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Paying someone else for a job, even if they have done a good job, is never something to hope for. The same goes for the Realtors of Playa del Carmen. Real estate agent fees are considered by some to be a necessary evil. Some simply cannot waste the time and resources to sell their home or buy it on their own. Most real estate agents work hard for their commission; even so, it is difficult to see thousands of dollars slip out of your hands and into the pockets of your Realtor.

Most real estate agents are paid through a commission plan that, in most cases, ends up being a percentage of the home’s sale / purchase price. Commission rate percentages will vary from one real estate agency to another, but most neighboring agents will have comparable rates. A common real estate agent fee is 5 to 7% of the sales price.

Once you do the math, you’ll find that 5-7% is a lot of money (in fact, enough for people to make their own purchases and sales despite the difficulty). However, it may be comforting to know that the real estate agent is not the recipient of the full commission amount. After paying your Playa del Carmen real estate agent the agreed-upon percentage, the real estate agent must split his earnings with the agency he works for. If there are other brokers involved in the purchase or sale, these brokers will also get a share of the sale. The agency the broker splits his commission with (usually paying 50%) receives compensation for the real estate agent’s work space, marketing, support, and other resources needed to assist in the sale.

While it is possible to find rates lower than 5% in Playa del Carmen, it can be difficult, especially in markets with a lot of real estate business and little competition between agencies (the absence of competition means little incentive to have a competitive price). Some agencies are open to negotiate prices. Here are two tips for lowering your real estate agent’s fees.

1. Agents who don’t have to give as much money to the agencies they work for have more flexibility in negotiating the price with you. When a real estate agent works for a company that requires 50% commission, it puts the real estate agent in a difficult position of having to compromise the small percentage that they will actually end up with. Some real estate agents are only required to pay 15% to their agencies. These are the types of real estate agents that are most likely to offer you some type of discounted price.

2. There are real estate agent services you can opt out of to save money. Marketing methods like newspaper ads are rarely the ones that end up selling a home. Telling your agent that you are not interested in such underperforming expenses saves the agency money that can then be passed on to you.

If you are still not satisfied with what you can expect to pay a real estate agent in Playa del Carmen, consider all the costs that you would incur if you had chosen not to hire a real estate agent. Remember that when you sell your house on your own you are responsible for paying for all forms of advertising, you pay for your house to appear on the list with a service, you pay for legal advice, you pay for copies, stationery and documentation. You sacrifice money and time that you could save if you hadn’t had to spend so much time selling your property or looking for a new property. Consider time lost from work and time lost with family and friends because you are responsible for being present at open houses, meeting potential buyers, reviewing inspectors, etc. If you don’t follow all the laws and present the proper documents, you could also have to pay a large amount of money in a lawsuit. All costs add up quickly.

As the aunt of a preschooler and aspiring voice actress (I knew all those hours of watching Bugs Bunny would come in handy), I know every kid’s show, as well as every kid’s DVD out there.

In my opinion, there is no better way for celebrities to win back their outrageous salaries than to entertain and sometimes educate children. And They Might Be Giants gets a “cooler than Elvis” vote for singing the title track of one of Playhouse Disney’s newest hits, “Higglytown Heroes,” which is also on their children’s CD / DVD, “Here Come the A B C s”.

For those of you who are not familiar with all things Higgly (an adjective that is used both as “Smurf” but not, thanks to Higgles, as a verb), the series focuses on a small town and four children named Eubie, Kip and brothers Wayne and Twinkle. Think “South Park” with better art and no bad language. The loudest language is “Aw, pickles”, usually uttered by Twinkle (pinker than Trista Rehn Sutter!) After his fantastic ideas for solving children’s dilemmas are drilled gently by Fran, a friendly squirrel with the voice by Edie McClurg.

In each two half-hour episode show, the Higgly Kids experience common and innocent childhood events, such as finding a caterpillar, throwing a TV party for the Happy Hairy Higgly Monster Primetime Special, losing a tooth, Kip’s grandfather locked in the bathroom. or taking care of an unhappy bird. Children try to solve their problems, guided by Fran, who is the voice of reason, helped by their loving families and the ever-enthusiastic Bill and Ted-ish Pizza Guy … plus someone special. Then comes the inevitable song …

“Someone special, who could it be?

