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I wish I and a dollar for every time a client I showing a home to cringes when we walk into a room with wallpaper. Any wallpaper. Especially dated wallpaper. You know, patterns that bring back childhood memories. Wallpaper has been out of fashion now for years…no make that decades! But just like bell bottom jeans, everything eventually comes back into style.
Wallpaper is back. Offering more drama than paint, it’s a fun way to transform a room and reflect one’s personal style. Many designers liken it to contemporary art for the mass market. Whatever.
I can tell you I am seeing more and more wallpaper used by model home designers in new build developments in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. They are all in.
What’s caused the big comeback? Bloggers, HGTV Pinterest and the millennials who rebel to whatever is the norm. Or just my bell bottom jeans theory which I am sticking to.
This is scary…Sherwin-Williams is all in. They are planning to release More C of wallcoverings this year, putting its total catalogue at more than 100,000 options. Really? Those numbers aren’t exactly comforting for folks who are already overwhelmed by all the patterns, textures, fabrics and materials to choose from.
From the responses I see from my buyers, this fad may come and go quickly.
The good news is the days of scraping and steaming are overdue advancements of today’s adhesive. Something future home buyers.
So next time I show you a home with wallpaper, we now know the sellers are not designer challenged. They are trend-setters.
-Michael Klanot

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The Journey Begins

Welcome to today. The first day of the rest of your life. Corny yes, but very true.

It’s the mindset that makes us successful at what we do. In order to give my clients the best service a Realtor can offer, I use motivation to stay on top of my game. Here are a few quotes from really smart dead guys who stayed focused and motivated and, well, are famous.
 – Michael Klanot

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
– Dale Carnegie

“The great successful men of the world have used their imagination? they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.”
–  Robert Collier

“Success doesn’t come to you? you go to it.”
-Marva Collins

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
– Vincent T. Lombardi

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
A. Edison

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
-Conrad Hilton

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
-Ray Kroc

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”
Jim Rohn

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”
Tony Hsieh

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”
Anthony Robbins

“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”
John D. Rockefeller

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
Mario Andretti