How to Sell Your Home Quickly and For Maximum Price Using the Secrets of Estate-Real Estate Agents

At the moment if you are selling your property it is important to get the highest price possible in the quickest time possible. More money is needed to gain another mortgage, one way to get a bigger deposit is to reduce the selling costs when you sell a property. Whether you need more money for a deposit or you just want the highest price possible for your property, it is now possible. Anna Rains one of the top trainers in the U.K and the U.S.A. has decided to show you the secrets that she has previously been paid to teach professionals in the Property market.

Selling your home starts well before you start to market your home, that is the background work everyone needs to do when they decide to sell your property. When you are deciding on a price there are two factors that you will be taking into account,

What the value of the property is? What is the going rate for a property like yours?
What price do you need to get for your property?

Hopefully these two figures will be the same or roughly the same. If they are not then you need to look at what you can do to bring these figure together. If you do not do that then you can not sell your property and be in a good financial position.

To get the highest price for your property you must start by doing your research, go around all the estate agents and real estate agents and find all the comparable properties and the prices they are on the market for. Also research the Internet for property prices in the area your property situated. When you have this information see where desired value fits in. here are the options you will find.

Your value is highest.
Your value is roughly the same.
Your value is lowest. (If this is the case are you under valuing your home)

Your next step is to visit the comparable properties in the area. When you do this look at the standard of property, and ask yourself how does your property compare? When you have done this you can then look at what you can do to at least bring your property in line with the best property on the market. At the same time you need to make a list of points that make your property stand out from the best property on the list.

There may be reasons why your property is not the best property on the market and your value may reflect this. Before you go any further ask yourself if you are able to invest a small amount of money to give you a better price on your property. You see this happen time and time again on television programs, where a small amount is spent on a property and the value rises by a much bigger value. This may be a lick of paint or a little bit a gardening at one extreme through to new kitchens fit or building work. Spending time doing the maths now will give you a better base to start marketing your property from. When doing this remember to set a budget and stick to it. Keeping in mind what you are spending and what effect it will have on the value of your property.

When you are doing your research bear in mind how long properties have been on the market two techniques used by sales professionals are.

Initially valuing a property at a higher value then reducing it shortly after they get the contract to market their home. They will work on the sellers desire to get a higher property,agree on a higher value to get the contract then after they have had the contract a few weeks suggest reducing the value.
Try to get you to put your property on the market with them immediately for an agreed value, this may not be the best value, they will not suggest doing work, then putting the property on the market. When the property does not sell they will suggest doing some work on the property after getting feedback from viewings. Taking time at the outset prior to starting marketing your home will ensure you can market your property at the highest value.

One of the vital points regarding getting the highest market value for your property is doing the necessary research at the beginning and trying to make it as marketable as possible.

Learn the Secrets of the property sales professionals from the people who teach them.

Anna Rains has been training people to sell property and get the highest value for the property they are selling. You can now get all you need to know to sell your home yourself or with an estate agent for the maximum price.

The following sites are by the former owner of Momentum Training (UK). After moving back from the USA, where she worked in Real Estate, she has acted as a consultant to many firms before joining Reeds Rains and the Prudential (North West) as training officer.

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Home Improvement And Repair Projects Have Never Been More Popular And Easier To Accomplish

The popularity of HGTV (Home & Garden Television) has created a
thriving market in do-it-yourself home improvement and interior
decorating. All sectors of the home improvement industry have
benefited since HGTV started airing in 1975.

The real estate boom was followed by a home improvement boom.
People would buy a old house and want to redecorate the house
from floor to ceiling. People who had lived in their houses for
a while wanted new kitchen cabinets. The home improvement shows
were an impetus for a massive movement by homeowners to start a
remodeling revolution

The home improvements that people take on include makeovers from
the attic to the basement. They perform functional repairs like
fixing a leaky roof, replacing windows, and adding more room to the
house. Then there are the projects that are just for the
beautification of the home like updating kitchen, remodeling a
master bedroom.

Some people use home improvement as a creative outlet. They paint
and redesign just for the satisfaction of improving their living
space. HGTV has been a large contributor to the home improvement
revival.

HGTV reaches 89 million households every week and over 800,000
nightly prime time viewers. The format of the show has been copied
several times and spin offs like Trading
Spaces, Extreme Makeovers. Viewers sit for hours watching
“Design on a Dime” “Devine Design”, “Landscapers Challenge”.
The home improvement shows just keep coming.

HGTV provides instructions for thousands of home improvement projects.
They provide video clips for everything from garden projects to
constructing a bed. HGTV is the one-stop resource for finding anything
you need for expert help with “doing it yourself” projects.

HGTV makes home improvement look easy and fun. HGTV gives viewers
new ideas and inspires the week end warrior to do some type of home
improvement project. HGTV mission is “to provide ideas, information,
and inspiration for decorating and home improvement”.

