Music – If two-day shipping, movies, and live streams wasn’t enough for you, this will definitely do it. With each Amazon Prime membership, you will have access to the thousands of songs on Prime Music. This means that you can cancel your Spotify membership.

Conclusion

Nowadays people are trying to cut the cord and cut their monthly expenses and Brad Roemer Real Estate knows this is a great way to do that. Amazon is always getting flak about raising their rates, but if the reports were honest, they would tell you how much more you are getting in return for that rate increase.

Brad Roemer Discusses How to be More Productive

How to stop wasting your time every day

Introduction

Before you read one more word of this article, Brad Roemer would like to make sure that you are being kind to yourself and realize that everyone makes mistakes. That being said, you need to make sure that you are doing everything that you can to be as productive as possible. This will give you a better feeling at the end of the day. You may also actually look forward to going to work. It would help if you had a job that you loved but being productive can make things a little better. So, what does being productive actually mean? Being productive means that you are utilizing the time you have to the best of your ability. If you have any downtime, you are probably not being very productive. It is harder and harder to stay productive because of all the electronic stimulation that we have (read laptops, tablets, smartphone, etc.). It will take some time, but you can no doubt free yourself from the shackles of the digital age.

Being Productive

Being productive does not just apply to work, it also applies to doing things around the house. You know that you have a pile of laundry that needed to be done last week. If you are being totally honest, you already have plans on how you are going to skip out of it this weekend as well. Stop doing that! Take a look at the list below on how to become more productive in your everyday life.

  1. To-Do List – If you don’t write it down you are probably going to forget. It is not like eating, drinking, or breathing. Our bodies tell us when we have to do those things. We are talking about things that you have to actually think about doing. This can be things as simple as doing that laundry that we talked about all the way to mowing the lawn. Anything that you need to get done, write it down and your chances of remembering will increase exponentially.
  2. Set Goals – Don’t set large goals. When people do that, they usually fall short and then they get depressed about not achieving the goal. This will lead to an extended period of time of not trying to do it again. It is just like falling off a horse. If you do, make sure you get right back on and try it again. No one ever does anything perfectly the first time. Take it easy on yourself and try again tomorrow (or if you have time today).
  3. Complete One Task at a Time – The best way to get nothing done is to have too many irons in the fire. You will partially complete a lot of things, but you need to see a project through to give yourself the inspiration to complete another task.

Conclusion

When the time comes to be productive, Brad Roemer hopes that you will remember the little things that he has reminded you of. You can do it if you continue to try. If don’t try anymore, then you will surely get nothing done. Make those mistakes, learn from them, and then try again. You will get it, we promise!

Brad Roemer Real Estate Examines the Truth About Fast Food

Finding a balance with fast food

Introduction

If you are anything like Brad Roemer , you have a very hectic work day. This may lead to not having enough time to sit down and eat a proper meal. This would mean that many people opt to go the fast food route. After reading this article, we think you just might change your mind about that for good. In America, we are obsessed with instant gratification. We want to have that delicious meal, but we do not want to make it or even have to wait too long to eat it. Well, this could be due to the busy lives we lead as well, but none the less, we have fast food restaurants in spades. There are over 250 thousand fast food restaurants in the United States. There must be a reason for that. Well, we are not in a war on fast food, but we want to share with you some truths that you may not want to hear.

 

Brain Drain

While most people know that there is a lot of fat and sugar in the foods we eat at fast food chains, a lot of them do not know that it can have adverse effects on the human brain. In recent studies, chowing down on fast food on a regular basis means that you will be cutting the blood supply to your brain. Without blood to your brain, you may soon feel like you are an extra on The Walking Dead. This is not limited to any fast food restaurant, in particular, they are all guilty of it. Additionally, you can lump all fast food into this category, not just restaurants. If you have chips and soda, you can be producing the same results. We are not going to even mention the sugar crash associated with these foods either.

