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Car Repair: Tips For Selling Your Car

If you’re ready to sell your old car and upgrade to a new one you have probably already looked at the going rate for your particular car based on the Kelly Blue Book value. You’re probably also already aware that if you really want to get top dollar for your car, you may need to do some of those repairs that you put off doing before. While you may be willing to live with a cracked windshield or a faulty heater, those little car repairs left undone, can keep your car from selling in a very competitive and sluggish car market.

When you’re trying to decide what repair jobs you can skip and what ones you are absolutely going to have to get done, you should look at your car from the perspective of a potential buyer. If you own the car out right and you don’t want to put money into car repairs, the likely hood that a buyer will pay for the car and then put that money into repairs is even more minuet.

The first impression of you car will be cosmetic. You may not be able to repaint a car with a worn out paint job and repair every dent and scratch, but you can vacuum the car’s interior and shampoo the seats so they present nicely. Many consumers will judge the mechanical condition of a car based on the cosmetic condition of the car. After all if you can’t bother to pick up the trash and keep the interior clean, you probably didn’t bother to change the oil or rotate the tires either. Hopefully if you care about the appearance of your car it is a good indicator that you care about how it runs also.

Even if your not prepared to do the needed repairs yourself it’s a good idea to take the car to a mechanic for a once over. If you know what repairs your car will need down the road, it may be a selling point to potential buyers on a budget. You might also be surprised to discover that your car is in better condition than you originally thought. All of this information will come in handy when its time to show your car and the first question most buyers will ask is about the mechanical condition of the car.

So if you’re ready to sell your old car, make sure you know what car repairs need to be done and what they will cost so you can either do them yourself or calculate them into the selling price of the car.

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Big Bay Property: Selling Tips #9

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by Krypto

10 TIPS TO HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR TOP DOLLAR

Introduction

In this series of short videos, I have put together ten tips to help you get your Big Bay Property, Atlantic Beach Real Estate and Property in Melkbosstrand sold fast and for top Dollar.

Because your home is probably your largest asset, selling it is going to be the most important decision you make in your entire life.

So through these ten tips that I have gathered through current industry insider reports, I am going to show your how to reduce your stress, stay in control of your situation and, most importantly, make the most profit possible.

Tip #8: Turning A Low Offer Around

Firstly, make sure all your offers are reduced to writing and are on a comprehensive Offer To Purchase document.

You can counter a low offer or, even an offer that is way below your asking price, but remember, at this point, you are giving the buyer an offer. It is a counter-offer and he can, and may, walk away from it.

At this point, it might be wise to throw in those curtains, those flower pots or that water feature that the buyer loved so much.

Now you will be dealing and negotiating with serious buyers.

Tip #9: Why An Exclusive Mandate?

Well, firstly to avoid double commissions.

Let us say that Agent A brings Mr Jones through your Atlantic Beach, Melkbosstrand or Big Bay property and then a while later, Agent B brings Mrs Jones through your property.

They both have a claim for commission.

Your property also becomes top priority. A good agent can only handle so many properties and, obviously, sole mandates get top priority.

You need time to secure the highest price possible. You will not be pressurised into signing that Offer To Purchase simply because the agent feels he might get pipped at the post by his competition.

In fact, a sole agent will create competition amongst buyers to try and achieve that higher price for your Melkbosstrand, Atlantic Beach or Big Bay property.

Control: one price is cited, viewing times are set, advertising is consistent, one reason for selling is given. The list goes on and on.

The reality is; you lose total control when you are dealing with more than one agent.

Your property will not be used as a springboard. It is common practice for agents to use higher priced open mandates to show to their buyers first, before showing their properly priced sole mandated properties, to make them look more attractive.

Remember, buyers buy by comparison.

No mandate, no motivation. Why would an agent spend all of his time, effort and money for no reward at the end of the day?

For me, networking is the best reason for giving a sole mandate. Because that sole agent will network your Big Bay, Atlantic Beach or Melkbosstrand property to other agencies and agents, and invite them to bring their qualified buyers to view your property. That sole agent will then split the commission respectively with those other agents.

