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

FIFA reveals suspended FUFA boss Magogo’s plea bargain in tickets charge

first_imgFUFA STATEMENTToday 10th October 2019, FUFA is in receipt of the official letter from FIFA about the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.As earlier communicated by the FUFA President at the 95th FUFA General Assembly in Adjumani on 28th September 2019, the FIFA letter (Adj. ref. no. 22/2019) confirms the agreed position of invoking article 67 of the FIFA Ethics Code of application of the Plea Bargain and consequently Eng. Moses Magogo will be out of National and International football activities for a period of 2 months effective 10th October 2019.Eng. Magogo is also required to pay 10,000 CHF within 30 days from today and this will be the conclusive closure of this matter.Following similar procedures for 2014 FIFA World Cup as the case was for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, there was an anomaly with regulations governing FIFA World Cup Tickets and the FUFA President opted to take responsibility in order to conclude the matter.During the 2 months, the FUFA 1st Vice President Mr. Justus Mugisha will act as the FUFA President.It is Our Game, It is Our Country.****URNShare on: WhatsApp Magogo has risen in the ranks at both FIFA and CAF. Here, he poses with FIFA president Infantino at a Doha meeting . PHOTO FUFA MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world football governing body FIFA has today confirmed that the FUFA President, Moses Hassim Magogo is suspended for two months for involvement in 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets resale.FIFA revealed that Magogo had entered into a plea bargain over the issue. A plea bargain is an arrangement between prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.According to FIFA the suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019.Last month Magogo announced during the Fufa Assembly in Adjumani that he was steeping aside for two months to give FIFA chance to investigate the matter.But in a communication released by FIFA on Thursday, Magogo will be suspended for two months without being involved in football matters both locally and internationally. He will also pay a fine of sh37 million (10,000 Swiss Francs).“In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions: a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level,” stated the FIFA letter.“The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber,” added the letter.Investigation into Magogo’s alleged resale of the World Cup tickets was opened on 23 July 2018. Member of Parliament for Makindye Allan Ssewanyana reported the matter to FIFA in 2017.Justus Mugisha, the Fufa Vice President is the acting President as Magogo serves his two month suspension.last_img read more

Seven Florida Prison Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgSeven Florida Department of Corrections employees who work at different facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, agency officials announced late Friday.The officials would not release the positions held by the infected prison workers, but said in a statement that the employees worked for either the corrections department or one of its contractors at five prisons and two probation offices.The employees work at Century Correctional Institute in Escambia County; Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami-Dade County; Florida Women’s Reception Center and Marion Correctional Institution, both in Ocala; Zephyrhills Correctional Institution in Pasco County; and community corrections regional offices in Lake Butler and West Palm Beach.They will not return to work until they have been cleared by health officials, according to the agency.An investigation is now underway to identify inmates and staff who may need to go into isolation after coming into close contact with the infected employees, officials added. There are no confirmed coronavirus cases within the inmate population as of 9 a.m. Friday.However, corrections officials say they are working closely with the Florida Department of Health to monitor and contain potential outbreaks in the prison system, which has 143 facilities, more than 23,000 employees and nearly 96,000 inmates.In an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, the department has suspended face-to-face inmate visitations, restricted the intake of county jail inmates and began screening anyone who enters a correctional institution.last_img read more

England’s Enrique shares Carris Trophy lead

first_img England’s Enrique Dimayuga scored four-under par 64 at West Sussex Golf Club today and shares the first round lead in the Carris Trophy with Italians Andrea Romano and Julien Paltrinieri. Dimayuga (pictured top) celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday and declared that his present was the arrival of a hot putter for today’s first round of the English U18 boys’ open championship. The pair will be rooting for each other: “When we play the same competitions we help each other along and so we are happy when one of us plays well,” added Paltrinieri.  Click here for full scores 25 Jul 2017 England’s Enrique shares Carris Trophy lead After tomorrow’s second round the field will be cut to the top 60 players and ties who will qualify for the final 36 holes.  “It was cold last week at the McGregor, it was cold the week before, but today it came nice and hot,” said Dimayuga, from Cuddington, Surrey. “I was hitting the middle of the greens and holing putts, it was just solid.  Together, the trio head an impressive leaderboard boasting 31 players who matched par or better, despite the heathery challenge which cost some of the other players dearly.   Paltrinieri (pictured left) made one brief excursion into the thick stuff, which led to his solitary bogey, but for the rest, he said: “I played really solid and my short game was very good.”  The U16 boy international is in good form having taken fifth place in last week’s McGregor Trophy, the English U16 boys’ open. He’d love to go better this week – as would his co-leaders.  “I have to stay focussed for four days to win this tournament. One hole can destroy you if you miss the fairway,” said Romano, 17.  Behind them is a group of three on three-under 65 which includes England players Matt Freeman (Notts.) and Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton). Freeman was first to post his score and reaped the benefit of lots of hard work on his putting.  “Putting has been my weak spot but I have really worked on it to get it up to scratch. Today I trusted the lines on the greens and, while I holed a few long ones, I was very confident over the six-footers,” he said.  “Shooting under par is always a pleasure but this is such a prestigious tournament it makes it more incredible.”  He marked his debut in style reaching the turn in two-over, before playing home with nine straight pars. “This course suits my game, if you hit fairways and greens it gives you a chance,” he said.  They’re being chased by a seven-strong group on two-under which includes 17-year-old Ben Quinney (Bearsted). He is playing in one of his first English championships, having worked hard over the last year to get his handicap low enough to make the field of 144 players – from an entry of over 200. Romano is keen to add to his portfolio of four Italian championships. The most recent is the U18 title, which he won a week after coming runner-up in the French boys. Meanwhile, Paltrinieri would like to take a big title home, to sit alongside the 2016 British girls’ win of his younger sister, Emilie.  Images copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Inside Conditions…Break dancing to the playoffs