 

Fizzy Fecal Mater

You know how you go to a fast food restaurant and they give you the cup to make your own soda? While a lot of people think this is really a neat idea, not only are they outsourcing work to you, you might be getting a little more than you bargained for. When food servers handle any of the items they give to you, they must make certain that the food standards are adhered to. Well, that is not the case when you are dealing with the general public. In recent studies, they have found a high amount of fecal coliform in and around the soda dispensing station. This comes as a result of people not washing their hands after using the facilities. While fecal coliform cannot kill you, it might make you sick. This may leave even the least germ conscious among us not wanting to drink soda from a fast food restaurant ever again.

 

Conclusion

When you have a busy life like Brad Roemer it can be tempting to sneak in the occasional quick meal. Well, if you are getting more than you asked for that might not be as good a thing as it sounds. It really does not take that long to get up and make yourself a lunch that you can have during the day. Not only will it taste better, but it will be better for you and not have unhealthy side effects associated with it.

Not A Morning Person?

The Myth About Being A Morning Person

“I am simply not a morning person!” Have you heard that term before? Does it sound familiar to you? I have heard and even made that statement over and over and over again. When I find myself at school or at work at 7 or 8 in the morning and I am dozing off, I will convince myself that the fact that I only had about 3 hours of sleep last night has nothing to do with it but instead it is the fact that I am simply not a morning person . What does a morning person actually mean? Is it someone that has trouble waking up in the morning or someone that is not productive in the mornings? A morning person is usually someone who has a that of energy in the morning time but then looses that energy as the day progresses. Contrary to that, a night person will get the boost of energy at night but then crash in the morning time.

Fortunately, for those “night people,” there are jobs,  school schedules, and lifestyles all together to meet their individual needs. In general, it is important to ensure at all cost to at least maintain a 6 to 8 hour sleeping period at night or in the morning (whatever your schedule will happen to be) in order to be productive during the day. Realtors such as Brad Roemer would understand the importance of being consistent as slip-ups usually do occur during your day but when you get a better sleep they tend to be more productive during your day as your brain is also well rested.

Now, most days will not be the same, you may have a day where you were taking things slow and you may have a day where you were very busy and found yourself running around all day. In all, it is important to have a morning routine every morning in order to maintain consistency. Your morning routine does not actually begin in the morning time but it starts the night prior. Plan your day ahead of time so that you have an idea as to what you will be doing, where you will be going, who you will be meeting as well. That will give you a good idea as to how to choose your outfit for the following day, what to set aside in your purse or briefcase. The following day you will simply have to follow through with the plan that was put into place without worrying about the time and what you should be doing but is not doing at the moment. All you will need to do is to pull out your schedule and follow through with your day.

Now you are ready for your morning routine! Regardless about what you will be doing during the day and at what time you will be waking up it is highly recommended to first drink a cup of water when you step out of bed as your body went on for a long period of time without any liquids. Treat your body well, give it some liquids to receive a dose of hydration first thing in the morning. It is also important to eat your breakfast between within the first hour of the time you wake up to keep your body nourished as it went through the longest period of the day without any food either. Get ready by taking your shower, brushing your teeth and finally getting dressed. Some people like to workout in the mornings and some prefer working out I night. Chose what works best for you and what works best for your schedule but always ensure to give your body some exercise at least 5 times a day.

What Is Like Living In A Hot Country?

Life is more than the cold that we experience everyday, time to look for the heat

Are you tired of the day to day living when it comes to dragging yourself through the snow in order to get to work or school? Do you dream of taking a breath of (warm) fresh air, and of dropping everything and going to live in a sunny location? This article is definitely for you as it will give you all of the information that you need. Brad Roemer did it and has been living in sunny California for decades!! If he can do it, you can do it too. Do not limit yourself to the cold temperatures that you have to deal with on a regular basis.

How It All Began

In the movie “Overpriced”, with Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh, one of the characters ( who happens to be a very rich and prosperous businessman who goes down to a luxury hotel on the Côte d’Azur) says: “It has been three years since I have not seen the rain “.

