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Showing posts with label Real Estate. Show all posts
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Sunday, January 8, 2023

TELLING IN THE DWELLING: INSPIRING CREATIVITY IN SL AND BEYOND – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING

People come to the Virtual World of Second Life for many and varied reasons.  Some come for companionship; to make friends, or to meet that special someone.  Others come to explore, dance, or to chill out while they listen to live or recorded music in their genre of choice.

Ikon Room is here for the sheer exhilaration of experiencing and embracing fully the creative process, and he has introduced, through his business model, a way that untold numbers of people can do likewise.   

I managed to catch up to Ikon Room one afternoon while he was working on his inworld office spaces, and he graciously agreed to tell me (and our 70,000 viewers) how dreams can become reality in SecondLife.

Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) JB:    Soooo Ikon.  Thank you for agreeing to chat with me.  I know how terribly busy you are, so let's just start at the beginning….What is Ikon Room all about?

Ikon Room (IR): Ikon Room is a small real estate business in second life that has as its main focus not only on renting out and selling land but also on stimulating people to be creative in decorating the dwellings we sell inworld via our monthly contest. And with that, give exposure to their artwork to inspire others that are yet uncomfortable with their decorating or building skills. In short, my personal focus is to contribute to a world where people are feeling inspired by what others create and then feel less hesitant to create things themselves. In this case, due to my Ikon Room project I-R. World, a dwelling.




JB: Interesting Name. “Ikonroom” How did you come up with that, and does it have any special significance?

IR:   Ikon Room is the name "Moor Noki" reversed. Moor Noki is my artist name in real life. On this artist's name, I am a singer/songwriter/producer. I reversed it as it now sounds like icon. I want us all to be icons! In this case in decorating rooms, given my business in SL. For promotional reasons you'll find Moor Noki's music played on all the lands we rent or sell and you will notice some billboards that state that. Clicking the boards will give you a notecard with all the stores you can buy my music or listen to it for free.  Obviously, after the land is sold or rented out the owner can change the stream.  

JB: From RL New Age musician to SL Real Estate Mogul.  You seem like quite the Renaissance Man

IR:   I would not call myself a New Age Musician in RL. The music I create comes in many different styles which are in line with my personality. Making music, writing lyrics, and producing them was therapy to me and in that light it has become more of a diary,  which is authentic and personal to the bone, so to say. It's me and at the same time, it isn't me any longer. I'm never my last second but it's good to reflect on the past every now and then. Some check their diary for that, and I check my music for that.  I don't shy away from the roller coasters life has put me on, nor do I shy away from addressing issues that we all have to deal with one way or another. Yet often the majority of us are not comfortable enough to speak about it due to shame, guilt, status, culture, and so forth.



JB:Tell me about your properties.  How big are your lots, and where are they located?

IR:   Currently, since I've only just started, I rent out 1024 sqm plots as they fit the rooms I have created for the monthly contest I hold at i-r.world. That being said, renters and buyers can obviously rent or buy larger plots, I will simply fuse those lands. At the moment they are located on the mainland and come in general moderate maturity ratings. Adult land for rent will follow later on. The plots come with 350 prims and cost L$425 per week. You can also buy the piece of land for L$3000 per 1024 sqm. If you buy more than one parcel at the same time and they are attached (can be joined), prices can be negotiated. 

JB: So then, what are you all about?  What is the message you are trying to convey here? And what does “Telling in the Dwelling” mean?

IR:   It's "A Telling in the Dwelling".  When I visit a person's house I step into their story. I step into the past that they live in now. The way they decorate their home is who they have become and currently are. it's their telling in their dwelling. Compare it with how we dress. When we meet someone, we automatically scan them on how they appear, and based on that, we already have a quick idea if we understand this person (read “can connect”) well enough to continue a positive relationship. We are all inspired by others on how we dress – either like it or not. If we like it, we want to create the same but with our own personal touch to it. It's precisely what 'A Telling In The Dwelling" is about. To be inspired, to channel that into your own creativity and make your own telling in the dwelling. 

JB: I understand you offer rooms for 1L. What are those for, and how might people get those?

