How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too)

Author: Phil Spencer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409033457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 959

Phil Spencer, property expert and co-presenter of hit series Location, Location, Location, provides everything you need to know to help you buy (and sell) your first home Want to own your own home, but not sure where to start? Need some friendly advice from a property professional? In How to Buy Your First Home, property expert Phil Spencer takes the worry out of the property market. Breaking everything down into simple and achievable steps, he makes this daunting process easy. Learn how to: - Find your perfect pad - Choose which mortgage is right for you - Negotiate with estate agents and sellers - Organise exchange and completion Including indispensable advice, money-saving tips and an essential trouble-shooting section, this guide covers everything a first-time buyer needs to know. And when it's time to move on again, this book will show you how to sell your home too. Phil Spencer is one the best-known faces on British television, co-presenting the hit Channel 4 series Location, Location, Location and Relocation, Relocation. Phil has written regularly columns in The Sunday Times and Country Life, and is contracted to Archant publishing to write columns that are syndicated in the group's numerous local glossy magazines which are distributed nationwide. Recent TV appearances include on The One Show, Children in Need and The Friday Night Project, and Phil also regularly appears on the radio to discuss property issues.
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Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119191718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3722

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
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Buy, Sell and Move House

Author: Kate Faulkner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844901425

Category: House buying

Page: 224

View: 850

'Buy, Sell and Move House' takes a common-sense approach to making the whole process as simple as possible. The author explains how to pick an agent you can trust, how to work out the cost of your move and how to shop around for a mortgage. Guidance is given on the timescale of moving and how to keep the whole process on track.
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Buying a House

Author: Adam Walker

Publisher: How To Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781857032925

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 1013

This is a practical guide to buying a house. It explains clearly each stage of the process and gives an expert's view on how to avoid the pitfalls. Areas examined include renting and buying, estate agents, choosing the property, assessing value, negotiating, mortgages and completion.
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Selling Houses

How to Sell Your House as Quickly as You Can for as Much Money as You Can

Author: Anthea Masey,Andrew Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755312320

Category: House selling

Page: 160

View: 3403

The Channel 4 series Selling Houses follows estate agent Andrew Winter as he transforms apparently impossible-to-sell houses and finds a buyer for them within three weeks of the makeover. This practical illustrated guide accompanies the series and gives readers the know-how and inside knowledge to help them turn their house into a buyer's dream. It takes them through the entire process from the basic principles of knowing the buyer, knowing the competition and making the best of their homes, through detailed room-by-room advice including projects for a range of budgets. Drawing on case studies from both series and around the country, it includes everything a vendor needs to get that stubborn For Sale sign down and the Sold sign up.
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How To Sell When Nobody's Buying

(And How to Sell Even More When They Are)

Author: Dave Lakhani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470523599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3225

The most effective sales strategies for tough economic times Today's selling environment is tough, and only getting tougher. The old tactics are no longer working, and the current economy is only making selling more difficult. You need sales tactics and strategies that work now and fast . . . even when no one wants to buy-and tactics and strategies that will work even better when they do want to buy. How to Sell When Nobody's Buying is a practical, effective guide to selling even in the toughest of times. This book is packed with new information about creating sales opportunities. Most sales strategies taught today are based on outdated information from ten, twenty, even thirty years ago and they simply don't work today. You'll find the tools and information you need to gain confidence, create powerful alliances, profitable social networks, and drive your profits to unprecedented highs. Whether you sell business-to-business or direct to the consumer, whether you sell real estate or retail, this is the sales guide for you. Features effective, simple strategies for selling in tough economic times Offers free or low-cost prospecting tools that bring in customers by the herd Includes case studies from top salespeople that reveal new ways to bring in customers From sales guru Dave Lakhani, author of Persuasion, Subliminal Persuasion, and The Power of an Hour These days, you need all the help you can get to sell effectively. If you want to increase your sales and drive your business forward-no matter what the economy or your industry does-learn How to Sell When Nobody's Buying.
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How to Buy a House

Author: Kirstie Allsopp,Phil Spencer

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444790641

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 1500

Buying a house should be one of the most rewarding things you can do, but it?s also one of biggest financial commitments you?ll ever make so not surprisingly it can be very stressful. In How to Buy a House, professional homefinders Phil and Kirsti,e from Location Location Location, balance the odds, helping you to find and buy your new home with confidence and success, whether you're getting a foot on the ladder or upsizing. From city flats to country retreats, Kirstie and Phil take you through the buying process, highlighting pitfalls and offering practical tips that could save you time, money and heartache, in this essential companion. FULLY UPDATED EDITION
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The Self Employed Mortgage Guide