This response got me into tears of laughter and especially provoked in me to reflect on my current situation and how long I planned on staying this way. I said to myself that he must be very rich to have the opportunity to live a life away from the rain or snow in the sun all year round.

The good news is that this is not the case: there is actually no need to be ridiculously wealthy in order to live in the sun. Just be smart and create something for yourself.

Today, I am anything but full of aces. I still have my regular day to day struggles and hard times. The good thing is that I created a way of life that allows me to travel permanently. In the event that I wish to seclude myself from the rain and snow, I can literally spend three to five years without evening seeing any traces of precipitation, provided I am at the right destination and at the right time.

How did I go about it? It’s simple on paper: I became nomadic, I travel according to my desires (and seasons, so: if the weather irritates me, I change locations all together).

 

First Step:  Be As Free As A Bird

A lot of people will say that becoming a nomad is not so easy: how do you work? Where do you end up living? How would it work altogether? If all of these questions are interesting to you, I invite you to read this long article, where I explain in more detail my background, and where I encourage you to do the same thing.

Basically, to get a better understanding of the foundations it is about having an independent job that does not require you to move around physically. You must avoid at all costs jobs where you will have to meet your customers face-to-face. The Internet is ideal for this: with a computer and a connection, you can do a lot of jobs without having to meet someone.

 

Second Step: Finding A Place To Live

You want to live in a location that is comfortable but yet affordable for you? I have excellent news for you: You can live anywhere on this planet! When you look well, there is at least half of the world where the weather is nice and warm all year round. So you are spoiled for choice as far as the destination is concerned.

That being said, I am well aware that the sun is not the only criterion for settling down: professional opportunities, the cost of living, ease of integration, are all other factors at least as important as the weather. With the innovation of Airbnb as well as hostels, it has opened up a variety of different location possibilities that you can explore at any time.

There are just some basic steps to finding your comfort zone in a new and sunny country

Speaking Effectively

Speaking in front of people without the fear of making errors

Regardless of how old you, where you come from or what experiences you have had in life communicating effectively is a skill that can very easily be discovered and implemented in one’s life. With a little confidence in yourself as well as some understanding of the basics when it comes to communication, Brad Roemer is convinced that anyone can project their message in a clear and concise manner to be understood and well respected.

 

There Is Always The Right Time For Everything

As the saying goes, there is a time for everything and communication is no exception. Avoid addressing important topics such as finances or weekly planning at the end of the day. Few people will be happy to solve major problems when they are prone to fatigue. Instead, treat these major topics in the morning or afternoon when people are alert, available, and more likely to be able to respond with clarity.

There Is Always The Right Place for Everything

Try at all cost to choose the right place when trying to bring up a conversation that is important to you. In the event that you have to announce bad news (such as a death or breakup), do not make such an announcement in a public area with colleagues or other people around you. Choosing the right place is very crucial as it brings value or diminishes the importance to what you will be saying. Be respectful and attentive to the person that you are announcing and communicating privately to. This will also give you the opportunity to have a dialogue with the person about the communicated factor whiles ensuring that the exchange takes place in a proper manner.
If you are performing in front of a group of people, be sure to check the sound systems in advance and practice speaking clearly and concisely. Use a microphone if necessary to make sure your audience can hear you.

Try at all cost to choose the right place when trying to bring up a conversation that is important to you. In the event that you have to announce bad news (such as a death or breakup), do not make such an announcement in a public area with colleagues or other people around you. Choosing the right place is very crucial as it brings value or diminishes the importance to what you will be saying. Be respectful and attentive to the person that you are announcing and communicating privately to. This will also give you the opportunity to have a dialogue with the person about the communicated factor whiles ensuring that the exchange takes place in a proper manner.
If you are performing in front of a group of people, be sure to check the sound systems in advance and practice speaking clearly and concisely. Use a microphone if necessary to make sure your audience can hear you.