For further information on Big Bay property, contact Team Broekhuizen on 083 410 7898.

Clive and Anna Broekhuizen both live and work on Atlantic Beach Golf Estate – ‘we live in paradise’. They have been bestowed numerous awards in their RE/MAX career. For more Big Bay Properties, Property in Melkbosstrand and Atlantic Beach Real Estate, go to http://atlanticbeachrealestate.co.za or contact Team Broekhuizen on 083 410 7898.

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12 Tips To Guitar Sales

If you’re in search of information on guitar sales, how to buy a guitar or how to buy a bass guitar, there are some points you should take into consideration before you part with your hard earned cash. Whether you buy new or used, these steps should be taken in order to avoid disappointment. So, ‘how to buy a guitar’ is a question easily answered if you do the following.

1. Play the guitar
2. Inspect for cracks, dents and scratches
3. Test the neck for strength and twist
4. Sight the neck for straightness
5. Check a bolt-on neck’s alignment
6. Inspect the nut’s shape, slots and action
7. Check the fret condition and height
8. Make sure the truss rod works
9. Check the bridge and tailpiece
10. Check the tuning keys
11. Make sure the hardware is secure
12. Check the electronics

If you follow these steps, your questions about what to look for at ‘guitar sales’, ‘how to buy a guitar’ or ‘how to buy a bass guitar’ will be quickly answered. The rules for either are the same.

Here some more excellent tips on how to buy a guitar, when investigating a guitar for sale, from Dan Cross:

Have patience – do not decide you HAVE to buy the guitar that day. Plan on taking at least two trips to the music store.
Maintain control – You are in charge! Don’t let music store salesmen intimidate you.

Research – The web is a great place to find info on guitars. Use it to your advantage!

Get help – if at all possible, recruit a friend who plays guitar to help you choose an instrument. If not, don’t be afraid to ask music store employees multiple questions.

You do not have to be an expert guitarist to get a good deal on a good guitar at a guitar sale. What you do have to be is a disciplined shopper.

For many guitarists, especially novices, trying out a guitar in a music store can be an intimidating experience. Invariably, there are several other guitarists in the store who feel the need to show off their skills on the instrument, by playing all their most impressive licks. Understandably, this can be scary, but you’ll need to focus on your goal – finding the best instrument possible, for the least money.

Scan the store until you find an instrument that appeals to you. Make sure you are given a good stool, and a pick (although I suggest you bring one you’re comfortable with). If you’re looking at electric guitar sales and playing an electric guitar, make sure you’re plugged into an amp similar to the one you plan to use. If you’ve only got a small practice amp at home, don’t allow the guitar to be plugged into a Marshall half-stack through a rack of pedals.

The first few times I tried out a guitar in a music store, I remember playing very quietly so no one would hear that I wasn’t very good. A perfectly natural instinct, but in retrospect I’ve realized it was the silliest thing I could have done. In order to really hear the tonal qualities of a guitar (either electric or acoustic), it needs to be played at a reasonable volume. Do not be afraid to strum the open strings hard – listening to the guitar’s sustain, and keeping an ear open for problems like buzzing strings. If you’re having a hard time hearing (due to other guitarists in the store, etc.), ask to play the guitar in a separate room, or in a quieter part of the store. It should be noted I’ve been in music stores where owners glared at me for turning up the guitar a little, or strumming an acoustic vigorously. My solution to the problem – I hand them the guitar, say thanks, and take my business to a store that allows me to find out what the guitar sounds like before I buy it. I urge you to do the same… these people are obviously not very familiar with the way guitars work, thus not the best stores to deal with anyway.

Let’s look for a moment at guitar makers and manufacturers and which are at the top of the heap. Probably the 3 most widely known and respected guitar makers are Martin, Gibson and Fender guitars. These manufacturers have been a huge part of the industry for decades and their reputations speak for themselves. Martin guitars however, are slightly different than Gibson guitars or fender guitars in that they don’t make electric guitars, per say but only acoustic and acoustic-electric models. Hopefully, before you start hunting down the guitar sales in your local area you’ll learn these simple steps.

