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Kim Clark, Sales Representative Volume 2, Issue 4

EXIT Realty Twin Bridges

Local Real Estate News

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Selling this Year? HOMESTAGING…. If you are thinking of selling your home this year, perhaps having a home stager may be an option? If you think that is too expensive, I’d like to share a portion of this article with you.

3. Pick up a couple of planters and a new welcome mat for your front porch

Inside this issue:

7. Freshen things up with flowers and fruit. Ms. Stoker says her team always puts an orchid or greenery in every bathroom and puts a bowl of fruit – lemons, limes, oranges – in the kitchen.

To read the full article, please check out the link at the end of this excerpt. Here are some quick-and-dirty ways to help you stage your home on a dime:

1. Remove 20 to 50 per cent of furniture and accessories in each room

2. Stick to neutral paint colours on the wall, and add a fresh coat of bright white paint to the baseboards

3. Clean all windows and scrub all floors

4. Buy a fresh set of crisp, clean bedding and white fluffy towels for the bathroom

5. Edit your art. If your walls are plastered with wedding or baby photos, go out and buy a couple of works that are a bit more mainstream.

6. Ditch the shoe racks, small book cases or storage pieces. These will give the buyer the impression that space is tight.

April 2012

Poetry Corner

2

Real Estate Re-Invented

2

Recipe of the Month

2

Bulletin Board

3

Inspiration Corner

3

New Waterfront Listing

3

A Moment with Kim Clark and EXIT Realty

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8. Don’t use air fresheners to mask the small of tobacco, dirty laundry, cats or last week’s leftovers. Try using a lemon-scented cleaner, says Ms. Bourne, to help remove unwanted odours.

To read the complete homestaging article, visit The Globe and Mail. www.theglobeandmail.com/globe -investor/personal-finance/homecents/how-to-make-your-housepicture-perfect-for-the-sale/ article2393191/

Kim Clark Sales Representative

I hope everyone had a very:

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April is Cancer Month

www.fightback.ca

POETRY CORNER

CANCERS SO LIMITED

It can't shut out memories

(Version submitted by Kristen Homandberg, Pipestone Minnesota.)

It can't silence courage It can't invade the soul It can't reduce eternal life

It can't cripple love It can't shatter hope

Read it… Write it… Live it...

It can't quench the Spirits

It can't corrode faith It can't eat away peace

It can't lessen the power of the resurrection

It can't destroy confidence

Most of us know someone that has been affected by this terrible disease. Take a moment this month to help the cause. Every little bit helps to conquer cancer.

Fight Back

It can't kill friendship

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Know someone interested in pursuing their real estate license?

Watch for us at the Independent Grocers on Saturday April 28th—the day of Petrolia’s Town Wide Garage Sale. We will be handing out free bags that morning!

EXIT REALTY TWIN BRIDGES

Grocery store in down-

the area when buying or

Now in Petrolia!

town Petrolia. I will be

selling their next home!

periodically working out The next time you are driving

of the Petrolia location,

through Petrolia, watch for our

so feel free to call me at

Find out how a mentor can help you.

new satellite office. We are

the new office at (519)

located just down from the

882-4400. I look forward

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Bargain Shop & across the

to assisting residents in

road from the Independent

They’ll think it’s dessert!! Even though April Fool’s Day is over for another year, keep this recipe in mind! Sounds Delicious for any suppertime prank!

“April Fool’s Day” - Meatloaf CUP-CAKES! Prepare your favorite meatloaf recipe as usual, but, before baking, divide the mixture into muffin tins and pat the meatloaves flat. HAVE FUN WITH MEALTIME! The kids will LOVE it! 1. Bake as usual, but shorten the cooking time (these thinner meatloaves won't take nearly as long to cook).

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2. While the meatloaf is in the oven, make a batch of mashed potatoes; add a little extra milk and whip with an electric beater until they are fluffy and spreadable. 3. When the meatloaves are done, invert them onto a round plate. 4. Cover the meat with a thick, even layer of mashed potatoes.

5. Finish frosting the "cupcakes" with the remaining potatoes. Optional: Squeeze a little ketchup into the centre of the cupcake and garnish with halved cherry tomatoes to look like cherries. "Happy April Fools' Day!" www.allrecipes.com


Fun-Facts Trivia

BULLETIN BOARD Find Event Info Here:

EXIT REALTY IS GROWING!