IR:   The rooms I sell are obviously on my marketplace store for anyone to buy. That being said. They are nothing more than 4 prim boxes. No windows and no doors only floor, wall, and ceiling texture. The main purpose is for people to buy and decorate them. After they've done so they can participate in i-r.world's monthly contest. We will pick 3 winners each month and each of them will get L$500 as a reward. On top of that, the winners will have visibility on our website and inworld with their names attached to it for 3 months. All participants will get the money they paid for their room on MP refunded. 



JB: I see you are promoting something called “I-R.World - The Dwelling Contest”. Tell me more about that, please?

IR:   Certainly. Let me share what it says on our website, https://www.i-r.world.

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Monthly Contest!

Find a room at our MP place! - Marketplace Store Ikon Room

Decorate it with a max of 100 prims

We will pick 3 winners at the end of each month and they get each L$500,-

We will refund the L$1,- to those that bought a room on MP and are participating in the contest.


All participants can turn in their applications at contest@i-r.world

Include a screenshot of your dwelling and a landmark. The new competition starts on the 1st of each month! We will come by and visit your land personally to check out the dwelling you've created/furnished/decorated.  Winners get placement on this website and in the I-R. World office and a free photograph of your dwelling c/m/t


For more information contact Ikon. resident inworld at “I-R.World HQ

Happy telling in your dwelling!!!


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JB: Selling rooms for 1L?  How can you hope to make much money that way?

IR:     I'm not interested in making money per se. If anything, I'm interested in breaking even. Though I'm absolutely not allergic to financial tips, support, or donations. lol

JB: If people rent or buy one of your lots, are they required to build a 1L room on it, or are they free to add their own houses? 

IR:     When people rent from us they are allowed to do with it and on it whatever they like. Mainland has an SL covenant (which is usually none when fully rented by i-r.world. We do have our own covenant for those that rent with us. 

JB: Where do you hope to go with this project?  Do you have plans for expansion? Do you envision entire regions of 1L rooms?

IR:     Obviously I look forward to expanding my business and there are already a few new ideas in the making that are not yet ready for publicity. One step at a time is my motto. All at its own time and place. 

In previous endeavors, I was eager and wanted too much at once which made the project fail. I've learned my lesson from that. 



So, there you have it folks.  To learn more about Ikon Room and this uniquely creative opportunity, check out the following amaaaaazing locations:  

Website:  Moor Noki: https://moornoki.com

Monday, September 2, 2019

LUXURY IN YOUR SECONDLIFE – SPOTLIGHT ON LUXORY AND WILLOWDALE ESTATES- JOSH BELLIC REPORTING




“If you’re gonna live twice, why not live your Second Life in Luxury?”


And what better place to live that luxury than Luxory Estates and Willowdale Estates



The dictionary defines Luxury as: the state of great comfort and extravagant living.  This aptly captures the look and feel of life at “Luxory and Willowdale Estates” properties.


Two of SecondLife’s best and brightest minds, Imagin Illyar of Willowdale Estates, and Vanity Bonetto of Luxory Estates have teamed up to provide the quintessential land purchasing experience, unmatched anywhere on the entire grid.  





Immediately after landing at the sales pavilion, I was greeted by Andrea DeLauren, one of their courteous and highly professional staff.  This was no “sales bot”, but was an honest to goodness sales associate who knows the business and the details about their properties inside and out.  In fact, I was to learn that Luxory and Willowdale have a crew of eight such sales associates, providing an available agent 24/7.


I learned that Willowdale offers high-end professionally landscaped homesteads as well as full prim parcel land, and their newest product – the full homesteads.  Being a novice to the world of land purchasing, I asked Andrea, just what IS a “homestead”, and how does it differ from other properties? She told me that In SL there are two different types of sims.... "Homesteads" and "Full Prim".  Homesteads are sims with 5k prims capacity and Full Prim sims have 20k or 30K prims in total. In homestead sims you find bigger plots, usually more private... but with less prims... In Full Prim sims you get more neighbors, smaller parcels but much more prims for the price.  