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Property Melkbosstrand: Selling Tips #8

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by gumtau

10 TIPS TO HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR TOP DOLLAR

Introduction

In this series of short videos, I have put together ten tips to help you get your Property in Melkbosstrand, Big Bay Properties and Atlantic Beach Real Estate sold fast and for top Dollar.

Because your home is probably your largest asset, selling it is going to be the most important decision you make in your entire life.

So through these ten tips that I have gathered through current industry insider reports, I am going to show your how to reduce your stress, stay in control of your situation and, most importantly, make the most profit possible.

Tip #8: Turning A Low Offer Around

Firstly, make sure all your offers are reduced to writing and are on a comprehensive Offer To Purchase document.

You can counter a low offer or even an offer that is way below your asking price but remember, at this point, you are giving the buyer an offer.

It is a counter-offer and he can, and may, walk away from it.

At this point, it might be wise to throw in those curtains, those flower pots or that water feature that the buyer loved so much.

Now you will be dealing and negotiating with serious buyers.

Tip #9: Why An Exclusive Mandate?

Well, firstly to avoid double commissions.

Let us say that Agent A brings Mr Jones through your property in Melkbosstrand, Big Bay or Atlantic Beach and then a while later, Agent B brings Mrs Jones through your property. They both have a claim for commission.

Your Big Bay, Melkbosstrand or Atlantic Beach Real Estate also becomes top priority. A good agent can only handle so many properties and obviously, sole mandates get top priority.

You need time to secure the highest price possible. You will not be pressurised into signing that Offer To Purchase simply because the agent feels he might get pipped at the post by his competition.

In fact, a sole agent will create competition amongst buyers to try and achieve that higher price for your property.

Control: one price is cited, viewing times are set, advertising is consistent, one reason for selling is given. The list goes on and on.

The reality is; you lose total control when you are dealing with more than one agent.

Your property will not be used as a springboard. It is common practice for agents to use higher priced open mandates to show to their buyers first, before showing their properly priced sole mandated Atlantic Beach, Melkbosstrand or Big Bay properties, to make them look more attractive.

Remember, buyers buy by comparison.

No mandate, no motivation. Why would an agent spend all of his time, effort and money for no reward at the end of the day?

For me, networking is the best reason for giving a sole mandate. Because that sole agent will network your property to other agencies and agents, and invite them to bring their qualified buyers to view your property. That sole agent will then split the commission respectively with those other agents.

For further information on Property in Melkbosstrand, contact Team Broekhuizen on 083 410 7898.

Clive and Anna Broekhuizen both live and work on Atlantic Beach Golf Estate – ‘we live in paradise’. They have been bestowed numerous awards in their RE/MAX career. For more Big Bay Properties, Property in Melkbosstrand and Atlantic Beach Real Estate, go to http://atlanticbeachrealestate.co.za or contact Team Broekhuizen on 083 410 7898.

Hot Tips to Increase Your Sales – Fast

Often, the online marketers are perplexed with the reason behind low conversion rate on their websites despite a lot of traffic.

Most of the time, the solution is something very simple but webmasters ignore it while concentrating on other important marketing efforts.

If you evaluate your marketing efforts and make some improvements, you can bring a significant change in the sales of your website with some smart moves.