This job is too big for you and me.

We need help!

But never fear

Looks like a job for a … Hero of Higglytown!

A Hero of Higglytown! “

Some of the heroes are natural choices, especially after 9/11: policewoman, firefighter, etc. But how many of us think of sanitation workers, electricians, plumbers, gardeners, postmen (voiced by Kathie Lee Gifford), and farmers as heroes? Or a telephone operator (with the voice of Cyndi Lauper)? Although heroes have celebrity voices, the Higgly Kids discover that the real stars around them are the people who solve problems every day.

Some of the dilemmas get a bit ridiculous from an adult perspective. For example, when Kip climbs a tree to save a beloved neighborhood cat and her kittens, his friends help him. Why, when you get stuck, can’t they help you back up? Ahem … when was the last time you tripped and panicked? You need help in your own life every day without thinking about it.

The beauty of “Higglytown Heroes” is that it celebrates working together, “having fun together,” and the Higgly Kids, as well as their families, never take the Heroes in their lives for granted. The electrician (Lance Bass) is invited to participate in the “Higgly Monsters” TV party after repairing the circuits at Kip’s house. The firefighter (Donald Faison) who pulls Kip out of the tree shares a birthday party for the neighborhood cat. How many of us make an effort to thank the people who make our lives easier? Sometimes we forget to see them as people with needs and feelings.

We even forget to see our own families as heroes. Kip’s grandmother (voiced by “Golden Girl” Betty White, with Rose Nylund hairdo) knits the boys’ sweaters. Kip’s real estate agent Mom Bitty acts like the lifeblood of 1950s domestic life, but is rewarded when Kip and his friends gift her a card to get her back on track. Wayne’s mom Plunkie shows the kids a caterpillar and takes them to the beach, while Wayne and Twinkle’s Uncle Lemmo cook breakfast for them in their restaurant and, in the Christmas special, she takes Wayne and Twinkle. on his sleigh.

Interestingly, Higgly’s families aren’t always nuclear families, something Disney portrays as normal without drawing attention to it. Kip’s family is the proverbial nuclear family, with twin sisters, a little sister, a mom and dad, Fripp (who operates a hot dog cart), and two grandparents who live in or constantly visit Kip’s big house. Twinkle and Wayne’s mother appears to be a single dad (although they are all African American, no one has yelled racism yet), and Eubie is apparently being raised by her Aunt Mellie and Uncle Zooter with a southern accent, with visits from her southern accent. Grandpop Crank (a farmer).

In many ways, Higglytown is idealized. Nobody seems to care about work, money, or status. People go to the library, and a librarian is a Higglytown hero! Kids “work really hard” and take responsibility (gasp) by thinking of ways to help themselves and their families, and in each episode there are little moral lessons and tips (take care of your pets, don’t use too much electricity, make them smile someone) to show children how they can become … Heroes of Higglytown!

Cynics and naysayers will scoff at this like a childish pablum. I call it a refreshing dose of reality and a tribute to the heroes around us. Disney animators are Higglytown Heroes for creating this show.

Author’s Note: After this review originally went online, actor Rory Thost, who voices “Kip,” was kind enough to be a “Higglytown hero” and brighten my day by telling me how much he and the cast I liked the review. For all those who think our children are real troublemakers, Young Master Rory Thost is thirteen years old: http://imdb.com/name/nm1191277/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnxteD0yMHxzZz0xfGxtPTIwMHx0dD1vbnxwbj0wfbH9yef9ye. His career in show business is already longer than mine! More importantly, in a world where celebrity misbehavior is sadly the norm, this young man remains polite, mature, well-mannered, and well-grounded.

Author’s Note II: This series just keeps getting better. The continuity is on par with most primetime shows. Kip has adopted a dog named “Shadow” who makes guest appearances; we meet Fran’s parents after seeing them at the Christmas special; Eubie’s grandfather becomes a Higglytown hero; Flappy, Eubie’s bird, makes appearances from time to time. The fireman is back. The electrician proposes to the teacher, and Pizza Guy and Fran become Higglytown heroes!

Author’s Note III: Disney has created Higglytown Heroes Toys. This series has legs!