Despite being one of the busiest women in SecondLife, I was able to catch up with Imagin Illyar and ask her a few questions about the Luxory and Willowdale Estates partnership.


Josh Bellic: So tell me, Imagin, what was it that turned you onto the idea of managing properties in SecondLife?


Imagin Illyar:  I bought my first sim 3 months after first joining Second Life back in 2008.  I knew as soon as I realized there was such a thing as an estate that I wanted to run one.  I enjoyed virtual landscaping from the very beginning. Making beautiful spaces is my passion and after 11 years of it I still feel as though I can't get enough.




JB: Do you, personally, own a home in Luxory Estates or Willowdale Estates and what is the difference between the two groups?  


II:  Luxory and Willowdale started out as separate estates but we merged them in December 2017.  I had known Vanity Bonetto, the owner, for many years and by joining our estates Willowdale has been able to grow and expand far beyond what I was able to do on my own.  56 sims have been added to Willowdale since merging with Luxory. It was a smart move, and yes, I make my home at Willowdale :)


JB:  What is it that makes Luxory Estates - Willowdale Estates. different from all the rest?


II:  The first thing people will notice is the landscaping.  Our tenants can also switch landscaping styles upon request. I have developed a system that allows me to do a switch in 10 minutes so you don't have to actually move to get a fresh new look for your homestead. Our sims are far above and beyond what is typical in SL, but it's the dedicated 24/7 customer service that really makes us stand out.  I know anyone can say that but our occupancy rate is usually around 95% and it's because we treat our tenants very well.


JB:  Tell me about the partnership between Luxory Estates and Willowdale  Estates? Has there been a real synergy when you decided to come together?  


II:  I ran Willowdale myself for 11 years and partnered with Vanity Bonetto of Luxory Estate in December of 2017. Since then 56 new sims have been added for a current total of 86 - and we are planning even more significant growth for the next year.  Vanity and I are a great team - I do the creative work and she runs the business end. Her highly-trained sales staff are the best in the business. We have both benefited greatly from the partnership. Vanity Bonetto and I are a perfect team.  I'm a creative type and she's the most talented business person I've ever met.  As I mentioned, we knew each other for many years before actually joining the estates.  In retrospect we should have done it from the beginning.  We've both benefited greatly from the merger.


JB:  Do you have plans for expansion?  Maybe create common use areas, like a community pool or clubhouses for use by fellow property owners?


II:  Absolutely!  Full homesteads are a new product for Willowdale and the reception has been overwhelming.  It has become difficult to keep them in stock! I very much enjoy creating new layouts for them and I hope that this growth momentum will continue for many years.  We have 4 different styles available so far and I hope to add the 5th any day now. The homestead styles I create are very unique from anything you will find elsewhere on the grid.


I've created many different common areas for tenants in the past they didn't work out.  I find that people in SL think they want common areas on estates but once provided they just don't get used.  There are a great many places that offer entertaining things for people to do in Second Life, what I provide is a peaceful and private place to come home to when you're done with that.  I've decided to just focus on doing what I do best and it's been working very well.


So, there you have it Folks.  Something for everyone. Land ownership just doesn't get any better than this!





Sunday, July 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOW OPEN! RENT TWO WEEKS, GET ONE FREE AT NAPOLI ESTATES! Mainland Living at its Finest!



Established in 2016, Napoli Estates is family owned and operated with the goal of providing a happy and healthy environment for all of our residents.  We are a small, growing estate that offers low prim residential rentals spanning from 450 prims to 75 prims.  Dock your boat and sail all the way to the Blake Sea from our marina!  Hanger rentals soon available at Napoli Estates Airfield!

Contact Jericho Napoli (nightdr) to take advantage of our move-in special!  

Visit our website at http://napoliestatessl.com/available-rental for available rentals or visit us in world at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shala/105/78/24!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Seychelles Isles January Promotion Ending Soon!



Now that the holidays are behind us and we are back enjoying our second life, it is time to grab you dream home at Seychelles Isles before the January Promotion ends.  Our lowest prices ever in the history of Seychelles with direct connection to over 2000 sailing and flying sims.  You have to grab your place quickly before they are all gone.

