Episode 17

Published on:

8th May 2018

017 Updates vs Upgrades

Highlights from this episode

  • That's not improv! - (00:10)
  • Two segments of The Local Flavor? The truth comes out! - (1:51)
  • Christine Alexander's ego boost in 3...2...1 - (2:51)
  • Time to upgrade dinner! - (20:26)
  • "What if some woman wants me to do it to her and I don't know what it is?" - (25:49)
  • Shelley pictures the staff at Easter Seals in gang colors taking over the streets. - (41:25)

Updates vs Upgrades - (6:57)

What is the difference between an update and an upgrade when it comes to improving your home?  How do each of these affect the potential sale price of your home when you sell it?  Shelley explains each with several examples.

Local Flavor 1 - Café Baci - (20:28)

Café Baci
4001 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 921-4848
From the Café Baci website:
There’s nothing quite like walking the majestic streets of Rome on a breezy day! The gentle wisps of air carry with them the most seductive fragrances. The combination of native floras and mouth-watering delights from nearby homes and trattorias work in unison to create a beautiful feast for the senses.
At Café Baci, we strive to perfectly recreate the full Italian experience. From the moment you walk through our door, you sense the difference and you feel the culture. The atmosphere here is enchanting and peaceful, the Italian cuisine reminiscent of that created by some of the greatest Italian Chefs.
Relax and enjoy your stay with us. Savor the delicate flavors of history. Close your eyes, breathe deeply….you are in Italy, if but only for a moment.

Local Flavor 2 - FST Improv with Christine Alexander - (29:10)

Florida Studio Theater
1241 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-9000
From the Florida Studio Theater website:
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, located in the heart of downtown. It has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of theatres – the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, the Parisian-style Goldstein and John C. Court Cabarets, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact – providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre.

Christine Alexander

From her website:
"Locally World Famous" Christine Alexander is an award-winning improviser and teacher. Her favorite days are when she can share laughter with people. Laughter has healing powers and she likes when you call her a doctor.
Christine Alexander brings 20 years experience in improv, teaching, and performance. She has been part of improv troupes as a performer and producer, teacher of 100’s of classes - from private students to wellness programs to business groups.
Her extensive knowledge of guiding a group from those hesitant first moments into total engagement allows her to quickly shift groups into an eager to learn atmosphere. She has the ability to engage the most resistant and bring an entire group to the ah-ha’s that will enable them to work together with ease
Where can you find Christine Alexander?
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Selling Sarasota
Welcome to Selling Sarasota Podcast! In every episode Shelley lays the smackdown on misinformation and delivers key insights into local real estate. Shelley Panas is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises in Sarasota, Florida.

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Shelley Panas

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Living in Paradise! After running a successful company in Colorado Springs I decided that although mountains are beautiful, it was time for beaches. I relocated to Florida and joined the highly successful team at CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises -- the #1 C21 in Florida! I love it here! There is always something new to experience. At the end of the day, it is so nice to hop on my bike and head to the beach. The feel of sand squishing between my toes, listening to the waves crash on the shore while watching the sun paint the sky beautiful shades of gold, red and purple as it set is the perfect way to end my day. So I ask, why just come visit when you can stay?

I believe there is something profound in owning a home. This is your personal place to dream big dreams, relax in comfort, and be with the ones you love. I became a REALTOR® to help people have a better life.

We started our podcast in 2018 after Ed spent most of 2017 developing ideas for launching a podcast, only he didn't like any of the show topics he was testing. To test his audio gear he started "interviewing" me about my work in real estate. Needless to say, these test recording sessions became very silly very quickly and that's we realized we had our show. Ed brings his technical expertise in web development and digital marketing to complement my skills and experience in real estate to the show.

Edward Panas

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I have been a huge fan of podcasts since before they were even called "podcasts"! I remember listening to talk radio shows as far back when I was a kid through my college years. My frustration was always with getting a good signal or catching my favorite shows when they aired. When "Internet radio" shows started in the early 90's I used to listen to streaming shows from college & public radio stations, but connection speeds were limited. When podcasting started in 2004 I knew this was going to be a significant change in audio entertainment. As my weekly listening time increased over the years my interest in starting my own show grew as well.

I started kicking around the idea of starting a podcast shortly after moving to Florida in 2014, so in 2017 I joined Florida Podcaster Association in Tampa and learned how I could start my own show. As Shelley mentions in her bio, my ideas all sucked. (She says it much nicer than this.) I either lost interest very quickly or the ideas were just plain bad. She agreed to work with me testing out my new gear and audio production skills talking about her work in real estate. We were having so much fun doing these practice recordings we realized that this was our show. After a few months of learning about audio production and working out our content plan, we launched Selling Sarasota Podcast at PodFest Multimedia Expo on February 9th, 2018!