The impact that HGTV has on home improvement can be measured in these
statistics.
Furniture sales grew by 75%, between Between 1995-2005

Sales of home furnishings increased 97% in this same period.

These items included soft goods as well, carpets, lamps, area rugs,
linens, glassware

People all over the country are decorating their homes to look like
these superbly beautiful fantasy creations that they view on HGTV.
If you are not a “do it yourselfer” you can just imagine the way your

home might look when you go on tours of million dollar home all
across the country. You see people who look like you making grand
improvements to shacks that end up looking like your dream home.

HGTV has had a dramatic impact on the home improvement industry
because HGTV appeals to the age group of people who have the money
to pay for major home improvement projects. The demographics of the
typical HGTV is a female age 35-64 years old. Over 70% of HGTV
viewers are females.
That means that the female viewers are encouraging husband, fathers,
brother to do the work so they can enjoy the benefits.
The additional general consumer demographics for home improvement by
female indicate:
They shop more often

Visit more stores

Spend more than the typical shopper

The target demographic for the Do It Yourself Website is:
Homeowners

Ages 25-54

Incomes of $60,000

Internet access

Propensity for home improvement

The home Improvement Research Institute studies show that both men
and women are active participants in the planning of home improvement
projects as well as the purchase of those products used for
improvement.

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Should I Pick an Affiliate Program to Get Paid Well Today, or Get Paid Tomorrow, and the Day After T

Residual Commissions…

Here’s a simple question: who makes more money?

The guy who fixes your cable when it breaks, or the company which collects your cable bill?

Here’s another question: whose income is more stable?
The service representative who helps you buy a cell phone, or the company which provides the ongoing service for the cell phone?

These are the questions to ponder, as we delve into the issue of whether you want to choose an affiliate program that pays one-time commissions, or an affiliate program that pays residual commissions .

When you are going to market anything, on-line, or in the “real” world, you have two basic options for types of money you can earn.
The first type of commission is earned through a one-time product or service, which the customer buys, and uses and never re-purchases (or doesn’t re-purchase on a regular basis). Examples of this might be a refrigerator, a lawnmower, a CD Player, etc.

The second type of commission is earned a multiple use product or service, which gets used, and/or repurchased on a regular basis. Examples of this might be Internet service, batteries, cable television, cellular phone service, etc.

When it comes to affiliate marketing, it is important to be aware of the differences between these types of commission structures.

Why is this important to you? Because it determines how much money you will make, both in the short-term and in the long-term.

An affiliate program that pays once will pay you a one-time commission. This might be an ebook, but generally is any “real-world” product or service, ranging from apple-flavored bubble gum to zebra-striped camouflage clothing, and any other one-time use types of products or services.

An affiliate program that pays residually will pay you an ongoing commission, for as long as the customer (you bring to someone else’s product) keeps paying on the product or service. Examples of this might include: a site license to use a specific type of software which gets renewed monthly or annually, web design or hosting which is paid for monthly or annually, and other multiple-use type products or services.

So which is better: one-time commissions or residual commissions?

There are two answers to this question:
Answer 1: Both types of commissions are important.
Answer 2: The type you choose should be the best for you and your needs.

Generally speaking, residual commissions can earn you more money in the long run, and one-time commissions are more stable.

Let’s say that you have a web site about gardening. You’ve had it up for about eight months, and you’ve managed to get some decent regular traffic. Congratulations! So you have about 1000 visitors/month coming to your gardening site. You can generally assume that at least 1% of those visitors will make a purchase (hopefully your conversion is much higher, but for purposes of this article, let’s say 1%.) So 1% of your visitors buy something. That means that on any given day, ten people buy something because of their visit to your site. Let’s say that five of them buy the awesome seeds you recommend them to buy, and five of them buy a subscription to “Home Gardening and Your Lifestyle”, the magazine that you think every amateur gardener should read.

You don’t actually sell seeds or the magazine directly. You simply pre-sell people that both the magazine and the seeds are good things to have, and you direct them into someone else’s site to make a purchase. (Eventually, you should have your OWN products that you sell, but we’ll save that for a later discussion.)

Five people buy seeds at $50 (Hey, I said that they were awesome)! A great commission on a one-time product (like the seeds) would be 40%. So let’s say that for every purchase of seeds, you earn $20. So from 5 seed purchases, you make $100.

Five people buy subscriptions at $20/month. A decent commission on a residual product (like the magazine subscription) is 10%, so let’s say that for every magazine subscription, you earn $2/month. Five subscriptions brings you $10/month.

Initially, you might look at this comparison and decide that it would be better to sell one-time commission products. But let’s look at the deeper story.

