Sonja Pound https://sonjapound.com Real Estate. Reimagined. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:37:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://sonjapound.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/LOGO-Flower-150x150.png Sonja Pound https://sonjapound.com 32 32 Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 22 – 24, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-22-24-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-22-24-2019/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:00:52 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3290 Go old-school and play retro board games at Collier County Museums, attend Science Saturday at Rookery Bay, Greek Fest is happening in Fort Myers and so much more. Time to pass go and head to some great family-fun events! If you’re looking for more adult-focused activities, keep reading. You have fitness events, a boat show, […]

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Go old-school and play retro board games at Collier County Museums, attend Science Saturday at Rookery Bay, Greek Fest is happening in Fort Myers and so much more. Time to pass go and head to some great family-fun events! If you’re looking for more adult-focused activities, keep reading. You have fitness events, a boat show, film festival and many other options. Have a great weekend!

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Friday, February 22nd

Lots of family fun this weekend. Go old-school and play retro board games at Collier Museums, Science Saturday, Greek fest and so much more. Time to pass go and head to some great events!Click To Tweet

Saturday, February 23rd

Sunday, February 24th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 22 – 24, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 15 – 17, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-15-17-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-15-17-2019/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:00:34 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3263 Have you ever been to a Spring Training game? Even if you are not a Red Sox fan, choose a game where they are playing YOUR team and head to the ballpark. JetBlue Park staff does an amazing job hosting events. I grew up in New England, and always watched Cheers; where everyone knows your name. […]

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Have you ever been to a Spring Training game? Even if you are not a Red Sox fan, choose a game where they are playing YOUR team and head to the ballpark. JetBlue Park staff does an amazing job hosting events. I grew up in New England, and always watched Cheers; where everyone knows your name. From the moment you drive into the park, you are treated like family. It’s like walking into Cheers! It’s an amazing experience from parking to the last pitch. Besides baseball, there are many new events happening this weekend. Keep reading to start planning your weekend.

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Friday, February 15th

This is a KIDS weekend - youth theatre, @calusanaturecenter events, Youth Orchestra @artis-naples, events @napleszoo and Children's Museum Naples and activies at @bouncenaplesClick To Tweet

Saturday, February 16th

Sunday, February 17th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 15 – 17, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 8 – 10, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-8-10-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-8-10-2019/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:00:03 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3226 Still doing the same old thing every weekend? Time to break out of your routine and plan some weekend fun. If you appreciate simple, great food head to Momentum Brewhouse for LowBrow Pizza, Dojo Doughnuts or the Rollin’ Raw Bar. Remember Andy Rooney? He once said, “I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes […]

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Still doing the same old thing every weekend? Time to break out of your routine and plan some weekend fun. If you appreciate simple, great food head to Momentum Brewhouse for LowBrow Pizza, Dojo Doughnuts or the Rollin’ Raw Bar. Remember Andy Rooney? He once said, “I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.” Nothing fancy at Momentum; just simple, great food (and beer).  If you’re more interested in a painting, there are several art festivals this weekend from Naples to Bonita Springs. It’s season so there’s plenty for the kids, too.

Make plans by sharing this post with family and friends to start your fun-filled SWFL weekend. Can you believe it’s February already?

Friday, February 8th

Josh Gracin at The Ranch, Everglades Seafood Festival, SWFL AsiaFest @artinlee, Cars on Fifth @5thavenuesouth and LOTS of food choices all weekend.Click To Tweet

Saturday, February 9th

Sunday, February 10th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 8 – 10, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 1 – 3, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-1-3-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-feb-1-3-2019/#respond Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:00:43 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3205 Car shows, art festivals, live music and so much more this weekend. Have you ever been to a Swamp Buggy Race? If not, this is your weekend. It’s an old-fashioned family fun event. Learn more about the race here. They are racing on Sunday. Make sure to purchase your tickets online. Also this weekend is the […]

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Car shows, art festivals, live music and so much more this weekend. Have you ever been to a Swamp Buggy Race? If not, this is your weekend. It’s an old-fashioned family fun event. Learn more about the race here. They are racing on Sunday. Make sure to purchase your tickets online. Also this weekend is the Luxury Home Show at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. If you are planning a renovation or a new build, don’t miss this show. Start making plans by sharing this post with family and friends to start your fun-filled SWFL weekend.

