Buy this book before you list a property! Learn the insider secrets that real estate professionals don't want you to know! Whether you’re interested in residential or commercial property, 100 Practical Tips for Buying and Selling Real Estate can help you negotiate the best deal, avoid paying unnecessary fees and maximize your profits. Learn about the possible pitfalls of foreclosure auctions, and ways to obtain creative financing for your purchases. Listen about tax deductions and tax shelters. The author generously shares what she has learned from years of working with the public and other real estate licensees. Pay attention to her advice and warnings and then proceed more confidently in your real estate transactions. In addition to providing helpful advice to the public, the author shines a light on some questionable practices that are common in the industry. In her opinion, the majority of these occurrences arise from greed, laziness or criminal intent. Once consumers are aware of the policies, they are in a better position to decide if they wish to tolerate the status quo. Knowledge is power, and the public is in the driver's seat.
Right off the bat, the author states that you, as a real estate buyer or seller, should never engage the services of a newly licensed agent, disregarding the fact that the agent must be associated with a licensed, experienced broker. She forgets that she too was a newly licensed agent once. The author narrates her own book, which is not a good idea. She sounds as though she is reading to a kindergarten class. It is painful to get through the entire book without constantly skipping ahead. There are a few good tips hidden in the 100, but they are basically common sense, and not worth purchasing the book .