Lamudi Launched Housing Fair 2019 at TriNoma

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Lamudi has facilitated again another successful housing fair. This year, the leading real estate platform launched the series at the TriNoma Activity Center. Like the past lodging fairs, the Lamudi Housing Fair in Trinoma offered a broad selection of property offerings from some of the country’s biggest industry players. The exhibitors were SMDC, Aspire by Filinvest, Futura by Filinvest, Prestige by Filinvest, The Hauslands, Amiya Raya, Taft Properties, Robinsons Communities, BPI Family Housing Loan, Grand Monaco, Ortigas & Company, Phinma Properties, Pag-IBIG Fund, SandariBatulao, and Suntrust.

Online Real Estate Marketing Seminars

More than property selling, the housing fair also aimed to educate and help real estate experts boost their businesses. As such, the individuals who were in participation were blessed to receive free online land promoting trainings led by Lamudi Academy’s learning development coaches. Some of the topics discussed during the two-day event were Top Online Lead GenerationChannels,  Conversion of Online Leads to Sales and The Power of Lamudi.

Property Discounts and Foreclosure Auction

Exclusive property discounts were also given away to aspiring property seekers. Similarly, Unionbank also hosted a property auction at affordable price points.

Homebuying Seminars

For first time homebuyers, the Lamudi Housing Fair at TriNoma also gave prospective property buyers the lowdown into how to approach this important but otherwise challenging undertaking. Representatives from Pag-IBIG Fund talked about the agency’s End-User Financing Program while the Land Registration Authority was also present in the event to guide property seekers in their land titling concerns and questions.

Several experts in various facets of real estate also imparted their knowledge to property seekers and sellers. For instance, a talk on Property Photography was discussed, as well as Interior Design Essentials, especially for small spaces.

“The Lamudi Housing Fair is the perfect venue for those actively and passively looking to invest in a property. Each one of our housing fairs has a goal to connect buyers to the right people so they can make the right decision. By bringing together property seekers and property sellers, we are helping them understand the steps involved in the decision-making process and learn from each other.” Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh said of the Lamudi Housing Fair.

“We had hoped that TriNoma would set the tone positively for this year’s run and needless to say, we were not disappointed by the turnout. The following ones will offer the same benefits, if not more, to attendees as we really want our housing fairs to provide value and worth their time.”

The next Lamudi Housing Fair will be happening on July 20 to 21 at Glorietta, followed by SM Cebu in September, and lastly, SM Mall of Asia in December.

The Lamudi Housing Fair in TriNoma was sponsored by DMCI Homes, Aboitiz Land, Land Bank of the Philippines, Land Registration Authority, Food Panda, and Red Doors, also, in partnership with Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Business Mirror, Business World, Malaya Business Insight, The Philippine Star and ThinkBIT as official registration partner.

For more information, please visit the official website.

 

How to Get Started With Your Own Interior Design Company

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Starting any business is no easy feat, even when your business is centered around a hobby that you’re passionate about, like interior design. It has different complexes than starting an ecommerce business, and you should understand the ins and outs. The world of interior design business is vast and growing. The bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census found that the amount of interior designers increased by 11.9 percent to 68,067. The number of firms also are up by nearly 6 percent to 12,642. If you’re considering starting your interior design company, here are a few steps you should take:

Determine Your Niche

There are many niches in interior design, and by honing in on one of them, you can stand out from the rest. For instance, do you want to focus on basement remodeling, furniture refinishing, or one of the many other dozens of subfields in interior design? Sometimes, you might find yourself honing in on a theme instead of a particular area. Whatever niche you decide on, be sure of two things 1) It’s a niche you’re passionate and happy to work with and 2) it’s a profitable niche.

Think About Branding

As an interior designer, branding is very important. After all, interior design is a very visual field, and how your brand represents itself is of the utmost important. Your website design is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. People will make judgements based on first impressions alone, and if you haven’t put thought into what your branding will be, you could lose valuable clients. Branding is how you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of other interior design companies out there. Take a look at this list of small business branding success stories to help steer you in the right direction.  

Don’t Forget About SEO

No matter how great your services are, if you don’t have the right SEO strategy, it becomes very difficult to excel above your competition without a plan. “Every business needs SEO to increase brand awareness,” says eWeb Results, an agency that offers Houston SEO services. “If you aren’t proficient in SEO, you should work with a reputable local agency who has proficiency in your area. The ultimate goal is to rank locally for people looking for those services in your area.”