The Key to Owning Your Dream Home

Author: Gary Das

Publisher: Rethink Press

ISBN: 9781781332672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 487

"IT'S DIFFICULT TO GET A MORTGAGE IF YOU'RE SELF-EMPLOYED" While this is true, being properly prepared and knowing what lenders are looking for can greatly improve your access to the finance you require. The Self-Employed Mortgage Guide will show you how to: Calculate approximately how much you can borrow and understand how lenders assess income Know what documents you may need and how they impact your chances of success Create a preparation plan 12 to 24 months in advance of applying to buy or refinance Increase the likelihood of a successful application in order to secure your dream home Understand the entire mortgage process including ways to make money from property in the future Whether you are buying or refinancing, The Self-Employed Mortgage Guide is for Limited company directors, sole traders, contractors and entrepreneurs who want to improve their prospects of mortgage success.
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Buying a Home

The Secrets to Buying and Selling Property

Author: Paul Jager,Sue Lehmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716023385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7920

Helps buyers to: Navigate the property maze like an expert. Successfully negotiate the purchase. Organise the mortgage and solicitor. Avoid the pitfalls others make. Confidently resolve common problems. Helps sellers to: Choose the right estate agent. Prepare the property for marketing. Evaluate the all-important offers. Prevent a chain from breaking. Take control of the sale through to its successful conclusion.
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House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing

Author: Joseph Bradshaw,Georgia Bedworth

Publisher: Law Pack Publishing

ISBN: 9781906971809

Category: Conveyancing

Page: 256

View: 6257

Joseph Bradshaw and Georgia Bedworth explain, step-by-step, just how straightforward the whole process of house buying, selling and conveyancing can be in this guide.
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Sell It Like Serhant

How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine

Author: Ryan Serhant

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316449563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6159

A lively and practical guide to sell anything and up your business game from one of the top realtors in the world and costar of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing: New York and Sell It Like Serhant. "Ryan is not only charming and hilarious, he could sell milk to a cow. This book is going to be very helpful and humorous to a lot of people looking to up their business game." - Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live... and New York Times bestselling author of Superficial Ryan Serhant was a shy, jobless hand model when he entered the real estate business in 2008 at a time the country was on the verge of economic collapse. Just nine years later, he has emerged as one of the top realtors in the world and an authority on the art of selling. Whether you are selling a brownstone or a hot tub, golf balls or life insurance, Serhant shares the secrets behind how to close more deals than anyone else, expand your business, and keep clients coming back to you. Sell It Like Serhant is a smart, at times hilarious, and always essential playbook to build confidence, generate results, and sell just about anything. You'll find tips on: The Seven Stages of Selling Getting FKD: How to Be a Time Manager, Not a Time Stealer. Negotiating Like A BOSS "The One Who...": Everyone Needs a Hook Pulling the Indecisive Client Forward And Much More! This book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine. Serhant provides useful lessons, lively stories, and examples that illustrate how anyone can employ his principles to increase profits and achieve success. Your measure of a good day will no longer depend on one deal or one client. A good salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" The next deal is already happening. Serhant shares practical guidance on how to juggle multiple deals at once and close all of them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Whatever your business or expertise, Sell It Like Serhant will make anyone a master at sales. Ready, set, GO!
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Selling in a New Market Space: Getting Customers to Buy Your Innovative and Disruptive Products

Author: Brian Burns,Tom Snyder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071639683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9650

Your new product has changed the rules of the market. Now, you have to change the rules for selling it . . . Providing a truly innovative product or service is the difference between life and death for companies today. But once you’ve produced it, you have to answer the next big question: How do I sell this unique offering to customers who don’t even know they have a need for it? Brian C. Burns and Tom U. Snyder compared 27 highly successful emerging-growth and start-up corporations with 78 less successful companies in similar fields. The difference, they learned, lies neither with the product nor with marketing but with the sales strategy. In short, the losers relied on conventional sales methods; the winners deployed a unique sales strategy that focused on how organizations make decisions. Selling in a New Market Space helps you develop a sales strategy to approach potential buyers the right way—the first time around— using what the authors call the “Maverick Method.” This game-changing guide explains: What Maverick sellers do differently and why they hold the key to your success Where to find salespeople with the skills for selling to a new market How to create early market segments and marginalize competitors When to transition them away from Maverick selling Don’t be a victim of your own success. What good is the product you put all that money into if you can’t sell it? If you want to get the most out of your innovative offering, you need to create a new class of salesperson. With Selling in a New Market Space, you have the tool for driving your new product to the limits of its potential.
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Zillow Talk

Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate

Author: Spencer Rascoff,Stan Humphries

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455574767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9319

THE HARDCOVER EDITION WAS PUBLISHED AS ZILLOW TALK: THE NEW RULES OF REAL ESTATE. THE NEW TITLE OF THIS BOOK IN OTHER EDITIONS IS ZILLOW TALK: REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE. "THE NEW RULES OF REAL ESTATE" IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE-ORANGE COUNTY. How do you spot an area poised for gentrification? Is spring or winter the best time to put your house on the market? Will a house on Swamp Road sell for less than one on Gingerbread Lane? The fact is that the rules of real estate have changed drastically over the past five years. To understand real estate in our fast-paced, technology-driven world, we need to toss out all of the outdated truisms and embrace today's brand new information. But how? Enter Zillow, the nation's #1 real estate website and mobile app. Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists, led by chief economist Stan Humphries, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today's housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset. In ZILLOW TALK, Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate. Read this book to find out why: -It's better to remodel your bathroom than your kitchen -Putting the word "cute" in your listing could cost you thousands of dollars -You shouldn't buy the worst house in the best neighborhood -You should never list your house for $444,000 -You shouldn't list your house for sale before March Madness or after the Masters Densely packed with entertaining anecdotes and invaluable how-to advice, ZILLOW TALK is poised to be the real estate almanac for the next generation.
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How to Sell Your Art Online

Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms

Author: Cory Huff

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062414968

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5231

An essential guide for artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system, find their niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell their art. For years, galleries have acted as gatekeeper separating artists and collectors. But with the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with buyers and making a substantial living doing what they love. How to Sell Your Art Online shows any artist how to make a successful living from their work. Cory Huff dispels the myth of the starving artist and provides the effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations pay. He helps individual artists find their niche; outlines the elements essential for an effective website; and provides invaluable advice on e-mail marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and paid advertising—explaining how to tie all these online activities into offline success. Most importantly, he shares the secret to overcoming the biggest challenge artists face when self-marketing: learning how to tell their unique stories. Every artist has a reason for making art, but can’t always find the right way to express it. Huff provides exercises artists can use to clarify the intellectual and emotional process behind their art, and teaches them how turn that knowledge into stories they can tell online and in person—and expand their reach through blogs and social media to build their art business. Drawing from the stories of successful artists, thoroughly describing how art is sold today, and providing tips on how to build connections personally and electronically, How to Sell Your Art Online illustrates the countless ways artists can take control of their creative careers—and sell their work without selling out.
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How to Buy a Property

A Simple Guide for Millennials

Author: Lildonia Lawrence

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976072734


Page: 150

View: 1284

Are you sick of lack of personal space due to living with friends or family? Are you tired of throwing your money away on overpriced rent? Do you want stability, a sense of independence and a home that fills you with pride? Do you want to increase your net worth passively through real estate? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then this book is for you! Times are hard, and for many modern-day millennials, entering the property market seems like a far-flung fantasy. We are here to show you that owning your own home is easier than you think. With our simple guide, you will learn how to get started with sorting finance, the pros and cons of government schemes, how to find your perfect home and HOW TO BUY A PROPERTY! Cory McNally (estate agent) and Lildonia Lawrence (life coach) bought their first property aged 22 and have gained a wealth of knowledge along the way. Cory's knowledge of UK estate agency, coupled with Lildonia's skill in manifestation and goal-setting, have set them on the path to becoming successful professional landlords. They want their peers to be able to enjoy the many wonderful benefits that home ownership can bring, and in this book share the inside scoop on all things property purchase.
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How to Buy a Home

Author: Emily Power

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 014378790X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1710

