Scott Spindel

SCOTT SPINDEL

YOUR CONEJO VALLEY REALTOR

How to Choose a Winning Logo

Sep 28, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

How to Choose a Winning Logo

Creating a logo for your business is a watershed moment. If the logo is successful, nothing will ever be the same again. From that moment onward, your company will forever be associated with that design. That’s why it’s important to get it right. This is true whether you’re choosing your first ever design, or picking a new one in an effort to rebrand your company. The following tips will help you choose the best possible logo for your business.

Why Your Logo Is Important

Branding is much more than just about your logo. The emblem you choose should fit into the overall message you’re trying to communicate to your audience. A logo is a way to visually represent the story you’re telling to your customers. Make it about your business. Don’t base your brand identifier on what others have done before. In fact, your logo should be a unique aspect of your company that sets you apart from the competition. 

It helps to ask yourself some questions before making a decision about your design. Does the logo clearly reflect your identity as a company? Does it indicate or convey the kind of service you want to provide to your customers?

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7 Home Improvements That Can Lower Your Home’s Value

Sep 26, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

7 Home Improvements That Can Lower Your Home’s Value

Home improvements are a great way to add value to your home. When done correctly, a small investment can produce large returns. However, there are some upgrades that can make it harder to sell or even lower your home’s value. Avoid these common home improvement mistakes.

Over-Improving One Area

It doesn’t matter if your kitchen is worthy of a professional chef but your bedroom still boasts shag carpet and you have leaky plumbing in the bathroom. Instead of going all out on one or two rooms, spread out the improvements in smaller portions throughout the home.

Textured Walls or Colored Trim

It may seem that colored trim can be easily remedied with a fresh coat of paint. But in reality, it’s not that simple. Between taping off walls, priming to cover color and a final coat of paint, it’s a tedious task at best. Textured walls are just as much of a pain. They’re no longer in vogue and require lots of sanding and clean-up before they’re painted.

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Common Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Sep 24, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Common Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Unless you have an innate flair for decorating, it’s easy to make mistakes when personalizing your home. Even seasoned designers can fall prey to design pitfalls if they’re not careful. Keep your home looking its best by learning to recognize typical design mistakes and how to avoid them.

Too Much Stuff

There’s a fine line between cozy and cluttered. Not everything you love should be piled in the living room. For instance, if your home has an airy beach vibe, you can display an antique oar and a seashell vignette in the living room but use nautical-themed lighting in a bedroom or bathroom. Piling everything in one area detracts from the ambiance you wish to create and overshadows the treasures you want to highlight.

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Easy Decorating Tips for Fall

Sep 22, 2014 in Lifestyle . 0 Comment

Easy Decorating Tips for Fall

It’s that time of the year when the leaves begin to transform and the nights get cooler. Bring the festive atmosphere and bright colors of the season into your home. Decorating for fall doesn’t have to be impossible or expensive. With quick and crafty ideas, fall can be brought indoors at little to no cost. 

Gourds and Pumpkins Galore 

Find a few dried out gourds to add a pop of color. The more varied the sizes, the more interesting the piece. Use a simple latex paint or spray glitter for some added color. You can use painter’s tape to make sharp lines. If you want a more textured look, try using spray adhesive and dip them in loose glitter. Place dry, decorative gourds in a large bowl and you’ll have an instant centerpiece. 

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Hiring a Lawyer to Represent Your Small Business

Sep 19, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Hiring a Lawyer to Represent Your Small Business

While most paperwork for your business can be handled internally, there are some instances when having good legal representation is a must. It’s important to know when to obtain legal help, and how to go about finding a good attorney. Here are some tips on when and how to hire a lawyer to represent your business.

Do It Yourself

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are many things you can handle on your own. Choosing your business name and trademark is a simple process, as is filing the beginning paperwork and deciding on a legal structure. Buy-sell agreements for multiple business partners are fairly straightforward, and you can usually take care of simple client contracts and non-disclosure agreements without outside help.

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Contact Information

Aviara Real Estate

2555 Townsgate Rd, #200
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Scott Spindel
Direct: (805) 418-2543
Email: scott4home@gmail.com
CalBRE #: 01830553