RLPS Newsletter

NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2023

Hello, everyone! Welcome to our Renewed Life Properties Newsletter!  It will be filled with lots of (what we hope are) interesting tidbits about us, our industry, and our Sun City community. You will receive a link to our website in an email each month. From here, you can click on the small arrow on the top left just above the newsletter to access previous months.

RLPS EVENTS

It’s a new year and we’ve hit the ground running! We’ve been really busy but the 12th turned out to be nuts! In the space of just a few hours we had SO many walk-ins (new potential customers), and we were worried we wouldn’t be able to leave in time for the event below!  It was crazy but wonderful. Hopefully, they will all turn into satisfied customers!

While we did have to leave later than intended, we did leave and Mike, Michelle, and I (Kari) attended a great event through one of our tile vendors, Monterrey Tile. It was the Wine & Design 2023 event at their showroom in Gilbert!! Yes, Gilbert! And yes, it felt like the other side of the world! But it was a great event with yummy noshes like delicious lobster bites on little spoons, and bite-size morsels of cheesecake and chocolate cake. But it wasn’t just about the food of course! Monterrey has teamed up with Walker Zanger and Anthology. Their designer was there to discuss their newest tile lines, which are beautiful! This allows us to offer even more selections to you!

They had a nice gift for each of us at the end too. A wine glass was etched with the name of the event, nestled in a black mesh drawstring pouch, and in the glass was a yummy chocolate truffle.

Left: Kari, Mike, and Michelle at the Wine & Design Event 2023; Center: Monterrey Tile showroom in Gilbert, AZ.; Right: The giveaway and the invite.

Look What We've Done!

This month we feature a bathroom we just finished renovating. The clients wanted to update the shower from that fiberglass surround  to one that is tiled and with glass shower doors…

Before

During

Out came the fiberglass surround…. (On the left is the shower stall – wait till you see the final result!)

…and in went the Kerdi System – the Nation’s #1 choice for a complete waterproofing system for tiled showers.

After

Here’s the final result! See how great the shower stall turned out? It all looks updated, functional, and beautiful!

We Buy Homes!

We buy houses in any condition and in all price ranges!

Step 1   Enter your information in the web form on our website: RLPS website – Sell Your Home.

Step 2   You will be contacted to discuss an offer for your property.

Step 3   You may accept or reject the offer presented to you during the call.

Step 4   Get the cash!

A NEW YEAR = A BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL NEW KITCHEN OR BATH (OR OTHER ROOM)!

WE CAN HELP!

Referrals Are Always Appreciated

If you know of someone who might benefit from our services, please refer us! If they purchase a service from us, we’ll give you a gift card good for a meal for two at Sun City’s Benny’s Burgers & BBQ!

(Value: $25)

It’s January 2023 and a fresh new year. As you read this newsletter in your home, look around. Does it make you smile? That’s great! Does it make you grunt in annoyance because something doesn’t function the way you always wanted it to or just looks out-of-date? That’s NOT great and WE CAN HELP!

Call us today and we’ll be happy to set up a free consult at your home. These are usually done by Mike Gillis, our owner, who has 30 years of experience. We focus on the communities of Sun City, Sun City West, and nearby 55+ Adult Communities so we’re VERY familiar with the homes and challenges in these areas and know just how to make it WORK FOR YOU!!

Mike will take pictures and measurements, and answer your questions. Then, he’ll come back to our Showroom, prepare a Preliminary Estimate, and send that to you. This way, you’ll know the SOW (Scope of Work), a preliminary list of  “budgetary” materials (these are not sub-par; they are

just at a good price point and included so you get a better idea of how much things will cost. If you decide to move forward with us, this will be updated after you make your final selections with our Interior Designer.) The first page of our Preliminary Estimate will break down the project total into Materials and Labor.

We know and understand that redoing a kitchen or bathroom takes planning – especially financially – so getting bids from a few companies is a good idea. We are here to answer your questions and hope that in the end, you will choose us to do your project. (And remember, it doesn’t have to be a complete remodel. We do small projects too!) And we are happy to set up progress payments while your project is happening so you’re not hit with a large payment all at once. (Materials do have to be paid in full before we start though.)

Start the new year with (what will feel like) a new home!! It’s usually cheaper to remodel than buy new and move!

RLPS Crew Spotlight

We thought we’d start a new column to cast a spotlight on the RLPS crew. After all, they come into your homes, so wouldn’t it be nice to know who they are? We’ll start 2023 with the spotlight on…

Rodney Alger, Jr.

Rodney’s been with us for 6½ years, working with Mike before Renewed Life Properties, LLC even existed! He’s from Merced, California, and is a retired Marine. He has two girls, Hailee and Chrisanna, and a cat named Max.
We asked him what he liked the most about working for us and he said: “All the creative thoughts the clients come up with for the jobs.”
And what was his favorite project? The one he’s working on right now – it’s a whole house renovation that we started a year ago! This is one of our favorite projects too. The client wanted a very cool flooring design – tile following the lines along built-in base cabinets and around corners, and the main floors with different directions in some rooms to bring a fresh take on flooring – just very cool and unique! The project isn’t finished but we’re very close, and the final pictures will be shared when that happens. In the meantime, check out some of the photos. As always, we start with the Before. This is the entrance to the home on the left, and the garage to the right. We took down that wall leading to the garage and that’s where the new kitchen will be.
(Below): And here’s a shot of the almost-finished room with the kitchen now in place. If you look carefully, you can see the unique placement of tile around the counter and walls. We’ll post final, official photos of the home very soon.
 
Rodney considers his best skills to be cabinet installation and plumbing.
But what does he do for fun, you ask? Hunting, shooting, working on vehicles, and building things.
Rodney is an important member of our team and we’re lucky to have him! And now you know Rodney too!
 

Kari's Personal News

On a personal note: My favorite younger niece and her husband just had a sweet baby girl named Amelia a month ago. Due to Covid and other health scares going on in the world, they wouldn’t let me visit until last Sunday so it was a LLLOOOOONNNNNGGGG month! But the text invite came and I ran!! They are also limiting her exposure on social media so I had to cover her face but trust me, she’s beautiful. We haven’t had a baby in the family for over 30 years so it was a wonderful Christmas gift to all of us! I’ve never had kids so holding her in my arms was very special and needless to say, I’m in love!! And I especially wanted a picture of her little fingers holding my finger.  Precious!! I’m a great-aunt and loving it!

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

Here’s a tidbit about our Spotlight Crewmember Rodney. He has a secret identity! Didn’t know that, didya? On the left, a mild-mannered hard worker. On the right, the superhero RENEWED LIFE MAN!! He’s using his superpowers to make his rooms AMAZING!!

UGLY WALLPAPER CONTEST!!

Do you have a room with ugly wallpaper from a previous owner that you can’t stand but haven’t gotten rid of yet? If so, take a picture and send it to me (Kari) by February 10th. I’ll post the submissions and YOU will vote for the winner. I’ll announce the winner in our February newsletter. The winner will win a $25.00 gift card to Benny’s Cafe & BBQ!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 

to all those born this month!!

 

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