Facebook may keep crashing your system for all kinds of reasons, including the likes of your PC’s web browser not working properly, your system has some kind of error with its settings, and Windows is out of date. If you are experiencing errors with the Facebook website on your PC, you should be able to repair any of the potential problems that may have caused the crashes to occur, which can be done by following the steps outlined on this page.

Why will Facebook crash your PC?

The reason why Facebook will block your system is basically because of the way this site works. It uses a technology called “JavaScript” and “Ajax”; Both are described as client-side programs that work by installing themselves on your computer and then linking to the Facebook server to continually update various data on the page. This is why your Facebook page can update so quickly, because it uses these Javascript and Ajax technologies … but the downside to this is that your PC’s memory and settings take a huge hit with the amount of processing power required. so that the Facebook page updates itself every few seconds.

The bottom line is that for many computers, Facebook’s technology is consuming too many resources and consequently will make your system run much slower and often crash. To get around this problem, luckily there are a few things you can do to make it run much more smoothly.

How to fix Facebook crashes

The first thing to do to fix Facebook crashes is to first make sure that you can fix any potential problems that the web browser you are trying to use may have. To do this, you must reinstall the web browser, which can be done by clicking “Start” and then selecting “Control Panel”, before selecting “Uninstall a program.” This will allow you to uninstall the web browser you are using, after which you can download and install the browser again. This will not only allow your computer to read the web browser correctly again, but it will also ensure the smooth running of your computer.

The second thing to do is use a “Registry Cleaner” program to scan your computer and fix any potential problems that Windows may have inside. A registry cleaning tool is a program that has been specifically designed to fix errors and problems within the Windows system, and it is a tool that can be used to fix Facebook crashes. One of the main causes of crashes will be the way that many of your computer’s “registry settings” will not be able to be read by your system, leading to the formation of a large number of errors. This will often cause registry errors to appear, so it is vital that you can use a registry cleaner to fix any potential problems the database may have, increasing the speed and reliability of Windows as a result.

2016 ended with Americans exhausted by emotionally harrowing politics, stories of foreign entanglements and violence at home. Companies have also struggled with modest economic growth and a turbulent stock market. As we begin 2017, everyone – consumers and organizations alike – faces uncertainty in a variety of areas.

Against this backdrop, companies have yet to develop, plan and execute strategies for profitable growth. After speaking with various colleagues and clients, and reading feedback from various experts and forecasters, here is my take on what awaits small and medium-sized B2B and B2C businesses in the coming year:

one. A significant number of marketers, both large and small, will conduct agency reviews in 2017. The current Advertiser Insights report (based on 420 marketers representing about 90 percent of the top 100 US advertisers) reveals a staggering number of planned reviews:

ยท 66% Creative Agency Review Plan;

65% plan to check search agencies;

64% plan to review media agencies;

61% plan to review digital agencies.

Why? Beyond the lack of trust in the authorities of society as a whole, trust has also been lost, rightly or wrongly, between marketers and their agencies. So if you are feeling concerned about your agency relationship, acknowledge that you are not alone.

two. There will be significant increases in the number of companies hiring “temporary workers”, that is, freelance contract workers and freelance specialists. Faced with minimum wage increases, increases in health care costs, and rising payroll taxes, companies are obviously doing everything they can to reduce their fixed labor costs. But the ability to hire top-tier talent in the short or long term is also a practice that’s gaining a lot of momentum. In fact, a recent Deloitte University Press survey showed a “significant 7 percent increase” plus a “44 percent increase” in planning to hire casual workers in the next few years.

Keep in mind that these “outsiders” bring fresh energy and ideas to any type of organization and, at the same time, can provide some savings to your bottom line.

3. Media fraud and ad blocking will increase in 2017. Much was uncovered by the National Advertisers Association’s eight-month investigation into undisclosed refunds flowing from digital media companies to agencies. However, there is an incentive for scammers to keep doing what they are doing due to the ability to bypass fraud detection systems. This widespread practice can influence agencies’ media recommendations (and bottom line), although it obviously does not serve the best interests of clients.

Perhaps most importantly, the staggering growth of ad blocking in the markets poses a huge threat to digital media. At least 419 million people around the world are blocking ads on their smartphones, almost double the number blocked on desktop computers. That’s 22 percent of the world’s 1.9 billion smartphone users (PageFair – Ad Blocking Goes Mobile).