There Is Always The Right Way To Say Everything

The timing is right and the location is right as well. All that is left is for your message to be projected in a clear and concise manner. First, you have to know what it is that you are trying to say; let the message be clearly structured and organized in your mind. This process should be completed before you even attempt to express the idea(s). In the event that the topic is very important to you and brings up a lot of passion and emotion, it would be even more important to structure what you will be saying as the emotions may destabilize you and prevent you from saying everything that you want to actually say.
A good general rule is to choose three main points and keep your communication focused on it. In this way, if the subject deviates, you will be able to return to one or more of these three key points without feeling overwhelmed and sidetracked. Writing down these key points (if appropriate) can also help as some people are more visual and need to reference their speech.

 

These three important steps will get you on your way to speaking effectively when infront of people. Everyone happens to be shy at times but if it was able to work with Brad it can work with anyone as he also had some issues with speach that he quickly got over with these steps.

Brad Roemer Talks About Family Dinner

The Importance of Family dinners

The Past

In days gone by, people used to gather around the dinner table and shut off the television and all electronic distractions. In fact, when Brad Roemer was younger they did not even answer the telephone when it rang. Mind you, this was in the days before call waiting, caller ID, and answering machines.  When the phone would go unanswered during dinner, you had no idea who was actually calling, and you would have to call all of your friends to see who called you, but we digress. Breakfast is always said to be the most important meal of the day, but dinner has its claim to fame too. Dinner is the meal that gets people together and having a family dinner really warms the heart (and stomach, literally). How can we get back to having family dinners and stop the digression of the family unit? We have some ideas that Brad gave us.

 

Logistical Nightmare

In a recent study, 80% of people surveyed stated that the main reason for not having a family sit down dinner was due to not being able to plan it around the family schedules. For example, the kids get home between 4 to 4:30 pm, Mom gets home around 5:45 pm and Dad does not get home until just before 7:00 pm. While it may seem that dinner could just be planned for the minute that Dad gets home, we forgot about one important factor – afterschool activities (e.g. band, cheerleading, soccer, etc.). This is where the logistical nightmare starts. The family has to eat when they can and therefore no longer has the ability to sit down as a unit and eat dinner. There is a solution, though.

 

Moving Forward

It would be too much to say, skip the extracurricular activities or dinner all together. Perhaps we do not have to have every dinner together at the same time. Maybe ordering out might help. The microwave has been saving people time for years now, but is it relevant for us today? The answer is all and none of the above. There is, however, the possibility for compromise. Let us consider the possibility to get the family dinner back, by taking baby steps. So, this Saturday, Brad Roemer suggests you have a family dinner. If you cannot do it on Saturday due to work schedule, do it on a night that no one in the family has things to do. Essentially, start with one night and start from there. Remember, Rome was not built in one day, and neither will having regular family dinners be that easy.

 

Importance

Sitting down for a family dinner, as Brad did in his younger years, is very important for the family. It keeps the parents and the children in good communication. Communication between family members is mentally satisfying. It creates stronger bonds and allows kids the ability to learn both good manners and emotional regulation. So, when you do get a chance to have that dinner, sit the family down, turn off the television, do not answer the telephone (at least these days you will know who you have to call back), and have a healthy dinner with the family!

Getting Your School In Order Before Returning To your Routine

SMall Steps To Clearing My Room After The Holidays

A New Year, A New Look!

It is the beginning of a new year! We meet our new year with great optimism and hope for the coming year. We have gone ahead and written our new years resolution and vow to stick to the resolution. All of the guests from far and close have returned to their home and you are left alone at home (finally). Where do you start? How do you get yourself reorganized so that you can get back into the routine that you initially had? Brad Roemer has just the right tips for you to avoid feeling overwhelmed and ineffective. There is nothing worse than “tidying” your home for hours to only realized that you did not actually progress as you should. You must have a plan in place in order to avoid going around in circles aimlessly putting things into certain parts of your home.

