Friday, March 7, 2014

I'm amazed that 8 hours later they still have no clue about this plane's fate.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/07/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-with-plane-carrying-23-people

Saturday, August 25, 2012

For you ZeeklerHeads who fell for this idiotic program. Lesson learned I hope. I also hope that those who "invested" in this mess over past couple of months are able to recover some of their money. Going forward, learn that you cannot get something for nothing, that if a company's program or business model is < 10 years old, if its executives come from out of nowhere, if they are not creating and marketing products that are needed by the marketplace and instead are selling something that is NOT needed by regular folks (and therefore involves spending money on crap one really would not buy or use in the normal course of their life), run, don't walk away. Over-hyped garbage touted by "gurus" is always going to be crap.
ZeekRewards Handed Over To Receiver; What's Next For Investors? - Forbes
www.forbes.com
The receiver appointed in the ZeekRewards took control of the operation and looks to recover and preserve any assets tied to the company.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ten Steps to Selling your Home in this Crazy Market.

You probably already know that real estate across most of the country is not appreciating as fast as it was at one time. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless of course you purchased last year and are now selling. People who have owned a property for a few years are generally well ahead in the game. We can't predict what 2012 will bring, but so far, most markets have at least slowed, if not declined. For the majority of established home owners in the prevailing market, prior property appreciation will ensure at least some degree of profit, though today's sales might not be as prosperous as they would have been in 2006. But all homeowners want to get the highest possible profits. How do you go about this? There are 10 negotiating steps that a seller can follow to assure that a person's home gets the best price and is sold quickly.

Step 1: Use a broker from the local area. When the market is down, so is the number of buyers. That means that you need to expose your property to as many potential buyers as possible. Who do prospective buyers get in touch with when they are house hunting? Real estate brokers. National Association of Realtors statistics show that 85% of purchasers count on real estate brokers for their home selections, while the Internet accounts for 80%. Who creates all of those online real estate postings? Real estate brokers from the local area.

Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the entire sale agreement. Nearly all jurisdictions have standardized real estate contract that has become lengthy and complex over many years. If you use one of those, read it carefully and be aware that you are agreeing to every unmodified term and condition. Make sure there is nothing in the agreement that needs to be taken out, rewritten or added. The brokers should offer a copy of the sale agreement that they might use at listing presentations and the sale deed should be read to avoid misunderstandings. As these are agreements on forms, whatever is not stated as a requirement by the law can be changed by a cross-out or addenda. Consult your attorney or broker for further detailed information.

Step 3: Be completely familiar with the current real estate market. For the sake of negotiations, knowing what the recorded sale prices were isn't sufficient because often they don't give the complete picture. As an example, two houses might have both sold for $300,000. A person might have sold for $350,000 while the other for $300,000 but the owner gave the buyer a 6 percent seller credit for a new roof and appliances, which is $18,000. Local brokers who are familiar with the details of recent sales are able to provide the best negotiation advice.

Step 4: Understand all of the terms you are willing to offer. You are confident that your home is going to sell at some satisfactory price, but instead of starting out with an inflexible amount, consider the property sale as a combination of price and terms. For example, it might make more sense in a slow market to help reduce the buyer's closing costs by offering a "seller contribution "instead of lowering the price of the property. Often the seller contribution could be significantly less than a reduction in price, and buyers who require cash to close the sale could find it more attractive as well.

Step 5: Request a smaller deposit. In order to bind a legal contract, the buyer needs to make a deposit. In an ideal marketplace, a seller will receive a large deposit, but in a down or "off" market, a much smaller deposit may have to be accepted. The buyers prefer to make the lowest possible deposit because a huge deposit indicates a big financial and psychological commitment. You can ask for a lower deposit if the buyer has mortgage pre-approval or if the buyer shows a strong interest in the property and you have no other offers.

Step 6: Sweeten the pot. Are you really planning to take large items like a swing set or washing machine? In certain cases it may be better to leave such items if a buyer makes an offer.

Step 7: MLS photos have to be updated. If your MLS photo shows snow around your home in the middle of the summer, potential buyers will know your house has been on the market a while. They may interpret this as meaning that you might be desperate to sell and will expect to lower your initial offer. Make sure your broker posts recent photographs.

Step 8: Fully understand the marketing plan. The broker's marketing plan should be reviewed quite often to see that it is being followed and is changed whenever it is needed.

