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May 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

The accumulation of toxins from pollution and chemicals in our everyday lives is a growing concern. This edition ofour monthly newsletter provides valuable insights on how to neutralize the threat of pollution with your diet.

As you tip-toe around this problem, you will also discover crucial tips on whether credit monitoring is worth investing in, how to put an end to cyberbullying, and how to craft a gracious thank-you note for any occasion. The newsletter features delightful trivia challenge, fascinating fun facts, and much more.

As always, I extend my support, and you can reach out to me for anything. If you know someone looking for a compassionate and proficient real estate professional to help with buying or selling, do not hesitate to refer them to me.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and referrals. Savor this edition!

Warmest regards,

Bill Watson
President / Managing Broker

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - The Watson Group
6155 S Main Street, Suite 270
Aurora, CO 80016

P.S. In the upcoming weeks, if you spot conversations about real estate, let them in on my complimentary consumer information! Sharing this invaluable resource can be a great help to anyone interested in real estate.

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Foods that Combat Pollution

Pollution can have a detrimental impact on our health and well-being, causing breathing problems like asthma, skin issues such as psoriasis, a weakened immune system, and high blood pressure. Pollution exposure has even been linked to cancer and heart disease.

While we can’t always escape exposure to pollutants, we may be able to help reduce its effects. Foods rich in antioxidants may help prevent and even reverse cell damage caused by pollutants. Try including these in your diet:

  • Green tea: this wonderful tea contains a chemical called polyphenol, which has been shown to counteract the effects of environmental pollutants like pesticides and smoke. Aim for 2-3 cups per day.
  • Fruits and vegetables: kiwis, citrus, spinach, berries, broccoli, kale, and tomatoes are all packed with Vitamin C, which is great for boosting immunity, reducing the rate of cardiovascular disease, and improving asthma. Aim for 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.
  • Fish oil: fatty fish — like mackerel and salmon — contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are not only great for your brain, lung, and heart health, but also combat the effects of air pollution. Aim for 2-3 servings of fatty fish a week.
  • High-fiber foods: cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, bok choy, and cabbage are high in the compound sulforaphane which supports the liver in detoxing harmful pollutants from your body. The fiber in these vegetables helps to limit the body’s absorption of toxins and helps to expel them, too. Aim for 2 cups a day.

Wherever possible, aim to buy organic produce to limit exposure to synthetic chemicals like herbicides or fertilizer.

Wash your produce with a fruit and vegetable wash before eating to rinse off lingering pesticides, as well as reducing bacteria picked up throughout the produce processing cycle. You can make your own rinse with 1 part white vinegar and 4 parts water.

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Why Pay to Monitor Credit?

First, what exactly IS credit monitoring?Monitoring your credit simply means keeping track of changes on your credit report (like new lines of credit or changes in balances). The three main credit agencies TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax monitor your credit, and you can get your credit report once per year for free from each of them at:annualcreditreport.com. However, if you want to check your report more than once per year, regular monitoring of your credit can help you discover problems earlier to prevent identity theft and work on improving your credit score.

Websiteslikecreditkarma.comorwallethub.comare free to join and they can alert you to changes in your score, when a new line of credit has been opened, and may provide tips to help you improve your credit score.

So why you would pay to monitor your credit when you can access your credit report for free? Credit monitoring companies that charge monthly fees — like Identity Guard, IdentityIQ, or LifeLock, will usually provide more current information on any changes on your report, send you alerts by text or email when changes occur, and some companies may even investigate suspicious activity for you. They also usually don’t sell your data, like some of the free companies may. If privacy is important to you and you want to actively monitor your report, it might be worth it to pay for a service. Also, check with your credit card company–some offer free credit monitoring as a benefit.

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Kids and Cyberbullies

Cyberbullying – bullying online or through social media apps —is becoming more prevalent. Here are some signs to watch out for and what to do if you think it’s happening with your kid(s):

  • Look for warning signs such as: an increase in device/social media use, hiding device use in your presence, emotional responses after using a device (sadness, anger), avoidance of social situations that they once enjoyed, abrupt changes to their social media profiles.
  • Tips to combat cyberbullying: keep device use limited to common areas of the home, talk with your kids about bullying and what it may look like on social media, provide support so they know they can come to you, don’t overreact or remove their device and instead talk through possible solutions to empower them, document the bullying by taking screenshots of the bullying and keeping a record of what happened, inform school administrators if bullying is coming from classmates, and if there is a potential threat to safety, take the documentation to law enforcement. Lastly, provide reassurance and support to your child while you navigate this challenge together.