Digital and mobile media won’t go away, but using them effectively is challenging. Find professionals you trust to make sure you get what you expected.

Four. Since customers and followers are the lifeblood of any business or nonprofit organization, organizations will need to significantly increase their efforts to better understand their real-world wants and needs. A recent McKinsey & Co. study of about 700 top executives found that: 1) only 6 percent of companies felt they understood their customers’ needs very well; and 2) seventy-two percent considered the knowledge-of-the-client budgets inadequate.

There has been an explosion in the amount of customer data available, with new software programs mining all kinds of purchase and opinion information, including social media. To be competitive, organizations will need to continue expanding their knowledge using this new information. It just doesn’t seem smart to even consider developing a specific strategy or plan without knowing your customers, so make sure you have the skills to obtain and interpret the correct information.

5. Developing and maintaining a positive customer experience will become the new king of marketing. Distrust of institutions appears to be rampant: products are withdrawn from the market, passwords are stolen, online tweets have as much credibility as government agencies. Starting with employees, make sure they have the knowledge and tools to provide better customer service, create a positive experience, and promote repeat buying and customer referrals.

Confidence is the new black. All aspects of a brand’s life must convey reliability, delivered consistently and credibly, at every point of contact.

6. The acceptance and use of direct mail by millennials will continue to explode. Yes, millennials. And yes, traditional mail. This demographic is the one most likely to open and read direct mail. In fact, 63% reported that they made a purchase based on a direct mail article that they opened in the last 3 months (Direct Marketing Information Trends Study in the US).

Perhaps their flood of spam, disrupted advertising, and meaningless content will leave you tired of staring at screens and searching for a “new” medium. After all, it’s not about technology; it’s about efficiency.

7. While internet media spending will be tied to television for the biggest spending in 2017, more marketers will acknowledge that the majority of top media spending is still accounted for by traditional media (65%). Spending on television will increase by 1 percent, away from home by 4 percent, as radio will remain unchanged and only magazines and newspapers will show decreases (by 5 and 9 percent, respectively). Additionally, the Marketing Services category will increase by 2.8 percent to $ 237 billion, led by sales promotion, telemarketing, direct mail, and event sponsorships. (Age of advertising)

It goes without saying that determining where to spend your money on marketing communications is becoming increasingly complex. The key to doing this successfully is understanding the difference between selecting the newest “efficient” tactical tool and selecting the most “effective” one. This becomes increasingly important for small businesses, which cannot afford costly mistakes.

8. Much more time and smart thinking will be spent developing marketing strategy, positioning, and planning for marketing and marketing communications. A study of “Significant Brands” conducted by Havas in 2015 reported that most people wouldn’t mind if three-quarters of all brands disappeared forever. Also, most brands haven’t updated their strategies to satisfy today’s internet shoppers. These buyers have access to a wealth of information and have a wealth of purchasing options at their fingertips. It is more vital than ever that, to survive, you must continue to keep your brand meaningful to its constituents.

Both for-profit and non-profit brands must make absolutely clear how they differ from the competition and make their value proposition completely credible at every opportunity. Once your plan is implemented, you also need to know what is working and measure everything.

Marketing Communications and Value Marketing Consultants

2017 brings a considerable number of unknowns and concerns facing your customers, prospects, and even your employees. Clearly, they are more cautious about what to believe and who to trust for the next year. All organizations are faced with these problems and the dilemma of how to run a successful business in this climate.

Many small and medium-sized organizations are partnering with established and independent senior consultants to assist them with marketing communications and marketing plans and budgets, evaluating, developing, refining and, if applicable, implementing. If this is something you might consider, look for people with extensive experience in B2B, B2C, and nonprofits across all industries and brands. Look for consultants who are media neutral and don’t sell a particular discipline. And make sure they are passionate about analyzing the results and willing to “tell it like us” so that candor can flourish.

Improving the ROI of profitable sales and marketing communications is a daunting task. Finding the right consultant to partner with can take a bit of searching, but as Yogi Berra said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Stoves knows what it does when it comes to electric range design. Point for point, the sterling 900DFT range range cooktops and the Richmond 900DFT range range range range are nearly identical. They share the programming functionality, have the same general internal capacity and the same number of boards. But they seem to come from two different worlds.