first_imgThere was once upon a time a coach, a very smart but very strange football coach and his name is Jim E. Mora. Coach Mora once said, “Playoffs, you kidding me? Don’t talk about playoffs, I just hope we can win another game.” Marvin Lewis the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Gary Kubiak, the big man on campus for the Houston Texans and John Fox, the headmaster for the Denver Broncos should all be asking the same question about the chance of success in the post season for their respective teams. “Playoffs, what the heck do you mean playoffs?”First and foremost, the Texans should have an asterisk placed beside their AFC South “division” title. Houston won the division with a 10-6 record which theoretically would have been at least two games less, (8-8) had they not have had the good fortune of facing a Peyton Manning-less Indy Colts. In defense of Houston, they lost their starting signal caller Matt Schaub and his back up former Heisman winner Matt Leinart. Will the Texans be forced to play “musical” quarterbacks as they begin the post season? Who will start at QB, T. J. Yates or Jake Delhomme? Had it not been for the injury to Peyton Manning, Houston would have probably been no more than a wild card entry at best. The Texans must have a few golden horseshoes borrowed from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as well as several hundred rabbit’s feet because they will be playing the Bengals.The Bengals did some serious break dancing at the back stage door just to get into the “dance” because they were certainly not on the “A” list. The Bengals could have brought some “swag” into the “second” season. All they had to do was win their season finale against the Baltimore Ravens and they could have strode proudly through the front gate but they were smoked and choked by the Ravens. The Bengals made “Sir” Raymond Rice look like a Hall-of-Famer by their non-tackling “technique.” The Bengals travel to Houston this weekend, advantage Texans.A few weeks ago the Steelers journeyed to the “Frisco” Bay to face a resurging and rejuvenated 49ers team. They had a “Golden Gate” opportunity to secure a “couch potato” position otherwise known as a bye week for the beginning of the post season. But Pittsburgh’s resident “Intrepid Fox” Ben Roethlisberger convinced the Steelers “fans and the furious” the media, his head coach, offensive coordinator along with Pacific Gas & Electric that he had the courage and physicality to defeat the team from by the “bay.” PG & E did not go for it and sent him a fair warning. They cut the power twice and when the lights were restored Roethlisberger was still limping. That might have been lights out for the Steelers advancing past the wild card round and on that night it was “literally” lights out for the team from the Steel City. The lights went out in San Francisco not in Georgia. Now hear this, had Charley Batch lost that game and won the remaining two games against the Rams and Cleveland, Pittsburgh would have been in the same position as they are now the only exception being Roethlisberger would had from Dec. 8 until Jan 4 to rest his ankle. However, now he will have to continue to play at less than 75 percent with no rest on the road greatly diminishing the Steelers opportunity to end up in Indy. The only ones that will not fall for the “okey doke” are the boys in the locker room.The only time that Roethlisberger was ever considered and voted for as the most valuable player of the team was in 2009. That was the year after the team voted James Harrison MVP. In my opinion the media browbeat the players about their choice to the point of “media harassment.” If Big Ben was so courageous and possessed such a big heart then his comrades would be rushing to drop his name into the ballot box for MVP but his ego is far bigger than his heart. You may have heard about ‘The Scorpion and the Frog’. This is a fable about a scorpion asking a frog to carry him across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it stung, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature. The narrative is used to confirm the fact that the behavior of some creatures is irrepressible, no matter how they are treated and no matter what the consequences. Roethlisberger may be a distant relative to the ‘Intrepid Fox’, or his cousin Wile. E. Coyote. Regardless of the circumstances, the 2011 season has a new title. It is now called ‘The Ballad of Big Ben.” Nonetheless the Steelers will squeak by the Broncos in the first round, maybe.last_img read more