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Qualifying for a mortgage for large numbers of home purchasers not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily – they get rejected. more
When a customer says “I want to think about it” or “I need some time to think it over,” it’s one of the most frustrating expressions a salesperson can hear. You feel helpless, or if you’ve been poorly trained, you lapse into some manipulative dialogue that proves you’re both a crappy salesperson and you’re only there for the money. more
While most articles on negotiating focus on tactics during negotiations, less attention is paid to preparing yourself before negotiations ever get underway. This negotiation “advance work” is just as important as what you do in the negotiation itself. more
Home buyers, sellers, small investors and realty agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: the first “house specific” monitors for consumers that can track price trends – and forecast them up to one year into the future – on 50 million single-family homes across the country. more
Thanks to the explosive growth of mobile search (which commands cheaper ad rates) and competition from social sites such as Facebook, the cost of Google search ads has been dropping a bit. That’s good news for small business. more
Every salesperson is looking for the fastest way, the best way, and the easiest way to “close” a sale. more
Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum is undergoing treatment for cancer. So he takes seriously Republican threats to repeal Obamacare if they win in 2016: "This is more personal for me than usual. Scary, too. There are no guarantees in life, and … more
A relic from the days of the housing boom is making a comeback. The share of sales that feature bidding wars is up. According to the National Association of Realtors, 33 percent of all sales were at or above the asking price, a strong indication … more
Ask anyone in New York City why their bagels are the best in the world and they'll say, "It's the water!" Ask anyone in Philadelphia why their cheesesteaks are the BEST in the world, and they will say, "It's the bread." Further questioning … more
An electric utility in the northwestern United States had problems with ice building up on its power transmission lines during the winter. The company had to send linesmen out to climb the pylons that held the lines to clear off the ice and snow. It … more
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