Plan your house remodeling following a simple checklist

Want to add more value to your living space? When thinking of transforming your house, it may be tempting to use DIY skills at every stage of the renovation project. Whether it is fixtures, colors, fittings, or any other part of the renovation, you may feel that DIY skills will help you. However, the reality is far from this. Multiple things come into the picture, and you must get hold of them before starting the project. Hence, it is always better to work with professionals because they know how to handle complex parts and give you the best-renovated area.

  • Know your goals

Before deciding on renovation extensively, you must know your goals. Whether you are renovating to increase the property’s resale value or whether you will be staying in the property for the next couple of years, these are a few vital areas that you need to consider. Consider the … Read more

Karen Simon: Providing World Class Real Estate Solutions

A lady who is leading by example, aiming to impact the real estate business by exploring vast opportunities, is Karen Simon. She has been a mentor for women making their way into the sector for 30 years. While being the President and Managing Partner at Emersons Commercial Real Estate, Karen has managed to run a platform designed to align resources and maximize values. She believes that female industrial and commercial realtors have made a great deal of progress and emphasizes that there is still room for growth and opportunity.

Emersons Commercial Real Estate has put together a team of experts specializing in property management, accounting, leasing, sales, and consulting. Karen delivers industry-leading solutions matching clients’ expectations by putting together an efficient and hardworking team. She leads by example for her team members and encourages them to explore the ever-increasing opportunities in Real Estate.

The Building Blocks

Karen started … Read more

Sandy Ko: Invoke, Influence, and Inspire

Great leaders understand that the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to creating a successful and sustainable work environment.

One rising leader who has centered that understanding in her work while growing a vast network of thought leaders, business executives, and creatives as part of her role producing the world’s most extensive customer contact event series, Customer Contact Week (CCW), is none other than Sandy Ko.

Sandy is an award-winning analyst, producer, and Founder & Principal of Customer Contact Women (CCWomen) at Customer Management Practice (CMP).

Sandy attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2007, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in 2011. Since then, Sandy has pursued a fulfilling career in event operations at CMP where she produces CCW, a customer contact event series laser-focused on the people, processes, and technologies that drive the … Read more

Asia Mixed, Hong Kong Lower

Tech stocks in Hong Kong pulled the broader index lower on Monday as Asia markets traded mixed. SoftBank reported earnings after the market close in Japan.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 took on 73.37 points, or 0.3%, to 28,249.24.

SoftBank shares were 0.7% higher ahead of Monday’s earnings announcement, where the tech company’s Vision Fund posted a 2.93-trillion Japanese-yen ($21.68-billion U.S.) loss for the June quarter.

The tech giant’s overall net loss for the quarter was 3.16 trillion yen, compared to a 761.5-billion-yen profit a year ago.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index shed 156.17 points, or 0.8%, to 20,045.77.

Alibaba dropped 4.4% and JD.com slipped 3.3%.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific jumped 1.4% after authorities announced that hotel quarantine for travelers would be reduced to three days from seven days, though there would be a four-day surveillance period after the quarantine.

Chipmaker SK Hynix slipped 2.2% on Monday after … Read more