Friday, February 1st

Car shows, art festivals, live music and so much more this weekend. Have you ever been to a Swamp Buggy Race?Click To Tweet

Saturday, February 2nd

Sunday, February 3rd

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | February 1 – 3, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 25 – 27, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-25-27-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-25-27-2019/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:20 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3190 Once again the arts are a focus this weekend in Southwest Florida. As Louis Armstrong said, “Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.” No matter what your musical preference, I’m sure there’s a show you’ll love this weekend. An ’80s child? There’s a Pink […]

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Once again the arts are a focus this weekend in Southwest Florida. As Louis Armstrong said, “Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.” No matter what your musical preference, I’m sure there’s a show you’ll love this weekend. An ’80s child? There’s a Pink Floyd tribute show. A fan of classical? Artis-Naples and Naples Botanical Garden have events for you. Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary? Begin your day on Friday having coffee with police officers from Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Head to a boat show and seafood festival, chalk art on Fifth Avenue South or a Florida Everblades game. Start making plans by sharing this post with family and friends to start your fun-filled SWFL weekend.

Friday, January 25th

Music and nature top the list this weekend. Visit @rookerybay, @calusanaturecen and @naplesbotanical. Charity events for @HSNaples and Empty Bowls. Plenty of kids events, too.Click To Tweet

Saturday, January 26th

Sunday, January 27th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 25 – 27, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 18 – 20, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-18-20-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-18-20-2019/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:03 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3160 Whether you are looking for a super active or quiet weekend; you have options. Kick-off your Saturday with WINK News’ Hunger Walk. For every $1 raised, the Harry Chapin Food Bank turns that into $8 worth of food! How about a Festival of Birds, an RV or boat show this weekend? You also have many […]

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Whether you are looking for a super active or quiet weekend; you have options. Kick-off your Saturday with WINK News’ Hunger Walk. For every $1 raised, the Harry Chapin Food Bank turns that into $8 worth of food! How about a Festival of Birds, an RV or boat show this weekend? You also have many opportunities to enjoy the arts – live music at many venues, tribute shows and bluegrass. Have kids to entertain? No problem. Keep reading for many events to keep them busy. Start making plans by sharing this post with family and friends to start your fun-filled SWFL weekend.

Friday, January 18th

Enjoy the arts - live music at many venues, tribute shows, bluegrass and art festival. Food trucks, nature-focused family events and more. Click To Tweet

Saturday, January 19th

Sunday, January 20th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 18 – 20, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 11 – 13, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-11-13-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-11-13-2019/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:00:39 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3124 If you’re a fan of the arts, then this is your weekend! The Naples Philharmonic, a grassical band, the-one-and-only Nicole Heaston, a bluegrass band and a Journey tribute band are just some of the performances you can enjoy this weekend. Anyone a fan of Jersey Boys? If so, don’t miss Frankie Valli and the Four […]

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If you’re a fan of the arts, then this is your weekend! The Naples Philharmonic, a grassical band, the-one-and-only Nicole Heaston, a bluegrass band and a Journey tribute band are just some of the performances you can enjoy this weekend. Anyone a fan of Jersey Boys? If so, don’t miss Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons perform live on Friday. As Stevie Wonder said,

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.”

This weekend is the perfect opportunity to create some memories with family and friends. What events do you plan to attend?

Friday, January 11th

Looking for something to do this weekend? Events this weekend are all about music: classical, bluegrass, pops, opera and more. Time to create great memories surrounded by music, family fun and great food in SWFL.Click To Tweet

Saturday, January 12th

Sunday, January 13th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 11 – 13, 2019

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 4 – 6, 2019 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-4-6-2019/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-jan-4-6-2019/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:00:05 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3052 Happy New Year! After weeks of holiday hustle and bustle, plan to attend some relaxing outdoor events in SWFL. The weather has been terrific. Get out and enjoy our “winter” events. How about a Smoke Off and Craft Beer Festival, Seafood Festival or some peaceful yoga in the garden and many farmer’s markets? There’s plenty […]

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Happy New Year! After weeks of holiday hustle and bustle, plan to attend some relaxing outdoor events in SWFL. The weather has been terrific. Get out and enjoy our “winter” events. How about a Smoke Off and Craft Beer Festival, Seafood Festival or some peaceful yoga in the garden and many farmer’s markets? There’s plenty to do. What are your weekend plans?