It marks a very important time of the year, as you would have had some time off and are now falling back into the routine whiles also setting long-term and short-term goals. This is a great opportunity for you to revamp your home and even add subtle details to enhance the appearance if it fits within your budget. It is a great opportunity to sort and organize all of the materials and items in the home in order to ensure a strong commencement of the year.

Where To Start

Let us be studious this year. Begin your cleaning session by reviewing the work areas of each family member. This can simply not be overemphasized; a messy office cannot contribute to true concentration. The individual will get distracted with all of the items that are on the desk and will end up not studying or reading as they should. Though it is your office space you must remove all of the items that are not necessary. Invest in new shelving space in order to keep your paperwork and books neatly organized. You may want to consider bringing your items to a storage area if it cannot fit on your desk. Do not attempt to cram everything in one space when you see that everything is not fitting.

Storage space will only be effective when it is emptied and cleaned before usage. The main purpose of cleaning your home is to put everything in place and to give a feeling of serenity and peace in the home. Lighten your mind by emptying all the closets of the house to sort the clothes (too small, too damaged, to give …).
Take the opportunity to store any summer clothes that may have been lingering around and put on winter clothes.
Tip: Also sort out children’s toys that often take up a lot of space. “Declutter for better enjoyment”, here is your new adage!

Make it a point to globally organize the home with the rest of the family so that nobody feels left out.  It is important to set a cleaning schedule for the family as well as it also teaches them how to be structured in this world.

Getting Ready For The Holidays

How to get yourself and your home ready for the holiday period

In less than a week, it will be Christmas! Last year you were a bit last minute when it came to your Christmas prep so let us try to do things differently, shall we? With less than a week to go, you are bordering on the “last minute” line so let us make an action plan with Brad Roemer that will cause us less embarrassment and will put both yourself and your guests at ease.

What Will You Need For Christmas Preparations?

The most organized Christmas planners carry a “Christmas notebook” wherever they go. They take note of all of the good ideas found in magazines or on television (they spend countless of hours on Pinterest and Instagram), recipes, to-do shopping lists, and have a lot of tasks to remember. Why not use this approach? How about making specific lists for all your tasks, your parties, the purchases that you need to make and more? You can make lists on paper or directly on your phone (you can even share them with your entourage!). Store them all in one place so you do not lose them!

In fact, the first step in this holiday planning is to find the tool that will help you get organized! Thus, you will not forget anything and will not feel overwhelmed at any point and time.

 

Purchase Your Christmas Gifts In Advance!

It is said everywhere: we must start our shopping early. But as the tale of the hare and the turtle reminds us, “There is no point in running, you have to start at the right time”. You must, therefore, know what the ultimate goal actually is before know how to attain that goal. Once you have created a menu for yourself and guests then you can go into the details as to what will be required for the meals. Take note of who you want to give a gift to whiles budgeting for each person. Find suggestions from friends or family or even through online reviews whiles targeting the shops that you will be visiting. It will definitely give you a better idea as to what to look for when shopping. In the event that you do not like Christmas shopping due to the hassle, then you can do it online. Note however that if you do place an order at this time online you will not receive a response until way after new years. Shopping online is a very easy process as the supplier will bring the product right to your doorstep. No need to go through the hassle of searching for that gift and waiting in long lineups; everything gets delivered to you directly.

 

Double Check The Decorations Within Your Home

When you are ready to hosts your guests to make sure that all of your decors inside and outside of your home is on point. It can be a bit frustrating to notice that the lights in your Christmas tree or the lights around your windows are not working very well when you know that it could have easily been avoided by simply checking beforehand. Perform some basic tests on all of the lights around the house and the connections to make sure that they will last during your evening.

Choosing Your Holiday Menu

Finally; about the menu. This is probably one of the biggest sources of stress caused to those in the kitchen during the holiday period. You want everything to be perfect, you want to please everyone, you try to satisfy all expectations (yours and those of others) and all this could even lead you to sleepless nights! Look at the situation with realism; do not supersede your general expectations. What is absolutely necessary? What can be delegated? How can you reach a compromise?