If those five people stay subscribed for just 1 year (12 months), you have now made $120. This is more than you made from the one-time commission, and you didn’t have to do additional work or get additional traffic to continue earning that income. However, you have made this income over the course of a year, and you banked on the fact that the people who subscribed would stay subscribed. If they had all cancelled at 6 months, you would only have made $50 by referring them to the (residual commission) magazine subscription instead of the $100 you would have earned referring them to the (one-time commission) seeds.

This is why, at least in the short-term, one-time commission products are generally more stable. You get paid once, you have your money, and you go out to get the next buying customer.

This is also why, in the long-term, residual commission products generally earn you more income. Once you have a large enough customer base, your monthly income becomes predictable, because you begin to learn what percentage of people cancel their subscription on a monthly basis, and you work to find ways to replace the cancellations with new members.

It is important to note that, in an information-based society, (which most of the Western hemisphere is currently in), either source of revenue can change, as soon as new information comes about. This information can be something simple, like “Tap water is bad, and bottled water tastes better.” That little piece of information created a billion dollar industry in 3 years. (If you want proof, just ask yourself if anyone you know would have bought bottled water 15 years ago.)

So it is important to always have your ear to the ground, and be aware of what your competition is doing, and what your industry is doing, so that you can continue to have a great site with great information and useful products.

At this point, it is important to go back to the question which started this article. Should I pick an affiliate program which pays me well today, or should I pick an affiliate program which will pay me today, tomorrow, and the day after, and the month after, etc.?

My opinion is that it is important to have a mix of both. Have some high-quality, high-paying, one-time products that will help you pay your bills today, and work to promote high-quality, high-paying, ongoing commission products that will help you to buy your long-term financial freedom.

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Enjoy Your Garden and Improve Your Health

Many people find that choosing a house with a garden is a significant consideration when they are looking to buy a new home. The thought of pottering about, tending to flower beds, sitting out in the sun, spending time in their own garden appeals to many people.

Let’s look at some ways you can both enjoy your garden and improve your health:

– Looking after a garden is a great form of exercise. Bending to weed, stretching to trim high branches, using equipment to dig, prune, rake all require strength, flexibility and a good hand grip. Often one walks several times around the garden without even realising, perhaps pushing a wheelbarrow, cutting back shrubs. These activities all stimulate the heart and breathing in order to sustain a reasonable level of physical activity. The good thing is this exercise can be done at ones’ own pace, at a level that is comfortable for each individual’s fitness and ability.

– Fresh air and spending time in the garden, in nature is a positive commitment to good health and wellbeing. It can be fascinating to see wildlife in ones’ garden; birds, bees, butterflies, squirrels as well as more exotic creatures like toads and bats are often able to be enjoyed. And often a day spent gardening results in a healthy appetite followed by a good nights’ sleep.

– Stimulating ones’ senses is important. Sitting for hours at a desk on a computer or behind a wheel or evenings watching television are regular, everyday experiences for many of us. So spending time outdoors, using one’s imagination and creativity to reflect on how it will look, experiencing weather first hand, hearing the sounds of nature, birdsong, rustling leaves, feeling the earth in ones’ hands, breathing fresh air and appreciating the many subtleties in the shades of colours of nature is a great sensory experience.

– Gardening can be satisfying, rewarding and therapeutic. Designing the layout of even a small garden is a creative experience. Planning flower beds, mixing colours even as an inexperienced amateur, then getting dirty hands weeding, planting, watering gives a great feeling of having worked hard and achieved something all by oneself. And involving children, other family members can provide an interesting, ongoing joint project.

– Some people are enthusiastic about planting vegetables and herbs. It can be good to involve children as they often enjoy tending their own carrots and potatoes, keenly monitoring when they are ready to be harvested or watching their tomatoes, peas and strawberries grow bigger and become ready to pick.

– Allotments are popular in the UK; these are an additional plot of land, often located away from the home, on which people cultivate extra produce, often for their own consumption. Eating home-grown produce makes good economic sense, provides healthy seasonal crops and makes mealtimes especially tasty and satisfying.

– But some people prefer their garden to be low maintenance. Decking or a patio with flower tubs can reduce the amount of maintenance required to keep it tidy. Adding tubs of ready grown plants can turn a garden into an array of colour and blossom overnight. Some people add gravel or wood chippings to prevent the growth of weeds or they may even lay artificial grass to remove the need for mowing. However, for many the attraction of a garden is tending it, getting ones hands dirty spending time weeding, growing and nurturing it.

– An attractive garden can add an extra room to the home, an area where one can entertain, or sit quietly and enjoy nature or read a book, watch children play, have a barbecue or a picnic. Even a window box with some herbs or a few plants can bring the joy of watching something grow to your home, the pleasure of your own garden, no matter how big or small.

Susan Leigh is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who works with stressed individuals to promote confidence and self belief, with couples experiencing relationship difficulties to improve communications and understanding and with business clients to support the health and motivation levels of individuals and teams.

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