Friday, January 4th

This weekend's all about nature; yoga in the garden, sunset sips, alligator talk, farmer's markets and more. Time to enjoy our amazing SWFL winter.Click To Tweet

Saturday, January 5th

Sunday, January 6th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | January 4 – 6, 2019

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How to Prepare for a Last Minute Showing https://sonjapound.com/selling-home/how-to-prepare-for-last-minute-showing/ https://sonjapound.com/selling-home/how-to-prepare-for-last-minute-showing/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:00:14 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3064 Your home is for sale. It’s 6:30 pm. You had a long day at work and have only been home for a few minutes. You took the dog for a walk when she decided to roll in the mud. So now you are giving her a much needed bath. The kids are running around, screaming […]

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Your home is for sale. It’s 6:30 pm. You had a long day at work and have only been home for a few minutes. You took the dog for a walk when she decided to roll in the mud. So now you are giving her a much needed bath. The kids are running around, screaming and complaining that they are hungry. All you want to do is sit still for five minutes and have a glass of wine. Your phone rings. It’s your Realtor®. She has a qualified buyer that wants to see your home in an hour! Panic sets in as you quickly look around your home while listening to your agent. Your home is a wreck! Toys, clothes, dishes, the dog… Take a deep breath. I have a plan for you to quickly pick up before the showing. Before you know it, you will be enjoying a glass of well-deserved wine – after the showing. Follow this list that will help you tackle the important areas first. You’ve got this!

Start in the Kitchen

We all know that kitchens sell houses. It’s one of the first rooms potential buyers will see, so make a great first impression. Here’s what to do;

  • Load dishwasher.
  • Clear clutter from counters.
  • Clean countertops.
  • Wipe appliances – refrigerator, microwave, oven, stove…
  • Bleach sinks (Method toilet bowl cleaner works great. Apply to the perimeter of sink, let it sit for a minute. Use a sponge to clean.)
  • Empty garbage and lightly spray with Febreeze or Lysol, if needed.

Move on to the Family Room

If you have children, it’s likely that your family room is more like a toy room. Tackle this area next. It helps if you have storage ottomans nearby to load things into quickly. Here’s what to do in the family room;

  • If you have storage ottomans use those to hide toys, blankets and other items.
  • No storage ottomans? Grab a laundry basket and put toys in there. Hide in a closet, basement or garage.
  • Fix pillows on sofa, turning cushions over if needed.

Here is an example of a storage ottoman. Not your style? Click on the image to shop for other styles, sizes and colors.

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Tackle the Bathrooms

Nobody wants to see dirty towels, products and clutter. Spend a few minutes making your bathroom a bit more spa-worthy than kid-worthy. The idea, especially in a master bathroom is to make people feel relaxed and that they could move right in with minimal effort.

Bonus tip: Keep basic cleaning supplies in each bathroom. It will make a quick pick up even easier when you don’t have to search for products and paper towels.

  • Place dirty towels in laundry room.
  • Clear off countertop. Put as much as you can in cabinet or linen closet.
  • Clean countertop and sink.
  • Close toilet lids.
  • Empty garbage can.

Now for the Bedrooms

Hopefully there’s not much to do in the bedrooms. Here are a few things to consider;

  • Make the bed.
  • Close closet doors.
  • Pick up any dirty clothes.

As you finish the list and head towards your back door, make a stop in the laundry room to start a quick load of laundry. You likely picked up a few items from the bedrooms and bathrooms. Grab the kids, the pets and head out. If you follow these steps, your house should be presentable for a last minute showing.

Bonus Tip: If showing is in the evening and it will be dark outside, turn on all lights. If it’s during the day, open draperies and window shades to let as much light in as possible. Also make sure your home is set to a comfortable temperature.

The more organized you can be before you list your home and have to worry about last-minute showings – the better. Try recruiting family and friends to help you organize. It’s a good time to help clean out closets, garage and the basement. Think of it as making your life way easier when it comes time to pack. You can read more about organizing here – How to Organize Your Home.

Related Content: Protecting Your Home During an Open House

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | December 28 – 30, 2018 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-dec-28-30-2018/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-fl-dec-28-30-2018/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:00:16 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=3028 This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the reason why we live in SWFL. How about a manatee talk, yoga in nature, cars and cannolis, kids tennis or an art festival? And, if you are still in the holiday spirit, there are still ways to celebrate. It’s your last chance for […]

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This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the reason why we live in SWFL. How about a manatee talk, yoga in nature, cars and cannolis, kids tennis or an art festival? And, if you are still in the holiday spirit, there are still ways to celebrate. It’s your last chance for a Holiday Lights Trolley Tour, Snowfall on Third and The Nutcracker Ballet. Start making plans by sharing this post with family and friends to start your fun-filled last weekend in December.

Friday, December 28th

Cars and cannolis, Coconut Point Art Show, learn about alligators and manatees, yoga in nature or attend a Gold Star Gala this weekend in SWFL. So much to do. Click for more events in our area.Click To Tweet

Saturday, December 29th

Sunday, December 30th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | December 28 – 30, 2018

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