Every visitor to your website may be a prospective customer for your products or services. But you can give a boost to your conversions and multiply the sales on your website if you can target the niche audience. The efforts, time and money that you are spending for your marketing campaigns can be paid off if your advertisements can appeal to the principal requirements of your prospects.
You can appeal to maximum number of audience if you can give them a reason to choose you and not your customers. And, the best way to draw the attention of your prospects towards the advantages of your products is “Unique Selling Proposition” or USP. A compelling USP can be the benefit statement for your business that you can include in your advertising to boost your sales.
Credibility of a website is one of the reasons that influence the decisions of online shoppers about making online purchase. The best way to improve your credibility is to display your contact details on your website. If the visitors can deal with a real person and get answer to their queries, it can contribute to the conversion rate on your website.
Many visitors to your website don’t buy during their first visit. Sometimes they only put queries without purchasing anything. You can collect their information and follow-up them periodically to provide latest information. Chances are there that they may get attracted towards any new product, discount or other offers. Many companies contact their previous customers to inform them about any new offer, product launch, etc. to draw their attention and increase sales.
Many visitors to your website have little time to read the texts and know about your products. You can take advantage of the technology and demonstrate your products through audio or video to grab the attention of the visitors.
Tell the visitors what you want them to do and make them feel the urgency. A persuasive ‘call to action‘ is crucial for your visitors to take action.
Tell your visitors about your money back guarantee. Put a “Money back guarantee” image and the link to your refund policy page in a visible place on your webpages, so visitors can easily find it.

This is a short and far from a complete list of the techniques to use on your site to increase sales and boost conversions.

Are you serious about improving your current website? Or… Are you considering building a new profit sucking website?

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Lead Generation Tips for Cross Selling

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by gumtau

The tradition of adding some extra sales with what the customer originally intended to buy has passed on down the years. In the modern concept of business, when the waiter asks you if you want to have fries with the food that you ordered, that is an example of cross selling. Lead generation companies have worked on their goal to hike up sales by using the techniques of cross selling and up selling. Telemarketing agents working on projects are trained to try for cross and up selling so that the client can benefit more from what they are paying for. The modern consumer’s confusion to read his own mind while buying something, is a reason why such methods yield greater results these days than ever before.

The basic trick to make successful cross selling is to keep things natural. Consumers know when you are pushing too much to make a sale. That’s when they freeze up and refuse to budge. The outbound call center agent has to approach the customer in a casual way. For example, when the customer is buying shoes, you can offer to sell socks. However, if you try to sell a shirt from the same brand, the customer will clamp up! You have to keep an eye out for these opportunities to make better telemarketing approaches. There are times when the customer does not know their own dormant demands. You have to spark that. You have to make them need something that they didn’t think they needed. The ideal way to do it is to study the buying patterns of the consumers. You can do so by studying the data available with you.

Consumers are sold on information. The more informed you are about the buyer’s mentality the better chances you have of clinching the sale. Customers feel impressed when the telemarketing services agent informs them about the competition and how they are better. They feel that they are in good hands when they are told facts and figures. But it’s never a good idea to cramp them with information. Tease them and make them ask for more information. When they want to know more, it only proves that they are interested in the conversation. Keep dangling the carrot till they make up their mind and decide to buy it.

Your chances of making a successful cross sale also depends on the choices you have. If you are doing sales lead generation for a client/brand that has a long chain of products/services, you are better off. Customers like a wide array of choices because that makes them feel special. As a telemarketer, if you can provide them with that range, you are increasing your chances of making them agree to some extra purchases. The BPO agents can derive added benefits if the cross selling products/services are not carrying astronomical price tags. The expensive items don’t do well in cross selling. Consumers never make heavy purchases as a complement to something that they already have on board.

We have lead generation agents who are skilled in cross selling and up selling. We also train them with the help of in-house BPO trainers so that they can deliver greater results.

Tips on selling a used car

If your old car is still in great condition, it could fetch a high price even in today’s uncertain market. But if your used vehicle is a little worse for wear, it doesn’t pay to deceive your prospective buyers – such dishonesty will likely deter them and can also harm your seller reputation, especially if you’re trading on public websites.

Instead, you should go for the honest approach that you would appreciate from sellers yourself, focusing on your car’s strengths and bringing it up to peak condition to make it a more attractive sale. Don’t underestimate the value that a fresh coat of wax can have on your sale.

Before you even think about advertising your car, you should get a rough idea of its value by browsing trade websites and magazines and looking for other vehicles of similar age, make, model and condition. Remember this last detail in particular, as everything from your car’s mileage to its service history can have a huge impact on your asking price.