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March Issue

CORUNNA COMMUNITY CHAT

The word "phobia" is a term that refers to a group of symptoms brought on by feared objects or situations. What fear would the word “ergophobia” refer to?

ANSWER:

— Find our group on Facebook and join local residents in keeping up-to-date on area events & happenings!

www.villageofpointedward.com

www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Or Visit: www.tourismsarnialambton.com

WORK

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The only people you should ever want to ‘get even’ with are those who have helped you.”

INSPIRATION CORNER Five minutes after you die, you’ll know how you should have lived.

What’s missing in CH_ _ CH?

Live within your harvest—reap what you sow.

Get rich quick! Count your blessings!

How do children spell LOVE? T-I-M-E

Feeling gratitude & not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Two things you can count on — DEATH & TAXES — are you ready for both?

The man who tries to walk two roads at the same time will split his pants.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

May all your troubles be as short as your New Year’s resolutions!

Challenges in life can make you either bitter or better.

Steve Morris, CEO EXIT Realty

“Well Done!” is better than ‘Well Said’

Real Estate WORD OF THE DAY

Get rid of your pride before you have to swallow it.

BREACH OF CONTRACT Failure is success—if we learn from it.

The failure to fulfill an obligation under a contract.

Fill your years with life—not your life with years. www.sayingsforchurchsigns.com

7 days without prayer, makes 1 weak

Riverfront Home

FUN-FACTS TRIVIA Send your answer to kim@336exit.com

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL, FROM

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VIEWS TO THE INGROUND POOL

ARE IDEAL FOR OUTDOOR

The planet Pluto has a maximum temperature of about:

WITH PATIO & DECK. THIS

LIVING.

A)

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B)

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C)

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Is 2012 your year to live on the water? Page 3


EXIT REALTY TWIN BRIDGES FINDS 2 NEW HOMES! GRAND OPENING April 28, 2012

Kim Clark Sa les Repr esen tative Add me on FB!

EXIT Realty Twin Bridges # 204 - 785 Exmouth Street Sarnia, Ontario

Office: 519-336-3948 Direct Line: 519-333-8864

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1323 Michigan Avenue in Sarnia JUNE 2012

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A Moment with Kim Clark We are coming into a great sea-

enough, I might add) but some-

We all have the same 24 hours

son….a time of renewal and

times we lose sight of what it is

per day, so it’s all about how

growth….and a time to reflect.

we are trying to accomplish.

we manage our time. I have a

For many people, we are all

fond interest in motivational

The first few months of the year

striving for the same outcome

speakers and inspirational

seem to flutter away and before

— to make a living and enjoy

stories and quotes. Little by

we know it, it’s already April and

time with loved ones. Now

little, I am taking words of

we’re 4 months into a brand new

some of us have various needs

wisdom and incorporating

year. For anyone that has goals

when it comes to our lifestyle

them into a plan where I am

slated for 2012—how are they

and the way we live it but all

learning to “balance”.

coming along? Are you a quar-

people really want is “more

ter of the way closer to reaching

time to spend with family and

that goal? It’s scary how quickly

friends” and just enjoy life. I

our time can get away from us,

think this takes some restruc-

especially in these hectic times

turing of our priorities and

where everyone seems to be in a

having some sort of balance

hurry. No matter where you are

between work and play. Be-

in your personal goal strategy,

So, when you are hustling and

lieve it or not, there are very

there is one thing that you

bustling in the coming months,

successful people in this world

should make priority in your

remember to ‘stop, look & lis-

that are not work-a-holics and

lives and that is ‘making time for

ten’ and be grateful for all the

still make a very good living

loved ones’. We rush through

little things that surround you

but they have carved out those

our days, trying to make the

as they tend to be the impor-

‘special times’ so it is scheduled

most out of every hour granted

tant memories upon reflection

into their lives.

in your future.

to us (which never seems to be Articles in this publication remain the material of its writers and source data is detailed accordingly. This newsletter is not intended to solicit properties currently for sale or expired.

©Copyright 2012, Kim Clark.

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