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Jay Schmidt Jay Schmidt
RE/MAX Excel
Phone: 715-571-1248
Dear Shelly...

Studies show that there’s a direct correlation between your posture (or body language) and your mood. In today’s Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn what you should know to make this work to your advantage so you can boost your happiness and confidence.

You’ll also learn what the best resources are for seniors to learn about technology, and how to organize your living room by using a quick checklist (the first in a series) – plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.
Jay Schmidt
Jay Schmidt, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Excel

P.S. When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people wanting to move into a smaller home. To help them learn important tips and strategies for getting a fast, top dollar sale, tell them about my Free Consumer Report called, “6 Steps For Selling Your Home For Top Dollar.” Then give them my phone number - 715-571-1248. Or, you can always request a copy for a friend by emailing me by clicking here. Or,
Today's Brain Teaser . . .

You are in a room with nothing else but two identical iron rods. You know one of them is a magnet; how can you figure out which one, using no other instrument?

(see answer below)
How Good Posture Can Make You Happier
Have you noticed that you slump or hunch over when you’re feeling down and do just the opposite – stand up straight and tall – when you’re feeling good? Studies show that your mind (or mood) influences your body (posture) and vice versa – your body language influences your confidence and energy. Once you realize this, you can make it work to your advantage. Here’s what you should know:

How good posture looks and feels, and what you can do to improve yours.
  • Go to a site such as and search for “tips to maintain good posture.”
  • Exercise (stretching, walking, running, yoga) to improve your mobility and flexibility. Get away from “couch slouching.”
  • Watch Amy Cuddy’s popular 2012 TED Talk. Just search for “Amy Cuddy plus Ted Talk” on She explains how doing certain “power poses” every day will actually change your hormone levels and relieve stress.
The benefits of avoiding “computer hunch.” Sitting at a computer or looking down at a phone causes a natural slump and ultimately fatigue. If you learn to sit properly, move your eyes away from the screen and take breaks from the computer and phone, you’re bound to clear your mind, and feel refreshed and more energetic.

“Fake it ‘til you make it” might just work. It sounds funny, but even if you’re not in a good mood, try adjusting your posture, holding your head up and projecting confidence. People will react to you accordingly, sending good vibes to your brain.

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Thinking Of Buying A Home Soon?

If you’re planning to buy a home in the next 6 months, you’ll want a copy of my Free consumer guide, “7 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Financing Your Next Home.” My report will help you avoid frustrations and costly pitfalls when buying a home. Simply call me to get a free copy: 715-571-1248 Or,
Tech Help For Seniors...

Older adults are one of the fastest growing segments of the online community. Do you know a senior (or are you one yourself) who’s interested in computers/tablets/smartphones but doesn’t know where to start? Here are some of the best resources:

Look for beginner computer classes at your local library, senior center, college/university or computer store.

Check out (or ask someone to look up) For a membership fee, this non-profit offers online courses and instructor-led workshops at learning centers in the U.S. and other countries.

Search for “computers” at for articles on all tech topics geared for seniors.

Hire a kid. Ask a younger friend or relative to teach you what you want to know. They’ve grown up with this stuff!   Forward to a friend  |    Share on Facebook
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Thanks to all of my clients and friends who support my practice and graciously referred me to your friends and neighbors. Rather than pester people with unwanted calls and visits, I build my business based on the positive comments and referrals from people just like you. I couldn't do it without you!
Mari Calmes, Brandon & Sara Seubert, Scott & Jennifer Wright, Jeff Klueckman, Max Diamond & Sara Eberhardy.
Fun Facts and Laughs

Prebiotic vs. Probiotics. . .

Probiotics are “living” bacteria (like lactobacillus acidophilus) that help maintain healthy levels of good bacteria in our intestines. They’re naturally found in cultured or fermented foods such as yogurt, buttermilk, kimchi and sauerkraut.

Prebiotics are “non-living” food ingredients that feed the good bacteria in our intestines. They’re found in carbs (mostly fiber) that humans don’t digest like onions, garlic, bananas, oats, beans and peas.

The final answer: You should eat foods with balanced amounts of both (or talk to your doctor about taking them as supplements) to support good health and well being.

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Organizing Your Home (the Living Room). . .

Need quick tips for organizing your home? Let’s start with a living room checklist:
  • Remove everything on the floor that doesn’t belong there. Kids’ toys go back to their rooms.
  • Return food items (half-eaten snacks?) to the kitchen.
  • De-clutter the coffee table and other flat surfaces.
  • Group your framed photos. Consider a creative wall display.
  • Put similar objects (like TV remotes) in one place.
  • Purge the magazines and assorted papers. Place relevant items on a rack or in a bin.
  • Add an attractive wastebasket.
  • Cut your favorite collectable collection by at least half. Put the rest in storage and rotate the items to keep it fresh.
Stay tuned for checklists for other rooms in your house in upcoming Service For Life!® issues. Next month: The bedroom!

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Websites for Easy Event Coordination. . .

You’ve probably used to send invitations but here are other great options: – Makes it easy to see what dates will work for everyone. – Choose original invitation designs for free or pay for a one-time use or membership plan to remove ads. – Provides free invitations especially appropriate for kids’ events.

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Make Your Clothes Last Longer. . .

You can wear out your clothes by how you wash them. Natural (cotton, wool) and synthetic (polyester, spandex) fibers need different care.
  • Read those little labels. They give good advice but you may need to study up on the symbols.
  • Wash colorful cottons inside out. It will reduce the friction.
  • Use only low-heat in the dryer for synthetics. Better, try to line dry.
  • Get the best of both worlds. Look for clothes with a blend of cotton and polyester.
  • If you can get away with it, launder less often. Clothes will keep their color and shape longer.
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Would You Like To Know How Much Your Neighbor’s Home Listed Or Sold For?

Maybe you’re just curious. Or maybe you want to know how much your home is worth. Either way, I can help…with no “sales pitches” or run-arounds. Call me at 715-571-1248 and I’ll give you all the facts.
Trivia Challenge for the Month...
"Who Wants To Win Sams Pizza?"

Be the first to answer this month's trivia question.

One of the largest diamonds ever found in North America was found in what U.S. state, which also names diamonds as its official state gem?
a) Georgia
b) Iowa
c) Alabama
d) Arkansas
You Could Be One Of My Next Winners! Call Me At 715-571-1248 OR
Brain Teaser Answer:

Touch the middle of the first rod with the end of the second rod. If the two rods get attracted to each other, then the second one is the magnet. If not, then the first one is the magnet.
Real Estate Q & A . . .

Q. What’s the most important thing I should do before I decide to make a real estate investment?
A. Your homework! Three key areas to focus on are:
  • Your financial situation. Can you afford to make this investment? Learn everything you can about cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, and loan amortization.
  • Your motivation. Buying real estate isn’t necessarily an easy way to make money. Do you really want to be a landlord, with the responsibilities that entails, or should you hire a property management company?
  • Your expertise. Add to your own knowledge by working with a REALTOR ® who is an “Investor Specialist.” He or she will help you research the best buys and work with you on documentation, such as purchase contracts etc.
To learn more about investing in real estate, ask for my Free Consumer Report called “How To Avoid 8 Dumb Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make.”

Do you have a question related to real estate or home ownership? Please call me at 715-571-1248. Perhaps I'll feature your question in my next issue!
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