Once you’ve decided on the value you want to set – as well as how low you’re prepared to go – it’s time to head to local convenience store or sign up to auction websites to place your listing. Sticking to your local area will probably be your best bet, as buyers are less likely to travel from further away unless the vehicle you’re selling is particularly exotic or collectable. Make sure you read the listing policies of advertisers carefully, as some auction sites charge a percentage of your final sale price in addition to your initial listing fees.

With any luck, the phone calls and emails will start flooding in before long, and you’ll need to have responses ready to the type of questions your buyers will ask. Your reason for selling the car is one many buyers are likely to be interested in first of all, and you should also be honest about any repairs your car has had, from car windscreen replacements to its last service. You should collect together all documentation you have relating to the car and get them photocopied, so buyers will be able to peruse them at their leisure.

When it’s time for the physical inspection of your vehicle, it’s your last chance to fix any minor glitches and make sure the car is spick and span, just like it would be in the showroom. If they make an offer you’re happy with and you’re ready to part company with your vehicle, make sure payment is received in a reliable form, such as cash, a cashier’s cheque or a money order, and you’ll have raised some vital funds towards the cost of your new car.

Paul Buchanan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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Going Back To Your Ex Quotes – Broken Heart Poems and Quotes Can’t Bring Your Ex Back, But These 4 Tips Can

 

Almost everyone has to face a breakup at one point in their lives. A breakup can be a very trying experience. And, even if you have faced multiple breakups in the past, it doesn’t make the one you are going through right now any easier.

Following a breakup, the first thing many people do is to wallow in their heartbreak. We look for broken heart poems and quotes to make us feel better. After all, we all want to find solace in the words of others who have been through what we are going through right now. Of course, what makes the pain even more acute is that we often want to get our ex back.

Trouble is, broken heart poems and quotes can’t get your ex back. And, after all, maybe the breakup was for the best. If your ex was abusive or violent, it is best that you stay apart and go find someone better – because going back to an unhealthy relationship isn’t good for anybody.

However, if your current breakup involves a relationship that is worth saving, here are 4 tips that can help you get them back.

1. Apologize to your ex:

Apologizing to your ex is the first step in getting him or her back. Of course, saying sorry alone won’t be enough to get him or her back, but it is definitely one of the important first steps. After a breakup, it can be easy to blame the other person for the whole thing. However, usually we ourselves are at least partly to blame for being in our current situation.

Focus your apology on 2 – 3 of the key mistakes you made in your relationship. Avoid going on for hours about how terrible you were, and don’t rattle off a list of a thousand things you did wrong. Rather, make your apology short and succinct. Of course, make sure that your apology doesn’t drag the two of you into an argument. If you say you’re sorry and your ex chimes in with their own example of how terribly you acted, make sure you don’t get defensive. Instead, just let them have their moment to vent – the painful moment will pass, I promise! Going Back To Your Ex Quotes

2. Take the time to talk about it

See if you can get your ex to agree to meet you for a cup of coffee or lunch. (Do not beg – just ask nicely and see what happens! If they won’t agree to meet with you just yet, just move on to Step 3).

When you meet, make sure to contain your deeper emotions. The last thing either of you needs is to make an already-unstable situation worse by crying or getting into a fight! Make sure your ex knows that your intention is not to blame him or her. Just focus on the key issues and talk it out.

3. Give him or her some space

At first, giving your ex more space may seem like strange advice. After all, isn’t the goal to get back together, not stay apart? However, observing this step is key. Spend a bit of time away from each other. Doing this will allow the heavy emotions to subside a bit, and even more importantly, it gives your ex the chance to miss you a bit.

4. Show them you respect yourself

In a situation where you want to get back together with your ex, it is always to your advantage to work from a position of strength, not weakness. Strength is beautiful, strength is attractive, and strength is the first component of getting what you want. If you seem desperate and needy, your ex will feel almost no motivation to reunite with you. Another way to respect yourself is to take care of the way you look. Put a little extra effort into your physical appearance. Start working out or taking walks. Do your hair a different way. Get some new clothes.

If you are searching for a way to mend your relationship and get your ex back, skip the broken heart poems and quotes. Instead, put your effort and energy into getting him or her back.  

