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How to negotiate - what's your approach? - 08/29/10 01:52 PM
How to negotiate, especially in a tough situation? What is *tough* for you, anyway? I always think back to this episode we had with one of our landlords. We were renting an apartment, and while there was not much of a backyard, there was a big tree next to the house, that would cast wonderful shadow over the porch, and helped us survive summer heat. Even with the air conditioner set up on high, one doesn't want to be trapped inside on a summer day, so we practically moved to the porch. If it wasn't for the tree, we would spend (6 comments)
Why do you need to sign Buyers Agreement? - 08/28/10 02:02 PM
Why do you need to sign buyers agreement? If you are an agent, you know the answer, but if you are a consumer? The very first thing an agent presents you with, is Agency Disclosure. This is NOT a contract, but reading and signing of this form is required by law. But, later on, do you, as a consumer, NEED to sign a contract to be represented by a buyer's agent? If I started to recite examples taken out of real estate industry, you'd think I'm touting my own horn and just trying to protect my commission. Well, my commission is (4 comments)
How to remove wallpaper if you want to paint walls? - 08/27/10 11:20 AM
How to remove wallpaper, if you want to paint the walls/ I started touching on this subject, and seems this matter needs a separate post. There are several solutions. Depending on how many wallpaper layers you need to remove, as well as what kind of wall covering it was, and what type of glue was used, removing process can be easy or challenging. Try a few of the recipes on a small spot (say, behind a couch!) if they work, and you can do the job easily - great! Roll up your sleeves, and do whole room. If you encounter difficulties - (4 comments)
What color to paint rooms in your house to sell it fast? - 08/26/10 03:19 PM
What color to paint rooms in your house, to sell it fast? I have a few suggestions. First off, it's always good to freshen up interior with a new coat of paint. Besides, there might be minor defects on the walls - say, you removed paintings or curtain rods, and there are nail holes to spackle, they need to be painted over anyway. Or you updated electricity, added a ceiling light, and now have patches to paint over. Even if you still have a can with leftovers of paint you used in this room last time, it would be a wiser (6 comments)
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