Strategy key to selling success

first_imgREIQ Townsville Zone chairman Wayne Nicholson shares his strategies for selling success.I recently read a wonderful book call Monash’s Masterpiece by Peter FitzSimons. The book is about Australia’s most acclaimed wartime General during the first world war. Monash changed the way wars were fought. At the time battles were waged in trenches – men would go over the top, get cut down by enemy fire and then more would go over the top and more would be cut down. Monash changed this strategy and used a variety of tactics to outsmart our enemies. If you have any interest in our war history I urge you to read this book. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Why am I telling you this? To me there is a real synergy between Monash’s battle plans to take the town of Hamel in 1916 and sellers wanting to sell their property in our market. Like Monash’s winning wartime strategy, selling a property successfully is a combination of many things and not just one or two things required to win the battle. Firstly, you must plan your assault on the market with your REIQ agent and then together work that plan meticulously. Write down all of things you need to do to bring about a successful sale. Things like, make certain the yard is green and tidy and the shrubs are pruned. Make certain that paint touch ups are done where necessary and the carpets receive a steam clean. Unclutter the cluttered bedrooms or living areas and place a few strategic bunches of flowers for open days. Chose a soothing background music CD to play softly at opens. Arrange to have the pets well tethered or absent for inspections as some may not love your pets the way you do. Ensure there is a nice incense or air freshener providing a lovely citrus or forest style scent throughout and some lit candles are a nice touch and soothing to the buyers. Some sellers and agents offer cold bottles of water to prospective buyers and, probably most importantly in our Townsville summers, make certain you turn the airconditioning on and cool the house prior to the agent arriving for the open home. Make sure the pool is sparkling if you have one and turn the spa on also. All these things plus anything else you consider will be beneficial, must all be done. The assault on the market place must be designed, planned and executed in concert for maximum effect.last_img read more

AGAC “Committed to Modernizing Farming in Liberia”

first_imgAGAC Country Director,Mathew Ndote– By helping farmers assess their farms, says AGAC Boss Ndote The Country Director of Aim Global Agribusiness Company (AGAC), Mathew Ndote, said that his company is helping Liberian farmers to assess their farms and advise them on the status of the soil so that crops can thrive to yield bountiful harvests.Ndote, who spoke to the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday, emphasized that his company also recommends necessary improvements to farms to improve soil condition and empower Liberian farmers to generate higher yields and better their lives.“Aim Global is Liberia’s leading international agribusiness company that is involved with high quality seeds, agrochemicals and fertilizers. The company provides training and extension services to farmer who buy its products and services. We are committed to modernize farming by supplying various farming technologies such as irrigation, greenhouses and mechanized farming equipment among many others,” he revealed.He indicated that Aim Global Agribusiness Company also advises farmers on which kinds of crops to grow from planning for planting materials required, land preparation, showing them how to plant and protect the crops from pests and diseases, and linking them to buyers such as market men/women, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.Ndote made the statement on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in an interview with this paper in the Aim Global Agribusiness Company office on 24th Street, Sinkor, following an assessment of farmland owned by Afro Green Liberia in Bensonville City.The Aim Global Agribusiness Company boss said the company also works with farmers involved in animal husbandry – farmers who raise animals for food. The company, he added, has a highly qualified staff that carries out far assessments, including soil tests at affordable rates.According to Ndote, Aim Global takes pride in its advanced expertise in farm planning, layout and training on appropriate practices that will make Liberian farmers harvest more for food security and improve their living conditions.Ndote concluded that his company offers the above services to interested farmer groups, commercial farmers and organizations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

JC Penney to close stores

first_imgDALLAS — J.C. Penney announced on Friday its biggest number of stores closings in recent history and indicated the decision will result in it exiting some markets.Penney said it will close 130 to 140 stores over the next few months. That represents about 13 percent of its 1,014 stores, but Penney said the stores generate less than 5 percent of total annual sales and are unprofitable.A full list of planned store closings will be released in mid-March after stores have been notified. Most of the stores are expected to close in the second quarter, or by the end of July.J.C. Penney has two stores in Vancouver, at the Vancouver Mall and on 192nd Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard, and two more in the Portland area, at Clackamas Town Center and at Washington Square.The company estimated the decision will result in an annual cost savings of $200 million. However, it will result in the company taking later this year a pre-tax charge of about $225 million to cover lease terminations, non-cash asset impairments and transition costs.last_img read more