Unique Gift for a Presentation

The best place to go to buy something special would be everywhere! You will find gifts wherever you go; in a bazaar, a mega sale or in a tag sale. There is bound to be something here that will be unique and special, and thus worth buying. You know when a loved one’s function or birthday will be around the corner; so you may as well buy something well in advance, to be gifted on the special day.

It is not that you have to always present something materialistic; there are many other ideas for a gift. You could present painting lessons or art history courses to the art enthusiast or perhaps a gift certificate of a shopping mall. Welcome services are always welcome as a gift! The tired housewife and mother will consider a body massage and some baby-sitting time the best gifts of the world! No gift could resist the opportunity of spending some quality time on oneself. Besides baby sitting and body massage, you could also present a fruitful day in the spa with all treatments or the services of a chef for a day to rid the mother of cooking for a day. All these ideas are booming ideas for the tired and busy mother.

Some people have a hobby of collecting antiques and artifacts. You could keep your eyes out for rare prints of books or notes, books that are no longer in circulation or antiques in internet auction sites and chat rooms. It is not that you spend loads on the antique; just buy something small, rare and memorable. If you love making things, you can always create gifts to be gifted. You could perhaps bake a lovely cake, or knit a pair of gloves or socks for your granny. Candle making is rampant today, so use your imagination to produce a candle that is attractive to the eye of the admirer.

If you are really lost on the perfect, unique gift for your loved one, you could always get the help of the internet. You could just follow links, till you find something interesting that could be gifted. If you are not the creative type to make something special as a presentation, you can still create something special for a gift. All you have to do is to approach a craftsman who makes unique gifts. You give an idea of the kind of gift you would like to make to your loved one, and the craftsman will definitely think up of something special to create for you.

Learn to mix and match, to create something new. Combine two items to create a single, stunning gift as a presentation. The unique lamp looks better with that lamp shade that you bought at a tag sale; use it together as a gift for your loved one. There is basically no steadfast rule for unique gifts; just use your imagination. For inspiration, you could leaf through magazines. But perspiration is needed for creating the unique gift!

The New Ultimate Listing Presentation – Ethics and High Commissions

As a new agent, I began to take listings. My initial goal was to take one listing a week. And because I really discovered the approach I’m about to teach you as a seller and not as an agent, I planned from the very beginning to take all my listings at a premium. Our market average was below 6% so I decided I’d list at 8% or more.

I still remember taking my first listing (and it was at 8% by the way). Maybe you still remember your first listing. I can tell you, I was so excited. I came back to the office and I’ll admit I was beaming, and my chest was probably out an inch or two. I was probably more than a little proud of myself. Several of my colleagues who knew I’d been on a listing appointment asked me how it went.

I was happy to tell them that I had indeed listed the home, and that I’d done it at 8% my first time out. Of course their immediate reaction was that I’d had “beginner’s luck”. But after several more listings my first month, all at 8% that beginner’s luck assessment became one of, “You’re ripping your clients off by charging them 8%.” It was futile to try and explain otherwise.

Even as I travel speaking and teaching this presentation today, I am generally confronted — before anyone even hears the approach — with the same thing. I’m told again and again that charging more than the market average is unethical and immoral.

Perhaps you’re reading this for the first time and you are having a similar thought. If you are, I understand. Really, I do. But before you pass judgment on me and on my approach, I would ask you to simply reserve your judgment until you’ve finished learning the entire presentation. Fair enough?

If, after you’ve finished reading the entire approach, you still feel the same way, I will have no hard feelings if you decide to not use it for ethical reasons. I must tell you, however, that of the over 100,000 agents who have taken this training in one form or another, not a single one has finished it and decided it was in any way unethical.

Let’s talk about ethics and high commissions.

So before we dive into the actual presentation, it’s important that we first touch on the ethics. You may very well be one of the thousands of agents who are asking themselves, “How can I better serve my clients while charging them more?”

Simply by having that thought, you’ve confirmed that you’re an ethical REALTOR who’s trying to put your clients’ interests first. That’s a good thing. Having said it, though, I need to underscore the fallacy in such a line of thinking.

