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Month: January 2018

Creative Holiday Themed Open House Ideas for Chicago

If you are trying to sell a house during the winter months, you might want to incorporate a few festive touches into your open house. We have put together some creative holiday themed open house ideas to help you sell your  house fast! Many people wait to list their houses until after the holiday season, however, … Continued The post Creative Holiday Themed Open House Ideas for Chicago appeared first on We Buy Chicago Houses. Source...

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How to Sell a House That Needs Work in Chicago

Do you need to sell a house that needs work? You don’t have to feel stuck or fearful of all the impending expenses! We have put together some great tips to help you sell your home… even if it needs some work!  Many people hang on to a house that needs work because they don’t … Continued The post How to Sell a House That Needs Work in Chicago appeared first on We Buy Chicago Houses. Source...

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Contracts When Selling Your Home Without An Agent

A recent survey revealed that approximately 30 percent of homeowners intended to sell without a real estate agent. I bet more would if they did not fear the contract side of the process. It is undisputed that you can save tens of thousands of dollars by selling your home without an agent. Typical commission fees charged by an agent equal six percent of the sales price. On a $ 300,000 home, the fee of the real estate agent equates to $ 18,000 dollars. That is a lot of money you are leaving on the table. If a seller can save so much money by foregoing an agent, why do not more people do it? Simply put, they are scared of the process. In particular, real estate contracts can be a scary issue for most homebuyers. How do you know if you are doing it correctly? What if you do not? Will you lose the home? Will there be lawsuits? Frankly, most people have nightmares about the idea of ​​dealing with these issues. This need not be. First off, most real estate agents do not know anything more than you do about contracts. They are in the business of selling real estate, not being legal experts. Moreover, most real estate contracts are of the pre-printed form variety. All and all, you need not be overly concerned with this issue. Of...

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Bitcoin Basics

For someone not familiar with Bitcoin, the first question that comes to mind is, “What is Bitcoin?” And another common question that is often asked relates to the Bitcoin price. It started out a under 10 cents per Bitcoin upon its introduction in early 2009. It has risen steadily since and has hovered around $4000 per Bitcoin recently. So regarding Bitcoin value or the Bitcoin rate this is a most remarkable appreciation of value and has created many, many millionaires over the last eight years. The Bitcoin market is worldwide and the citizens of China and Japan have been particularly active in its purchase along with other Asian countries. However, recently in Bitcoin news the Chinese government has tried to suppress its activity in that country. That action drove the value of Bitcoin down for a short time but it soon surged back and is now close to its previous value. The Bitcoin history chart is very interesting. Its creator was an anonymous group of brilliant mathematicians (using the pseudonym Satoski Nakamoto) who designed it in 2008 to be “virtual gold” and released the first Bitcoin software in early 2009 during the height of the USA economic crisis. They knew that to have lasting value, it like gold had to have a finite supply. So in creating it they capped the supply at 21 million Bitcoin. Bitcoin mining refers...

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Net Promoter Score (NPS): Real Deal or Have Car Dealers Been Sold a Lemon?

In the car sales arena Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are King: every sales statistic possible is monitored, from customer visits, test drives, sales, deliveries and finance penetration etc and now customer satisfaction. These KPI’s are benchmarked to provide an industry/dealer standard of performance. It is believed that each KPI has a correlative effect on each other, in that the more people you see, the more you test drive, the more you sell: it is as they sales people say ‘a numbers game.’ Now we believe that we can reverse the algorithm and make KPI’s do the work. By delivering exemplary customer service, a customer becomes a net promoter, advertisement and an advocate for the company. All we have to do is sit back and wait for the satisfied customers or ‘Net Promoters’ to drive the new customers, soon to satisfied and be transformed into promoters, into our businesses and reap what has been sowed. A perfect self sustaining and scalable business model or have the sales people been sold a lemon? What is Net Promoter Score? In recent years there has been an upsurge in the use of Customer Satisfaction Surveys and the reliance upon the’ Net Promoter Score (NPS)’ – none more so than in automotive manufacturers and retailers. NPS is a question within a Customer Satisfaction Survey, where the customer is asked to rate on a numerical...

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