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Tips to Make Your Sales Letters, Web Pages and Promotions More Successful

How to structure your sales material is just as important as the content in it. If it doesn’t look appealing to read – they won’t read it.

And the things that make it appealing can be disturbing to many who are unfamiliar with direct response marketing.

For example…

1) Use a headline on everything you use for marketing your business. And not the form of headline you see all over the web… “Welcome To Our Home Page”. One like that will get your prospect more turned off than turned on. It says nothing about why they should keep reading. And online – you have 5 seconds to state your case and get them reading before they click away to the next site.

Strong compelling headlines on why they should keep reading…

Discover 5 Easy Ways to Turn Your Website Visitors into Buyers

Learn How to Turn Your Words into Wealth

Warning: If You Are About To Hire a Website Designer – Read This First

Are You Using Illegal Means To Capture New Clients? The Answer Will Surprise You! Read This First Before You Hear From A Lawyer.

And so on.

Headlines will make or break your success online or off… make sure you use them

2) After the headline start with a short, snappy lead that feeds off the headline. The headline is designed to get them to read the lead line – the lead line designed to get them to read the next line – and so on – and so on.

E.g.

It’s true. Your website visitors are being wasted and there is a simple way to make them stay and get them buying.

or…

Believe it or not… a single 3 word change on your web page can increase your sales by up to 470%.

or…

You web designer and copywriters have put your company in a very dangerous legal situation.

Make it intriguing and promising a solution and they will keep reading.

A few other tips keep them reading…

Indent the first line of each paragraph

Double space between paragraphs

Use short paragraphs (even one sentence paragraphs)

Use spaces or gaps in the paragraph. When we talk – we pause. And it should be the same while reading. So use pauses in your writing as well to flow like we speak. You can use the – or… to indicate a pause. Use them as you would while speaking.

Read it out loud – if you stumble over certain words or structure – redo it until it flows.

Try changing your sales and marketing pieces using these techniques and test to see the results for yourself. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

To your success,

Troy White

Troy White is a top marketing coach, consultant & direct response copywriter based in Calgary, Canada. He has a powerful approach to growing small businesses and entrepreneurial run ventures on a budget. His FREE Cash Flow Surges newsletter shares tons of great strategies at http://www.smallbusinesscopywriter.com
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Tips On How To Find Online Car Insurance Quotes

The best way to save money on expenses is to look for online car insurance quotes. This can save you both time and money and is an excellent way to compare all the competition. All of the insurers will have their own websites, and most give great discounts to their new clients.

The Internet has many uses which can work to save you money. In the current economic climate it is worth spending a little time to discover the deals which are available to you. The cost will be determined on several factors, and there are ways in which you can drive them down lowed than the quote you are given.

The type of car you drive is of great importance. For the best evaluations it needs to be in good condition, keep in a secured location when not in use and the cheaper it is the run, the better for you. You may find that owning a luxury vehicle is a privilege but it can come with huge running costs. And since it will cost more to repair or replace your premium will be higher.

Your age is also taken into account. If you are a first time driver then you will find your rates are a lot higher. This is because statistics show year after year that twenty five year olds are involved in more accidents than their elders. You can reduce this cost by having excellent grades, graduating from high school and graduating.

To save even more cash why not consider being a named driver on the family car owned by your parents. This is arguably the cheapest way to get on the road legally. You will need to share the car, but it can save you large expenses whilst you get used to driving on the roads.

The frequency that you travel is also looked at. If you are only going to use it a few times a week for short distances then say so. You can get low mileage discounts on your premium.

When you find a quote you are happy with remember it pays to talk to a sales advisor in person or over the phone. You can then discuss your driving habits in detail. This can be a very effective way to see the price lower to an affordable rate.

You will then be able to drive legally and know that you are covered financially. When it is time to renew, check the comparison sites again and switch to a new provider if you can find a cheaper deal.

Great tips and advice on how to find online car insurance quotes now in our guide to all you need to know about basic New Jersey auto ins .

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