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No More Estate Agent Fees
Follow a few simple guidelines, and marketing your own home can be easy. And it will save you thousands.
The recent property boom has a lot of people thinking of selling. Unfortunately, the costs of selling can really eat into your profit. There’s nothing we can do about stamp duty, but one cost we can avoid is real estate agent fees. By selling your house yourself rather than paying a real estate agent, you can save you around $20,000 on a $500,000 sale.
So what’s involved in a do-it-yourself sale The two main ingredients are time and advertising. A quality ad and a couple of hours each week fielding phone calls and managing inspections can mean the difference between a healthy profit and disappointment.
Many people are intimidated by the marketing aspect of selling their home. But there’s really not that much to it. You just need to write a description of your property, organise photography, and place an ad. Simple!
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when organising your own sale is you’re not selling a building - you’re selling a home and a lifestyle. Here are 10 Tricks of the trade to get you started…
1 Jot down your favourite spots in the house and what you like to do in them.
2 List your favourite local restaurants, cafes, and beaches – especially those in walking distance.
3 Note any pleasant fragrances – plants like jasmine and gardenia, or evening sea breezes.
4 Mention your favourite spot for a morning coffee, an afternoon snooze, or an evening wine.
5 Write about 150 words.
6 Don’t include cars, garbage bins, or the road in your photos.
7 Tidy your house and remove any clutter before taking inside shots.
8 Capture colour both inside and out, but keep it simple.
9 Take digital photos and save to CD so you won’t need a bureau for scanning and production.
10 Invest in a prominent newspaper ad and make use of the Internet.
Even if you don’t feel up to the challenge of creating a masterpiece ad, you can employ the services of a professional for far less than the cost of a real estate agent. A professional copywriter will write an engaging description for as little as $250. Professional photographers do real estate all the time. Neville Prosser can give you all the captivating photos you need for just $330. You can get a glossy 1/8 page ad in the Central Coast Express Advocate for $628 or a ½ page ad $2514. And to advertise online at Domain.com.au will only cost you $165 for a full month.
Whether you do all the creative work yourself or employ a professional, you’ll still save thousands. What’s more, with great advertising, you’ll interest more potential buyers and maybe even sell your house for more.
The most important thing to remember at every step along the way is… Average advertising conveys a building. Quality advertising conveys a home.
The Road to Better Results
A lot has changed in the way sites are optimized for search engines since last year.For one thing, Google is not the only search engine worth looking into anymore; Yahoo has definitely managed to take away some of Google’s oomph over the past twelve months.Another important change is that the intelligence of the search engine spiders and algorithms has increased dramatically. So without further ado, I will present you with a standard search engine optimizing process.
Conditions Are Right For Buying The Higher Priced Home You’Ve Always Wanted
Higher interest rates and home prices in the past have kept home owners from purchasing larger homes.The current real estate market conditions, however, are encouraging for many home owners who want to “buy up” to higher priced homes with more to offer.
I Would Give Anything To …
A couple days ago I was listening to a CD by one of the most successful speakers in the industry. He has been around for many years and is considered one of the greats. He is also considered to be somewhat off the beaten path.As much as he is admired and respected by many, he is judged by just as many. The segment I found most intriguing was one about how others often say to him, “I would give anything to be a successful speaker and author just like you.”
Is Accumulating a $1,000,000 Net Worth Easy Yes and NO
Is accumulating wealth as easy as following a 3-step plan Yes it is and no it isnt. As with many things in life, accomplishing a goal such as accumulating one million dollars or even $100,000 depends on your desire, your personal choices and your daily actions.
Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate Now!
With today’s credit card companies, there are many opportunities to get your cards rate of 21% or more reduced. The higher the amount of interest your card charges will cost you more for a simple purchase and ultimately may take you years to pay off instead of months, should you make the minimum payment allowed. People often just pay the minimum balance as a way to improve their credit rating; this couldn’t be a more dangerous way to increase your credit score. Leveraging the credit card company to say “Uncle” to your ability to switch over is easier than you think.