If you are ready to experience the Best in Second Life... come see
Mick Sporleder, therrainia or Irishgent for your personal tour.

"Where we share our dreams"


http://www.seychellesislesinsl.com/

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Looking for Land? Make the Right Move with ZAPZAK


How settled you are in Second Life? Find your perfect place among our land's offers. There are many options available to achieve the home of your dream or the lot where you plan to build the house you've always wanted.

ZapZak offers you economical solutions that you should consider for 2015. Check out these places. They may help you decide! Once the search is over and you have decided what you want contact to Tammy Nowotny and she will make your parcel hunt easy.

Changmi: roadside land with custom building
Sale: L$25,000; L$5,000 rent
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Changmi/174/105/111/
·         Denholme Field 169/234 & 152/239: green hillside Adult land with platforms
Each 512sqm: each $L1,999 sale, L$600/month rent
·         Deva Loka 126/139: green hillside M land
9584sqm: L$35,000 sale; L$7,000/month rent
·         Smelton Hollow 121/151: underwater M land with dock
512 sqm; L$3,333 sale, L$750 rent
More information:

·         IM Tammy Nowotny or email TammyNowotny@icloud.com

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tips on How to Find Your Little Piece of Paradise in Second life- Tea Couturier Reporting…



Finding a home to call your own in Second Life© can take some time. 





There are a couple of options you can choose from:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lizard Howl Seeks Funding Assistance via Indiegogo for His Book Virtual Breadwinner.




This fundraiser is to help Lizard Howl put finishing touches to his book "Virtual Breadwinner: How to Make Money Online as a Second Life Land Baron".

Bellingham, Washington, April, 2013

James Hagarty (Lizard Howl) and his wife Amanda (Hottie Something) met in the virtual world of Second Life, and started a business together. In 2007 they started their Second Life land business. In 2008, they started to turn a profit. Since then, they have grossed well over $500,000 and continue to profit every month.

In 2011, Lizard started writing his book and completed the final draft in 2012. The structural editing has also been completed by now. A few of the things readers will learn from this book:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ginette Pinazzo Named Director of Social Development for North Shore Estates

North Shore Estates has appointed Ginette Pinazzo as the new Director of Social Development to spark company-wide initiatives that evolve the organisation with transformative endeavors and heightened market-sensitive innovations.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

REAL ESTATE: Tribal Reef Rentals now available. Take a tour today!


Are you looking for a new incredible land, low lag and jungle themed surrounded by lush foliage, crystal clear waters and beautiful sunsets?

 Relax and invite your friends over to your exclusive place, where security and sim performance are the main focus.

Contact Ramses Meredith

Tribal Reef Property #8192



 Price:
3000 lindens per week


Plenty of room to entertaining                                              Beauitful location

Sunday, June 3, 2012

ANSHE CHUNG SIMS: An Asian Themed Sanctuary


Have an exclusive and distinctive living experience with our all new Asian themed neighborhood sims! A collection of beautifully crafted sims with naturalistic eastern architecture. A mastery of details that add the right finishing touches to your special Asian themed sanctuary. Have one now! Visit our hub at Lorena Chung Estates or IM Lorena Chung for more details.


 Theme: Strictly Asian
Zoning: Residential/Light Commercial
Prim Count:  (10% more prims included)
Land Size: All parcel sizes available
 Price: Very much Affordable

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lorena Chung Estates News- Lorena Chung Estate sims provide privacy, flexibility and space in a beautiful and isolated environment.





This estate has one of the Lowest priced-sims in the SLworld. You will be given full estate manager rights in  minutes after purchase, so you will have full control over banning, terraforming, restarts, and texture changes immediately. We also provide 24/7 customer support.









• NO SET UP FEE!
• No premium account needed 
• Animal Friendly
• Residential/Light Commercial 
• Full Estate Manager Rights within hours
• Full control over banning, terraforming,restarts, and texture changes 
• Stand Alone-Total Privacy 
• One on One Professional Service
• Sim Design (Optional) 
• Contact us for a tour of our Developed Sims 

Contact : Serene Coast or contact Lorena Chung directly.
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