Stoves almost seems to be asking you a question, styled with its two flagship range 3-foot-wide kitchens. Both are designed for what Stoves calls the “compact kitchen.” Both have been designed to offer a versatile range of cooking functions, extras and options. And they both ask you this question: city or country?

When you get down to business, that’s the basic difference between these two models. Stoves Sterling 900DFT range kitchen is the whole city – Stoves Richmond 900DFT range kitchen is the whole country. The Sterling and Richmond give you dual-fuel capabilities in a 3-foot-wide casing; both offer a real capacity of 91 liters; and both allow you to convert to GLP. They both have cast iron skillet holders and wok burners. Both have telescopic shelves and enameled interiors for easy use and cleaning. The Stoves Sterling, however, is dressed in a very sleek and minimalist steel suit; while Stoves Richmond appears to have just passed the property and is home in time for a hearty dinner.

The Richmond 900DFT Stoves is encased in an enameled casing, with nice, thick oven and grill doors (they close with that satisfying “bang” that only well-made parts can produce). The knobs are carefully designed with responsive icons that let you know what you can do with each one. And a smart digital watch face reminds you that for all the country style, this is a modern gadget.

The Stoves Sterling 900DFT has the exact same knob and dial setup, but is clad in professional-looking flat steel. The same watch face now has a sleek circular edging with sleek control buttons underneath.

Stoves has clearly decided that the basic package, that is, the working parts, of your range kitchen should remain the same no matter what the exterior looks like. It’s a smart idea and it works very well for the client. If you know that the Stoves Richmond 900DFT is going to work exactly the same, and also the Stoves Sterling 900DFT, then you don’t need to waste time agonizing over the fact that you like the look of one, but the other has better compartments or functions For your needs.

Stoves have separated the way the kitchen works, from the way it looks – allowing homeowners with homes of all styles to get the look they want with the functionality they need. So whether you’re more of a country squire or an urban socialite, Stoves has the range kitchen to suit you.

It’s time for the birthday party! To make this birthday party special, we’ve included some birthday party ideas to get you started. One thing is certain; The party organizer should think about the person being celebrated and keep it simple. The best birthday party ideas focus on great people, great food, and great times!

Since you are the host of the birthday party, chances are you know something about the hobbies and interests of the birthday person. Write them down and find a party centerpiece idea, or birthday party theme, to organize the party. For kids, this could be their favorite hero, sport, movie or TV show characters. For adults, it can also be a sport, technology, cooking, fantasy, etc. favorites. Once you’ve selected a party theme, party planning will be a lot easier.

Find a key activity or two to keep the party exciting. Birthday party ideas for activities include: a birthday roast, all good fun and good taste, of course, a Jeopardy party game (all about the guest of honor, of course), a quick game of basketball , a “this is your life” presentation with guests sharing fun memories, guessing what’s in the gift bag game, and more. For children’s parties, activities can be as simple as blowing bubbles, creating the best hats or puppets, dressing up, or an old-fashioned set of musical chairs. Make sure all the kids win a small prize to keep it healthy and fun.

Food is a critical component! There is nothing better than celebrating a birthday with your closest friends around great food or great appetizers that everyone can share and enjoy.

When cooking for a birthday party, certain active foods, like making tacos or pizzas, can add to the excitement. Make sure you have some interesting options, including food options for your vegetarian friends. Your guests will have fun participating in the birthday meal and it will become a focal point for conversation and entertainment.

Decorate! Enjoy decorating with theme-related decorations or just some colorful balloons and crepe paper. Make or buy a beautiful cake and voila! Check out some of the great providers featured on this page for great, affordable options.

So remember, keep it simple! Fun birthday party ideas translate to great people, great food, and great times!

Here are some bodybuilding principles to keep you on track for fat loss. Follow these principles to choose what foods to eat or avoid.

1. The most essential bodybuilding principle for losing fat is consuming fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis. It all comes down to calories in versus calories out. You will surely lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you burn in a day. Take more calories and you will gain weight.

2. The correct ratio of macronutrients: 40% of calories from carbohydrates, 40% from protein and 20% from good fats. Eating this way will help you lose fat and retain your muscle mass. Eating less fat makes your body burn fat for energy. That makes the weight loss come from fat that is used for energy. Avoid processed foods in the form of prepackaged meals because manufacturers often add fat and a large amount of sodium and corn syrups for flavor.

