Mason Tenant Spotlight: RealLink

Reallink. . . with a 97.5% customer satisfaction rating, this flat fee, full-service real estate firm is the way to go.

The facts are clear. Today, more and more homeowners are realizing that the “flat fee, full-service” way of selling your home is the best solution.

Adam Marit founded Reallink in 2013 with a focused dedication to saving sellers thousands, while still offering the professional, hard-work ethic sellers want.

The concept is simple. Rather than charging the traditional 6% commission to sell your home, Reallink charges a flat fee of $1,000 to list, market, and sell your property. There are no additional fees or hidden costs. Reallink eliminates the 3% commission typically paid to the listing agent, replacing it with a one-time flat fee of $1,000.

“When working with Reallink, you can expect a full-time, full-service, real estate professional dedicated to serving you,” said Adam Marit, President. “And with the flat-fee approach, your savings are significant. A seller of a $200,000 home for example, can save between $5,000 and $11,000!”

The effectiveness of this approach is second to none. As Reallink regularly tracks their results, the data shows that homes sold by Reallink in 2017 sold for more money in half the time compared to the local average.

To make sure Reallink maintains its edge, every client is asked to take a satisfaction survey. Feedback from clients sets Reallink at a current satisfaction rating of 97.5%. This is among the highest ratings in the real estate industry.

“We hear it all the time. This really is the future of real estate,” continued Marit.

To find out more, visit www.reallink.com or call Adam at (513) 204-0131.

 

Blue Ash Tenant Spotlight: Amour Lashes

 

When speaking with Tiffany Montgomery of Amour Lashes, her passion for making others feel confident and beautiful is obvious.

Tiffany has been an esthetician for a year and a half and is skilled in the art of lash extensions, full body waxing, and micro shading. Microshading, not to be confused with microblading (an art in which a hand held tool is used  to cut strokes into eyebrows to place pigment under the skin, giving the appearance of thicker and fuller eyebrows), uses a tool similar to a tattoo machine to make dots that make the eyebrows appear fuller. This is a more gentle tactic compared to microblading. While her lashes have become her most popular service, microshading is her favorite to do.

Tiffany has always wanted to be a part of the beauty community. While she loves cosmetology, doing hair wasn’t her calling. She attended classes at Aveda Fredric’s Institution to become an esthetician and later went on to take courses in Lash Art, where she fell in love with the practice. Just a few short month later, she received her license from the Board of Cosmetology.

Below are the services she offers and how frequently you need to go for upkeeping!

  • Lashes – Similar to keeping up with your nails, you start off by getting your initial set and then go back for fill ins every two to three weeks.
  • Microshading – Lasts up to TWO YEARS with a touch up every, approximately, year to year and a half.
  • Full Body Waxes – Depending on the location, can last from four to six weeks.

 

Services cost anywhere from $15 to $250 depending on what you would like. Something simple, like eyebrow waxing would be more in the $15 region while the microshading costs around $250, but lasts a long time.

When it comes to the future, Tiffany eventually plans on expanding her services quite a bit. She would eventually like to get into skin care and facials with a hydro facial machine. And is also considering going back to school to learn massage therapy. While she is currently working solo, she plans on possibly having a cosmetologist and a nail technician joining her team making Amour Lashes the complete package!

Tiffany stated multiple times through our interview just how much she loves and adores her clients and how she wants them to feel comfortable and welcomed. She said that she was told “it’s always girl time” when you’re at Amour Lashes.

Amour Lashes is open from 9 AM – 4 PM, except for Wednesdays, & 1 PM – 3 PM every other Sunday.

 

If you would like to follow her journey and rapidly growing business, make an appointment, or see prices, you can find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amourlashes_cinci/ or visit her website: https://www.amourlashes.co/

 

Mason Tenant Spotlight: Therapy Learning Center

When talking with Susie Jividen, it is obvious where her passion and expertise lie! As a practicing Occupational Therapist of 33 years, Mrs. Jividen and her staff are committed to helping families and their loved ones lives become a little easier.  In addition to providing speech and OT services in several local schools, TLC also offers the Sensory Learning Program.

The Sensory Learning Program is a 30-day non-invasive approach which uses light, sound and motion simultaneously to stimulate and organize the brain.  This approach has been used successfully in treating individuals with sensory processing challenges, learning difficulties, coordination challenges, speech/language delays, visual dysfunction, anxiety and behavioral challenges.

Working with individuals from 2 ½ years through adulthood, Susie has witnessed many success stories and positive life changes.