Organic search is the primary source of website traffic; although paid traffic can be fruitful, it cannot outdo organic search. Search engine optimization also helps build credibility and trust with search engines, because it ultimately aids the user experience—which is what Google cares highly about.

Build Your Portfolio

When you launch your business, initially you might find trouble seeking your initial batch of clients. This is because you’ll find yourself in a classic Catch-22 situation: you can’t get clients without a portfolio, and you can’t secure a portfolio without clients.

For this reason, you should highly consider doing some client work for free when you’re just starting out. You’ll get some much needed work from offering your services for free, as well as some early reviews that can help you win paying clients. However, before you take on design clients pro bono, be sure that they have the budget to accommodate what they’re looking for. This helps protect you from from failing at an insurmountable project.

Photos, Photos, Photos

As an interior designer, you need as many photos as possible. You’ll need great photos for your portfolio, your website, and your social media pages. In interior design, your pictures are the digital property that represent your talents. If you don’t have a professional camera, it’s time to invest in one. And if you aren’t proficient with leading editing software, consider hiring a freelancer. This will help save you some valuable time, and will ensure you put your best foot forward each time you post a photo.

Launch a Blog

A blog is the perfect foundation for an ideal SEO strategy. In fact, websites with blogs are nearly 500% more likely to get indexed in Google results pages. First and foremost, you should create an editorial calendar to keep your blogging efforts on track. Consistency is very important here.

Use contests and popular events to help launch your blog. For example, the annual One Room Challenge is an interior design challenge that encourages homeowners to redesign a single room in their home over the course of six weeks. Though the official challenge consists of 20 bloggers competing in this design showdown, hundreds of other participate unofficially. And many bloggers follow one another in a quest to become inspired by the work of others. Over the course of six weeks, many bloggers experience an influx of traffic during this time.

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4 Things To Consider When Buying A New Rod

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Often, new fishers take the time to replace their line every time they get a new reel. That’s because they tend to keep line on their reel longer than they should. But it’s something that needs changing a little more frequently than you may realise.

The same goes for your fishing rod. If you’ve decided it’s time for a new fishing rod, here are a few things to consider when buying a new one.

1. The Weight Of The Rod

There’s no right or wrong choice when it comes to picking the perfect rod. But things can get a little daunting. Once you know what you’re looking for, it gets much easier.

If you’re going for smaller fish, you’ll want an ultra-light rod. The smaller, lightweight rods are perfect for first time fishers, too, and youngsters who are just getting into fishing.

Lightweight rods are great for popular pan fish, while medium light and medium rods are perfect for trout, catfish, bass and walleye. If you’re after bigger fish, like pike and salmon, you’ll need a medium to heavy rod. For really big fish like tuna, opt for a heavy-duty rod.

If you’re a more experienced fisherman, you’ll probably want a good assortment of rods, like one of those Jig rods, in different weights. But a good starting point is a rod weight that matches the kind of fish you’re going after.

2. Length And Action

Length and action are closely related. Shorter rods are extremely light, so you’ll notice the entire pole bend when you catch a fish.

When it comes to picking out a new rod, look at both the weight and the line rating. Typically, shorter rods have lower line ratings which could limit the type of fish you could go after.

The action of a rod is the amount of bend when pressure is applied to the end. A good choice for first-timers is a multiple action rod as it will allow the action of the rod to alter depending on the size of the fish.

3. Rod Construction

Design and construction play important roles in your rod’s reliability and durability as well as ease of use. If your rod just isn’t serving you well out on the water, it’s time for a new one.

What’s more, sold piece fishing rods are harder to move around in wooded areas, and some fishermen have trouble fitting a long single piece rod in the back of their car.

If space is limited, choose a multi-piece or travel-ready rod, such as a telescopic rod that can transform into a full-size rod once you’re on the water.

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4. The Material

A fishing rod is only as good as its construction, so material choice is paramount. Today’s rods are made from different types of materials, each with their own pros and cons.

For example, bamboo rods are popular with new and veteran fishers alike. They come in a huge variety of sizes and weights and can vary considerably in construction and quality, which is why it’s important to shop around. Good bamboo rods are durable and reliable.

Fiberglass rods are also a popular choice, but they’re more geared towards first timers. These rods are usually medium or lightweight and lack the strength needed to tackle and reel in larger fish.