The premise of the book is Emily's controversial, extreme method of saving for a house deposit - the so-called "pocket money savings plan". The strategy was the subject of a column in 2016 on The Age and Sydney Morning Herald websites, which sparked a media storm. It ranks as one of the most read columns of the year for Domain and Fairfax more broadly. The column, 'I am 33 and my parents give me pocket money' started a national debate around Gen Y finances and the challenges of breaking into the property market. This debate has since gained more heat and fresh urgency. The book capitalises on this ongoing national conversation, from around office water coolers to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's office in Canberra, on how first home buyers can break into the market, and Australia's cultural obsession with achieving home ownership. Knowing that the pocket money savings plan won't work for all, Emily interviews experts to come up with other options and household budgets to suit different situations from singles to families. Emily has been participating in a neuroeconomics study through Stanford University looking at the pain some people feel when handing over cash for their purchases and the no-feeling at all when using cards for purchasing. Microburbs has crunched the date for her to find the best suburbs and regions in each state to look for that first property purchase. She has also sourced some 'fiscal finest' recipes from top chefs when you need to entertain but have no money and will share her experiences and tips for dating on a budget.
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The First Time Home Buyer Book

Author: Michael Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628650952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 5659

THE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER BOOK will help make the largest purchase of your life as simple as possible. Buying a home today can be like break-dancing in a minefield - one wrong move, and the whole thing can blow up in your face! After reading this book, you will be able to grace your way into your first home without the risk of everything going to pieces. Coming from the standpoint of a Professional Realtor that works everyday with first time homebuyers, this book provides an accurate and realistic account to give you the best perspective as you embark down the path of homeownership. This is not a dummy-book! This book is filled with real world accounts of great examples of what to do and what not to do. This book will guide you through each and every step of the homebuying process, from the minute you decide on buying a home all the way to the close of escrow. The process is part of the adventure! This is the largest purchase of your life, and a good education will reduce stress and make the process fun, exciting and successful! MICHAEL WOLF is a Realtor, GRI and author and currently practices real estate in the San Diego area. His background is in Architecture and Economics. He studied for his Masters in Architecture at the New School of Architecture and Design in Downtown San Diego, and received his Bachelors in economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has been practicing real estate as his professional career since 2005 and has been recognized with several production and sales distinctions. He is part of Ascent Real Estate, a widely respected and highly successful brokerage that specializes in the metro area of San Diego.
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How to Get on the Property Ladder

The First-Time Buyer's Guide to Escaping the Rent Trap and Owning Your Own Home

Author: Ajay Ahuja

Publisher: How To Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781857039320

Category: House buying

Page: 151

View: 1994

It has never been harder to get your foot on the property ladder. With house prices spiralling upwards, fewer properties available and wider economic uncertainty many people simply can't buy a home. However, by knowing how to increase your buying power, by sticking to certain disciplines and by increasing your awareness of the financial products out there, buying your home will no longer seem an impossibility. status; How to enhance your status ranking; The definition of buying power and ways to increase it; How mortgage companies really work; How to increase your credit worthiness; How to raise your your first deposit quickly; All the mortgage companies, with their criterias for First time buyers including 125 per cent LTV and high income multiple mortgage lenders; How to get value for money in property; How to deal with estate agents and negotiate effectively with them; Where else to look for that bargain property; How to increase your salary!
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HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business (HBR Guide Series)

Author: Richard S. Ruback,Royce Yudkoff

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633692515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7966

Are you looking for an alternative to a career path at a big firm? Does founding your own start-up seem too risky? There is a radical third path open to you: You can buy a small business and run it as CEO. Purchasing a small company offers significant financial rewards—as well as personal and professional fulfillment. Leading a firm means you can be your own boss, put your executive skills to work, fashion a company environment that meets your own needs, and profit directly from your success. But finding the right business to buy and closing the deal isn't always easy. In the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business, Harvard Business School professors Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff help you: Determine if this path is right for you Raise capital for your acquisition Find and evaluate the right prospects Avoid the pitfalls that could derail your search Understand why a "dull" business might be the best investment Negotiate a potential deal with the seller Avoid deals that fall through at the last minute
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3068

Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts! Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too. Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on: deciding between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse exploring your local market for the best value creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget qualifying for and securing loan financing getting the right inspections and insurance negotiating with sellers or new home builders successfully closing the deal, and more. Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including: real estate brokers attorneys who specialize in real estate a home inspector a neighborhood researcher a mortgage specialist and more! The 6th edition of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed U.S. housing market, with emphasis on how to assess the state of your local market and local homes’ true worth before making an offer and negotiating the terms of the deal. Download forms for book at
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