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One negotiating ‘trick’ you should never use.

Every estate agent knows that feeling of putting time into viewings, phone calls, and meetings. The effort of hooking customers using convincing arguments. The excitement of getting a deal to its negotiation stage. And the disappointment when it all falls apart in a big heap of wasted time.

Nobody likes wasting their own time. Yet many agents use one ‘trick‘ that’s almost always guaranteed to throw away their negotiation from the outset.

And that’s their big mistake.

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Estate Agent lands in hot water

Real estate agent responded with laughing emojis to US$ 1.5million offer

by Eliza McPhee for Daily Mail Australia

An Australian real estate agent has been slammed for sending a laughing emoji in response to a potential buyer’s offer for a multi million-dollar property in Sydney.

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Childhood Trends of Successful Entrepreneurs

What formative year experiences do modern entrepreneurs have in common?

by Jodie Cook – TEDx Speaker & Forbes Contributor

It’s impossible to control a child’s every encounter or conversation, at home or away. Unforeseen and undesirable circumstances will likely occur. The solution lies not in avoiding adversity at all costs, but in developing the attitude and mindset to thrive through any obstacle.

After researching the childhoods of hundreds of entrepreneurs and interviewing several successful entrepreneurs and business leaders from different backgrounds, I discovered six unmistakable commonalities in their stories. It’s only when looking back that trends are gleaned, but it gives an indication of what might happen when they are replicated for others.

These are the six childhood trends of future successful entrepreneurs. How many apply to your story?

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EID in the time of Corona

Eid Al Fitr is around the corner. 

The traditional celebration marking the end of Islam’s holy Ramadan, will be quite nontraditional this year.  

This time there will be no gathering in large groups, or visiting friends and loved ones. But what this Eid lacks in convention, we can make up for in compassion.  

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Is Dubai real estate recovering from lockdown lows?

By Ayman Alashkar – Founder & CEO – OVERWRITE.ai

Like many countries, the UAE has done a phenomenal job of managing and supporting its population during peak Coronavirus risk. As we begin easing strict lockdown conditions, the country is carefully reopening malls and considering reopening borders. Businesses are being guided to cautiously return to work. Key among them are real estate agencies.

Dubai’s property industry is a vital and enormous contributor to the country’s wider economy; because it’s universal. Every stakeholder is acutely aware of the critical need to get its services going again. We’re all hoping for a recovery; scanning for any signals that suggest one.

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One Negotiation Tactic To Rule Them All

by Mike Vokin – Lead Instructor at Freelancer Masterclass

Whether you like it or not, negotiating is something we all have to do. Whether it’s a small negotiation with your spouse or a big business negotiation, it’s a skill that the vast majority of us don’t practice but one that is vitally important to success.

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Will Homesearch Level Up UK Real Estate Data?

As published in EstateAgentTODAY on 02/05/2020

In a video interview for Estate Agent Today, property professional Chris Buckler speaks to Sam Hunter, director of Homesearch.

Alongside asking Hunter for a random fact about himself, Buckler poses some key questions about why Homesearch’s new portal is unique and how it is aiming to help agents.

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