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How to Write a Great Thank You Note

Whether you’re sending an email follow-up for a job interview or thanking a relative for a Christmas gift, there’s an art to the thank-you note. It shows that you’ve gone out of your way to show appreciation. In an age where communication is instantaneous, it can be difficult to know when to send an email, text, or make the effort to write a handwritten card, and what to say. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Emails: it’s most appropriate to send an email in a professional scenario —such as sending a note following a job interview —to remind them of your interest and to thank the interviewer for their time. It shows you are interested and that you follow through. However, if you attended a formal event, it may be worth making the extra effort to thank the hosts in writing.
  • Text messages: sending a text is for informal situations, like thanking friends and family for visiting or for suggestions they’ve provided. Also, a text when you’re using a gift, maybe with a photo attached, is a great way to show the sender that you appreciate their gift and are getting use out of it (think a picture of the baby in the new clothes Grandma sent).
  • Writing a handwritten note: thank-you cards these days are more commonly sent as a follow-up to a wedding; to thank friends and family for their thoughtful gifts; to the host of a charity event or dinner; after someone has written a letter of recommendation on your behalf; to thank friends for hosting a dinner party; or to mark a major life-change or anniversary.
  • What to say in your note: if writing a handwritten note, bear in mind it doesn’t need to be an essay but do be specific and mail it promptly. Tell them what you are thanking them for —if it was for a gift, mention said gift and how you plan to use it — how it made you feel, and how much you appreciate their efforts. If marking a major life change, your note can offer support and encouragement, while at the same time acknowledging the transition or change they are experiencing. In an age when we’re all busy, the gesture of sending a note shows kindness and appreciation for your relationship.

Studies have shown your income and wealth are directly related to the size and depth of your vocabulary. Here is this month's word.

Northpaw(north-paw) noun

Meaning:A right-handed person, usually used to refer to an athlete.

Sample Sentence:That boxer has a sharp northpaw jab.

Homemade Fruit Fly Traps

Save yourself the cash and make your own just-as-effective homemade fruit fly traps:

  • Find an unused glass jar or plastic container, like an old water bottle.
  • Add a few drops of dish soap, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and a tablespoon of sugar.
  • If using a bottle, drill a few holes in the lid, or — if using a jar — addplastic wrap over the top of the jar and poke a few holes in the top with a pin.
  • Watch those annoying flies collect in the bottom of the jar!

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The Role of Access in Selling Your House

Are you ready to sell your house? If so, there are many important decisions that need to be made during the selling process. One of those decisions involves deciding how much access potential buyers will have to view your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of not thinking. . .

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Seasonal Maintenance

Stick this checklist to your fridge:

Fall: clear leaves and debris from yard/gutters, check fireplace for cracks, service furnace, seal caulking on windows, inspect the roof for damage.

Winter: Clean and store outdoor furniture, get out your snow blower or shovel, add faucet covers to your outdoor faucets to protect them from frost; turn off the outdoor water supply to prevent damage to your pipes.

Spring: clean windows, power wash deck and walkways, have the dryer vent checked for lint, check the windows for rot and caulking, service your water heater, and fertilize outdoor plants and lawn.

A Heartfelt Message to our Special Clients and Friends . . .

It is our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of the new clients we have had the honor of working with recently, and also offer special thanks to those who referred them. Our business would not be where it is today without your help!

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Real Estate Corner . . .

Q: What are the top three things I need to do to sell my home?

Here’s a list of important things you’ll need to do:

  • Set a realistic price.Homes that are over-priced can linger on the market for months, while homes that are priced correctly usually sell faster and for the most money possible. Look at recent listings in your area and their actual sales prices, and visit homes for sale in the neighborhood before deciding on a price.
  • Get your home ready to show.Clear out clutter, freshen paint, and clean up landscaping. Remember buyers notice everything!
  • Review the promotional plan of a Home Marketing Expert.An experienced REALTOR®can help you sell quickly by advertising your home in more ways than simply creating a MLS description. Plus, they can help you avoid costly mistakes on contracts and disclosures required by law to sell real estate.

Want to learn more? Read our top storyChecklist for Selling Your House this Springand download our handy checklist.

Do you have a real estate question you want answered? Feel free to call me at720-463-0002. Perhaps I’ll feature it in my next issue!

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Last month's trivia question answer.

What award-winning actress was nominated for a "Worst New Star" Golden Raspberryfor her very first feature film role?

(a) Helen Mirren (b) Kristin Scott Thomas (c) Maggie Smith (d) Judy Dench

The answer is b) Kristin Scott Thomas. She was cast as the romantic lead in Prince's 1986 film, "Under the Cherry Moon" at age 26. The film was a flog with critics, winning a total of five Golden Raspberry Awards in 1986.

Now for this month's trivia question!

What is the smallest country in the world?

(a) Ireland (b) Vatican City (c) Maldives (d) Saint Kitts and Nevis

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