The question we’ve asked seems to imply that you cannot earn good money by doing the right thing. But the truth is that it is possible to serve your clients, your fellow REALTORS, and yourself; and with this presentation it’s also easy! Let me explain.

We’ll begin by discussing agency — specifically, seller agency. As a listing agent, your client is the seller. Because you’re the seller’s agent you have a fiduciary obligation to represent him or her to the best of your ability. What does that mean? In short, it means putting your client’s needs first. So what does it mean, practically speaking?

As a rule, you should be trying to net your client the most money in the least amount of time, since that’s the objective of most sellers. And when I mention “money,” I specifically mean net dollars. Ultimately it doesn’t matter how large or small the commission is: what counts is the total your client takes away from the closing table.

So let me ask you a question: If you knew about a strategy that would net your client more money while selling his home in only about half the usual time, wouldn’t it be in his interest to use it? Of course it would! Well, that’s what this listing presentation will do for you.

As compared with traditional listings of homes in the same market, my approach has traditionally netted my clients significantly more money while selling their homes in only 55% of the average DOM (number of days on the market).

More money in half the time! Think of it! Your clients will love you. The other agents in the market will love you. And, you’ll be paid better in the process! More importantly, you’ll begin to get a reputation for being the agent with the high-paying listings. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take this one step at a time.

On the flip side, if you knew that selling a house by the traditional method would double your client’s waiting time and, in the process, net him less money, would that be good for him? Of course not! Not even if you saved him some money in commissions! Your job as a listing agent is to represent the seller and to place his needs first, and that’s what we’re going to do.

So, if I can demonstrate to you that using this approach will work in better accomplishing your clients objectives, wouldn’t you agree that it’s ethical? In fact, if after you know about an approach — this approach — that historically sells houses in half the time and nets the client much more in the process, wouldn’t it be unethical not to mention it to your client? I’ll allow you to be the judge of that.

How to Negotiate Salary For a New Job – 5 Salary Negotiation Tips That Work

One of the trickiest parts of getting employed is figuring out how to negotiate salary for a new job. There are just so many things to consider. After all, you want a high salary but you don’t want to appear self-important. You’re afraid of giving numbers, and yet you dream of increased pay.

Well, you don’t have to worry about those things anymore. If you want to know how to negotiate salary for a new job, simply read this article!

Salary Negotiation Tip # 1: Do Your Research.

So you want to learn how to negotiate salary for a new job? Then you must do your research first. Find out what people in the industry are making.

If you’re going for an entry-level position, find out what entry-levels are making. If you’re going for a managerial position, find out what they’re making. This way, you won’t sound like an idiot when you eventually negotiate your salary for a new job.

Salary Negotiation Tip # 2: Assess Yourself.

Personal assessment is important; and it’s not just so you’ll have something to say at an interview! Knowing your strengths and skills helps you become more confident when negotiating salary for a new job.

You might have certain skills that are useful, but not quite common in the workplace. For example, you might be applying for the writer position at the company, but you also know how to design websites or speak fluently in three different languages. I’d say that would give you a better leverage!

Salary Negotiation Tip # 3: Be Confident.

When talking money, it’s important that you appear confident. Not arrogant, but confident. Demanding a high salary, especially when you don’t have good credentials, will only turn you into a laughing stock.

Salary Negotiation Tip # 4: Refrain From Giving an Exact Amount…Yet.

If you’re not yet sure whether they’ll be hiring you or not, it would be in your best interest not to discuss salary in detail.

You can give a certain range, but you should also add that it’s negotiable and flexible. This way, the company won’t cast your resume aside at once (especially if it turns out that they can’t afford to hire you).

Salary Negotiation Tip # 5: Be Willing To Walk Away.

Finding a decent job with good pay can be challenging. However, that doesn’t mean you have to accept a rate that is beyond low. You might be flexible, but you’re not that desperate.

When a company low blows you, be prepared to walk away. There are other companies out there that will treat you fairly.

Learning how to negotiate salary for a new job can be eye-opening, but the actual experience can vary. Learn all you can from what you have experienced yourself, and use those lessons on your next salary negotiation.