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Instagram offers more than just pretty pictures for home builders and home buyers
Instagram has a lot more to offer than initially meets the eye. Its initial use was as a platform for pushing pictures with relevant and trending hashtags to sort conversations. Those discovering these pictures through hashtags can then like the pictures and, in a sense, organize the feed they subscribe to with certain images that they want to see.
Now, Instagram is an opportunity for home builders to follow up on those who are interested in their posts and then to follow them and see what else they are interested in. Using information like this and collecting personas can be very helpful data in the long run. Discovering, from lead to customer, what a typical BUYER persona is on social media can greatly alter the strategy a home builder can use to target the right audience.
Interested to learn more about Instagram and how it can benefit you as a builder or associate member?
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Ryan Kelly of Sherwin Williams
Ryan was originally born in Rochester, NY, but has lived in the New Smyrna Beach Area for the past 30 years. During his off time from Sherwin Williams, he is a very active father and volunteer kids sport coach. The team he coaches, The Southeast Volusia Babe Ruth 10U baseball team is headed to the State Championships, and Ryan loves being a mentor and coach to these kids. As an even further testament to Ryan's dedication, commitment and stability; he has been with Sherwin Williams for 17 years! After graduating from UCF, he became a manager trainee with the company in '99 and he has remained dedicated to his customers and VBIA, where he regularly volunteers his time at events and serves on the Board of Directors.
VBIA Leadership In The News!
VBIA Associate Vice President
6/9/2016 - Shelley Stewart is awarded the 2016 Woman of the Year Award from the Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers
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sales at our June GMM
Donna Codianne, Professional Title Agency
Mike Moore, Sub-Zero Group Southeast
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June 2016 Events
President's Quarterly New Member Reception
6/15/2016 General Membership Meeting
Steve Milkovits and Todd McMillan - 84 Lumber
Frank Bruno, Keller Williams Realty &
Mary Bruno, Daytona State College &
Frank Severino, Budd Severino Advanced
Gina Steger, Exit Real Estate Property Solutions &
Jay Bryant, Hydroshield &
Mike Moore, Sub-Zero Group SE
May Membership Drive Trophy Winner
Jake Hickson, Hickson Construction
Rick Holt - Solar-Tite 50-50 Cash Winner
Jacque Davis - Indian River Glass
Winner of $ 100 gift card from 84 Lumber
Alfy Fyock - Alfy's Roofing
Winner of $ 100 gift card from 84 Lumber
Keep Your PC Running Smoothly
With Some Simple Maintenance
Many people expect their computers to get slower over time, chalking it up to an inevitable consequence of old computer age. But the truth is that there is no reason why your computer shouldn’t run as quickly and smoothly as the day you got it. All it requires is some simple and regular maintenance with built in Windows utilities or free-to-download programs.
1) Defragment the disk
Over time, a computer’s efficiency may be hampered by a fragmented disk, making it harder to quickly access the correct files and data. Using the inbuilt Windows utility called Disk Defragmenter is a great way to increase your computer’s speed and start-up time. Simply open your start menu and type Disk Defragmenter into the search box. Once it is open just select the disk you would like to defragment and click the “Defragment disk” button. The process may take only a few minutes to several hours, depending on how fragmented the disk is. With regular maintenance you should find the time decreasing. Disk Defragmenter can handily be set to run on a schedule.
2) Perform a disk cleanup
Disk Cleanup is another handy Windows utility that will help your system run faster by removing unnecessary files and clearing up a lot of space. It can be found in the same way as Disk Defragmenter. It will only remove files that you no longer need, such as temporary files or files in the recycling bin, so don’t worry about accidentally deleting anything important. Simply select the disk and run it. You may also want to download a free program called CCleaner.
3) Run a good adware and malware scanner
Keeping your computer free of adware and malware is absolutely essential to keeping it running smoothly, as well as for protecting yourself and your personal information. One of the very best and free programs of this sort is Spybot Search & Destroy. This program has been a trusted name in getting rid of malicious software for years. It is easy to use and constantly updated, ensuring that it is able to catch the latest threats. Simply install Spybot Search & Destroy and follow the straightforward instructions to run it. It should take no more than about half an hour to run, but don’t worry if it takes more. You are prompted to remove any threat that Spybot Search & Destroy finds, and if you have kept it properly updated than it should have no trouble getting the job done.
Remembering to perform these three tasks weekly, or at the very least monthly, should help keep your computer in good shape and keep it running without much noticeable loss to its speed and efficiency over time.
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