Stock Up On Your Christmas Supplies

There are plenty of items that you can buy in advance. You can also organize a day of cooking and freeze everything that is freezable. Try to purchase everything in advance to avoid the last minute corner store shopping that will increase your bill instantaneously. Do not forget to pack napkins, paper towels, toilet papers, foil, etc. The sooner you start these purchases, the more you will save (you will have time to enjoy good sales!)! In addition, you will not end up with a salty bill in mid-December!

 

These steps would be the nitty-gritty of the tasks to accomplish for a successful  Christmas dinner. Do not forget that you also have to fill out your Christmas cards and wrap your Christmas gifts as well. when following these steps by Brad you will get the successful evening that you desire!

Perfumes To Set The Right Atmosphere Within Your Home

Do it yourself fragrances for the holidays

During the holiday period, we absolutely love when it feels like Christmas! The sweet smell of spices, pine, vanilla, cinnamon, oranges or gingerbread cookies set the right tone for the festivities. All of the different aromas will bring us back to our fondest memories. In the case of some like Brad Roemer; peeling a tangerine in December makes me want to decorate my house and listen to the most beautiful Christmas songs.

Why not bring a touch of magic to your home with homemade smells? Avoid commercially available aerosol chemicals and make these simple, natural recipes yourself. In addition, these small creations make excellent gifts for your friends and loved ones.

Apple Fragrance

This is a very simple recipe that smells amazing as it cleans the air and makes a visually appealing decoration as well.

On a large orange, lemon or grapefruit, prick cloves to make a nice pattern. Use fifty or more clothes.

Then wrap a beautiful Christmas ribbon on it. All you have to do is hang your tangy balls in your tree, your entrance, the wardrobe or on a doorknob. This orange will leave a beautiful natural aroma for a whole month.

 

Club Of Christmas Aromas

In a pot or a saucepan, simmer your favorite Christmas ingredients. I would recommend that you make a mixture of cranberries, mint,  fresh rosemary, orange peels, lemon peels, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Add water to cover the ingredients. Return water when the level is too low. Let it simmer for some few hours on low heat. The idea is to curl up in her favorite blanket as the snow falls and have your favorite Christmas movie on TV. The fresh and unique scent will spread throughout your kitchen and will give your evening a magical smell. You may repeat this process as many times as you wish. Note: you can incorporate the ingredients that stimulate your sense of smell such as vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, etc. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oils like citrus, vanilla, pine cinnamon or more.

 

Pine & Cinnamon

Find some beautiful pine cones.  You may do so by walking in the forest or at the park near your home. Another alternative could be at your local dollar or even at a decor boutique. On a baking sheet, place the casseroles and put in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for one hour. Once cooked and cooled, pour a few drops of cinnamon essential oil over the casseroles and place them in a plastic bag. Keep in the bag a few days so that the smell soaks the bark of the casseroles. You can perfume your casseroles with your favorite essential oils as well. Put the casseroles in a nice container, a jar, a burlap bag with a beautiful ribbon or as an ornament in your tree or even in your Christmas wreath. The smell will just come gushing through!

The Mixture

The goal for this fragrance is to mix spices, pines and dried fruits in a nice container in order to create your favorite aromas. You are essentially the creator as well as the master and chef. You decide what works and what does not work for you, you decide what fragrance you prefer over the other. For dried fruits put your dry apple slices and oranges in the oven. Slice your fruit as finely as possible so that they can dry faster. Cook an hour and a half in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. In a vase, jar or bag, place your fruit, sprig of fir or cedar, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cranberries and even a cinnamon casserole. Decorate your jar or bag with a nice ribbon or other and place your potpourri in your entry or bathroom.

These are just some few tips that Brad has in store for you in terms of setting the right atmosphere for your home this holiday season through different frgrances.