When Susie was asked her reasoning for selecting CMC to locate her practice, she cited location, safety and a great business community!

Please contact Susie for your complimentary sample session today!

Susie@Therapylearningcenter.com or 513-808-0424

Mason Tenant Spotlight: Jack’s Driving School

Defensive Driving Techniques  is a term of utmost importance to the instructors at Jack’s Driving School!  In addition to the teaching the state approved SIPDE method as well as the Smith System, Jack’s instructors feel by putting an emphasis on Defensive Driving skills, this better prepares their students to drive and be safer on the roads and highways.

Formed in the mid 60’s, Jack’s Driving School has become a highly respected leader in the driving school industry.  Current owner, Paul Plominski is passionate about preparing youth and adults as to how to drive safely, defensively, and be equipped and knowledgeable while on the road.  Offering a wide variety of class options, Jack’s curriculum is designed so students can literally start in any class …. as well as take their final exam in any class.  This has proved very important for the many students and adults alike who have busy schedules consisting of classes, sport commitments as well as     business demands.  Serving and having classes for both the new teen driver as well as many employees of P&G, G.E., Anthem (who are seeking Ohio driver’s licenses for their employees) Jack’s can accommodate just about any schedule.

As a long-time tenant of CMC since 2004, when asked what was the reason they decided to locate at CMC in the first place, Paul cited flexibility in many things such as location, the ability to increase space if/when needed, and the attention and diligence to solving concerns when/if they arise …. a great place to do business!

For a full class schedule and/or more information, please contact Jack’s Driving School at the following:

Phone:  513-398-1999

Web: Jacksdrivingschool.com

Improving Office Productivity

 

Daydreaming and burnout have become daily occurrences. Whether it’s the drag of going to work on Monday, or the burning desire to hit 5 p.m. on a Friday, maxing out productivity throughout the day can be a challenge.  Let’s learn to max it out though by getting more done in less time with the tips below!

Plan First

As tempting as it might be to jump into your to-do list, most people are more productive when you plan out your day. The level of detail in  daily planners should range, depending on the tasks on your list. Plan enough to where you don’t feel stressed, wondering how you’ll get to everything on your to-do list.

Regular Breaks

Getting up and walking around the office is a great way to take a break from the screens we stare at all day.  Getting up, walking around the office and chatting with colleagues for 10-15 minutes can give you the boost you need to refocus and power through your to-do list while avoiding burnout.

Some scientists say that taking breaks every 90 minutes, kind of like our sleep cycle, can make a world of difference. Outside of walking around the office, if it’s an extra hectic day, center yourself and meditate in your office for 15-20 minutes as it has both mental and physical benefits that ultimately help improve the productivity. This can also help you refocus on what’s important, and process the distractions out of your mind.

Mute Alerts

One of the most tempting distractions in your office travels to work with you in your pocket. Phones love to beg for attention. Facebook updates, text messages, tweets from friends, all of these things prompt your phone to buzz and beep.  Keep your work environment silent and silence your phone.

Less Caffeine

Resisting the urge to chug coffee and Red Bull is tough on those days where just making it to the office on time seems like a victory.  Be mindful of the crashes that accompany caffeine chug-a-thons.  No more than 1 cup of coffee per hour would be best and if you want to get a little more technical, European Food Safety Authority recommends no more than 400mg of caffeine in a day.

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If you take these suggestions to heart and really own your office space, minimize distractions, take breaks and connect with your colleagues, you’ll find that your work will take less time and you’ll have a lot more fun doing it!

Blue Ash Tenant Spotlight: Prodigal Son Tattoo

Out of all the business found at our Blue Ash location, did you know we actually have THREE tattoo studios?  One studio is Jason Cline’s Prodigal Son Tattoo and he has just recently joined in being one of our awesome tenants!  Prodigal Son Tattoo is a small, private studio specializing in all styles of tattooing, but leans more towards traditional American and Japanese styles.

Getting Started:

So how did Jason get started?  He has been drawing all of his life and was initially interested in going into designing comic books.  Well, he started hanging around different shops in New Orleans and eventually began a friendship with a woman that had her own tattoo shop.  Over the next year, Jason started running errands for her studio and handling day-today-operations.  Eventually, he began doing his own tattoos!

Jason did have his own shops in New Orleans, but him and his partner recently decided to sell them.  This allowed for him to move to Blue Ash and be closer to his family.

Favorite Part:

One of Jason’s favorite parts about having his business Prodigal Son Tattoo is that he loves to meet people and get to know them.  Also, he gets to do cool art on clients. What could be more fun than having your own business where you get to do what you love!