Step 9: Check out open houses. Going to open houses, also known as your competition is a great idea. It isn't always easy to be objective. However, do other owners have selling ideas that might work in regards to your home? Is there something you can use to bargain with? You could consider offering to do some painting or other cosmetic repairs.

Step 10: Keep everything in context. Don't worry about nickels and dimes when your main goal is to get the house sold.

As an example, just before closing the deal, I had a buyer request an extra $600 to resolve last minute concerns. That gesture seemed like nothing more than a case of buyer's remorse, so I agreed to it, received an otherwise ideal price, and closed the sale. It wasn't long before the prices softened in the local market. It was better to lose $600 than to find another buyer later when the market was harsher and the final sale price might have been less by several thousands of dollars. Would we have preferred to save that $600? Certainly. However, six hundred dollars was a small price to pay considering that the delays could have meant a big reduction in price.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Anthony's LiveSpot Blog: I'm looking for networking partners.

Anthony's LiveSpot Blog: I'm looking for networking partners.

I'm looking for networking partners.

Okay, its Sunday, already gorgeous out, and I'm planning on getting out of there to jump on the deck for the rest of the day, or most of it anyway. I need to ask a serious question. Times are tight for many, retirement nest eggs vanishing for many, property values are down. I am very interested in helping two or three people this month pick up an easy $ 1000. Give me 5 hours this month and I'l...l help you do just that, but I'm only interested is people who are open minded enough to give me 1 hour to educate them as to what I will do, and how I'll do it. Not interested, its no big deal but perhaps you know of a young family, or a retired couple who are hurting, worried about their finances and need some help. I'm not looking for an investment, I have more than I need. I want to help those who want to help themselves. Message me at anthonyfontana@facebook.com  if you are open to a quick interview today. I'll be back online later this afternoon.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

No Does not Mean No.

For some,  going throught the process of showing one's business, spending perhaps an hour doing so, and then getting "rejected" can be someone disconcerting.   Well, I had three "no" responses yesterday after spending that hour on each, conducted 2 secret meetings (I guess they were a secret, cause no one showed up), but still managed to book 5 more appointments to share my business with others this coming week, and enrolled one person onto my team for one of my partners.  All in all a very productive day.
Don't worry about the day to day results, just get out there and do SOMETHING! Results will happen naturally...

To your success
Anthony

The Secret of the Secret

No doubt many of the students of this site, my fellow networks are hard at work looking for that better way, that certain something that will move them into the next level, reach that goal, achieve that dream.  In fact I believe that many of you have watched or read "The Secret".   The amazing thing is that the secret has never been a secret at all,  and it has been right there in front of us for thousands of years.
Why is it that people who have seen the movie, or read the book, or read 100's of other books on this subject of manifesting one's desires, achieving ones dreams, have NOT achieved what they set out to accomplish.
The answer is simple. Are ya ready for it?  Get out a piece of paper and write this down, put it on your mirror, embed it in your mind immediately.  When you want something, but you CAN live without having it, you have increased your odds of having it astronomically.  When you do the natural thing and profess " I must have FILL IN BLANK" you have pushed it away from you.  Why?  You are focused on need.  The ultimate secret to attracting what you want is to want it without needing it.  When you NEED it, you push it away.  Thats the secret of the secret.
Take a few moments of your busy day and make a list of some of the things that you feel you need to have at this time and want to attract into your life.  Be happy with what you have right now.  Feel happy and focus on the many blessings that you have in your life at this moment.  Think about what you have now that you are grateful for. A loving spouse perhaps, a place to live, a computer in your head that can give you anything you desire.
When you desire something, and can see it in your mind's eye as already in existence in your life, you are half way there. The important thing to do is to have TRUST and PEACE OF MIND that what you already have is okay by you.  Attitude is key here.  Enjoy your life at this time. Everything that is going on around you is part of the grand plan.  Negative or positive, it doesn't matter.   Its all good.  When I have some great things happening in my life, life must balance out, so I know to expect some negative things to come. You cannot have THIS without THAT,  UP without DOWN, LEFT without RIGHT.  Just the same, you cannot have success without failure. Not possible. Period.
Enjoy your life. Have fun, no matter what is happening.  Expect success, see it happening around you, see it manifested, you'll have it, but please don't worry about getting it.  Be in the present, its a nice place.