How To Negotiate A Higher Price For Your House

Written by Neeraj Varma

By: Neeraj Varma

Negotiation is where many FSBO home sellers really have problems. The wrong attitude or a slip ofrepparttar tongue could cost you thousands. Here are a few pointers to keep you onrepparttar 125431 right path:

1. Show interest in sellingrepparttar 125432 house. In an effort to project a sense of strength many people either take an aggressive "take it or leave it" attitude, or they appear to be overly relaxed, almost disinterested. It is better to have an open mind, stay calm, be helpful.

Carefully investigate and analyzerepparttar 125433 facts. Make an intelligent response torepparttar 125434 buyer. Being helpful makes it easier forrepparttar 125435 buyer to relax and be more willing to see your point of view.

2. Listen carefully to whatrepparttar 125436 buyer has to say. Try to learn aboutrepparttar 125437 buyer's needs, wants, desires, fears, frustrations and problems that need solving. This will give yourepparttar 125438 information you need to work withrepparttar 125439 buyer and closerepparttar 125440 deal.

3. Don't let your personal feelings get inrepparttar 125441 way of accepting a good offer. Don't get thrown off byrepparttar 125442 little eccentricities of people. You may not likerepparttar 125443 buyer, but that doesn't matter. A little patience on your part could make you thousands of dollars. Afterrepparttar 125444 sale ofrepparttar 125445 house, you never have to see him again. Keep emotions and finances separate.

4. Use time to your advantage. If at all possible, try not to be squeezed for time. Find out ifrepparttar 125446 buyer has to move in by a certain deadline. The closerrepparttar 125447 deadline,repparttar 125448 more they will be willing to pay a little higher for a quick close.

5. Close usingrepparttar 125449 mortgage payments rather thanrepparttar 125450 price ofrepparttar 125451 house. You would be surprised how littlerepparttar 125452 monthly mortgage payment changes whenrepparttar 125453 asking price changes by several thousand dollars. You can easily work out mortgage payments at: If you can find out income related information fromrepparttar 125454 buyer, it will be easier to use this technique.

A Message to Michael Jackson

Written by Peggy Butler

Onrepparttar 1992 song “Word torepparttar 125430 Badd,” singer Jermaine Jackson criticized his brother Michael for undergoing extensive plastic surgery to alter his appearance. In listening torepparttar 125431 lyrics, “Reconstructed, been abducted, don’t know who you are. Think they love you, they don’t know you, lonely superstar. Once you were made, you changed your shade, was your color wrong? Could not turn back, it’s a known fact, you were too far gone”, Jermaine implied that Michael had ventured beyondrepparttar 125432 surgical realm and landed smack inrepparttar 125433 middle of Caucasianville U.S.A.

Now 12 years later he is defending his brother’s right to have plastic surgery. However, as everyone knows, Michael Jackson no longer resembles a member ofrepparttar 125434 human race. Instead, he has transformed into a freak; ghastly and equipped with a crumbling nose onrepparttar 125435 verge of collapse. Personally, I don’t think his nose can be characterized as a body part. And I'm not alone in my assessment. According to sources whom shall remain nameless, it looks more alien than human. Thusrepparttar 125436 question on everyone’s mind is, why would a once loved superstar go through so much trouble to change his looks? To answer that question, we go back to where it all started,repparttar 125437 past, andrepparttar 125438 year 1968.

When he burst ontorepparttar 125439 music charts 36 years ago, Jackson was a cute, brown skin, bushy haired, doe eyed boy. It’s hard to believe that today,repparttar 125440 45 year old man who only admits to having plastic surgery on his nose isrepparttar 125441 same person. But one look at his face tellsrepparttar 125442 whole story. Not only have his features been altered, but so has his personality. Yet, despite his wacky antics and bizarre appearance Jackson can still count onrepparttar 125443 media for publicity.

In a world of celluloid superstars, Jackson remains an enigma. He is without questionrepparttar 125444 strangest and most controversial entertainer of our time. Blessed with a unique voice, superb dancing skills andrepparttar 125445 greatest public relations savvy since Marilyn Munroe. If there is one thing that Jackson knows how to perfect, that would be his ability to generate publicity. Case in point: Withrepparttar 125446 exception of Operation Iraqi Freedom andrepparttar 125447 Kobe Bryant saga, Michael Jackson has beenrepparttar 125448 topic of conversation from Australia to Thailand. And there is plenty to talk about; from his bizarre appearance to sexual allegations regarding a 13- year-old cancer patient.

Without a doubt, Wacko-Jacko asrepparttar 125449 media calls him, has turned weirdness into an-art form yielding lucrative dividends. Not surprisingly, he is also a member ofrepparttar 125450 forever young brigade. Inrepparttar 125451 controversial documentary “Living with Michael Jackson”,repparttar 125452 Indiana native likened himself to Peter Pan,repparttar 125453 fictitious character who refuses to grow up. So, to counteract aging, Jackson relies on surgery to alter areas that show signs of gravity. Similarly, to enhance his youthful persona, he climbs trees and invites kids to his 300 acre estate commonly known as Neverland for sleepovers. However, unlike his hero, Michael Jackson must come torepparttar 125454 realization that Peter Pan is an illusory figure in a children's book, not a middle aged man who gambled with plastic surgery and paid a huge price. And as a result lost both himself and his identity.

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