3. Go to the gym

You need to do two types of weight loss training:

– Weight exercises

People can lose weight just by doing aerobic exercises, why should I exercise with weights? It is the best way to sculpt your body. More muscle mass means a higher metabolism, leading to burning more calories.

– Aerobic exercises

Remember to exercise in the fat burning zone. Your body burns fat when your heart rate is around 75% of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age.

Maximum heart rate = 220 – Age

Heart rate to burn fat = 75% x (220 – Age)

Aerobic exercise not only burns calories, it also increases your cardiovascular efficiency, increasing your endurance during training. Remember not to substitute weight training for aerobic exercise.

Following the proper fat loss diet, weight training, and aerobic exercise is the best way to lose fat. Not only will you burn calories through both types of exercises, but you will also increase muscle mass, which leads to increased metabolism. Increasing muscle mass and lowering your body fat level is the only way to look well-defined.

Lift weights three times a week and do some cardio every other day. Thirty to forty-five minutes of weight training (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) is enough for beginners. Every other day, put some cardio training in your schedule. Running, biking, or swimming for 30 to 45 minutes is more than enough. Monitor your fat loss using a scale and tape measure. A simple example to track your progress: if your waist gets smaller while your chest gets bigger, you are on the right track.

For an entrepreneur or an organization growing there, any business must keep its production creation practical, marketing strategies, and growth plans. Website building includes certain areas such as colors, style guide, redesign, typography, responsive, and SEO.

A recent study led by Harvard Business Review is that the strategies should be used to attract buyers to buy the products and services of a specific website that can help to obtain the integrity from that buyer.

What is Web Design Architecture?

That means everything about your website. It consists of a content process such as; the way it looks, the way it works, logo design, construction, web development, conceptualization, layouts, colors, graphics, text style.

There are many options for creating a professional website. If someone does not have any knowledge of design and development applications, or HTML programming language, then it does not mean that they cannot create a website with many other options and forms that can help to create a good professional design:

  • You can hire a professional web design expert, who can help you create a unique website.

  • Use software like Dream Weaver or FrontPage, but the software is like a professional expert who has knowledge of that software to create a website.

  • There are different online tools available for customizable web design templates that help you customize your business graphics, styles, and text.

Developing a professional website design for your online business

When developing a website, you need a solid domain name like Amazon, eBay. The professional finds the need of his clients / visitors. The web design must be user friendly to understand its content, which results in building a good relationship with your visitors.

It doesn’t matter how attractive and tempting your website is; It should be coded in such a way that SEO can read it and appear on search engine operating pages. All pages should be simple and tell visitors what they are really looking for; instead of adding confusing and unnecessary elements.

Different elements

  • Colors: The best color for a website should be a simple design, black and white or multi-color, use web safe colors for your professional website.
  • Sources: Use web-safe fonts because most web browsers read the selective number of fonts.
  • Graphics: Included graphics of logos, clipart, icons or photos that can enhance the front look of the website.
  • Designs: In designs, advertisements, graphics and texts must be well organized.

User friendly web design

User friendly web design can be created with the following factors in mind:

  • Mobile / Navigation Compatibility: Nowadays, people use mobile devices and tablets for their internet access devices, which is why a website optimized for mobile devices is necessary. Use a Google mobile site tester to see how your website appears on mobile devices, if it does not appear then you can use the mobile device design approach first.
  • Multimedia: Related audios and videos should be used in the web design that can benefit the visitors so that they squeeze the information in an easy way. This way the visitor will spend more time on your website.
  • Easy content: The language should be simple, short, bullet points, headings, subheadings, and other techniques and the formatting should be included to make your website easy for readers.

Web design plays an important role in the success of your business. Web Design professionals use good planning and analysis with customer specifications in mind and try to create a simple but elegant Web Design.

Don Lyle, the Northern California area scout for the Cleveland Indians, has some unique ideas on how to search for baseball prospects.

In less than 20 years, Lyle has signed more than 50 prospects to major league contracts, eleven of whom have made it to the major leagues. That is a success rate of more than 20 percent. Lyle is best known for signing Sacramento-area native Derrek Lee, who was recently traded from the Cubs to the Braves. Lyle removed Lee from El Camino High School to a contract with the Padres in 1993.