Overall, if your rod just isn’t doing the trick anymore, it’s time for a new one!

 

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What You Should know Going into the IT Industry

Going into the IT Industry

Choosing a future career can be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make in your life. Whatever job you decide to do will take up the vast majority of your time, and so you want to make sure you are choosing an industry to enter that has plenty of opportunities, room for promotion, and job security to boot.

With all this in mind, going into IT could be the right choice for you, as this industry is one of the most exciting out there for young, eager people seeking a fulfilling career. This guide is going to tell you everything you need to know about going into IT and why you should seriously consider this exciting career prospect.

The training involved can take you far

Going into IT means you will have to get a degree in computer science and this training has the ability to take you far in life, which is one of the most popular reasons why you should study computer science. Having a degree in any subject will make you stand out in a job interview, but by doing your studies in a field that is so rich with innovation and transferable skills, you can sure your tuition money is well spent.

The great thing about studying computer science is that, if towards the end of your career you fancy a change into a new industry, the skills you have acquired will make you an ideal candidate as you will have proven you can turn your hand to almost anything.

There are a vast range of jobs in IT

Building on the above, there are so many different jobs you can get with IT in a variety of settings which means you can be sure there is something on offer that you will love.

Jobs include data analyst, data scientist, web developer, IT consultant, cybersecurity specialist and so much more, such as designing circuit boards with Altium software. This wide range of options means that you will have the flexibility to explore different aspects of information technology throughout your career.

Computer science benefits society as a whole

The final thing for you to consider is how computer science and IT benefits the world you live in as a whole. Technological innovations have never before been growing at such a rapid pace, and they are constantly and consistently changing peoples lives for the better. One of the plus points of IT for society is that it helps the advancement of critical research, aiding in medicine, science, and business, allowing progress to be made quickly in hundreds of different fields.

Another reason IT is so important in the modern world is that it is able to find solutions to problems that face everyday people which are affordable and accessible but also, in correlation to this, is helping pave the way to an equal workplace.

Now that you know some of the great things about going into IT, you can start your journey towards the career of your dreams.

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How to Support Your Adult-Child through Their Master of Education Degree

It can be said that your role as a parent is never over. Just because your child gets older and becomes an adult themselves, this doesn’t mean your job as a parent is complete. What happens is that it starts to morph into a different type of relationship. Often it can be easier to connect with your adult child as they become more aware of life and their role in it.

Master of Education Degree

Your children will never grow too old or mature to appreciate your love and support, especially as they work to pursue a degree and lay the groundwork for their future career. If your child has decided a master of education degree is the route they want to take, then here are some great ways you can offer the support that they need to get through the process.

Help Them Pick the School that Best Suits Their Needs

One of the most beneficial ways parents can support their adult-children is actually with the first step, helping them to pick the school that best suits their needs. Just because they have set their sights on a master of education degree doesn’t mean all the decisions are over and done with. Ideally they will want to find a school that doesn’t just cover the basics, but has an understanding of the importance of elementary education, and shares that importance with its masters’ students.

A great example of a school that takes the master of education program very seriously, and understands just how important it is to prepare its students to become elementary school teachers is Merrimack College. With Merrimack College, the emphasis is on proving future elementary school teachers with the critical skills, strategies, and information they will need to be impactful and successful teachers.

Make Sure You Chat with Them Regularly

Another tip is to make sure you make an effort to reach out and chat with them on a regular basis. This is even more so the case if your child needs to move out of the house to a different town, city, or even state for school. There doesn’t have to be a reason to call other than to say “hi” and ask how things are going. The first year of school can be pretty overwhelming and stressful, so encourage them to talk about how they are feeling and coping.

Suggest Help When Needed

As a parent you know your child better than anyone, which means you’ll probably recognize very early on if it seems they are struggling. It could be that their studies are just much harder than they anticipated, or they may be feeling deeper issues that are affecting their mental well-being. Encouraging them to get help from a tutor, speak to a counsellor, or other student services is always wise.

Give Them the Space they Need

For all the support that you give, and that is needed, it is also important to understand that they need space to make their own choices, mistakes, and successes. It’s really about finding that perfect balance as a parent.

Supporting your adult-child through their master’s degree doesn’t have to be a stressful thing, and in fact it can offer parents a chance to bond with their kids on a whole other level.

 

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