Why are homes still being bought without a warranty when it’s hard to remember a time when you bought a car without a warranty? A car may make up a significant portion of any household’s expenses, but a home for most people is the largest
Business tip of the day
Every person wants to feel important. Make sure that you give full attention to whomever you are communicating with. Wherever possible give acknowledgement and praise, if earned, to every person you communicate with.
Accurately valuing a home is as much an art as it is a science, and finding that magical number can have a dramatically positive effect on the ease and speed of a sale. Unfortunately, according to Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, getting
Business tip of the day
Feedback is the fuel of entrepreneurship. Analyse what you have done, identify what could have been done better and have an action plan for how you will do it better next time. Your mantra can be "Make better mistakes next time!"
Five out of seven business start-ups in South Africa fail in their first year according to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry. Globally, one out of two start-ups fails during its first year.
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A seller should always consider paying to have a home professionally inspected before putting the house on the market. A home inspection report gives the seller advance warning of any potential problems and allows the seller to deal with these problems positively and proactively before
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
Becoming a homeowner may be a thrilling concept, but the realities of owning a house are not always sunshine and roses and jumping in with your eyes closed could land you in a potentially uncomfortable position. Thankfully, with a little preparation and honest self-assessment, you
Creating a budget can help you stay in control of your finances, but many people become unstuck because they forget to take account of uncommon but important expenses. In theory, a budget should structure our spending, but human nature causes us to deviate from our
The annual Valentine’s Day celebrations will again see florists run out of red roses, and there’ll be more candlelit dinners than during a rolling blackout. But amid the annual outpouring of romance and Love, Actually DVDs, it’s important to also take steps to prevent money