Sitting with Lyle at a mid-summer display sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Hard 90 Baseball Academy, you learn that he is evaluating players just by the way they walk across the field to start practice. “That (athletics) puts me on the radar.”

Next is another intangible: sincerity. Lyle is looking for people who are serious about business in the field. “Geoff Jenkins did that,” the Indians scout recalls of the Cordova High star who recently retired after an official career and a World Series championship with the Phillies.

When players start to throw the ball, Lyle looks for those with good fundamental arm action and strength in their throws. Eventually, when they warm up, he will instinctively know if he got it right. Even if the arm action “… isn’t exactly how I want it, but the speed is there, then I’m buying,” says Lyle.

During a ball game, the Indians scout times runners to first base, the pitcher’s pitch to home plate with a runner on base, and the catcher throws to second to catch a base robber. All standards for the profession. But Lyle is looking at the batter before he even walks into the box. He’s checking out the prospect while he’s in the circle on the deck, his focus, his sincerity, again seeing if the player is “challenging himself to get that pitcher to the mound. You can see it.”

Lyle will also move to the opposite sideline to view the prospect through his binoculars. “I’m watching him on the bench to see how he’s looking at the game. Do you want to come up with the game on the line? No, when he’s at the plate. Once he gets out of that circle, it’s about his set. Up.”

When Don Lyle ultimately scores a player, he is trying to determine if that player is ready to play in the big leagues today. “Only 1 percent (of prospects) want me right now,” he admits, but marks the others with a touchdown to “go on.” He often recommends those players to college scouts, hoping they will have a chance to further develop and be prepared for the major leagues in time.

The main indicator to measure a player’s skill level compared to those now playing in the major leagues is the standard scoring system of 20-80 from scouts, with 20 being the lowest score and 80 reserved for the maximum of players from all over the world. “Even with Barry (Bonds), I would have had to rate him at 70,” laughs Lyle over a fictitious score by one of his all-time favorite players. “Give it an 80 and there are no advantages.”

When evaluating a high school talent, particularly the bat and arm, Lyle will score a rank rather than an exact number. “You’re kidding yourself a bit. If (the prospect) makes it to the majors, and his arm is 50 now, it’ll probably be a 60 in the majors. I’ll put it as a 50-60, as I hope it’s going to be better. The performance it is still what it is. “

The largest cities in Central Florida are Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford, and Daytona Beach. The most popular of these is the Orlando / Kissimmee area. Orlando is the most visited city in all of Florida. The main reason is that there is so much fun in this city that it is not possible to do everything. Orlando is home to Walt Disney World, including The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, and River Country. You can also visit Downtown Disney, which has great shopping, lively restaurants, and great nightlife, including Pleasure Island. Outside the gates of Disney you will also find International Drive and other great shopping venues. Full of outlet and retail stores, hotels and dinner shows, you could have a complete vacation on this street! You won’t want to miss Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. The two amusement parks bring movie magic and special effects to life. Universal Studios is also home to Halloween Horror Nights, which brings the magic of Halloween every fall season. If theme parks don’t appeal to you, downtown Orlando and Winter Park are great places to see live entertainment, antique shopping, nightlife and clubs, as well as exclusive restaurants.

In just an hour’s drive, you can also visit one of Florida’s award-winning attractions – the Kennedy Space Center. See NASA’s space shuttles and enjoy activities and lessons on how space travel has evolved in recent decades. It is also located one hour northeast of Orlando, Daytona Beach. This beach is popular during the summer months and has a great promenade to walk around and enjoy the sea views. Daytona Beach also hosts Bike Week every year. Residents and visitors descend on this area to ride their motorcycles here and gather to watch old road shows and just chat with other motorcycle enthusiasts. It’s one of the busiest weeks of the year in Daytona Beach!

Central Florida is a popular place to visit and has continued to change over time to offer guests the best possible vacation destination. While many people come here to play games, millions also call it home. It is a large metropolitan area that has a world-class airport, financial districts and

other businesses that directly affect the hotel industry that thrives in this area. It takes a lot of great people to make every magical vacation happen here. So don’t overlook this city as an exceptional place to live, either. You could experience the magic all year round!