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Blu-MartiniWe caught up with the owner of Forty Five Degrees and Blu Martini to learn a little bit of history on these hot hangouts.

What is the best selling item on your menu? 

FortyFive Roll or Blu Martini Roll: Crab Cream cheese, spicy sauce, avocado, cucumber, wrapped in soy paper. All of our sushi is great. We really have well rounded menu items.

What is your most popular martini?

Depends on the season. We have over 30 martinis to choose from on our list.

Note:  The Carmel Candy Apple Martini is a great fall choice!

You’ve created a unique ambiance in each location-what’s the story behind your choices?

I just wanted a modern interior and something different for our city.

Holidays are just around the corner-how can people plan to gather at Forty Five Degrees or Blu Martini to celebrate with their friends and colleagues?

People can call the restaurants individually Blu Martini 317.566.8650  Forty Five Degrees 317.634.4545 or they can email me at bill@blumartini.net. We host many of these parties and it’s not too early to book them now.  No party is too big or too small for us and we always can fit a party within a budget.

What other events are coming up?

Please see the calendar pages of both websites:  www.blumartini.net and www.fortyfiveindy.com.   We have so much going on and our calendars are always updated.

fortyfiveWhat type of texts can people in your Text Club expect to get from you?

 Info about events and specials.

 Note: Not in their text club yet?  Join now!

Text:  45   To:  71813 


Text:  BLU  To:  71813

Only your standard text messaging rates apply.

Anything else you want people to know?

We have great drink specials almost every night of the week. We welcome large parties and groups, and we serve great food including sushi.


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Real Estate Mobile Marketing Success

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As part of our Real Estate Mobile Marketing package we have an automated reporting service that delivers a weekly activity report to all of our clients. This is a detailed report of all account activity in the last week. It includes phone numbers, email address (if applicable), property information, and date/time of the inquiry.

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Announcing DK New Media

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dknewmedia_300Recently a good friend and social media mentor, Doug Karr, announced he would be leaving Compendium Blogware to start his own company, DK New Media. DK New Media will be a consultancy for Social Media and Online Marketing strategies. Doug has been working with Social Media and Online Marketing for a number of years now and is extremely adept at identifying and integrating marketing technology into new and existing marketing campaigns.

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How long have you been a realtor?   What made you get into real estate?

This is our 9th year in real estate.  We had positions with major corporations, relocated and moved a number of times, and sold a number of homes in Cleveland, Columbus, and Chicago (if the city didn’t start with a “C” we didn’t move there…we’ve  lived in Chagrin Falls/Bainbridge for 21 years).  We were so involved in real estate with all our moves, that becoming Realtors seemed like a natural transition.

What’s your favorite area to show homes and why?

Chagrin Falls, Ohio is such a unique little town.  Most of the buildings are either 100 years old or older or built to look like they have been around for 100 years.  It’s businesses still function and the town could be in the middle of Anywhere, USA.  When relocation is the reason for a move to our area, it’s fun to see the looks on people’s faces when we drive into town for the first time.  There is actually a waterfall in Chagrin Falls in the center of town.  The famous Popcorn Shop Factory is located right alongside the falls…also a great place to get an ice cream cone.

What do you do in your spare time?

We really like to visit our grandchildren.  The older 3 live in Wadsworth, Ohio via Chattanooga & Hartford (Tommy -17, Frankie – 15, and Katherine – 12).  We have 2 that live in Goshen, NY via Columbus (Andrew – 3 and     Aubree -2).  The youngest live in Alaska, via Reno/Tahoe and New Zealand (Benjamin and Jonathan 9 month old twins).  The visits aren’t nearly as frequent as we would like.  Thank goodness for the Skype video phone calls.

*In the photo above, Jim & Joan share time with family in New York.

What impact has mobile marketing/social media had for you?

When working for the Cleveland Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, we were teaching our members how to network.  Now we are back to being the students.  To date, most of the impact has been the time and effort spent to initiate programs that will benefit our clients.  We’ve realized the importance of developing and sharing information that will benefit the Home Buyers and Home Sellers that we work with and allow us to attract new clients.

Any additional information that you would like to share?

There are many parts to a real estate transaction.  We believe that there are 2 important parts of being a good realtor.  Part A is to be a good resource.  We provide the right information to arm every buyer and seller with the data they need and want.   Part B is to be a good friend.  To be a good friend, we do a lot of listening to get to know and understand our clients.  The better we understand them, the more we can help them through the buying and selling process.  This can be a stressful time, and sometimes all we need to do is listen.  We don’t make decisions for our friends.  We give them good advice and information so that they can make good decisions.

Want to learn more about this real estate team?    www.yourclevelandrealtors.com