Why You Never Have To Pay Retail Prices For Anything - Ever Again
I step into my local mall, and into a leading top brand clothes store. I see a jumper I like and while feeling the soft material casually lift up the price tag - and I almost feint with disbelief. How much Thats more than I make in 2 days! I quickly stop caressing the fabric and head toward Big Als Unbranded Clothes Discount Centre for a sweater within my budget range which unfortunately will no doubt look as if it were knitted by my 5 year old Niece.
Guidelines For Choosing A Guru, Coach Or Mentor
The following tips are meant as a guide for those of you who wish to enter into a coaching or mentoring relationship with a Guru, Coach or Mentor.
How to Research and Purchase a Good Investment Property
How to Research and Purchase a Good Investment Property
Internet : A Medium or a Message
The State of the Net
Real Estate Professionals Need You to Write for Them!
Ask yourself these questions:Are you an experienced writerDo you want to stay at home to writeDo you want to work for yourselfDo you learn new things quicklyAre you interested in a broad number of subjectsDo you feel like you’re being pigeonholed with your current writing and you want to branch outDo you have a flair for marketing
The Minefields in Your Lease
In some markets across the country -- San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C., for example -- the renters market is so hot that properties are snatched up the same day they become available. In fact, many landlords in these markets find themselves negotiating among multiple offers.
Debt Relief From Debt Consolidation
If you are up to your neck in debt, there may seem like there is no relief in sight. In fact this is not necessarily the truth. There are ways to take all of your stifling bills and roll them up into one neat package by using debt consolidation in two very popular forms Home Equity Loans, Refinancing Loans, and a Consolidation Credit Card. All of these instruments provide the debtor with one thing “relief” from the current debt by shrinking it down to a single manageable debt.
The Benefits of Buying and Selling Locally
Shop at a flea market in Oaxaca, Mexico. Trade with a vendor in London, England. Or sport your wares to collectors in Geneva, Switzerland. You can virtually do just that when you shop or sell goods at an online auction site. You know those global auction Web sites, the ones that allow you to bid on thousands of items against millions of other competitors. Sure, they allow you to expand your world and uncover cool knickknacks from around the world. But these very same sites also open the door to you getting ripped off by someone four thousand miles away. More than 8 billion dollars were spent on auction sites in the last three months of last year, but how many dollars were lost along the way
How To Realistically Set Your Fees - Part 4
Effect Of Bad Debts
Timing Is Everything When It Comes To Buying Homes
The old adage that “timing is everything” especially applies to buying a new home.And trying to be at the right house at the right time and get it for the right price can be tricky.Here are some guidelines to assist you:
Stopping Home Foreclosure
A Foreclosure Prevention Service has numerous ways it can help you deal with the foreclosure process. Under the law, you have a right to remain in the property for a certain period of time. If you can’t pay the full amount owed without creating a hardship for your family you need a legal review of your situation, your rights, and your choices before you agree to anything. Protect yourself and your family.
Mortgage Consumer Bill of Rights
This bill of rights was laid out by Franklin Raines, president of Fannie Mae on January 15, 2000. The Mortgage Consumer Bill of Rights is a pledge fof $2 trillion over 10 years to help consumers gain access to home ownership.It also includes an “Open Book” approach to underwriting where customers can see all of the factors that go into evaluating their creditworthiness and the process of applying for a home loan.
What To Expect In Closing Costs On A Home Purchase
Many are taking advantage of this year’s low mortgage rates to purchase a home. Pent up with excitement, many families, who have scrimped and saved for a down-payment, jump for joy when the mortgage lender finally approves their application.But, they should realize that there’s a whole new set of expenses that must be covered before actually closing on the sale.
Dealing With Dual Real Estate Agents
Historically, real estate agents have represented the seller of a property. The seller, after all, is usually the one who pays their commission, and agents therefore have a fiduciary relationship with the seller. This in no way means that agents may operate outside the bounds of the law and ethical conduct of course. It just means that the real estate agent is just that, an authorized agent of the seller for a particular transaction.
A Singles Game of Real Estate
This discussion leans toward answering questions asked most often by our youthful men and women in there early twenties. They often begin to ask themselves the question, “Should I consider buying a home, condo/town-home or some other type of real estate that I can call my own” Due to the fact that housing has up to this point always been provided for or lived in on a rented basis we tend to find that our newest contributing members of society find themselves at a loss for the most beneficial and advantageous way to enter this next phase of self-sufficiency.
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